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02-23-2013 07:37 PM  5 years agoPost 1
tgalo

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Looking for a stronger skid for my 700. Anything available?

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02-24-2013 12:45 AM  5 years agoPost 2
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Good question!!

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02-24-2013 07:23 AM  5 years agoPost 3
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i put a set of min air tuff struts on my 700 and 800,they work great .

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02-24-2013 01:16 PM  5 years agoPost 4
tgalo

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min air tuff struts
Was there much modification needed to make them work? I thinking of making a pair out of aluminum and welding the skid to the strut so nothing is bolted together

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02-24-2013 01:23 PM  5 years agoPost 5
fla heli boy

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I've put Tuff-Struts on every machine I've ever owned since 1990.

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02-24-2013 01:53 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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http://www.quickuk.eu/cat/general_p...ercarriage.html

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02-24-2013 02:08 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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IMHO I would not use aluminum unless you want to build a special LG for aerial photography. There are many good choices of struts and skids with proven track records. If you make the aluminum set-up too stiff, something has to break and it may be the frames. Aluminum also tends to bend, plastic either bounces back to shape or breaks.

Installing any different strut usually just requires new attachment holes to be drilled.

+1 on the tufstrut II, you will need MA skid pipes too, Align uses 9mm, MA uses 10mm.

http://www.heliproz.com/searchprods.asp
Not sure which skids to use, the Whiplash will work but are longer.

Here is another choice, they are taller than the Align and MA and are heavy duty like the MA

Century radical 30 struts hi6122d
Century radical 30 skids hw6123b

The Century skids are 10mm and work on the tufstruts. I used this set up on a 700 gasser conversion, They give extra clearance for the tail and in the gassers case, a pull starter. The Century and MA struts are also wider than the Align.

All of these choices are around double the price of the Align parts.

In the end, it may be cheaper to use Align and learn to land softly, any LG will break in a crash or very hard landing. You can have 2 Align sets for the cost of 1 MA or Century.

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02-24-2013 02:40 PM  5 years agoPost 8
fla heli boy

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yeah, but you just bolted a MA part onto an Align heli, instantly doubling it's value!!!

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02-24-2013 03:04 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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Good one heli boy...lol
Thanks guys, I'm working on baby autos so some landings have been a bit rough. The tuff struts seen like a good alternative. Thanks again, Tony

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02-24-2013 03:24 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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Quick UK are good ones too.

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02-24-2013 04:48 PM  5 years agoPost 11
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tgalo Good one heli boy...lol
Thanks guys, I'm working on baby autos so some landings have been a bit rough. The tuff struts seen like a good alternative. Thanks again, Tony
The struts break so the frames don't..When you stiffen the struts like you want,the frames take the impact...

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02-24-2013 05:01 PM  5 years agoPost 12
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good point. My time was spent with metal framed XCels, then G10 Bergen frame conversions that were tough as nails. Never broke a frame, but I'm sure I will soon with some of my new carbon stuff.

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02-24-2013 05:26 PM  5 years agoPost 13
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Those Quick Uk's, has anyone used them? They look nice in the photos but can't tell how big or tall they are

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02-24-2013 05:31 PM  5 years agoPost 14
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I've used them on Raptor 50s and 60s.

CHP

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02-24-2013 05:42 PM  5 years agoPost 15
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These are about 7 years old
Came off an old Raptor 60

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02-24-2013 08:58 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Glenn Goodlett

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I got some aluminum landing gear as well as carbon fiber for the 700. I got them just to be different, I doubt any are much stronger. Why do you want stronger? If you are breaking them, it may be a good thing. Otherwise you may be breaking the frames.

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02-24-2013 11:23 PM  5 years agoPost 17
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Came off an old Raptor 60
Thank you, very helpful

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