Simensays Foldable Landing Gear Kit

for the DJI Phantom. The original and functional Foldable Landing Gear made for the Phantom,and over the 7 months since the release, hundreds of satisfied users have upgraded to this kit. A smart, modular design, that upgrades the Phantom in numerous ways, such as highly improved stability in landings/take offs, increased clearance for mounting any gimbal or camera system, folds up without the use of tools & stores away much smaller, giving you lots more room in your case or backpack for other gear. The Landing Gear can easily be made Telescopic, for different height and even less storage space. Telesopic clips & compass mount available as separate parts on my page, along with other Add-On parts for mounting various gear in a smart, functional,, weight efficient way to the Phantom, as an integrated part of the landing gear. This also enables for easy repositioning of any additional gear, to obtain best possible Center Of Gravity for the Phantom, which is important for flight times and flight characteristics. Please note that this listing is for the plastic (sintered nylon) parts only, as Shapeways can not provide additional hardware like screws & tubing. Pre-cut carbon fiber tube kits now available, see link below.

Parts needed

  • 12mm & 6mm Carbon Fiber Tube. Link to pre-cut tube kit, including gear bars.
  • 2x M4 Screws & WingNuts, length 35-40mm Hex Head Screw. Link to item.
  • 7x M3 Screws, length 6mm (regular or self tapping). Link to item.

  • Suggestions & Tips

  • Leg extensions length (12mm cf tube) Cut to 15cm / 6"
  • Skid length (6mm cf tube) Cut to 20cm / 6"
  • Mount the "3rd" screw for maximum strength & stability
  • Use the M4 Nylon Screws & Wingnuts linked above to save weight
  • Rubber grommets (6mm inner dia) for mounting Gear Bars for Add-On kit Link to item.
  • Use a q-tip sized rod for antenna bar
  • I use velcro to mount compass, but you can drill holes in the mount and use stock screws, also
  • For white parts, spray a light coat of white spray paint, to keep the part fresh & clean, before assembly
  • Have fun & fly safe

  • this assembly video for how to put it all together. This kit includes the white parts you see in the pictures, and you provide the carbon fibre tubing yourself (list & links below). I recommend making a small 2.5mm hole on each side of the battery trey, as seen in the video, to mount the 3rd screw, that secures a strong mount for the landing gear. Tap out the hole, using a 3mm screw before mounting it all. The length for the third screw that goes into the battery compartment, should be 10mm. I also used a M3 lock nut on the inside for optimal strength. To save weight, I have started using some very nice & cheap, nylon M4 screws & wing nuts, that weighs only 2grams total - that is 12g lighter than the regulars crews I first tested.

    For more pictures, info and updates on latest design concept, check out

    Want to get a set?



    IN: 3.957 w x 1.409 d x 4.456 h
    CM: 10.05 w x 3.58 d x 11.318 h


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    @steven3 Send me a PM, and I'll do what I can to help out.
    July 20, 2014, 7:52 pm
    Two of the items required for assembly of this seem to be sold out on eBay - are there any alternatives?
    July 20, 2014, 1:02 pm
    @dorocram No, it is made for the Phantom 1.
    July 7, 2014, 10:42 am
    It is no good for Phantom Vision Plus.
    July 6, 2014, 9:12 am
    @simensays Thanks much for the update. Very sorry to hear that, and I hope you find the inclination to change your mind at some point.
    May 22, 2014, 8:10 am
    @varmint Thank you for the kind words. At the moment, the version for the P2 had been put on ice, for various reasons. I might resume the work on it at some point, but not right now.
    May 21, 2014, 2:49 pm
    @simensays Can you share if you still plan to develop the folding gear for the P2? The P1 design is beautiful and superior to all I've seen, and I'm willing to wait before purchasing another option, but please update us?
    May 19, 2014, 7:38 am
    @simensays any updates on the Phantom 2 Landing Gear ? I am itchn for some ..:)
    May 12, 2014, 11:36 pm
    @simensays thanks for quick reply, it gave me hope that You will release the final product just as fast ;) I will be waiting for it then, thank You and good luck with the set up!
    April 8, 2014, 7:46 am
    @pietrekpong I am working on a version for the P2, but due to the complex geometry involved with a perfect fit, it is tedious work. I will post the P2 version as soon as I have finished testing.
    April 7, 2014, 10:52 pm
    @simensays - I've got the same question, it's been a while since last asked, so - any update on the Phantom 2 version? Thanks in advance.
    April 7, 2014, 8:50 pm
    Simen - Any update on the Phantom 2 version? If I don't hear anything back I'm gonna have to go with the maikelsdesign version which looks like it will work with the Phantom 2 due to the minimal design.
    February 2, 2014, 4:53 am
    I was talking about the Cross Member Mounts...
    January 25, 2014, 10:49 pm
    @simensays Dude, how were these NOT included in the landing gear kit...I was pretty pissed off to find out I had to order them separately.
    January 25, 2014, 10:47 pm
    @simensays Sorry I was referring to what you said on the Simensays Add-On Big Kit for DJI Phantom to make your own. When I purchased the fold able landing gear your cross member mounts where only available to you if you purchased the Kit, I just wanted the clips.
    January 24, 2014, 5:57 pm
    @quicktel What, the quick release for the H3-2D or the copy of my cross member mounts? Good work with the H3-2D QR, I don't use that gimbal myself, have long since made a quick release for the Tarot which I use.
    January 24, 2014, 5:27 pm
    @simensays Many people have asked me to make this kit available for sale, but I would make the parts myself if I were you
    January 24, 2014, 3:53 pm
    @quicktel and I see you have copied my Cross Member Mounts...
    January 24, 2014, 2:11 pm
    @simensays I have a quick release for the h3-2d Works great!
    January 24, 2014, 7:54 am
    I ams till waiting to get hold of the Phantom 2 body shell, to finish the foldable landing gear for it. So far I have not found it available anywhere, but I recon it will be very soon. If I get a H3-2D I will make a quick release for it, but at the moment I use the Tarot 2D.
    January 15, 2014, 2:50 pm
    @simensays I also shot you a message on rcgroups...
    January 15, 2014, 2:38 pm
    @simensays also wondering about when your updated version will be ready for the Phantom 2. Can you let us know if this will be 1 year or 6 months, or 2 months, etc? Have trips coming up and need to plan...
    January 15, 2014, 2:35 pm
    @simensays and when comes your version for Phantom 2? also i need and search a system for faster disassembly the H2-3D Zenmuse on the Phantom 2. do you plan something or have an idea
    January 15, 2014, 11:42 am
    @derschweizer Nope, that is not my work at all. They are a very heavy knock-off, with limited functionality. I contacted the people I order my carbon fibre tubing from, asking they if they could make a pre-cut kit available for people buyingmy landing gear - which they did. This made them aware of my landing gear, and they made a cheap knock off, and use my name for it, without my permission.
    January 14, 2014, 9:33 pm
    thank you...1 and a half year...perfekt...hey this your Work?????
    January 14, 2014, 7:05 pm
    January 10, 2014, 10:45 pm
    @bluecloud45 No, this is for the first generation Phantoms, but I will soon launch a version for the Phantom 2 and Vision.
    December 16, 2013, 2:40 pm
    Will this folding landing gear fit the DJI Phantom 2
    December 16, 2013, 12:36 pm
    @nikoj Not sure what you mean? Please send me an PM with pics and details.
    December 5, 2013, 9:11 pm
    Hello, On my DJI phantom I have two antenna clables and one GPS cable. How to do to adapt them with your product? Thanks
    November 23, 2013, 8:22 pm
    @tombkk The BigBoy looks great! Thanks for sharing :)
    November 8, 2013, 2:31 pm
    side view of the BigBoy.
    November 6, 2013, 7:15 am
    Here's my Phantom, dressed up by various Simensays parts. I named it "BigBoy" , obviously for its look. :-) Due to relatively heavy weight for the Phantom (with two stock batteries, FPV Tx...), I put the crossbar lower to the ground and locked it to the legs. The landing gear therefore is no longer "foldable". This is fine with me since I don't want to remove all external gears after each flight and re-install it on the next one.
    November 6, 2013, 7:14 am
    @cawthornish why is it mine worked just fine when using the correct hardware? Everyone ignore this idiot his video clearly shows that he/she cannot follow directions.
    October 21, 2013, 3:42 am
    @badstevie76 No, I've designed it especially for the Phantom, which has a very characteristic undercarriage. I am currently working on landing gear for the F450, and doing some prototype testing now. This would be more likely to eaily fit the F330. More indo on that soon.
    October 14, 2013, 10:07 pm
    @simensays do you think this landing gear would fit on a F330?
    October 14, 2013, 9:39 pm
    @simensays your welcome here is a link to the one I used I also used it to secure the external usb port this stuff is seriously the best! Just be sure to seal up the tube really good when finished or it will dry up.
    October 13, 2013, 5:02 am
    @quicktel Looking great! Also, that is a very good tip, using that type of glue. I will buy some and test it out. Thanks!
    October 12, 2013, 6:48 pm
    Here is mine i used marine glue very strong like superglue but flexible.
    October 12, 2013, 6:38 am
    WOW, when you are done you are over a $100 for these. I hope I like them as I already purchased them... now trying to get all the hardware to assemble them.
    October 9, 2013, 1:41 am
    @salzpro Unfortunately, Shapeways can only provide the parts the produce. The hard case suitcase is a cheap standard case, I don't know the brand name, the sixe is 51x41x20 cm
    October 3, 2013, 7:11 pm
    What box did you use on this picture?
    October 3, 2013, 10:22 am
    Is it possible to include all parts needed to order with "Simensays Foldable Landing Gear for DJI Phantom"? how much it will costs? Your link with "6mm Carbon Fiber Tube" is not actual. The item is sold already. ;-( Your link with "7x M3 Screws, length 6mm (regular or self tapping)" is not also actual. ;-( Am I right, that i need 2 x "12mm Carbon Fiber Tube" and 2 x "6mm Carbon Fiber Tube"?
    October 3, 2013, 9:26 am
    @tombkk The parts are available in Strong & Flexible (polished) which is a sintered nylon, and is very strong, yet lightweight, pergect for this application.
    September 27, 2013, 2:34 am
    @simensays What kind of plastic is used to print the parts (e.g. ABS... or what)? Is it durable and able to withstand sudden shock of normal Phanom's landings, comparing to moulded parts with same kind of plastic?
    September 27, 2013, 2:29 am
    @petermaclellan Yes, COG is very importaint, and that is part of the beaty with this modular landing gear, the ability to eaily move the additional gear around to obtain best possible COG of the Phantom. This will vary with each incividual set up.
    September 21, 2013, 4:41 pm
    Caution: Imbalance equals shorter flight times. I found out the hard way by mounting the Video TX on the leg brace as shown in picture below creating an off balance condition. It reduced my 5 min flying time to 4 minutes or less with the Zenmuse H3. I was puzzled for a while about the flight times and thought it was the Zenmuse H3 version 2 using more power. I finally received the 6mm grommets and mounted the VTX centered off the back.
    September 21, 2013, 10:12 am
    @gory Yes, that is the only length I could find for the Nylon Bolt & Nuts. These can be easily cut down, although that is not necessary, as they only weigh 2 grams in total. Long bolt works fine, but adds weight, hance the ideal length for regular screws is 35mm. The Nylon Screws saves about 12g.
    September 19, 2013, 3:28 pm
    @gory puede comprar los 'rubber grommets' en eBay:
    September 19, 2013, 2:45 pm
    Finally complete build. The 12mm legs are 9.24 inches and the 6mm skids are 7.75 inches. I may shorten these up as I go. You can always cut the tubes shorter you can't stretch them. :)
    September 8, 2013, 3:59 am
    @simensays Of course, that's why I picked up more superglue. Thanks! The all up weight is 1074 grams for Phantom with Folding Gear , Cross Brace, Battery and Zenmuse Gimbal. I thought it would be heavier but happy it's not. I am waiting for the grommets to come in so I can mount the 200mW Video TX off the back.
    September 6, 2013, 2:50 pm
    @petermaclellan Great to hear! I use a small drop of superglue on the skid ends/caps to keep them securely on and to save weight. The holes in the ends are not intended for scvrews, but that might work. Great thinking.
    September 6, 2013, 11:59 am
    Received 12 and 6 mm rods from China (the 12mm was a little on the smaller side 0.459 inches or about 11.66 mm just low tolerance I guess) , installed and impressed with stability not tippy even with long legs. I left he 12mm down tubes at 8.75 inches. Wanted to leave plenty of room for the new Zenmuse (to keep it out of the grass). I used the recommended 6 inch fore aft 6mm carbon tube. I centered between the motors. Impressed, seems to balance nice with battery, Zenmuse and all. Flew tonight at halftime after assembly and calibration it was very solid in GPS mode. Will get photos and video tomorrow. Probably at the softball field. I used 5mm length for all the 3mm screws securing the carbon fiber tubes. I will pick up some 4mm screws for the 6mm tube caps they are friction fit for now but I don't want them to fall off.
    September 6, 2013, 3:32 am
    @petermaclellan Exellent!
    August 31, 2013, 5:22 pm
    @simensays I am waiting on tubes from China. I should be receiving first or second week of Sept. Then I will post some pictures. I have the new Zenmuse Version 2 mounted and ready to go. Everything looks and fits really good.
    August 31, 2013, 5:14 pm
    @petermaclellan I just had to do a body replacement on my Phantom and measured the screws I used ofr the 3mm screw that goes into the battery compartment, it was a 10mm screw, so you were spot on with your estimate. After taking a closer look without the control board in there, even a 8mm screw would work. Thanks again for your input!
    August 30, 2013, 8:59 pm
    @wolkenkratzer great job! Looks very nice! Thanks for sharing!
    August 29, 2013, 11:41 pm
    @petermaclellan Thanks for sharing your ideas. I just got mine so pretty excited.
    August 29, 2013, 11:37 pm
    @petermaclellan Again, great info! Thanks for the great tips and details. I like to velcro the compass if I ever need to adjust it slightly. It's great to see what creative and hands-on people are doing and contributing.
    August 29, 2013, 9:47 pm
    For the 3mm screws on the battery compartment I picked up 16mm but they were extending slightly into the battery area. Don't want to puncture the lipo! I would say 15mm max or even 10mm would be fine. I am going to get some 10mm or just cut off the 16mm I have with a dremel.
    August 29, 2013, 8:42 pm
    I heated up a piece of wire to drill the holes for the compass on the compass mount. I used the same screws that came off the stock compass mount.
    August 29, 2013, 8:34 pm
    Thank you for designing and testing out such a neat mod for the phantom. Now my new gimbal will not be touching the grass every time I land and maybe the version 2 Zenmuse will last a little longer. ;)
    August 27, 2013, 10:01 pm
    @simensays Sears also has .25 grommets but I wasn't sure they would work because 6mm id is actually .236 inches. I ended up ordering from china along with the 6m and 12 mm tubes. They should get here in time because my Zenmuse Version 2 gimbal is not due for a couple more weeks.
    August 27, 2013, 9:57 pm
    @petermaclellan Thanks for sharing! I'm located in Norway, so this helps all US Phantom pilots. It is pretty basic bits & pieces, so most bigger hardware stores should have them.
    August 27, 2013, 9:14 pm
    I picked up all the hardware at Sears Hardware in the States. They have the best metric selection in my area.
    August 27, 2013, 8:41 pm
    @simensays thanks so much. I just want to make sure I have all hardware before my kit arrives :)
    August 21, 2013, 1:29 am
    @VTHokieJD I believe I used 15mm screws, if you are refering to the screws that goes into the battery compartment? I used a lock nut on the inside also.
    August 21, 2013, 1:07 am
    How long should the m3 screws be?
    August 21, 2013, 12:59 am
    @halifax Great tips, and great enthusiasm! Thanks a bunch! I actually use a tube cutter ($4) for perfect tube cutting, and clear coat them, to capsulate the ends of the tubes. The Nut inside the for the third screw is optional, but recommended, same goes with the washers for the M4 screws. I will include this in the listing as you recommend, but I guess it's already done with these comments. Great & sensible hands on input @halifax, much appreciated
    July 6, 2013, 3:53 am
    Great design. It's remarkably stable and sexy. To the parts list, add M4 flat washer x 2 (to go with wingnuts), and two each M3 flat washer and lock nut (for the "Third Screw" that you drill and tap into the body. Take off the top of the Phantom to attach the f/w and lock nut. You can cut the tubing with a dremel and scrub them against sandpaper to square off the ends - but no need to be perfect on the cuts as every end is nested. The compass mount uses the original screws from the Phantom - you'll need fine drill bits to prep for tapping. Happy flying!
    July 6, 2013, 3:43 am
    more one picture
    June 30, 2013, 5:23 pm
    Some pictures...
    June 30, 2013, 5:21 pm
    @gardenroute Yeah, I saw the pictures, great job! Petr!
    June 30, 2013, 5:18 pm
    @wolkenkratzer Cool, I really like the look of your Phantom :)
    June 30, 2013, 5:16 pm
    Thank you! Thanks a lot, I have finished my modified folding landing gear details on RCgroups ...
    June 30, 2013, 2:01 pm
    @simensays Thank yout! There is another picture in action :-)
    June 30, 2013, 12:26 pm
    @simensays Thank you!!
    June 28, 2013, 9:56 pm
    @wolkenkratzer Looking great!
    June 28, 2013, 8:49 pm
    @reuter I cut mine 20cm long each and have them positioned between the front motor and rear one. See the picture where the Phantom is in the suitcase in the gallery above. I have the 12mm tube cut to 15cm, for the leg extensions. This works graet for my set up.
    June 28, 2013, 8:49 pm
    how long are the 6mm carbon ground legs total and how many cm are in front and how many in back? just to have a idea what is working... thank you! parts are very nice!
    June 28, 2013, 8:28 pm
    That's my Phantom with Simens Landing Gear.
    June 14, 2013, 9:33 pm


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