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Old 01-04-2014, 03:54 PM
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Weee, good times in IDAHO..longer skis helped a bunch...Had a couple of oopses...All is good. Still in one peace and race ready. Thanks for looking everyone. Now I just need to get going on the new build. After honey doooo's that is..ha. Whip crack and ball and chain being drug...Ugh..lol.
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So this is where you have been hiding! Hehehe

how about a few measurements and electronics details for those of us that might be interested in building one of our own? it does look like fun...
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Hi ya heartless. I grabbed some measurements for you and some pics. Starting with how long it is with skis. Almost 24 inches, The walnut wood chassis is around 16 inches..."the new one is longer,18 inches." Skis are 1" 1/2 wide....I would recommend wider..The new ones are 1" 3/4. And of course Were learning the longer and wider the better. That way they float better on the softer snow, and don't disappear in foot prints. Height is 6" 1/2 , width is 12" ...New one is going to be a touch wider. The bottom of the belly pan is 3/4 of an inch up..Keep them low. I just sat mine on some sanding sponges to figure out ski blocks and ride height. Electronics......The small orange rx is the best deals..Seven channels for the price around 6 to 8 bucks...Out of about twenty of them Ive only seen two defected ones. I use the T-pro 9 g metal gear servos in every thing. Don't even mess with the cheapo plastic gears heli ones. A 30 to 40 amp ESC ...RC Timer ESC are bang for the buck..10 dollars I believe.. I would recommend a 40 amp if your going to run any thing over a 6 x what ever prop. As for brush less motor I picked two of these up I believe for 6 dollars a peace..seams like they are 1100 kv..big torque..Big props no problem...The smaller the KV the bigger prop you can run. I have a pile of these 7x5 props..Bought 10 of them at once for 12 dollars. Battery's I like to run are .. 3s, 1300, 11.1 or 3s 1800 to 2200 ,11.1 for longer runs..Again look around for good deals their out their for battery's. hope this all helped.
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Holy Cow! That is a lot bigger than I thought it was!

Thank you VERY much for the details.

just wondering if I could get by with pretty basic TX/RX - we have a few RX that will easily bind to my FlySky GT3B radio (would this even work?) - only really need the "drive" and "steering" channels, right?

Dont have any "fancy" radios here - the GT3B is about as fancy as we get...
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I Wonder what this might be like with High Density Foam for "pontoons" or an EDF
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Holy Cow! That is a lot bigger than I thought it was!

Thank you VERY much for the details.

just wondering if I could get by with pretty basic TX/RX - we have a few RX that will easily bind to my FlySky GT3B radio (would this even work?) - only really need the "drive" and "steering" channels, right?

Dont have any "fancy" radios here - the GT3B is about as fancy as we get...
I'm sure you could get a Collette that would fit the end of a brushed motor. You could even trim down a 10 or 11 pitch prop so it has more thrust. And yes a simple two Chanel is all you need..Maybe you could get a lil reverse to work also..They are just like driving a boat on water. If you need..I have a 6 Chanel fly ski NIB you could just have..I hate going onto computer to set them up...I have three or four of the 30 dollar ones. Thanks heartless.
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I Wonder what this might be like with High Density Foam for "pontoons" or an EDF
Would work awesome...a big secret of sorts is a,lot of the new style plastic bumpers have EPP high denisty foam in them..Just go root around in the local body repair pile out back of their buildings. Their is some good thick peaces that could be whittled down to all kinds of shapes. Great for planes also. Thanks pfitchie.
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Finely had some time and the umph to get back on this. Here is some more picks..Its about time to do a body. Enjoy and thanks for looking
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Started on body. Here is how I do it..3 inch foam scrap. Paper pattern, the block look of the main shape. I used my band saw for some of the cuts and a hack saw blade to do a few others. The Weller solider gun with the flat tip to recess were the servo and Chanel goes. Very dangerous fumes...... be careful, But works like a charm . Be sure to leave room because it melts to the lines. And its getting close to sitting on the chassis.
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Other then the electronics....Its cost me nothing but some creativity and time...I enjoy these kinds of builds. Ha....Thanks for looking.
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Well now that the snows about all but disappeared, My father has completed his brass snow plane. LOL. Twenty years ago he started it and this is how it turned out. I also have a small vid of it going across the grass I will post up later. Here it is, Let him know what ya all think. He lurks alot...Ha. I keep telling him how scale and correct it is....He really needs a scale truck..Ha. He has Mad skills and the patients to boot.
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Your Dad did an awesome job man! Looks amazing and love the brass work!

Love what you've been doing with yours too!

So I may have missed it in here, but do you wax the skis?
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:42 AM
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Your Dad did an awesome job man! Looks amazing and love the brass work!

Love what you've been doing with yours too!

So I may have missed it in here, but do you wax the skis?
Thank you again. On waxing...nope...once they break friction they really dont need it. My friend also has a great design, a real preformer...see if i can get a pic of it. Cheap fun rc good times for the winter.
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