jramirez, whaat didn't you like about the air power? I have heard great things about there gear. George
I had the springair's in my original Falcon which worked flawlessly for 80+ flights. I lost the plane to dumb thumbs. I bought my second Falcon with the Airpower retracts already installed by another gentleman. He was having problems with air leaks on set-up and got frustrated with it so he sold it to me. I fussed with them for many weeks, re-plumbing, removing leaking quick connects etc, etc. I finally got them working or so i thought. Then had them not come down on the maiden flight which caused me to belly in a brand new plane. I was not happy to say the least. Had to repair broken servos, flaps, etc. So i pulled them out not wanting another mishap. The springair's are air up spring down which gives me confidence again. Maybe i just got a defective set, but i even put wire around the connectors and still had air leaking. I have had many different types of air operated retracts and never had the issues i had with these.
we sold a lot of the airpower units and all have worked ok for the job..
for the falcon we use the 250 series .
a few things i would like to mention :
1. use correct tubing no play or they WILL leak.
2 . bearers must be strait if not the frames will bend and cause friction and your gear will not work ok..
3 . trunion blocks , we see a lot of customers really over tighten them with the result that thr trunion blocks will bend and crack.
the bend also will cause the trunion axle to bend ,and cause frinction.
4. a good tip is to use green zap ca and put it on your oleo,s , slide them in the trunion blocks and Fasten them the ca will settle.
or even better use Locktite 648 this is a sort of glue we use to set also the oleo,s..
if you have any questions about them mail us