yeah, tail skid was just the triangular piece of foam from the vertical stab. I did exactly how it was shown in the video, with a little bit of overlap past the foam, and yep, it broke off right at the end of the foam on the first flight. Then for the next couple of flights the remaining skewer was working well. I made it with the maker foam and I think that delaminates easier than DTFB. By the 5th flight, foam under the skewer had crushed, skewer had detached, but the paper sides were mostly intact.Without landing gear does always fly better and isn’t necessary, but it adds a lot of fun. Practicing touch and goes and nailing a landing are both lots of fun. The Simple Scout is my favorite plane for that too.
How did you build your tail skid? I just do the triangular piece of foam and glue a skewer or chopstick to that. Don’t overhang the triangle much or the stick will break off easily. This is an area where it’s helpful to go heavy on the glue.