DIY X525 Quadcopter Landing Gear

January 7, 2015

I ran across and it was pretty close to what I was looking for to increase the height of the quadcopter for video equipment. After all, a simple trip to Home Depot included all the parts needed.



After building and hammering the wooden dowels into the plastic, I attached it to the quadcopter fairly securely using zipties.

I did measure the weight difference between the stock X525 landing gear and this plastic/wooden landing gear. The results were less than pleasing.

Stock X525 landing gear New plastic/wood landing gear
3.6 ounces 6.2 ounces

It's also worth noting that my landing gear didn't end up being rock solid sturdy. It has a bit of wiggle. At first I didn't like this, but after a few hard landings and sideways digs into the grass, it holds up fairly well and I think a bit of flexibility actually works for the better. I have yet to break it.

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