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Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

Old 05-17-2009, 07:39 PM
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Default Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

I need to find someone that can make me a set of retracts for my 124" ws Corsair. The ones I have from Seirra for the Don Smith 1/4 scale and Comp ARF 110" Corsair are to small and don't rotate enough to allow me to have gear doors. I could have Darrell add length to the struts but that doesn't solve the fit problem. His don't rotate a total 90 degrees so they don't lie parralel with the retract body. They are at an angle that causes them to hit the doors when installed. If I change the attitude of the retracts so I can have doors then the axle is 1/2" behind the LE of the wing when in the down position. Can anybody help me with this one. I am trying to get in touch with Lenny at Shinden but he hasn't returned my emails.

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:59 PM
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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

gene barton machine might help you out,thought I saw a post where lenny may be at a contest
Old 05-17-2009, 09:36 PM
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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

you could try robart retracts
Old 05-19-2009, 02:21 PM
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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

Robart doesn't make custom retract that size. I already heard that before. Thanks for the replies though. I'll give Lenny a chance to get back and read his emails to see if ne contacts me. I never heard of Gene Barton Machine before. How do I get in touch with him?

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Old 05-19-2009, 03:26 PM
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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

Barry, Ihave a Ziroli Corsair that I started contruction on that was blown up 33.3% as well. Igot as far as framing the fuselage and making my own cowl. Ihad some retracts custom made to fit these blown up Ziroli plans including a tailwheel unit that is absolutely scale. The mains are not as exact scale but are great looking and use a 1" -1.25"diameter strut which is close to 1/4 scale. Ibet they wold hold up a a Mack truck.

It does not look like Iwill get to finish this project and would be willing to part with the gear and even the construction that is finished. If you are intested, let me know.

Jay
Old 05-19-2009, 04:26 PM
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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

Jay,

I got your email and replied. I am interested. The moderators will probably delete these posts because I was just told items can't be advertised on the forums. If we did that they couldn't make money for the site by selling ad's. It all makes sense so lets just stick to emails. Mine is on my Website for my Hobby Business along with my phone number. Give me a call !!!

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:10 PM
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http://www.genebarton.com/
Old 05-19-2009, 05:40 PM
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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

Thanks aerowoof. I already emailed him about making them. But I have another possiblility that I would rather go with if Jay's gear will work for me.

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Old 05-20-2009, 12:54 AM
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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

Not sure but these guys seem to be into large scale retract manufacture....

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Default RE: Other than Seirra who make giant scale retracts?

Wasn't there some manufacturer in Georgia (USA) looking for new projects?


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