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Old May 13, 2011, 04:49 AM
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After using a landing skid from a trex 600, I settled for something cheaper, more stable, and easier to see...

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gives enough clearence for a lipo and is pretty light weight.
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Old May 13, 2011, 08:17 AM
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I just cut some for my new Quad, Uses 500 skids. Only had white material for testing, will re-cut in black.
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Good idea here.

My favorite and used by many others.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9535
Does anyone know the dimensions of these landing skids? I have a Y6 that I need a good/light set of landing gear and this looks perfect, but it needs to be tall enough.

Any help?

Thanks.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 04:48 AM
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Does anyone know the dimensions of these landing skids? I have a Y6 that I need a good/light set of landing gear and this looks perfect, but it needs to be tall enough.
skid length: ~24cm
skid 2 skid: ~14,5cm
ground clearance: ~5cm

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Old Jul 20, 2011, 05:44 AM
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I thought about trying these:

http://directdampers.co.uk/dampers.html

Anyone tried them,are they strong enough?
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 10:59 AM
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I am thinking about using either the T-rex landing gear or one of the two from hobby king listed here. My only concern is if my quadcopter will be tippy on landing and not enough clearance to mount the batter. The arms on my quad will be 15in long in and X config.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 02:01 PM
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I've experimented with countless landing gear for my Tri. Take a look because here is the best!

- Super durable - almost unbreakable
- Flexible enough to absorb hard landings
- Ultra lightweight
- Very cheap
- Height adjustable

Parts needed
- carbon fiber rod
- front steering plastic bushings
- wooden / plastic spheres for the end
- zip ties

These things are the bomb. They are super easy to build and work great. Can't recommend them enough.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Cool I haven't seen that before. Can you post links on where I can buy the parts?
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Cool I haven't seen that before. Can you post links on where I can buy the parts?
I picked up these parts from the local hobby shop. I've attached a photo of the nylon bushing.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Ok I found that white piece. They call it a nose gear bearing.

http://miniglowplanes.com/index.php?...t_detail&p=621

Did you glue the carbon fiber rod into the hole? How does it stay in. It looks like you ziptied the rest in which looks slick.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 06:54 PM
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Ok I found that white piece. They call it a nose gear bearing.

http://miniglowplanes.com/index.php?...t_detail&p=621

Did you glue the carbon fiber rod into the hole? How does it stay in. It looks like you ziptied the rest in which looks slick.
Actually the carbon fiber rod fits so snugly that no glue is required. The zip ties have to be really tight. They actually provide the flex in the gear that absorbs landings. They will be the only thing to break in a very bad accident. Can't get easier to replace than zip ties.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 07:18 PM
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sweet. I will have to check to see if my local shop has those size carbon fiber rods in stock
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Old Dec 18, 2011, 12:26 AM
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Landing skids off heli's 700 for the Tri and 500 for the quad....so far seem indestructible...... but i'll keep tryin'

In both cases a nice bolt on no engineering fit....



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Old Dec 18, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Here is a picture of my copters with landing gear. What I like about them is, they will take a licking and keep right on ticking. Great protection for the payload.

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Old Dec 18, 2011, 01:02 AM
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[QUOTE=Artie in Aus;20167494]Landing skids off heli's 700 for the Tri and 500 for the quad....so far seem indestructible...... but i'll keep tryin'

In both cases a nice bolt on no engineering fit....

I didn't realize the landing skids had that much clearance underneath for the battery. Good to know.
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