were not designed to fit the GWS Dragonfly or other
helicopters using this frame design. This isn't
because these aren't great little helis, but simply
because their frame design is a little different.
While we say they won't fit, we know that people will
try to modify them to make them fit. So, we don't
recommend that you try the following modification and
don't guarantee that it will work if you do try it.
However, if you're determined to find a way to install
SuperSkids on this type of frame, you may want to try
this first. We don't guarantee the performance of
SuperSkids after they have been cut or modified. I did
all the cutting and drilling with an X-Acto knife with
a new, sharp and pointed blade. Be careful.
It's very easy to cut yourself severely with a sharp
you start, be sure that your frame looks like this.
shows the stock mount. The red lines indicate the cuts
you have to make. Trim a little on the bottom of the
opening, and trim the plastic off the sides of the
opening by the tabs, as close as you can. This will
allow the tabs to fit snug to the sides of the frame.
After making these cuts, cut the upper part of the
mount right down the middle as shown.
|Here are front and rear views of the
modified mount. Remember, you have to make this
modification to the front mount, too.
|The dotted line indicates the thickness
of the plastic. You'll need 2 holes at the rear and 2
at the front of the frame. You can put the mount up to
the frame (as shown at the right) to get an idea of
where the holes should be. I did this and (with the
screws removed from the mounts) used the tip of the X-Acto
knife to poke through the hole in the mount and mark
the frame. Then I removed the mount and put the point
of the knife on the mark on the frame and twisted the
knife back and forth until a hole started. Once the
hole was started, I just screwed the screw in with a
screwdriver to finish making the hole. From inside the
frame, the hole is right in the corner of the plastic.
The picture on the right shows the rear mount
|The picture on the left shows the rear
mount from the left side of the frame. The picture on
the right shows the front mount from the front of the
picture shows the finished assembly. The yellow SuperGrips
luck and happy flying.
|The following pictures were supplied by
a customer. I made some notes on them as he explained
the conversion to me. This was quite some time ago,
but I believe this is an older style GWS Dragonfly
frame. I have not done this mod myself, so I don't
know how effective it is, but if your frame looks like
this, you may want to try it.
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