Spent a couple of days in Copper Canyon Idaho to watch the eclipse.

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Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on August 27, 2017 at 12:44pm

Beautiful country!

Glad you were able to enjoy the eclipse from God's country and the brewsky.

Come back again,


Comment by Stephen R. Smith on August 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

I don't have much experience with soft fields. When off-pavement I find most fields here in the west are rough with rocks and ruts. My biggest worry is protecting the nose gear.  For that, there is not much to do except keep the stick back when rolling to keep the load off.  To minimize time on the ground I use full-flaps on landing. On takeoff I use flap deflection equal to full aileron deflection. In fact that is what I do on all takeoffs to minimize time on the runway, even if paved. Makes life more interesting.

Comment by Evan Reisman on August 25, 2017 at 2:05pm
Also, for soft field takeoff! Thanks!
Comment by Evan Reisman on August 25, 2017 at 2:04pm
Hi Stephen,

Love the picture! Just wanted to ask what's your technique for soft field landings (flaps, speeds, pitch)? I also have a 601, but don't have any experience with soft fields in it yet.

Comment by Chris M. Brammer, Jr. on August 24, 2017 at 7:17pm
Awesome view. That's what we fly for. Enjoy.
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on August 24, 2017 at 2:17pm

Here is one of the pictures I took.


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