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Old 01-23-2003, 09:49 PM
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has anybody used b&d retracts in a patriot. Does robart make a set of mech retracts for a 40 size plane
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Old 01-24-2003, 03:41 AM
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I know that Galen used some B&D's in his Lanier F-4 Phantom- same approx. size as the Patriot...

I have Hobbico mechanicals and they seem pretty sturdy for what they are...Need asphalt though

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I'm looking at retracts for my Patriot too. Robart has a set of pneumatics available. Where do you get he B&D's?
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Old 01-24-2003, 09:07 PM
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Default b&d's in a patriot

Originally posted by controlmech
Where do you get he B&D's?
Right here:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LX7110&P=7

I have a set of these for my Patriot, but as yet I haven't built it. I have heard good things about these retracts too!
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hi all
i have these in my new patriot. they work awesome. i used them in my cbm f16n. never failed. and for the price you can't beat them. they fit perfectly in the patriot. didn't have to do any mods
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I was thinking abour B & D's for my patriot. What is the problems/ or past history on grass.

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you all answered my questions about them it looks like they would be easier to instal than the mech's because of the lack of pushrods. were did you put the air tank?

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i velcroed the air tank to the fuse inside above the wing.
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I have a set of Spring Air's for mine. Very nice retracts, but a little pricy. $130 for the set of 3, struts, air tank, 6 ft of line, valve and steering mechanism. I put the spring air mains up to the Hobbico mechanicals on the plans and the Spring Air's are actually a lower profile than the Low Profile Hobbico's.

Haven't built the plane yet, but the retracts will fit it.

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I am just finishing up my first wing, and I have installed Spring Airs in mine. If you wish I can take some snapshots.
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Sure, would love to see some pics of the Spring Air's in the wing.

You can e-mail them to me if you don't mind.

snaggs34@hotmail.com

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I too am building a Patriot with retracts.
I'd love to see pictures of your spring airs as well
as someone with B&Ds...
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Go with the B&D's if you already have them! They are great retracts regardless of the price and they will out last your Patriot. They have a better nose gear steering system than many other retracts and it will mount either belly or firewall style. The air valve is the easiest of all to activate with the servo. I have used them four different 60/90 sized planes with zero problems, even in my 12 pound Regal Eagle jet.
I must have a thing for buying retracts with RhomAir, B&D, SpringAir, BVM, Trim, Robart, CJM, Kraft, Goldberg, Likes, Ultra, Supra, Sonictronic, Hobbico,and Gene Bartons in my retract drawer.
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