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Old Mar 01, 2013, 12:59 PM
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1/4 scale skis and larger.

I live up here in snowy Minnesota and try to fly year round. I find it hard to believe that no one makes a production snow/ice ski. There were some local guys that have made skis and sold them. But it was impossible to even find a reccomendation on size and width. I decided to try and make my own for my 96 inch Feisler Storch.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 01:01 PM
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They are 17 inches long. I will see this weekend how they work. I chopped up some old downhill skis that a local skishop sold me for 15 bucks.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Nicely done!

Very little issue this weekend w/skis; snow won't be light an fluffy -- surface should be stiff/crusty.

If we a few inches of fluff and the temps stay cold w/clouds really big skis are needed.

These are mostly gas powered; my 1/4 E wasn't in the video:


RC J-3 CUBS FLY IN SNOW (2 min 22 sec)



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Old Mar 02, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Heading out to MVRC about 2; here's one of my Toledo Special flights from a couple of weeks ago.

Usually get 6 to 8 -- 7 minute flights in during a 1.5 to 2 hour session -- so easy to zip charge it's A123s.

Almost tempted to do the 1/4 Cub today; Zip it's 10S A123s too. It flies/charges 1 for 1 @ 25amps; can get 15+ minutes w/2P.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 08:34 PM
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6 great Toledo flights today -- snow was crusty smooth!

One of the Cub driver in the Video (flying when other was starting) joined me; though he flew a H9 Stick w/32 BL on 4S.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:43 PM
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We flew this weekend on Pelican lake in Wright county. Joined by some club members, we had a great time. The Storch flew flawlessly with the skis. jrb, I like the height of your skis. I built lower mounting blocks but there seems to be plenty of prop space. Deep snow however may be an issue. I will try to get a video link up as soon as I figure out how to shrink down my HD video.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Here was our flight.
Texas Rc's Feisler Storch's first day on ski's. (5 min 12 sec)
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