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 DG on 31st Dec 2015
The retract motor and mechanism work well but the plastic housing that hold's it all together and mounts into the landing gear well is way to weak! any rough landings and you will be replacing the gear do to the plastic mount breaking. I put the after market aluminum mounts on mine ( expensive at 20 Dollars a gear but it works ) and that solved the problem of buying a lot of gear do to a rough landing or normal wear and tear . this is on my FMS 1400MM P51.( smallpartscnc.com for the mounts)
Posted by Unknown on 29th Dec 2015
Don't know how it happened but one of the trunion arms on the original broke on a 8 out of 10 landing. Very odd in my experience.
The replacement dropped right in, powered up and has performed great so far.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Nov 2015
I ordered the FMS P51 1450mm a few weeks ago. Great looking model, BUT after assembling the pane and cycling the gear 4 or 5 times, the circuit board on the gear motor shorted out and melted a hole in the wing, thank god I bought it from Motion RC, they were great! they replaced the plane, the new plane had one landing gear that did not work. motion replaced that one and after two flights that one quit working, a new one is on it's way. I am thinking of making it a fixed gear plane. I can't trust the landing gear to work and at $30 a pop, it would get expensive quick!!
i talked to FMS at Diamond and all they Could say was it was not the the gear and no help at all to solve the problem.
I would not recommend FMS Plane's with this gear in it.
Motion RC customer service is the greatest, thanks to Wayne at Motion for all your help!!
Posted by Unknown on 8th Nov 2015
I HAVE WENT THREW RETRACTS LIKE THEY WERE FREE!!
IF YOU CAN'T GREASE IT ON. BE PREPARED TO REPLACE ONE OR BOTH RETRACTS,THEY ARE VERY FRAGILE AND At $30 BUCKS A POP IT GET'S EXPENSIVE.I CANT BELIEVE FMS PUT SUCH A Product of pore design in the 1400mm p51. Should have bought the freewing!!! (Motion rc has the greatest customer service) they replaced one P51 after the Landing gear motor shorted out and burnt a hole in the wing.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Nov 2015
I am replacing the current ones because the side rails keep breaking on way above average landings. Just make the side rails metal like the 1700 mm version. PLEASE?
Posted by Michael on 12th Aug 2015
So I have purchased three extra ones of these from the great guys at Motion RC and nothing has changed. I came in on a flap, smooth beautiful landing, everyone cheered. Then before my next flight I inspected them as I noticed the door down a little, and once again they were broken. I do not understand what FMS is waiting for on these. They are obviously not made correctly. They constantly break in the same place.
Posted by christian martineau on 16th Jul 2015
bon produit livraison rapide merci
Posted by Ralph on 12th Jun 2015
These retracts must be made of glass the way they shatter on anything other then a perfect landing. Because they are designed to be slow operating, it is not possible to replace them with more sturdy gear.
Posted by Robert J Friday on 30th May 2015
I had a defective landing gear for the P-51 1400 mm. A new one was shipped the same day and arrived 3 days later. It doesn't get any better than this.
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.
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