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Old 04-16-2011, 02:49 AM
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Default NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

Just found, apparently designed for soon to be released (or re-released/ up dated version of Sportsman Aviation) Hangar 9 '50 size' Corsair ARF: these electric 90 deg rotating retracts:
http://hangar-9.com/Products/Default...ProdID=EFLG320

Bad news:
they are for '25 ~ 46 size' aircraft (which is probably true of the old Lados, given their 5/32" dia. strut wires). In other words: don't try 'em on '60 size' warbirds

Good News:
Price: only about $165 a set, less expensive than Lados
100 deg retraction: GREAT for preventing those noseovers that Corsairs are famous for (even the full scale ones)
Advertised cycle time is 3 seconds, rather than the nearly 5 seconds it takes Lados: MUCH BETTER (Lados are TOO slow)

While I'm at it: that new Corsair looks pretty nice also: they chose an AUTHENTIC and ACCURATE scheme for it, a U.S.S. Bunker Hill based F4U-1D flown by Lt Cmd Roger Hedrick:
http://hangar-9.com/Products/Default...ProdID=HAN2590
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:12 AM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

Top Flite also has a new .60 size Corsair ARFon the way...finally!
.http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXARYE&P=K
The wingtips look a bit off-scale, but it does have functional flaps and appears to be a low-gloss finish...unlike all of the Hangar 9 warbirds.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:20 AM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

Yes, I know, that has already been covered in a different thread, and these retracts will definately not hold up to the weight of the Top Flite Corsair.
As for the glossy finish: late war Corsairs (and ALL late war U.S. Navy & Marines carrier based aircraft) were painted Glossy Sea Blue.
As for the Top Flite wingtips: hard to tell from the lone pic that they provided, but they DO appear to be an improvement over the kit versions.

Check it out:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10436714/tm.htm
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:58 AM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

The cost for 25 to 40 size rotating gear is high . I know there good , medal ect but I have three sets of rotaing gear , field proven , $52 a set from Hobby King and many other suppliers .
Have them in my 5 thru 7 pound warbirds , with the proper gear legs from rcskilite , they may even work on heavier planes
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:38 AM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

I'm disappointed that Hangar 9 didn't "raise the bar" and include flaps on this ARF. That is a deal breaker for me.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:12 AM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

Like I mentioned earlier: this LOOKS to be another re-release of the Sportsman Aviation Corsair, which for all practical purposes: was a smaller version of the original Hangar 9 Corsair. They have added 'machine gun ports' tho, eliminated the mechanical retracts (which appeared to be exactly like the Hangar 9 ones), and the front landing gear door.

I like it's size: I will be able to fit it in my motorcycle trailer (NO, not a trailer for hauling motorcycles, a trailer which will be pulled by a motorcycle).
And it's looks: it would be one of very few ARFs that I get that I would NOT re-cover/ re-finish.

LDM, do you have a link to those rotating retracts?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:46 PM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

yes sir, try this
pwrcplanes.com
The seller is Philli , hs is an advid rc guy , excellant to deal with and very very good custome serave
Go to the website and check under landing gear
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

That Top Flite looks so cheesy.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:25 AM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

ORIGINAL: CowboyLifesaver
That Top Flite looks so cheesy.
Got whine?
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ORIGINAL: CorsairJock

ORIGINAL: CowboyLifesaver
That Top Flite looks so cheesy.
Got whine?
Huh?

I can feel the intelligence oozing all the sudden. Looks like I'm not entitled to an opinion unless CorsairJock says so.

So you're one of those.....
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:14 PM
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ORIGINAL: LDM

The cost for 25 to 40 size rotating gear is high . I know there good , medal ect but I have three sets of rotaing gear , field proven , $52 a set from Hobby King and many other suppliers .
Have them in my 5 thru 7 pound warbirds , with the proper gear legs from rcskilite , they may even work on heavier planes
I use HK's 514 & Rcskylite legs for my normal Kyosho 50 series planes, what HK rotating units do you use? I need a set for my P-40
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:04 AM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

There the ones of the Pwrc website , typically used for the epo 55" span plane but with good legs can hold up to the weight of a heavier plane
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:49 PM
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

And, it still looks cheesy!
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

i am hoping the final version will be better , the pics are the prototype .When you consider the new P40ties ,they got everything right , so it would be surprising to see them miss on the Corsair .
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The P-40's are sweet
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

yes !! they did a great job on the planes , I now consider it the best P40 [8D]arf in its price range
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Default RE: NEW Electric Rotating Retracts from Hangar 9

Does anyone want to sell me there rtf hangar 9 50 nitro corsair? I just don't have the time to build one since we just had a baby...I barely have time to fly as it is ....I live in MA and if you are close or if you can ship that would be great...thank you
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