Skiis for the Just Aircraft birds

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Skiis for the Just Aircraft birds

Postby DaveU » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:28 pm

Justin,
Do you have the skiis off the skyraider?  I was wondering if you could post a photo or two of the skiis.  I would like to see what and how they are made.  I am very interested.  Would like to start working on a set in the near future.

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Postby dauckjl » Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:31 am

I have not personally seen them yet.  I will be getting home from school on the 24th and I will do my best.

Sorry for the wait,
Justin
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Postby DaveU » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:52 pm

Justin,
wondering if you got ahold of the skyraider skiis?  I am curious.

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Postby utpa001 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:12 pm

I remember talking to Jack at Cornell Aeroworks about skis.  That was about a year ago I think, but it sounded like something he was thinking about having made.  You might try contacting him, the web site is http://www.cornellaeroworks.com/   It might be best to call, as I don't think he website & email is updated regularly.

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Postby dauckjl » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:14 pm

Hey guys,

Sorry it took so long but I finally have the pictures of those skis.  They are not directly interchangable with the Just Aircraft gear but small tweaking should allow the same type of rigging.

The big thing is that the Skyraider must have definitely had smaller tires and it did not have the cotter pin in the outside of the axle.  They threaded a bolt in the outside and inside of the axle and also had cables to keep it straight.

We will have to make it a bit wider so that the tires will be able to penetrate and will also add length because the airplane is bigger than the Skyraider.

Justin
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Back view of the ski next to the gear. It is pretty obvious here that the hole is too small for the tire on the Escapade.
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The ski next to the wheel.
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There is a roller blade wheel on the back to keep it straight on the ground and the spring connects to the gear leg to keep the front tip of the ski up.
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