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Feb 11th, 2007 at 11:59pm
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Just found this site yesterday and have enjoyed looking around.
I have a cessna 150 that has just been put on skis, Fed NA800 nose and
Fed A1500 mains. Did some taxi tests today, was pretty windy, got blown around a bit so didn't fly it yet. Have been waiting for quiet weather for 2
weeks now. Have the plane on my farm in Shakespeare, Ontario, with a
1700 foot strip. Got my PPL many years ago on a Champ at which time I did some ski work but haven't tried it since.  Rod Bell  C-FEWA  Feb 11/07
  
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Reply #1 - Feb 12th, 2007 at 11:54pm
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Having trouble with photos, hope this works.
  
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Reply #2 - Feb 13th, 2007 at 12:05am
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Hey it worked.
Beautiful day today , very little wild. Went out and few this bird today for over an hour. Her first time on skis, 5 landings, including 2 touch and goes.  a lot of taxiing, some trouble getting off in deep snow( narrow bottoms), but handles great.
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 13th, 2007 at 12:42am
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Looks good rod. Ski flying is a real blast! Kind of like float flying, just a little cooler and harder landing surface.
I'll have to post some pics of my C-140 on skis.
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 13th, 2007 at 2:32am
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Looks real neat. I always wondered what a nose wheel replacement ski looked like. Does it turn better than a taildragger?
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 13th, 2007 at 2:28pm
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Looks real neat. I always wondered what a nose wheel replacement ski looked like. Does it turn better than a taildragger?


I've sorta wondered how they turn, too. I presume you use a lot of throttle, rudder and back 'stick' to unload the nose ski. Those of us with taildraggers have to use forward stick to get the tail out of the snow to swing it around.

Jon B.
  

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Reply #6 - Feb 17th, 2007 at 2:21am
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As far as turning with the nose ski, I don't have much experience yet, but I find that in some snow conditions it turns better putting pressure down on the nose ski, being connected to the rudder it helps turn. At times in a crosswind it seems to help turn by pulling back on the yoke.
I would like  to get some advice from someone with experience.
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 12:02am
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I accidentally deleted the photo of my Cessna 150 on skis so here it is again

and at the Matchedash fly-in with my friend Ian
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 28th, 2008 at 5:37pm
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Hello Im interested in putting my cessna 150F on Skis could somebody personally send me message. I hear you guys are using FEDS 1500A ?? How does it work. Im not interested in going in deep snow, but would like to land in some packed down areas. How does it affect the performance on th plane? Where can we find these skis?? I have enginneer that will install em if I can find em.  Please let me know more info you can email me at jared@cavstudio.ca
  
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