Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Dec 03, 2005, 10:43 PM
Registered User

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!
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Dec 03, 2005, 11:01 PM
Registered User
aeronuts's Avatar
sweet
Dec 03, 2005, 11:35 PM
Registered User
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
Dec 03, 2005, 11:39 PM
Registered User
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.
Dec 04, 2005, 11:23 AM
T.J. Kong's Avatar
That's cool. I'm gonna have to give it a try. Last year, my Trex would just sink.
Dec 04, 2005, 11:41 AM
Registered User
Great we just got 3 inches of snow too! I have just been flying un top of it! Great idea!
keep'em Flying,
Nick
Dec 04, 2005, 12:37 PM
Its all fun
Tonystott's Avatar
Have to take your word for it guys, forecast maximum today in Sydney is 102 degrees
Dec 04, 2005, 12:44 PM
Goodpasture's FTW
Keith R.'s Avatar
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
Dec 04, 2005, 10:05 PM
Registered User
aeronuts's Avatar

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.
Dec 04, 2005, 10:32 PM
Goodpasture's FTW
Keith R.'s Avatar
How does it turn?

EDIT: oops, didnt see the rudder thingy
Dec 04, 2005, 10:39 PM
Registered User
I want one
Dec 04, 2005, 10:48 PM
Goodpasture's FTW
Keith R.'s Avatar
Skip63, since when is there snow in Phoenic? . Me too...wait, there isnt ever snow in LA
Dec 05, 2005, 01:42 AM
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.
Dec 05, 2005, 05:17 PM
That tree again!!!!
thanhTran's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trek2120
...
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
Dec 05, 2005, 05:18 PM
That tree again!!!!
thanhTran's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeronuts
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.
...
does it dive into the snow? . Very nice looking model indeed.

thanh


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yippee! Merry Christmas - Let is snow ..:(( contact303 Micro Helis 0 Dec 17, 2005 07:15 AM
What kind of deal did you get at NSP Deal Days? Let us know... MaxFx Electric Plane Talk 2 Jul 26, 2001 10:28 PM
New fan, let me hear what you think. gkamysz Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 20 Jul 10, 2001 08:26 AM
ok, let me try to post it here... bpu6999 Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 8 Jun 29, 2001 02:14 PM
Let's Talk About Standard Servos Brian Nixon Electric Plane Talk 9 Apr 24, 2001 08:07 AM