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Old Mar 11, 2006, 11:42 PM
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Landing skids keep falling off my blade cp, how do you keep them on?

No problems with the heli besides my landing skids keep falling off almost ever time i fly it. I will just be hovering it around and the skids will fall off is there something im doing wrong how can i fix this?
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 12:22 AM
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I put Shoe Goo on my CP2 landing skids joints. Works great.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 12:56 AM
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You can also use tuping tupe or loctite. Just don't use CA.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 01:51 AM
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There are little pieces of fuel tubing that comes on the landing skids. When you install the skids, remove the tubing first, then put the skids through the battery tray, then the fuel tubing, then plug everything into the frame. Once all the skids are all the way into the frame mounting holes, slide the tubing down so that they're jammed up against the tops of the battery tray. It's the fuel tubing jammed against the tops of the battery tray that keeps the skids from sliding out.

I went to my LHS and got fuel tubing of the same ID, but with slightly thicker walls. The thicker-walled tubing holds onto the CF rod tighter. I replaced all the oem thin-walled fuel tubing on my BCP with thicker-walled tubing. It holds everything much tighter, especially holding the geared tail prop on.

Brent.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 02:10 AM
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Use super flue
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 02:16 AM
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replace with super skids, they really look good.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 07:30 AM
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Buy a glue stick in the stationary department at your local store. Apply it to the ends of the landing gear before attaching them to the frame. Then put it together sliding the tubing tight against the battery tray. This it what we use to keep the stabs from sliding loose on TD sailplanes. I also like 1/2A fuel tubing better than the stock.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 12:42 PM
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If you use something permanent like CA or Super glue when your skids broken - you may have to replace the battery tray and the frame. The CA debonder never works for me.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 05:53 PM
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No problems with the heli besides my landing skids keep falling off almost ever time i fly it. I will just be hovering it around and the skids will fall off is there something im doing wrong how can i fix this?
Just use a small drop of loctite (blue) on the end of each of your skids. This will keep them in and still allow you to change your landing gear if you should happen to break one after landing too hard.

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Old Mar 12, 2006, 07:26 PM
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Wrap a small rubber band around 1 skid. when you put the other through it should be a slight struggle to get it in place. The tension does a fine job of holding skids of this type in.

Here's a pic of one of mine you should get the idea, even though it's the wrong heli.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 12:15 PM
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Mine are installed in the way Bikeboatn described (which is stock). They have never come out, even during rolls.
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