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Feb 11, 2013, 06:59 AM
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Landing gear skywalker 1900...always break..don't know what to do!


I have a skywalker 1900. My first landing gear was a carbon fiber one from hobbyking. The weight of the plane is around 3 kgrs . The landing gear broke on a landing ( The part close to the wheel is the most fragile ). Then I did one using an aluminum bar...but again broken. Yesterday I went to fly and again the same happened., It wasn't a smooth landing but it wasn't a hard one either. However, the same, the aluminium bar bends. I don't know what to do. Do you think I must remove the landing gear and throw it by hand? It is 3 kgrs...and I am afraid It is not going to be an easy way to take off...I am not considered a bad pilot rather I think the kind of aluminium bar I use for the landing gear is too soft.

What do you think? Do I have to remove the landing gear??

I will post pictures from the landing gear later.
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Feb 11, 2013, 07:25 AM
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This is the carbon fiber one:

This is the aluminum one :

As you can see I also put a rod throw the two parts of the landing gear..but even with this it bends, and it even pop up from the wood part that it is glued to the fuselage.
Feb 11, 2013, 08:28 AM
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This is the result of a landing on a soft grass field

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Feb 11, 2013, 09:47 AM
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belle landing
Feb 11, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Why bother. Just belly land.
Feb 11, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Land more smoothly!
Feb 11, 2013, 11:14 AM
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I think it has something to do with the aluminium I use, I think it is too soft. I've seen users from this forum with the same type of landing gear and it does not suffer as much as mine.
Feb 12, 2013, 06:02 PM
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My SW is about 2.2kg and u can launch it with my left non master hand easily. It flys out of my hand most times! But I'm running a 3536 1400kv SK motor with a 9x6 prop and 60amp ESC all on 4s 5000mah and its totally over powered but I'd prefer more power than not enough and cruising at about 45-55kph on 6-7 amps is awesome.

Have you tried a simple straight axel with slightly bigger wheels?? I've seen alot of guys on here doing that, try the search function for SW landing gear and it should bring up alot of threads I reckon.
Feb 12, 2013, 08:07 PM
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use piano wire because it's flexibility and robust. If you hard landing, it just bent and easy to repair. I use it on all my SW's (3 so far). Can't remember the size in inches, hard for us to remember because we use metric. I think diameter around 3.5 or 4mm............

Dont bother to harden it because most important thing is your fuse still save from hard landing.
Feb 13, 2013, 01:03 AM
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I use piano wire. Then I braced it with springs and cord. It will take any landings I can throw at it.
Sep 02, 2014, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by blueprint
Why bother. Just belly land.
Of course. There's no reason for that plane to have any bothersome, unnecessary landing gear.

It's very similar to an EasyStar, and they have no landing gear at all.

Hand-launch it, and belly it in.

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