Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Landing Gear Mod

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ULI RAY, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    wanted to have more room and better stability.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Adam

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    18
    Ha, looks like a mini S800.
     
  3. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    yup and im going to try and make it fold too
     
  4. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    New Look!
     

    Attached Files:

  5. Litz

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    8
    I've seen a couple people doing the vinyl and think it looks nice. Just wondering where you got the DJI decal to put on it when it was done. The other one that I've seen over at RCG forums has a similar DJI, a FatShark, and GoPro decal. Is there some decal super-store in the sky that I'm missing?

    Ahhh, It just occurred to me that maybe people are printing there own. I forgot that Testor has a DIY print kit available for making slide-off decals. Haven't tried it myself, but have thought about it in the past for some helis.

    I like the landing gear... nice work. Folding? Now that's something I'll stay-tuned for. :shock:
     
  6. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    dji sticker comes with the Phantom box, iI did the vinyl then placed the oem stickers. With the landing gear folding it would be easier to take it to snowboarding trips, camping, not going to be automatic tho like s800
     
  7. Wheels

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    UK
    Don't forget the compass is on the legs so if it retracts it will go haywire.
     
  8. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    nice call, I'm thinking retracts only for storage.
     
  9. globalcop

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm going to do this. Funny coincidence, I just came across your post here after googling for an hour looking for landing gear solutions. I'm sick of good video shots being ruined by the landing gear. Especially since I installed the gimbal.

    I actually just made a single leg for the compass and a launch platform that will let me fly legless. I'll just catch it when I'm ready to come in, like I often do anyway. I think I'll give it a try next time I go out.
     
  10. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    its hard to catch without the landing gear at least for me and a crash will break more parts without it naza mc is 250 I'd rather break 20 dollar landing gear.
     
  11. Bbowman2002

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    How did you do this?
     
  12. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
  13. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    and now it folds
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Litz

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    8
    Very nice work! It's difficult to see the actual folding mechanism, is there a clip or some type of tensioner that you release in order to fold the legs in or out?
     
  15. Litz

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    8
    That doesn't look like vinyl on the top cowling, did you use plasti-dip or some type of paint? It's looking good.
     
  16. ULI RAY

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    its vinyl just scratched and damaged from poor landings