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Old 06-16-2008, 05:23 PM
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I don't. I thought the white was Ultracote, but it's not. Looks close, but not a match. as for the other colors...no telling.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:31 PM
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It's typical Chinese ARF covering. Not as good quality as Monokote or Ultracote.

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Old 06-16-2008, 07:18 PM
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mine probably has CHINESE RICE PAPER on it.... LOL
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:43 PM
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Orange Econocote from tower is real close match
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:50 PM
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Rice paper and turbine...great combo. Man, she was laying down a thick trail of smoke, you should have seen her. Then all of a sudden, she just fell from the sky. Funny.

Hang in there. Sounds like you have found a supplier for a "real" falcon 120
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:11 PM
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Falcon fliers,
I have some questions regarding the retract,strut,wheel and brakes you are using on your falcons.
Has anyone found a combo, with brakes, that is thin enough to fully retract into the wings? I have Behotec retracts, struts and brakes and was unable to get the strut retracted without the axel hitting the top wing sheeting, so I had to shim the retract unit and almost the full diameter of my strut hangs out of the wing. I am particularly interested in the Airpower 250 retracts and if users are happy with these units. I am working on another Falcon and would like to clean and lighten it up a bit.

Thanks,
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:54 PM
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current state of my X-cat ( experimental-cat)....
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:14 PM
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Default RE: Bob Cat Copy Falcon 120 Jet

Cody-I'll be getting the Air250's soon. I'm waiting to order until I actually move so they don't arrive whilst I'm in transit.


servaios-colors look good at least
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:35 PM
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well, it's not a combo but I used spring air's 700 series with robart 3/8" struts and Tam brakes. They work great and retract fully into the wing no problem. Not the highest quality out there, but they are cheap and light.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:24 PM
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Noahb, Which model Tam brakes did you get to go with the rest of that combo?? Are the robart struts better than the spring air set? Thanks Hooker53
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:12 PM
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Default RE: Bob Cat Copy Falcon 120 Jet

I got the 2.25" ones. Right now, he is out of stock on them.

I have never used the spring air 3/8" ones, but I used the 7/16" ones and was not impressed. Had a lot of slop in the "knuckle" when the retract was pushed in some. The robarts do not have near the slop that these ones had. Make sure you get robart ones. There is a guy on ebay selling struts that look exactly like robarts, but are not. They have more play in them.

I extended my robarts about an inch longer by using 3/8" alum stock and having my buddy trim some of it down to fit into the strut. However, if you have the wire spring air retracts, this would not be a problem at all. I do not use the entire length of the wheel wells as they were too long. I mounted my front one full length, then used that as a guid to give me my proper spacing. I think I move my wheel wells in about an inch.

Hobby city has some struts that are very cheap in price. Have not heard much about them, but they look like they would work.

Go to hobby city and then do a search for "shock" and you will find them.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:29 PM
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I have not used these, but they seem like they are half way desent retracts.

//hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5324

and struts

//hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5573

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:36 PM
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Huh? Fill in the **** in the URLs.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:55 PM
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I am using this simple air retract for my jet. Weigh 360gm,whole system.

https://www.unitedhobbies.com/UNITEDHOBBIES/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5324&Product_Name=Air_Operated_Retract_System_(Pro_Vers ion)
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:04 PM
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not sure why it did that.


well, it looks like RCU or maybe something I am doing. However, just remove the 4 stars and you are good to go.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:05 PM
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Just tell us what is supposed to go in the ****.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:07 PM
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I tried that. Don't work.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:08 PM
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nothing. Rcu is doing it. Not sure why. Just remove them or go to hobby city and type in "air" for retracts and "shock" for struts.

ok, something is really stange going on.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:09 PM
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does anyone know why when I paste the hobby city link or put a .com in front of it that it puts those there?
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:11 PM
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How about [link=http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5324&Product_Name=Air_Operated_Retract_System_(Pro_Vers ion)]http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5324&Product_Name=Air_Operated_Retract_System_(Pro_Vers ion)[/link]

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5324&Product_Name=Air_Operated_Retract_System_(Pro_Vers ion)

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Old 06-18-2008, 09:12 PM
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Wow! Did it to me too!!!
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:13 PM
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strange.
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Retracts
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5324&Product_Name=Air_Operated_Retract_System_(Pro_Vers ion)

Struts
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=5573&Product_Name=Shock_absorbing_landing_gear._4mm_(1p c) (4mm)
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6382&Product_Name=Shock_absorbing_landing_gear._5mm_(1p c) (5mm)

Just take out the 4 stars after www.
For some reason RCU is populating the stars... Or The hobbycity website!
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:29 AM
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try this: http://tinyurl.com/6kkwl9
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:40 PM
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Seravios.

That is some nice looking retracts. What size hole are in them and is there enough stock there to bore them out for struts?? Thanks Noahb and the rest for the strut and retract info. Sure would be nice if someone would ofer a used complete set-up on RCU for this bird!!! Never can find them when you need em!!! Later all. Hooker53
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