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Old 12-08-2008, 02:24 PM
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I would like to know how the landing gear is tie wrapped oto the frame rather then screwed on to the bottom plate, to prevent breaking the bottom plate out.
Old 12-08-2008, 02:43 PM
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Default RE: Fastening landing gear

if your hitting the ground hard enough to break zipties, your gonna damage more than the bottom plate anyways. plus you run the risk of snapping the gear up into the rotor disk. then there may also be some slipage of the struts in the ties and you may land off center causing a possible blade strike.

with all this in mind, if you still want to ziptie the stuts in place, drill holes in the bottom plate in the appropriate locations and run zipties through them.

good luck, wraith
Old 12-09-2008, 12:51 AM
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Thanks that is what I kinda figured. No I havn't broken any tie wraps yet, didnt get around to putting them in at this point. But I had heard that the way the gear fastened to the tiny tabs was not all that good and to tie wrap it rather then screw it into the plastic tabs.
I was also thinking of tying it around the frame itself but the gear slipping is a good point to keep in mind. If it can go wrong it probably will on a heli.
Old 12-09-2008, 08:07 AM
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Default RE: Fastening landing gear

funflier,
Is there a chance that you have got confused and someone had mentioned zip tieing the "training gear" instead of the "landing gear"? Plenty of guys use zip ties to tie on thier training gear because the little plastic tabs provided don't hold very well but I've never heard of antone zip tieing on thier landing gead.
Old 12-09-2008, 08:59 AM
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ORIGINAL: robtangie

funflier,
Is there a chance that you have got confused and someone had mentioned zip tieing the "training gear" instead of the "landing gear"? Plenty of guys use zip ties to tie on thier training gear because the little plastic tabs provided don't hold very well but I've never heard of antone zip tieing on thier landing gead.
I agree. I would never use just zip ties for the landing gear. Yes the screws will eventually strip out after hard landings, but nothing a little CA won't fix.

Skarn
Old 12-09-2008, 11:45 AM
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Default RE: Fastening landing gear

i could see using both screws AND zipties. now with both my SA and my SE V2 i have not had a problem just using the screws. like i said in my earlier post, if your hitting hard enough to break the zipties or the bottom plate for that matter, your going to have even more problems than just the plate. you want to revisit your landing technique and try to soften it up a bit. granted i've bounced on a couple landings, but i havent hit that hard aside from the occasional crash.
Old 12-10-2008, 12:18 AM
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Default RE: Fastening landing gear

When I used training gear I used to use rubber bands instead of zip ties to fasten them to the skids as rubber bands give and allow the training gear to slip and flex. Learned that from my old Shuttle.
It was the screws I was worried about as they seem very small. I have a King Vll and it actually has through bolts and nuts to fasten the gear to the frame.
I figured that the Zip ties would take the place of the screws. Yes your probably right if you land hard enough to tear out the screws you will probably have a splatackular landing, boom strike and all...

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