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Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:18 am

I changed my You-Tube name from taildrgfun to Steve Henry. I also posted a short video of my new SuperSTOL.If I did this right here is the url: http://youtu.be/OJ2-XVxC9q8
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby mac » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:13 am

Nice job Steve! Hope to be one of those "monkeys" in the not-so-distant future. With your help.........maybe so! :D
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby Familyflyer » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:12 pm

Steve, looks great. Nice to see you got it together so fast. Are you planning to go to Arlington in July? Hopefully you do, then I can have a closer look.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:59 pm

Yes I do plan on flying it to Arlington.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby accent air » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:41 pm

He steve im right behind you, just starting to paint. It was really nice meeting you and your wife at sun n fun and at Garys condo. The plane looks great.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby richjen » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:38 pm

Great job on the new Super STOL Steve. WIll you be doing any more videos in it?
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:48 pm

Kris, it was good meetin' y'all too.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby Riverziggy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:15 pm

Hey Steve,
I tried to e-mail you on your website but kept getting an error message. I'm still a few months out trying to put together funds for a highlander SS kit but had a few questions. I'm in AZ so I fiqure it may be more cost effective to order a kit through you than the J.A. factory. Shoot me an e-mail if you have a little time and don't mind answering some questions I have.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:01 pm

I put a short video on YouTube from a few years ago in my 1st Highlander playing on the water. http://youtu.be/9fKcjf0qz9Y
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:31 pm

I just put another short video of landing on a very small hilltop in my SuperSTOL. What an incredibly fun airplane! Here's the link: http://youtu.be/Jnr5lqg-_3w
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby john2 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:19 pm

Great video Steve. That had to be nerve racking. I have to wonder once the insurance companies find out how these planes are used if they will continue to insure :wink:
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks John, it is pretty intense landing there. I was out there again a couple weeks ago and I did a few touch and go's but didn't land it. I had too much fuel, the DA was too high and I couldn't get my ground speed under 40 which just doesn't cut it on such a small, unforgiving place. I will do it again on another day.

I don't think insurance companies much like any off airport landings in any kind of airplane.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby BRS » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:50 pm

taildrgfun wrote:I just put another short video of landing on a very small hilltop in my SuperSTOL. What an incredibly fun airplane! Here's the link: http://youtu.be/Jnr5lqg-_3w


Hey Steve is that that little hill you were telling me about some months back? You finally did it - congrats. -Brock
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby taildrgfun » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:29 pm

It was pretty windy here today and I went out to the airport for a little practice. The runway is about 5,000' long so I would take-off and land again over and over down the runway. I got 40 of 'em in four times around without even trying to see how many I could do. The last take-off each time I could still climb out and be 500' high by the end of the runway. The wind was 20 knots, gusty quartering headwind.

Yesterday morning was windy too so I was having some more fun. On one landing I was 1,000' AGL over the end of the runway and I decended straight down for the first 500' with the nose high in slow flight. Then it started getting pretty gusty so I had to keep up a little more speed. I landed about 800' forward from where I started out 1,000' high.

It is really fun all the different kind of things that a person can do in these SuperSTOL's!

I'm actually trying to get good and practiced up to go to Valdez next month so I can attempt to beat Billy in his incredibly light SuperSTOL! LOL Maybe it will count for something flying it all the way up there and back. I hope we both do great, only time will tell.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby Familyflyer » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:07 am

That sure sounds like alot of fun. Flying to fly with no destination, what a concept :lol:

How does it handle the crosswind taxiing in strong winds? I assume lots of breaking to keep it straight with the none steerable tail wheel? What about the big wing, does it the upwind side get pushed up much because of the soft suspension allowing the fuse to rotate?

Sure hope you do well at Valdez.
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