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May 04, 2005, 01:51 AM
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Landing skids. Not much flexability at all. Idea!


I've noticed somthing and it's landing gear skids that don't flex at all. The ones that are made of aluminum tubing bends and dents or it's some sort of plastic that with enough strength in a small crash will snap. I was thinking that maybe two of those little fishing rods would really do good by cutting two of them at the right spot and stripping them of the eyelets and using them as skids. I know everyone has seen how a fishing rods bend. I'm just tired of small crashes doing the landing gear in. I'm going to try this and will post pics, any comments on this upgrade possibility, would be welcome.
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May 04, 2005, 02:18 AM
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Softer landings?

In all honesty, which heli ??
May 04, 2005, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by skip63
I've noticed somthing and it's landing gear skids that don't flex at all. The ones that are made of aluminum tubing bends and dents or it's some sort of plastic that with enough strength in a small crash will snap. I was thinking that maybe two of those little fishing rods would really do good by cutting two of them at the right spot and stripping them of the eyelets and using them as skids. I know everyone has seen how a fishing rods bend. I'm just tired of small crashes doing the landing gear in. I'm going to try this and will post pics, any comments on this upgrade possibility, would be welcome.
I have no issues with the skids, but find that replacing CF legs (on micros) with piano wire increases the flex and removes the snap from the equation.
May 04, 2005, 06:06 AM
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Is it a micro heli? Music wire.
http://vinceherman.net/rc/LG.jpg
May 04, 2005, 06:19 AM
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i use stainless steel tig welding filler rod and have a had a heli run over by a car and the blades broke but the skids just keep kicking
May 04, 2005, 06:34 PM
That tree again!!!!
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Absolutely agreed on the music wire for landing gear. It works great even on bigger heli like Shogun



and



It survives many many crashes

Thanh


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