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I decided to go with 0.5” wide aluminum strip for my landing gear.




Did not want to mount it directly on the foam coz I am pretty sure the foam wont hold it for long with a small contact surface area and will be ripped.
So went ahead and designed a 3d printed mount for it:



Just insert some M3 nuts in the slot:




Use M3 screws to affix it!


Will take more pictures once I mount it on the plane.
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JTiger
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I decided to go with 0.5” wide aluminum strip for my landing gear.




Did not want to mount it directly on the foam coz I am pretty sure the foam wont hold it for long with a small contact surface area and will be ripped.
So went ahead and designed a 3d printed mount for it:



Just insert some M3 nuts in the slot:




Use M3 screws to affix it!


Will take more pictures once I mount it on the plane.


Looks awesome! I'm planning on just using wire but I don't think the stuff I've got will be strong enough...
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homey666
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I decided to go with 0.5” wide aluminum strip for my landing gear.




Did not want to mount it directly on the foam coz I am pretty sure the foam wont hold it for long with a small contact surface area and will be ripped.
So went ahead and designed a 3d printed mount for it:



Just insert some M3 nuts in the slot:




Use M3 screws to affix it!


Will take more pictures once I mount it on the plane.

Everytime one of you does 3d printing, I can feel my wallet straining to blow open!
So many ideas.

Peter
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KK
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Everytime one of you does 3d printing, I can feel my wallet straining to blow open!
So many ideas.

Peter


It does definitely come in handy for sure!
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KK
Done with the landing gear attachment and also out some wheels on it using a simple nut and bolt!



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whatmovesyou
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Done with the landing gear attachment and also out some wheels on it using a simple nut and bolt!





How is landing gear held to fuselage? Is it glued or is it bolted to some sort of inner plate?

With a good bounce or hitting a clump of grass on landing, it will shear off if not held on tight. Was given an "overweight bipe" that had a fast landing speed where the landing gear use to shear off due to high landing speed. Finally, ending up throwing it away, but learned how to takeoff and land a bipe with no major damage. Now you have another reason why you should build light.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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TacticalFlight
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How is landing gear held to fuselage? Is it glued or is it bolted to some sort of inner plate?

With a good bounce or hitting a clump of grass on landing, it will shear off if not held on tight. Was given an "overweight bipe" that had a fast landing speed where the landing gear use to shear off due to high landing speed. Finally, ending up throwing it away, but learned how to takeoff and land a bipe with no major damage. Now you have another reason why you should build light.

Some people need to check head space and timing
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KK
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How is landing gear held to fuselage? Is it glued or is it bolted to some sort of inner plate?

With a good bounce or hitting a clump of grass on landing, it will shear off if not held on tight. Was given an "overweight bipe" that had a fast landing speed where the landing gear use to shear off due to high landing speed. Finally, ending up throwing it away, but learned how to takeoff and land a bipe with no major damage. Now you have another reason why you should build light.

Landing gear "base plate" is glued to the fuselage. And then the aluminum landing gear is sandwiched with "cover plate" that is held by screws as you can see in the picture. When I designed this I had the same concern that due to minimal surface area, it would actually rip off the foam if stuck in grass or worst, paper would come off since its $ tree foam. However, the aluminum so soft that it bends as is. So I am designing some hooks to attach a spring to act as suspension and that way it doesnt widen up too much but enough to act as suspension and then spring would pull it back...

If it comes off, I wouldn't mind since this is a prototype build anyways. I'll fly this plane and if I like it, then I will build another one with MPF just like how JTiger did. I am even thinking of hot wire cutting the wings but then I have been thinking of doing that since a long time . Too many projects, too little time.
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KK
So finally done finishing simple design to hold the springs as suspension and now attached:




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JTiger
Had the maiden voyage today with a 2200mAh 3s and it flew AMAZINGLY! I'm really happy with it No trim needed at all! The motor and prop give this plane a slower (and quieter) top end speed than the standard 2200kv 6x4 setup but I could still climb vertically. This was my first plane with a rudder so I had some fun playing with some (almost) knife edge and very high alpha. A very capable and aerobatic plane but super easy to fly. I did film the flight with a stationary camera but for most of the video it's just a white spec in the smoky white sky... I'm working on improving my video-ing system so hopefully I'll have some better footage next time I get a chance to fly.
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KK
Thats great to hear JTiger! I’ll be doing maiden on mine this coming weekend weather permitting.
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KK
Finally got a chance to maiden my Edge 540 yesterday. It flies just like how you see in the FT video: smooth and very responsive although, it took me several flight to nail down the CG. I started off flying way too tail heavy since I couldn’t move my battery any further so the landing came to my rescue by breaking off the landing gear... once that broke, the CG was good with battery in the same spot all the way up front and got 3 more good flights. Certainly need a ton of expo for this plane to fly smoothly as its touchy like most other FT planes.

My last flight, came in hard and loosened up my motor mount!

Moral of the story is not to use walmart foam since the layers of paper start to peel off easily... other areas it works fine...

Lastly, I still need a good power plant since what I currently have is okay on 3S and good on 4S... A good flyer nonetheless.

JTiger: hows the motor mount on your plane holding up? Does it move significantly?
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Wildthing
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Finally got a chance to maiden my Edge 540 yesterday. It flies just like how you see in the FT video: smooth and very responsive although, it took me several flight to nail down the CG. I started off flying way too tail heavy since I couldn’t move my battery any further so the landing came to my rescue by breaking off the landing gear... once that broke, the CG was good with battery in the same spot all the way up front and got 3 more good flights. Certainly need a ton of expo for this plane to fly smoothly as its touchy like most other FT planes.

My last flight, came in hard and loosened up my motor mount!

Moral of the story is not to use walmart foam since the layers of paper start to peel off easily... other areas it works fine...

Lastly, I still need a good power plant since what I currently have is okay on 3S and good on 4S... A good flyer nonetheless.

JTiger: hows the motor mount on your plane holding up? Does it move significantly?

No video it didn't happen
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KK
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No video it didn't happen


Hehe unfortunately no video of it. Had no one to record it and wasn’t carrying my cap cam either
I’ll try to get it next time I go to field...
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jimbosflyin
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No video it didn't happen

I hear you nightswatch.
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