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Av8r3400
12-21-2011, 07:26 AM
Rather than further Hijack the other Airdale Ski thread, I'll start a new one.

These skis have about 20% more surface area than the old design.




Here are the new design Airdale skis, assembled.

(Please excuse the photo quality, they were take with my phone.)

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/av8r3400/Skis/IMG_0132.jpg?t=1324476046



Installed on my plane.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/av8r3400/Skis/IMG_0138.jpg?t=1324476201

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/av8r3400/Skis/IMG_0134.jpg?t=1324476130

Av8r3400
01-07-2012, 11:08 PM
I got them out today in what little snow we have at this time. Hopefully have a couple of videos up on YouTube shortly...

Av8r3400
01-08-2012, 12:33 AM
Video of taxiing and takeoff on snow.

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jAuUIT80tQ&context=C373eea2ADOEgsToPDskK3Ipmp3QmG-1oDSGszzhID)

Landing on a paved, clear runway.

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgguzIAOs1s&context=C373eea2ADOEgsToPDskK3Ipmp3QmG-1oDSGszzhID)

(I don't have any software to edit yet, so these aren't very exciting.)

t j
01-08-2012, 07:38 AM
Thanks for the videos! I wish I could put skis on my kitfox. Those look like they would pretty easy to put on and remove after the initial installation.

Av8r3400
01-31-2012, 09:09 PM
Here's a new video on YouTube of the skis in a little deeper snow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E_s4JMqCHw

chipjumper
01-20-2020, 01:47 PM
Is Airdale officially dead? What size 4130 tube did he use for the frame? Any reason why he didnít want to pursue the project anymore?