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03-03-2008 04:56 PM  10 years agoPost 1
kingairrrKey Veteran - Utah - USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic


What do you do as your plastic skids start to wear down? I've been using epoxy to glue pieces of zip tie to each wear point before the plastic wears though to the metal skid pipe. Been doing this for a while and each pad has had to be replaced a couple times now after nearly 200 flights and probably 1000 T.O. and landings. The zip tie pieces seem harder and last longer than the plastic skids

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03-03-2008 05:22 PM  10 years agoPost 2
PilotCK

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You can go this route but a bit heavier... But work good!

http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=134425

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03-03-2008 05:26 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Eury

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Those will solve your skids wearing problem, but will kill the heli by tipping it over if you don't land perfectly stopped. Forget having the fun of doing sliding autos.

Kingair, I like your solution, pretty much any hard plastic could be glued on there successfully.

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03-03-2008 05:45 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Ford Rollo

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KingAir. I do exactly the same. Cut 3/4" pieces of 1/4" wide Tie-Wrap and ShoeGoo them on. Works the best for sliding autos on a paved runway.

Ford

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03-03-2008 06:32 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Sam2b

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You can go this route but a bit heavier... But work good!
I've found while on pavement my plastic skids still get worn down with rubber skid stops.

I will try the zip tie method. Good idea.

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03-03-2008 06:56 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Zaneman007

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I just take a small screw, like the ones that come with the HS65 servos, and run it through the side of the skid.

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03-03-2008 08:17 PM  10 years agoPost 7
helibird

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After seeing how well it worked on kingair's heli I too have been epoxying zip tie pieces. Works awsome! I found some nice thick ones at home depot and work well. Glue them on so the smooth side is down so the epoxy has something to grab onto. I usually use 8 min epoxy, put them on wait about 4 or 5 minutes until it's tacky and then turn the heli over and set it on a piece of wax paper. I've done quite a few sliding autos and haven't had them pulled off yet.

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03-04-2008 12:02 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Droid

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How about some titanium screws and sliding autos in the dark!!!

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03-04-2008 12:36 AM  10 years agoPost 9
lfalsetto

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I use to use skids until I accidentally tried a sliding auto, Shee(^(&(*

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03-04-2008 12:57 AM  10 years agoPost 10
JAGNZ

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Great idea! It's like a 're-sole' (re-tread?) for your skids.


Jason Greenwood

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03-04-2008 02:35 AM  10 years agoPost 11
scamp62

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I just make pads out of JB Weld, very hard,and dose not grip the ground,

Dimmit..I can stop this anytime I want..no..really I can

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03-04-2008 02:51 AM  10 years agoPost 12
zack108

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thats a good idea i will have to put them on mine

zack

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03-04-2008 03:27 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Coolpowered

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I found the best way is just to take off and land in the grass lol, Plus this way your engine is not digesting all the dust and dirt thats on the pavement.

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