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 opposed, air-cooled, piston 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.
The engine family been installed in thousands of aircraft, including the Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee/Archer, Grumman Tiger, and many home-built craft. It has a factory rated time between overhaul (TBO) of 2000 hours or twelve years.
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. The Lycoming IO-390 is an O-360 which has had its cylinder bore increased by 3⁄16inches, developing 210 hp (157 kW) SEE MORE ON WIKIPEDIA
Super Cub Comparison from //www.kitplanes.com/