Sunday 2 August 2015

Landing Gear

Here's how I make landing gear using 2mm piano wire for the axle 
and 20 x 1.5mm aluminium flat for the struts. 
Wheels are pool noodle foam glued to bottle caps.

Piano wire axle has a bend on one end

Locking collett on the other end

Two 70mm pieces riveted on top of the aluminium struts to hold the landing gear in place. 
I use Scotch Tough Tape to hold it on to the fuselage.

Video of the landing gear in use

I also bent the Bixler 2 landing gear over and  just tape it to the underneath of the fuselage, 
rather than cutting out a slot and crowding the cockpit.

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