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    Top Secret AKBW testing photo?

    Just ran across this photo which claimed to be from Alaska Bushwheels' super-secret testing grounds...

    Unnamed sources say that these are a new off-airport landing system prototype; codename AK Bushwheel BA4X . The test pilot, known only as "KC", stated that this solution represents the "four major components of natural progression - bigger, better, badasser, STRONGER". Mr. KC went on to add, "If two are good, then four has to be almost twice as good - you do the math"...

    Anyone have any additional info on this?

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    Them ain't new TJ hav been running them for years.

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    It's one wheel short on the tail!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super11XP View Post
    It's one wheel short on the tail!!!
    Not that I have any first-hand knowledge of this, but I suspect the additional weight and drag played a significant part in the single tailwheel configuration decision...

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    Will a field approval be required?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperadoPilot View Post
    Will a field approval be required?
    as in corn field, wheat field, beet field, etc.?

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    Those Wheels & Tires should be mounted like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by avrtist View Post
    Just ran across this photo which claimed to be from Alaska Bushwheels' super-secret testing grounds...

    Unnamed sources say that these are a new off-airport landing system prototype; codename AK Bushwheel BA4X . The test pilot, known only as "KC", stated that this solution represents the "four major components of natural progression - bigger, better, badasser, STRONGER". Mr. KC went on to add, "If two are good, then four has to be almost twice as good - you do the math"...

    Anyone have any additional info on this?

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    Cajun Joe, you better get that dictionary out...this guy is using some words in this post that aren't part of the Minnesota vernacular..."badasser". Wowser, I like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindOnHisNose View Post
    Cajun Joe, you better get that dictionary out...this guy is using some words in this post that aren't part of the Minnesota vernacular..."badasser". Wowser, I like it
    Randy,

    To be fair, I did include some Minnesota math... "If two are good, then four has to be almost twice as good - you do the math"

    Ross

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    Ross, given the fact that I am a native Kansan (moved to MN at the request of Mayo Clinic), I am not offended by that remark It is a little known fact that Eddie Doyle and I were twins, separated at birth, reunited via supercub.org.

    Your humor cracks me up Keep up the good work.

    You know, the image that you posted to start the thread would make a terrific tee shirt image for the supercub.org underground...

    Randy

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    Dear Dr. Randy,

    After spending a fair amount of time researching your prior SC.org posts and specifically perusing (i may not be fast... but I sure am slow) through the now infamous New Holstein Baked Chicken thread, I'm able to conclude three immutable things;
    1) Your reference to Cajun Joe (above) now makes perfect sense to me! (my humble apologies for casting any disparaging remarks towards MN math-uh-matics...)
    2) After laughing-out-loudly, and repeatedly (should be also read as wiping away tears) reading through your posts on Baked Chicken; your mention that MY humor cracks YOU up is high praise indeed!
    3) Very glad I choose to be drinking water while reading through the NHBC thread - my desk, keyboard, and monitor are also appreciative of that fact... I picked the right day to stop eating split pea soup in my office...
    Last edited by avrtist; 07-19-2012 at 05:55 PM.

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