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Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:47:39 am »
Extreme STOL, Alaska style, featuring a landing in just 10'5"!  :o :thumbsup:

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Re: Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 09:25:42 am »
Curiouser and curiouser!!   Bert Hinkler did this with an Avro Avian on the summit of Helvellyn in 1926.  The articles below make fascinating reading and it's worth reading the whole thing.  There is a commemorative plaque on the summit!

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2015/dec/23/aeroplane-helvellyn-lake-district-archive-1926

http://scafellhike.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/the-plane-landing-feat-on-helvellyn.html
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Re: Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 02:24:38 pm »
Are the big tyres an essential part of the landing?

I suppose they let your decent rate be higher without breaking the aeroplane.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 03:56:31 pm »
They're 'tundra' wheels Kit, standard kit for 'up-north'. A lot of the places they go and land (or take-off from) is mostly rock or the exact opposite, soft wet river beds.







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Re: Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 04:02:33 pm »
Yeah, but do they help you land short?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 04:05:24 pm »
I'd have to say yes to that, making your landing as short as possible is a must because sometimes it's all you got to land on.
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Re: Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 03:00:46 am »
It's like the lil yellow plane just leaps into the air.

Cool.
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Re: Extreme STOL, Alaska style ft. 10.5' landing!
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 04:10:32 am »
There's a company (probably more than one) who support Piper Cub bush-planes, and they have an amazing range of improved parts: it's a bit like one of those Harley Davidson aftermarket catalogues where you could, with a strong enough credit card, buy an entire new bike in pieces that had never seen the inside of Harley's factory. Amongst their most popular products are extra-large flaps and leading edge slats, which give the Cub pretty much the same capability (maybe even better) than a Fiesler Storch.

Fun fact: bush wheels used to be bigger. Originally there was no restriction on how big they could be and some were just ridiculous, but then the FAA/NTSB traced a spate of fatal accidents to the fact that the excessive drag of the things could cause various handling problems and restricted the maximum size that could be fitted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra_tire
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