Steve Innova Posted May 23, 2008 Share Posted May 23, 2008 I recently purchased a set of Infinity main gear retracts, which I will be installing on my modified Cozy MkIV. I also have a Steve Wright's electric nose gear retract system, which weighs about 15 lbs. I'm considering using a hydraulic actuator to raise the nose-gear, replacing the Wright electric lift. This should [theoretically] save me about 10 lbs, as I'd be using the Infinity hydraulic pump, for which I've already paid the weight penalty. I seem to remember the SQ-2000 went this route, but some builders have opted for electric nose retracts instead. Is the 10lb weight savings worth the added complexity of additional hydraulic lines/valves? What are people's thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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