ATOS Speedbar Skids pair (Non-tracked)

ATOS Speedbar Skids pair (Non-tracked)
£383.22
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AIR
Faired carbon basebar skids to protect your glider from rough ground and dropped landings. These track do not have the optional tank tracks so do not slide quite as well on all surfaces.
Basebar protection Protect your glider from rough ground and wobbly landings
Without caterpillar tracks Simple carbon skids, with no caterpillar tracks fitted
Aerodynamic Faired carbon pods for reduced drag
Light Weigh These weigh far less than solid or pneumatic wheels
Large contact area These skids have a large contact area.
Brand AIR
Model Number ATOS Skids
In Stock Yes
Product Description

Light Weigh



The skids are a light weight alternative to wheels.    They weigh 300g each.  That is 600 g for the pair.
They are great for normal use and for towing. (See below.)


Aerodynamic.

These skids offer a far smaller frontal area and thus cause far less drag than a wheel.  Also they feel a little less obrusive in one's line of flight when flying.

Dimensions.

The skids measure approximately 35cm in length and 8cm width.  Maximum thickness when fitted to the control frame is about 10cm.

Towing.


When towing wheels and skids are now recognised by most as essential.  If you happen to touch the ground shortly after take off wheels or skids make it far less likely for the control frame to catch the ground and stop resulting in a horrible nose in.

Of course there is a limit to what surfaces they work on.  However if a tug can take off these skids should work.  (If you take off a hard runway then the skids with tracks might be a better option.


Fitting.

A 5mm allen key is required to fit these skids to a carbon fibre AIR speed bar.  The wheels locate over the lumps in special lumps in the speed bar.   2 allen head screws are tightened for each skid.

These skids can not be fitted to a round speed bar.
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