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Old 12-20-2015, 08:51 AM   #31
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I'm having a similar problem with retracts for my spitfire, the problem I am facing is that I want electric retracts instead of air, there is a manufacturer of air retract for this particular spit, but it's only air. So far I have contacted the manufacturer of the spit to get the specs he supplied for the air ones, and I have contacted Robart to see if they can produce ones to that spec. Robart was very helpful and have said yes they can if I give them the angles and dimensions of the leg, so I'm just waiting for that info now.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:00 AM   #32
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How big is your spit? I was only able to find one set of retracts that would fit, that were reasonably priced and well reviewed. Can't wait to see what Robart comes up with
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:02 AM   #33
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Re: Raking a landing gear

Just read thru this thread.

3d print stuff is great, but a good sheet metal part in alum can often be lighter and stronger.

In case you guys don't know, you can get sheet metal parts and cases online.
One of the leaders in this market, is Protocase. Started in Nova Scotia.
We use them a lot at work. Done many jobs with them.

Upload a cad drawing. Get quote usually with 24hrs.
We get parts, run, cut, folded, powder coated in 3days, and shipped to Toronto in another 1-2days.
Process is as easy as working with a remote 3d printer shop.

They also do PEMM stand offs, blind nuts, studs, etc.
The do alum, and a bunch of other materials.


Not for everybody, but it's a great option for some.
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:08 AM   #34
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That is definitely cool. I ended up abandoning the 3d print concept for something existing, stronger, and cheaper. May revisit the concept in the future for the next build. Or for a scale upgrade retrofit.
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