The landing path shown in this video turns a very short right base to final, over a tree line, through a narrow cut and finally landing downhill. It's a challenge. The strip is 1200' length in total, including a 200' over run on each end.
Kitfox IV It's not much different than doing a ski pass on unfamiliar snow. Carry a bit of speed (60 mph) some flap to keep the nose down and let it sink to a light touch down. Push the stick forward a bit to keep it on the water and have fun...
What did you do to keep the fabric from pulling the wood toward the rear of the plane as it is shrunk? Or do you think the angles of the pieces to one another gives enough strength to resist the rear pull?
I don't know what you are including to get 215 pounds for a 912. Maybe with a prop, engine mount, all fluids, battery and a sand bag you can get there. 165-175 with radiator, exhaust and fluids is realistic for a ULS. 198 is what Continental advertises their lightweight O200-D at, not the "standard" O200-A. Engines are a very personal choice. There are plenty of Subaru's flying. They work, no argument. It's all what you want.