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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby av8rps » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:32 am

Av8r3400 wrote:We are headed west in September '17. Not as far as AK, but out to the big rocks at least. There's a spot open for you as long as you haven't ruined that plane with floats, yet.


That sounds like a really cool trip. Unfortunately that is one of my busiest times of the year, so it's unlikely it would work for me. But fill me in on more details. I've always wanted to do that trip. It would be a blast with you guys.

Oh, and the amphibs are still sitting next to the Highlander. And hey, that would give me a really good excuse to put on my 29's 8)

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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby dkshow » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:51 pm

I've been looking at this spot for a while now and finally had nice weather for it. My new Gopro didn't freeze up this time so I got a little video of it. This is a super neat spot to land, a little butt puckery but pretty awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp-HVl94GYk
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby EchoWhiskey » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:52 pm

what a pretty spot. Thanks for sharing that!
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby dkshow » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 pm

I did a little air to air with a friend of mine this summer, lots of fun. Check out the video here.

https://youtu.be/Gf3zdFmuVZU
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby BucF16 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:40 am

Outstanding Keith! Nice editing. What was the photo ship? It looks like there was an external mounted slew able camera.

You live in a beautiful area!
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby dkshow » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:34 am

Bruce,

The video is from my friends drone.
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby Clark in AZ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:50 am

Great video!
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby BucF16 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi Keith, At first I thought it was a drone, but as you got further away from shore, I thought I saw another shadow. It appeared to be a low wing. So, it must have been somehow a reverse shadow of you. Either way, great vid!

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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby CanadianSheepHunter » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:58 am

dkshow wrote:I was out playing in the wind the other evening. It's amazing how short you can land with a little assistance. I was consistent at about 20' and had several that were in the 10-12' range. Lots of fun!


How much wind? And do you use the lower front windows by your feet much for landing ever or just for taxi?...would you recommend them? Also do you use the turtle deck Lexan much for looking backwards often?...I know Lexan is heavy
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby CanadianSheepHunter » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:22 pm

dkshow wrote:Hey guys, sorry for being so delinquent. I've been enjoying my airplane so much this summer. Here are just a few photos from my summer so far. I've been posting more photos in my Instagram account if anyone is interested. Search for dkshow on Instagram.


I tried searching dkshow on Instagram and no luck, was there a dot or anything I missed, many similar came up
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby Clark in AZ » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:36 pm

Keith Showalter has a really nice SuperSTOL. I'm sure he'd be happy to converse with you about it. He has several videos too.

Here are a couple of links for him:

https://www.keithshowalter.com/superstol/
https://www.instagram.com/keith.showalter/?hl=en

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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby CanadianSheepHunter » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:46 am

Clark in AZ wrote:Keith Showalter has a really nice SuperSTOL. I'm sure he'd be happy to converse with you about it. He has several videos too.

Here are a couple of links for him:

https://www.keithshowalter.com/superstol/
https://www.instagram.com/keith.showalter/?hl=en

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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby dkshow » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:10 pm

It really doesn't take much wind at all on the nose to slow down your approach. Anything over 10 mph will make a big difference. 30-40 mph get's exciting and you really don't have a landing roll.

I would absolutely do the glass by my feet again, it helps you see a ton more than you'd think. The lexan turtle deck is nice to be able to turn around and look for traffic. We used the thin lexan then braced it up so it's not super heavy.




CanadianSheepHunter wrote:
dkshow wrote:I was out playing in the wind the other evening. It's amazing how short you can land with a little assistance. I was consistent at about 20' and had several that were in the 10-12' range. Lots of fun!


How much wind? And do you use the lower front windows by your feet much for landing ever or just for taxi?...would you recommend them? Also do you use the turtle deck Lexan much for looking backwards often?...I know Lexan is heavy
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Re: Alaska Superstol build

Postby dkshow » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:12 pm

My Instagram page is where I post most stuff these days.

https://www.instagram.com/keith.showalter/






CanadianSheepHunter wrote:
dkshow wrote:Hey guys, sorry for being so delinquent. I've been enjoying my airplane so much this summer. Here are just a few photos from my summer so far. I've been posting more photos in my Instagram account if anyone is interested. Search for dkshow on Instagram.


I tried searching dkshow on Instagram and no luck, was there a dot or anything I missed, many similar came up
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