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Old 12-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #26
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Big Canadian cold front coming through today. High temps next week in Dallas hovering around 40F. Possible ice and snow. That's bone chilling enough for me. Still have run of the house so I'll be repairing the squadron while watching football after a so-so flying day yesterday.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #27
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Saw this today. Very cool ski setup for scratchbbuilt twin:

http://youtu.be/QS2kVyqROkQ

Gorgeous scenery !

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:30 PM   #28
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I built skis for my Flightstar 40- then the snow melted.

I may have to find out how well my Fokker D-VII does with them (my DX5 killed my Flightstar).

No snow yet- here in Syracuse NY!

Ask me why your DX5e is doomed... and how to fix it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:04 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by CNY_Dave View Post
I built skis for my Flightstar 40- then the snow melted.

I may have to find out how well my Fokker D-VII does with them (my DX5 killed my Flightstar).

No snow yet- here in Syracuse NY!
This guy has his s#$t together when it comes to snow flying ,i hope he puts plans out . Its ugly but it flys great.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:55 PM   #30
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My biggest worry is if they can pivot, if the mechanism that holds them up fails, it probably won't stay airborne.

That guy with the landing light must be getting a heluva lotta lift from those skis.

Ask me why your DX5e is doomed... and how to fix it.
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Originally Posted by CNY_Dave View Post
My biggest worry is if they can pivot, if the mechanism that holds them up fails, it probably won't stay airborne.

That guy with the landing light must be getting a heluva lotta lift from those skis.
He is flying with flaperons and gyros ,both of witch i would not know how to program
but it looks like he has it dieled in. joe
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #32
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I have a set of floats for my Cessna and I am told that they work on hard snow as well ... but I am not willing to wreck my Cessna to find out !

But they were cheap enough from HK ... with full fixing kit and screws etc.

I planned to fit them to fly of the river at back of my house ... but somehow never got round to it ... with winter here and river freezing ... ice flying maybe on the cards if I can keep my feet warm enough !
I know that in such - it's best not to use wheels as they tend to get frozen to the axles and then you're looking at disaster when landing.

But the mounts could be used to fit ski's ... instead of the usual /C legs main fixing and thread at front to keep the tips up !

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I have a set of floats for my Cessna and I am told that they work on hard snow as well ... but I am not willing to wreck my Cessna to find out !

But they were cheap enough from HK ... with full fixing kit and screws etc.

I planned to fit them to fly of the river at back of my house ... but somehow never got round to it ... with winter here and river freezing ... ice flying maybe on the cards if I can keep my feet warm enough !
I know that in such - it's best not to use wheels as they tend to get frozen to the axles and then you're looking at disaster when landing.

But the mounts could be used to fit ski's ... instead of the usual /C legs main fixing and thread at front to keep the tips up !

Nigel
I have seen guys fly off of snow with floats but for me that means you have to stand outside in the cold to do it.
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