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Old 09-20-2017, 04:28 PM
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K-100 on diesel, Savox servos, Spektrum 12 channel PowerSafe receiver, JP electric retracts, 29.5 pounds dry, built by Ron Swarzkopf, owned and flown by Don Top at Thunderbird Field near Benbrook Lake TX.

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Old 09-20-2017, 08:47 PM
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dontop:


OK, that T1 is cool and all, but holly H E (double hockey sticks), that field is AWESOME!!!!! That's nicer than some fairways! But really, that color scheme is very nice. I'm sure she flew nice. Video?
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:44 AM
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Default Electric retract

Just getting on this build, I got the electric retracts....

On the main did you have to removed wood/carbon on the Dual rib in order for the retract to sit flush with the mount?

I find it strange that the retract doesnít slide right in, so Iím asking before I start........

Retract is about 32mm high and from the top of the rail 41mm to the top inner skin, so the current space is way too small.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:12 AM
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Just getting on this build, I got the electric retracts....

On the main did you have to removed wood/carbon on the Dual rib in order for the retract to sit flush with the mount?

I find it strange that the retract doesnít slide right in, so Iím asking before I start........

Retract is about 32mm high and from the top of the rail 41mm to the top inner skin, so the current space is way too small.
I only had to trim the covers, the retracts went right in.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:35 AM
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My retract mount area is just wood, not laminated with CF like yours. I went with the Electron retracts and they dropped right in. -Tom
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Anyone else have to put a light sand on their wing dowels for the clamps after about 20 flights to get them to fit properly?

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Old 09-26-2017, 01:03 PM
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Hopefully theres will be more reply, if I sand the bottom of that double rib to fit my retracts there will be less then 5mm remaining....thats not much for that stress area.
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Just a heads up.

After around 15 flights my retracts were starting to become very "sloppy" and did not extend easily with the gear doors catching in the wheel wells. Removed them and found the countersink bolts that hold the trunnion blocks in place were working themselves almost completely loose ready to fall out, wearing the side frame holes into a slight oval, Have cleaned them up and reinstalled with Loctite. Something I did not do when I put the kit together. These are the standard retracts that come with the kit.
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I was informed by Dirk that I needed to sand the rib to fit the e-Retract, something the factory sometime forget to do.

As for the screws they are not Loctite for the e-retract either, I think that’s pretty standard thing on these Retract.
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K-100 on diesel, Savox servos, Spektrum 12 channel PowerSafe receiver, JP electric retracts, 29.5 pounds dry, built by Ron Swarzkopf, owned and flown by Don Top at Thunderbird Field near Benbrook Lake TX.
How does it perform with the K100?
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How does it perform with the K100?
It performs surprising well. Not a rocket ship but gets around the pattern just fine. Vertical is OK if you build up some speed first. I fly from a 480' concrete runway a little above sea level and can lift off near the midpoint with half flaps if I set the brakes and go to full power first. Normal take-offs use about 300-350'. I fly for about 6 minutes and land with 1/3 of a tank remaining. More than satisfied with the K-100.
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Here is some video of me flying my T1 this past weekend:
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The new nose gear that Airbeast has designed worked really well today, and I was flying off a dry lake bed that was a little rough. Excellent work and great customer service all around as always. Airbeast, T-One Models, and Pacific RC jets!
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The new nose gear that Airbeast has designed worked really well today, and I was flying off a dry lake bed that was a little rough. Excellent work and great customer service all around as always. Airbeast, T-One Models, and Pacific RC jets!

Hey guys,

I just wanted to give a special shout out to Tyler Pandis for taking home the "Rookie of the Year" award this weekend at Best in the West 2017. Tyler is 12 years old, and was putting on a very nice show with his Orange Scheme T-1. Tyler was flying his T-1 with a KingTech K-100 and is already chomping on the bit to drop in a K-140 so he can really air it out!! This is one young pilot to keep your eyes on and ears out for. I wouldn't be surprised to see him with some Sponsors on his sleeve very soon!! Good job Tyler and keep it up!!

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Has anyone been able to get Kingtech on the phone or by Email. I have been trying
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Has anyone been able to get Kingtech on the phone or by Email. I have been trying
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Kingtech has been Busy at Best in the West for the last week,

You can also call Dirk at Pacific RC Jets.

626-808-6122

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