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Old Jan 07, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Slowing Down Electric Retracts

Hello All:

I am having trouble thinking this one through.

I am considering buying a plane that comes with flaps, servos, 2.4 receiver, and electric retracts already installed. Can I adjust the speed of the flaps and retracts with my Aurora 9 TX's delay feature?

Or would I have to change the installed RX to a Hitec Optima RX in order for the RX to comminicate correctly with my Aurora 9 TX?

OR will the delay feature not work at all with electric retracts?

I realize there are aftermarket sequencers available that would probably have a delay feature, but I was hoping to avoid any additional electronic pieces or weight.

Thanks for your help.

John T.
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 04:11 PM
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If these are electric retracts with the motors built in, then they cannot be slowed down, except by running on lower voltage. The ones I've seen run at a very scale speed.
Mechanical retracts operated by a servo are also normally not able to have the speed controlled from the radio. Spektrum does make a very high torque proportional retract servo that can be slowed from the radio.
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