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Old 12-19-2011, 03:02 PM
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Default RV-8 on wheel/skis

I think this is the first RV8 on wheel/skis
This is my 50th pair of skis I design
Test flight Dec 17th, 2011

Patrix

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:31 PM
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Very nice. Are they penetration or retract? I think I see bunjis, will the design convert to Atele Dodge springs? Is there a safety or crust cutter cable and does it attach to the air frame the same place as the bunji?
Might like a pair in the future.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:24 AM
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Penetration skis, bungees no crust cutter redundant cables & bungees
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:47 AM
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How fast can you fly with them? Any more pictures?
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:10 AM
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More test flights and crosscountry required to determine loss of cruise speed I estimate 5-7 mph. My intention is safety if I need to land in an emergency I can put down on a frozen lake, river or plowed field without tearing off the landing gear or flipping upside down.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:06 AM
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Look like a nice set-up. Any chance I could have a look at it. I live in Gatineau and works in Ottawa at NDHQ. Send me an email at remy.rathe at forces.gc.ca
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:14 AM
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Sure Remy
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:49 PM
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Any chance of embedding those photos? I don't have a Yahoo account (and don't really want one - got enough of that sort of thing) so can't see them. Videos are visible.

Thanks,
greg
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:16 PM
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Hi Remy
Is your RV-4 at the airport in Gatineau, if yes, I might go and have a look at it next spring when I start flying my -4 again ( Don't fly in the winter )

I and my flying buddies go to Gatineau for breakfast quite often during the warm flying season.

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:45 PM
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I imagine they'll fit fine on a RV7?
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