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    History..., when you know one 85 hp is efficient, might as well use 4 of them.

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    It would be interesting to see if anyone would put that back up in the air.
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    Considering it's 5000 lb gross weight and only 340 hp, those performance numbers are suspect at best.
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    One of the big things I see is the 1200# load capability. With 6 seats of Pax and bags there is no weight allowance to carry even an hours worth of fuel.

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    Actually claims 1200 mile range and 1800 lbs useful load.
    Owned same cub for 26 years!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webfoot View Post
    Actually claims 1200 mile range and 1800 lbs useful load.
    Ahh, bit of dyslexic moment on my part it seems.

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    Do a search for 'fleet shadower' from the British navy. They operated at least a couple of different models to fill the role of slow, loitering flight to watch naval units. They used the same four, small engine, set up to accomplish this.

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    Powerplant: 4 × Pobjoy Niagara III air-cooled geared radial engine, 130 hp
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