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p25o1
2nd November 2013, 05:02 AM
hi chatch,

just ordered the extender flat arms.

is there a landing gear option?

if not

do you use/recommend something.

thx

chatch
2nd November 2013, 05:27 PM
I can see if I can cut out some Delrin landing gear that attach with zip ties. for now, I have seen a lot of people use Trex 450 landing gear.

p25o1
3rd November 2013, 01:19 AM
first thx,

2nd ,,

whats up with the avatar lool,,,

dont get me wrong , ive seen a phantom fly and many ppl like it ,

but

you !!! LooL

chatch
3rd November 2013, 09:49 AM
hahahaha it's a joke :)

disq
5th November 2013, 04:44 AM
You could try something like this (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1137097).

ColoradoFlightMedic
5th November 2013, 12:07 PM
I use these (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__34248__Universal_Nylon_Landing_Skid_Set_for_Mult i_Rotor_Frames_Extended_100mm_.html). They are lightweight, cheap, durable, shock absorbing, and easy to mount with a few zip ties.

disq
5th November 2013, 12:20 PM
I use these (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__34248__Universal_Nylon_Landing_Skid_Set_for_Mult i_Rotor_Frames_Extended_100mm_.html). They are lightweight, cheap, durable, shock absorbing, and easy to mount with a few zip ties.

I have them too, screw them on at the most bottom plate (drilled one hole on each arm)

My problem is, they are not easy to put on and off, and quad won't fit in the backpack with them on. I didn't try zipties for the mounting. Can you post a pic?

ColoradoFlightMedic
5th November 2013, 12:30 PM
I drilled two holes in the skid so I could pass a zip tie through and around the cross brace of the G10 arm. With the two ties perpendicular, they are rock solid. Could still be a pain to remove them if you're needing to do that frequently.

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p25o1
8th November 2013, 02:01 PM
I drilled two holes in the skid so I could pass a zip tie through and around the cross brace of the G10 arm. With the two ties perpendicular, they are rock solid. Could still be a pain to remove them if you're needing to do that frequently.

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these look nice and simple, thx

scotth72
9th January 2014, 02:24 PM
I made these up the other day. 3/8" aluminum rod, drilled and tapped for 3mm screw. These are 1" long, but you could make them however long you need them.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BPx4N_cuK5J8EbAR3hPK6GamnaVETLRKXHyYITbxNyk=w640-h499-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LFZGdICuO0I/Us7onKfSzrI/AAAAAAAAJLA/jcKBl9Rn3tg/w640-h568-no/400Q+Landing+Gear+Bottom.jpg

chatch
9th January 2014, 03:05 PM
looks good and simple. I can add a hole to the arm file to attach things like that. It won't hold it in long grass though. It looks nice on a table but from "real world" use, even the gaui style landing gear weren't good enough for grass.

scotth72
9th January 2014, 06:58 PM
Yeah, I lay down a piece of carpet for take-off and landing. I just needed to get the current sensor and uhf antenna off the ground. Most of my LZ are full of brush and cactus anyway.