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Andrew Niemyer -KDLH
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434051 - 12/31/16 09:09 AM

Tom,
Let me throw in a "drive by" here to make your life either more complicated or simpler: Take a look at the Legend Cub LSA's. Think of them as "J-3's, only safer and more modern." By "more modern," I mean made on the line with a lot of the features you may probably want and with modern manufacturing techniques that make them less prone to the issues that a 70-year old airframe might demand if you. Plus, like the early J-3's can now be, they're LSA, which means a lot of the usual hurdles are not there.

Just a thought. I've seen some gorgeously restored J-3's that cost more than a used Legend. Just saying. ;)

Best,
Andy


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Mase Taylor
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #434055 - 12/31/16 12:12 PM

Interesting thought. Carbon Cub too.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #434056 - 12/31/16 12:45 PM

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Carbon Cub too.



Nice looking airplane, if a bit pricey. I'm working on a 90" RC model of it right now.

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Rod Madsen (RDU)
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #434060 - 12/31/16 01:29 PM

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I'm working on a 90" RC model of it right now.


90"...Holy cow! You could almost get in that thing,

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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #434085 - 01/01/17 01:35 AM

Quote:

Let me throw in a "drive by" here


Hi Andy,
Yup, Legend Cub, Carbon Cub . . . Just so it’s yellow with a black lightning stripe<grin>. Actually I would consider those also. However I suspect my best value (ok least cost) will be a well restored original J-3. Got some due diligence to do.

One big issue here is there are just –no- hangars open in the area right now. Likely need to start with an open air covered shelter and get on several hangar list.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434094 - 01/01/17 11:24 AM

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Just so it’s yellow with a black lightning stripe<grin>




So true, also wood spar V/S metal spar. Mine's a 39 woodspar. Lightweight elgible also and if you need a copy of the Reed "clipped wing" I have that engineering drawing (altered struts, door, etc).

best, randy


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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #434102 - 01/01/17 01:38 PM

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Mine's a 39 woodspar


Hi Randy,
Didn’t know you had a Cub.
Ya wood/metal either is fine by me although think I’ll lean toward metal.

Quote:

Reed "clipped wing"



Flew one, one time, many moons ago. Bit higher stall speed but would be fun to have one for some very limited, old man style, (+g) Scare-o-batics”

Hijacking my own thread:
Flew the Reed "clipped wing" with long gone friend, Emerson Avery. Em had flown for a time with the Cole Brothers Air Shows then instructed at what was the Bartow Army/Air Base. Em is the one who’d checked me out in the Stearman and also did my seaplane training. Think it was the early days of the “Biennial Flight Review” I rented a Decathlon and got Em to sign me off after we did some ah . . . maneuvers. Em eventually got himself kilt whilst instructing in a Twin Bee with Brown’s Seaplane Base.
I’d met Em when I started instructing at the pilot mill flight school “Bartow Air Academy” in late 1970. At one point we had eighteen instructors. A few of which had previously worked at the old Air Base, and settled in the area, after the Air Base had closed. Actually, over time, I met quite a number of previous Air Base instructors who’d settled in the area in various capacities.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434106 - 01/01/17 03:34 PM

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Ya wood/metal either is fine by me although think I’ll lean toward metal




Some differences in the tubing v/s chrome-molly construction enables it to meet the LSA weight specs. Got the first set of wings from Duane and Judy, had been on one of their Cole Bros. Cubs. Blue & white, somebody must'a liked them better than me I, I guess, cuz they were stolen from Southport before I got them installed on that Cub I'd bought from one of our NOR mechs.

Yup, Bartow, when I was in USAF cadets in T-6s at Moultrie/Bevo Howard's "College of Aeronautical Knowledge" at Spence we always told our classmates who'd been sent to Bartow that they were in the "Banana Belt"/"Sun Belt" down there!

best, randy


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Reams Goodloe
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434124 - 01/01/17 08:42 PM

Tom -

I've got a friend in Arizona that's thinking of selling his....
Its been in his family for a while and was in excellent shape last time I was in it...
If the Phoenix area isn't too far for you send a PM and I can put you in touch...

- Reams-


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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Reams Goodloe]
      #434140 - 01/01/17 11:09 PM

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friend in Arizona that's thinking of selling his.... send a PM and I can put you in touch...


Thanks Reams,
Druther not go that far although for the right airplane at the right price. I’ll send a PM.


Holidays over, I’ll start making inquiries re: insurance, local tie-down/hangar situation, personal Flight Review . . . ++.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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