Taking the experience I learned from installing my retract module on my Quads and Hexrotored machines, I decided to try it on my D-700 3D helicopter this time. Although helis vibrate more than quads, they also have a very low ground clearance. For that reason not many folks use stock helis for camera platforms anymore. Cameras hanging down from small helis, usually means low ground clearance with short landing gears. Stock landing gears aren't too good and need to be higher or they are usually in the view of the wide angle cameras. I made a simple retractable landing gear to eliminate that, plus it makes the unit look better and more aerodynamic. Many different ways to do this can be done and with the advent of the inexpensive electric retracts from Nitroplanes, even a scale Airwolf can be had. I am hoping this inspires you to design your own.

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For the Youtube Sheriffs: This MIDI file was produced on my Q chord by me and is royalty free.

Dave Herbert
Academy of Model Aeronautics
AMA L-8221 Life Member
Contest Director/Scientific

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