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Old 10-24-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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I am looking for info on how to biuld skies for my plane.
46 size,60 " wingspan
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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Re: ski

There is some good info here:

I've made my own, purchased fabbed ones and those from Dubro, (this will be the first winter for those). If there is adequate weight bearing surface and nose lift area any material should suffice. If wood you need to seal it against moisture.
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Re: ski

Try these- work great on my Moass 60
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Re: ski

I think I have the construction article from RC Modeler magazine from many years ago. If you are interested I will try to find it for you. I have made and used this type of ski and they work well.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:17 AM   #5
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Re: ski

here's what I've done so far. They need some modification, they're too floppy...
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Re: ski

They look great so far.

You will need a mechanism to keep them from spinning in the air, or pointing tips straight down.

Usually a cable at the rear to limit upwards point, and a spring or rubber band on the front to keep the tips pointing up just a wee bit from level.

There are also some integrated systems using a wheel collar and a piece of spring steel that slips over the wheel shaft that is a lot neater. I'm sorry I donít have any links right now- maybe others can post?
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Re: ski

Use cable to limit the travel of the skis and elastic to keep the nose up. On a high wing aircraft do not run the cables to the L/G block, they will flip over. Ten degrees of travel is lots. In flight rigging should be ten degrees nose up. I usually run the front cable to the firewall. Once you have the skis rigged try putting about 5 ounces of pressure both up and down on the tip of the ski, if it does not flip over you are probably good. Flying an aircraft with one ski flipped up against the strut is a bit of a challenge, trust me.

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