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Old 03-10-2021, 10:28 AM
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Default BVM retracts and struts

I was looking at the BVM website and couldn’t help noticing the lack of their retracts and oleo legs, are they no longer produced?
Old 03-10-2021, 10:48 AM
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I'd give Rob a call and ask that question (407) 327-6333
Old 03-10-2021, 01:41 PM
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Iím waiting for someone parts for those retracts, Rob is looking for the part Iím hoping that he is going to find the long expired stuff, Iím looking for this side retract bracket maybe someone has it please respond thanks again they for Bvm rafale



Old 03-12-2021, 12:19 PM
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If you can not find one and know some one with a Tig welder they can build up the metal and then machine it off. It is not easy but I have done it. You would want to put the parts in your dishwasher and clean before . You would bolt the half to a thick plate to keep it from warping. The area close to bearing should be avoided as much as possible. The process is similar to rebuilding cylinder fins on a motorcycle. It has to be built up you can not weld on the broken part back on. Dan

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Old 03-12-2021, 05:29 PM
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I just ordered very similar ones that maybe could be slightly machined to make them work, letís try this first.
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If all that fails do pm me.

I had a flange on my SkyGate Hawk, fail, after a fairly normal landing in the grass.

A UK company copied the frame onto his cnc machine and made me new ones in proper aerospace grade aluminium, ( 6061 ?) which are much stronger and a perfect fit. Price was very reasonable.

The original broke without any damage to the plywood support structure.

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Old 03-13-2021, 04:16 AM
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IF Behotec C36 or other series fit, I would switch. Behotec are the best on the market. The frame is CNC out of a solid block of aluminum. The jet's wing will break before the retract will break.....if you fly off of a rough runway or a "firm" landing.
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I have both the 36 and 50 size but the bvm stuff itís a rotating retracts and the wheels will not fit if they just go straight up and down
Old 03-13-2021, 04:13 PM
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The company that made their retracts went out of business and why you don't see them anymore. They have some parts leftover but not much.
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Supposed all the parts ended up in bvm but they not organized , Iím not sure but thatís what Someone said

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