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12-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,102
Posted By BigRetracts


Hello Dave,

Sorry again for the delay, but with the increase in demand for our products, we have
to take some of the larger orders to make money at so we can help pay for the
design and...
12-28-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,102
Posted By BigRetracts



Sorry to here you moved on to the Robart Retracts. We just finish up yours and a few other sizes this weekend.
Let me know if you change your mind. I have a few other modelers waiting...
Forum: RC Jets
12-25-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Replacement Retract Air Cylinder Needed


I do not think you will be able to fix the leak with a simple o-ring swap.
We have replaced several of the A-10 cylinders because they made the cap wrong
and they leak out around the...
Forum: RC Jets
12-25-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Help on retract suppliers

We are sorry that we could not get to all of our previous or potential new customers.
Sierra Giant Scale experienced a 50% growth over last year with some major manufacturers
and distributors...
05-12-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,050
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: KMP / YT Me 109 E Build Thread


I already have a set designed and ready for the Spitfire. I put one together with some stock parts I had and threw them in a plane we
picked up at Toledo. The Spitfire has a little...
04-27-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 240,344
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: KMP New Spitfire Mk XIV

Am looking for anyone that has finished and flown there KMP/YT Spitfire.

I finished mine and balanced as per the instructions, but the landing gear seems to be
just in front of the CG. I tried...
Forum: RC Jets
03-03-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Clamp on Control Arm

Do you mean like these.

I believe they have 3/16 and 1/4"
10-17-2005, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Tbm Avenger

There is a set of plans and parts already out their for a 108" Avenger.
Contact Charlie Kellog at
I know he is working on his second one and has sold quite a few plans and parts...
Forum: RC Jets
04-30-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,321
Posted By BigRetracts


I am not 100% sure, but I heard second hand that he lost the plane today. (Saturday)

I hope it's just out for the event and repairable, but that's the latest.

More news when I know more.
03-04-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,439
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Dinner Wager: Wildcats to 2005 AMA NATS or BUST!

I may be a bit out of my expertise here, but the gear should have never been designed with only one small cylinder. They should have use a larger cylinder to give a more steady retraction rate, or a...
Forum: RC Jets
01-29-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: DV8R question


Call Pat McCurry direct. I am sure he can take a minute to give you some measurements.
01-28-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 565,530
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: FiberClassics P-51 now Comp-ARF P-51

I have one that I have not started yet. what do you need to know?

01-04-2005, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: pneumatic tank positioning / line connections ?

Most of the items you will need to hook up your air system can be found
at this company.

They can help you out with everything you need.
08-29-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: SisT - Flugmodellbau Fw-190 A-8 1/5


The detail on the prototype wing that was sent to me is incredable. I will have to modifly
the mounting to suit a more robust retract. They are also going to lighten the entire plane
02-25-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 42,633
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: RE: RE: RE: More progress on my Bates SBD!

I think that someone is a shoe in for the Toledo Best Of Show first prize.

If the rest of the plane looks anything like the Guns and Canopy , it already has my vote.

Can't wait to have a...
01-24-2004, 08:59 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 89,079
Posted By BigRetracts

Reponse from Sierra

Hello everyone that is watching and waiting for rotating gear for the TF corsair and P-40.

To answer some of your questions and update you on our progress.

I am the first to say that my...
01-20-2004, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Vailly Fan size??

The fan blades are 6.5" Dia.
The spinner diameter is about 4-1/4"

Hope this helps.

12-06-2003, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: In-line air check valve

Why do you need a check valve for your Retracts.

I may have an old Robart Check Valve if you want it.

The Sierra Schrader Valves are a much better choice.
12-02-2003, 09:08 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 89,079
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Update

Sorry for the long delay. I have attached a photo of the prototype. As far as a delivery schedule, I would like to start shipping them before Christmas, but have had several problems with things not...
Forum: ARF or RTF
10-13-2003, 08:44 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 43,599
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Hanger 9 new Skylane

Sorry about the misshap. Do you need another axle and wheel?
Let me know and I will see what we can do. Make sure everybody
checks their axle screws and locktite or even CA them on. These
10-05-2003, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 599,786
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: TF 1/5 Scale P-51 ARF Assembly Thread


You CAN put a set Darrell's retracts in your plane. They make a set
that will fit just like the 622's. Of course they have a much more
scale strut. Give him a call.

They also make...
10-03-2003, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By BigRetracts

Sierra Giant Scale Phone Numbers

A quick notice to all of our customers, new and old.
We have a new phone number, it is 440 476-4885.
We also have a new web site address also, it's :

Make a...
09-23-2003, 08:02 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 89,079
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: ATTENTION: All Top Flite Corsair, P-40, ROBART 615 & CJM Retract Owners !PLEASE READ!

Pete and others,

Update time.

Everythings is still moving along. Not as fast as I had hoped though. I have had
a few modelers with our gear that needed some emergency repairs and others
Forum: ARF or RTF
09-22-2003, 03:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,453
Posted By BigRetracts

RE: Top Flite Arf 1/5 Mustang !!!!!


I just received a set of wings from a club member on Friday. We mounted
a set of his 1/5 Scale Sierra gear in the wings. Only slight trimming needed.
I have attached a photo if anyone...
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