Originally Posted by Goody63
I'm looking at the 'Kit' version of the F/A-18 (can't afford the ARF atm) to replace my recently demolished Freewing SU-34 (may that most magnificent flyer RIP
I'm probably initially just planning on even using one of the Freewing motors and esc's on the 70mm fan (I presume that will work ok).
Anyway I was wondering if the Kit version has the mouldings etc to be easily set up wuth retracts later on?
Also has anyone set up retracts on one of these using a cheaper system than the Exceed/Arc system (e.g. something from Hobby City).
I appologise in advance if these questions have been answered somewhere else in the thread but I couldn't find them.
Cheers for any help or advice!!
If you get the retract version of the kit, it will have everything you need to set it up (i.e. the retracts, gear doors, hinges, etc.). It should also come with all the necessary hardware to convert from retracts to fixed gear if you want to go that route.
I haven't seen anyone try different retracts yet. If you plan on using other retracts, be sure that that the main gears rotate 90 degrees as they retract into the wheel wells.
One of the coolest features of the included retracts is the semi-scale appearance of the main gears. They pivot and have some shock absorbtion, very similar to the real Super Hornets landing gear.