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03-04-2008 04:21 PM  10 years agoPost 1
IYKIST

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Is Aurora's frame narrower than the Avants or is the carbon frame 1.5mm thick ? I tried to install the Aurora's landing gear but on the avant but it is not wide enough, has anyone tried this. The only way i can think of getting it in removing the spacers and then bowing the frame which i don't think is the right way.

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03-04-2008 10:03 PM  10 years agoPost 2
TonyTypeS

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Can you sand the part where the landing gear mounts to the frame?

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03-04-2008 11:49 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Chopper

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I saw this post and I went down and measured the frames. The Avant and the Aurora frames are the same thickness. The middle pieces are the same also. The overall width of the Aurora is the same as the Avant. I also looked at the Aurora landing gear (latest version.) It does appear that they are thinner than the frame, at the tips of the mounting tabs. If you check the opening closer to where they come out of the gear, you will find that they are wider there. It seems that the plastic is a bit wider at the bottom, and the top simply spreads when you put it on the model. I have used this gear for quite a while now, and I have had no problems with it, other than breaking it when I crash. If you want, you can put some heat to the gear and open it up, but I have not found it to be necessary.

The Aurora gear on the Avant is a natural. It will save a couple ounces. Some of the guys are using nylon bolts, so that when you crash, the bolts break and it saves the frames. I still use the metal bolts though.

I really like the Avant (with the prog head.) The only problems I have had with it is the HirXbX one way bearing. That fixed, and the Avant flies great. The guys that dumped them, screwed up, in my opinion. All the better for the smart ones who snatched them up.

I hope this helps.

Paul Soha is a free agent now. Wow.

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