Originally Posted by Delorean
Just bought the P-47 and can't wait to fly it. I have a couple of questions: I'm going to install retracts and flaps, from what I've read the pre-bent struts are NOT the way to go? That they can come loose? AND by installing the retracts and flaps I should also upgrade the BEC to a 5A?
I can't advise you on the BEC (I'm using the stock ESC with retracts and flaps), but I'd recommend the stock E-Flight retract struts over the pre-bents. My pre-bents never came loose but their "axle" portions were never correct from the factory and I could never bend the things to get "toe-in" just right, whereas the stock struts were easy to adjust. Just take care when measuring the strut length before cutting, be sure to grind some flat areas for the axle screws, and use threadlock.