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Old Jul 25, 2012, 09:03 AM
making crashing a lifestyle!
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georgez: looks great! bouncy gear isn't bad, just set it down slowly so it doesn't recoil.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 11:25 AM
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I use the battery holders I built up for my Quad (based on the Photohigher battery holders on my Octo) as my landing gear. Works very nicely.

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Old Jul 30, 2012, 12:07 AM
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I realize a lot of the landing gear in this thread is modified DIY type gear but this is the BEST landing gear I've found by far and it saved my quad from several hundred feet up!

http://www.hauntnet.com/frankenquad/...products_id=36

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A Beautiful Sunset (7 min 46 sec)


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Old Jul 30, 2012, 06:09 PM
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If your multirotor has square arms, this will work well. One picture shows the gear on an arm of my wooden hex, and the other shows the simple jig I made to bend them (there are 3 on the hex). The shape is nothing special- I just eyeballed it.

The stock is 1/2" aluminum flats from HomeDepot or Lowes.

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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:53 PM
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I enjoy this gear setup
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 01:35 AM
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This is what I came up with for my Tricopter.











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Old Sep 08, 2012, 07:54 AM
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I realize a lot of the landing gear in this thread is modified DIY type gear but this is the BEST landing gear I've found by far and it saved my quad from several hundred feet up!

http://www.hauntnet.com/frankenquad/...products_id=36

Video Proof :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRVPac_1_es

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Lovely view and love your narration! So funny!
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Here's mine:


Cut from Al plate.. cushion by Kyosho damper.. Could do without the roller.. its there in case of sliding hard landing..
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 01:03 PM
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Lovely view and love your narration! So funny!
Thanks! Yeah it was quite the adventure...

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Cut from Al plate.. cushion by Kyosho damper.. Could do without the roller.. its there in case of sliding hard landing..
Holy cow! That looks industrial type rugged, very nice!
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Yeah rugged, it was meant to be.. As all maiden design and flight, preparing for worst case scenario, when it come crashing down, just hopefully these AL will safe the day.. Nice to see, but no fly yet..

The landing legs:

double sided taped them into 3 and cut together to get a more uniform shape and dimension. Drilling will be more precise too. But hell lots of effort needed! Muscle sore for 2 days..
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 05:14 PM
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My solution for landing gears can be found here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...33&postcount=1 . Simple, effective and pretty.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 10:15 PM
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I rebuilt my X525 frame with 1/2 wooden arms. After cutting the arms down to length, I zip tied the original X525 landing gear to the arms, and then zip tied the cut off pieces to them.

Works like a charm!






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Old Sep 10, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 07:12 PM
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you bet! Chinese take-out it's a win-win; delicious food, AND quad canopies! I've got a dozen or so just sitting around; squared like this one and a few round ones!

easy to put on and remove

Quadcopter (0 min 34 sec)
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 07:55 PM
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My simple landing gear made out of 1x1" alu channel and 550 Heli skid
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