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Landing Skid Test

 
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JD



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Landing Skid Test Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Greg seemed so despondent over the dearth of videos so I've uploaded this test I ran yesterday of landable skids.

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BudRob



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This is a good thing. Will you make them available for others?
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JD



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The latest iteration is the best but only fits onto the Wills Wing aluminum speedbar wheel bracket.


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JD



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Landing today at Sylmar in a strong crosswind and sliding somewhat sideways across the grass. When I get a section of Moyes zoom downtube to use as a mold I will make an adapter for the Moyes carbon speedbar.


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vannoppen



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I like those. I was Checking out your Skids when I helped you launch. In they landing you slid quite fat but it is smooth surfaces.
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JD



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

vannoppen wrote:
I like those. I was Checking out your Skids when I helped you launch. In they landing you slid quite fat but it is smooth surfaces.

Thanks. These aren't tundra wheels but accommodate a reasonable degree of surface texture and can go sideways to a moderate degree as well. Obviously there are times an XC pilot needs to be able to land on his feet without even being able to take more than a small step or it won't end well.
This set of skids would have saved me from three trips to the ER and over a year of lost flying had I developed them by 2012. All the materials have been available since the 1970's. UHMWPE is old news.
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