|Jan 30, 2013, 02:56 AM|
Joined Aug 2011
I haven't gotten to fly anything for 3 months now so made some skis today out of an acrylic ruler and a plastic mop handle. Tried it outside in the driveway and works great on hardpack but digs into soft snow. Hope to try it out tomorrow on the football field.
AUW is 600 grams but the motor with 8X4 prop is rated at 24 ounces thrust so should work fine.
Took it out next day and liftoff from ice was beautiful but landing in the powder snow was eventful; it would glide in, slide a few feet and then nose over. I didn't have any wire supporting the back end of the skis so it would just rotate and let the nose go into the snow. No damage though, nice clumsy way to land.
Now I have wires attaching rear of skis to the landing gear and a bungy attaching the front of the skis. Should work better for landing.
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