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Old 12-07-2016, 02:22 PM
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Default Nose gear

All original vans up front with no mods. Approx. 250 lbs on nose wheel with no constant speed prop. With proper technique, I have no concern about landing on grass. Transition training with Jan Bussell @Okeechobee on his private strip was anything but smooth, yet not an issue. Keep the stick back and all will be fine!
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:33 PM
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Takeoff and land on the mains. Keep the nose wheel up. Soft field technique.

Consider nose wheel/bearing improvements available from several vendors.

Consider bigger tires.

Ensure adequate tire/wheel pants clearance.

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Old 12-07-2016, 05:08 PM
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which airport in florida? how long is it? may need to be rolled a bit.i have a stock 6A with no issues in mega hours on grass.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:38 PM
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Thanks everyone for the reply, any of you not install the anti-splat?
I have not. I have thought about it...

I was concerned about the RV on grass because of some of the videos I have seen of some RVs nose gear. I took this video shortly after I purchased the plane and it made me feel better about it. The camera was not tight and is swinging a little...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrB2bhTmGxs
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:57 AM
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I had only the Van's upgrade on the nose gear leg and fork. I had the old leg and fork for 4 years prior with no issues. I did the mod because I was selling the plane and wanted the new owner to be comfortable.

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Old 12-08-2016, 06:33 AM
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I had an 8A, and am based on grass. When I built the plane I added the Anti-Splat as insurance. The field got worse after a big twin was beta testing the props all day for two weeks, turning both ends of the field into sand traps. I ended up selling the plane after two othe RV'ers hooked a wheel in a hole. In retrospect I should have kept it and installed a larger nosewheel. I've seen it done somewhere on this site (7A I believe).
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:04 PM
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which airport in florida? how long is it? may need to be rolled a bit.i have a stock 6A with no issues in mega hours on grass.
Loves Landing.(97FL) about 3500?
Talk about whoop dee doos.
Gotta plan your landing right.

Turbo, missed seeing you there this year. I looked for you, but could never find you. I departed right after Fred on his way back to BKV.
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:20 AM
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dan, i had to depart for grass roots aerodrome for a club function. what a great day it was for aviating.
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