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PostSubject: EFlite retracts   Thu 30 Jan 2014, 6:40 pm

Just purchased a set of 60 - 120 electric retracts. I must admit they are well worth the money and I will never really go back to Air retracts.







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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 10:24 pm

I've gone the other way, Daron. I've tossed every set of electric retracts I've ever had and gone back to air!
Had too many problems with them packing up and then having to go back. They also can't take my heavy landings Smile

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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 10:58 pm

I Just stick with fixed as only wire to bend forward occasionally and always come with the Kit chaps  Rainbow
I'm not as wealthy as I used to be  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 01 Feb 2014, 1:28 pm

"......and I will never really go back to Air retracts."

See what your feelings are once you used them a lot.

Nice and simple to install
Nice and simple to set up
No extra air tanks
No complicated valves/retrictors/joiners
No air leaks to worry about
Fully adjustable up/down speed

But wait until the overcurrent device fails........Lots of heat and no failsafe to down position. I'm sure lots have people have used them without fault, but I know of one LMFC member who had to frantically remove them from his model at the field due to a fault.

If an air system is correctly installed (tubes cut square at all joints and lock wired/reinforced) there is no reason to have problems with them.

Don't get me wrong, on a 60 size Warbird, i'm tempted to try electric, but they are not necessarily as good as what people say.
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 01 Feb 2014, 3:34 pm

I myself have never had problems with air retracts but its just for ease of installation. I agree wait until I have used them and yes I probably will go back to air. Bravo 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 01 Feb 2014, 4:55 pm

Personal preference chaps, Fixed, Electric, Air....we all make our choice  Rainbow 

Good luck which ever you choose  Bravo 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 01 Feb 2014, 5:47 pm

Totally agree. Just making the point that electric retracts do have problems
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PostSubject: Electric retracts   Sat 01 Feb 2014, 5:52 pm


I agree with all thats been said but budget is the critical factor for me
as some air systems can be pricey to get the larger sizes!
I think Ill bend em til I get used to warbirds so keep em cheap at mo! Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 01 Feb 2014, 6:40 pm

I'm in that tight budget category @ the mo but would never rule out purchasing a set if those 5 numbers and the bonus ball rolls in......Weheeeeeey
Just imagine my own Model Shop and a warehouse full of Opticider  Glee 

Christ  drunken Model Plane  Imagine


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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 01 Feb 2014, 6:49 pm

And don't forget the mechanical retracts, never had a problem with them...
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 1:36 am

TheHobman wrote:
And don't forget the mechanical retracts, never had a problem with them...

That is true Steve, had a set of Mechanical retracts on that small YT Mustang that I got from you and they always worked well until I Wrecked the aircraft last summer through stupidity  Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed 

GBEE your a total nob  Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed 
Yes I agree Gazza  Punchup 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 7:04 am

What are you still doing up at 1:36 am, GBEE?
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PostSubject: g bee    Sun 02 Feb 2014, 8:29 am

i suspect he is brewing more of that opti cider
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 9:35 am

Morning chaps

I had Just come in from a meal round friends house in Whitstable and running on 30% Opticider  drunken drunken drunken 
GBEE came along too  lol! lol! lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 3:26 pm

OK you have seen the retracts! but I wonder what is in the box??

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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 4:57 pm

Ironside wrote:
OK you have seen the retracts! but I wonder what is in the box??


If you don't know what's in the box, what's the chance of us lot knowing! !
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PostSubject: e flite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 5:27 pm


is it a flying chair? lol! 
it looks that shape!
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 6:03 pm

Come on Daron, open that box and put us all out of our misery  lol! 
I'm guessing its a dinghy to get to the flying field  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 7:06 pm

Well it will have to wait to be built until I have finished the Sig Piper cub! but it will give me a chance to get the balsa strips needed and the sheeting.

But it is a Brian Taylor 70inch Hawker Hurricane. Full build. But the way my health is at the moment I do not think I can do any model building. Embarassed pale pale 

I think when the rain and wind dies down I will go to A& E as I am doubled up at the moment. But any case it will get made and hopefully fly ok,

this is the same kit and what it should look like "should"



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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 7:19 pm

Bugger that......Takes me 3 years to fit the flaps and ailerons to an ARTF Warbird!!
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 8:00 pm

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Bugger that......Takes me 3 years to fit the flaps and ailerons to an ARTF Warbird!!

Now give yourself a break mate,,,Remember you work plus run the house and entertain your lovely children SO you do not have the time to do a full build....


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But 3 years..... lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 8:31 pm

Me too, Artf assembling is a major task for me but I really do admire scratch build modellers  Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed 
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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 4:43 pm

That's nice Darron I've got most of the bits for the Brian taylor Spit that I had off Grumpy a few years ago and my half finished, no, third finished mossie is B T too. Have you got the kit with all the laser cut ribs, formers etc that you just have to add the sheet and strip to??

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PostSubject: Re: EFlite retracts   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 5:10 pm

thats right...plus all the full size plans cowl and canopy..Have not opened it yet but will do. lol! 
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