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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhuntster View Post
    Congrats! Who are you training with in NC? I have been wanting to get some time in a cub, but I don't fit in them very well at 6'3"!
    Will be flying with Brandon at http://tablerockaviation.com/ Leif at 40 mile air, is your size and one of the best Cubs pilots I have ever seen.
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    I know several 6'+ cub drivers.
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    I'm 6 3 and have a couple hundred hours in the back seat... you just have to want it.

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    First, congrats to stid for getting up and going on the TW.

    Second, if one is in AK, I took 8? 10? hours of Cub training with Steve at ACME Cub training: I run 6'4" and 260 and that training was in the winter. Previously I took a similar 8 - 10 hours in an early model -18....much narrower; fortunately in Texas, so winter gear was NOT required.

    Us larger lads can fit in -18's. Easier to fit in a -12 though

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    Thus far almost all of my Cub flying has been in the pattern, so today a friend and I went out for a longer excursion in the mountains. Saw a set of wolverine tracks climbing out of the East Fork Eklutna Valley and followed them over the ice field for miles until they dropped into Eagle River valley via Thunder Gorge. My gosh, it was a cool day in the air. I've been in those mountains in a 172 a lot of times before, but it is somehow different in a Cub moving at a slower speed and feeling like you're right there among the peaks with almost nothing between you and the mountains. Very, very cool.

    I can't wait to read your reports when you're flying in state, Steve. Perhaps we'll need to plan a backcountry meeting when we're both up and running on off-strip landings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Thus far almost all of my Cub flying has been in the pattern, so today a friend and I went out for a longer excursion in the mountains. Saw a set of wolverine tracks climbing out of the East Fork Eklutna Valley and followed them over the ice field for miles until they dropped into Eagle River valley via Thunder Gorge. My gosh, it was a cool day in the air. I've been in those mountains in a 172 a lot of times before, but it is somehow different in a Cub moving at a slower speed and feeling like you're right there among the peaks with almost nothing between you and the mountains. Very, very cool.

    I can't wait to read your reports when you're flying in state, Steve. Perhaps we'll need to plan a backcountry meeting when we're both up and running on off-strip landings.
    Sounds like fun,, bad weather as of late has slow my progress. Hope to be able to get some more time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Thus far almost all of my Cub flying has been in the pattern, so today a friend and I went out for a longer excursion in the mountains. Saw a set of wolverine tracks climbing out of the East Fork Eklutna Valley and followed them over the ice field for miles until they dropped into Eagle River valley via Thunder Gorge. My gosh, it was a cool day in the air. I've been in those mountains in a 172 a lot of times before, but it is somehow different in a Cub moving at a slower speed and feeling like you're right there among the peaks with almost nothing between you and the mountains. Very, very cool.

    I can't wait to read your reports when you're flying in state, Steve. Perhaps we'll need to plan a backcountry meeting when we're both up and running on off-strip landings.
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    Looking for thoughts and advice on this plane,, not having any luck being able to get training in the CC and this aircraft has peaked my interest of course being in my home town is nice too.

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    One of the things to think about flying around up here is how are you going to fix problems. If you have a Piper fabric aircraft type or a Cessna you can usually find any part you need in one hour max (If not at Stoddards than of plane parked on runway). Same for small Lycoming or Continental motors. Blow a jug on a Jabiru and your plane could sit on a hillside for a month in September waiting for a new one, weather, and someone to fix it. That plane itself is a cub clone and I have heard good things about it. Be patient and for the new medical update. Go see Don Lee in Talkeetna and get some pacer time on skis, He had a cub a few years back also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boneguy View Post
    One of the things to think about flying around up here is how are you going to fix problems. If you have a Piper fabric aircraft type or a Cessna you can usually find any part you need in one hour max (If not at Stoddards than of plane parked on runway). Same for small Lycoming or Continental motors. Blow a jug on a Jabiru and your plane could sit on a hillside for a month in September waiting for a new one, weather, and someone to fix it. That plane itself is a cub clone and I have heard good things about it. Be patient and for the new medical update. Go see Don Lee in Talkeetna and get some pacer time on skis, He had a cub a few years back also.
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    Thanks,, they just got a Citabria at prolite in Fairbanks and will be doing Ski and TW training with it. Going to try to do some training with them. I spoke with Mr Don, but he don't have a cub anymore and I'm thinking I want to stick to tandem style AC. I got my TW in a Super Decathlon, so I was thinking it will be similar.
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    I have heard good things about them as well, but Denny's point is very valid. If I was in the market for a non-cub light sport I would look closely at the Just SuperStol. Same issues with the engine, but the performance is pretty amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    I have heard good things about them as well, but Denny's point is very valid. If I was in the market for a non-cub light sport I would look closely at the Just SuperStol. Same issues with the engine, but the performance is pretty amazing.
    I watched some videos of landings in the Just Super Stol. Very forgiving...plant it on and that is where it stays. I would love to fly one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    I have heard good things about them as well, but Denny's point is very valid. If I was in the market for a non-cub light sport I would look closely at the Just SuperStol. Same issues with the engine, but the performance is pretty amazing.
    Cory, I did look them over good when I started looking at flying again. Lots of hurdles, insurance, training, these are kits, so who built it, parts and maintenance, unique power plants.....

    This one the 2011, is the same one in this video talking about a new power plant. N419BD Loading gear into it looks like it would be very difficult as well.

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    Sounds like you have a good plan, the Citabria is a great plane . BUT, if you ever get the chance Don is a great person to fly with and learn from. He has my old pacer and if I did not have my cub I would fly that plane any day of the week. If you want to be good in a tailwheel a pacer is a GREAT teacher!!!!
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    +1 for Don Lee in Talkeetna...Got my float rating from Don when we both listed brown as our hair color, (about 11 years ago)...great guy...quality lodge and really a wealth of experience and information...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    No Sir, training with a CFI, will by operating under light sport rules. Watching what happens with this 3rd class reform that is pending before I make a purchase, if things remain the same I'm looking to buy a Carbon Cub LSA-EX.
    Is this 3rd class reform something new? That's been kicking for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim in anchorage View Post
    Is this 3rd class reform something new? That's been kicking for years.
    Not new, but gaining steam. They just in the last few days reintroduced a new bill and this time it will allow IFR also. The FAA reform is supposed to be in the final review process. I'm going to write all 3 of our "so called reps" today to ask that they support the new Pilotís Bill of Rights 2, H.R. 1062 and S.571, I do believe it will see some sort of approval in 2015. I'm optimistic but will not buy until they make a decision as I believe it will have an effect on light sport plane prices.

    I also urge all pilots to write them as well and ask that they support these bills. We all get older and and as pilots we are smart enough to self regulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Not new, but gaining steam. They just in the last few days reintroduced a new bill and this time it will allow IFR also. The FAA reform is supposed to be in the final review process. I'm going to write all 3 of our "so called reps" today to ask that they support the new Pilotís Bill of Rights 2, H.R. 1062 and S.571, I do believe it will see some sort of approval in 2015. I'm optimistic but will not buy until they make a decision as I believe it will have an effect on light sport plane prices.

    I also urge all pilots to write them as well and ask that they support these bills. We all get older and and as pilots we are smart enough to self regulate.

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    Thanks for the link stid that looks exciting. I let my medical expire 4 years ago and have been afraid to renew it. I have no conditions that are a automatic fail that I know of but some little things have been piling up. For the first time in my life I have to check "yes" on the 3 year treatment line and after what they did to LSP I don't want a fail on my record.
    Keeping my fingers crossed but I won't get to excited till it really happens I have seen this before.

    Would you post our reps contact info? I noticed their names are conspicuously absent on the sponsor's list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim in anchorage View Post

    Would you post our reps contact info? I noticed their names are conspicuously absent on the sponsor's list.
    The little things do add up. Getting old is not for the faint of heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Thanks for that contact info stid makes it easy to remind them who voted for who.
    Yeah they do add up. And your health is enough to worry about without losing your 3rd added to it. There where a number of comments to the effect that many pilots don't go to a doctor routinely because they are afraid something may be uncovered that will hurt their FAA medical. That describes me to a T.

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