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Ralph Hood
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434467 - 01/12/17 06:14 PM

Tom C:

Funny thing about airplanes. No matter what you want to buy, someone will suggest buying one step up.

I've flown Super Cubs a bit--was backup patrol pilot for the highest-time pilot who ever lived, Ed Long--and enjoyed them. Flown J-3 Cubs less, but that's one I'd love to own. Also flown a Luscombe a good bit, and enjoyed it--TaylorCraft, too. There's just something about the old, small, slow tailwheel aircraft.

Ralph H

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Terry Carraway
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434471 - 01/13/17 07:06 AM

I have never flown a J-3. I know HORRORS. :)

I have some time in Super Cubs, both 115 and 150 HP versions.

Solo from the front. Flaps. And POWER, especially the 150 version.

And there are the Cub clones.

But price is a factor.

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Ralph Jones
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Reged: 08/31/01
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #434474 - 01/13/17 11:05 AM

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Solo from the front.



There's just something funky about sitting in back, watching the controls move up front...including the turnbuckle overhead that goes left and right with aileron <g>.

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Ralph Hood
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #434475 - 01/13/17 11:58 AM

Terry C:

You are dead right about the Super Cub. If I was gonna work one, the Super Cub would make way more sense.

OTOH, considering cost, fuel use, ailerons, flaps and starter to maintain--if it's strictly for the fun of it I'd still go with the J-3.

It's just magical.

Ralph H

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Tom Charlton
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Reged: 04/28/04
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Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #434476 - 01/13/17 12:24 PM

Quote:

There's just something funky about sitting in back, watching the controls move up front...including the turnbuckle overhead that goes left and right with aileron <g>.


Hi Ralph,

I always liked the long-nose perspective from the back. Easier alignment of fuselage with ground-track down the runway.

Also fun with first time passengers . . . what? You mean the pilot flies from the back seat? Oh my. Then there’s the hand propping thing<g>.

I always liked the obvious connection, in a Cub, of turnbuckles’n cables linking the slipstream over the ailerons to my fingers. You can feel every little burble of air flowing past the airplane and controls.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #434477 - 01/13/17 12:25 PM

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and starter to maintain



Remember, back in our day the lineman would prop for you...;-)

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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #434478 - 01/13/17 12:32 PM

Quote:

If I was gonna work one, the Super Cub would make way more sense.
--if it's strictly for the fun of it I'd still go with the J-3.

It's just magical.


Hi Ralph H,

I think Ralph H. dun broke da code!<g>

Also . . . don’t nobody be clue’n me in on what my actual cost per hour will be<Big grin>.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Tom Charlton
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Reged: 04/28/04
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #434480 - 01/13/17 12:50 PM

Quote:

Remember, back in our day the lineman would prop for you...;-)


Hi Ralph J.

Ha, having been a lineman, back in time, done did that<G>.

Seems I’ve heard that some larger airport FBO’s get very squirrely when they see you hand propping. Although having been around awhile . . . I kind’a get that.

One thing I’ve discovered is that, on a number of J-3s, if the Continental has a -12 accessory case there’s an STC to equip with one of the new light weight starters and batteries. No generator so it’s not considered to have an electrical system with attendant ADS-B requirement.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Reged: 01/11/03
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434484 - 01/13/17 05:34 PM

Tom -- Having flown a non-starter equipped J3 around these parts a bit, I have to tell you that hand propping on stops hither and yon is a PITA. I'm a fan of starters....

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Mase Taylor
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Reged: 04/29/04
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Loc: SOCAL
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434541 - 01/15/17 02:08 PM

This J-3 is for sale in Texas.

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