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Sep 11, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Coaxial snow shoes!?

Here's the deal, at 7,200ft elevation in Colorado we get alot of snow! I enjoy the snow (which is why I live in CO!) but I also anjoy flying my V4 outdoors. This creats a minor conflict in the winter.

I have been thinking that I could build some light weight snowshoes for the V4 that would allow me to land and take off in the snow!

Has anyone ever done this? Any ideas or brainstorming would be welcome!

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Sep 11, 2009, 11:06 PM
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You can do foam, shaped like water pontoons. Should be lite enough and not mess with the handling too much. Will also look good.
Sep 11, 2009, 11:13 PM
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And just make them fit right over the skids! Great idea Steve!!
Sep 12, 2009, 09:46 AM
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There was a guy on one of the threads who made pontoons for his CX2. I think you could use foam pipe insulation. Just remember that plastic gets pretty brittle in cold temps, not to mention all the wind that goes with it.
Sep 14, 2009, 08:20 AM
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Kodak_Jack - I have definitely thought about the plastic getting brittle in the cold! We get some nice sunny days here when it's not real cold or windy, I'll judt have to pick my days carefully and not get too over zealous!
Sep 14, 2009, 06:10 PM
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how about some tongue depressers aka:giant popsicle sticks??

Sep 14, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Over here in the Southeast new York, New York City area , our snow tends to be mostly hard packed with water and ice. As a result you can probably land on it with regular land skids. But those really light powder snows (which we rarely get)... I guess some sort of styrofoam might do the trick.

Another problem we have is the wind. It's hard to find time to fly here in the winter because of that gusty northwest wind.
Sep 14, 2009, 06:39 PM
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Get one of those cheap light plastic flyswatters sold at dollar stores and fasten the head part to the skids with a couple of twist ties. Simple. cheap and easy to take off.

And they are the closest thing to an actual snow shoe.

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