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.
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 www.simensays.com.
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