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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    Actually, I didn't, but I got it anyway...

    This forum "my other airplane is a" is the full extent of other aircraft discussion. It could be a fabric covered piper colt, for example. We ALREADY (as I pointed out) talk about other airplanes all the time, I thought it might be best to keep them in their own category, so that folks won't be distracted by them.

    We are not trying to exapand, just contain.

    sj
    much ado about nuthin. its all good. a little variety keeps it interesting.

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    Dave have you got one of those bushpods that will fit on a Citabria Scout 8GCBC?

    Ken......

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    My "Other" plane we use for our construction business (we build large dairyfarms throughout the US) is a Quest Kodiak (questaircraft.com). It's not a taildragger- but a beast in every other department. 3250 lb. useful load, G 1000 w synthetic vision, TKS wet wing, 750 hp P/W up front, 10 seats. I can haul 8 big employees, plus gear, fuel and land in the dirt, right at the job site. Full gross takeoff is about 750 ft. Still wish is was a taildragger.

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    Last edited by sierra bravo; 02-20-2012 at 10:44 AM.

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    No, no, no, no, no...

    .....you don't want some measly 750HP Otter.

    Ya gotta go for 1,000 HP.

    But I bet loading that tricycle Kodiak is alot less hassle than an Otter in 3-point.

    Sorry SB, we seem to have differences of opinion today.

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    Interesting comparison....I used to fly a red round engine Otter in Homer if you remember Dave (666XX) and it was like a big Cub but sure did like to ice up the carb at idle if you forgot carb heat. Easy to load...put the stuff in the front and it slide back to the back by itself on a wet floor. We used to fly fish eggs off the beach to the JAL 47's at ANC. I've never flown a Kodiak but they are built down the road from my place in Sandpoint and I see them doing some pretty cool stuff with the front wheel config. Just wish turbines were cheaper all around.

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    A perfect sunset evening at Spruce Creek in Florida. Two RV-8s escorting a Cub, on the right wing is John Fleurent, on the left wing is Mike Kelly. Is the Cub fast or are the RV-8s slow? It was a fun evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbird69 View Post
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    A perfect sunset evening at Spruce Creek in Florida. Two RV-8s escorting a Cub, on the right wing is John Fleurent, on the left wing is Mike Kelly. Is the Cub fast or are the RV-8s slow? It was a fun evening.
    Looks like your having fun in the sun. If you stayed up here you'd be flying the cub on skis. plenty of snow!

    Tom

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    So many planes so little time to correct the mouse problem all you need is a good kitty

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    This is a timely resurrection of a thread. I have decided after much thought to switch to a light sport aircraft. I took a deposit this week on my trusty Scout and also on my Citabria floatplane. I had a lot of calls on both, I was surprised at the robustness of the market
    So I have been shopping lightsport taildraggers for a month or so. The girl of my dreams is the same as many of yours her name is Carbon Cub but she is too expensive a date at this point so I keep looking

    Also looking at Sport Cubs with both the xp mod and stock 0200. It's been a bit confusing with the advice I have gotten. The folks who own and fly them love them, but a couple of APs not so much. Too hard to work on, too lightweight construction not built to last like a cub, some issues with warranty on both engine and airframe. Looking for advice

    A factory new Rans S7S was in my strip last month nice looking bird as well. Mr Swingle sure has showed us those capabilities so I need to eyeball one of those, and have been looking at a couple Legend cubs too. I looked at a PA 11 but I really want something with electric
    what am I missing?

    jim

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    Bearhawk LSA, tough little bird, 800 lbs with an O200 and electric, can build it how you want it. Look it up, If it's something you're interested in we should talk.

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    Scouter,
    I have/am going down the same route. I was looking at selling the Champ I had and was wanting a 180. After a lot of searching and much more thinking, I decided to get into an LSA also. With all the kids grown and gone I really couldn't justify a big 4-seater that burns 12-14 gph. Sold the Champ on floats, even though it was a good plane and LSA compliant, it was old and I was flying less on floats. I found a RANS S7 and while I did/do have some issues with the Rotax 912, it is an awesome little plane. Sports car like performance and does most of what I want for a plane. Fuel burn is less than 4 gph on a typical flight.

    This plane sat for 11+ years so I expected some issue due it sitting so long. I installed the Zipper piston/cylinder kit, 29" Bushweels, bigger tailwheel, and a few other items. About $40K total invested and being able to burn (sip) mogas, fly at speeds faster than a SC, land at just over 30 mph, climbs like crazy, couldn't ask for much more.

    One more comment, the RANS S7 has more room inside than say a SC, much more so than a J3/PA11.

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    It makes me long for the days when "medical reform" was all about increasing the LSA limits to 4 seats and 180 horsepower.

    For the past couple of years I was convinced I'd build a Carbon Cub. Until a good friend convinced me not to. Now I'm on the road to building an SQ type and I'm happy with the choice. I guess I'll just have to take care to maintain my health under the third class rules, whatever those may be.

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    The wife sure loves her Legend. It's a nice flying plane, much lighter on the controls than my SC. And it's made by some good old boys in Texas.

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    Any issue with cyls?

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    Hey Jim---how about the Super Legend HP---Titan stroker 340 engine 180HP---maybe around 180K$---a ret. Delta pilot who lives in Bristol has one that`s based at RKD---has 26in."fat"tires on it---his last name is Parsons---Capt Cub


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    Thanks Captain cub. Just starting to push the shopping cart down the isle in the big kids airplane store. Will keep you posted when I get to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouter View Post
    Any issue with cyls?
    Teledyne Continental Motors finally got the O-200 cylinder problems fixed from what I have seen.

    I think Joe's Carbon Cub would be a good example to look at on robustness. He has 1000 hours on his and he uses it hard. Note they do use medium weight fabric now instead of the light weight used on Joe's.

    There is a homebuilt Legend in New York for sale that was owner built at the factory in Sulfur Springs. Very low time. Super Legend is quite the performer as well for less money. I do think the Legends are built more like a Piper Cub.
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    The Legend folks say you can use a lot of normal Cub parts, rather than the almost all proprietary parts the CC uses. Cubcrafters redesigned everything to save weight, but it limits your flexibility quite a bit.

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    The planes in the hanger at this time Jim Clement 9th built tailwind pa 2220 150 hp a160 hp clipped wing T craft 180 hp S one S Pitts 65 hp aeronca C3 220hp single seat bucker like biplane cassut .looking for low time Rv4 or 3b

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    Spent the winter putting Edo 1400s on my J3. Now I am just waiting for Spring to arrive. But I had the best time today shooting autorotations in a Huey at New Richmond, WI.

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