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    HDHP:Steve Pierce - "Stuff" Happens - What the YouTube Pilots Don't Tell You About Playing Hard

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    If you have been around SuperCub.Org even a short time, you know who Steve Pierce is. Steve has helped more people with airplane questions than anyone else on the site. On July 1, he will be talking about flying, breaking, retreiving, and repairing - the things you usually don't see on YouTube.

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    Can't wait to hear what Steve has to say about the untold. chip

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    My oldest daughter always said SJ should make an alternate calendar of the carnage she was privy to.

    I can assure you that the N numbers have been photo shoped to protect the quilty, like me.
    Steve Pierce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    My oldest daughter always said SJ should make an alternate calendar of the carnage she was privy to.

    I can assure you that the N numbers have been photo shoped to protect the quilty, like me.
    I’d like to put my picture into the hat for the March slot
    Pretty good idea
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    Picture? We are dedicating a YouTube video to you Kevin. That was epic.
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    ......Complete with Supercub.org member Joe W. in the rear shaking his head in disbelief
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    I like the video from the car dealership. Everytime I watch it I go "oh chit"
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    I heard you guys liked the movie "Kingpin", especially Kevin when he took a turn at Oshkosh
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    Well I have had a lot of fun going over may vast collection of "Stuff Happens" photos and even found a good video i can actually post without incriminating anyone. Tomorrow night should be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Well I have had a lot of fun going over may vast collection of "Stuff Happens" photos and even found a good video i can actually post without incriminating anyone. Tomorrow night should be fun.
    Its okay to incriminate someone as long as that someone is KevinJ.
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    Dumba$$s have to pay the dumba$$ tax!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah 12 Driver View Post
    I heard you guys liked the movie "Kingpin", especially Kevin when he took a turn at Oshkosh
    “Oh, it wasn’t that bad”
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Dumba$$s have to pay the dumba$$ tax!
    I've paid my fair share.
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    We are "fix'in" to get started pretty soon!

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    That was by far the most informative presentation to date! Great job Steve Pierce! You too SJ!
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    Thanks Lou. Got a text from my Dad right after we got finished.
    "Your mother and I learned about some more of your escapades."
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    Excellent Steve. I sincerely appreciate your multiple heartfelt words of caution. Great job!
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    Tough experiences. Steve thanks for sharing. Some of us can't afford to fix the broken lesson.

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    You done good Steve

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    Steve, Always good to hear someone tell the reality of off airport flying. I can see your dad watching the presentation shaking his head thanks again. Chip
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    You didn't cover my brush in the jury strut!
    "Put out my hand and touched the face of God!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    You didn't cover my brush in the jury strut!
    Couldn't find the picture but tell the story often.
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    Great presentation! Thanks Steve Pierce.


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    Should have had Tom Ford tell the story on the tank dam. He can rib my brother like no other and he tells that story the best. He really had him worried he was gonna have to call me for the truck and trailer.

    The whole thing was a lot of fun. I delved into pictures and videos I have not looked at or thought about in a long time. Good to get reminded of some of these mishaps. Also gotta thank everyone behind the scenes who was sending me those pictures and videos I couldn't find, you all know who you are. Though they make for good stories now, they weren't so pleasant of experiences back then and hopefully it will give others things to think about so they don't make the same mistakes. Thanks for all the positive responses, I truly appreciate it.
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    Steve and SJ, excellent presentation! Thanks so much for presenting it. Good lessons for all of us to learn or remember.
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    My take away from this presentation was that if you have an accident or incident to call Cathy Pierce first.
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    Mission accomplished. Learned a lot about the unknown. Great presentation.

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    Steve.

    Got one question. Early in your presentation you show a wreck because of cabane tab failure. With safety cables. How did that happen. Ive broke mine twice . Probably made multiple landing afterward unknowingly. Were the cables hooked up wrong ?
    I may be wrong but that probably won't stop me from arguing about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2D View Post
    Steve.

    Got one question. Early in your presentation you show a wreck because of cabane tab failure. With safety cables. How did that happen. Ive broke mine twice . Probably made multiple landing afterward unknowingly. Were the cables hooked up wrong ?
    No idea, hooked up like every one I have ever seen.
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    Id post a pic but somebody might get the wrong idea and think i never clean my airplane.
    I may be wrong but that probably won't stop me from arguing about it.
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    I 'think' the safety cables are designed to work under tension, and not as much under compression. If an upper cabane tab fails (at or near the AN5 bolt) the opposite side gear spreads out under tension to the limits of the cabling. If the same side gear is moved in under a side load/compression (or maybe from bungees retracting) the opposite upper cabane tube that's now loose can go places and help break things. I think that's possible in the right conditions.

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    Bush planes are like off road motorbikes, they shouldn't be clean.
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    Id post a pic but somebody might get the wrong idea and think i never clean my airplane.

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    I just finished watching Steve's program on YouTube. Thanks Steve for being willing to discuss and illustrate these "oops's". We can all learn a lot from your discussion of them.

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    Really good Steve!
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2D View Post
    Id post a pic but somebody might get the wrong idea and think i never clean my airplane.
    Would that be before or after Steve had to tow it home?
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    Steve,

    I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your video. Your candor and openness was refreshing. It helped confirm my decisions about the risk / reward trade-offs, especially for someone new to backcountry flying. It was refreshing to hear your thoughts about sometimes "passing" on attempting to land at some places – even when your flying pals are already on the ground waiting for you.

    My wife (who is uncomfortable in airplanes in general, and seldom flies with me) came over and sat down to watch the video with me. At first, I thought "Oh, boy. This is NOT the video I want her to watch!" But to my surprise, she really enjoyed the video, and was amazed at how good a job the steel tube "cage" protected the occupants in many of those incidents. She was also surprised to hear you talk about returning those airplanes to service. I think it really helped her be a bit more comfortable with my choice to fly a steel tube, fabric-covered airplane in the "low and slow" environment.

    We had a frank discussion about "risk vs reward" afterward, and talked about different risk profiles for different types of flying. I think she's a lot more comfortable understanding that I'm perfectly OK with being the guy who circles overhead while the others "give it a go" in some of those more aggressive places.

    Anyway, just wanted to say "Thanks" for this video, Steve. It was interesting and timely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimParker256 View Post
    My wife (who is uncomfortable in airplanes in general, and seldom flies with me) came over and sat down to watch the video with me. At first, I thought "Oh, boy. This is NOT the video I want her to watch!" But to my surprise, she really enjoyed the video, and was amazed at how good a job the steel tube "cage" protected the occupants in many of those incidents.
    My wife also watched and had the same reaction.... Except every time he said "Cathy" I looked at my wife and it was clear she would not be providing any ground support should I find myself in a similar situation. The good thing is I show her and talk to her and my daughter about the errors people make and what can be done do to reduce the risks. Every time there is a youtube sensation I seem to find myself rolling my eyes when they waterski up to a gravel bar that is flat and 3000 feet long. Or when they take off and pitch to the heavens, eventhough there are no obstacles, because they know they are on camera. I dont mean to take away from the skill they have developed, but one thing many of them clearly lack is good judgement. In the end many of them appear to me to be better entertainers and video editors than they are airmen.

    Very informative and positive session - Thanks Steve & Steve!
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    Really a great presentation. My favorite small gem was when you said there’s “lots of carnage” that goes unseen on the videos of famous Youtubers. I’d suspected as much.

    Thanks, guys.
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    My best flying buddy when I was in Wyoming just died(in bed in Florida). The last 20 years of his life were not as good as they might have been. He hoisted it to the heavens and suffered a fuel flow problem. Having metal installed in your back is never fun.
    What's a go-around?
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    Steve... What a great presentation. My father and I watched it together. We had an "oops" in our PA-12 back on Aug 1st 2019... Still hoping to get it rebuilt sooner rather than later! I commend you for being humble and sharing your experiences with the group. It's nice to know that we're not alone with an "oops" out there!
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