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Old 05-06-2009, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ziptie landing struts where?

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.

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Old 05-06-2009, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Same for me, didnt find any info on this ...
Could anyone explain ?
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yes we need pics, im very much interested after destroying my landing gear.
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Sly, draw one of your official NTSB pics, that will get the point across, lol
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It cant be that hard to imagine how to do it lol, but knowing your doing it right makes all the difference.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Another option that others have mentioned is using plastic machine screws ( available at local hardware store ) to secure the landing gear.
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Sweet plan ferret. That way they would pop off a bit easier, and be a little nicer to look at.
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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.
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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.

http://www.readyheli.com/RTL_Fastene...asticm2x10.htm
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see new thread I made
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