I was in Bettles a few days ago when a group of Cubs landed. One of them had exposed tubing on the aft, lower section of the fuselage. At first glance, it appeared a bear got the better of it but when I got a better look I had to conclude that either it was built that way or the bear did a mighty neat job. It sort of looks like a cross between a Super Cub and a 1909 Bleriot.
Anyone know anything about that plane? I hadn't heard about a field approval, or stc for that, but I'm not really a Cub guy....Experimental? I wonder what the advantage would be, other than the bit of weight advantage of losing that fabric. Exposed tubing would be more exposed to the elements, but on the other hand, moisture wouldn't get trapped back there either. I wonder how flight charactistics are? Any thoughts?.....Louis