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Any Kolb's on Skis this winter?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Any Kolb's on Skis this winter? Reply with quote

Kolbers,

The list seems to be in hibernation, so I was just wondering if anyone is out flying their Kolb on skis this winter?

Stay Warm,

Nick Cassara
Palmer, AK

Kolbra 607AK


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Any Kolb's on Skis this winter? Reply with quote

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A guy a couple hangers down built skis out of a couple snow boards for his avid.  In the summer he uses some 800 x 8.     When on skis he has some more narrow tires.   He built a A frame  that goes over the axel, where it mounts to the snow boards there are a couple of 1 inch pieces that go down each side to support where the wheels are cut through.   There is about a half inch over cut front and back, with around 3/4 inch on the sides.    The wheel sticks around 1 1/4 + or -  below the bottom of the boards,  with a small boggy wheel  on the back end just so the board don't drag.     To finish the installation he has the travel limiting cables with bungies  to keep the tips up.    
I've never seen them on the plane, only on the corner of the hanger,   but he claims that they work great in snow and on hard surfaces.
He said he found the matching boards at a pawn shop for cheep.  
The only questions I really have...  He mounted the A frames in the center front to back.    I would have thought that mounting the A frames 6 to 10  inches aft of center would keep the tips up in soft snow.
Boyd Young
Mkiiic UT
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Kolbers,

The list seems to be in hibernation, so I was just wondering if anyone is out flying their Kolb on skis this winter?

Stay Warm,

Nick Cassara
Palmer, AK

Kolbra 607AK

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Any Kolb's on Skis this winter? Reply with quote

I have a set of water skis that I put on my Kolb years ago. I used them once and they worked great. Then I changed to new spring steel gear legs that didn't have a good mount for the skis. I retired 14 years ago and escape the Michigan snow every winter so they just sit.
I used the stock gear leg to axle bracket to attach a door hinge for the ski mount. One half of the hinge was on the plane and the other half attached to the ski. I used a long bolt as a hinge pin allowing easy mounting. The skis were just inboard of the planes wheel/tires and sat app one inch off solid ground. Boyd you are correct the mounting point on the skis is aft of center to keep the tips up in the snow. I had safety restraining cables to keep the tips from dropping too far if the bungy failed and another cable to keep the tails from dropping to far when under tension from the bungy that kept the tips up. The tails would just drag on the ground when out of the snow.
I had similar snow skis that I put on my old Weedhopper that I flew a bunch in the winter. I was sitting in the prop blast and remember getting frostbite where my scarf failed to cover a slit between my helmet and snowmobile suit. Fresh snow would really throw off my depth perception, can be dangerous.
There's a cold snap down here in Florida only 70 degrees today.
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A guy a couple hangers down built skis out of a couple snow boards for his avid.  In the summer he uses some 800 x 8.     When on skis he has some more narrow tires.   He built a A frame  that goes over the axel, where it mounts to the snow boards there are a couple of 1 inch pieces that go down each side to support where the wheels are cut through.   There is about a half inch over cut front and back, with around 3/4 inch on the sides.    The wheel sticks around 1 1/4 + or -  below the bottom of the boards,  with a small boggy wheel  on the back end just so the board don't drag.     To finish the installation he has the travel limiting cables with bungies  to keep the tips up.    
I've never seen them on the plane, only on the corner of the hanger,   but he claims that they work great in snow and on hard surfaces.
He said he found the matching boards at a pawn shop for cheep.  
The only questions I really have...  He mounted the A frames in the center front to back.    I would have thought that mounting the A frames 6 to 10  inches aft of center would keep the tips up in soft snow.
Boyd Young
Mkiiic UT
On Jan 24, 2018 10:26 AM, "Nick Cassara" <nickc(at)mtaonline.net (nickc(at)mtaonline.net)> wrote:
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Kolbers,

The list seems to be in hibernation, so I was just wondering if anyone is out flying their Kolb on skis this winter?

Stay Warm,

Nick Cassara
Palmer, AK

Kolbra 607AK

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