Coming up with an actual color and scheme is no easy task. Real world problems right? Well you don’t want to be stuck with something you grow tired of and I certainly don’t want something that most think is just god awful.
Visibility is is important to me yet still keeping it classy and desirable. Each type of cub has its own scheme over the years and the SQ is really no different. Yeah I could go out on a limb and create something different but that’s not really my interest. I like the classic SQ lines and scheme you will see below. Another thing to keep in mind is repairs down the road. Thats almost a guarantee with the type of flying we do. Patches here and there are a given so keeping it one color by the most part, I believe, is critical. What do you think of these?
So I have some great new pics for the post here! The entire kit with slats and fuel tanks came in under 650lbs. With the goal of keeping this bird under 1150lbs it seems very doable now. As for my engine this is whats being built as I type here:
Superior Engine built by Barrett Performance Engines. O-360, Carbureted with a MA 4-5 leaned and jet drilled. 9-1 forged pistons and a Cato 86-38 up front. Running P Mags and the EarthX battery.
Tony with TK 1 Racing is currently working on the outboard shock system and tail shock. The cross gear shock is in already as you will see in the pics.
The Garmin G3X is waiting to be installed. I have the 31″ Bushwheels going on first. 35’s will come as well. You do the math. How you can not have this bird come in under 1150lbs? It may be in under a 1100lbs but thats really pushing it. We will see. Whats your guess?
How much will she weigh??? Post your comments here…Stay tuned
An incredible little camera with great options for capturing your flying or whatever else you may want to capture. The new Garmin VIRB XE is just incredible. It has a built in GPS given you realtime altitude, speed, direction, pitch attitude, G force and more. Here is a little clip I made after opening the box, spending less than 5 minutes trying to figure it out, 2 minute downloading the Garmin app on my phone / Ipad and then flying. I came home and produced this little edit in under 5 minutes. The longest part was uploading it to Youtube so that the quality would stay good. That took all of about 3 minutes. Anyhow, check it out.
Disclaimer: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME….Keep it at the lake or the rivers. Here you will see a glassy water landing and then a landing with the rippled water. Ripples give you so much more perception. This technique is used for various applications allowing you to get on to a beach or gravel bar that could be very short. You can also use it for departing but knowing your airspeed for the given situation is mandatory. Again, seek instruction if this is an application that interests you and its important to know that this is not meant for a stunt or a check me out Im a cool pilot video. Its a real world application in bush / backcountry flying.
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….
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.