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Homemade Skis

I couldn't find skis big enough for my RC Guys Decathlon so I purchased some aluminum sheeting and a flat bar from Rona and made my own.
4" X 24"
I used pop-rivets to attach the bar to the sheet.
A glow engine motor mounts to attach to the landing gear.

I'll use a spring and cable assembly to hold them in the correct orientation, tips up.
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Turned out Fantastic! Aluminum will slide easy. Had an aluminum toboggan years ago. It was super fast.
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Great idea with the motor mounts!
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Wow that’s nice is it made out is aluminium
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Wow that’s nice is it made out is aluminium
Yes aluminum sheeting and a aluminum bar to give strength, aluminum pop rivets.
Was an easy build, though it might have been more difficult.
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If it were my project, would have attached the skis to the bar with screws. I have a pop rivet gun but never think to use it. Will store it next to the drill index as a reminder. Great tool if you think to use it. Those small plastic cases of bolts,nuts and washers at the box stores add $$$ to a project fast. The pop rivets give the skis a nice clean appearance.
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Looks Nice Michael, ...the maching colour too...Next Challenge : the position holding system.
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Installed on Plane

Now just needs to snow!
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Very nice Michael!

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Nice looking, and seems efficient, ...the spring system is nice, will hold position in the air...
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