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HelicopterBeginners Corner › Landing skids. Nylon bolts or not?
12-17-2003 10:39 PM  13 years agoPost 1
SPB

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What do you guys think should I install nylon bolts in my R30V2 in the landing skids or not?
I just don't want to break a frame cause I am always concern about the look of my heli as well so if something bad will happen I will have to buy new frames than repairing them.
Do nylon bolts prevent frames braking and if yes where can I found them?

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Sotiris

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12-17-2003 10:44 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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I forgot one more think.
There is an electronics store in my area selling various sizes plastic boxes. If I will use one of them adding foam liner as an RX protective case is it OK or should I order one specifically made for this purpose?
I mean what's the difference?

Sotiris

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12-17-2003 10:51 PM  13 years agoPost 3
z11355

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i'd recommend using the small plastic
wire ties instead of bolts.

they will withstand more abuse but still
do what you want.

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12-17-2003 10:54 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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Yeah but I heard from many people that zip ties many times are not braking resulting in frame damage.

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12-18-2003 12:49 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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I had about three crashes on my first set of Raptor frames with the stock screws. Now the frames are a little stripped out so the screws grab but not super tight. I found this acted as kind of a quick disconnect. The following crash I found didnt damage the frames but allowed the skids to break loose before breaking the frame. I dont know if there is any way to intentionally do this.
I think nylon bolts will have the same effect as the metal ones. You might want to try the stock screws in the aft locations and zip ties in the front.
Chris

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12-18-2003 12:53 AM  13 years agoPost 6
z11355

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depends on the ties.

Never had a problem w/ the ones I use
which are the small 4" x 1/16" type.

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12-18-2003 08:01 PM  13 years agoPost 7
skydvr79

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i switched to nylon bolts after about 3 frame sets the last frame i broke and did the whole stitch together with wire and jbweld the whole thing even in its less than strong state the frame is in now ive plowed my heli in extreemly hard abd only bent skids/broke nylon bolts (buy a lot of them when you buy them) i had to drill out the holes in the frame and use nuts on the bolts to get it to work for me, i also recomend overtorquing the bolts this will streach the threads on the bolts and act as a kind of permanent locktight as they will come loose if you dont
hope this helps

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12-18-2003 08:53 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Raptor Rulezzz

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The first time I crashed with my Raptor 50, the carbon base plate just "cut" off the bolts and the frame`s where ok!

Maybe you should just get the carbon base plate, and put 3mm steel bolts in there!!!

Cheers,

Rich



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12-19-2003 05:00 PM  13 years agoPost 9
skydvr79

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heh first time i crashed my heli the carbon base plate broke into four pieces (why dont i always have this kinda luck)

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