Tagged: Landing gear
2 March, 2015 at 15:45 #11338
Longer landing gear legs was something I was looking for as generally my landing area is grass and even though it’s not really long, it’s enough to cause extra unwanted pressure on the battery tray when/if there’s a heavy landing. This is likely one of the reasons I’ve damaged my top wire holders.
I came across these S500 landing gear legs on hobbyking and they’re just a couple dollars. They do just what I was looking for and really lift the tri up a good bit more. You can still use the simple install method of zip ties too. It may not be for everyone as it obviously makes it a bit more bulky, and it does add some weight. These are coming in at about 18g/piece.
Attachments:3 March, 2015 at 21:16 #11418schlagbohrerParticipant
I had a similar problem with the landing gear during my first flights. I broke my top wire holders and damaged the lower ones. But I also wanted some more surface to land to, to reduce the penetration into the grass.
I like your landing gear, but I went a different route: I brought a PVC pipe and cut off 10mm rings (I still have a lot of spares 🙂 ). It works great and also adds some dampening to the landing gear. Which helps a lot, if you are a beginner like me. 🙂
But my landing gear misses some coolness… :-/
Attachments:3 March, 2015 at 21:22 #11421
That’s such a good idea! Never would have thought of that.4 March, 2015 at 17:31 #11462BanditParticipant
I have seen people use a big zip tie/ cable tie which is not fully zipped up in a similar fashion to your PVC pipe there, say a few clicks on the zip tie to create a large round shape. Produces a nice bouncy landing gear that can take huge knocks.4 March, 2015 at 22:55 #11486PrudentParticipant
If you cut them in half (PVC Pipe) , and place in boiling water, they become more pliable, that way you can get a flat edge.6 March, 2015 at 12:19 #11557
That’s great! It’s amazing the things that people can come up with.7 March, 2015 at 10:16 #11585TheZoq2Participant
That’s a really cool way of doing it. I personally wanted more surface area to land better in snow (which didn’t really work to well) so I 3d printed some landing gear. They don’t come of as easily as the stock gears though because they are sitting underneath the booms instead of on the side where they get pulled off if you land with some speed.22 March, 2015 at 11:40 #12335Flynn203Participant
The pipe is a good idea! I have the same problems with damaged battery carrier.
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