Model Aviation Products :: 500 Series Retracts

By: Model Aviation Products  09-12-2011
Keywords: Aluminum

The 500 Series Retracts have been discontinued and have been replaced with a new and Superior Version.


Although the appearance of the retracts has not been noticeably changed, a number of improvements have been made:

  • Even stronger side frames
  • Improved trunion design
  • 7075 aluminum trunion
  • Front air nipple location changed for ease of installation

Parts for the original 500 series will remain available

Pro Series 500 Retracts

  • CAD engineered
  • Reversible trunion on some units
  • Positive lock up/down
  • Angle stock anodized aluminum side frames for added strength
  • Low profile
  • Machined aluminum steering tiller
  • Drop in fit with most other brands
  • All 500 Series retracts accept a ½" strut.
  • All 500 Series retracts are rated for up to 30 lbs.

If you prefer wire struts, we carry a brass adapter that can be soldered to the wire and will fit the 500 Series retracts.

The air pressure required to effectively operate the retracts is 50-75psi, depending on the strut and wheel weight. In-field testing revealed that using more than 75psi is unnecessary.

Keywords: Aluminum

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