Originally Posted by rc_noob
anyone have a good design for ski's? Its going to snow soon I can feel it lol and I want to be able to fly in the winder without nosing it every landing. Also, anyone have any ideas on how to keep these lipos warm(ish)? Thought about making a little blanket like device out of under armor or something idk. just thinking out loud
I made a set for mine just by "eyeballing it". I took one of my wife's discarded liquid laundry detergent containers and cut some strips where the shape was what I wanted. Then took some 6mm depron from a crashed 3d foamy and made the stanchions. Cut a Q-tip stem to make the bushings that go over the axles. They were pretty big, I think maybe something smaller would have been better but it worked.
The originals were just a bit small for powder snow so I cut some plastic from a disposable drinking cup and glued slightly larger bottoms on using foam tac glue. Boy that stuff is great. Bottoms ended up 3/4" wide by 4" long.
The bottoms were just slightly curved the whole length so I didn't bother with rigging to let the skis pivot. I just used a dab of foam tac on each axle, then took a toothpick and a dab of foam tac on each end to make struts to keep the skis from rotating. Will try to take some photos later and post them.
I also made a "blankie" from some discarded foam packing material that I sliced very thin using a bread knife. Used velcro all around to attach it. It completely covers the battery and I have no trouble with 4 minute flight times using a 130mah miniaviation battery at about 20F. The plane also has lights which take some power so I am pretty pleased with those flight times.