The LaTrax Alias is a fun flyer, yet it suffers from ground clearance issues. If you happen to land in grass, theres a chance you may accidentally strike a blade, which in turn, can cause a motor failure. Since the Alias is geared towards the entry-level flyer, theres also a need for more cushion in the landing system. The stock small rubber foot doesnt have enough cushioning effect to protect in case of a harsh landing.
RPM Landing Gear for the LaTrax Alias solves both of these issues and many more. RPM's version replaces the little rubber foot with a solidly mounted, curved spring made from their engineering grade, ultra-lightweight nylons. The curved spring adds impact-absorption to the air-frame, helping to reduce or eliminate damage from those questionable landings. Our Landing Gear also elevates the Alias an additional 0.8 (20mm), reducing the probability of a blade strike in grass or during bad landings.
The RPM Landing Gear also spreads the center point of each leg further out by 0.45 (11.5mm) each leg, or 0.9 (23mm) in total, adding stability to take-offs and landings. They also curved the ends upwards making them less likely to catch or hook when one leg is grounded and the other three airborne.
The last challenge was to keep the landing gear lightweight. For the ground clearance increase, stability and added crash protection gained with RPM Landing Gear, the entire set-up only adds 4.5 grams to the total weight of the Alias, causing minimal to no performance effects to overall battery life.
Tech Notes: A 0.05″ hex key wrench is required (not included) for installation. RPM Landing Gear is sold in sets of four and replaces Traxxas #6649 Feet. RPM aerial products are backed by our limited lifetime warranty against materials and workmanship issues but do not carry the same breakage warranty as our surface products. For more information on the RPM warranty policy as it applies to aerial products, please visit the RPM warranty FAQ page here: