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The Hughes Machine and Tool Co. Corsair F4U Retractable Tail Wheel

Undoubtedly the Corsair F4U is a classic war bird and is very popular among war bird RC enthusiasts today.  The Hughes Machine and Tool Co. bring to you a retractable tail wheel for a 21% scale Corsair, and all variants, of uncommon precision and quality completely machined from billet 6061-T6 and 303 stainless steel.  Each piece of the gear is machined to an exact fit and assembled with stainless steel micro fasteners and roll pins.  All retainer rings sit in a counterbore, flush with the adjoining surface. No welding of any kind is involved and all parts are replaceable should one become damaged.   Provisions for a functional tail hook are provided with attached linkage that can be servo operated for realism, or it can remain fixed.  The oleo strut on the rear softens shock loads and is sealed to keep out dirt and other debris.  The rudder tiller arm is spring loaded to protect the servo from shock and will deflect under load.  A positive lock in the down position prevents the gear from retracting and damaging the servo.  The tail wheel is retracted by servo or air piston, not included. Total weight of the gear with wheel is 9 oz.  The Hughes Machine and Tool Co. retractable tail wheel with all its precision machining and quality is one that you must see to be appreciated.  A tail wheel that will add looks and value to your Corsair. A RC Scale All Composite 21% Corsair (103” ws) was flown at Top Gun 2008 with the Hughes Retractable Tail Wheel. Introductory offer $500.


For more information write, click or call the Hughes Machine and Tool Co., 401 Bedford St., Oldsmar, FL, 34677  tool-148@tampabay.rr.com.  Ph. 813-855-6563


Updated: October 3, 2008 — 10:00 AM

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