Clubster Designs & Builds Retracting Gear Mechanism

Dayton-Wright RB1 Automatic Retracting Landing Gear

OK gang, we’ve heard the rumors that clubster William Skelly has been busy building a new peanut scale model with a landing gear that retracts after takeoff. 

Well, it’s official – William has completed his Dayton-Wright RB-1 model and logged his first official ROG (Rise Off Ground) flight with the gear retracting after takeoff. 

We caught up with William at the Glastonbury Modelers Spring Fling last Sunday in the Glastonbury HS gym and got the lowdown.  He even shared an illustrated design document (link under the video) so you can build your own.  Our hat’s off  to William and his nifty design!


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