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Husky's amazingly fast take-off and recovery (STOL) capability allows you to take off at 200 ft and hit 300 ft. This capability opens up a wide range of available places that are inaccessible to smaller plane pilots. What's more, it allows the pilot to fly in a wide range of conditions. "I landed on the (Vines Airstrip) and stopped less than 500 ft from the sill.
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Usually an 182 will win the difficult tour category, and there are 172s in the easy tour category that give the Maules and the early C180s a run for their buck. How a buddy of mine often asks in this kind of on-line discussion what is your notion of bush?
Favorite USFS patrols in Idaho? Well, apart from the fact that Pilawt and Greg push softly over the courier...for four real grown-ups and brief coarse stripes at possibly high CA densities, you might actually need an airplane that came with six or at least the same horsepower as one.
The Backcountry Cubs is a very popular Super Cub with round wings. This is the super boy's and his kind's escape state. No wonder that a wide range of aircraft construction sets is available to satisfy this need. Heavy aircraft with a total weight of 2000 to 2400 lbs and typical 180 hp powerful motors.
All but one of these planes are recognisable as Super Cub versions, and they have all emerged from the hard-working Super Cubs that, as in the last 60 years, are at home in the hinterland of the globe. Dakota Super 18 with skis transmits a snowfall as it is preparing for the air.
Super Cubs are driven by greasy tyres, floating tyres and skies to places where only a few other aircraft can fly. Following an exhaustive quest, we found these kit (s) that are well deserving of consideration for the future Super Cub Builders. The Backcountry Super Cubs has two models: a PA-18 and a Mackey SQ2. CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX can be used as a light aircraft or as a full-size Super Cub, according to your body mass.
The Dakota Cubs also has two Super 18-160 and Super 18-180 series. Besides a number of other Cub clones, Javron Inc. also manufactures a PA-18 Cone. Javron farmer Bill Rusk says: "There must be a great deal of interest in making your own Super Cub, because there are certainly a great many kit makers.
Why are there such big differences in the costs of the kit? Fly in grassy stripes and pitch a marquee to make the Super Cub adventure perfect. In this case a Backcountry Super Cub is used for exactly this use. The Backcountry Super Cubs has its origin in the Smith Cub Kit, which became Turbine Cubs of Wyoming and later Backcountry Cubs.
As a result of the various name changes, they have manufactured around 260 Super Cub Kit, of which around 200 fly. Her PA-18 look-alike is a vintage Super Cub with a number of enhancements known as Alaska-Mods that include 3-inch longer gang bones, some additional hull stiffeners, an increase in total body mass and a bigger luggage area.
Wing tips are also chamfered, allowing longer dampers and rudder to be fitted than would be possible with the serial round wing tips of the Super Cub. Optionally, a 4-inch wide body is also available, as are the front edges for the wing, which are fitted as part of the SQ2 as well.
Backcountry Mackey SQ2 is the powerful backcountry Cub from Mackey. It' included as part of the Mackey SQ2 and optionally as part of the Super Cub. They are also available for mounting in certified Super Cubs. Mackey' SQ2 includes many more changes to the initial look. Broad hull and front edges are included as well as a low profile in-line thruster canopy.
Total weights will be raised to 2400 lbs and the luggage area will be further enlarged. The result is a so called "uninstallable" glider and gives the SQ2 a rated 20 mb min velocity, which is about half of the Super Cub's initial 43 km/h stalling velocity. It' the default for the SQ2 and optionally for the Super Cub.
Backcountry kit contains most of the articles you will need to mount your aircraft, with the exception of forward motor, propeller and front end fuel system options. Like most of these kit's, the hull and other parts of the body are not lacquered or pulverized.
Upholstery material and colour are also not contained, as is the case with all these sets with the exception of the Carbon Cub. The Backcountry has published detailled installation instructions on its website, which are continuously up-dated. "The basic Super Cub set is $49,540 and $54,725 for the Mackey SQ2.
The backcountry will be covering and painting your aircraft for another $20,000 when you come to the plant and do a minimum amount of installation work to balance the 51% loan needed to make the FAA feel lucky. This patrol is the smallest Cub-like of these sets, but its base dimensions, lay-out and power make it a sensible option for anyone wishing to construct a two-seater commercial aircraft.
It' also the only one in this group that doesn't use the Super Cub USA 35B profile. At this cruising rate it still achieves a decent 35 km/h land rate that surpasses a standard Super Cub, but overtakes most others in the group with their many powerful upgrades.
Featuring an unladen 950 lbs for a minimal example and a 2000 lbs Gross Roll, its massive 32 inch cab will carry a decent cargo. In contrast to the other construction sets taken into account, the patrol has metal-coated blades. At 55 gal, the default petrol tank is very spacious, and most humans are able to survive without swing-out motor brackets, so this will be a smaller problem for most owners.
Therefore, only about 10 sets of one full set of sets were available, plus two that were rebuilt according to drawings. Parksed on a field fence, his new airplane is waiting for his aviator. Patrols are available either as a quick-build with a fully fused hull ($37.105) or as a base set with some weld work to do ($30.825).
The Carbon Cub EX was the one we took a look at when we first checked out the Light Sport-enabled Cubits. Comparing the two, he was at the top of the category in this area with his exceptional qualities and stunning performances, but he did so at the expense of the heavyest aircraft in a group that is already battling the empty deadweight at every turn.
With a total of 1320 lbs, the Carbon Cub became a great single-seater. Without changes to the aircraft, except for some papers, the total net mass can be increased to 1865 lbs, making the Carbon Cub a competitor to the slightly bigger Supercubs.
Weighing in at a reasonable empty 910 lbs, it will sacrifice about 100 lbs payload in comparison to some of its competitors, but many clients will find that its good points outshine this small one. While the number of factory-made (SLSA) carbon cubs is far greater than the number of customer-built experiments, CubCrafters has set itself the goal of developing the best possible Cub Cubs.
Each of the three subkits costs $21,660 and provides all parts for the wing, hull and what the corporation refers to as the finish line. Once you've got a beautiful paintwork done and you're working on your state's helmsman, all you have to do is put in several hundred extra working hours to fly the airplane of your dream.
Initially this prize seems like a true rattler, but you're not likely to buy one of these same feature sets with a new motor for much less than $100,000 no matter how good you are from a moneylender. Amy Gesch, Dakota Cubs Head of Sales, for example, estimated that the company's Super-18 set would pay about $98,400 to work with a used motor, no radio and no color.
However, the downside is that there is not much versatility in the composition of the aircraft, except for the radio, the tyre sizes used and the colour of the colour. cub crafters is a big fella, so he made sure his planes fitted just about everyone. It is a low-key mode that addresses advanced Super Cub drivers.
It' quite similar to the fundamental Super Cub formulation, but makes a few striking changes. North Star's hull is 2.5 inch broader than normal, and the top of the hull is shallow instead of ribbed like a regular PA-18. North Star comes with 52 -gallon petrol tank as a standard, with no optional extra.
Empty North Star will be between 1170 and 1250 lbs, dependent on the option and chosen net weights, which may be 2000 or 2200 lbs.
Dakota Cub Super 18. The Dakota Cub has two Super 18 cars, one called Super 18-160, the other called Super 18-180. Use the 160 and 180 HP Lycoming motors and have different empty and unladen loads. 160 is about 1150 lbs empty with a 2050 lbs g.w., and 180 is about 100 lbs heavy with a 2300 lbs g.w..
Additional struts and stronger wing reinforcements add additional strength to the 180th wing. The Dakota Cubs differ from the others in this group by their slitwing. 30-mph landings are possible with the Dakota Cubs, but ultra low speed requires some energy to keep the descent rates under check.
The Cubs are from certificated aircraft, so each part is handled by an FAA Parts Manufacture Authorities (PMA) or Model Design. One Dakota Super 18 on 26-inch Alaska bush wheels shows its patchwork finish. Dakota Cub's solid doors in combination with state-of-the-art slots provide an amazing STOL-ability.
Dakota's Cub Super 18-160 has the thrifty 160 hp O-320 motor from O-320 on. A lot of Super Cub riders favour the light 160 over the stronger but heavy 180 hp strong 180 hp strong one. These diagrams show the state-of-the-art slots that make the Dakota Cub grand so much more capable. In contrast to the backcountry throwbar, the Dakota slots are fixated.
Slotted blades have become beloved retrofits for certified Super Cubs and are now available to non-professional farmers. The hull is 4 inch wide than the Super Cub hull width, and the undercarriage is 3 inch longer than the Super Cub hull. The Dakota Cubs also have other typically Alaska cubs.
However, the corporation now also offers a Light-Sport-enabled Super Cub that was not available at the time the comparative item was released. It' now willing to resell to builders looking for a 1320 pound cub. Dakota Cubs has so far shipped one Super 18-160, which has been finished, and six Super 18-180s, all of which are now in service.
It has also shipped a number of certificated aircraft and a large number of parts for use in certificated Super Cubs. The Dakota kit comes with full installation instructions and additional material derived from the Dakota grand piano product range. Kit costs $67,985 for the 160 and $68,680 for the 180.
One Dakota Cub with the Alpha omega suspension system (AOSS). This system is engineered to absorb the impact of landings on a harsh stripe, so bush drivers can get on the brake faster and minimize misuse of the ground. The AOSS is an optional feature on Dakota Cub Kit.
Dakota Cub has a cavern-like hold that goes far beyond what can be found in the Dakota Super Cub. * Javron Inc. * Since Javron has been building Cub parts for others for some considerable amount of now, it has been pretty simple to enter the full kits business, which happened recently.
The main emphasis is on the reproduction of the Super Cub in its pure esthetics. The owner Jay DeRosier includes some of the famous changes, but thinks the Super Cub is a good plane, as it is. It is this way of thinking that enables him to build a very lightweight and unique looking aircraft.
Javron Cub has a total of 2200 lbs and a kerb of 1050 or 1080 lbs, according to whether the owner selects the 24-inch cab width or 28-inch width that is so much appreciated by Cub farmers. Somewhat more light ness can be achieved with the 160 hp light O-320 motor from LuK.
The Javron owned Jay DeRosier tells us that Jay Hansen from Iowa just has his Super Cub copy flying. It used the hull of a turbine boy (made by Javron) and many other Javron parts to assemble its design. Other more complete Javron Super Cubs are advancing, but not as far away as Hansen's "almost Javron" aircraft.
There are six Javron hulls, all of which are fully sealed and lacquered, sitting on the sidewalk in front of DeRosier's workshop and prepared to deliver to the customer. Shortly the clients will assemble Javron Super Cubs. Some Javron grand pianos are willing to deliver to a contractor. They have the classic Super Cub round wing tips.
Javron's focus on compliance with the initial PA-18 standard ensures an aircraft that travels as much as possible like a Piper Super Cub. That means that some in this group will slow down their flight and landing time, but the power of the initial super cube has a long story and is up to the challenge of performing bush flights around the globe.
Javron certainly brings this power together with a pack that fixes many of the small flaws in the initial styling, and its emphasis on making things easy to keep has an edge that isn't fully mirrored in the announced speeds. With the same power, a smaller aircraft accelerates and decelerates more easily, but even if a larger aircraft has a lower stalling rate, its mass can cancel out some, if not all, of the benefits of this lower stalling rate.
This means it may take as much space to take off and landing as the light aircraft with the slightly higher stalling can. The Javron Super Cub hull is tested once by the welding technician before going to a client. Hulls are available in the 24 inch width or the 28 inch width.
Javron's Javron costs $40,500, with a range of optional features including angled wing tips, a selection of doors and windows configuration, additional petrol and even a freight pod. As with most sets, commercially available articles are largely ruled out. And Javron just bought 10 sets, six more are on order. Javron also manufactured Smith Cubs parts for many years and can rent some of this much longer story for itself.
While Javron is working on the development of an installation guide, for the time being designers have to depend on widely used Super Cub drawing and Javron's highly accurate hard copy chart. The CubCrafters does this because its light motor is an integrated part of the company's overall policy to reduce overall body mass to an absolutely minimal level. The Aero Sport Power O-375 195 hp motor for $26,700 is a favorite among Backcountry Cub people.
Devices and various objects can vary from nearly zero for the Carbon Cub to tens of millions of dollars for the other kit. To reduce these levels to numbers in a diagram is at the same time too enticing to prevent them, and too deceptive to leave them without comments. It is a useful figure if you need to pack a large amount of equipment into your aircraft lawfully and surviv a platform test, but an amazing figure does not get your aircraft off a sandbank in the afternoons when the flow begins to climb; a low real net mass and low take-off velocity do.
The unladen mass will vary from aircraft to aircraft more widely, according to your gear and attentiveness to details while you are building, as the difference between most of these kits may be. It is difficult to make a comparison between the min. velocity and the max. velocity because it is not calculated according to a specific number. To be on the safe side, how slowly you can keep flying will depend on the aircraft's individual airplanes' air dynamics, but also on your aircraft's overall performance, piloting technology and overall performance.
Kit that have been resold and upgraded tell you something about how long a business has been around.