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The proposed route to Osh

We are leaving on thursday the 16th east bound. I look to meet up with fellow flyers, Wilga Beast, General Lee, Pops Dory and Dory Jr, Steve Henry and a few others. Our intended route could take us just about anywhere but for nw we at least have a plan…sort of….

OSHRoute

 

Our first night is really this cool little strip in Nebraska. Hay Springs is a cool little grass strip with a steak house very close.

Hay

Here it is on Airnav its 4V6

 

 

 

 

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Countdown to Oshkosh and the Valdez STOL demo

Just a video of me landing at the Caveman Ranch under a 100’….Very much looking forward to the STOl comp at Oshkosh and New Holstien this next week

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My Backcountry Super Cub Version 2 —reference thread

This will serve as a reference thread for myself and others that my need information and where to gather. Yes, I am building a BackcountrySuperCub Version -2. Formerly know as the SQ (Stol Quest) but with so many changes its a different beast all together. The big flaps, leading edge slats, the list goes on and on. Here are some of my ideas thanks to Bob Lutz, Randy Goza, Bruce Reed, Wayne Mackey and others. Stay tuned to watch the progress!

3SQ's

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Engine:

 

The new ACE-Perfromance 428

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The Titan R409 both with Fuel injection

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The engine has the Dual P Mags, Earth X battery
EarthX Battery

but I may end up going with this battery

Aerovoltz

Would like to add the Rief Preheat system for obvious reasons and of course the ELT 406

Prop choices:

It seems that a fixed pitch is the way to go for lightweight however a ground adjustable would also be good.  Throwing in a constant speed only adds weight but realistically this is what I will end up with. Either the Catto or Whirlwind for certain. Maybe a Pawnee prop but we will see what provides the best cooling and performance.

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whirlwind

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Fabric:

I was leaning toward the Oratex but really thinking more along the lines now of the Super Flight 7.

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Keeping paint very basic, light coat with basic Cub Design – traditional (White and Black maybe)

Avionics:

Keeping the mission in mind for light weight…I like what Dynon has to offer as do I like the Aerotronics. That Garmin G3x in pretty nice and light doing most everything for you. Here are a couple ideas.

Kirstenspanel

Bill Rusk panel

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Becker Com and Transponder, PM Engineering 1200 intercom are some other ideas

Extras:

AMSAFE lap and shoulder harness

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Aveo ultra Galactica led position strobe, landing and taxi lights

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31″ and or 35″ Alaska Bushwheels of course with tail wheel. Airframes AK or Matco. Also Airframes or Grove 6″ brakes35AKbw

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 Other needs are a Skytec starter unless going with electric ignition, B&C Oil filter adapter, Steves Gascolator

Landing Gear:

Still not certain about the TK 1 Shock system but like the looks of it and it seems like it the way going forward. The Mackey landing gear it also very good with the Univar HD lift struts and Jury struts. Glaciercub1Glaciercub Glaciercub2

Lots of options as you can see here. I know I do want to keep this bird as light a possible. I like the idea of a manual flap handle. Electric trim on the yoke? That adds about a pound but a pound is a pound. Ted Waltman has a great mod for the stick base. Check this out. No grease and simple. It a real responsive feel.DSC08004

Keep checking back as this will continue to grow. I can hardly wait to get this bird in the air…

 

 

 

 

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2015 SuperCub Fly-in Johnson Creek

Good times this past weekend in Idaho at the 10th annual SuperCub.org fly-in.  Not much to post about that has not already been said on the vairous forums aside from the 400 plus photos I took.  I have posted the link here at the bottom to view all of them.

The one biggest thing I can mention is if your venturing out into the backcountry flying, understand the surroundings your heading into and understand the necessary procedures for mountain, canyon and backcountry flying. Idaho is as REAL and it gets. Without these complex but very basic understandings you should not even consider going. Density altitude can eat you alive. More on that in my next thread. This one is for pictures…

https://picasaweb.google.com/115528061092467996033/JohnsonCreekSuperCubFlyIn2015

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MT prop has proved very worthy

People ask me all the time about my MT prop. They have heard they are not durable in the backcountry – off field environment,  etc.  Let me tell you otherwise…

I have spent the past few years flying the MT prop into a number of environments and it still looks new 500 plus hours later. With the exceptional weight savings on the nose using a composite prop its no brainer in the 180.  Here are some photos of the prop in action.

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Another cover on the GA News!

This makes number 3 for me! Thank you GA News!

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A couple recent covers General Aviation News

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Just an update as its been a while

New kid, business has been very busy, fall promo tour etc., life has had me away from my blog here. I am still here and flying as much as possible, just not spending a lot of time on the computer for fun as much lately. Need to get back to this blog as I do enjoy sharing the adventures and really logging them so that I can come back to them down the road.

Some photos here that will catch you up and then some writing when time fits.

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Making the turn for downwind to the fly-in…and a big boom over the HSF

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