I had a little accident with the .40 Ultra Stick during take off and snap-rolled it about four feet above the ground. Shattered much of the front end, but it is repairable. Here's the question: the landing gear was torn off. Actually the hardwood piece the aluminum landing gear was screwed to with blind nuts was ripped out of its foundation. Since this is not a new plane, I suspect this was not the first time this happened. I thought about epoxying a piece of 1/4" plywood into the channel for the mounting block and mounting the landing gear to that, but thought I'd better seek opinions first. I suspect that might be the wrong move if that piece is supposed to break in several pieces during impact.
Assuming I use a piece of hardwood like the one that was previously fitted, is there a good way to mount/glue it to the frame of the plane to allow it to break away and still maintain enough strength for slightly rough landings? Is there a place on the net that might offer a good explanation of the subject. I have Higley's books, but haven't found an appropriate description.