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Old Dec 03, 2005, 11:43 PM
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Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!


Like everyone else, I was bummed when the weather turned towards winter. But like always, I try to make the most of it. We installed a set of skis on our Hanger 9 Arrow trainer last year and had a blast. Here's what I've done for this year:

T-Rex with skiis

Close up

The skis are made by DuBro. I only had to bore two holes in each ski so that the skids would slide through. I also installed a thin piece of carbon fiber rod between them to keep them from twisting.

Snow? Bring it on!
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Old Dec 04, 2005, 12:01 AM
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sweet
Old Dec 04, 2005, 12:35 AM
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Looks good, but how does it affect the handling?

Does the T-rex feel weird with the skis mounted?

One nice side effect is it probably reduces tail wag, because there's more yaw inertia...

Toshi
Old Dec 04, 2005, 12:39 AM
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They only weigh about 1 oz, so there's not much to them. In level forward flight, I haven't noticed much difference. When you're moving forward and dip the nose down, it tends to accentuate the motion, so I have to be careful of that.
Old Dec 04, 2005, 12:23 PM
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That's cool. I'm gonna have to give it a try. Last year, my Trex would just sink.
Old Dec 04, 2005, 12:41 PM
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Great we just got 3 inches of snow too! I have just been flying un top of it! Great idea!
keep'em Flying,
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Old Dec 04, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Have to take your word for it guys, forecast maximum today in Sydney is 102 degrees
Old Dec 04, 2005, 01:44 PM
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Why not just practice your spot landing skills and clear a 2x2 foot square in the snow to take off and land from ?

That is an awesome idea, its a very clever to do ...kind of like water proofing and putting lights on one of my planes so the weather can never stop me

Keith
Old Dec 04, 2005, 11:05 PM
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Snow Speeder


Speaking of snow, we're expecting some over the next few days. I know this isn't the best forum for this type of vehicle, but I designed and scratch built a little snow speeder this afternoon.

I tested it out scooting around on the hardwood floors in the house. When the snow hits, I'll be flying the Blade CX inside, and shooting around the speeder outside. BTW, my 7 year old son had a blast with the improvised speeder in the house tonight.
Old Dec 04, 2005, 11:32 PM
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How does it turn?

EDIT: oops, didnt see the rudder thingy
Old Dec 04, 2005, 11:39 PM
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I want one
Old Dec 04, 2005, 11:48 PM
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Skip63, since when is there snow in Phoenic? . Me too...wait, there isnt ever snow in LA
Old Dec 05, 2005, 02:42 AM
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NO NO come back...spLAT!!
there's no snow in LA but there lots in Mt High, i just went snowboarding there, it was freakin awesome. Cold as #### tho, my hydration pack froze up on me.
Old Dec 05, 2005, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Trek2120
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Close up

The skis are made by DuBro. I only had to bore two holes in each ski so that the skids would slide through. I also installed a thin piece of carbon fiber rod between them to keep them from twisting.

Snow? Bring it on!
niceee . I have to cover the RX, GYRO, servos & build one of these skids before I go out flying .

thanks for sharing.

thanh
Old Dec 05, 2005, 06:18 PM
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Speaking of snow, we're expecting some over the next few days. I know this isn't the best forum for this type of vehicle, but I designed and scratch built a little snow speeder this afternoon.
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does it dive into the snow? . Very nice looking model indeed.

thanh


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