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papadarv

We're having daily heat adversey,  20+ days of 90 deg. Hang in there. NOAA and Federal forecast just announced the Midwest has a 95% chance of a January through March La Nina which means a cold winter and above average snow fall. Early ice may be a challange with forecasted colder and wetter October through December. 

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leech~~

For the love of God man haven't you been listening!  We're all going to Die!!  😲

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Hate to say this but I think I'm looking forward to winter. Definitely fall for cooler weather and fall fishing. 

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5 hours ago, leech~~ said:

For the love of God man haven't you been listening!  We're all going to Die!!  😲

That's OK Leech, I'll suffer through all media B/S, my rare and dread disease to First Ice until I get my new invention the "Two over Two - Down and Out Flip" on the ice and punch some holes. Than I'll be ready to go. Short term plan better than long range goal.

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1 hour ago, papadarv said:

That's OK Leech, I'll suffer through all media B/S, my rare and dread disease to First Ice until I get my new invention the "Two over Two - Down and Out Flip" on the ice and punch some holes. Than I'll be ready to go. Short term plan better than long range goal.

 

Ya going to give us a sneak-peek on this new "Two over Two - Down and Out Flip" contraption thingy? 😉

 

And before you punch the big clock, I need you to make me one of these.  Poor mans Snowbear! 👍👍 😄

 

 

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Leech - nothing to show yet only have parts. Doc says I can only spend 30 min outside when temp 87 & above that and 20 hrs per week getting treatments really puts a damper on my build time. I'll share the build when I have something to show. 

Cool poor man's Snowbear.

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8 minutes ago, papadarv said:

Leech - nothing to show yet only have parts. Doc says I can only spend 30 min outside when temp 87 & above that and 20 hrs per week getting treatments really puts a damper on my build time. I'll share the build when I have something to show. 

Cool poor man's Snowbear.

 

Yeah this summers temps suk. I was suppose to do some work on the garage and repaint it plus a ton of other projects outside that just aren't getting done this summer! 😕

 

I think he built that on two Ski Doo Alpine two track one ski sleds!  👍

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My build simular only 2 Polaris Indi track, hydralic drive '0' turn no skies bottom 2. Top much different 2 down and out Flip with floor. 4' x 7' machine, 4 man - want to keep it under 250# for early ice 25 mph max crusing speed. Looking at 27,000 BTU diesel heater (easier to deal with 2 gallons of diesel fuel than 20# propane tanks.) Do have a backup 19k BTU Suburban heater from my now junk wheel house.

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1 hour ago, papadarv said:

My build simular only 2 Polaris Indi track, hydralic drive '0' turn no skies bottom 2. Top much different 2 down and out Flip with floor. 4' x 7' machine, 4 man - want to keep it under 250# for early ice 25 mph max crusing speed. Looking at 27,000 BTU diesel heater (easier to deal with 2 gallons of diesel fuel than 20# propane tanks.) Do have a backup 19k BTU Suburban heater from my now junk wheel house.

Ha, thought you were up to something. Is the whole weight going to ride on the drive tracks, or are they just for pulling? 

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I'm wondering if you should try and use long track sled tracks as it maybe a bit tippy, or keep it as wide as you can. Are you may find out you will need a pair of skis out front for better stability? There are a bunch of them on Youtube to look at. Some of them seem more front to back tippy then side to side becuase of being top heavy. But, Im no engineer! 😆

Love the concept! 👍

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7 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

Yeah this summers temps suk. I was suppose to do some work on the garage and repaint it plus a ton of other projects outside that just aren't getting done this summer! 😕

 

I think he built that on two Ski Doo Alpine two track one ski sleds!  👍

Oh you'll have plenty of time before snow flies.😉 you just need to put your mind to it !!👍🤭

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On 7/28/2021 at 4:00 PM, leech~~ said:

I'm wondering if you should try and use long track sled tracks as it maybe a bit tippy, or keep it as wide as you can. Are you may find out you will need a pair of skis out front for better stability? There are a bunch of them on Youtube to look at. Some of them seem more front to back tippy then side to side becuase of being top heavy. But, Im no engineer! 😆

Love the concept! 👍

 


Objective is lowest point of gravity for greater stability. I drop the track attachment point from 16" to 8” removing shocks, springs and excess steel. At 15 mph shocks & springs gave little effect. Motor and drive train attached at lowest point of gravity also adds to stability. You end up with no tip and tilt. My 131 tracks should be OK.

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Video of 42" x 70" track vehicle carrying 4 people using 1 to 4 Tulsa batteries ($6.200 ea.) out of Canada. I first considered one but sell price of $54,000.00 with 1 battery just a bit out of my price range. 

 


 

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4 minutes ago, papadarv said:

 


Objective is lowest point of gravity for greater stability. I drop the track attachment point from 16" to 8” removing shocks, springs and excess steel. At 15 mph shocks & springs gave little effect. Motor and drive train attached at lowest point of gravity also adds to stability. You end up with no tip and tilt. My 131 tracks should be OK.

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Video of 42" x 70" track vehicle carrying 4 people using 1 to 4 Tulsa batteries ($6.200 ea.) out of Canada. I first considered one but sell price of $54,000.00 with 1 battery just a bit out of my price range. 

 


 

Right, but those are massive tracks. You're using two 15"x131" you might be ok with 2 folks if you keep them wider about. 

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We did kind of change the topic on this post.  Might have to move it to a new one?  😄

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