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Bigger skids (BUT ARE THEY PAINTED?)

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by 2014fc40, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. 2014fc40

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    Does anyone know if these Ebay taller/wider black skids are just spray painted? Or really molded in black plastic?

    DJI Phantom FC40 2 Vision Part High Extended Tall Landing Gear Skid Black
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/191187397020

    someone HAD TO HAVE BOUGHT THESE :?
     
  2. 2014fc40

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    I guess no one has bought these. Oh well, I'll take the risk and order them. I like the black ones anyway.

    The CF ones Ive seen just don't look sturdy.
     
  3. cadre_78

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    I've bought them and they are not painted, they are black plastic.

    I do have to admit that they don't seem as robust as the stock white versions.
     
  4. darwin-t

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    The white extended one don't seem as strong as the stock ones, either.
     
  5. 2014fc40

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    Not as strong eh? Well daym. I wouldn't have expected that. Not a biggie though, as long as they don't fold like card table legs.

    I've got a pair coming from Honk Konk as we speak. $11-ish off Ebay.
     
  6. IIVII

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    i've been usin' them since i got my fc40 and i couldn't be happier .. i even modded them to have a wider stand all around . now they stand right under the motors so theres less drag .. and the tippin over isn't an issue anymore no matter how windy it is :)

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  7. sohail99

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    Thats an amazing Phantom you got there! Love the feet and thew mods! :)
     
  8. 2014fc40

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    Hi, did you need to use a heat gun to widen the stance? I'm going to cut off the bottom rail too. Looks better and I think it will stand better too.
     
  9. IIVII

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    Thanks :D

    no heat gun was used , i just realigned the landing gears to where i want them then made new holes on the landing gears .
     
  10. 2014fc40

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    I tried to see your pics again but they aren't coming up...
     
  11. 2014fc40

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    Hey, I'm still not getting it. Did you swivel the legs and put in some headed screws? 'Cause it looks like they are in the same basic place to me>.......
     
  12. IIVII

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    no am still using the stock screws .. i just made new holes on the landin' gears .. here's a close up pic
     

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    Ah, got it IIVII!

    Thanks for the fast response too.

    I see they are swiveled around the hole. Genius.
     
  14. 2014fc40

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    Got my XL black skids from China today. Dremeled off the bottom crosspiece, drilled 8 new holes, screwed them down and remounted (taped) the antennas and then screwed down the compass. Shweet.

    Thanks for the idea IIVII, I seriously like the look, more stable too.