I know only a cub will do what a cub will do. That being said, I'm looking for input on on some less expensive alternatives that still have decent STOL performance. I have been looking at 150 hp citabrias, stinson 108s and some older maules (m5 series). I have even looked at the zenair 701 but it seems a bit unproven at this point. I've heard some bad things about citabrias and I'm looking for some experienced input on any of these planes.