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Retractable landing gear

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by jerrymac12000, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. jerrymac12000

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    Is there any type of retractable landing gear available for the FC40?
     
  2. 2trickpony

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    Havent seen any but there is for the S800 :lol:
     
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    Thanks, I will look into that
     
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    Those are manual- they are not switched, and I am assuming the thread author was curious about electric retracts.

    I noticed this because I am currently in the process of attempting to mod a set for my v1.1.1
    I found a set of small servoless retracts, that stop at 90 degrees, and have a 3mm shaft with set screw. I plan on finding a sweet spot on the side- where gimbal mount will not interfere, and then making a set of carbon fiber legs and skids. The retracts are 18grams each- and that is only a gram or 2 more than the shapeways parts list before the legs are added. I know these small retracts can support up to 2.5 kilograms- so they should be strong enough.

    How smexy would a 3 axis with retracts be on a Phantom?