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Old 05-18-2017, 07:32 AM
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You do realize that Top Flite has discontinued this airplane, right? Too bad because I still enjoy flying mine and would buy another if I could. Maybe they'll bring it back someday!
I'm enjoying the Spit pics.
I was down in Minneapolis last week, Hobby Warehouse had the giant TF Spit on the shelf, shop owner Tom says its $600.00. http://www.myhobbywarehouse.com/
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:30 AM
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I just received the retracts and wanted to install them but it turned out that one of them is not working at all. It seems like worm drive is not moving and probably the motor is shutting down because it is blocked. Anybody have an idea about how to fix this? Should I risk loosing warranty and open it up? I must say that I am really disappointed with Robart electrics, I have another set in a corsair and it caused quite a few problems, too.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:08 AM
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Hi,

I've always thought Robart electrics are a bad solution in search of an imaginary problem. Plumb those air retracts correctly, and they work season after season.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:13 AM
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I agree 100% with Shaun. I have never had a pneumatic system fail feom anything other than my fault.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:21 AM
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There is/was a problem with the robart electrics. If you switch on power to the gear a few time without cycling the gear the motor keeps jogging the lead screw tighter and tighter each time until the motor cannot run the lead screw in the other direction without hitting the current limit. You can manually turn the screw just a little and it will free itself. I don't think you need to disassemble everything.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:46 AM
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I am sure I could have fixed it but I didn't bother just sent them back. I have ordered the pneumatic version from tower. Shipping and customs charges will be added but I also think that electric are less reliable. @Shaun, did you actually use the HK Spit retracts? How did they work out?
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:52 PM
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Hi,

To be honest, I can't remember?
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