This is a Pair of Scale Retracts for the Top Flite DC-3 Twin Engine Aircraft.|
They are designed to look and function much like their full scale counterparts
on the real airplane. This retract unit has two front legs with scale-looking
cross-braces, and hinged at the midpoint to allow the gear to fold up.
The third leg is a Y-shaped part to stabilize and brace the gear in the
extended position. Each leg has hinged mounting plates at the top and the
retraction arm near the top of the left side main leg.
Stamped and Tubular Steel Construction with Steel Hinge Pins
Stainless Steel Retraction Cylinders made by Robart
Two Main Gear Units w/Two Air Cylinders
To make a fully functioning retract system requires the following ...
Air Control Kit: ROBQ2302
Hand Pump: ROBQ2363
Linkage to connect retract cylinder to gear leg:
4-40 threaded rods: GPMQ3743
Height (extended): 5-3/4"
Axle Diameter: 1/8"
These retracts ARE NOT intended for use on the Kyosho DC-3 ARF Kit.
However, an experienced modeler should have no trouble modifying
this kit to accept these retracts. Among the modifications that
will be required:
1: move throttle servo to top of wing
2: Raise and reinforce the main strut mount
3: Add reinforcement for the drag strut
4: Mount the retract cylinder