"Easy" Pod

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Postby flyalaz » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:22 pm

As I was looking at my pod, how it was made came to me in a flash. I knew that the shape reminded me of something, and it finally hit me: a wheelbarrow!

There are a lot of styles and sizes out there, and I need to make a new one that is a few inches narrower than this one is to fit my skis. so I'll be hunting for one pretty soon.

A layer of plastic or mold release on the inside of the barrow, and a couple layers of glass plus reinforcement where required should give me a nice result in short order without having to go through all the trouble of making a mold!

My old pod works great, and a new one that is a little pointier on the nose should be just as good.

Just another idea.

Karl
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Postby Shannon » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:37 pm

Hi Karl, maybe Rob Kerr's plastic Tobaggan and Recumbent bike windshield concept should be revisited.

http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/lazair ... /dbc7?b=15
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Postby bdiedenhofen » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:23 pm

Man, I love flying with skis!

I was out last Monday, it was perfect. No wind and clear for miles. A bit chilly, -9 C, but with the pod it was fine. I toured around for over an hour, did a couple of touch and go's then went home. Barely two hours later, the urge got too strong, and I was back out again. I was doing circuits for another 45 minutes or so. What a great day. For those who haven't had the ski experience, it's something to plan for someday. Awesome!

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Postby flyalaz » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:20 am

Some details about how those snowboards worked out would be nice! How long and wide are they? I saw some on sale and was tempted to pick them up. A couple of close up shots of the tail skis would be nice too!

Wish I had some more free time. It seems every day the weather is calm, I'm working!
You're a lucky guy Brian.
Going to be -30 tomorrow! Almost Spring!
Hah!

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Postby Shannon » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:36 am

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Postby flyalaz » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:32 pm

Hi Shannon,

They look easy to do. I guess the clip at the tip is for a short bungee or cord?
Nice!

Hey Rob- any comments or stories about your set-up?

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Postby xgary » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:36 am

Here is some more Skis.

Is someone looking for Lazair Skis ?
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Postby xgary » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:43 am

These ones usedto be from a Series 1 or 2 Lazair.
Note the wheel sat in a wheel well.

Not they are being modified for a Kitfox
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Postby xgary » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:46 am

Finsihing them up
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Postby xgary » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:47 am

all done ,
Next pic shows the UHMW on it
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