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#5572509 - 01/30/15 12:50 AM J3 Short Takeoff
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Just wanted to break up the winter chill.
Enjoy!

-JR


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#5572610 - 01/30/15 06:58 AM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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Cool video..did you even make it to a step or just yanked her off the water. Got to admire you Alaskan pilots.
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#5572829 - 01/30/15 08:31 AM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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Man those Cubs and their pilots are impressive!

Is there lots more friction to the water versus a hard runway? And how old is that plane?
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#5572961 - 01/30/15 09:24 AM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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Cool Video!!

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#5573820 - 01/30/15 05:13 PM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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He didn't have any cargo so he just pulled it just as he got on step.

There is alot more friction taking off on floats, and they are heavier. The plane was originally built in the 40's. (100 hp)

-JR

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#5575296 - 01/31/15 04:33 PM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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A Otter would have just landed on the sandbar.... no floats needed roflmao
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#5579441 - 02/02/15 09:59 PM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: hoof n wings]
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Originally Posted By: hoof n wings
A Otter would have just landed on the sandbar.... no floats needed roflmao


But you would need a loan for the fuel ....
-JR

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#5579488 - 02/02/15 10:31 PM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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Cool video, that is impressive.
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#5579796 - 02/03/15 07:58 AM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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Some skills right there.
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#5585597 - 02/05/15 10:33 PM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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I bet you could Hog hunt out of a J3? confused2 up
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#5585603 - 02/05/15 10:38 PM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: Gilliland440]
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You could hog hunt out of a J3 as long as you weren't flying into a headwind, in that case the hog would outrun you.
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#5585983 - 02/06/15 08:37 AM Re: J3 Short Takeoff [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Man those Cubs and their pilots are impressive!

Is there lots more friction to the water versus a hard runway? And how old is that plane?



Strong little Suckers up
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