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Best replacement landing skids

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Burndog, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Burndog

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    Hello,
    I have a P2+ (DSLR Pros Sundance edition) and have added some taller/ wider skids. Now they don't fit in the case so thinking about these:
    http://www.helipal.com/carbon-fiber-fol ... antom.html

    I'd like to get a set that will last and not require removal each time I want to put the quadcopter in a suitcase or it's case.

    Anyone have recommendations on the current best skids that offer ease of use (foldable or quick disconnect) as well as quality for travel and use in a case or suitcase?
     
  2. AerialCinemaGuy

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    All the aftermarket ones are junk and will break and cause more damage than good. I would advise learning how to hand catch, I landed only my first two flights with no problem, but decided it was too nerve racking so I hand catch now and It's way better
     
  3. Burndog

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    I hand catch whenever over dirt... Parking lot take offs and landings are no problem. Main concern after replacing the original landing gear (palm tree jumped in front of the flight path while red low battery lights were flashing) is that it would be nice to have some folding model skids that would allow easy packing of the copter in a suitcase for travels abroad. Even thought the DSLR Pro kits come with a great case, I'd rather not advertise while going through airports.
     
  4. alanp

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    Hi,

    Landing the Phantom is as easy as falling off a greasy log, I'm not sure that any of the replacement skids change this fact. Catch it, land it, whichever you feel more comfortable with. What I'm really looking for is a super minimal skid that cant be seen by the gopro. I also have a carry case that fits the original skid so size is important. I purchased some of the wider/higher skids thinking they would work but they can still be seen and don't fit in my case, so a failure all round (at least they only cost £5).http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DJI-Phantom-1 ... 35db538b9a

    I can see a number of additional options so I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction for a more suitable gopro skid. I did some cool filming over the weekend at a friends wedding and had to edit the screen size in my video tests. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmnLEx0pGPQ This is OK but I would prefer to have a wider field of view and not edit this. I also agree that the slower you move the Phantom the less this happens but still, a wider, more minimal, case compatible skid would be preferable.

    Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!