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Old 12-30-2007, 01:30 PM
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I bought training gear for a 30 to 90 size heli. It seems like the training gear is a little big, but I figured that is better than it being to small.
So, my question is:
Are their any hazards to having large training gear on the Heli?
Can I attach the gear using zip ties rather than the rubber bands? It seems like the gear would move around with the rubber bands that are provided in the kit.

Old 12-30-2007, 06:31 PM
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The training gear that is made for the 600 Trex is 20 inches on each of the four legs. It is 40 inches over all.
Zip ties work well. The rubberbands work but are not as strong. I have used both. I like the zip ties better.
Generally if the heli is trimed without training gear it will still be in trim with it installled.
Old 12-30-2007, 07:37 PM
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OK, thanks.
I have a TREX 450 SE V2.
I guess it is a little big.
Old 12-30-2007, 09:15 PM
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I bought two 36" long carbon fiber hollow rods to use for my training gear.

these turned out to be unnessary, so I cut them off at 24" each.

The biggest concern of large landing gear is the weight it adds.

on a Trex 450 you want a low weight training gear, so carbon fiber rods are just right.

And I used nylon zip-ties to attach them.

Harry [8D]
Old 12-31-2007, 03:53 AM
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24 " is good 12 out all 4 ways ,,, just have a ball of some kind so the rods dont dig in in landing ... pingpong balls work good
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Thanks guys, got some decent weather today, so I am flying
I am going to take some length off and see what happens.
Old 12-31-2007, 10:29 AM
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rstroup,

I'd think the rubber bands are for some flexibility. If you land a little hard the rubber bands may give a little to prevent damage to the skids or a tip over.

Ted
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Makes sense.

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