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    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    The 35in tire 3 point stance does make the tail heavy.
    fly lighter loads off rough strips - it costs more money to fly heavy than it is to run a second trip

    I run a cargo pod and when operating in/out of proper cub strips, the only thing that goes behind the passenger is my survival kit - also, minimum fuel to get the job done

    keep the weight forward and save your tail - these fancy tail springs bring no value to a supercub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    And here I added 8lbs on the tail wheel. I can use the brakes when Iím light.


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    Delete your starter, flywheel and dinky ass alternator and maybe youíd only need 6 extra lbs on the tail

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Delete your starter, flywheel and dinky ass alternator and maybe you’d only need 6 extra lbs on the tail
    Just wait till your shoulders and neck give out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    Might have to stop in and see Gabe about a new 3 leaf.
    Puts an end to having to re-arch the Pawnee spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    Now ask yourself if the forward CG shift will be excessive and worthwhile.
    I had to go heavy at the tailwheel to pull my cg back to the middle when I upgraded my O235 to O320. Now, with the new sensenich prop Iím wondering where itíll sit and if Iíll need to modify whatís at that rear arm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by akwing View Post
    fly lighter loads off rough strips - it costs more money to fly heavy than it is to run a second trip

    I run a cargo pod and when operating in/out of proper cub strips, the only thing that goes behind the passenger is my survival kit - also, minimum fuel to get the job done

    keep the weight forward and save your tail - these fancy tail springs bring no value to a supercub.
    Ya that keep it light works when you have fuel and big strips nearby but when I go north of the brooks I have full fuel, water, camp and 4-6 bags/cans in the back/pod. I can sometimes find some smooth spots or old oil strips but it is usually take what you get. Most of the fuel is on the Coast and weather can keep you out for days. You can leave fuel at a stash but then you need to worry about bears/thieves. Happy Valley was out and closing down, only other fuel was Kavik Camp. I was around 230 straight line from Bettles when I found Caribou, you never know what wind or weather is going to do so Just getting South of the Brooks means lots of fuel. I prefer steel springs because they keep the AOA low and tend to hold up well. I have had to re arch this 4 spring set about every year so stopped by Airframes and got a new one over 400 bucks but ya got to pay if you want to play.
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    what's a proper cub strip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixmile View Post
    what's a proper cub strip?
    A somewhat flattish space with wing tip clearance.
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    I'd like to try one of those some day
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixmile View Post
    I'd like to try one of those some day
    lol

    you've already forgotten more than most of us will ever know

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