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Old 01-21-2012, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to make durable MCPX landing skid - Guide

So we need a plastic package, or another plastic box


we must reshape the plastic cover

prepare a design of landing skid, I used the chassis as a template in the style of RKH TDR

with transparent tape, glue template

next step is cutting and sawing

We can use carbon foil for better look. This foil is 3M Dinoc carbon


next step is cutting and sawing

and other side

white area we can painted with black color (centropen)

you must use 2 screw for holding to frame

and here is complete landing skid on my MCPX

here is crash test video
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uGtzVrV_KQ&feature=g-upl&context=G208ce24AUAAAAAAAAAA[/ame]

landing skid in PDF here

Last edited by seltino; 01-30-2012 at 08:04 AM.. Reason: landing skid in PDF
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good looking skids, gReat instructions, thanks for posting! I'll be making a set this weekend.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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seltino

All I am going say is you are a top man with a brilliant product.

Thank you for sharing

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Thank you for this post.
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Battery tray?
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Good thing you didn't do the crash test with them installed.....

Looks great and very clear instructions.

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harda toenail you can hold batery with holder from original landing skid. This holder you can consolidate with screw, or you can use rubber band.
Brockshadow my friend have 30 crash on MCPX with this landing skid and landing skid is still OK
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I know. I already have bottle skids. I was just suggesting that a little info be added for mounting the tray. Mine aren't near as sexy as these though!
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Thanks for posting the info. Can you post a pdf or exact dimension to print out the template?
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yes i can, in Wednesday. I have holiday and i dont have scaner at home
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Looks great Seltino!

Would it be possible to get a scanned image of your template to possible print out, that way we can get perfect replicas.
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Id just bolt on the MH battery tray from their skids. Nice work!
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Maybe you can use velcro for the battery
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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This is awesome! Totally gonna do this from now on, even with my MSR.

One thing when i did this was add a bit of cp as a strut bar just to make it a bit more rigid (less cool though). I didnt want the skids flattening out as soon as i had a tough landing.

The velcro definitely makes it a plus!
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waiting for PDF file, thanks.
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Im sorry i had to much work with canopies for people from this forum and real work. But here is landing skid in PDF
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File Type: pdf landing skid MCPX.pdf (1.01 MB, 1393 views)
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Stock skids almost NEVER break unless they have a factory defect. Unfortunately the defect is quite common. Look closely at a damaged skid set. Usually you'll find a pore or "bubble" in the plastic at the site of a break. Once you get a set of stock skids with no molding flaws, they last forever. You can almost tie them in knots without breaking.

The stock skids are the lightest and most durable, it's just a crapshoot finding a good set.
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yes, buy 100 landing skids and try this...
original skid have lower weight, but durabily is terrible

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uGtzVrV_KQ&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
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Herbalife is good for everything Nice idea.
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My original skids are still going strong after 7 or so months. But by looking at this design you could shave some weight off by putting some more holes in strategic areas.
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