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Old 06-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Alternative replacement skids

So I had a crash and broke the front two landing skids on my Invertix. So while I wait for the replacement parts to come in I put this together with nylon or plastic bolts and nuts. You simply use the existing holes that are already in the frame. It works well and is really inexpensive. Total price for the parts was $2.50

I only wish I could have found black bolts instead of white but it works.

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Old 06-24-2015, 05:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent idea,

I would buy a few in black and slightly weaken them with a saw cut, that is a great time and money saving idea.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent idea,

I would buy a few in black and slightly weaken them with a saw cut, that is a great time and money saving idea.
Thanks, I looked for plastic black bolts and hex nuts at my local hardware store but I could not find any. If you do please post a link to the ones you find.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The idea behind the stock skids are they are supposed to break and not the bottom part of the frame. Sacrificial part.
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I doubt they would damage the bottom frame, but if there is any doubt a saw cut in the leg will allow a fast break,

The legs are sacrificial but there seems to be a shortage on both sides of the Atlantic, props and legs and arms are constantly out of stock. It's a great idea for a stop gap whilst the new legs are back in stock
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Ive had to order arms from Encore It normally takes a week to get to me.. as for the legs I purchased a sheet of 1.6mm G10 and make my own now. Only takes around 10 minutes to make one now..

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Ive had to order arms from Encore It normally takes a week to get to me.. as for the legs I purchased a sheet of 1.6mm G10 and make my own now. Only takes around 10 minutes to make one now..

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Wow, you make your own
Could you post pics and vid of how you do that. I am curious as to how you cut it out. Is it hard to do? And what tools do you need to make them???
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I just meant the stock legs are supposed to break before the frame.

The legs are in stock at Encore RC.
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Ive had to order arms from Encore It normally takes a week to get to me.. as for the legs I purchased a sheet of 1.6mm G10 and make my own now. Only takes around 10 minutes to make one now..

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WOW !! Cut them out with a jig saw ?
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Yeah how do you cut them out, cnc router ?
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Sorry your right the legs are sacrificial, care is required to preserve the main board etc
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I just use a junior hacksaw a file and some sand paper.. I lay a original skid on the sheet of G10 mark round it and cut it out.

I would use a dremil if i could find the thing.

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Thanks for the info, I didn't know g10 was easy to work with I might just give that a go
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This weekend I just tie wrapped a 450 size landing gear to an invertix. Since it had an issue I had a high probability to crash.

Remove landing gear so you end up with 4 landing struts and the Lipo bottom plate.

Add 2 layers of bubbel wrap to the bottom of your invertix so covering the power distribution board 4 tiewraps can be used to lock down the Lipo plate.
Then the tiewrap the 450 landing gear to the bottom plate voila. Crash resistant landing gear. And IMHO with the canopy it looks acceptable since it's not really visible.
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