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    How many Husky Drivers?

    So it's been a while since anyone has posted Husky information. How many folks do we have here on SuperCub.org that are Husky drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wldwzl01 View Post
    So it's been a while since anyone has posted Husky information. How many folks do we have here on SuperCub.org that are Husky drivers?
    There are quite a few! See if they chime in...

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    My son and I own one together. I visit this site and the Husky site several times a day...

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    Husky?

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    You might need a thread that hides your identity


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    I fly a Husky and am a regular visitor of supercub.org.

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    use To own a PA-12 several years ago then t-crafts all on floats now a Husky it is really Apple and Oranges comparison between a Super Cub and A Husky each will do something the other won’t

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    I have a 1993 A1. Click image for larger version. 

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    I fly this one with 3"ext gear and MT prop once in awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancef53 View Post
    I have a 1993 A1. Click image for larger version. 

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    Where did you get the Dog decal? Looks like it doesnít say Aviat. I just canít advertise for Aviat on my Christen!


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    Have Husky and Supercub.
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    Another member of the dog pound here flying a 2001 A1-B. Though on many days I still bleed cub yellow.
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    Here is my Christen Husky on the Upper Coleen River near the middle of the Brooks Range. Older A-1, 18th one built. Fairly light, well modified (but not nearly as much as John Schwamm's) I also own half of the first experimental Cub built by Jim Richmond. I love the speed of the Husky for those long trips about AK.
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    Long legs, Husky is very comfortable ��

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    The dog on the tail is actually paint, my painter came up with it when he painted it.

    https://on-siteaviation.com/


    Edit--sorry, that was a response to wldwzl01 question

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    I dont “drive” a Husky or any airplane for that matter but I do own and fly a Husky. Had a nice Super Cub and Arctic Tern previously.

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    Sold my super cub and bought a husky. Better fit for me but cubs are great too.
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    I fly a Husky.
    Not as nice as a Cub for about three seconds a flight.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill.Brine View Post
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    I fly a Husky.
    Not as nice as a Cub for about three seconds a flight.



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    Soooo........what have you been flying lately?

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    LOL, I’ve owned a Husky for three years and was going to fly it this summer for the first time since I rebuild it from a gravel bar flip over, but waiting until the controls are relaxed some. I had a 2’ DIA. Photo of my Dog made for $25.00 not over $100.00 from Husky.

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    This is the sticker to go on.

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    The cost of parts and after market STC’s are significantly higher than those available for cubs - I guess ‘economies of scale’.
    I am yet to meet a Husky owner that isn’t a happy dog owner ...
    I am yet to meet a Cub owner that isn’t a happy cub owner ...

    Different strokes for different folks .

    rebuild looks great
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    I owned a Super Cub before the Husky and love both. I was actually looking for a Cub when I ran across the Husky, and couldn't pass it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Soooo........what have you been flying lately?

    Glenn
    My desk chair and the 180.

    The Cub sold in February.
    Nothing better to fly around the patch than a PA -11.



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    Bought a Husky 1 and half years ago and also co-own 160 cub and yes the cub always puts a smile on my face when driving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill.Brine View Post
    My desk chair and the 180.

    The Cub sold in February.
    Nothing better to fly around the patch than a PA -11.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill.Brine View Post
    My desk chair and the 180.

    The Cub sold in February.
    Nothing better to fly around the patch than a PA -11.



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    Based on the last few months Bill you should have traded that desk chair for fuel, taken the 180 to Montana and flown the Husky around till summer.


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    Photos exist of me flying a Husky and smiling. I did not burst into flames or get exiled from the Church of Cub for this.

    There are things I like about both, and Iíd happily own and/or fly either.
    Proud owner of a collection of airplane pieces (sometimes in one big piece) known as the Oklahoma Kid.
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    I've flown Huskys for work, on wheels, floats and skis. Great airplanes in all three categories.

    Adolph Galland, the famous German fighter general, responded when asked which aircraft was his favorite, something to the effect that it was "The one I was flying that day".

    And, that's a pretty good approach.
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    I am contemplating this right now. Should I make the switch?

    I have a 150 cub set up with all the good options including big tires, amphibs and hydraulic skis, and I absolutely love this airplane until the trip distance ticks over the 100 mile mark.

    Running hard, floats, skis, or big tires - average speed of 87mph. All my non cub guys are waiting for me or doing slow flight so I can keep up.

    i can hover And land like a helicopter, but I can’t Get anywhere.

    I like the ease of going from floats to wheels and back vs husky with new bungees every time, but I have passed on several trips due to time and distance.

    Thinking about making a change. Anyone care to advise?

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    In my experience, our 160 hp Cubs were ~ 20 mph slower than the Huskys, when mounted on the same gear (as in same model floats, same size tires, same skis.

    That was the primary reason I switched to a Husky. The distances I needed to travel were too long to do in a Cub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvivion View Post
    In my experience, our 160 hp Cubs were ~ 20 mph slower than the Huskys, when mounted on the same gear (as in same model floats, same size tires, same skis.

    That was the primary reason I switched to a Husky. The distances I needed to travel were too long to do in a Cub.

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    Mike, Do you think that there is more difference than just a fixed pitch vs constant speed prop?
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    Heresy I know but I am now a huge fan of another Piper product - the PA-28 B Cherokee 235. Cheap enough to have in addition to a Cub so you can still do all the Cub things but - for the longer flights - massive useful load, 130knot cruise and can operate out of a 1500í strip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    Mike, Do you think that there is more difference than just a fixed pitch vs constant speed prop?
    Pete,

    Well, 180 hp engine vs 160, Constant Speed prop vs fixed (and flat Borer props to boot), and the Husky may be just a bit more streamlined....

    I suspect the prop is the biggest difference, maybe.

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    If it were up to me, I would have three.

    If I could justify two, the Cub would be one of them. I guess I am looking for a compromise.

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    How many Husky Drivers?

    If you want to compare supercub speeds, my opinion is that the 100 mph mark is somewhat aligned with the triple digit mark in powerboats. Many versions will get to that mark. Running above it (significantly) often takes big bags of money. More so in powerboats than cubs, but same theme. 10k can net you a mere 2-3 mph. Itís a drag thing. Either get rid of the drag or overcome it with power.

    But back to Cubs.

    The FX3 does well using a light airframe but really itís a HP and CS prop that bring it up to the 120mph mark.
    In that respect itís similar to a Husky or a Bearhawk. Metal wings are fairings surely allow the Bearhawk to fun faster on the same power. None of them are lighter!
    Iím waiting for Clint or some other out of the box thinker to bolt a set of Bearhawk wings (metal ribblet airfoil) onto a Javon or even a 4 place airframes Alaska fuselage and PA-18 tail, and see how it flies compared to a SuperCub.

    Mojo, in response to your situation, which is not unlike mine, I can only offer this - pick a new airplane, pick new slower friends to fly with, or test the limits of their patience by asking them to slow down. No good answers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Iím waiting for Clint or some other out of the box thinker to bolt a set of Bearhawk wings (metal ribblet airfoil) onto a Javon or even a 4 place airframes Alaska fuselage and PA-18 tail, and see how it flies compared to a SuperCub.
    I was researching this a while back, the spar spacing is only an inch or so different between the two. Itís been really nice to have 4 seats in my Pacer so I changed my thinking to just building a Bearhawk when the time is right.

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    I fly a 2006 A-1B-200. I love Super Cubs but prefer the speeds of the Husky. I just don't have that kind of time. With a Husky I have flown from El Paso to Kansas City, spent two hours on the ground, then continued on to Canton, OH. All in one day. In a Super Cub I have made the same trip and had to overnight in Wichita. If 50 or 75 feet in landing or takeoff distance makes a difference to somebody that's fine. But if that kind of tolerance is needed to make it in or out of a strip I don't want to be there in the first place. I do prefer the lighter controls on the Super Cub for coyote chasing.

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    I tend to not have a type loyalty. Aside from the Husky I have a Cessna 180, Comache 260B, RV-8, RV-3B, Cessna 140, Nanchang CJ-6A, Luscombe 8A and half of two Air Tractor 802 air tankers. Oh. And one ex.
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