Snow plane....Tizz the season.

Frizzen

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Looks like there are some head starts available on one of these


So, um, how well do they handle non-scale snow?
 

2Beers

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Looks like there are some head starts available on one of these


So, um, how well do they handle non-scale snow?
Hi Ya
Thanks on another awesome share and the research.
First car body one is totally cool.....and free for printing...score.

On handling....
Snow conditions do matter.
If you build light with low CG they'll do about every condition.
Heavy....they like packed, wet or crusted snow.
My father all brass one with oak ski's and canvas covering...it likes about all around conditions.
Hope to get a picture of it this weekend. it's trully amazing and scale. took him like 20 years to complete.
Very well built. 7 inch prop. 1200 kv motor with 30 amp esc.
 

2Beers

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Huge thanks again everyone.
It's exciting to see all the interests in these.
Way cool.

Keep it coming.
Hope to see some more started so I can steal ideas too.
::2thumbs:biggthumpup:::2thumbs
:beerchug:
 

2Beers

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I did find a u-tube Chanel where the guy just used a cheap buggy.
2WD
added 4 ski's and a out runner pusher prop set up with custom motor mount.
Pretty simple but extremely functional.
 

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2Beers

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Yay..::2thumbs
Although I was looking forward to completely building a kit.
It came mostly constructed...
Anywhoooo
Defiantly going to start with new brass for suspension.
Round tip of ski's......
etc
enjoy and thanks for looking.
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Standard TF2 next to it.... It's big all righty..
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joe122

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My eyes just got pushed back in my head!! How cool, you have my attention, can't wait to see where this goes!!
 

Frizzen

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"Probably go straight into wood pile doing 90 mph and explode in a horrific explosion of parts"

Oh that would suck. Make sure you've got a camera guy!!!

At 1/6 scale, that's a beast. Its going to be pretty interesting on the model seeing what needs stiffened vs leting it ride toy-style
 

Doom!

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1/6 scale, nice driver figure, looks like he's from Dragon models. The body looks great, nice weathering. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
 

2Beers

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Hey come on now 2beers, Tizz the season! - we gotta have Santa driving. :biggthumpup:
Hahaha
You never know......
Ive done a few Santa driver in my day.
One was for a 1/12 rc snow mobile and Guild finest 29 rat rod feller got a hat..pics lost I'm afraid.
 

2Beers

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"Probably go straight into wood pile doing 90 mph and explode in a horrific explosion of parts"

Oh that would suck. Make sure you've got a camera guy!!!

At 1/6 scale, that's a beast. Its going to be pretty interesting on the model seeing what needs stiffened vs leting it ride toy-style
Thanks frizz
Thinking I will start with some brass this morning on the arms.
After I trace body profile incase I want to build another from plywood or Sintra.
More soon.
 

2Beers

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1/6 scale, nice driver figure, looks like he's from Dragon models. The body looks great, nice weathering. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
It is a Dragon model.
I'll be changing up paint for sure but hope to bring back a little of the weathering.
Plans are to have driver turn his head and attach his arms to steering wheel that will move too.
Thanks again.

As I'm from Idaho.....Land of spuds.
Figure the proper name for the side should be.....
"Tater Skater"
;)
:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
::D:
 

2Beers

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After wasting an hour looking at the silly contraption...
A guy is starting to get a plan.
I started with rounding the nose of the ski's.
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After that
I decided to move the rear cockpit forward a inches or so and start installing the steering wheel servo.
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Things need reinforced for sure.
It's like a 30 year old model car .... the glue is starting to fail....or just wasn't much applied.
I'll be adding extra beads for sure to the inside and maybe some L structure styrene strips in pressure points.
Also....I will wait till the 1/8 kit bash donor buggy arrives before getting to froggy with custom suspension.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.
 

2Beers

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I am a little nervous about getting a decent CG on it.
Kit weighs just over 7 LBS
By the time I add electronics, 3s 1500 Lipo and servo.......It's going to be a heavy chevy no doubts.
Good thing it has 4 ski's I guess to help distribute the weight a bit more.
Thinking battery placement forward or mid ship might help.
Just food for thought.

Also.... hard to see...but check out where the suspension arms brackets look like on body.
Poor engineering design for sure ....dosnt really allow for articulations .
;)::2thumbs
 
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