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HelicopterBeginners Corner › How to secure the rubber feet to the landing skids?
01-01-2010 04:46 PM  7 years agoPost 1
jketron

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Del Mar, CA

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What is the best way to keeo the rubber tubes we put on the landing skids from sliding around?

Do you use a bit of glue?

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01-01-2010 05:01 PM  7 years agoPost 2
JRjoe

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Goop would work. Although i've never found it necessary to glue em on....


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01-01-2010 06:54 PM  7 years agoPost 3
jketron

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I guess I need more practice

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01-02-2010 08:32 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Mojoe

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I just wrap a cable tie around the skid nice and tight next to the rubber to keep it up against the gear leg.

Joe.

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01-05-2010 11:11 PM  7 years agoPost 5
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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Seems like they go missing entirely too often. I'd just put them on the inside of the landing struts instead of the outside. Then they can't slide off.

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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01-06-2010 02:52 AM  7 years agoPost 6
asm

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California

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Nothing against to those guys that like to put the rubber bump inside the struts. But I found the heli (especially electric without battery installed) is more likely to tip over back ward with the bump inside the struts.

I install my on outside the struts. But keep wash them with dish washing detergent before installing them. Keeping both the rubber and skid free from dirt and oil will help the rubber bump staying put.

B

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01-07-2010 12:42 AM  7 years agoPost 7
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I too put them on the inside of the landing struts. That way that can't slide off. I have never had any problems with my electric machines but with nitros, once you get a little fuel on them, they like to move around a little bit.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-07-2010 01:12 AM  7 years agoPost 8
rcmiket

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El Paso,Texas

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Me too mine are on the inside no issues at all.
Mike

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01-08-2010 04:36 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Those rubber tubes are officially called "skid stoppers" or "skid nuts".

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01-08-2010 08:59 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Bundian

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Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

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Take 'em off!

I never use them since they are not really good if you plan skidding on the tarmac.

The downside I have to change skids every 2-3 months

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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