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Balsa USA Enforcer Retracts?

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Old 07-02-2006, 08:01 AM
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Default Balsa USA Enforcer Retracts?

Does anyone have a suggestion on what to use for retracts on this plane. I am having one built to be powered with a regular engine with a pusher prop for now. I was thinking of using mechanicals for this with 5/32 struts. Would this be sufficient enough?

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Old 07-02-2006, 10:40 AM
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webtech:

Robarts air or spring air would do the trick well. 5/32" is more than enough unless you are flying off a grass field, then may be a little small depending on your landing skills. ENJOY Bro 119
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:22 PM
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First of mechanicals are a pain, you will have to use at least two servos, One servo just isn't enough to run three retracts. Also if the is any bind you have a major drain on the battery. and last the is no fail gear down.

The spring airs are out standing, I get 7 cycles on a full tank and if you have a failure the wheels come down.

I understand that robart now has a new model with the spring down failure but I have seen or used them yet.


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