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Video: Super Cub Pilot Needs Mere Feet to Take Off

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posted on May, 7 2011 @ 02:47 AM
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Just wanted to share this video.. its just mind blowing.. watch the whole video
I like the part where he go from 0 miles pr hour to flying... lol




Alot more info here about the plane and the pilot


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posted on May, 7 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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!!!!
WTH kind of engine is in that thing??
Nvr mind ima read up on it.
Simply awesome landing and takeoff.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 03:15 AM
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It doesn't mention what the head wind is but it must be pretty heavy to allow this to happen.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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Holy crap, it is a forward flying helicopter for all intents and purposes.

The kids folks gotta have some cash.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 03:17 AM
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That's pretty darn sweet!
Apparently with a good enough head wind and a light enough aircraft you can do it. Never thought about it before, cool to actually see it.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Correct, its all about air speed over the wing.

Given you have a high enough headwind you could get a 747 to appear to hover, this is why aircraft speed is measured as "indicated airspeed (over the wing)" and "groundspeed".

None of the less its pretty cool to see aircrafts land in such conditions, the cub is a very robust piece of kit.
edit on 7-5-2011 by phantom150 because: spelling



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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I am with kennyb72. I think there must be an enormous head wind there. Cool avatar kennyb72. I knew gyrocopters could do this kind of stuff, but this is the first time I have seen a fixed wing plane do it. The pilot is a student only 17 years old. He is working towards his A&P certs. His dad helped him modify the plane. He is competing against pilots who have more flight time than he has been alive.



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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Haha, aye, that thing is landing in what is probably in the range of 25-30ish mph headwinds... A Super Cub can take off at around 35 or so mph - he pratically landed in a parking space, pretty amazing.

Did you know a Super Cub with Tundra tires can actually touch down on water?

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