The fun only gets better when it snows!
The following videos demonstrate the amazing stunts possible with the TufFlight Enduro on Skis. The planes shown are built according to the instructions included with the Enduro kit, with the optional Snow Ski accessories.
The Enduros shown in these videos are powered by the Tower .46 engine-- a relatively inexpensive powerplant at $80, but it pulls the 4.5 lb Enduros very impressively.
In this video, The Enduro descends for a picture perfect landing on skis. It just doesn't get any smoother than this!
This 11 second video is approximately 870KB and should take about 3 to 4 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Smooth Landing (MPEG)
In this video, The Enduro comes in a bit dicey as the pilot negotiates the winds and wintry runway obstacles of the day. Notice the landing isn't a "greaser" but the plane still lands well, and negotiates the "potholes" left by deep footprints in the snow with no problem at all.
This 13 second video is approximately 1088KB and should take about 5 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. "Mediocre" Landing (MPEG)
Fun with Snowbanks
In this video, The Enduro on skis shows it's amazing "all terrain" versatility as it hops happily onto and off a large snowbank.
This 13 second video is approximately 1047KB and should take about 3 to 4 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Snowbank Hopping (MPEG)
In this video, The Enduro on skis takes the snowbank at fairly high speed, and jumps into the air.
This 16 second video is approximately 1278KB and should take about 6 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Snowbank Takeoff #1 (MPEG)
In this video, The Enduro on skis tackles the snowbank at low speed, and doggedly climbs up the steep slope, then surprises the cameraman as it leaps towards certain death over the other side.
This 15 second video is approximately 1176KB and should take about 6 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Snowbank Takeoff #2 (MPEG)
WILD Aerobatics with Skis
Skis do not need to necessarily hamper the maneuverability of a good sport plane. These videos show the TufFlight Enduro on skis performing lots of stunts you've seen before in the summertime, and a few we think you have never seen!
This is a basic low altitude knife edge. No surprises here, although the generous side area of the Enduro is showcased as it easily performs this maneuver.
This 11 second video is approximately 899KB and should take about 3 to 4 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Low Knife Edge (MPEG)
This the amazing Rotolanding, performed at low altitude immediately after takeoff. An "Aborted Takeoff" with a twist.
This 19 second video is approximately 1526KB and should take about 7 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Roto Landing #1 (MPEG)
Here are two more rotolandings in sequence. The gently falling and spinning Enduro touches down on the snow and is immediately ready for more. It's easy to perform with a little practice, and lots of fun!
This 42 second video is approximately 3258KB and should take about 15 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Roto Landing #2 (MPEG)
This video shows how well the TufFlight Enduro is able to perform in flight with the skis. The aerodynamic effect of the skis when mounted on the plane is very minimal, as you can see a full repertoire is performed -- inside/outside loops, inverted and flat spins, and knife edge flight.
Mark shows his smooth flying, as well as fun with spins. You wouldn't know he's wearing gloves!
This 59 second video is approximately 4596KB and should take about 21 minutes to download over a 56-Kbps modem. Aerobatics (MPEG)