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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 19:01
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Old 3rd Aug 2012, 20:41
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My Maule, I have recently changed the wheels for 26" tundra tyres

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Old 4th Aug 2012, 01:39
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Nice Maule Piperboy. Take care with 26" tudra tires on pavement runways, they are surprisingly grabby, and demand even more precise directional control. I used to fly a taildragger C150 with such tires. Magnificent on grass, extra challenging on pavement...
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Old 4th Aug 2012, 04:56
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[quoteNice Maule Piperboy. Take care with 26" tudra tires on pavement runways][/quote]

Thanks, I just got then 26" Alaskan's on this week and have done a total of 4 grass landings and am somewhat dreading my first tar landing for the reason you mentioned.

What would you estimate the pressure should be on them as a compromise for landing on both grass and ta? the manufacturer lists a minimum of 8PS and a MAX of 20PSI, i have them at 14 right now for no other reason than i figured that was about in the middle of the range. I usually fly the Maule at 400 under gross for most flights
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Old 4th Aug 2012, 10:19
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@DAR: excuse this newbie question: what's the issue? Would the tundra rubber have too much grip, making runway axis alignment super citical?
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 10:56
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Old 3rd Sep 2012, 01:11
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The winds were very differnt today, and allowed me to land at offshore islands previously not possible to access by seaplane. It was worth it!



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Old 3rd Sep 2012, 15:05
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Stiknruda,

Are you one of the display pilots for Leuchars this year ?

See you there !!
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Old 3rd Sep 2012, 16:16
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Jan, my understanding is this. Tailwheel aircraft are generally much easier to land on grass because the little wheel at the back provides quite a lot of braking on the rough grass and the big tyres at the front tend to run over the grass quite easily. So it adds stability on the ground roll.

Transfer that to hard tarmac and the opposite becomes true, the big wheels at the front want to slow down quicker than the little trolley wheel at the back.
The net effect is that the back is much more inclined to want to be ahead of the front groundloop here we come.

Increase the size and squishyness of the front tyres then you make the situation more exaggerated because on rough ground the front will skip over much more quickly but in return on the hard ground the front tyres will be very slow indeed.
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Old 4th Sep 2012, 03:14
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I'm a partner in N8035G, an excellent example of the finest high wing single that Cessna ever made:
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 20:54
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Long term lurker here but guess a photo is as good a way to open my account as any.
Flying flexwing out of Perth.





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Old 16th Sep 2012, 21:49
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1946 C140 restoration

My glider picture was deleted because I didn't size it down. Hopefully this should be better. This is my hobby, hope to fly it next year.


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Old 17th Sep 2012, 13:00
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A couple more of Wildcat Formation








All expertly taken by Mike "Jorgo" Jorgensen.

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Old 17th Sep 2012, 15:32
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And from the ground

These at Seething taken beautifully by John Allan. Loads more plus videos on our website: Aerobatic Display Team | Wildcat Aerobatics





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Old 17th Sep 2012, 16:32
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Charlie Golf on the ramp at Stornoway:



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Old 19th Sep 2012, 03:45
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This I (co)piloted the other day.......quite an extreme little runway right at the beach:





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Old 19th Sep 2012, 04:56
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 10:10
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Originally Posted by Silvaire1 View Post
ULH, if you keep posting photos like that I might just end up in Ecuador, looking for airfields and saying hello
Always welcome!
One for the road.............




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Old 20th Sep 2012, 07:34
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How to make a Turston Teal look pretty....

What does one do to make a fairly ugly plane look pretty? Put a gorgeous bride in front of it!

I'd left the plane parked in the middle of the runway, simply to prevent anyone dropping in on wedding day in August. Apparently the wedding photographer did not realize that a Teal is not pretty, and used it as a background for one of many photographs of my daughter looking the the most beautiful that she ever has...



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