Hi all, I have been scamming soo many ideas off this forum so that I am starting to feel guilty . (not really) Now I thought I sort of give back, for what it's worth: To start off, I treated my props with ArmorAll, if nothing else it gives it less friction through the air. And I believe since then the blades are every so slightly quieter. Just spray and let them soak for a few minutes. Then wipe them down with a soft cloth. Then since I am more about the instant satisfaction I thought I wanted to "build" a gimbal guard for transporting the bird rather than ordering from the internet ans waiting a few weeks for delivery. Looking around the garage I found some paint stirs from the local hardware store. Seems like a perfect fit. I cut it into two strips, 5.75" (should have gone slightly longer, maybe 5 7/8" or even 6" to give it more wedge between the gear) Then filed them down and wedged it into the landing gear. Instant gimbal guard for about, let's say nothing.zerozero dollars It even fits into the case nicely when flying or extra. One project that did not turn out so well was my home made prop balancing rod. I got some 1/4" aluminum rods and two 6mm thread cutting dies (CW and CCW). however along the production I slightly bent the rods just enough that they dont balance the props without bias to it's own weight. I have a short piece left and will try one more time. If that doesn't turn out I will buy the rod off of EBay. After all that you can see I adopted the 1" PVC pipe ring landing gear extensions. I used black PVC pive, it is more slightly flexible than the white DWV pipe. So, maybe this inspires you to post your homemade inventions and mods. Take care.