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    Good looking Cub. Best of luck. Don’t forget the beef jerky and instant coffee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    Longest Legs - 650 sm (Brasil)

    This basically gives me 8+ hours at 95 mph (8 x 95) = 760 miles

    With a 15 mph headwind (8 x 80 mph) = 640 miles + 10 miles covered during the climb = 650 miles

    More than 15 mph headwind I relax in a hotel and wait for a better day
    DING, DING, DING! These numbers are ringing cautionary bells in my mind. Let's say that your forecast headwind on the 650 mile Brasil leg is 10 mph. You decide that it is a go. 450 miles into the trip the wind increases to 20 mph on the nose. Now what????? Mixture gets squeezed as far as possible, the pilot's seat becomes uncomfortable, the pucker factor rises, the jungle becomes more dense, NOW WHAT ?????? Having been in this position in the middle of Canada, I'm concerned for your thinking and safety. Perhaps the wind never blows that high in that part of the World? I don't know the answer to that.
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    It's nice and a testament to the value to this forum when a new "Thread" is started in this case a question being asked,
    creative answers and discussion from this resource of knowledge and wit
    and then to read it is actually coming together and ultimately fulfilled.
    DJ please be safe and keep us informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    DING, DING, DING! These numbers are ringing cautionary bells in my mind. Let's say that your forecast headwind on the 650 mile Brasil leg is 10 mph. You decide that it is a go. 450 miles into the trip the wind increases to 20 mph on the nose. Now what????? Mixture gets squeezed as far as possible, the pilot's seat becomes uncomfortable, the pucker factor rises, the jungle becomes more dense, NOW WHAT ?????? Having been in this position in the middle of Canada, I'm concerned for your thinking and safety. Perhaps the wind never blows that high in that part of the World? I don't know the answer to that.
    Good points. If it happens before the halfway point I'll have to turn around. After the halfway point I've got my reserve to help with surprises.
    Honestly with a load it may be a little slower too.
    Brazil usually wants you over 10,000 ft for radio contact so the key will be to start early and be on the ground by 3pm to avoid convective activity.
    My numbers at 12,500 were 90 mph TAS at 7 gph. The Catto does seem to run out of pitch for cruise high up. That is where I think the Sensenich props would give me more options.

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    When are you planning to make the trip?
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    Before Christmas if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    Before Christmas if possible.

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    Good luck and be sure to let us know around here before you go, check in when possible...and let us know when you get where you’re going!
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    You’re getting into the rainy season in the amazon. Weather could be more of a problem. Then there’s the Amazon low, a year-round E-W front, moving N and S, stretching from ground level to 35K, that must be taken into account. If possible follow rivers, bring a pack raft: your best chance @ self rescue. Also, during rainy season, everything floods and the sandbars and rivers disappear. Bolivia will have occasional strong storms out of the south. A lot of the Amazon is cris-crossed with roads, mostly dirt and I think you’ll find many strips to stop at and throw fuel in.


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    thot you couldn't fly EXP out of the US. Can't even fly to Canada.

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    No big deal going to Canada with home built , I have been many times with mine .
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    Turns out I'm 18 years behind. Don't even need 12 inch numbers anymore.
    What's a go-around?

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    Be sure to post pictures from time to time. This sounds like and awesome trip. Do you have a tracking link that we can follow along real time. We sure would enjoy checking your progress real time.

    Be safe!

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    Will do!
    Plans just changed, looks like we will be waiting till March or April.

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    That was a long trip in a C130 at 300kts. Let us know your planned route. Should be epic.

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