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Old Dec 18, 2010, 04:42 PM
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the cheapest I've seen for the A380 are about 70 bucks. I'll try and dig up a link for you. you could always go for a none scale setup, such as E-Flite's, but it would just be a tricycle set up. you could always opt for fixed gear and that would require you soldering some legs together to make your bogeys. that's the cheapest option of course. :^)
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 04:58 PM
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ok could u dig up some plans for fixed scale gear then
Old Dec 18, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 06:11 PM
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I'll see what I can do. not sure I've ever seen plans as such, but there are threads on here, where guys have made their own gear by soldering tubing to make bogeys. it would basically require you to fabricate the 4 wheel and 6 wheel trucks and then solder them to spring loaded legs. then cover them with gear leg doors to make them look more scale.

if the plane is light enough, you could also fabricate your own retracts, using servos to retract the legs inside the plane. just a thought.
Old Dec 18, 2010, 06:18 PM
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your other option are the micro air retracts from Hobbyking. not a bad price for a pair. you'de need two pairs and a nose, plus all the plumbing. worth a look anyway.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8002
Old Dec 18, 2010, 07:06 PM
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naah those are too expensive
could you post some plans for homemade retracts
Old Dec 19, 2010, 01:21 AM
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I don't have anything in the way of plans for undercarriage. if you search around on here, you'll find home made undercarriage, in the way I've discribed. I'll see if I can dig up some links to threads that show how to do this. if you are going this route, you better make sure your soldering skills are up to snuff, cause you don't want any points of failure. LOL.
Old Dec 19, 2010, 05:45 AM
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thanks a million

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Old Dec 19, 2010, 12:28 PM
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these servos will work well for this application.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...?idProduct=662
This is so much better than the HXT900, with free shipping: http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dy-1007.html
This is high resolution gears. I've probably used at least 40 pcs of the HXT900, and about 12pcs. of the Dynam servos. The dynam servos are really great & shipped from USA. Great for EDF jets too, due to it's finer gears. Price may be a buck more but the quality plus free shipping is worth the money. I usually receive it in 3 days, because I'm in California.
Old Dec 19, 2010, 12:35 PM
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This is so much better than the HXT900, with free shipping: http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dy-1007.html
This is high resolution gears. I've probably used at least 40 pcs of the HXT900, and about 12pcs. of the Dynam servos. The dynam servos are really great & shipped from USA. Great for EDF jets too, due to it's finer gears. Price may be a buck more but the quality plus free shipping is worth the money. I usually receive it in 3 days, because I'm in California.
would these servos be good to to use on homemade retracts and do you know how to build home made retracts for an airbus A380

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Old Dec 19, 2010, 12:54 PM
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ok could u dig up some plans for fixed scale gear then
These wheels are 30mm, if I recall, you can cut the height. May need some ideas on how to install, since it does not come with the base plate where it's attached. The base comes with the wings. 30mm diameter is already tiny, but, to make your project more scale, you'll need even smaller. I'm not home, but I can give you the exact size dimensions 2morow if you want. let me know. Shipping is $3 to US I think. PHILIP is really a great guy. I got mine in less than a week from HK to USA. A lot of people here in RCG are also Philip's customers.
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would these servos be good to to use on homemade retracts and do you know how to build home made retracts for an airbus A380

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Size dimension is the same as the HXT900 or micro servos. It will work on home made retracts. But I just noticed that you already bought the HXT900. So, just keep that...they may have the same torque anyway (not sure). The Dynam has so much better resolution and QUIET unlike the HXTs. The dynam is great for control surfaces.
I would not recommend retracts on your project, due to added weight. Try fixed first, then go for retracts after enjoying it. I know the hassle, but you gotta keep your model really light. IMHO...
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 01:48 PM
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Size dimension is the same as the HXT900 or micro servos. It will work on home made retracts. But I just noticed that you already bought the HXT900. So, just keep that...they may have the same torque anyway (not sure). The Dynam has so much better resolution and QUIET unlike the HXTs. The dynam is great for control surfaces.
I would not recommend retracts on your project, due to added weight. Try fixed first, then go for retracts after enjoying it. I know the hassle, but you gotta keep your model really light. IMHO...
-Spyro
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Hi Keenan! I would be honored to share what I can about my retracts, I'm making them out of carbon fiber rods, this graphic might show how I'm doing them.
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 05:12 PM
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thanks demondriver


but could you provide some more info on the system for mounting

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