I would think that shaped wire landing gear would be light , durable, repairable & shock absorbing S

Discussion in 'Frame Design' started by Flippy, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Flippy

    Flippy Member

    Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. Hugh Hemington

    Hugh Hemington Well-Known Member

    I can see how four legs, where each leg has two nylon parts with a piece of, say 14ga. spring wire in a 'U' shape in the middle, would remain fairly light, but also absorb the shock of landings.

    One nylon end would be attached to the frame, the u-shaped spring would be oriented horizontally, and the bottom leg portion would be attached to the bottom of the 'U'.
     
  3. Long Range RC

    Long Range RC Well-Known Member

    I use these that I made from the the tall crab leg gear. I cut them on a band saw and placed them on my chopper. They spring very well on hard landings.

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  4. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C631 Moderator

    I also used some pex pipe bent into a C shape for a hex I did. Great shock absorbtion however on harder landing it did bounce and sometimes flip.
     

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