You must Sign-in or Register to post messages in the Hobby Squawk community
Registration is FREE and only takes a few moments

Register now


No announcement yet.

Electric retracts

First Prev Next Last
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Electric retracts

    I've had a Bridi kit (XLT) sitting in the attic since the late 80's, when I bought it from Joe. I've built several of Joe's kits so I'm fairly familiar with his construction techniques, but I admit I'm now a bit unsure how to proceed. The XLT is specifically designed for main & nose retracts. The plans call out "Kraft Retracts". Of course these no longer exist, so I'm asking for advice on what might currently be available. I once had a set of Dave Brown retracts, which were used in conjunction with a 180 degree retract servo. But I can see the advantage of electric units, with a "built-in" servo directly connected to the receiver. The XLT uses, of course, a foam wing with balsa sheeting. The plans don't offer much on installing the Kraft gear, they just say to follow the manufacturer's instructions! So, any advice??
    Joe Abbott