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Official FlightLine RC 1200mm F8F-1 Bearcat Thread

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  • I have no idea why it would show Ohio. I had a problem with my HS account a while back and had Motion reset my account that might be why it shows Ohio.

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    • this is my Bearcat great flyer check out sound system at https://youtu.be/gckmuwIbPm4 sounds great

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      • Hey guys.....Love flying my Bearcat, but with well under an hour on her I am experiencing retract failures. Had to bring her in on one leg once as one gear failed to extend, after many re-tries. A couple more short sessions and that same retract just stopped working, fortunately this time in the down position. Ordered two new retracts. put in a new one and find it doesn't even have enough torque to push the inner door closed! It will extend, but can't push the door closed, hanging up about 30 degrees short of closing all the way. Lots of fussing and adjusting produced the same result. Much to my horror, even as I was fussing with the the new retract the other one started acting up...operating intermittently! This is really disappointing, considering I operate from a rather cushy AstroTurf soccer field. I recently gave up flying my 1400mm FMS T-28 because the gear just wouldn't hold up. Now I'm wondering if this great flying plane is going to end up the same way. (and yes, my landings skills are very good) How are you guys faring with durability of these retracts?

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        • I've got 21 flights on mine so far the retracts are holding up well. Do you have good voltage going to them or maybe a bad/broken wire? I would check the wires to the retracts and the distribution box for any problems. Hope this helps.

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          • I did not use the junction box. Ran everything straight into my Rx. Wiring has been checked several times. Three different wye's have been tried. Two different power sources have been used for testing - a servo tester powered by a 4.8V NICAD pack, and the normal 4-cell LIPOS. Both sources have worked about the same. Activation failures are intermittent, which would seem to implicate actuator contacts. I did gain some ground with the leg that would not fully retract. I ended up bending the door actuator wire downwards at an angle that exceeds that of the one on the other leg's door. Seems that by making the gear leg contact the wire earlier in the closing cycle it gives the leg more time to force the door over-center and snap closed. If the leg has folded too close to the retracted position before it has pushed the door over-center, it doesn't have enough force to overcome the magnet's resistance.

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            • Also, check the anchor screws. Sometimes they have to be backed off a little. I'm vague on the reason, but had the same thing with the Spitty. Found the sweet spot and been fine ever since. CB, can give you a better explanation of why this happens. I just know it does and that's how to fix it.

              Grossman56
              Team Gross!

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