Thank you, yes I have 1000' with 1% pitch, tall trees and powerline on lower end. My 60x34 Catto was marginal for getting out but my 62x32 Prince is doing the job well on the Jabiru. Vgs have made a big difference on getting in. More practice needed but we're getting to know one another.
The main skis for my trike would likely work fine on the Avid but I'm not confident I can make the geometry work out safely on the RV6A nose gear. I'll likely run the tricycle gear next year yet, perhaps install the Grove taildragger gear next year. Jim, I think you probably have more snow than us yet but skis would be better. I'm waiting to put the trike skis on 'til the deer shack (travel trailer) gets put away. Got the deer but too sick to process efficiently right now. I do look forward to having a cockpit and some cabin heat for winter ops. Joey, thanks for the help on posting pics, perhaps I should figure out how to resize smaller so I don't cause slow connection issues for folks. Empty wieght on paper is 611# but I think that's about 30# shy. Was worse but I just saved 10# going to an Odyssey PC680.
Not long ago I had two daughters living in Tacoma, one of which recently purchased a hobby farm north of Omak, where her husband is from. Unfortunately Uncle Sam has her flying out of South Carolina for a while. Other than that (and my old Dodge isn't allowed out in the winter salt) the road trip would sound good.
Many seem to not have troubles, but I've seen it addressed in aviation circles and in an auto glass installation training session as well. Nothing conclusive in personal experience but I've used the noncorrosive for any aviation applications.