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Posted: 10/12/2007 11:04:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 11:06:06 AM EDT by James23]
...... you would guess that you would need to take off in an airplane?

I bet your guess is alot longer than this:

STOL


ETA: Oh, snap. I guess I could have found a better use for post # 1911.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:06:57 AM EDT
Wow! Very cool!
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:09:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 11:09:24 AM EDT by SJSAMPLE]
Very light.
I wonder if they carried much fuel and definitely no pax.

The "Waco Biplane" is pretty cool, too.
Biplane with a Learjet engine mounted underneath.
Not as quick, but definitely a better show.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:10:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:12:16 AM EDT


Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:15:10 AM EDT
Meh, I live around it so no big deal.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:17:20 AM EDT
needs a conveyor belt.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:20:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
needs a conveyor belt.


I can't see videos from work, but I'm guessing there's a little bit of a headwind. With the right frame of reference, the ground is the conveyor belt.

(I know, it was a joke.)
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 11:30:00 AM EDT
That's cool
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:20:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
needs a conveyor belt.


There just might be a portable conveyor belt big enough to do a real test with that kind of plane. Hmmmmm......
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:26:59 PM EDT
Gotta love those tundra tires!
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:31:56 PM EDT
Back in the early 1970s when I was at Ft Devens MA, the Army Special Forces did a demo on a STOL. It came in and landed inside a football field then turned around and took off. All between the two goal posts.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:34:23 PM EDT
Check this out!

Look for a DVD called Big Rocks And Long Props. There's some crazy slow-fight shit right there. They land their experimental Maule and Super Cub in similar distances, but in real-world terrain. We're talking about places you'd never envision a fixed-wing aircraft taking off or landing in.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:35:07 PM EDT
Can't view the vid here, but it sounds like that's the video of the Piper Cub competing in the shortest take off competition. I think the winner was 18 feet.


I think they also had a shortest landing competition at the same time. I'm not sure how that would work, as the winner would basically be the guy who did a CFIT. I'd sure hate to win that portion of the competition.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:53:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JS98010:
Check this out!

Look for a DVD called Big Rocks And Long Props. There's some crazy slow-fight shit right there. They land their experimental Maule and Super Cub in similar distances, but in real-world terrain. We're talking about places you'd never envision a fixed-wing aircraft taking off or landing in.


My dad loves that DVD. He and a buddy of his used to go out and do that kind of stuff all the time. They'd chase each other all over central Idaho in a Piper Cub and a Vagabond with tundra tires finding stream beds and clearings to land in.


There's another DVD about some guys in Southern Utah who used to fly under bridges and under all the arches in Arches National Park. Obviously, you can't do that legally anymore, but it sure looks like it was a lot of fun while it lasted.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:53:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 1:54:03 PM EDT by A-36Pilot]
Ah yes. The Annual Fly-In, in Valdisease (Valdez)

Those guys are awesome. Some of the places that they can get their aircraft into and out of would blow your mind. Especially when they do it with gear, an extra pax, and half a moose in the back.

Good link thanks.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 1:55:12 PM EDT
Sweet! I saw a Citabria in the mix too.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:27:31 PM EDT
There's a video somewhere of a DHC-4 (Twin-prop transport) landing in about 50 meters. Can't seem to find it right now though.

NTM
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