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Piper J3 Cub

Post  F4U Corsair on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:50 am

This is the little plane used by Nate Saint for missions down in Ecuador, I think it is a very nice plane.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_J-3
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Cute plane!

Post  Navigator on Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:04 pm

It is nice to see a picture of it. It is so small...a lot smaller than I was thinking when I read about him.

It looks to be a two seater...and probably can't carry much extra.

Thanks for posting it!

God Bless you, Brother! cheers
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Post  F4U Corsair on Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:55 pm

Weight was a huge problem for him, and he came up with ingenious ways to overcome it. One thing he did was put in really cheap light seats and I believe he put a smaller radio in it. Those alone gave it quite a bit more capacity. BTW, Nate Saint is one of my heroes. I have a very small list of heroes and he's there. cheers
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Post  The 16th Pilot on Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:36 pm

This airplane looks almost as much like a toy as the Peashooter.
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Post  F4U Corsair on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:43 pm

It is amazing how much Nate Saint was able to make his little J-3 do. He came up with ways to increase its range, and useful weight load, even a way to talk to somebody on the ground via telephone. He was really a genius.
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Post  Navigator on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:34 pm

Yes...I think if you are going to be a missionary pilot, you had better be creative and inventive.

You could end up in circumstances that cause you to think beyond the regular way of doing things.

Plus, you would have to be able to work with the supplies you have on hand at the time.

That lends itself to creativity! Very Happy

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Post  The 16th Pilot on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:15 pm

I had the privilege of flying a J3 Cub. I didn't get to take-off or land, but I did get to do some flying once we were up in the air. I was sitting in the front, the Pilot-in-command sits in the back. It is soloed from the back seat. It is a sweet flying airplane. It's the only plane I've flown with a stick instead of a yoke, and it felt very natural. It didn't have hardly any instruments in the cockpit, it was very similar to this:
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