The Freedom 800 (RC800, is another name for the same thing) do have manual drop and one of the better manual retrieve.
On the top should be 2 star shaped holes that will take a winch
handle. Loosen the centre on and you have manual drop. Put the handle in the outside one and be surprised at just how quick you can manually retrieve.
If you have an old VW/VWC 800 it should have manual down but not up. I'm 15 min away from having a beer
with a Maxwell man so stand by for the horses mouth, so to speak. Might be a while, it's his shout and I'm feeling very thirsty