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Workshop Tip — Installing Snow Skis on your RC plane

Workshop Tip — Installing Snow Skis on your RC plane

Well, don’t look now, but the winter is fast approaching. Instead of packing your models away for storage, why not extend your flying season and embrace the white stuff with DU-BRO Snowbird Skis!? Like the hard working bush pilots of the outback and great Northwest, attaching skis to your RC airplane can turn any semi-flat area like a pasture (or a lake!), into a cold weather runway. But doing it correctly is the first order of business.

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Many RC pilots strap on the DU-BRO Snowbird and/or the Park Flyer Snow Skis and prep their planes for fun in the snow. But this can bring some questions on the proper method of attaching the skis and so, DU-BRO has produced another useful How To video to show you the best way to get this done so you and your favorite sport flyer can be ready when the snow flies!

Video From the DU-BRO Workshop

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Ready for the White Stuff.

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Be sure to dress warmly!

Photos Courtesy of Ken Park

Updated: July 23, 2015 — 10:02 AM

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  1. Norway, is the home of the ski. Thank you for sharing, and hoping for a better winter, with snow and frozen lakes this winter.

    1. What aircraft is being shown in the photos (yellow and blue)?

  2. I’ve always wanted to do this on a 3D plane, but the tailwheel has never really had a good option. What do guys do for the tail wheel and a ski setup? Seems to me this gets overlooked. I think my tail wheel get caught in the crusty snow and get ripped off or worse, it won’t glide like the front skis.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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