Inexpensive Aluminum Quadcopter Landing Gear
Carbon Fiber Frame
Broken Plastic Landing Gear
I recently purchased a carbon fiber frame. Unfortunately, the landing gear and cover that came with it were made of cheap, flexible and very easily breakable plastic. In fact, it broke after landing it just a couple of times. Granted, I am a beginner, and tend to put it down pretty hard at times.
Landing Gear Ideas
Looking around the internet, I saw lots of alternatives. Some people use big swimming pool noodles or cross sections of large pvc pipe attached to each quadcopter arm. I like those ideas, but since I am a beginner, I wanted something tall and wide to decrease the odds of my propellers touching the ground.
Building the Landing Gear
I decided to go with a more traditional sled type landing gear made out of a long piece of 1/2 inch aluminum from Lowes. I paid about $5 for it. See the details on how I built it, after the jump. Continue reading »