My first attempt at a video. Zane got me all inspired to try and make one.
I have had these GoPro HD cameras for awhile but never really do anything with them as far as trying to make a video. So here goes...http://www.vimeo.com/18374661
The first landing I did not pull my wheels up as I really have been wanting to know what it would be like landing in the snow with them down. In a nutshell...I think its a good concept for landing up hill with the need to stop quick and short. Otherwise, it could possibly lead to hazardous possibilities. The big ski out front stops the plane from wanting to tumble forward. Do this on amphibs and your upside down now in the water! The plane stopped quick and then got stuck almost immediately. Once stuck, I pumped the wheels up and let the skis take over. Added power and off we went.
The first half of the video is where I have been landing a lot. The second half at Gold Lake was a new one in deep snow. I cannot begin to express my excitement for ski flying. Everyone needs a set!!! Seriously! The lakes are all frozen over now and the options are endless.
Anyway, going back to Gold Lake tomorrow with skis for my feet as well. Way to many possibilities out there.
Really cool to see everyone all fired up on ski flying here on the site. I have had mine for just over a month with almost a 100 landings now on them. There just crazy...thats about all I can say.
I hope you enjoy the video...http://www.vimeo.com/18374661
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