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    CC Joe was in Tx playing on the gravel bars so I went North.

    Poor Joe and Jim Doody met me at Speculator for breakfast. Jim commented how sunny it was. We all headed north up to Indian lake and then Jim turned east and Joe turned west. I continued north and it was so smooth that I flew the gap of the Ausable gorge right on the deck and then played in the high peaks. Just south of Plattsburg I landed at a friends strip called Catalano and peed on his hangar door to let him know I had stopped in. Back west past Whiteface mt and then ran on the deck of all 3 Saranac lakes. Turned south and ran upper and lower Tupper lake, Forked lake and landed on Raquetta lake and had lunch on the tour boat tied to the dock in bubbling water. Got some efree gas from the snowmobile pump and played on a few more lakes on the way home. 5 hrs and over 350 miles, Awesome day.
    -17 below but warmed to 5F
    Speculator

    Indian



    Ausable Lk



    Whiteface Mt

    Upper Jay


    Raquette Lk for lunch in the boat and some efree to get home

    Home by dark


    Glenn
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    Nice! Are you running with the Catto 7636? If so, how do you like it?

    Glenn

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    Wedged in feet are the precise reasons for having a particular pair of shoes to go fly with. I could not fly a J3 with those boots. :-)

    JM
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    Default Re: North East fun

    Despite the cold, it looks like you had perfect flying weather.

    Keep 'em flyin'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubdriver2 View Post
    Yikes, Hey Joe, did you notice that your $5000 Summit skis are now $7000? The Datums are half that and retract the tire. I would think on a 180hp CC the tire sticking down would not be a big penalty, yours is awesome, but with less power on a sport cub with 0200 you would notice the drag big time in most snow conditions. I'm saving up for Datums if I can't build something like them.



    http://datumair.com/skis.php

    http://www.summitaircraft.com/products/aircraft-skis

    Glenn
    I agree. I had a set of Trick Air skis on my Legend Cub and the drag of the tire was a BIG problem (nearly spent the night) in light deep snow. The Summits look like a better fit around the tire, but the Datums look like a better answer for mountain flying. In the mountains you are very much on your own and you need to know the skis will do their job.

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    After reading all the posts here and on the Super Cub forum about experiences with and opinions on penetration skis, the decision to purchase Datum skis for my S2-XP makes the most sense and perhaps the safest choice. Not to mention with the favorable exchange rate I can purchase a second set of wheels to make the transition all the easier. No expectations of flying with them this season just being ready early for next.

    Quote Originally Posted by cityrancher View Post
    I agree. I had a set of Trick Air skis on my Legend Cub and the drag of the tire was a BIG problem (nearly spent the night) in light deep snow. The Summits look like a better fit around the tire, but the Datums look like a better answer for mountain flying. In the mountains you are very much on your own and you need to know the skis will do their job.

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    Clay,
    Would you please take a couple of close up pictures of the area where the ski attaches to the gear. Also curious as to why you chose springs instead of bungees.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40m View Post
    Clay,
    Would you please take a couple of close up pictures of the area where the ski attaches to the gear. Also curious as to why you chose springs instead of bungees.
    I'm down in Georgia for the week. Happy to get you more pics when I get back home. The springs were supplied with the skis. I found it compelling that the whole shebang from Summit (both skis with cables and springs and hardware but minus the wheels/tires) came in one big box that I could easily pick up by myself to load into the back of my truck. I didn't think to step up on a scale, but it was light to say the least.

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    No problem Glenn. I've got you covered. See you weekend after next I hope.

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