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??? on quality of B&D retracts

Old 12-23-2003, 10:20 AM
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Has anyone here used the B&D pneumatic retracts on the patriot? I read on here that a few people have used them, and the price is certainly right as compared to the other brands out there. Tower Hobbies has them for around $75.00. I ordered a set of them. I was mainly courious how well they fit, perform and the durability of them in this set-up.

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Old 12-23-2003, 03:17 PM
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I've not used them, but a fellow in my club uses them all the time. Can't beat the price and he says they are no different than the bottom line Robart retracts. What I like about the B & D is you get the air reservoir, valve and all the accesories you need. I never did understand why Robart sells everything separate. I suppose they do because they can!
Old 12-27-2003, 10:33 PM
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Default RE: ??? on quality of B&D retracts

I have a set in my lanier F4. They work great and for the price you can't beat them.
Old 12-31-2003, 01:54 PM
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Default RE: ??? on quality of B&D retracts

The other little know fact about B&D's are they are warrantied for life against wearing out. If you wear them out, send them back and he will fix them. Of course this does not include crashing, slamming them into the ground etc...
Old 12-31-2003, 01:56 PM
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Default RE: ??? on quality of B&D retracts

Cool,....... Im finishing up the wing on my new Patriot kit now and am installing them. Oh yeah,......... when using air retracts on the Patriot,... Where is everyone putting the airtank?


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Old 12-31-2003, 02:06 PM
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Default RE: ??? on quality of B&D retracts

Ah, the beauty of using a pumped engine for power!!! I put the airtank above the nose gear where the fuel tank is supposed to go and put the fuel tank in the big empty cavern over the wing! Works great! Remember, you need a fuel pump!
Old 12-31-2003, 08:16 PM
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Hummmm,....... i was thinking of trying to find a spot in the fuselauge, but wasnt sure where, and didnt plan on using a pump.


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Old 04-05-2004, 10:43 AM
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Default RE: ??? on quality of B&D retracts

hello guys.
I´m planning to use B&D tricycle retracts s ystem ( $74.00 at tower hobbies) in a low wing scale project around 80", weigthing aroun 4.5 - 5 kilos ( 10 pounds.

I don´t know thr retracts, but could they stand the landings of a model this size???
I´m a experienced modeloer, I do not gonna smash the nose in the grass, just planning gentle touch down and studd like that.
At least, the struts coud be replaced fort thicker ones???

Thanks for any inputs.
It neccesary to get retracts first before I cut the firsdt balsa rip in my project...it´s all about planning, you know.

check my last scale project at: "construccion escala" at
http://tatolazo.tripod.cl/tatomodelismo

TATO.
Old 04-09-2004, 08:24 PM
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Default RE: ??? on quality of B&D retracts

No inputs,

come on, tell me something about B&D retracts.

or else, i will get some electric ones somewhere.

Tato

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