audiolofft
I bought larger diameter wheels for my Hawk Sky so I could land on grass or rough surfaces, and during one flight they fell off at a high altitude. I couldn't find them. Has anyone figured out a better way to jam the landing gear wire into the plastic fitting on the fuselage bottom? I was using a wedge of rubber and obviously it came loose. I've been hand launching since then but I miss the fun of doing take-offs and landings.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Alan
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ShadowRyder
Glue them in unless you absolutely have to take them off. That will pretty much guaranty they wont fall out unless you smack the ground REALLY REALLY hard.
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Rcjetflyer2
Have you seen this video?

No need for landing gear!

It's hard to get those types of landing gear on solid while still being able to take them off and put them on easily. If you HAVE to have the gear on, a permanent solution might work like hot gluing them in the mount...
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audiolofft
Thanks, rcjetjetflyer2 and newflyer.
Yes, I think the permanent solution with hot glue may be the answer. However, the reason I want the gear removable is that I send a mini camera up on my Hawk Sky, so I take off the landing gear to compensate for the weight of the camera.
That video is wild. I hadn't seen it before. If I souped up my Hawk Sky, I think I could leave the gear on permanently.

By the way, after I strengthened the wings on my HS, I'm able to easily do rolls. (The first time I tried a roll before I reinforced the wings, I had a wing collapse (the spar came out of one wing) and a heavy duty crash.)
I haven't been able to maintain inverted flight on my stock HS.

Alan
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metalfan49
I also used rubber for my Hawk Sky gear, but I used rubber bands. I wrapped them around the wire to increase the girth until it was nice and steady in the plastic mount.
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Zahnen
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I bought larger diameter wheels for my Hawk Sky so I could land on grass or rough surfaces, and during one flight they fell off at a high altitude. I couldn't find them. Has anyone figured out a better way to jam the landing gear wire into the plastic fitting on the fuselage bottom? I was using a wedge of rubber and obviously it came loose. I've been hand launching since then but I miss the fun of doing take-offs and landings.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Alan


I used small shink wrap tubing to hold on my wheels.
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