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Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:05 PM
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have the ones from Hobbypartz, they are great and work perfect, had to work a litle with the dremmel to fit it but I got it in.DaxFX do the V2's fit without any alteration to the wing soket???
Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Anyway, Has someone tryed one of thoes cheap electric retracts that are out there on the market??
yes straight drop in no dremel work
Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:13 PM
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thank you for the info, what bothers me is the shipping. To expensive from china and takes sometimes forever
Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:17 PM
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I guess Im going to order some anyway. I can buy another wing and install this V2's. Mean while I keep on flying with the present retract set-up and later have it as a spare wing
Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:28 PM
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as long as you got them to fit your good. don't worry to much they will work fine
Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Justbe warned.....the Hobbyking V2 retracts are cheap for a reason....just got a set in the mail. Yes they drop straight into the wing sockets, but the grub screws (maybe the wrong term) that you are supposed to secure the landing gear arm with ( to stop the gear rotating in the retract housing) are, well, crap.

I cannot get the screws tight enough to hold the gear in place, resulting in the gear and wheel spinning freely whilst deployed. $25 lesson learned. Off to the LHS tommorrow for a set of eFlites.

Oh...and the pre-bent struts from Parkzone dont fit either.....
Old Jul 23, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:06 PM
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I like a lot hobbyking electronics like batteries ,esc, motors and some other stuff. But i dont want cheap retracts in my p47 after the bad experience with my fms corsair. So without a doubt i went to eflite rectracts.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:41 PM
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Just so folks won't worry, I have a few "orange" receivers I picked up for Spektrum. Like everything I order from HK, I always buy two or three units in case one is DOA. I am still testing them in some very cheap airframes.

I am flying some foamies, Sea Fury and my UltraStick on Spektrum, but each of these aircraft fly on a Spektrum Rx with a remote, including my new P-47 (when it arrives).

I also fly Futaba FASST, with my 8FG transmitter. All my composite sailplanes, Spider 2.5m, Pulsar 3.2 m, Pulsar2 m, warmliners all Futaba.
Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Question on how a warbird flies, or how you control a warbird, particularly this P-47....

My experience is a pod and boom high wing I learned on and my current micro T-28. Been flying them for a long time, but these are my only individual plane experiences. My question is with climb and throttle.

Both of these planes climb with throttle. Are warbirds like the P-47 similar, just maybe not to the same extent?

I always read the "it will fly where you point it" comments. Thus, say if you have this aircraft perfectly balanced and you trim say 50% throttle to fly straight and level, what happens when you are making a pass at 50% throttle and decide to go full throttle with no other inputs? Does it stay level and just speed up or will it begin to climb slightly?

Just something I was always curious about. To what extent will it "fly where you point it?" Just trying to get more of an idea on how a warbird flies before I would buy one.
Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:08 AM
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I akways had good experiens with E-Flite products, But $89.00 for something that I can get for $15.00 ( might not be same quality ) Is just not going to happen, the ones I got are working great sofahr and if they fail, well thats why I atached the plastic bally covers on my P-47.
Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Question on how a warbird flies, or how you control a warbird, particularly this P-47....

My experience is a pod and boom high wing I learned on and my current micro T-28. Been flying them for a long time, but these are my only individual plane experiences. My question is with climb and throttle.

Both of these planes climb with throttle. Are warbirds like the P-47 similar, just maybe not to the same extent?

I always read the "it will fly where you point it" comments. Thus, say if you have this aircraft perfectly balanced and you trim say 50% throttle to fly straight and level, what happens when you are making a pass at 50% throttle and decide to go full throttle with no other inputs? Does it stay level and just speed up or will it begin to climb slightly?

Just something I was always curious about. To what extent will it "fly where you point it?" Just trying to get more of an idea on how a warbird flies before I would buy one.
i trim my bird at full throttle so yea she goes where you point it. all planes change at different settings just fly it trim it where you like it. forget about it enjoy
Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:01 AM
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Justbe warned.....the Hobbyking V2 retracts are cheap for a reason....just got a set in the mail. Yes they drop straight into the wing sockets, but the grub screws (maybe the wrong term) that you are supposed to secure the landing gear arm with ( to stop the gear rotating in the retract housing) are, well, crap.

I cannot get the screws tight enough to hold the gear in place, resulting in the gear and wheel spinning freely whilst deployed. $25 lesson learned. Off to the LHS tommorrow for a set of eFlites.

Oh...and the pre-bent struts from Parkzone dont fit either.....
The wheel collars on the P-47 are provided with screws that are not long enough, they "bottom out" before they tighten on the landing gear shaft. You need to switch over to set-scews with no head that can be tightened all the way down.

No, the pre-bent struts need adjustment but they fit well. You will have to clamp them in a vice and make small adjustments for proper operation. Also, after hard landings you will have to take the gear apart and make adjustments.

The Eflite retracts are so far superior to what is provided from overseas I can't imagine anyone with a valuable aircraft trusting them. Cheap landing gear adds up to expensive repairs;
Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:05 AM
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[quote=foambird; cheap landing gear adds up to expensive repairs;[/quote]

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