Landing Gear Recommendations?

Just curious if anyone has retrofitted their ArduCopter with a better set of landing gear.

 

Any recommendations on specific gear sets?  I'm looking for more ground clearance primarily, but getting that with some pizazz would also be nice.

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  • There is always this type of gear also - two different heights a gopro mount and battery tray -  www.x468.com

    I am currently using this style and is easy on off - They should have future camera mounts that work with it as well.

    Mike

  • Funny you ask this question. I just made some landing gear.. 3/4 X 1mm flat aluminum bar. I think it was $2 or $3 a the local big box store. I just measured, stuck in my vise and bent with my hands.. works great and very light.
  • A very low tech and cheap solution that holds up well and costs next to nothing is PVC gutter downspout.

     

    Get yourself a 10' length of downspout for maybe $10 and you can make enough for yourself and everyone who has ever made a quadcopter!  Just cut off a 1/2" piece and drill a hole as shown in the picture.  I used a chop saw to cut my pieces from a scrap piece of downspout I had just lying around.  See photos.

    Gear Hole.JPG

    Gear Mounted.JPG

    https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3692168395?profile=original
  • I've thought about it a few times, but the design doesn't really lend itself to modular landing gear.

     

    Lopping the legs off and clamping something new to the arms is about all I've come up with so far.

     

    JC

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