Time for Skis

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Re: Time for Skis

Postby Jack L » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:48 am

Paul,

That is the last item on the list of upgrades I wanted to complete this winter. I have the aluminum and am waiting for some warm weather to spread the wings so I can leave the aircraft outdoors long enough to get it done. I am torn between just a flat panel riveted to the top of the Turtle Deck or an enclosed fairing that follows the profile of the wing and flap.... any suggestions?

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Re: Time for Skis

Postby gkremers » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:40 am

Jack,
I think you will be happier with something that matches the flap and Turtledeck profile. I copied the design from Rick, it took me about 6 hours including making the templates. I can send you some build pics this weekend when I'm back home if it helps.
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Re: Time for Skis

Postby Jack L » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:45 pm

Gary,

That would be appreciated, thank you.

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Re: Time for Skis

Postby User GDS » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:35 am

I would like to see the design, too, I've been wrestling with this for a couple of months.

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Re: Time for Skis

Postby av8rps » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:57 am

Jack L wrote:Paul,
That is the last item on the list of upgrades I wanted to complete this winter. I have the aluminum and am waiting for some warm weather to spread the wings so I can leave the aircraft outdoors long enough to get it done. I am torn between just a flat panel riveted to the top of the Turtle Deck or an enclosed fairing that follows the profile of the wing and flap.... any suggestions?

Jack

I'm not sure if there are any benefits aerodynamically for making a fancy form fitting piece vs a simple flat metal type. I've never seen one other than just flat metal, but I would like to see what Gary did on his, as even though it sounds like a lot more work, maybe its worth the effort to do it the same as his?
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Re: Time for Skis

Postby User GDS » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:34 pm

My flaps are a little higher than the wing surface, so even the flat metal design has been a problem. Maybe I'm overthinking the whole thing.
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Re: Time for Skis

Postby Jack L » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:50 pm

A few pictures from Mo's Fly-in on the Ottawa river today. Mo started the fly-in 25 years ago for a few friends and it turned into this:

Mo's 1.JPG


Mo's 3.JPG


C-IBAD recently sold to Tim Udal in Maple Creek Saskatchewan. His uncle Gerald Udal a Medevac pilot left Belmont Lake Ontario two days ago on a 1400 NM journey operating in temperatures ranging from -27F to 17.6F. He just landed at his ranch SE of Maple Creek. Now that is an impressive demonstration of the Highlander's capabilities!

Gerald Udal.jpg


If you want to see his route on Google maps, he flew from Belmont Lake ON to Sudbury ON, Chapleau ON, Marathon ON, Atakokin ON, Kenora ON, Brandon MB, Weyburn SK and Maple Creek SK.
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Re: Time for Skis

Postby danerazz » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:57 pm

I have to say the funniest thing there is all that snow and a plane on floats on the ramp.
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Re: Time for Skis

Postby Jack L » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:01 pm

Here is another video on skis from Mo's Fly-in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MTkYRZoRt4
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Re: Time for Skis

Postby gkremers » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:29 pm

Jack,
Looks like a really good turnout. Thanks for the video.

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Re: Time for Skis

Postby User GDS » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:21 pm

Here is another video on skis from Mo's Fly-in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MTkYRZoRt4


Good editing job on the video, smooth transitions. Hope there was some good hot grub when you got there.
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