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Old 04-24-2015, 12:31 PM
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Hello,

I don't know if this is the correct sub-forum for this.


The PCB on the nose retract from my E-Flite 60-120 Retract is dead. The electric motor is working and the mechanical parts are fine. I don't want to spend $90 for a new unit just for the PCB that probably will fail again sometime.


So, is there any aftermarket retract controller/PCB that would work, or, any DIY solution for this? Is it possible to use a servo circuit with some mod?


The controller needs to run the retract motor from gear down end-point to gear up end-point and also stop if something get stuck or jammed.


Maybe this retract PCB could work?


I'm also thinking about trying this programable gear door sequencer, which I already have, but adding a servo circuit to control the retract motor signal. I can set the the end points the servo with this module.

Any thoughts?
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Have you contacted Horizon? I had an electric Eflite nose gear that would not work properly. I emailed Horizon with all the details (actually took two emails) and they replaced the entire unit for free. I now have the original unit's mechanical parts set up as a tailwheel retract driven by an air cylinder that will be in another model.

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I emailed them but did not get and answer yet. If they at least sell me only the PCB it will be great.
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Originally Posted by Guijs
Hello,

I don't know if this is the correct sub-forum for this.


The PCB on the nose retract from my E-Flite 60-120 Retract is dead. The electric motor is working and the mechanical parts are fine. I don't want to spend $90 for a new unit just for the PCB that probably will fail again sometime.


So, is there any aftermarket retract controller/PCB that would work, or, any DIY solution for this? Is it possible to use a servo circuit with some mod?


The controller needs to run the retract motor from gear down end-point to gear up end-point and also stop if something get stuck or jammed.


Maybe this retract PCB could work?


I'm also thinking about trying this programable gear door sequencer, which I already have, but adding a servo circuit to control the retract motor signal. I can set the the end points the servo with this module.

Any thoughts?
Hi, I have the same problem,you have found any solution?

Thanks

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