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    Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    Has anyone put retracts on the Quality Fiberglass C-130? If so, what retracts did you use and do they work good?
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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    I only put a retract nose wheel. When I bought the QF 130 I was told that Robart would make retracts. I spoke to the owner at a Chicago fly event and he told me, "no way will I make retracts for that plane, not enough volume". So if you find someone with retracts we all could use them. Jim

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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    Thanks.
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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    Alabama:

    I got mine from this person...

    www.genebarton.com Just the mains are available...am using an old Rhom -air unit for the nose gear

    hope this helps

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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    [X(] $550!?!!?!? OMG!

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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    alalbamaRaptor:

    Have you checked with Gene Barton on the retracts for your C-130? I beleive he has made a set for the larger one ( 132" ws) and a set for the Quailty Fiberglass C-130. The $550.00 I think is for the larger one.....Let me know..maybe I'll sell you mine...I scarped my C-130 project.....

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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    Back in the 80's both FM and RCM published C-130s. One was balsa and one was foam. Both had pretty decent hombuilt designs for the retracts for the mains. Might try to hunt down those and scale the idea up.
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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts

    Skip Mast designed a C130 in 1981 for Model Airplane news using foam blocks. It is the same one that Quality Fiberglas has developed. When I called to order my kit from Quality Fiberglas he told me to get a set of the MAN plans if I wanted to add flaps. He used those plans to prepare the fiberglass fuselage he sells. Skip used a set of Carl Goldberg mechanical retracts to work the mains and nose wheel. I have a set of the plans and you should be able to adapt a Robart gear to do the same thing. The plans are available at http://www.rcstore.com/rs/general/li...d=43&catego=PL
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    RE: Quality Fiberglass C-130 retracts


    ORIGINAL: gsmith6879

    Skip Mast designed a C130 in 1981 for Model Airplane news using foam blocks. It is the same one that Quality Fiberglas has developed. When I called to order my kit from Quality Fiberglas he told me to get a set of the MAN plans if I wanted to add flaps. He used those plans to prepare the fiberglass fuselage he sells. Skip used a set of Carl Goldberg mechanical retracts to work the mains and nose wheel. I have a set of the plans and you should be able to adapt a Robart gear to do the same thing. The plans are available at http://www.rcstore.com/rs/general/li...d=43&catego=PL

    That's the one I was thinking about!!!; good job Mr Smith!
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