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Custom Installing Retracts

themajik1

Monkey/Bear Poker
Mentor
#25
Great episode guys! I will have to give Josh S a +1 as well for flying and +1 for the landing. Wish some of my early landings were that good!
 

Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
Mentor
#26
:applause::applause::applause: I thoroughly enjoyed that episode and there's a lot of reasons why.

First off, that's a fantastic plane. I have a friend with the grey one and it's amazing.

Second, that's a great mod that everyone can get into. I really like the look of it and retracts are just cool. They really add to the scale appeal of a good looking plane.

Third I really liked the detailed how to section with lots of information and close ups. The online plans are such a great idea. I would rush to put these on mine if I had one.

Fourth, David was HILARIOUS!!!!

Fifth, it was great to see Josh Scott fly. I know everyone has been asking for it. He did pretty well. I also liked that you used a buddy box. Some people are hesitant to try a buddy box or don't even know about it. Plus this video showed how quickly the trainer can take over and save the flight. That's a good confidence builder knowing that you have backup. It was a good flight that really showed us how far Josh Scott has progressed.

Finally, it seemed to me like Josh Scott had a renewed interest. He was a lot more into the show, participated more and seemed like he just couldn't wait to get out there and fly it. He was very much the equal presenter. I got the feeling in other episodes that he was getting tired of standing by and watching. Bixler also seemed to really enjoy the flight as much as Josh Scott did. I really enjoy helping new pilots enjoy the hobby, almost as much as I do flying myself. Being on the buddy box with a noob is thrilling. You are ready to take over any second, but you're rooting for them the whole time. I sensed that in Bixler.

I really enjoyed that episode. Congratulations and thanks.
 

AzHeat

Junior Member
#32
T-28 Retracts Install

I also have a T-28 Trojan and would like to put the retracts on it. Would anyone have a templete for the wheel wells that would make it easier to folllow, before I start hacking up the wing? The guys had mentioned that there would be one available on their web site, but I can't find it. Thanks for any help.
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
Mentor
#33
I also have a T-28 Trojan and would like to put the retracts on it. Would anyone have a templete for the wheel wells that would make it easier to folllow, before I start hacking up the wing? The guys had mentioned that there would be one available on their web site, but I can't find it. Thanks for any help.
I can't find the pattern, but here's how FliteTest did theirs:

http://flitetest.com/articles/custom-installing-retracts
 
#34
Removing the LG struts

I have a simple question for J & J. How did you remove the landing gear mounting strut without mangling the wing? Brute force, heat, do I need the secret squeril decoder ring?


Thanks,
Tom