Includes one FMS designed servoless electronic retract. Designed for use on the FMS 1400mm P-51B and P-51D warbirds.
NOTE: These retracts open and close at half the speed of the stock retracts so they require this 6 second sequencer (click here) when used on an FMS P-51.
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Posted by Mako Smith on 26th May 2015
DO NOT waste your money on these retracts. Although I wrote a review just 10 days ago, I placed another set in my FMS 1400mm P-51. This time I didn't even take off. With one medium speed turn the mains collapsed. Out of 6 sets of retracts purchase none have held up. The side rails are too thin and brittle. At $30.00 a pop they are ripping people off.
Posted by MAKO SMITH on 15th May 2015
On the second landing the plane was turned a little bit too soon thus causing a load onto the gear. Hence if the plastic rails were made of either heaver plastic or metal it would have withstood the side load. But, it didn't. The manufacture needs to make an improvement in the side rails. Especially when you consider the cost of these against others at an equal pricing, I would expect a better product.
Posted by MikeP 51 on 6th May 2015
Although the product is great I down graded them because they didn't come with the pins. Customer services didn't tell me when ordering. Later I was informed I'd need to make my own.
Posted by John (Jack) Tregellas on 21st Apr 2015
One of my retracts had a micro switch problem and MRC
jumped all over the issue with a replacement shipped the same day.
New one works great, back in the air before I knew it.
Motion RC is the best.
Posted by Dale Ensing on 30th Mar 2015
The retract gear has worked very well but one hard landing broke the plastic mounting angle rails. But, perhaps it saved the wing by not tearing out the gear. However, the replacement new gear was easy to replace.
Service from Motion RC is best out there!
Posted by Bill Millington on 12th Mar 2015
I was able to replace in less then 30 min.
Posted by Steve on 10th Mar 2015
all it takes is a hard landing and they start cracking. If they made these stronger would the wings or spars start cracking or bending? Maybe its a good thing they give first but @ $20+ a pop better brush up on smooth landings!
Posted by John d. on 24th Feb 2015
The electronics work fine, however unless you have a perfectly smooth landing every time, the plastic screw plate will fracture and the retracts will loosen up. If it goes unnoticed your gear will collapse resulting in damage to your aircraft. To eliminate this problem, I wrapped/epoxied the retract plastic housing with very thin sheet metal and problem solved - After numerous landings the retracts are now solid.
Posted by Pacific NW flyer on 13th Feb 2015
I have the V7 P51, These are by far a better quality than my stock ones. A little foam carving was required but the fit, and action is outstanding. When I held them side by side with the old ones, BEEFY! Expect a longer life span for sure.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Feb 2015
works good , the first time do not down the gear, follows work better...
Posted by FlyGirl on 2nd Feb 2015
These are direct replacements for the P-51 V8 and of course on my first flight I made a hard landing and one of the retract mounts failed. So I ordered one, replaced it (easy) and flew yesterday. The one I didn't replace failed on a not so hard landing. Maybe I should buy two at a time? Never had a retractable gear plane before. Anyways the newer one did just fine. The only thing I wish is that I had some colored tape to cover the wire channel to keep the invasion stripes intact. The collapse yesterday ripped the tape in half. :(
Posted by Larry M on 25th Dec 2014
Replaced the retracts on a Airfield P-51 which were junk they just snapped up and down, Very easy mod with little trimming of the wheel openings. I bought the struts along with the retracts and I am very well pleased with these products. Waiting on spring as I live in Ohio to try the gear on our club grass field.
Posted by Gene on 3rd Dec 2014
I put these in a V7, P51D, a little foam trimming fit like a glove. They take the abuse I give them on my rough landings!
Posted by UH_60_UAS on 30th Nov 2014
what a smooth well built piece, these fit good and will work for many planes, fms or not
Posted by nageotte on 17th Sep 2014
I don't land so good. I went through a lot of the cheaper three second retracts. I thought once I got the new strut I would be OK, but the servoless retracts still gave me problems. I finally went to the Six second, more scale, twice as expensive retract. It is easy to see they are much better made. I had one apart, and the quality inside is way better than the cheaper gear. These are well worth the expense even if you are not looking for more scale retract speed! I have not had any problem with them.
I was cautioned to not put more than about 6.5 volts on them, so be careful there.
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