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idea for flotation landing gear

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by canadavenyc, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. canadavenyc

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    I live near water, and once I get my Phantom, I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of flying over coastal areas and ocean. I was wondering...what if there was a landing gear that consisted of thin plastic spikes in each corner, with large, lightweight, low-density styrofoam spheres, maybe four or five inches diameter, attached (sort of like pincushion fashion)? Would that work for land-based landings, and would it help the Phantom float if it made an unscheduled water landing?
     
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  3. canadavenyc

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    thanks, some of those look like they work quite well.

    In thinking more about it, I wonder if those "air pillow cushions" that are used for shipping padding would work. Like these things: http://www.storopack.com/uploads/tx_tem ... _II_06.JPG

    Maybe strapped to the landing gear?