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Robart Electric Retracts

Discussion in 'Scale Civillian and WarBirds' started by Red Raider, May 15, 2015.

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  3. camss69

    camss69 70cc twin V2

    If you end up dissatisfied with your Robart gear, (or even for your next plane) you might check out Sierra. The customer service is slow but I just got mine that I ordered 2 months ago and wow they are pretty impressive. I wonder how they compare weight wise to the Robart equivalent.. These things are SOLID but I bet (hope) they will stand up to just about any abuse I can throw at them. They are pneumatic and I wanted electric, I want the gear to work every time even more though lol.

    I hope your Robart gear works out for you, it sounds like they are taking care of the issue.
  4. I think they are. Except for the catch between the frame and the yoke, they worked great. If it hadn't been for the fact that the catch stalled the retracts when I put wheels on them I could've lived with it the they were. Hopefully Ill get them back next week.
  5. Camss69 I have converted a few sierra units to electric using Lado Actuators, its an easy mod and keeps all the strength of the sierra units along with the convenience and reliability of electric units.
  6. camss69

    camss69 70cc twin V2

    I looked at their site and wasn't sure what I needed to do the conversion. I may do it later I already bought all the stuff to do the air setup so I think I'm just going to go air..
  7. No worries, if you end up converting and not sure just PM me and I can help out.
  8. I got the retracts back from Robart last night. I haven't had time to install them yet, but from what I can tell just by looking, they have new bronze bushings and I think the side frames are different. The net cost to me was only the time between the 15th of May and the 16th of June. Not the turnaround that I expected, being that it was a warranty issue from a manufacturing defect. but, as far as taking care of the issue, seems like they stood behind them without any problem.

    I'll post a new video like the one I did at the beginning of this thread. No prep, no pre-staging, just a raw video of the first time I run them just like they came out of the box. That way, everyone can see exactly how they work and make up their own minds based on pure, objective data.
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  10. I mentioned that the battery might be an issue, but A123 batteries put out the same voltage regardless of the capacity remaining so I don't think that's a problem. Before I send them back to robart again, I'm going to see if I can resolve the issue myself. I'll keep you informed.

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