Drifting in an airplane

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Hunter
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Not the usual touch and goes I used to see when I worked at a small airport
 

Fox Mike

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Definitely different! Obviously on a frozen lake so there is NOTHING that would 'grab' a tire. I still am not sure I would like to try that.
 

Robes

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He's got Tundra tires on it that will help in the deeper snow,... but if he catches one little nuance in that ice,... he is going to do "the wing dance". That dance gets VERY expensive....
 

bogus bill

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I have a Citabria, a modern version of the old airknocker. Once I lost a wheel when the axle busted off the plate that is bolted to the gear leg. I hated myself until we looked at the failed part. There was a crack in the weld and the axle had rusted totaly through. Due to mine and and others failing they had to come out with a one piece axle and mounting plate. I had a blind date with me. A friend of mine had fixed me up with his boss. I think he quit his job shortly after that!
This was back around 1978? I had the plane totally restored a little over a year ago. Due to other factors I need to sell it but haven't brought myself to do it yet.
The first picture is waay back then, the 2nd is lately.


 

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