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Old 11-29-2008, 09:46 AM
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thank you very much( so you didnt space out any for right thrust? )i wasnt sure because it looked like the engine mount to prop driver was 5 1/2 inch and firewall to front of cowl was also close to 5 1/2 now i known it will fit because yours looks perfect
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:10 PM
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Ordered my AT6 on black friday from nitro, started to collect parts today. Got a kick *** deal on crrc gf26i from Valley Veiw ,started to look for retracts and got a hit on centurys site but almost fell down when I saw the price. Are they trying to punish people who buy CMP products. Over100$ more than any other set of 2 wheel retracts. makes Sierra retracts look pretty cheap. Id love to hear from Century why their retracts that are obviously of lesser quality are worth 400$ when I could get Sierra's with Air kit for a little over 300$
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:52 PM
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dd56 .....I found that the Robart AT-6 gear worked the best...requires a little surgery to install not a problem..I have over 200 flights on mine and never gave me a problem...and cost I believe around $280....and don't let that price fool you they are very stout...got them from Tower Hobbies.. good luck
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:05 PM
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Surgerys no problem, been a modelchopper from way back. Are the robarts for a Midwest kit or something else. If you have a part# Id appreciate it. Also is that price for complete setup.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:17 PM
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Yes they are the ones from the Midwest at-6.... #620's ..and when I purchased mine two years ago it included everything...you will have to check current package....and again don't fret the surgery its so easy I used my dremel tool and opened the gear locations and replaced the mounts to accomodate the Robarts with hardwood ribs..
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:32 PM
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Mmmmmm I can smell the wood and fiberglass burning now!
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:34 PM
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Oh yea Tower price is $259 for the gear and $37.00 for the air kit
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:58 PM
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The best gear for this airplane hands down are the Sierra units. They are very well made, Strong and they drop right in. Do some reinforcing on the gear blocks especially if you purchased the silver AT6 with the green stripes. That is not a CMP model but a copy of the CMP AT6. I think it's the best looking of the three AT6 offerings. The green striped plane is the same plane as close as I can see and I have one of each. The air valve, hoses and tank that come with the Sierra gear are all very high quality pieces too. Call Darryl at Sierra and see if he has them instock. He had them in stock when I called and I had the gear in my possession in about three days.

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:01 AM
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Sorry this posted twice so I cancelled the rerun.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:05 AM
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Post 163 & 164 show the robarts installed. Great gear no problems.

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Old 12-01-2008, 07:58 PM
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for you guy running the g26ei are you mounting the module inside if so are you having to make a huge hole in the firewall to get the spark plug cable through
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:56 PM
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Yes, but not huge holes. Just big enough to get it through.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:10 PM
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thanks mystar for the imfo once again you are a big help on my build. just that spark plug cap looked pretty big so i thought i better ask
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:17 PM
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The hole I made for mine is like a rounded teardrop shape. You just need it big enough to put the round end of the plug boot straight in and then rotate it all the way through. I'll see if I can get a picture for you.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:47 PM
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Hey all I just got off the phone with Century Jet. Called to find out why their retracts for CMP AT6 was $110 more than for Midwest AT6. Turns out price was misprint and should be $290 not $400[:'(] and its complete with air system. Ordered a set today so well see how they work out. Tim
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a pic would be great
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:43 AM
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I just ordered one fron Nitroplanes 160 size........is it the same airplane as the CMP?
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:10 AM
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yes its a cmp
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Pay day 2morrow have to order my retracts.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:52 PM
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Speedpro1,

Here's a picture for you. Sorry it took me so long. Hope this helps.
As you can see, I have the plug wire, ground wire, and tank vent all exiting through the same hole in the firewall. If you make it a rounded teardrop shape you can get the plug cap through by rotating it around the 90 degree bend in it.
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it looks just like i thought it would by your description thanks for the picture. now for a new problem i tried thier set up on the elevator. its looks like a update from the instruction mine has rubber looking stoppers with set screws with a carbon fiber tube. but it does not hold the elevator secure enough for my liking. what other options can i try
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:19 AM
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The center section and wings, does all that just epoxy together? it don't look very strong.I called Sierra about rhe retracts and all I got was a recording I wonder if they are closed for x-mas?
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jo jo.. the wings on my t-6 are not epoxied together..the outer panals just slide into the wing tubes and are secured with bolts...over 200 flights no wing problems the wing is strong...I wanted a three peice wing to facilitate easier transporting...If you decide on a one piece wing it will be strong....as far as Seirra being closed for holidays that dosen't sound right..maybe the day before the holiday but closed now ?????
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:13 PM
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I don't see any way of putting bolts on it the center is solid except for the dowel and wing tube holes.It looks like I will have to drill out the dowel holes to make them fit as it is.I may foam the wings and center section.
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I have a question about CG. Is it inverted or upright. Also did you all cg from wing tip or spot clostest to fuslage.
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