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MiniCwik
05-06-2009, 12:18 PM
Okay I have heard/read about zipties being used to secure the landing struts to the frame, how I wondered how/where?

I did do a search but did not come up with definitive results.

Thanks

ibutcherjp
05-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Same for me, didnt find any info on this ... :bawl
Could anyone explain ?

Slyster
05-06-2009, 03:03 PM
Saved my skids and frames mulitple times. See the holes where you screw the skids on? 4 on the skids? 4 on the frame? Line them up and zip tie them up tight.

I'll show a pic when I get home.

ferret30
05-06-2009, 03:25 PM
I'm guessing you need to ream out the holes a bit to get a zip tie through? I was just thinking... I keep a lot of short zip ties around that I've cut off of models. You can stick a short zip tie through the hole, and then put just a zip tie head on the other end. Make any sense?

JackdaWack
05-06-2009, 07:02 PM
yes we need pics, im very much interested after destroying my landing gear.

NotEnoughTime
05-06-2009, 07:22 PM
Sly, draw one of your official NTSB pics, that will get the point across, lol :P

JackdaWack
05-06-2009, 07:38 PM
It cant be that hard to imagine how to do it lol, but knowing your doing it right makes all the difference.

Ultraviolet
05-06-2009, 08:06 PM
Another option that others have mentioned is using plastic machine screws ( available at local hardware store ) to secure the landing gear.

jayrat
05-06-2009, 08:33 PM
Sweet plan ferret. That way they would pop off a bit easier, and be a little nicer to look at.

reALIGNed
05-06-2009, 08:45 PM
Another option that others have mentioned is using plastic machine screws ( available at local hardware store ) to secure the landing gear.


exactly, I used black ones to train with.

NotEnoughTime
05-06-2009, 08:46 PM
Another option that others have mentioned is using plastic machine screws ( available at local hardware store ) to secure the landing gear.

Yep, RH sells them too, throw them in your next order. :thumbup:

http://www.readyheli.com/RTL_Fasteners_Plastic_M2x10mm_Plastic_Nuts_Pack_p/rtl-plasticm2x10.htm

Slyster
05-06-2009, 09:50 PM
see new thread I made