View Full Version : What's your other airplane?
I notice a lot of Super Cub owners also have another airplane. Just curious to what the most common one is. If you are lucky enough to own more than one more just list the one you would part with last.
10-26-2003, 11:26 AM
No bullet for mine, which I sold to an insurance company anyhow (paid for my PA-18), but it was a '71 Cessna Cardinal RG with a trick panel, before it was destroyed when I tried to fly it with reversed ailerons.
10-26-2003, 12:00 PM
I love my 180. My 12 will be nice, but the 180 turns heads. Usually those of Cub pilots that I'm passing.
I command the slow flight contest in my Quicksilver MX ultralight.
I had to sell all my other aviaiton assets recently... a C170 and good old 197T...
Although I do still belong to an 18 member nosedragger club with an chronically ill arrow and a 172.
10-26-2003, 01:13 PM
10-26-2003, 01:25 PM
Hey why can we only select one? I know there are others out there that own more than one category. Like our '77 185 and our '77 206... I only listed in the nose dragger cessna category as the 206 is the one that gets used.
I suppose you're right Gunny... :D
10-26-2003, 03:37 PM
Been years ago but sorry I ever sold it. 170B with 180 and hartzel C/S,Owl stol kit.
Sweet comfortible plane with great performance. Wayne
10-26-2003, 03:40 PM
Sorry I (now) only own one plane the PA12, used to have at least (2) my favorite combination was my 77 185 (floats and wheel skiis) and my 78 SC (on tires) had a Baron/cub, Stinson/Champ, Tcraft/53 180 (second best combination)
Now my dream is to put wings on my oldest son, and my Daughter (so to speak)so I will have the fianances to build an Exp cub, and own a Beech A36 for travel.
10-26-2003, 04:06 PM
PA32-260 Cherokee Six. Its not fast, but it makes up for it by burning lots of fuel :-? . Oh yeah, it'll carry the whole family, plus luggage, plus the dog (lab), full fuel, and assorted junk that has accumulated in it.
10-26-2003, 05:12 PM
I'd like to hear the story of the reversed ailerons. A well-liked guy lost his life at Lake Hood a few years ago to the same problem.
10-26-2003, 06:57 PM
It was up here for a while, but I think it timed out, and rolled off the end of the forum on time. I have it all written out, and I'm willing to share the story with pilots to help them learn, but I don't have it handy, and I don't want to write it all out right now.
Gotta go. Will respond to you more later on this.
Steve, you got it on archive? Can you send it to me and stewartb, PM, or ressurect it to a forum? I'll dig it up anyhow, but if you can find it...
Short version is I had to get my head on straight regarding avionics. I was playing a bit too much, and not piloting enough, and blew a pre-flight after trusting other people in the business to take care of my business.
10-26-2003, 07:09 PM
A 1946 SUPERCRUISER WHICH IS VERY ORIGINAL
A 1965 COMANCHE 400 WITH A FULL ROBERTSON STOL CONVERSION
I remember the post, and I had the pictures of your plane printed out on my flight training office wall and used to use it as an example for students.
I will search for the post, but if it was in cafe supercub, there was an automated purging that once occured and deleted everything in there after a certain date. I fired the guy responsible, and then I hired myself back.
10-27-2003, 07:13 AM
The money pit's are as follows:
PA30....very nice & fast , use for trips business travel.
Soneri 2L fun in the pattern, good stress relief, cheap to operate and own.
J5C Super Cruiser, I love the grass and the STOL...probably fly this one the most, the grandson likes the grass too.
10-27-2003, 07:27 AM
A185E Spam Can, 1789 lbs empty, flys 160 mph and will lift anything you can get in it. Great for the commute to AK.
PA 12-180 re-built (4000 hrs) in Aug. 02. Lots'a fun but not so great for the commute. 275 hrs since rebuild.
10-27-2003, 09:20 AM
1977 V-35B Bonanza with Robertson STOL!
1945 Messerschmitt Me-108
1943 Messerschmitt Me-109
1951 PA-18-160+,under restoration w/all mods & I cant wait.
I wanna ride!!!
10-27-2003, 10:29 AM
I've got a 1978 c-185 which I love and fly quite often BUT...when I go the hanger to fly locally and want to have fun the pa-18 wins my heart every time.
10-27-2003, 02:26 PM
My Super Decathlon is a nice adjunct to the J-3, which has endured 15 transcontinentals since purchased in 1962. The Decathlon has a full panel and is just fast enough to actually go somewhere. It keeps running when upside down, and so far seems to be about as expensive mile for mile as the J-3. It is a delightful "poor man's Super Cub", as is the J-3.
10-27-2003, 07:59 PM
A 57 180A. I admit that every now and then, I think maybe I should sell one of these airplanes. Sort of like deciding which one of your kids you would give up.
I've owned a bunch of airplanes, but this is the first time I own two at the same time. Experimental Supercub (under construction) and a Twin Comanche.
10-27-2003, 09:52 PM
In the past I have owned: Cessna 170A
Beech D17S (STAGGERWING)
Under construction now: Lancair IVP
Experimental Widebody PA-18
Unfortunately, I don't own a plane. I'm stuck in a Cessna 152 right now.
10-27-2003, 10:33 PM
Lear 45. Well, ok, I don't actually OWN it....SN 160, 550 TT.
The cub since 1981, a 57A model, 5300 TT.
10-27-2003, 11:01 PM
TJ, I have to agree with you!!! My '67 185 will be the last to go. With the weight to HP ratio of the older spam cans they are nothing but SC's on steroids.
10-28-2003, 08:28 AM
Happy to say we have a HIS and HERS Super Cubs and a 61 Cessna 210 we use when we gotta have speed !!! Life is GOOD ! :D
10-28-2003, 09:11 AM
I wanna ride!!!
And he's being modest at that!... He also flies a P-51... All these expensive toys and he is EXCITED about his Super Cub!...
10-28-2003, 09:14 AM
I wind up with the 180. As light as it is with 225HP its just an overgrown Cub.
After owning 2 '53s, a '54 and a '55, I'd have to agree with T.J....
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