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12-02-2011 01:56 AM  5 years agoPost 1
cap231ex

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I am about to start a 60 size Century Long Ranger and I'm looking for a set of tall scale landing gear for it, anyone know where I may be able to find what I'm looking for?
I have found many sets for 30 and 50 size helis , but the only set I have been able to find for the 60 size is the Century landing gear [url=http://www.skyhunterhobbys.com/Funkey-BELL-JET-RANGER-60-size-SCALE-LANDING-GEAR-CNFK-9663S.htm] and they seem to be the short version. I have thought about making my own and still may , but it would be nice to have the option to get a set of store bought if available.

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12-02-2011 04:00 AM  5 years agoPost 2
TaylorDrain

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My vote is for the hand fabrication set.. It will give you a feeling of adding your own touch to it when you finish the project.

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12-02-2011 11:28 PM  5 years agoPost 3
cap231ex

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I'm kicking that ideal around but need some measurements ( height , length , width , and tube diameter ) before I try to take on that job. I have a good tubing bender and a mig welder for aluminium or steel and a drill press for notching the tubing so I don't think it would be to hard just need some measurements.

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12-03-2011 11:13 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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You won't be needing that mig welder. All you need to do is solder or braze the tubing. Somebody else will have to give you dimensions for the gear, as I'm not well versed in the Long Ranger specifics.
Barry

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12-03-2011 05:44 PM  5 years agoPost 5
cap231ex

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I made a set for my 450 size SeaRanger out of brass and soldered them together , but thought it would be way to lite weight for the 700. So I would plan on making them out of steel break line and the mig is so much easier to use then soldering and stronger, but you may be right will just have to wait till I get to that point now.

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12-03-2011 07:33 PM  5 years agoPost 6
mligosh

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Hey Cap,

Here is a post from a while back giving a couple of basic dimensions. I can get others on Monday when back at work if you need.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4&postcount=258

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12-04-2011 05:32 AM  5 years agoPost 7
Mojave

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The mig may be easier, but will leave you with a big weld filet. Functional and strong, but not very scale looking IMHO...

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12-06-2011 08:17 PM  5 years agoPost 8
MarkH

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I got a set for my Jet Ranger from Mike Spinner, goes by JestRR here. He might have a set or offer some tips on making one yourself.

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12-06-2011 09:53 PM  5 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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Send me an email to Andy@CustomCutGraphix.com I have a data sheet that you can use to pull measurements from I can email you when I get home.

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12-06-2011 11:17 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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do what i did, get on airliners or helispot and pull up all thepics you can showing the lr at different andgles and you willget the idea of where the struts are mounted and with the pics and trial and eror you can get the right size and look you need. i make the struts higher than i know they need to be and then cut a little at a time till they look right.
i use brake line tubing cuz its easy to bend by hand(it does take practice though) and even so still strong enought to support theheli and withstand some abuse. if you make a hard landing (crashlanding) they absorb much of the impact in some cases and reduce damage. just ask my dale county sheriff heli

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12-07-2011 07:51 PM  5 years agoPost 11
cap231ex

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Barracuda is your data sheet of the real 1:1 or a scale model?

Copter Doctor do you have some pics you could post of your LG and if so what size is your heli 30,50,or 60 size?

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12-07-2011 07:57 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Copter Doctor

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last one i did was 50 size. brakeline tubing and silver solder with a butane torch. it is too easy to do yourself unless you just dont have the torch and solder.

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12-07-2011 08:07 PM  5 years agoPost 13
BarracudaHockey

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Its CAD drawings from some of the Bell literature.

Here's the link actually, though I can pull the pages out if you need.

http://www.bellhelicopter.com/Mungo...4_ProdSpecs.pdf

Andy
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12-08-2011 08:44 PM  5 years agoPost 14
cap231ex

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Copter Docter looks great , where did you get the detail bits?

BarracudaHockey many thanks for the link that will help greatly.

I'm still kicking around what paint scheme I want to go with and weather it will be a low or high skid gear, I think what ever scheme I go with it will be a darker color.

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12-08-2011 09:44 PM  5 years agoPost 15
BarracudaHockey

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Make sure you show us the results!

Andy
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12-09-2011 12:04 AM  5 years agoPost 16
Copter Doctor

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thank you sir!
the floatbags are wood dowels as are the nitrogen tanks under the fuse. the tubing is regular black electrical wire and the securing straps (fancy huh?) are small tie wraps. all was done by hand including the tube bending

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12-09-2011 05:00 AM  5 years agoPost 17
cap231ex

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I plan on posting a build on here of it once I get all my bits and pieces , so you will get to see it all step by step.

Copter Doctor you are quite welcome, can you tell me where you got your cable cutters that is the one thing I am having a hard time tracking down. I have my antennas , grabs , door handles , and fuel tank cover all are from Vario but need the cable cutters still.

Here are some of the paint schemes I'm thinking of doing it up as , any input is welcome.

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12-09-2011 04:19 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Mojave

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My vote goes to the native air paint scheme. That is cool looking and very easy to see in the air.
Barry

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12-09-2011 07:55 PM  5 years agoPost 19
cap231ex

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Yeah it's probably my first choice as of now I had thought of this one from Tennessee , but it just doesn't have the pop as the Native Air one does.

Thanks for the input it all helps greatly.

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01-17-2012 07:44 PM  5 years agoPost 20
cap231ex

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Well finially got my gear made , still need to finish up a few things on them but you can get the ideal of things. Made them out of 5/16" steal brake line for the struts and 3/8" steal brake line for the skids bent with a tubing bender using a paper pattern. I then drilled the skids to accept the struts found my forward angle and brazed them in place. I then made mounting tabs to fasten to the fuselage and brazed them to the tops of the struts where they needed to be placed.

I still need to fill in the for and aft holes in the ends of the skid tubes sand them down prime and paint , but am happy about how they ended up coming out. Thanks to JestRR for the tubing size.

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