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Sep 12, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Here is the landing gear of my tricopter.



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Sep 13, 2012, 07:41 AM
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I used some springs from Unistrut clamps on mine... Much better on the four corners.
Sep 13, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by vrdetailing View Post
I used some springs from Unistrut clamps on mine... Much better on the four corners.
This is definitely interesting.
Sep 13, 2012, 08:31 AM
The simplest, the better!
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I used some springs from Unistrut clamps on mine... Much better on the four corners.
Mmmh it reminds me something....
Sep 13, 2012, 11:20 AM
making crashing a lifestyle!
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mmmh it reminds me something.... :d
lol:d
Sep 15, 2012, 05:08 PM
The simplest, the better!
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Hi
here is my cheap solution for a 3kg/6,6lb hexa: custom made Lexan plates and electrical duct tubing
Removing the white PVC white spine, it's possible to retract the legs for transporting
Some sponge isolation tubing will cover the horizontal leg to dampen the landings a little
Weight: 90gr each leg
Cost: maybe 5$
Sep 16, 2012, 03:39 AM
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I bought this from goodluckbuy and it's absoultely CRAP! Just a set of plastic pieces which can be twisted//bent by hands. DON'T BUY IT!

Link: http://www.goodluckbuy.com/diy-unive...-ptz-fpv-.html
Sep 16, 2012, 07:37 AM
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i got the tall version of that one..
it sucks more.. it twists and bends like hell with even a small quad on top of it..
Sep 16, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by pdemon View Post
Hi
here is my cheap solution for a 3kg/6,6lb hexa: custom made Lexan plates and electrical duct tubing
Removing the white PVC white spine, it's possible to retract the legs for transporting
Some sponge isolation tubing will cover the horizontal leg to dampen the landings a little
Weight: 90gr each leg
Cost: maybe 5$
you should make them power retracting
Sep 20, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Are there any homemade retracts?
Sep 21, 2012, 12:03 AM
we dont NEED roads!
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I kinda stole your idea, and made a set of 4" pvc landing gear too. But instead of boiling my PVC and using a JIG, i just cut alittle section away from the PVC, put it in my vice & used my heatgun to straighten it alittle.

Here is my tricopter sitting on its new feet...


The rear leg mounted using two 3mm screws. I drilled and tapped the arm to accept them.


For the front arms I only used one 3mm screw & a zip-tie.


Almost ready for flight,
Sep 21, 2012, 11:31 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

Paul
Hi Paul

What a great video with good comments stunning scenery

and

( I just love a happy ending sob sob )

Regards Jeff
Sep 22, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by vineet_p View Post
I bought this from goodluckbuy and it's absoultely CRAP! Just a set of plastic pieces which can be twisted//bent by hands. DON'T BUY IT!

Link: http://www.goodluckbuy.com/diy-unive...-ptz-fpv-.html
You need to get this one. It's stiff and bigger. I bought three different skids from GLB and this one was great. PM me know if you want pictures or a little video of its stiffness lol sounds weird....

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/repair-an...and-white.html
Sep 22, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Another one I can testify it's great.

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/quadcopte...and-2pcs-.html
Sep 22, 2012, 09:45 AM
Do a Barrel Roll!
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Originally Posted by subaru4wd View Post
I kinda stole your idea, and made a set of 4" pvc landing gear too. But instead of boiling my PVC and using a JIG, i just cut alittle section away from the PVC, put it in my vice & used my heatgun to straighten it alittle.
Nice, your method for making them is simpler. I'll have to try that if I need another batch. Let me know if you manage to break one
(I think if one does break, it will be where it is bolted to your frame)


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