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    Husky, Only Part 23?

    Just wondering if there are any Husky A-1 variants that are experimental?

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    In a word, ... NO.. at at least not that I know of..
    What are you looking for in a Husky Experimental, that you can't find in a Cub Experimental?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taledrger View Post
    In a word, ... NO.. at at least not that I know of..
    What are you looking for in a Husky Experimental, that you can't find in a Cub Experimental?
    I saw a Husky A-1C in the hanger today and was wow’ed to say the least.

    Was just curious as much as anything

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    Lots of Cubs have morphed from certificated to E-AB legally. There's no reason the same couldn't be done with a new Husky, but it'd be mighty expensive to start a project with a $300K+ airplane. Kinda like taking an X Cub apart to modify it into a Carbon Cub.

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    Stewart,

    The OP did specify any A-1 Huskys. Those started production in late 80s. Not $300 K airplanes.

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    My bad. He stated how impressed he was with the C model. I'm guessing most who read it understood what I said. But pointing out what's wrong with somebody else's opinion rather than providing your own opinion has become the internet standard. Have at it.

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    There was a fellow out west who put his into an EXP category. He removed the c/s prop as well as other things. His objective was to lighten the airplane and get better STOL performance. I have not hear how it performs now compared to when he started the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    My bad. He stated how impressed he was with the C model. I'm guessing most who read it understood what I said. But pointing out what's wrong with somebody else's opinion rather than providing your own opinion has become the internet standard. Have at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvivion View Post
    Groan....

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    I took the original Post as the question, "does anyone offer an Experimental Version of the Husky?"...
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    What shock system is better on the Huskys? TKs or Acmes......hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah-Jay View Post
    Just wondering if there are any Husky A-1 variants that are experimental?
    You could probably buy a used fuselage, and build the wings from parts under the 51% rule. It just wouldn't be a "Husky." I actually thought about this. There are some opportunities for weight reduction, like changing all the aluminum panels in the front fuselage for fabric. A bit of Carbon fiber. Might be worth the effort if you found a low cost fuselage from a wreck - and bought parts from various suppliers not necessarily the factory. Probably cheaper to buy an early A-1 and fly it

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    Way, way cheaper. More fun to find a beater Cub and fly that. Opinion!

    One of the guys came in with an X-Cub the other day. Says it does 145 mph. Wish my Super Decathlon did that.

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    Lightweight Husky

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ID:	51638This is a Husky we did, eliminated many of the metal panels for fabric, lots of carbon fiber, nosebowl, wingtips, floorboards, panel, interior, etc. Has belly pod and 35's, extended cub gear with AOSS, gear is covered and AOSS has fairings on them, gained about 8 mph for both of those. Still weighs about 1300 lbs, just hard to get anymore out of a Husky.
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    If 1300 lbs is with pod and 35s that sounds decent. Seems like a similarly equipped Cub could weigh that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    There was a fellow out west who put his into an EXP category. He removed the c/s prop as well as other things. His objective was to lighten the airplane and get better STOL performance. I have not hear how it performs now compared to when he started the process.

    Kurt
    I guess Ill spend some time here now that the Husky site is no more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    There was a fellow out west who put his into an EXP category. He removed the c/s prop as well as other things. His objective was to lighten the airplane and get better STOL performance. I have not hear how it performs now compared to when he started the process.

    Kurt
    I guess Ill spend some time here now that the Husky site is no more?

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    This is a great site Robb, good guys and gals here!

    Kurt

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    Looks like my new hangout. Hopefully FlyHusky comes back on line. If not maybe we can start another one

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    From what I understand, it will be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    What shock system is better on the Huskys? TKs or Acmes......hehehe
    AOSS is best on Husky, STC for extended cub gear.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    From what I understand, it will be back.

    Kurt

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