It must be a blast to fly around all over the countryside in a Cub with the door open. If you learn in a tricycle gear aircraft, you have the same limitations as you would have as being only able to drive cars with automatic transmissions.xxx I had some 100 hours of J3C when I transitioned to learn to fly a C-150, which had a radio, and a starter, and... It took me 3 takeoffs and landings to learn to fly a tri-gear coming from the J3C...
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Repeat as required At least that's how it worked in the ones I flew. I guess that means short cross country flights between fuel stops, especially if 1 or 2 gallons is unusable. I'd love to fly a Piper Jetguy, although your wife may always be a Cannuck at Heart, I'm sure she'd take sunny San Diego's winter weather any day over Welland's.
I can drive to Welland in one hour via the highways.
But If you've already got a couple 200 lb people inside you're about 75 lbs over-gross if your fuel is full.
Oh yes, Wally / Jeff put the 85 hp electric start engine (C-85) in place of the hand-prop 65 hp engine.
" Then it hit me: "here I am, on a warm spring afternoon.
The sun is shining, the wind is in my face, and I'm sitting in the back seat of a Cub FLYING! " I think I logged 60 hours in that cub that summer, the rest was in PA-12's and PA-18's.
(Although I would love to fly one coast to coast one day.) By the way, my wife's a Cannuck - she was born and raised in Welland.
Jetguy, but with a 90hp motor and an extra fuel tank.
What's the round object that's located on top of the engine cowling just ahead of the cockpit windshield? Cub had fuel tanks in it's wings with a gravity fed fuel system like that in a Cessna 150. I know the wings are made of a fabric covered metal tubing structure, so why would they have fuel tanks in them?
It has a vertical rod of some sort sticking up out of it. Anyhow, I guess the fuel tank is located between the engine firewall and the back of the front instrument panel, thus the fuel cap's location. JBird had it right, most J-3s have 12 gallon tanks. you really don't have a lot of range, but then the Cub was never designed to be a cross country airplane.
Have you gone on any long cross contry flights in your Cub that lasted day? That's how I learned to fly, and as little kid I took it perfectly for granted to get up before dawn and go to the local field and go flying... xxx Miss Msllsmith - if you get tears in your eyes, I did so too. I stopped flying them when I was about 18, in 1961, and never touch one again until age 57, nearly 50 years later, in 1999.