PDA

View Full Version : Show us your J3....



IainR
10-18-2021, 03:34 AM
I'm not sure if there is already one of these threads out there but its Monday morning, lets see some pictures of everyones J3's! (Also I am very chuffed with some pictures that I recently got of mine).

579795798057981

Steve Pierce
10-18-2021, 07:08 AM
Clipped Wing Cub I rebuilt for Todd Peterson.
57982

57983

Steve Pierce
10-18-2021, 07:10 AM
My brother's 90 hp bar hopping J3.
57984

57985

Crash, Jr.
10-18-2021, 12:46 PM
Here's a few of my plane over the last year. Sorry I'm not real good at attaching pictures.
579865798757988

BTW Iain that plane looks amazing after your rebuild of it! The 29's are a good look for a J3.

flylowslow
10-18-2021, 02:31 PM
Here's my girls........57990

IainR
10-19-2021, 05:39 AM
Here's a few of my plane over the last year. Sorry I'm not real good at attaching pictures.


BTW Iain that plane looks amazing after your rebuild of it! The 29's are a good look for a J3.

Thanks very much! I'm enjoying the 29" I think they look just right :-p. Buy a ticket and come down south and fly it for a bit. That a brace of Ptarmigan I see in the bottom pic?

GaryII
10-19-2021, 09:57 AM
57995
57996
57997

Crash, Jr.
10-19-2021, 11:11 AM
Thanks very much! I'm enjoying the 29" I think they look just right :-p. Buy a ticket and come down south and fly it for a bit. That a brace of Ptarmigan I see in the bottom pic?

I'll have to do that. It's just going into the cold and miserable 3 months of the year up here now so beautiful warm south africa sounds nice. Yeah, it's a couple ptarmigan that I shot. I'm not much of a big game hunter but during bird season me and my copilot slay some grouse and ptarmigan.

CenterHillAg
10-19-2021, 12:32 PM
57998

Brandsman
10-19-2021, 10:47 PM
58007Mine has a L-4 fuselage following an accident in 1957 and was built as a floatplane. It spent many years in Canada on floats but I needed it to be on wheels.


Sent from my iPhone using SuperCub.Org mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=93960)

AKjurnees
10-20-2021, 06:21 AM
58011​

IainR
10-20-2021, 08:29 AM
I'll have to do that. It's just going into the cold and miserable 3 months of the year up here now so beautiful warm south africa sounds nice. Yeah, it's a couple ptarmigan that I shot. I'm not much of a big game hunter but during bird season me and my copilot slay some grouse and ptarmigan.

There are worse places to be during the winter... All good fun!

Pokette
10-21-2021, 11:27 AM
5802558026580275802858029

flybynite
10-21-2021, 01:23 PM
58030
On a stop over in Beloit enroute from Cincinnati to Airlake in MN.

sdischer
10-21-2021, 05:00 PM
58039

Grant
10-22-2021, 09:54 AM
One that I fly now....

58055
58056

And one that I rebuilt a few years back....

58054

bogey
11-04-2021, 11:20 PM
58232

heres my L-4. completed last october and already has 313 hrs.
0200 engine
74/37 maccauly prop
36 gallons
989lbs empty
47 modifications and 89.6% scratchbuilt

bob turner
11-05-2021, 01:22 PM
It is beautiful, but with full fuel can you find a 25 lb pilot who can reach the controls?

Crash, Jr.
11-05-2021, 02:46 PM
Experimental maybe? If it's scratch built and has that many modifications I would assume it's EAB and the gross weight might be set higher.

bob turner
11-05-2021, 07:58 PM
Maybe. If experimental, are they modifications, or simply part of the certification?

bogey
11-05-2021, 07:59 PM
for starters i only weigh 118 lbs....so a J-3 is pretty useful for me.
some of the modifications are...
upgrading wing and gear attach point to super cub specs
replacing some mild steel with 4130 in certain areas
heavy duty struts
aluminum spars
13 rib wings + a 1 inch extension on each wing
PA-11 frame upgrade
150 hp nose structure upgrade
scratch built seats with lots of adjustment.
removable front seat frame
modified elevator routing
2 inches wider rear seat
heavy duty tail wheel strcturture
twin 18's with left right both selector and a 2 gallon header
3 part boot cowl

paper gross is 1320 for LSA purposes.

vne 138mph
fast cruise on a cool day=90mph 6.5gph 2600rpm
economy cruise= 70mph 4.5gph 23000rpm
max endurance=60 mph 4 gph2100rpm
max climb rate=900fpm
climb at 1320 lbs=400fpm

582475824858249

bogey
11-05-2021, 08:03 PM
5825058251

Hardtailjohn
11-05-2021, 09:45 PM
One I redid back in the 90's582525825458255

bob turner
11-06-2021, 01:06 PM
All of them are beautiful. Nice thread.

dDave
11-08-2021, 08:19 PM
Our J-3 has been a fixture at our airport. Lot's of people have trained in this plane over the years.

5828958290

Jacob Papp
11-09-2021, 05:19 AM
Here are a couple good ones for the infamous Island Bobs this past summer.
58301
5830258302

Brandsman
11-09-2021, 05:42 AM
Well I for one would like to know more about "the infamous Island Bob's" - it looks epic. Those 4 yellow floated Cubs in a row is like the pas-de-quatre in Swan Lake, but more appealing to my eyes. I have a set of EDO 1320 floats for my J-3, which was actually built as a floatplane and spent most of the last 60 years on floats in Canada, but half of the attach kit has vanished in storage and floatplanes are not in any event encouraged in South Africa.

AKbiggagame
11-09-2021, 11:36 PM
583085830958310

Here's my modified 46 J3. Ive owned it a little over a year now and have put about 100 hours on it.
It's got an 0200, Dakota wings, 36 gallons, vg's, pa18 struts, a Mac 75/35, modified baggage area with removable rear seat, PA18 front seat, 29" Airstreaks, Scott 3200, no electrical, 3" extended Atlee gear, closed cowl. I'm having a great time driving around Alaska in it!

skywagon8a
11-10-2021, 07:15 AM
.... floatplanes are not in any event encouraged in South Africa.
Can you elaborate on this? Is it political or a lack of suitable water landing areas? Being able to land almost anywhere on the water is the ultimate freedom of the entire flying adventure.

WhiskeyMike
11-10-2021, 10:29 AM
floatplanes are not in any event encouraged in South Africa.[/QUOTE]

I'm not certain about politics nor about the landing space but one thing I remember about visiting South Africa is that there are very large, and very dangerous crocodiles in the rivers.:roll:

skywagon8a
11-10-2021, 04:43 PM
floatplanes are not in any event encouraged in South Africa.

I'm not certain about politics nor about the landing space but one thing I remember about visiting South Africa is that there are very large, and very dangerous crocodiles in the rivers.:roll:
That would be discouragement enough!

IainR
11-11-2021, 07:41 AM
Can you elaborate on this? Is it political or a lack of suitable water landing areas? Being able to land almost anywhere on the water is the ultimate freedom of the entire flying adventure.

In South Africa we have great lakes, dams rivers ocean estuaries etc etc. But we have a less than helpful Civil Aviation Authority and Department of Environmental Affairs which means that if you want to fly from one water body to another you have to land on a runway first and disinfect the aircraft to prevent the alleged transmission of water weeds.

Brandsman
11-11-2021, 08:55 PM
There are these Environmental Affairs restrictions Iain mentions which are aimed at preventing the spread of water hyacinth but not applied to trailered boats. With straight floats it essentially means that you can only fly from one body of water. The CAA here last time I asked was saying that I could only use a designated water runway and thereís none. However a few guys have flown seaplanes here in the past and we even had a PBY operating at one stage, so itís not impossible


Sent from my iPhone using SuperCub.Org

IainR
01-04-2022, 10:04 AM
First half of this video shows a fair bit of my Cub! The rest is playing in our area so if you're not interested can it after the cub bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soAqVgPQA3I

J4A
01-04-2022, 03:12 PM
Watching the skies for some good weather to take mine out again59204

gisli
01-15-2022, 05:21 AM
59415


Sent from my iPhone using SuperCub.Org mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=93960)