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A Phantom with NO landing gear..?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Rod Carnochan77, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Rod Carnochan77

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    Now I just saw this online- is this even possible ? If yes it would definetly increase the aerodynamics of the bird and also less weight and alot less drag would definetly increase flight time dramatically ! Hand catching would definetly be challenging unless adding something to the body that would make this feasable.. Comments and experiences would be very welcome !
     

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  2. HueJorgan

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    Looks almost ufo like without legs
     
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  3. N017RW

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    Looks like a P1. I have a P2 NV and have though about doing this.
    The Rx antennas aren't the problem so much as the compass.
    Too lazy to design a new/proper mount.
     
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    Doesn't the p3 have antennae in the legs? Not to mention the sacred compass. Where would they go?
     
  5. Ted4797

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    I have seen the retractable landing gear. Wondered where they put the compass and antenna. It's a cool idea but really would it be save?
     
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    I have done extensive research on retractable landing gear and I've seen only 1 version which looks good enough HML 350 V2 Electric Retractable Landing Gear Skid DJI Phantom Series Compat [​IMG][​IMG] it's all well thought out but I don't see how it's helpful in any way- the crud landing gear are still crud and easier to tip over. I want a set of gear like the inspire with pegs.

    There are detailed instructions on YouTube how to instal the compass on a peg and works like a charm.

    I imagine flying without any gear would be fine until there was a crash on my camera.., expensive landing... Otherwise to be completely honest the OP pic of the phantom without landing gear looks sexy. If I didn't use my camera I would do it.


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    Where is the camera on that one?