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Tuff Struts vs. QUK Struts

ZXXflyer

Key Veteran

stone mountain, georgia, US

Could anyone tell me which is stronger, or if there is much of a difference between "tuff struts" and the "Quick" struts?

The tuff struts are $30 plus s&h
The QUK struts are $18 plus s&h

I don't want to pay $30 for the tuff struts if there's not much difference because I don't fly crazy yet. I just want something a little stronger than stock skids so I can start practicing autorotations. My stock skids make me nervous because of the ammount the flex under a not so perfect auto. I don't want to slap a blade on the ground.

Thanks!
James

01-09-2007 Over year old.
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TonyTypeS

Elite Veteran

New Orleans, LA & El Monte, CA

Im using the Quick Uk landing gears and they are pretty strong. I have had a few rough auto's that would of broken the stock LG's on my raptor 50 but the Quick UK held up really good.

01-10-2007 Over year old.
ZXXflyer

Key Veteran

stone mountain, georgia, US

Excellent! That's what I wanted to know. Now I can order.
Thanks a bunch!

01-10-2007 Over year old.
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altima1779

Key Veteran

Toledo, oh u.s

I second the Quick UK landing gear much stronger and wider for more stable landings. I would also get there feathering spindles and any other parts ( boom,flybar,tail shaft, ect.)that are most likely damaged in a crash as they are much stronger than stock. Since you are ordering from the UK it makes sense to order several parts at a time. Just my 2 cents.

Goblin 700, Evo 50, mcpx Bl.

01-10-2007 Over year old.
ZXXflyer

Key Veteran

stone mountain, georgia, US

I have their feathering spindle.....It's definately BEEFY! I will have to try one of their flybars.

01-10-2007 Over year old.
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altima1779

Key Veteran

Toledo, oh u.s

Yes spindles are awsome, with the stock spindles i would bend them while doing mild 3d. I have there flybars but have not used them yet, i'm sure they are better but i think they will all bend on impact

Goblin 700, Evo 50, mcpx Bl.

01-11-2007 Over year old.
ZXXflyer

Key Veteran

stone mountain, georgia, US

Do you know where to get the longer tail shafts for a ZXX?.. I need them for use with the metal tail case. Stock shafts are a few mm's too short.

01-11-2007 Over year old.
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altima1779

Key Veteran

Toledo, oh u.s

I'm not sure to be honest, i fly the evo 50. Quick Uk shafts are too short?

Goblin 700, Evo 50, mcpx Bl.

01-11-2007 Over year old.
ZXXflyer

Key Veteran

stone mountain, georgia, US

I'm not sure...I want to order a stronger main mast.. Are the QUK main masts' the best out there? I will probalbly order a flybar, mast, and tail shaft from them.

01-15-2007 Over year old.
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ZXXflyer

Key Veteran

stone mountain, georgia, US

Got my quick uk struts installed on my hawk !!!!!!!!! They look awesome and are super stiff. Can't beat the price.
The bird looks bigger now, more preportional to it's feet.

01-30-2007 Over year old.
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BlakeMcBrayer

Elite Veteran

Georgetown, Ky

I'm flying two sets of the Quick UK struts on my 90's and love them. They hold up well to those not so good autos. I have scratched the strut to frame mounting screws on the runway before, with no damage to the QUK struts. Can you say PANCAKE!

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Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

01-30-2007 Over year old.
ESWLFSE

Elite Veteran

Cedar Park, TX

^^^I did the same with my QUKs when my pitch servo stripped - splayed them out flat and trimmed my tail blades 10mm and the struts were fine.

01-30-2007 Over year old.
Channelwhip

Heliman

somewhere else

I agree the Quick Struts are the way to go.

01-30-2007 Over year old.
pariah

Veteran

South Jordan, UT - United States of America

I've broken both

I've used both, wasted both. I'd say they are more or less the same strength; the Tuff Struts are maybe a touch tougher.

I see it as a tradeoff between price and ease of installation. The QUK struts use friction to stay in place, so you've got the pain of freezing the skid while heating the strut, then hoping you can get the skids in place before they lock into place.

Frankly, putting the QUK struts into place is a royal PITA.

In constrast, the MA "Tuff" struts use a set-screw (and a small amount of friction). So you have to drill and tap the hole, but the skids don't require burning and freezing your hands to put them into place.

Personally, I think the MA are easier to install, but they cost 2x what the QUK struts cost; the flipside is it takes (me) 30 min or so less to install the MA struts.

Which comes down (for me) to this: Do I prefer working at my job for the little bit extra time it would cost to get the MA struts, or would I rather spend that time grunting the QUK struts into place?

Well, that and which are in stock...


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The last thing I want in a heli is a few loose screws.

02-06-2007 Over year old.
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jimboflies

Elite Veteran

Beaumont, Texas;

Hey ZXXflyer, That picture of the CNC blue anodized head , is that a Quick of Japan EP-16 ?? It looks exactly like my EP16V2 , pure quality!!!

EP8 EX twinring frame
Quick of Japan
EP8v2 EX
EP9

02-12-2007 Over year old.
bingahead

Senior Heliman

Waddell,Az

heli proz has the maverick beefed up landing skids that have saved me a couple of times haveing to auto down.there 12.99 and liked them alot better than the uk ones.ive gone thrugh 2 pairs of the uk ones already.but that was just from me trying new tricks and haveing to pull out of it and autoing down.thats just my opinion though

wife said" either its me or the helis"...damn it was sad to see her go!!!

04-15-2007 Over year old.
Blue Angel

Senior Heliman

Redford, Mi - USA

Quick UK parts

Hello Everyone: While at the IRCHA jamboree I found a dealer that sells Quick UK. It is Cookeville Raceway & Hobbies in Cookeville, Tenn. Phone number is 931-520-6017 or 931-526-6017. As I recall, he did have landing gear in different colors. Should be faster than ordering from the UK. Good luck!

Blue Angel

PS: The online store: http://rcheliworks.net

08-13-2007 Over year old.
OICU812

rrMaster

Edson, Alberta, Canada

Guys the MinAir struts are super strong to, nice low profile as well.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

08-15-2007 Over year old.
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