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.
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.
Posted by Steve Schwartz on 29th Jul 2014
mechanically they work great until the side plates crack from landing a little hard in wind. you cant tell until next retract on takeoff. gear will jamb in open position. had this happen twice. have to take out gear mechanism to find cracked side plate. plate is plastic. when it cracks the jackscrew cant function. needs more work in this area. I like the gear other than that. always works and looks great. keep refining it FMS its getting better. also need to sell replacement studs for gear. they do get bent without damage to any other parts! have both v7 and v8 mustangs the parts aren't interchangeable. have to change out whole gear set.
Posted by Ken Young on 7th May 2014
I purchased a set of FMS 1400 mm retracts for my FMS P-51 Red Tail. Retracts arrived on time. Looked great in the package. Installation was very easy. Retracts worked great. I have about 30 flights on them now and no issues at all.
Posted by Karl Thomas on 11th Apr 2014
I installed these on an FMS 1400mm AM6 Zero. They are a drop in fit with no modification. The only thing you need to do is drill out the hole for the gear legs from 4mm to 4.7mm. Excellent retracts. Very scale too!