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Old 09-16-2013, 02:16 PM
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I'm looking for advice on 90 degree rotating retracts for a TF giant Corsair. Will weigh about 28 lbs. I know Robarts maks a set, but are there any others? thanks in advance!
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I'm looking for advice on 90 degree rotating retracts for a TF giant Corsair. Will weigh about 28 lbs. I know Robarts maks a set, but are there any others? thanks in advance!
Maybe here

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/rob/rob148.htm

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/cjm/cjm33325.htm

http://pw-rc.com/

http://www.centuryjet.com/

http://www.centuryjet.com/html/giant.html

http://www.centuryjet.com/html/giant.html

http://www.sierragiant.com/products.html

http://www.rclander.com/

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-w...n-robarts.html

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1787830

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this is neet

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:52 PM
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These folks in France bought the rights to the LADO design:

http://www.e-retract.com/en/
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bossman10728 View Post
I'm looking for advice on 90 degree rotating retracts for a TF giant Corsair. Will weigh about 28 lbs. I know Robarts maks a set, but are there any others? thanks in advance!
One of my club members has gone away from the air operated retracts to the motor driven electric retracts. That was on one wet turbine model. Don't know how many times he's bent up those air retracts on landing his turbine models on our grass field. The electric retracts were a direct drop in replacement for the air retracts.

He has plans to ditch all of his air operated retracts on his various wet turbine models next year.

Those wet turbine models are heavy, and hit hard on a landing. Landing speed is double that of a typical model, so they should work OK on a Giant Corsair.

If interested, I can email our club member on where he got his electric retracts. Caution though, they are NOT cheap.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:07 AM
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Its very hard to beat the reputation of the Robart retracts...

Spring Air comes close, but doesn't make rotating. (you can modify 2 nosewheel retracts to make a pair of rotating retracts but its a pain)

Robart is now offering kits to convert their pneumatic retracts into electric. Not sure if they have started offering them as electric from the start.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each type (Air op both ways, air-up, spring down, electric)
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:52 PM
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thanks for all the replies. not much out there for this size plane. looking at about $550 for the robarts electric retracts from tower hobby. any better prices out there?
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Robart is likely the cheapest decent option. They use good stuff and stand behind the product too. With the tower discounts that is likely the best price too....

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Old 09-17-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by kyleservicetech View Post
One of my club members has gone away from the air operated retracts to the motor driven electric retracts. That was on one wet turbine model. Don't know how many times he's bent up those air retracts on landing his turbine models on our grass field. The electric retracts were a direct drop in replacement for the air retracts.

He has plans to ditch all of his air operated retracts on his various wet turbine models next year.

Those wet turbine models are heavy, and hit hard on a landing. Landing speed is double that of a typical model, so they should work OK on a Giant Corsair.

If interested, I can email our club member on where he got his electric retracts. Caution though, they are NOT cheap.
find out the details for mr. thanks.
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Cheaper will almost certainly mean unable to take the load.
Black Horse Hobbies had a set that will fit at $200 (discontinued). Required replacement every few flights even with good landings. I'm changing my big corsair over to fixed gear.
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Originally Posted by bossman10728 View Post
find out the details for mr. thanks.
I've sent our club member an email requesting the info.
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