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Old 10-02-2020, 11:12 AM
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Default Best 60-sized Retracts for Dirty Birdy 60

Hi All,

I am starting to get all the crap together for my winter project - a Dirty Birdy 60 short kit build.

It is going to have a Jett 75 for power, will be glassed and epoxy painted.

I am still waffling about retracts. I want to do them and am thinking about going with Robart 510 series pneumatic tri-gear.

Does anyone have a better "modern day" alternative for retracts, especially a lighter weight alternative?

Thanks in advance.
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SpringAir is the best way to go.
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Originally Posted by misterv47 View Post
Hi All,

I am starting to get all the crap together for my winter project - a Dirty Birdy 60 short kit build.

It is going to have a Jett 75 for power, will be glassed and epoxy painted.

I am still waffling about retracts. I want to do them and am thinking about going with Robart 510 series pneumatic tri-gear.

Does anyone have a better "modern day" alternative for retracts, especially a lighter weight alternative?

Thanks in advance.
Just a suggestion, all of the new Foam EDF’s like the Avanti. All of these jets have really nice electric retracts, struts, wheels and brakes. You would have to measure to fit your needs. Freewing, E-Flite, and others.
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Two words for a Jett powered DB - Spring Air.

Mine will be and will have a Rossi 60 for power.

David
Old 10-07-2020, 11:30 AM
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Hi David, thanks much for the reply.

I have Robart 510 series pneumatics in my Phoenix 7. I tried to get Spring-Airs back in the spring, but they (Spring-Air) would/could not ship the order even after a month went by!

May I ask what it is about the Spring-Airs you believe is superior?

I personally think the Robart 510's are too heavy, but am unable to find comparative info on what the Spring-Airs would weigh.

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