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    Also a big factor I think is that the Acmeís have both mechanical springs as well as gas so that if you loose gas for some reason, you are still good to go. I added the Stinger tailwheel, not really thinking it would make that much difference....man was I wrong!

    With these shocks, you can bring it in slooooow and when over your touch-down point...dump the flaps or power and let it drop in right there...... you can make an ďarrivalĒ. Just drop it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springloaded View Post
    I fly pros on all my planes. Acme gave me the first set for Valdez and been putting them on all my planes since. They are actually a little stiffer the the G3ís. Pro series have little more travel, they changed the spring rate and the Valving. The G3ís are a great shock and would recommend them to anyone, honestly most people would never know the difference. Iím not sure what Tac Aero is offering they may have had acme make them up something special for them. Jeremy is a very knowledgeable cub guy, so heís definitely someone to pay attention too.
    I have flown all the shocks out there and acme hands down has the best product out there right now in my opinion. The bungees are terrible unless your gonna leave it in the hanger or land on smooth grass strips and theyíll still rattle your teeth. I flew a super cub with those air shocks and when I landed I actually thought It had bungees, told Jay he needed to go fly my plane and now heís running acmes on it. He was one of those diehard air shock guys.
    Hopefully youíll go enjoy your plane for what they where made for, not let it sit in the hanger and post some cool pictures for us to look at. Be nice to see more of that on here, cool pictures of people enjoying there airplanes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Springloaded View Post
    Hopefully youíll go enjoy your plane for what they where made for, not let it sit in the hanger and post some cool pictures for us to look at. Be nice to see more of that on here, cool pictures of people enjoying there airplanes.
    Chuck
    My FX-3 on standard bungee gear is not a hangar queen. I have flown it 95 hours (edited) in the first 6 months of ownership. My favorite place to go is Red Creek on the Verde river. I don't think anyone who has been in there would say it was "groomed". I have no doubt at all that other shocks are far more forgiving. (I have landed on Acme and AOSS).

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    Can I add a cool picture from today?

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    Iím sure there are guys that will recognize where this is. Hint, it is in Idaho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan L View Post
    Can I add a cool picture from today?
    I think I see Acme with safety cables. I was told told safety cables not required with Acme but I have since found they are recommended by Acme Aero:

    https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.14...ion-Manual.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan L View Post
    Can I add a cool picture from today?

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    Iím sure there are guys that will recognize where this is. Hint, it is in Idaho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I think I see Acme with safety cables. I was told told safety cables not required with Acme but I have since found they are recommended by Acme Aero:

    https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.14...ion-Manual.pdf

    Yes youíre sharp eyed there Andy. Acme G3ís with safety cables. I might have a better picture I can put in showing them.

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    And hereís a shot from today too of the T3.

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    When I had the Pawnee spring and this dedicated 3200 with the tail ski I would usually get shimmy when Iíd set the tail down on the runway. With the T3 it hasnít shimmied at all. Iím not sure why that is, the tail wheel head was in a positive angle on the Pawnee too.

    This winter is very poor for snow in the lower valleys. So I put the wheel penetration skis on and wheel land on the runway when I get back to town. Iíve got Carbon Concept straight skis too and theyíre fantastic performers but weíve got to have valley snow to use them. So the T3 is being appreciated more this winter than it would have been on straight skis.
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    When they close the runway and you have 250í in the back yard. Acmes do extremely well in rough stuff.
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