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Jan 03, 2018, 04:45 PM
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Just started playing with landing gear in Fusion360. I plan to make it easily 3D printable and lightweight. Tires will be done in flexible TPU filament.



The actual landing gear was telescopic. Don't think I can do that at this scale easily. Of course, super tall gear won't be needed if you don't have 17" props, so the gear should fit in the body normally.
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Jan 03, 2018, 05:23 PM
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Just started playing with landing gear in Fusion360. I plan to make it easily 3D printable and lightweight. Tires will be done in flexible TPU filament.



The actual landing gear was telescopic. Don't think I can do that at this scale easily. Of course, super tall gear won't be needed if you don't have 17" props, so the gear should fit in the body normally.
Looking sweet!

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Jan 05, 2018, 08:54 PM
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Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 08, 2018, 09:54 AM
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@localfiend, fantastic build. Congratulations and thank you for sharing!
Jan 08, 2018, 05:14 PM
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@localfiend, fantastic build. Congratulations and thank you for sharing!
No problem, and thanks!
Jan 10, 2018, 10:12 AM
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How does the current iteration's landing gear attach?
Jan 10, 2018, 02:24 PM
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How does the current iteration's landing gear attach?
I used the two feet looking things in the bottom left of this image. Links to those 3D printable parts are in the bottom of the first post of this thread.



Just went quick and dirty, wanted something that was easy to change out depending on the weather as it kept changing from dry to rain to snow.

If you go that route, you can make the base out of just about anything. I'd recommend tying the two wires together either with some string, or another lighter piece of wire.
Jan 11, 2018, 12:37 PM
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Jan 12, 2018, 06:33 AM
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Love it. Fantastic work! Congratulacions.
Jan 20, 2018, 12:19 PM
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First off, extremely impressive! I caught wind of your project on the 3D printed plane thread and had to check it out. I’ve been working on-and-off on a built-up balsa XF5U for some time and really appreciate what you’ve done here. Adding retracts will definitely be the finishing touch

BTW I have to really give you credit on that first flight - flying off of snow with an all-white plane on a cloudy day - that took some big ones. Talk about an eye test

I haven’t tried building with FB yet but this looks like the time to start - thanks!

Rob
Jan 20, 2018, 07:42 PM
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First off, extremely impressive! I caught wind of your project on the 3D printed plane thread and had to check it out. Iíve been working on-and-off on a built-up balsa XF5U for some time and really appreciate what youíve done here. Adding retracts will definitely be the finishing touch

BTW I have to really give you credit on that first flight - flying off of snow with an all-white plane on a cloudy day - that took some big ones. Talk about an eye test

I havenít tried building with FB yet but this looks like the time to start - thanks!

Rob
Thanks. Doesn't take too much guts with foamboard. You're always thinking of the next plane, or what you wan't to revise on the current one, so if it goes splat no big deal.
Jan 20, 2018, 07:57 PM
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Jan 20, 2018, 08:42 PM
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What a beautiful build! Also very interesting plane, looks like it flies great
Jan 21, 2018, 05:32 PM
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Nice, when I did mine about 6 or 7 years ago, I found that I needed counterrotating props or I had very sluggish rolls in one direction, counterrotating and it needed no roll trim. On mine I did not use the inboard surfaces but just full flying outerboard surfaces and did not need anything else for roll or pitch. I also used mixed yaw/throttle instead of rudders and it was very responsive in yaw. Nice job.

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Jan 22, 2018, 02:29 PM
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Nice, when I did mine about 6 or 7 years ago, I found that I needed counterrotating props or I had very sluggish rolls in one direction, counterrotating and it needed no roll trim. On mine I did not use the inboard surfaces but just full flying outerboard surfaces and did not need anything else for roll or pitch. I also used mixed yaw/throttle instead of rudders and it was very responsive in yaw. Nice job.

Frank
I need to get some more video. The flat spins this thing can do are crazy with differential thrust. Think the next one I build will be getting functional rudders as well though.


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