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Old 03-19-2011, 10:58 AM
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Default Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

I recently purchased a brand new in the box great planes p47 at an auction. I want to install a cheapo set of Hobby King electric retracts that I have. Ive searched the threads but other than a mention of gp .10 retracts that someone installed there doesnt seem to be any threads on the install of retracts. I could be persuaded to do a build thread on these if it hasnt allready been done and if there is any interest in it. Help on the inside wing structure would be helpful and if its been done, let me know. Thanks.[&:]
Old 03-20-2011, 05:15 PM
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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

Doesnt sound as if there is much interest in this model at all. I will document the retract installation as I get around to it. thanks[]
Old 03-20-2011, 07:23 PM
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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

I used the Hobby King electric retracts on a GP P-51 RXR and posted photos here on RCU but I cannot locate the thread right now nor the photos on my computer. I will keep looking though.

The retracts work fine and I thought about getting the P-47 you mention for the other set I have.
Old 03-20-2011, 08:56 PM
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ORIGINAL: Dick T.

I used the Hobby King electric retracts on a GP P-51 RXR and posted photos here on RCU but I cannot locate the thread right now nor the photos on my computer. I will keep looking though.

The retracts work fine and I thought about getting the P-47 you mention for the other set I have.
Thank you for your response. I think that I should mount just in front of the main spare, and this will make so the spare is still intact after the installation of the retracts. It should look ok. I will thank you in advance for the pictures when you find them, and thank you again.
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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

Found them.

The Mustang RxR is all foam so it was a matter of digging out the foam and gluing in some hard points for mounts. I did encounter a carbon spar in the wheel well area and luckly where I placed the retract unit it was just ahead of the spar.

The P-47 should be easier as it is a conventional balsa wing. It should work fine. The Hobby King retracts need 3mm wire for struts. The gear that comes with the 47 should fit.

Keep me informed on your progress as I may still get the 47.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:40 AM
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ORIGINAL: tmaucher

I will document the retract installation as I get around to it. thanks[]
I will watch with interest as I have one also an was going to try and set it up with retracts and maybe a small 4-stroke motor.
Thanks
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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

I flew my GP P-47 with a Saito .40 and tried several different retracts. By far the best were the e-flite .10-.15 size electric retracts. The GP .10 mechanical retracts were what I started with. They worked, but required a lot of tweaking.
I crashed that plane and now have the same gear in the GP .25 Spitfire. It's a faster plane but not nearly as stable as the Jug,

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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

Did anyone else ever put retracts into this plane?
I just bought another one and will be putting retracts in my new one as well..
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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

I have got a set of the hobby king electric retracts that where ten bucks that Im going to use and I will try to photo the whole process.
Old 07-18-2011, 06:23 AM
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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

Did you get the 3.5kg or the 2.5kg retracts? I have a set of the 3.5kg retracts in a larger plane and love them. Are you going to post your progress on this thread or another?
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Default RE: Retracts for a GP .25 P-47?

I have both sets and I will definately post progress reports as I finally get going on this project. The retracts that I will use on this are the smaller set.

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