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    Sandbar flying

    Against better judgement, I am posting a video of some sandbars I landed last year. There are some really beautiful videos out there. I certainly can't compete with the scenery that some are lucky enough to fly through on a regular basis, but by flatlander standards this was a good morning. I enjoy watching it a year later so I hope some other people do, too. It's not a cub, just a plain old Cessna, don't hold that against me when judging the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKrEwuyPpu4

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    Such great music and spectacular lz's, it gave me the chills. Nicely done!
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    It's not a cub, just a plain old Cessna, don't hold that against me when judging the video.

    ha, that'd be like criticizing picaso's paint brush. YOU had the fun(!), and chose to share it with us. THANKS
    besides, their wasnt much plain old cessna to see. and, those big tires looked good anyways

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    Looks fun. I believe your 170 appreciates you taking the leash off.
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    Welcome to the thrill. It is like crack. My brother use to ask why I liked going to the gravel bars until I took him. Now he is hooked as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Welcome to the thrill. It is like crack. My brother use to ask why I liked going to the gravel bars until I took him. Now he is hooked as well.
    I can get him unhooked if he follows me around any more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    I can get him unhooked if he follows me around any more...
    Yea, especially when he breaks something.
    Steve Pierce

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    Chris: Is it rough down there
    Steve: No it's pretty smooth
    Chris: O-S...
    Steve: Ha ha ha ha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdAqQUENco

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    Yes, the old Cessna really likes being off the leash. I noticed about 5 kts increased cruise speed and significant climb performance with the big wheels. The plane performs much better when it is happy.

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    Smooth touch flying....Good golden evening light over a tranquil river... perfect music overlay, especially nice at the end...good job!

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    JS, even if it's 5 state area "flatland", there are some fun rivers to play on in Wisconsin...



    (go further north and the character of the rivers change to deep, narrow, very loopy channels with heavy tree lined banks. Sandbars you can actually approach are few and far between.)
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    CM, I won't complain about Wisconsin too much, we find our places to have a little fun. I hope you aren't buzzing the beach at Mazo in that picture. Nothing good ever happens at that beach.

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    Nicely done James...

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    nope, further north, different river system...
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    Great video and great flying.

    The 170, light and with 8.50's or such makes a great plane.

    Used to have one, had the 0-340 with constant speed prop. had a lot of good times in it..!

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    Wisconsin sure has some really nice sandbar flying. Very cool video! I found out Iowa has nice sandbars, too, after having one too many cups of tea for breakfast...

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    Both MN and WI have their share of nice sandy bottoms
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    Could not open? Get a black square with an exclamation point on left side. Can somebody help out this computer dummy (me! Thanks in advance, pete Schoeninger
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    Talking about the first you tube link, 2013. Maybe it is no longer available??
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    Pete:
    Sorry, that was an old video of mine, I have since removed it from YouTube. After that video was posted I found out that landing sand bars on that stretch of the river is not legal due to state Natural Resource regulations.
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