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Old 10-06-2023, 10:04 PM
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I am getting close to finishing my Corsair. My Robart electric retract failed tonightÖnever even made it to the field to fly. Iíll see what they will do for replacement. Iím not expecting much. The good news is I bought a set of used retracts for parts and the actuators look good. Iím converting to pneumatic now.

If anyone that used electric still has the servo and air valve tray I could use it. Otherwise Iíll make a new one. I used my tray for the throttle servo. If you have one youíd let go please email me or send me a pm. If you want electric components Iíll make whomever a deal for helping me. I getting rid of all of it!


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Old 10-07-2023, 05:57 AM
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spitefire66, I have the Robart electric gear in a Top Flite Hellcat. It is great when it works but I have had several failures of the actuators over three years. Last time, couldn't get a replacement from Robart. However, I was able to assemble one working actuator from the two defective ones. If I have another failure I will have to convert to air.
Old 10-07-2023, 07:07 AM
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Rbean, itís sad we are not unique in our experiences. I really wanted these things to work. I now fly off a concrete runway and with 4 gear doors that made me about tear my hair out and 2 pylons I think Iíll go with pneumatic. A gear up landing will cause a lot of work. Iíve had great luck with air. Iím not sure why I tried something different.
Old 10-07-2023, 07:26 AM
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Cg boxes are bolted, and gorilla glued. Iíll wait to see how much I need after final assembly. The dummy radial took the cowl from 10 oz to 26 oz. The weights all up front. The g62 weighs 82oz vs my dj72 at 65 oz. The manual states they added 24 oz with the 62. Each ballast box holds about 16oz of lead bbís
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Fascinating, I converted mine from air to electric because i got tired of chasing leaks and having 1 gear come down.
Old 10-07-2023, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
Fascinating, I converted mine from air to electric because i got tired of chasing leaks and having 1 gear come down.
Thatís funny. I guess to each, their own. I found the Bob violet oil and replacing the o-ring 3-5 years works for me. The biggest issue is Shrader valves on the fill port. I purchased a set of valves in tools from Amazon and havenít had much of an issue. Holds 110 psi over night up and down. (Check both)
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One thing I did do was put a BVM fill valve on it, then I would fill it with the same air setup as my jets.

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