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Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 2:11 pm
by kenryan
Robby Pedersen turned in a very nice performance, scoring 112 feet combined takeoff and landing. Full results are here:

http://www.valdezflyin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ValdezSTOLCombinedResults2015.pdf

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:07 pm
by R Rinker
OK, what is a Glacier Cub...can't find anything on it..

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 7:06 am
by SheepdogRD
Looks like it's a Cub with Dan Dufault's "Glacier Gear" seen in this Bobby Breeden video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yKmMoDLu1Xo

The Glacier Gear looks like a retrofit of the SuperSTOL gear concept.

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 7:54 pm
by kenryan
Roger, here's a link to photo gallery for Glacier Cub:

http://www.betteraircraftfabric.com/photo-galleries/dan-dufault-cub.html

And here's some video of Robbie's SuperSTOL at Valdez:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxP1sA9jSUI

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:42 pm
by R Rinker
What engine does Robbie have. I never cease to be amazed at that kind of performance. Not sure I'll ever have the courage (or feel) to hang it on the prop like that, right on the edge..

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:12 pm
by dkshow
Robby has a stock Rotax 912. His first takeoff was incredible. I was wildly impressed considering he was competing against airplanes with almost 2 (Lil Cub 190hp) and 3 times (Breenens Glacier Cub 240hp) the horsepower. I flew with him Sunday morning and the performance with two of us was still ridiculous. I can't imagine what a light Superstol would do with 150-180hp. I also understand that now you can set the gross weight at 1750, that's an impressive load.

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:59 pm
by SheepdogRD
dkshow wrote:Robby has a stock Rotax 912.

I've seen Troy do a takeoff like that with a 912S and a Catto prop. What's Robby running for a prop on his?

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:13 pm
by Gardlander
What was the headwind when the Glacier took off/landed....?

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:31 pm
by AV8R Paul
I was surfing looking for Robby Pedersen Just Aircraft Super STOL, and found this video jus thought I'd share for those that hadn't seen it.

https://youtu.be/S-xKhnP8HpI?t=44

Re: Valdez 2015

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:16 pm
by av8rps
It truly is amazing what these planes we enjoy are capable of. Especially when you consider the little horsepower we need to do it.

The videos of Robbies plane are really cool :)