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Wheel skis for the Just Aircraft planes

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:47 pm
by DaveU
Is anyone interested in a nice pair of wheel skis?  I have been searching and not having much luck.  I did run across a photo of a pair of skis that were planned for production but did not ever make it.  I can purchase the tooling to make them, but not sure if anyone is interested in such a thing.  I am not sure what it takes to build them, or what they are worth, but is there anyone else looking?

Maybe someone knows of a wheel ski that is available that would work on the Highlander.  If so fire away.  I am ready to buy skis, the chill is in the air.

Here is the photo of the ski I saw on the internet, what do you think?

Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:16 am
by dauckjl
Hey Dave,

These are the skis that a friend of mine built for his Sky Raider.  Since the Escapade and Higlander come from that same line of aircraft we could maybe use them as a pattern.  We would have to beef them up because they are for the ultralight.  We still have them in our hangar.  Let me know if you want some measurements, I'll see what I can do.

Justin

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:32 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
I'm using 21" tires on Full Lotus amphibs for my snow and slushy lake landings instead of traditional wheel skis. The floats work better than skis on snow, I'm told, and you get water landings too. I'll let you know how things work, as it appears I'll be doing flight testing in December...