DJI Phantom Landing Gear Kit V3

DJI Phantom Landing Gear Kit V3 3d printed Mechanical parts Accessories
DJI Phantom Landing Gear Kit V3, includes the Leg Mounts, Compass Mount and 4 Leg Ends. Now with ever wider stance than earlier.

These mounts fit directly to your Phantom, using the stock screws, and replace your stock landing gear. You provide your own 6mm tubing (preferably carbon fibre or aluminium), cut to the desired length, to give you the height you want, in order to allow for taller gimbals/camera set up/dampening mounts and so on. I have found 5" tube to be an ideal length for my set up, with gimbal and GoPro.

Please note, that the tubing is not included in the listing, they are to show what the assembled kit looks like on the leg extensions. The kit includes 4 Leg Mounts, 1 Compass Mount and 4 Leg Ends. Leg ends/caps has been updated for a snug puch fit, with screw holes for mounting. I recommend using a drop of super glue.

Carbon Tubes

Most finer hobby shops have carbon fibre tube in these dimensions. I ordered the carbon fibre tubing from eBay (links below):
  • 6mm Carbon Fibre Tube (for skids).


  • The leg mounts are directional, and there is a small marking under each leg, to easily identify (1-4 dimples refering to the arm number, see picture diagram). 1 = front left arm, 2 = rear Left arm, 3 = rear right arm, 4 = front right arm. This is when the Phantom is viewed from the front, with the battery door towards you. As seen in the pictures, these legs are not symetrical (stance) - the front legs are slightly wider, to not get in the viewfiner of the camera, and the rear legs are strutted back slightly. This is done in order to get a wider and more stable stance. See the last two pictures in the gallery. The other Landing Gear Kit, V2 has the symmetrical stance, albeit slightly narrower.

    Updated, so tubing can be pushed into the holes (which are slightly cones), and secured with a 3mm fixing screw (not included). The mounts are directional, like your props. see pictures above for reference or check out this video of how I assembled mine http://vimeo.com/simensays/phantom This is a simple DIY mod that replaces the stock landing gear, allowing you to easily make your Phantom taller, more stable, save weight (depending on how long you want your legs and what type of tubing you use) and a better overall look and stance. Only basic tools are needed. I am setting up a blog on my website, where I will post info, videos etc on other mods I have done to my quad, including how to make the leg extensions. www.simensays.com Beware to mount your Compass correctly, to maintain optimal flight characteristics on your Phantom. It should be mounted perpendicular to the body, in a vertical position. The included compass Mounts makes this very easy when using these legs. I use velcro on to fasten my compass.


    cm: 7.892 w x 8.68 d x 2.806 h
    in: 3.107 w x 3.417 d x 1.105 h

    Comments

     
    Is it fit also Phantom 2?
    March 24, 2014, 10:54 pm
    @gibstone Lee, I am sorry you feel so pissed, but as mentioned I cannot take every after marked mount into consideration. This kit was designed before the ant vib mounts. Luckily a really easy, two minute fix will sort your small issue, just drill two holes a few mm back in the mounting plate of your mount, this will move the cam forward. Although I never though it would be needed, I will make a note in the item description regarding after marked mounts.
    February 15, 2014, 3:35 pm
    @simensays This is a standard anti jello mount common on most Phantoms. I suggest you should state before people order this that your legs are not compatible with Anti Jello mounts. Seriously P1ssed off.
    February 15, 2014, 11:38 am
    @andysydney Hi, all the details of the various kits are in the details section. These landing gear kits are made to improve stability, weight and over al performance with the Phantom and additional gear, like brushless gimbals etc. The mounts I have available are all listed in my shop.
    February 6, 2014, 6:42 pm
    Do you offer a mount for the can-bus?
    February 6, 2014, 3:06 pm
    Hello, What is the difference between V1, V2, and V3? Can you tell me the weight savings over the stock landing gear? Which is best for use with the Zen Muse H3-2D gimbal?
    February 5, 2014, 10:51 pm
    @gibstone Lee, the landing gear does not appear with stock camera configuration. I can not take every contingency or possible additional mounts into consideration when designing something. I try to help out everybody the best I can, but you need to be able to make adjustments to your gear when mixing and matching various different parts from different vendors. Simply adjusting the mounting of the GoPro mount on your anti vibration mount, by moving it forward a few mm would solve your issue.
    January 30, 2014, 7:01 pm
    @simensays OK, can I safely assume that buying these legs was a waste of time and money or do you have any other suggestions?
    January 30, 2014, 4:42 pm
    @simensays I have just removed and re-attached the legs. The front 2 were reversed, however changing them around has made absolutely no difference. The left leg is still in shot, even more obvious in wide angle movie mode . See attached. Lee
    January 26, 2014, 9:39 pm
    Thanks Simen, I will try it tomorrow. Much appreciated. Lee
    January 26, 2014, 8:06 pm
    @gibstone Have a look at this.
    January 26, 2014, 4:46 pm
    @gibstone By looking at the pictures, I can see they are not mounted correctly. I have attached a picture of your Phantom, with numbers on them to help explain the order of the mounts, as described in the product listing. If the dimples underneath the mounts are 1, 2, 3 & 4 - you have the correct parts, and simply need to mount them in the correct order. I cannot identify each part from your picutre, but on each mount there is a reinforced ledge on one side, these should be out to the sides of the Phantom, and in the pics I can see that the rear ones point inwards. By mounting the leg mounts in the order pictured, and described, you will not get the legs in the camera view. Let me know how it works out.
    January 26, 2014, 4:05 pm
    @simensays This is the copter upright, as you can see the legs at the front are more splayed than the back. I have tried several different length legs too. Same result, you can just see the left leg in frame when the camera is a 35 degrees
    January 26, 2014, 10:57 am
    @simensays This is the underside of the copter.
    January 26, 2014, 10:55 am
    I'll take some photos tomorrow. Cheers, Lee
    January 25, 2014, 10:49 pm
    @gibstone Can you send me a picture of the parts, so I can see if I can spot the problem.
    January 25, 2014, 9:43 pm
    I have been playing with these for several weeks on and off, removing the legs re-checking the dots and I still get the leg showing in front of the Gopro when I film from the Phantom. I'm assuming something is either wrong with the manufacturing process. The legs in front of the GoPro definately look wider, however I'm still getting ruined shots. I'm going to have to go back to the standard landing gear and request a refund unless you can suggest something different.
    January 25, 2014, 6:36 pm
    @frankv3 I have yet received my Phantom 2 body to test, but the holes should be identical, so it should work fine.
    January 20, 2014, 4:40 pm
    will this landing gear fit into the existing screw holes in a Phantom 2 shell? Thanks!
    January 18, 2014, 7:25 pm
    @ryandrake Great stiff! I have not ordered them myself, but others have also tipped me about RcFoam. and say it is a good option, especially if you're in the US. Thanks for sharing!
    October 17, 2013, 10:15 pm
    Found some tubes that aren't on eBay (also cheaper) so hopefully the link will stay active: http://www.rcfoam.com/carbon-fiber-sheets%2C-carbon-rods-and-tubes/carbon-fiber-tubes/carbon-tube-p-794.html
    October 17, 2013, 8:48 pm
    @daninho Yes, the cpmpass mount positions the compass correctly. If you want to drill holes and use stock screws, use velcro or glue it in place is up to you. I use velcro as it is easily removable.
    October 15, 2013, 7:13 am
    This landing gear looks ideal and lightweight but my concern is the compass mount, it says like you have to exactly position the compass with the velcro or something like that? I thought the compass mount is already in the correct angle ? When i just super glue the compass modul flat to your compass mount it should be ok, or ?
    October 15, 2013, 12:25 am
    @akeber Glad to hear you are happy with the kit! A good all-round height is about 15cm, and you will save even more weight, Thanks for the feedback!
    October 11, 2013, 6:46 pm
    I´ve just exchanged the original Phantom landing gear with these and I am really satisfied with the transformation. Now there is no problem with the camera touching the ground and the gimbal can move freely. All this without any increase in weight and despite the fact that the CF tubes for the time being are a bit unnecessarily long.
    October 11, 2013, 5:21 pm
    @ElGuano Very cool! THe standard thickness cf tube I use is 1mm, but if the .55mm is strong enough, I will check this out. I do mentioned that this landing gear is directional, and refers to the dimples in the listing. Thanks for the feedback and research! :)
    October 4, 2013, 8:57 pm
    I have this set and it's great. You really need to refer to the dimples to install it correctly since the pieces look identical but are angled just slightly differently from each other. Also, I was able to find some 6mm CF tubes with 0.55mm thickness that's even lighter than the "standard" 2mm thick tubes. This let me get the V3 landing gear (minus screws) to an impossibly low 27g with 5" tubes, more than enough to provide space for a Tarot T-2D. That's 45% lighter than the stock Phantom landing gear.
    October 4, 2013, 8:47 pm
    @nhirsch You are correct, I''il chenge the description accordingly. Thanks!
    September 10, 2013, 12:18 pm
    Actually, the way you numbered the legs is not according to the DJI Phantom. I understand that if you mount them the way you described, front left, rear left, etc.it will work as designed but the DJI Phantom manual shows the two front legs are 1 and 2 and the rear legs are 3 and 4 in a counter clockwise direction looking down. This is also how the motors are plugged into the NAZA. Their convention is from above looking down (and the motors plug into NAZA 1 thru 4 similarly)--not looking at it facing you from the front.
    September 10, 2013, 3:21 am
    @bustmold My landing gear weight 15grams less, can be made to any height desired, is easy to dismount in the field, add much more stability, is stronger than completely printed legs (due tio the carbon fibre tubing). Please stop spamming my listing with links to your landing gear. It is cool that you design your won stuff, upload it to Shapeways, rather than using my listing to spread the word. My lgs have been available for several months, and I've never seen your design until now, so I'd say your designs are a rather poor derivative of my designs.
    July 8, 2013, 12:31 pm
    @bustmold Well, you still need to print, and that cost money. I use Shapeways, as I find the quality second to none. When developing and designing parts, I focus on functionality, strength, low weight, and ease of assembly. By using CF tube, I get much more strength, options for various lengths, lower cost and mych lower weight. The additional hardware used on all my designs, like screws & tubing, is very cheap, readily available, I do not compromise when it comes to strength, weight or functionality. I use all the parts I designs myself, and I only want the best for my Phantom, so I develope & design it. several distributors, included the biggest one in the US and one f the biggest ones in Europe has contacted me asking to do some sort of collaboration, and one of them to buy the rights to my designs. From what you wrote earlier, I understood it as if I had copied your design, but I see you meant it the other way around. There is another designer here on Shapeways, that has copied some of my earlier designed Landing Gear.
    July 8, 2013, 12:31 pm
     
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