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Old 08-12-2017, 12:10 PM
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Oh believe you me. I got my radar up!!! I am worried that if ordered them that they would even show up!?? I will have to wait and hear what Pat gets from FEJ.
Hoping for the best!
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:14 PM
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Finally settled on a solution to my A-10 missing gear issue. I ordered a set of 1/7.5 scale A-10 gear from FEJ. Pricey, but much better in scale appearance.
Are they the honeycomb version?
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:59 AM
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Robzylla,

i have the D&L conversion on my A10 gear. It's worked flawlessly and I would recommend it, but the skymaster retract side frames are as a mate put it "cheap Chinese monkey metal"

ive just purchased a set of electrons as I had a actuator on the mains struggle, probably due to the warped Retract side frame. The side frame cracks at the right angle mounting frame.

ive D&L in my bandit and my yet to be built EF2000, I like them, I do see a slight flaw in the sense that the wormscrew isn't supported at the end, and I think that's why my actuator failed, so if my A10 went in tomorrow and I built a new one, I'd definitely buy electrons.

(if the model was a Bvm or had quality pneumatics like behotecs, I'd be tempted with the D&L, but only if I couldn't use electrons...e.g. If the retract was a special shape and another wouldn't fit)
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:03 AM
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I am narrowing it down.
Removing my stock gear from the order. Going with Electron E40 and already have the BVM wheel/rim/brake upgrade and E brake for pneumatic servo actuated brake operation in hand. So just need to find nose wheel tire/rim. Awaiting a reply from FEJ about purchasing just struts.
Get components in hand and see how or what to make it all work!
I think Electron is way to go! Would just need to wait to order them since they offer different dia. connection pins options.
Thanks for the reply's and great info guys!
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:25 PM
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Hey birseed2 just to confirm, you are using stock skymaster struts and wheels with your electron Ev40?
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:28 PM
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Pat did FEJ give you an ETA on gear? Seems they are not to excited about selling me just struts! Want to sell me full gear set $950!
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:48 PM
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Rob,
They said 7-10 days to manufacture the set. In answer to your first question, I contacted FEJ via Facebook Messenger. They answered right away that they didn't have time to build a set of gear for me, but to check back in a few weeks. I waited 3 weeks and they took the order. I had them send me a PayPal invoice so that I would have some level of protection in case I didn't get what I paid for. Fingers crossed. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Robzylla,
Honestly, my electrons are still in the box, but I am using the skymaster nose strut and that's been fine.
The main struts themselves are fine, but I'm not currently using them as the block and main wheel axle was one part and aluminium! It lasted about a flight before I bent the axle. I meant to make a new one on the lathe but never got around to it.
im using another brands smaller A10 strut but afraid I can't remember the name! That's about to be binned and I'm about to use a strut from a mates crashed jet legend model (we think it was a F20)
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Ok thanks guys. I will wait and see how Pat's FEJ gear fit/function. Pat will you be using SM front strut since already there? And are you staying pneumatic?
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I'm planning to install the entire gear set, Rob. Depends on how much needs to be done to make them fit. Also planning to keep them on air for now. Can always convert to electric later. If all goes well, I'll have a complete stock SM set for sale - retracts, struts, wheels & brakes. The guy who sold me the jet helped pay to replace the missing mains, which I now have.
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Great! I will be anxiously awaiting to see how it works for you. I still have a few months at least before my new one arrives. When do you anticipate your gear from FEJ?
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The $60,000 question. I was told 7-10 business days. I'll post the news right here when I get the package.
i ordered the stock gear from SM a few weeks ago and received it 4 days after I sent the funds. Shocked? Yup. Sometimes you get lucky...
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:51 PM
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Just got my reply from FEJ. 3 struts $800 and $105 to ship!!
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Hmm. I paid $1074 for the full set, shipped.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:38 AM
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I guess they REALLY want me to buy a full set! Seems pretty steep for just 3 struts! and $105 to ship 1/7 scale gear to CA?
I will wait and see what you get Pat.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:21 AM
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Are they the honeycomb version?
New, strong more metal honeycomb with monkey mighty infuse to strong.

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Just got my reply from FEJ. 3 struts $800 and $105 to ship!!
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Hmm. I paid $1074 for the full set, shipped.
Uh, $1k for FEJ, yeah, no.
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