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Old 02-20-2018, 11:13 AM
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Default 6A in grass?

Been thinking about flying to OSH and camping this year for the first time and wanted to get an idea of how well a 6A handles in grass. I have never operated on grass. The closest I got to grass was the maneuvers I learned for my PPL.

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:06 PM
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I've only landed my -7A on grass once but it was a non-event. Short-field/soft-field techniques - keep the stick back and nose light while taxiing and during take-off and landing. Landing with aft CG is probably helpful as well.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:08 PM
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Default RV6A on Grass

I have always operated of of a grass field with my 6A. That said one must be careful as the nose wheel is not a tundra tire. 😳
Have flown into Oshkosh many times and never had a problem.
Go for it.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:12 PM
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I did my transition training with Mike Segar in his 6A and he is based out of a grass field
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:32 PM
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Been thinking about flying to OSH and camping this year for the first time and wanted to get an idea of how well a 6A handles in grass. I have never operated on grass. The closest I got to grass was the maneuvers I learned for my PPL.

Thanks,
D
Hundreds of -a models successfully negotiate the grassy parking areas at Oshkosh each Summer. You shouldn't have a problem.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:30 PM
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Before going to OSH, practice slow flight, spot landing, rolling checklists, and flying around at 100.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:46 PM
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Before going to OSH, practice slow flight, spot landing, rolling checklists, and flying around at 100.
Excellent advice, in addition you really need to get, read, and understand the NOTAM.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:10 PM
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Excellent advice, in addition you really need to get, read, and understand the NOTAM.
And brief (and even understand!!) Plan A and Plan B for holds when weather or stupid-pilot-tricks necessitate them.
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:13 PM
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Thanks guys for the vote of confidence and advice. I need start planning!

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Old 02-20-2018, 08:34 PM
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Excellent advice, in addition you really need to get, read, and understand the NOTAM.
I would second this. The last few years it seems like people are no longer reading (or understanding....or remembering) the notam. You used to NEVER hear people talking back to ATC or asking questions. Now you hear them all the time and it really corks things up. It's not that complicated once you break it down, but make sure you are comfortable with it and ask all your questions ahead of time, not on final.

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