I just muscled the super cub on Aero 3000 skis into the hangar and I need some help. No traction outside in the snow (grass strip). Troy at Aero Ski Mfg-very nice guy, sent me a print to fab a ski dolly. The left and right dollies have 2 wheels each- these are wide skis. I had another idea and would like some input.
I was wondering if anyone tried placing one long axle through both the ski holes and then using balloon inflatable tires on each end. You have to inflate and deflate each use - no biggy with my portable tank. The axle could be used for a tow bar when the wheels were inflated and thus the plane's front end lifted off the ground/snow/hangar floor.
The tires would have to be balloon type that would have a big foot print and once inflated would lift the plane up off the surface.
I don't know the exact height of the ski hole- maybe 7"? Finding the right tires and wheels is key.
Yes, I know that having the plane on ABW instead of skis makes this all go away. Any good ideas???? Thanks