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Old 01-28-2017, 04:45 PM
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HI all, new to electric gear, can some one answer this question, can you use a [h=1]ELECTRON RB-45 ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER[/h]to operate Down and lock gear.
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:53 PM
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Hi Pete...the pin outs on the wires are different and have to be switched but it should work. I have never tried it but I have used the down and locked gear set up controller on electron retracts and it worked.
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I would suggest the "open" version of the RB45, that is the Xicoy LGC13, same hardware but the software allows to adjust the motor paràmetres to be used in other retracts diferent from the electron ER40.

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Thanks guys.
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Gaspar, can you clarify what the Electron "steering system" is? There's only one picture of it on the website and it's too small to really see how it works. What's the advantage of it compared to the more conventional steering systems that you have available? I'm looking at this for a CARF Ultra Flash. Do you have a recommendation for the steering system?

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Originally Posted by luv2flyrc View Post
Gaspar, can you clarify what the Electron "steering system" is? There's only one picture of it on the website and it's too small to really see how it works. What's the advantage of it compared to the more conventional steering systems that you have available? I'm looking at this for a CARF Ultra Flash. Do you have a recommendation for the steering system?

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Hi Mike,
maybe you can see it better in this photo.
The double tiller arm is mounted directly to the retract body.
On the strut pin there is a collar with a steel pin that engages on the tiller arm when the gear is in open position.
This allows you to fix the steering servo wherever you want, you just need to connect it to the tiller arm with pull-pull wires or a stiff linkage.
When the leg is closed there is a spring wire that keeps the strut centered.
Also the tiller arm is centered by electronics so that when you open the gear the pin is always centered on the tiller arm.
Only after the opening cycle is complete the electronics will send the servo to the trimmed position.
The main advantage is that the weight of the moving mass is lighter because the servo is in a fixed position and does not follow the gear strut.
Mauri

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Old 01-30-2017, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by asimace View Post
Hi Mike,
maybe you can see it better in this photo.
The double tiller arm is mounted directly to the retract body.
On the strut pin there is a collar with a steel pin that engages on the tiller arm when the gear is in open position.
This allows you to fix the steering servo wherever you want, you just need to connect it to the tiller arm with pull-pull wires or a stiff linkage.
When the leg is closed there is a spring wire that keeps the strut centered.
Also the tiller arm is centered by electronics so that when you open the gear the pin is always centered on the tiller arm.
Only after the opening cycle is complete the electronics will send the servo to the trimmed position.
The main advantage is that the weight of the moving mass is lighter because the servo is in a fixed position and does not follow the gear strut.
Mauri

Thanks Mauri! Yes, I can clearly see how it works from your pic. Much appreciated.

Mike
Old 01-30-2017, 05:41 AM
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If using the "tiller arm" style , there will be some minor dremel work required to install as the electron retracts are a bit wider & deeper than the mounting positions in a UF -

Took me around 2hrs for complete install 40Evo with tiller arm steering style

I bought my set direct from Gaspar - Xicoy and saved some coin
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A friend of mine just bought several sets of the 40 size directly from electron online.
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