Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 41 to 51 of 51

Thread: Wheel skis - experimental

  1. #41
    stewartb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wolf Lake, AK
    Posts
    6,598
    Post Thanks / Like
    I’ve never wanted wheel penetration skis but with my current home they’d work fine. Summits are a little small for my plane but I am curious about Trick Air Alaskans. Anyone using them? I could modify Airglass 2500s for less $$ but the Tricks are interesting.

  2. #42
    courierguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Inkom, Idaho
    Posts
    1,996
    Post Thanks / Like
    I can't run double puck brakes with my Datums, this saves me weight and money, and doesn't seem to effect the stopping distance much, especially when on the skis. (?) But I HATE getting out short landed by a pilot landing faster, but stopping shorter because of a pumped up brake system, luckily that is rare. And I sure don't want to mess with converting back and forth from single to dual pucks so single pucks work fine for me.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20180310_104137567.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	62.5 KB 
ID:	58098  
    Thanks JeffP thanked for this post

  3. #43

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Alberta Canada
    Posts
    71
    Post Thanks / Like
    I have the 2250 TrickAir skis on my Supercub flown in the Alberta prairies and I love them. For the 2-3 feet of snow we get here they work great. I considered getting the 2500 Alaskan’s but didn’t like the extra 19 lbs each but in really deep snow would be beneficial.
    Thanks stewartb thanked for this post

  4. #44
    skywagon8a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    SE Mass
    Posts
    11,484
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhal View Post
    You can see here how they mounted them, can anyone tell if these are single or doubles?

    Attachment 58095
    These look like doubles.
    N1PA

  5. #45

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    701
    Post Thanks / Like
    I’m giving my Trick airs a little color match rehab before I rig them to my new EX 11….I flew 2 seasons on my 65 hp J3 with these and they are nice. They are 29 lbs each though. They get the job done and the convenience of landing on the runway or better yet in and out of the hangar is worth it. I found these used a few years back for a descent price….I can’t recall, but I think around half of new or just slightly more.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1C38611C-3809-43CF-BB1F-D706286D669A.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	55.8 KB 
ID:	58220
    Likes jrussl, Southern Aero liked this post

  6. #46
    stewartb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wolf Lake, AK
    Posts
    6,598
    Post Thanks / Like
    If any of you with Trickair or Summit skis would post a photo of the gear leg attachment I’d sure appreciate it.
    Likes jrussl liked this post

  7. #47

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    701
    Post Thanks / Like
    http://trickair.com/wp-content/uploa...dure-Piper.pdf
    See trick air installation instructions in link
    I made a bolt on set since I’m experimental. Summits use a bolt on as well…I custom made mine so I could use 8.50s
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DAE7D149-90FB-4684-91B2-51FC5CDAB137.jpeg 
Views:	68 
Size:	140.1 KB 
ID:	58256
    Thanks stewartb thanked for this post

  8. #48
    stewartb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wolf Lake, AK
    Posts
    6,598
    Post Thanks / Like
    Great idea. I’m thinking about penetration skis and the attachment to TK-1 gear will require creativity. Thanks for sharing.
    Likes mixer liked this post

  9. #49

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    701
    Post Thanks / Like
    Delete
    Last edited by Dan Gervae; 11-08-2021 at 05:33 PM.
    Likes mixer liked this post

  10. #50
    cubpilot2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Anchorage Alaska
    Posts
    819
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    If any of you with Trickair or Summit skis would post a photo of the gear leg attachment I’d sure appreciate it.
    these are 2250s. You set them up with 3/4 inch clearance at the front of the ski. This is fine if on hard surface or grass but if on a gravel surface you could scratch them up. They handle a bit different as there is no skeg. So you will find easy to drift or slide in a turn.

    I would actually sell these with the 3 inch gear (or separately)now that I finished my 180 cub and installed the GLH 3000 hydraulic skis. Lots of clearance now. Only need one cub on skis.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	54D86C7F-15F7-4E18-BE4D-A342B3E5FC6C.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	88.0 KB 
ID:	58274   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	39C3D57A-EF25-45EA-85A7-33E64FF31207.jpg 
Views:	56 
Size:	106.0 KB 
ID:	58275   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8B6B6D36-9C8F-4B97-9A94-196C129F385D.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	90.2 KB 
ID:	58276  
    Last edited by cubpilot2; 11-09-2021 at 10:55 PM.
    Ed

  11. #51
    stewartb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wolf Lake, AK
    Posts
    6,598
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thank you for the photos. If anyone has attached a penetration ski install bracket to TK-1 gear I’d appreciate a pirep.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	04B371E9-AC05-4691-91E4-55CCC6A01A82.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	38.6 KB 
ID:	58339  
    Last edited by stewartb; 11-13-2021 at 12:59 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. 35” wheel options - experimental
    By vj88 in forum Experimental Cubs
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 02-25-2021, 10:36 AM
  2. WHEEL SKIS
    By lorne heise in forum Modifications
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-11-2004, 02:49 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •