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Old Feb 05, 2003, 04:21 AM
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Loss of ground effect landing on snow?

It seems as if my X250 did not flair as well as it did landing on grass.
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 06:50 AM
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Ski Larry

I find the glide actually extended with ski's, unless one tips down and then ....spot landing!
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 07:37 AM
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Snow covers up the gravity???

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Old Feb 05, 2003, 08:02 AM
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ski Larry

I've tried de-gaussing and no luck, they all still find earth!
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 08:14 AM
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Re: ski Larry

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I've tried de-gaussing and no luck, they all still find earth!
Ain't that the truth

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Old Feb 05, 2003, 08:58 AM
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Rudderbud:

interesting skis. What keeps them from flopping around the axle?
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 10:02 AM
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Ski Larry

The ski's are made of meat tray foam and are glued to the axle's with goop. Not pretty but with only a 16oz plane, I have found no need to suspend the ski's - I did try using rubberbands fore and aft but found they added more drag than they were worth. They only weigh 2grms more than the wheels I use......George
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