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Fun With The Smith Super Cub

The Super Cub at a backcountry airstrip.

Fun With The Smith Super Cub

On Saturday I couldn’t stop myself from going out to play with the cub again. It was a beautiful day and I had a chance to sneak away for an hour or so. (This is a common problem anytime I have a little extra time.) All the video was shot with a GoPro point of view camera from various angles by myself.

The experimental Smith Super Cub is one I rebuilt after an accident a few years ago. It has a Lycoming O-360 with about 190 horsepower.

The Lycoming O-360 is a family of four-cylinder, direct-drive, horizontally opposedair-cooledpiston aircraft engines. Engines in the O-360 series produce between 145 and 225 horsepower (109 to 168 kW), with the basic O-360 producing 180.[1]

The engine family been installed in thousands of aircraft, including the Cessna 172Piper Cherokee/Archer, Grumman Tiger, and many home-built craft. It has a factory rated time between overhaul (TBO) of 2000 hours[1] or twelve years.[2]

The first O-360 certified was the A1A model, certified on 20 July 1955 to United States CAR 13 effective March 5, 1952 as amended by 13-1 and 13-2.[3] The Lycoming IO-390 is an O-360 which has had its cylinder bore increased by 316inches, developing 210 hp (157 kW)  SEE MORE ON WIKIPEDIA

Super Cub Comparison from //www.kitplanes.com/

Jim Hoddenbach
Jim Hoddenbach has channeled his dual passion for aviation and photography into two successful businesses and a lifetime of amazing memories. As an A&P IA Mechanic with 30 years of experience, Jim has provided decades of dependable, professional, and quality work through Aero Services to his fellow aviators at the Skypark Airport. Jim also founded Canyon Air Photo with fellow pilot and friend Steve Durtschi, providing their keen eye and amazing aerial photography skills for hire. Jim's excellent photography is often on display along with his engaging articles. A Certified Flight Instructor, Multi Engine Instructor, fixed wing and rotorcraft pilot, and husband and father, Jim never stops working to improve his life, and the lives of those around him. Jim is a true Disciple of Flight.
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