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J3-C65 Clipped Wing Cub for sale

JimC

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O-200 ?
How did you manage that? Standard category Reed Clip Wing is explicitly prohibited by the Type Certificate from running more than an A75. Are you limiting power by panel placard?
 

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Here is some clipped wing Taylorcaft info that is interesting :


Re: Clipped L2 info

Dave - Good idea. I forgot about that option. My instructor had reassembled the DCO-65, but the wings were clipped before he got the project. I asked him about it a couple years ago and he said it was done 'ala Duane Cole'. Unfortunately, he has passed since then and we lost a huge wealth of knowledge and experience with these little planes.

Chet - I haven't had a chance to fly a stock DCO-65 or L-2. I've flown J-3's, Champs, Citabrias, etc, but I still preferred the handling and qualities of that clipped DCO-65. Other than the worn out engine, it seemed to perform well. It certainly wasn't a hot ship to land.

However, I can see this isn't a popular idea. That is worth taking into account as I plan this project.

Maybe a better question is what most folks want when they clip a B model. Less float and better crosswind handling? Speed and handling? Aerobatic capability? My interest is more in line with the first two items. I have a Pitts S1 that covers my acro needs.
 

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My direct crosswind limit on grass in a longwing J3 is 27 mph, gusting 33. How much direct crosswind capability do we need?
 

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Sounds like a good project and Duane Cole could sure put a T-cart through its paces! That symmetrical wing might behave a little like a Decathelon’s.
 

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"Not much, with any more crosswind it’s just easier to land crossways on the runway".

I'm not a good enough pilot to do that. When the wind is that strong and that gusty, the J3 is popping up and down too much for me to spot land it. And, if you miss you get to play games with the trees at the edge of the runway.
 

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It is nice to visit places that have trees!
 

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I am an avid R/C nut . I have a 1/4 scale Ace Balsa kit that is never going to be built .........
 
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