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Old 05-03-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default KBDD Gear - Disappointed, a problem, and a question.

I purchased three sets of the KBDD skids and two did not last one flight. I was practicing hovering in a nice flat area and never crashed the heli, but both sets broke off at the front post. The worst case I had was a bumpy landing. To make matters worse the second set broke off right at the edge of the post hole. I was barely able to grip it with a precision needle nose and it stretched the material.

So I have two questions as a result.

1. Any idea how I can get the broken post out without damaging the frame?

2. The fit seemed very tight on the KBDD, do I need to do anything to the posts to get the gear to fit properly? It seems as bending as the material is, it should not have broken so easily. The posts seem to fight in very very tightly and I have a feeling that is stressing the material.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:06 AM   #2
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I recently had exactly the same issue. The LHS have taken them back.

The reports on the forum here say that early production skids were very brittle and that the problem has been corrected now... Send them back to KBDD.

I used a sharp knife to get the pegs out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:07 AM   #3
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Several methods of getting the broken post out :

1. Lever it out with a pin
2. Drill carefully into it with a small (1mm) drill until it bites then pull it out
3. Heat a needle, push it into the broken pin, let the plastic go solid as pull the needle and pin out.

Sorry, I don't have the KBDD skids so cannot help with fitting them. Do the manufacturers not offer any advice ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies, I will give this a go with the needle or a drill.

And no, the skids came in a basic parts bag. I was not able to find any info about having to mod the skids. I have no idea if they are from the first batch or not.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:52 AM   #5
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I just ordered two sets from Value RC. Is there any way to tell, other than crash and break, if they are first gen. skids?
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:24 AM   #6
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IIRC.....in an earlier post, KBDD was issuing a replacement for any skid found defective that was sold PRIOR TO 4/13/2012......I had a "first generation" white skid that was brittle....sent it back, got a replacement made with new plastic formulation....works great!!
Since then I've received 2 sets of the pink skids...they work great - and LOOK super!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:57 AM   #7
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I have read on here that people shave off some material on the skid pegs to make them a little skinnier. I would use sanding paper. Conversly, last night I had to drill out the pegs on my stock skids because they snapped flush with the insertion hole.

After I drilled them I had a loose fit, so I coated the new landing gear pegs with some CA glue to make them a little thicker. That seemed to do the trick.

So too thick, trim. Too skinny, coat with CA
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=ErikIL77;3908502]

1. Any idea how I can get the broken post out without damaging the frame?

QUOTE]

I use an fresh exacto knife and stab the point into the pin, dull side up and slide it out, ive done 3 or 4 that way...! The exacto knife gives good leverage.
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