Electric Retract Update, January 31, 2012
As with most major projects, we are slightly behind schedule – but only slightly. We are excited to see all the variables coming together in this ambitious electric retract program.
The first electric retracts to be released will be for the new 30 cc, Hangar 9 P-47. This will include both electric main retracts and optional tailwheel retract. Of course, a pneumatic version of this gear is also available. Both items will be available directly from Horizon or one of their dealers. Robart will not be selling these retracts. Please see the Horizon Hobby website for pricing and availability. These retracts should be available in approximately 2-3 weeks.
The Hangar 9 P-47 mains use our 630 Series main and 160 tailwheel mechanisms so we will be offering retracts and conversion kits for airframes using the 630 series in a 90 or 95 degree configuration in approximately 3 weeks. For airplanes that have a 100+ degree nosegear, it will be about 30-45 days until we have that actuator produced. The 160 tailwheels in all configurations will be available in the 2-3 week timeframe.
After the 630 and 160 Series, we plan to be rolling out actuators for the 510 and 550 Series retracts (3-4 weeks), the 148 rotating retracts (4-5 weeks), 590 and 810 Series (5-6 weeks), 150 Series (5-6 weeks), 622 Series (5-6 weeks but could be sooner) and 145 Series (5-6 weeks but could be sooner).
Please keep checking back for more information.