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Valdez 2015

Postby kenryan » Sun May 10, 2015 2:11 pm

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
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby R Rinker » Sun May 10, 2015 11:07 pm

OK, what is a Glacier Cub...can't find anything on it..
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby SheepdogRD » Mon May 11, 2015 7:06 am

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.
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby kenryan » Mon May 11, 2015 7:54 pm

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
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby R Rinker » Mon May 11, 2015 11:42 pm

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..
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby dkshow » Tue May 12, 2015 12:12 pm

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.
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby SheepdogRD » Tue May 12, 2015 12:59 pm

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?
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby Gardlander » Fri May 15, 2015 7:13 pm

What was the headwind when the Glacier took off/landed....?
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby AV8R Paul » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:31 pm

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
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Re: Valdez 2015

Postby av8rps » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:16 pm

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 :)
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