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Old 11-28-2014, 06:22 PM
sheepdog sheepdog is offline
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Default RV-6 Bush Plane

I put some big tires on the -6 for playing in the dirt and snow..

8.50x600 on Matco wheels.

Ken Asbe KMCW

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Old 11-28-2014, 06:27 PM
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Default Good deal

Looks great . Just what I need for my short strip. Where did you get the tire/wheels, and what kind of cost?
Thanks for posting!

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Old 11-28-2014, 06:40 PM
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Stock tailwheel?
Brad Benson, Maplewood MN.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:33 PM
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Talking Bush wheels

Matco W60 wheels internal brakes Aircraft Spruce shows 463.00, Tires were wore out skins, sent them to desser 220.00 both, I needed two 1/4 inch spacers per side, stock nuts, two 16 inch stainless flexible brake lines 16.00 for both

I have done bean fields, all the grass fields in 40 miles, ruts and even b25 flyer said it really looks good but too slow for him. I'm going to play in the snow tomorrow, just waiting for the ice to get thick enough on Clear Lake
Vg,s next then skis?
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:18 PM
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Default Bush wheels

Matco w60 wheels, tail wheel flyboys, not stock vans fork
Been in the bean fields, hayfields, grass fields within 40 miles
Tomorrow, snow and when ice is safe, the area lakes
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:36 PM
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Default slow is it?

Just curious what your indicated airspeed in a normal cruise setup? BTW... this is a really cool setup you have. My wife and I just came back from anchorage last month and was really wishing I had my 182 again. There are soooo many airplanes setup for bush landings.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:50 PM
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You gonna custom build some pants for that and get back some of that lost airspeed? Looks Rad!
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