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Old 12-20-2018, 02:33 PM
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I reduced my tail wheel travel to a point which it give a 40' diameter turn. It tracks with ease on takeoff and landing. Like any warbird, don't hammer the throttle on take off.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:44 AM
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I just installed the landing gear, what should have been a 10 minute job turned out to be 45 as the holes in the plates were to far apart and I had to elongate the holes. Just need to balance it and its ready to fly.
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:23 AM
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Karl, All of the wings seem to be have a little bit different hole spacing. The one we had lined up with the holes perfectly.

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Old 12-25-2018, 07:51 PM
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I am sure its not the gear. They were 2 on one side and 1 on the other. very nice gear ,Thanks
It balanced at 6" with the batteries on the back of the fire wall.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:11 AM
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My Robart gear dropped right in with no problems all the holes lined up perfectly . I am going to reinforce the gear mounts and bay areas with some fiberglass . I do this on all planes with retracts to toughen them up a little .
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:40 AM
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CK1, I tried the robarts out of my p-40 and they were the same . Not a big deal, The rest of the plane went together very good. I am just glad I have a giant scale Hellcat. You have to see the Sierra gear in person to really appreciate how nice they are.
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:19 PM
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Hay Karl
I'm home and opened the box and the Sierra Retracts are a straight drop in fit. They were drilled for this application and are a direct fit on the Top Flight F6F. I use "Lado's" on my T.F. 60.~.90 size fighters. They work perfect for me and some have run for more then 6 years with out a problem. But on my larger warbirds, I prefer Sierra's gear. These gears were made for an airframe a good 20#'s heaver and are robust and well built. They are pneumatic but using Robart gear to drive the gear...I've had excellent results. I use Robarts air tanks, up/down switch, low air pressure sensor, connections and air line. You need a larger air tank with Sierra gear...and I install two big ones and connect them together.

This is the largest model I've ever purchased like this, but the quality of my ARF from Top Flight was very good. The covering near perfect and very happy with my kit. To be honest...I've never have received a bad kit from Top Flight...kit or ARF. I've build several from a kit, and as an ARF, but all flew well.

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:16 PM
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Bob , that is what Darrell was saying, the wings must have different building jigs, some are right and some are wrong. It has been a very nice arf to assemble. mine is ready to fly at 28.32 lbs

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Old 01-07-2019, 09:32 PM
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Hay Karl,
I believe Sierra gear is able to handle a 45# airframe...so you are good to go.
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Here are the Robart retract combo part #'s painted white. You can get them at Tower or Horizon. The website descriptions are very limited and they don't even show them under the accessories page. Received mine yesterday
Robart Main/Tailwheel Retracts Combo PNEUMATIC
ROBTF150F6FCB
Robart Main/Tailwheel Retracts Combo ELECTRIC
ROBTF150F6FCBE
Robart Mains/Tailwheel Retracts with Wheels/Tires Combo PNEUMATIC
ROBTFF6FCB
Robart Mains/Tailwheel Retracts with Wheels/Tires Combo ELECTRIC
ROBTFF6FCBE
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