Best Practices for Using Your Skid Clamps Before you mount and start using your Skid Clamps, please read through the suggestions and tips below. For additional details about applications, modifications, and mounting suggestions, visit randomheli.com and follow the links embedded below.
Checking the Fit
Before you mount and start using your Skid Clamps, have a look at
the list of heli models on this page. You'll see the size of the skid (per the factory), the Skid Clamp model that is recommended, and a link to a user modification if it's recommended. Make sure that the Skid Clamp you’re using is one recommended for your model. Also, bear in mind that people sometimes replace the factory skids with skids that may be a different size or shape. If in doubt, measure your skids and select a Clamp that is designed to fit that size skid. You can see all the dimensions of Skid Clamp models on the Tech Specs page.
Test the Fit & Adjust if Needed
If, after you’ve mounted them, the Clamps are really tight and hard to open and close try these tips.
1) Back off the mounting screws ¼ - ½ a turn. This will let the Clamp base flex during opening and closing — making it much easier to open and close the Clamp.
2) On Original (round, tube-style) Clamps consider removing some or all of the center rib that sits between the grippers in the Clamp base.
Check out this video that shows how to modify Original Skid Clamps to fit ‘over-size’ skid pipes. The technique works even when you just need to make the Clamps a little less snug.
3) Especially in wall mount applications where the model remains clamped for extended periods, it is CRITICAL that the Clamps are not too tight. We recommend removing some or all of the center rib in the Base of tube-style Skid Clamps. (For models larger than 500 class, we also recommend using four clamps per model when wall mounting.)
More Useful Information
Mounting Techniques — Tips and tricks for mounting RC Heli Skid Clamps in vehicles for transport and on walls and ceilings for storage and display
Assembly Instructions — If you need to replace a Latch on an Original (round, tube-style) Clamp, this video shows you how to do it. It’s really easy.
Goblin Clamp Mounting — Have a look at this page before you mount your Goblin-style Clamps. It includes photos that show which Clamps fit the different Goblin models and how to mount them for the best results.
Mods U Can Do — Fast, simple mods that make Skid Clamps work with different sizes and types of RC Heli landing gear.
Got Questions We Didn't Answer?
Hopefully this information will help you get the most from your Skid Clamps. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to answer them.