|May 01, 2013, 10:15 PM|
making & mounting landing gear for F3P & freestyle planes
This "how to" thread will demonstrate a simple way to make and mount landing gear with wheels on F3P and freestyle depron planes.
I have a video that shows all steps needed to assemble the gear, and tips for mounting onto an airframe.
Carbon fiber for legs. (you can use 1.5,1.2 or 1mm size.)
1.2mm was used in the video for the demonstration and a weight of 1.2g.
Braided fishing string for wrapping axle/leg joint. (use 10# or less)
Dubro small fuel tubing used for retaining the wheel to the axle
Thin CA glue
The weight for the landing gear, with wheels was 1.2g
aerolite (Dennis R.)
Remember to always use safety glasses and mask when cutting and sanding carbon fiber, and when using CA glue!
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|May 02, 2013, 01:23 PM|
Joined Jan 2010
making landing gear for F3P & freestyle planes
Nice thorough review. Specifics always are very helpful. Wish I would have had this concept to use before I started my current build. Really like the idea of the jig to make getting the angle of the axle relative to the strut as desired and the easily replaceable reinforcements at the top of the strut. Looks like a little extra mass to the airframe, but probably more than worth it if a repair or replacement of the landing gear is required.
Will give your process a shot on my next build.
|May 03, 2013, 07:42 AM|
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