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Old 12-13-2020, 10:47 AM
jliltd jliltd is offline
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Location: Rancho San Lorenzo
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I have a hangar neighbor with an Oshkosh workmanship awarded Javron cub with XO-370 (200hp) and Catto prop. It is an amazing airplane. Great flyer with phenomenal performance. Full G3X Touch with autopilot and all the options. It smokes my 200hp constant-speed prop Husky in the climb. No so much in the cruise (prop differences). On take off I can hold the stick back in my belly and firewall it and it jumps off the ground (at 6,000' density altitude). This Javron is also faster than any Super Cub I have flown with the same control harmony that has endeared the type from the 1940's through today. He's got it up for sale so I am trying to get a few more flights in it before it's gone.
(a few more airplanes too)
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Old 12-13-2020, 12:55 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Highland Village, TX
Posts: 4,142

Originally Posted by Jpm757 View Post
".... I am looking seriously at the Javron Super Cub as an alternative, but would gladly wait for a Van's rendition if I knew for sure it was at least on the drawing board. ...."
Another data point listing right-now-demand for a 'RV Super Cub'. CC models were the second largest pie slice in this 12/9/2020 article which had a section on what was completed in 2019. Jump straight to the pie chart.

(Re: completions in 2019).

“As one would expect, Van’s Aircraft led the way: 199 of the new aircraft were RVs. The RV-7 took the lead, with 51 examples. Second place was a surprise—in more ways than one.
 CubCrafters...’s interesting when you consider that the Carbon Cub kit costs about twice that of a quickbuild RV-7."



Who would build an RV Super Cub?

I would.
Doug Reeves (your host)
  • Full time: since '07 (started it in '96).
  • Typed in the EMB-505 (Phenom 300). Available for contract work. (resume).
  • Part time: Supporting Crew Member CAE EMB-505 Level D Sim @ KDFW.

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Old 12-14-2020, 07:59 AM
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rv8bldr rv8bldr is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pakenham, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 593

A second vote for the Bearhawk (patrol in this case).

RV-8 C-GURV (Flying since Nov 2004) - Sold
Scratch building 4pl Bearhawk
Flying a '79 Maule M5-235C

President EAA 245 Ottawa, ON
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:30 AM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 499

Originally Posted by emsvitil View Post
The various Bearhawk models are fabric fuselage and aluminum wing.

Aluminum and aluminum would be different......
The Bearhawk Patrol is on my list of projects. Really impressive numbers.
Brian J.
Boston, MA
RV8 Based at ORH - Purchased
RV8 - The Project #83313 - Under Construction
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:32 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 1,756

I'm build a Carbon Cub now and the kit is just amazing. They aren't kidding when they say "everything" is included in the kit, they even send you storage bins with all the hardware pre-organized with easy re-order QR codes.
RV-14A #140376
N196 (Flying)
2019 Bronze Lindy

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