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Cutting up landing gear.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ozzyguy, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Ozzyguy

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    I'm considering cutting some weight by hack sawing the landing skids.
    First option and my preferred is to cut off the front strut leaving an L shape.
    Second is to cut out the cross member leaving all 4 vertical posts.
    Thoughts comments and experience welcome.
     
  2. Gizmo3000

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    Re: Landing gear surgery.

    the Landing gear weighs a total of about 42grams,. I can't see being able to shave more than 10g from them before they'd lose structural integrity.
     
  3. RichardWendt

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    Why not to get a bigger capacity battery?
     
  4. Ozzyguy

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    The plan was to also remove the front legs from the camera field of view.
     
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    G'day Ozzyguy,
    I'll be in Townsville on Saturday...I've fitted simensays folding gear and have a couple of spare sets of standard and a set of miekel design folding struts available if you wanna try some options? I'll be in Kelso at our daughters place, can I trust you to lend you gear to try out? Call me on 0428303714 and let me know what you need. I've got some spare carbon tube in 6mm and 15mm OD also..
     
  6. Ozzyguy

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    Perhaps we can meet up for a fly and to chew the fat:)
     
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    Be good to catch up, but I'll be probably too busy with family, got one in hospital, but I'm happy to meet up and lend you any gear you might need, that I might have.
     
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    Cool. Best wishes for your family. I can mail the gear back to you.
     
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    I've got spare standard legs so mailing back will not be an issue! we'll catch up saturday or sunday?
    What's your mobile #?
     
  10. Ozzyguy

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    Just sent you a text with my number. Sat is good if that suits you
     
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