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11-02-2004 07:33 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Marvin James

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Greetings all, I am in the process of building my first scale (50 size Airwolf). What servos should I use for the retracts? I have seen information on delays, are they a good idea? Where the wheel supports fit into the retract mechanism, how are they retained?
Thanks for your comments,
Marvin

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11-02-2004 07:40 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Copter Doctor

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well marvin, thats a tough one. i still havent had my hands on one yet but if it is like the 30 size, you can use a combo of std servos with a servo pacer to slow them down or you can use a retract servo.the more servos you use, the easier the setup. you do have the option of using one, two or 3 servos. you cannot slow the retract servos but if you use the std ones and have a fancy radio like futaba's 9z or 9c, they have a servo slowing feature. a servo pacer usually plugs in between the servo and reciever. the wheel struts are retained in the retract mechanism by a set screw located in the aluminum pivot rod. it is on the side of the retract unit. this has to be secured in place before mounting the retract into the fuse because you can't access the set screw afterwards.

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11-02-2004 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Marvin James

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Copter Doctor,
Thanks for your reply.
I have the 9Z radio so I will look into how it works for the retracts. The cut outs in the wood are too small for standard servos so I assume they require a smaller servo. The instructions show one servo for the front and one for the rear. What servos and setup would you recommend?
Thanks again,
Marvin

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11-03-2004 11:02 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Copter Doctor

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actually, they are slightly undersized to allow you to trim the openings to fit your servos. better it be too small than too large. i recomend one servo for each gear. it is easier to set up the linkages. what i do as far as the wireing is splice the two main servos together so they share one plug, then use a "Y" harness to connect them to the nose gear then plug the "Y" into the 5th/gear channel. keep in mind you have to rig the links for the mains opposite of each other so you dont end up with one retracting and the other extending when you hit the switch. it takes a little time, tinkering and patience but not very tough at all. have fun

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11-03-2004 07:43 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Marvin James

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Hi CD, thanks for the information, you have a nice way of pointing out the obvious without making a person feel like a complete idiot. I see from your gallery that you are really into the hobby. I am fairly new at it (about 3 years) but have 7 helis myself. I enjoy building as much as flying and have more time in the evening to build, so I am trying my luck with the scale. I am in an area of north central Arizona where there are no other heli "nuts" so I really have a tough time getting information first hand. Thanks again for your help.
Marvin

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11-04-2004 11:02 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Copter Doctor

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anytime, just ask for help and you shall recieve

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05-05-2005 09:05 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Furious Predator

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you wouldn't happen to know if the 10X has a servo pacer would you?

or how i could get one of the plug in ones?

Shawn
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05-06-2005 12:47 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Chopperz

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Marvin- what mechanics are you using for your 50 Airwolf? Are you using the new Funkey Airwolf body? I have a Raptor 30, soon to be converted to a 50 and want to get the Airwolf body kit for it.

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05-06-2005 11:05 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Copter Doctor

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i dont think the heli version of the 10x has a pacer. you can buy a separate unit however.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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