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Old Dec 19, 2010, 04:34 PM
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just use a basic sprung leg that is screwed into a mounting plate on the plane. that's the easiest solution and will give you some give on landing.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 12:31 AM
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shes 5ft 5" long and weighs less than a kilo thanks to my weight saving techniques
Oh, something went wrong along the way.
On your very first post, it stated:
SPECS:
4ft 2" long
7" wide
4ft 2" wingspan

That's why I was worried about wing loading if retracts is added.
But now it's 5' 5"

Anyway here is my idea. DON't SHOOT ME though...
Buy this for $3.99 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=3821
or http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8001
then the scale wheels from
http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id/1657
$15 for a set of 4 wheels for the 59.8" wingspan A380, each set has 4 wheels and weighs only 18.5 grams, and heres what you do:

2 ways: If you wanna make everything easy for yourself:
Option one shows more scale but you'll have to drill hole precisely. The axle swivels, and helps better landings.
Option 2, modify the steel wire into carbon fiber tube as shown in the picture.
Other retracts to consider:
2nd: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8001
3rd: WHICH I HIGHLY RECOMMEND:
A. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12883
B. NOSE GEAR : http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11302 and make sure to add a bit of forward angle on the nose gear for landings.

GEARS ON THE PICTURES SWIVELS 10deg up & 10 deg down AS SET BY THE MANUFACTURER (that's why 2 pics where shown)

But again don't shoot me, read reviews on each item
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 12:36 AM
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the only thing you have to worry about, is how to make the 6 wheel bogies. there's plenty of 4 wheel bogies out there that you can use, but you'de have to make your own 6 wheel, unless you want to spend money on the A380 sets that are available.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 01:20 AM
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the only thing you have to worry about, is how to make the 6 wheel bogies. there's plenty of 4 wheel bogies out there that you can use, but you'de have to make your own 6 wheel, unless you want to spend money on the A380 sets that are available.
@LuvEvolution, No worries...
Option 3, which is a continuation of OPTION 1 label. On option 1 picture, you can clearly see the metal wheel axle that could be extended, use it to the add middle wheels, the the front and back wheels can be extended with flat carbon fiber piece on both sides. Heres a quick fix picture and the cheap xtra 30mm wheels needed for $2.66 a bag and hub can be spray painted with black to match the rest. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10405
Use the gears from the picture from above and follow the picture below to make it a 6-wheel boggie
-SPYRO
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 02:33 AM
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that works. LOL.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 08:54 AM
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thanks for those ideas but i was talking about homemade landing gear
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 11:18 AM
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thanks for those ideas but i was talking about homemade landing gear
BUT all those ideas I gave you were supposed to be done @ home. So it's home made. LOL
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 05:16 PM
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but could you provide some more info on the system for mounting
Shure keenan but are you planning fixed or retracts.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 05:31 PM
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Keenan I think I might have found a very good & easy solution for your A380's landing gear.

http://www.scaleflying.com/Airbus-A3...s_p_1190.html#
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 07:53 PM
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those are the gear I was trying to find. LOL. thanks Chris.

kinda pricey, but nice. I've also seena similar kit for about 70 bucks, but can't remember for the life of me, where I saw them. hmmmmmm.
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Keenan I think I might have found a very good & easy solution for your A380's landing gear.

http://www.scaleflying.com/Airbus-A3...s_p_1190.html#
I bought some gears from this guy too. But Keenan is really into HOME MADE ONLY:
http://www.windrider.com.hk/product.asp?id=166
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Old Dec 20, 2010, 10:26 PM
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thanks for those ideas but i was talking about homemade landing gear
Now here are some Decals that fits perfectly to your project:

http://www.windrider.com.hk/product.asp?page=2&id=200

http://www.windrider.com.hk/product.asp?page=3&id=200
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 11:19 AM
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shoot

i just realised that the wing comes up to my elbow and im 5ft 9"
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 11:36 AM
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that's fine. the more wing the better. since you are building from foam, you will hardly gain any weight, but add much more wing area, which will bring down the wing loading even more. this'll make it fly that much better on those fans, at less power, which means longer flight times. it's all good, man.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 12:58 PM
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yeah each wing i 1ft 2.6" at the widest point and at the smallest point 2" wide
so wing loading should stay at a minimum but im still renforcing the wings with balsa wood spars im building my wings in the same way as airbuzz
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