landing gear

  1. Foamforce

    Part Mini Guinea Front Wheel Support 2023-10-13

    The front wheel on the Mini Guinea is held in place by two pieces of stirring stick. A moderately rough landing will tear those out. This part goes into the cavity where the paint sticks normally go. It increases the surface area for gluing by about 10x so that it won't tear out so easily. Also...
  2. E

    Hello everybody

    Bonjour tout le monde, Je m'appelle Cédric, j'ai 38 ans et je suis un nouvel acheteur du puissant mini corsaire v2. Pardonnez-moi si mon anglais n'est pas bon, je suis français et j'utilise un traducteur, car je suis très mauvais dans cette langue. Je suis ici pour trouver des trucs et astuces...
  3. hunterdave99

    The Spear with Gear

    About a year ago, I built my FT Spear. For this build I used quite a few 3D printed parts. Most are available on Thingiverse. I wanted it to have landing gear because the field I flew on at the time was paved and didn't have a good grassy area to land. I designed the main gear struts in...
  4. FishbonesAir

    Nose Job

    Okay, so I've despised, hated, wanted to melt with a torch never really liked the castoring nosewheel on the FT Mini Guinea. I came up with a steerable nosewheel on my first MG, using the supplied 1.5mm wire, but found that, shall we say, inadequate for my beginner landings? The spring was an...
  5. Flyingshark

    FT Tutor Main Gear Support

    Flyingshark submitted a new resource: FT Tutor Main Gear Support - 3D Printed Main Gear Support for the FT Tutor Read more about this resource...
  6. Flyingshark

    Part FT Tutor Main Gear Support 1.0

    This is a 3D-printed version of the main gear support for the FT Tutor, which is the only plywood/plastic part required for the taildragger version. (The tricycle gear has a couple pieces for the nose gear that I haven't tried to print yet.) I printed mine out of PLA with 100% infill, and it...
  7. M

    Solved Landing gear and paint questions...

    First question... what is the scale of the mighty mini corsair? Trying to get the scale so I can get the right size landing gear. Second question... What primer and paint would I use? Third question: If I want four cell power, which power pack would I buy?
  8. flitetest

    Part FT Legacy Landing Gear 1.0

    FT Legacy V2 Landing Gear Design By: David Jester 3D printable landing gear mounts for the Flite Test Legacy V1 and V2. They can also be used on other aircraft models by adjusting the length of the joiner wires. These mounts are designed to use Ø .125 inch wire for the main gear, and Ø 3mm...
  9. Codyprice0295

    Help! Carbon cub landing gear.

    I am very new to RC (somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 hours total flight time) I wanted to either make custom landing gear for my Horizon Carbon cub (this is a 1.3 foam airplane. Total of 5 lbs) or build on what I have. The wire landing gear on the carbon cub I don’t really like, it’s flimsy...
  10. GingerFly

    Help! Small scale rotating retracts

    Hey y'all, I am in the middle of building the FT M.M. Corsair and am looking to put some retracts on it. Does anyone have files for 3d printable rotating retracts? (like seen on the corsair) Also, is it feasible at all to try to put rotating retracts on a plane that scale? (30 in wingspan) or...
  11. M

    Help! Glider landing gear

    Hi. Im building a 2,6 m scale glider. Is there anybody that has some blueprints for a retractable landing gear, with 55 mm wheel. So i can gut it out off fiberglass, or wood.
  12. L Edge

    Alternate Landing Gear (very light)

    When JGPLanes designed the White Diamond, he asked for someone to do an EDF version. So I upscaled it to adapt to a prop and EDF version, added my udder rudder and it is a "goto" airplane in windy weather. Then jfalleo1 added his version using retracts. So I decided to experiment with landing...
  13. OlliePackman

    Solved Corsair Landing Gear

    I was wandering if there would be any way that I could fit an FT Corsair with a retractable landing gear. I don't really know anything about the different mechanisms like air or mechanical or how they really work.
  14. Crumpled Cub gear

    Crumpled Cub gear

    This was actually a good landing, but there's only so much that foam gear can take. I 3d printed a replacement from the FT Thingiverse page which is much more solid.
  15. FoamyDM

    Help! Nose gear help

    I am trying to successfully make some hand-crafted nose gear. I have tried an idea and it generally works. But it has two fail points. My attempt: I use a chop sticks for the main strut. And use landscaping wire for the angled piece which acts like a spring. I sandwich two pieces of FB with...
  16. MarioGdV

    Solved Any ideas for a Sportster's Landing Gear?

    Hi! I've been flying the FT Sportster for 2 weeks, but every time I fly, the landing gear becomes more and more damaged. I've tried diferent landing gears, but they break easily and I don't know what to do. I made a landing gear which looks like the FT Mig-3 one, and it worked well, but I've...
  17. K

    How to build a landing gear compatible with small airplanes

    I have built some airplanes. But I m not able to build or make one perfect landing gear for those. I need to hand launch them. And so landing becomes a very hard task without landing gear. I m Indian. In india landing gear are very costly not talking about retractable a normal landing gear. That...
  18. Archimedian

    Pen-Spring Shock Absorbers for 55" DC3

    This is an attempt to use aluminum tubing from a craft store to fabricate spring loaded landing gear for my DC3 winter build. offers a good set of plans for the airframe. First, a detail of the DC3 undercarriage. Supplies Select two diameters of aluminum tubing that are...
  19. C

    Tundra Wheel Landing Gear from Pool Noodle and Milk Caps

    I am trying these pool noodles tundra tires and milk cap hubs for landing gear on my nutball. The milk caps are just glued to the outside of the pool noodle. Then i just drill a hole in the milk caps smaller than BBQ skewer so that its a snug fit. Next I hot glued the foam board struts to...
  20. K

    Landing gear for the FT Versa Wing

    I plan to buy a kit for the FT Versa Wing and build the wing in the push configuration. However, I would also like the wing to be able to take off from ground. So which landing gear I should use and how can I install the landing gear onto the wing? Also, in the case of the Blunt Nose Versa...