- Apr 10, 2007
- Fresno, California
Thanks dholly,bmcj - as you may be aware, that plane is owned by John 'Snaps' Knapp, a former Regional Director of the SPA (Seaplane Pilots Association). The engine in the 'Super STOL' video is a 65hp Rotax 532 and the plane weighed in at 390lbs on his custom built floats. The 532 was replaced by a 583 and then a 670. Snaps is a fixture at the Vette SPB during Airventure and brought his 670 Avid to OSH for the first time in 2007. He is also the owner of the yellow MicroMong on floats. He bought the plane after it got hit from behind while being trailered, rebuilt it and put it on floats of his own design.
I did indeed know it was Snaps' plane, and knew he also owned the beautiful yellow MM on floats (saw it at OSH). I just wasn't sure which engine he had in the video, but knew that it had to be one of the lighter, lesser powered engines like the 532.
I am also part of the 'Avid clan' with a Mark IV under construction and quite a bit of time flying Dean's prototype N99AF when he was still in the Avid biz.
BTW... I have a friend named Don Holly, so if you ever catch me calling you "Don", you have my permission to slap me upside my head. :gig: