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John_jrp3 04-09-2010 04:51 PM

Better landing skids
So today im landing to what i thought was pretty gentle well the right side landed a little harder than the other and snapped my skids off on the bottom on front and back, i have a spare set.

But what i want to know is their a better brand? or something from another heli that will work? i can modify if needed. i thought about cutting out some lexan and making some ( stuff is indestructable)

i know i seen one on here with some other skids on it. any suggestions would be just great thanks.<br type="_moz" />

rotordoc1 04-09-2010 07:48 PM

RE: Better landing skids
It would help if you told us what model you have.

Century makes many different helis. All have some pretty good landing struts except some of the earlier Swift electrics.

John_jrp3 04-09-2010 08:00 PM

RE: Better landing skids
sorry, a swift 16



something like these


rotor09 04-09-2010 11:11 PM

RE: Better landing skids
The ones in the lower picture are from their Hawk. They work well but I like to keep the tail rotor higher off the ground, like the stock Swift struts do.

The ones I use are these heavy durty Swift struts.


Stronger and keeps the t/r higher.

John_jrp3 04-10-2010 01:54 PM

RE: Better landing skids
I will have to order a set today thanks.

John_jrp3 04-11-2010 02:11 PM

RE: Better landing skids
built some out of aluminum to test out. not finished yet have to weld them up here later on. just got home and wanted to share.

http://i41.tinypic.com/1589eyr.jpg<br type="_moz" />

John_jrp3 04-12-2010 07:48 PM

RE: Better landing skids
got them welded up today and painted them (leftover form a car i painted) they should take some hard landings with ease.


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rotor09 04-12-2010 10:01 PM

RE: Better landing skids
Worth considering is that the energy in a crash or hard landing has to be dissipated somehow. If the gear is not designed to dissipate these forces, they will be transfered up into the frame and may cause them to break. It is far less expensive, and a lot easier, to replace the sacrificial landing gear struts then a mainframe piece.

John_jrp3 04-12-2010 10:06 PM

RE: Better landing skids
I got a old style set still and ordered the new heavy duty set. im just in hover stage and cruisin around my backyard atm. if and when i decide to ge brave i will probly change them out.<div>
</div><div>I was just sharing is all</div>

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