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Old 12-18-2020, 03:20 AM
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Default Harvest time

This is the grass strip at the home farm (2000 ft) surrounded by the season's crop. There's a couple of RVs that visit here quite often.

We grew barley this year and by the end of spring it was nearly waist high. When it is deep like this it is like landing in a sunken gap, so you have to compensate accordingly for the flare, lest you flare too high!

Now that harvest is complete it's time to once again re-adjust the landing sight 'picture'.
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Old 12-18-2020, 04:37 AM
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Default Grass Strip in Eastern Va.

Here is my farm strip east of KMFV. That is my old RV-3 I sold last summer after I built my current -8. 1850’ with clear approaches. Sorry picture is sideways. I cannot find how to turn it upright.
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:50 PM
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Here is my farm strip east of KMFV. That is my old RV-3 I sold last summer after I built my current -8. 1850’ with clear approaches. Sorry picture is sideways. I cannot find how to turn it upright.
You guys are very fortunate to have strips at your home/farms. It's a pilots' dream!

Easy to rotate pictures on a PC. Just open it in the view and hit the rotate button. I'm sure there is an equivalent on a mac or Chromecast. If you click on the thumb, it should show in the correct orientation.
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Old 12-21-2020, 04:08 PM
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Default It's all relative...........

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I've met plenty of people who think I'm completely nuts flying a plane I built in my garage. Yet among ourselves we debate risk on a whole other level. It's all relative isn't it!
Indeed! Wait: YOU built that airplane? In your GARAGE? (said taking a few steps backwards.....blinking....)

I have had people gasp that the Cub was built in 1946! Yet they feel no qualms about tail-gating the car in front of them on the Interstate going 85 having gotten there by weaving in and out of traffic.....
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:14 PM
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Vlad, where's the grass?
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Old 01-27-2021, 07:44 AM
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Vlad, where's the grass?
It's beyond that bridge Randy. I was good on weight and speed but not on width. Toit!



So I had to deplane, cross the bridge on foot and bring some grass from the other side.





Taxi back for takeoff takes a long time and a lot of power



I would not recommend the place for your 12 Randy. Tons of cattle guards

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Old 01-27-2021, 08:50 AM
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Default Grass Strip in Rio de Janeiro

My base airport is a small “air club” in Rio de Janeiro, called Clube da Aeronáutica. It’s a 1320ft grass runway in a great area of the city. Attached a video I posted on YouTube a couple of months ago.

https://youtu.be/Gxe9DiR7lnI
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:08 AM
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Vlad, do you drop the air pressure in your tires, a little bit, for off road work, like on a Jeep, to add some suspension or more traction during abrupt braking? Or bring sealant in an aerosol can to fix a flat? A goats head thorn in a tire could really ruin one's day out there. https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.town...ea91.image.jpg
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:36 AM
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Vlad, powering up that hill must be dynamite on that prop!
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:15 AM
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My favorite is my own, not the best but still my favorite.

The smoothest Ive landed on recently is LKLT Letnany 5L/23R Praha Like a billard table.

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Family stationed at Sculthorpe in the 50ties, near the Wash. What ever became of that field?
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