The easiest way to put retracts in your plane. No need to install a control box, messy wiring or a complicated air system. Just screw in the retracts, connect to your Rx and youre ready!
Reliable servo mechanism with metal gearing and a high torque motor ensures trouble free flying!
Why bother with air systems when you can now have a realistic and reliable electric unit at a fraction of the price?!
* 3 seconds over current and jamming protection
* Includes Steering Fittings
* Smart circuit keeps the unit retracted even if you connect the power
* Only the transmitter signal can extend or retract the gear
* Axles and Steel Wire Leg's Included
Working voltage: 4.8~7.2V
Working current: 0.7~2.0A (3 seconds over current protection)
Retract Loading: 180g
Wire Leg's: 5mm
Mount Hole Spacing: 25.5mm x35mm
Retract Mount Plate Dimension: 44.5mm x 38mm
Retract Depth: 25mm
Retract Length: 78mm
Total Length: 250mm (Retracted)
Leg Length: 195mm
Not suitable for a plane heavier than 3.5kg
Nice robust unit that works smoothly and reliably. Just bear in mind that although they are sold as rotating mains or steering (nose wheel) as well as regular mains, the parts for rotating are not included and the suggested system using wires to make a steerable nose wheel doesn't work. Using steering wires as shown in the instructions (?) allows the leg to rotate during retraction resulting in the coil or brass steering lugs contacting the body and jamming the unit solid . Ideal as simple mains, and the overload cut out works perfectly as I've discovered whilst trying to set up the steering system. Sorry only three stars overall because of the issues mentioned above. No probs at all as a normal main retract though.Hii everbody.
This item come as 1 pair or 1 pcs?
Can I use thim retracts on my p-51 46 size?
Thank youHere's the update to my two comments already made. I discovered that I can't use this unit as a nose gear to my satisfaction. The coil on the strut can only be retracted sideways, which in turn makes the wheel sideways. I can cut off the coil and use a straight wire, or, put the coil further down on the strut to clear the mechanism. The unit is obviously designed as a rotating landing gear for the wings of warbirds.Sorry, I forgot, it's five stars from what I can see. I ran it on the bench multiple times, stalled it to test it also, and all works perfectly. I'm matching this with two of the main electrics from Hobby King which I also have in a Great Planes AT-6 and a Hangar 9 Spitfire which both work flawlessly after a couple dozen flights.
Word of caution, be sure to check that you have channel five active and the correct switch selected on your transmitter. I forgot and the retract just kept cycling without any switch input at all! Embarrassing!I received mine yesterday. It works well, slow, steady cycle. The unit comes mounted on a card encased in plastic. In between the folds of the card is a picture instruction sheet. It shows how to use the unit fixed, as a rotator, or as a steerable nose gear, which is the use I intend. You can just about see it in the picture, but there is a brass collar just in front of the coil on the strut. The brass fittings go on either or both sides of the collar to attach one pushrod or two cables for steering. The only issue I see is that the coil on the strut is reversed for my purpose although I haven't installed it yet, so I'm not sure if it rotates flat when the wheel is retracted turning the coil sideways like in the picture. That may be the design, but I'll have to use a very small wheel to fit the nosegear bay of my plane to retract it sideways! Strut, axle, and hardware are VERY robust.