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1946 J-3 with Shark 3 Amphibious included

Pilotdennis

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I have a 1946 Piper J-3 with wind generator, 720 radio with mode "C" transponder for sale plane has less than 2300 total time. Engine has 138 since Major oerhaul. I have a set of "NEW" shark 3 Amphibious floats that go with it (never installed). I fly it almost every day so times will change. more3 photos on request. $49,000.00
Charles Bousfield
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Charles: Which engine is on the aircraft? Are the float fittings weld on? GUP
 

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I have a set of "NEW" shark 3 Amphibious floats that go with it (never installed).

Interesting; I saw a set of these amphib floats in FLA and they seem like a well built product for their intended application. Unfortunately, I don't see how you could legally install them on your J-3. Gary
 

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Declare "Experimental" until the STC is available ??
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Offer the airplane to the boys in Wisconsin to complete the STC approval process?

Unfortunately, with the current FAA, it is no doubt much quicker, and much cheaper, to purchase an existing Cub on floats and start enjoying the fun immediately.
 

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There are plenty of experimental cubs out there to buy or build.......a certified j3 is kind of an oxymoron especially since so many unlicensed people are rebuilding them
 

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The flight restrictions on a certified aircraft taken to any of the experimental categories are so restrictive that flying it for pleasure is out of the picture. No passengers, inspections and signed letters from the FAA for each individual flight, etc. It's nothing like building and flying an experimental plane. And once you take it experimental, you can't bring it back.
 

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A guy on our field has a Pacer that Baumann Floats was using to get an STC for their 2100A floats. It had an experimental airworthiness certificate for the flight testing with the floats and went back to a standard airworthiness certificate when it was put back on wheels. As long as it conforms to the TC (passes a conformity inspection by the FAA), it can be brought back.
 

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A guy on our field has a Pacer that Baumann Floats was using to get an STC for their 2100A floats. It had an experimental airworthiness certificate for the flight testing with the floats and went back to a standard airworthiness certificate when it was put back on wheels. As long as it conforms to the TC (passes a conformity inspection by the FAA), it can be brought back.
There is a guy up our way that has a PA-11 on Baumann amphibs and he does the same thing. Experimental while on floats then back to standard while on wheels in the winter. Now that Baumann is out of business he is trying to get a one time approval for the floats.

Larry
 

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It takes a full conformity check. Not practical for most. Also, while experimental, it cannot be legally flown with passengers or to any location other than designated test areas without first getting an inspection from and signoff by the FSDO before doing so. Take a GOOD look at the actual wording of the regs and restrictions before doing this. One of my friends had to buy a second airplane to use for regular flying after doing it. It sometimes takes him weeks to get an inspection and signoff prior to taking his experimental PA28 to Oshkosh each year.

If you want to stay legal, this ain't simple.
 

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OK, sorry to set off an explosion....The New Shark floats are 1600's and not for the GA J-3.
I just figured to get rid of brand new at of $16,000.00 floats it was an easy way!
It isn't my cub it belongs to a friend and may be sold already WITHOUT THE FLOATS!
SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION I MAY HAVE CREATED FOR THIS A-65 j-3 cub.
I do have a Don's dream machine motor for mine though..... That should start some action!
 

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