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2618 Park Street
Lake Worth, FL-33460
Phone: 561-547-7931
 

 

     
Kirby Miller
Copper Center, Alaska

Converted & Stretched Tri-Pacer
0 320 pumped up to 235HP with a 4 bladed, ground adjustable, Warp Drive Prop
1244 Empty Weight

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Cubby Comparision Statistics
J3 Cub / 85 HP Con. Prop 70-44

Cub Airfoil
Taylorcraft Airfoil
Cruise at 2150 rpm - 62 mph
Cruise at 2300 rpm - 72 mph
Full throttle 2570 rpm - 84 mph
Stall - 41 mph
Rate of Climb - 950 fpm
Takeoff - 280 ft
Cruise at 2150 rpm - 84 mph
Cruise at 2300 rpm - 91 mph
Full throttle 2570 rpm - 100 mph
Stall - 42 mph
Rate of Climb - 850 fpm
Takeoff - 325 ft

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The Davis Special is an experimental 4 place super cub type project with a 180 hp Lycoming engine and a 66" chord Riblett Airfoil wing. The riblett airfoil has a chord that is 1.5" thicker and 3" longer than a piper airfoil.

It is being built under the supervision of Steve Bryant who holds the STC for the Producer Aircraft. The Producer is a certificated 4 place Super Cub created by modifyig a PA-22 or PA-20 in many ways, most notably by stretching the fuselage by 24 inches and installing PA-14 wings.

First take of and first landing. Stalls at 25 mph indicated. Forgot to pack my GPS but airspeed indicator came out of my other plane and was right on so that looks right, Aileron control is pretty good at 30 mph at altitude. I need to spend some time with it to put it to the real test. Cruises at 110 mph indicated @ 2400.

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First take off

Super Cub with 66 Riblett Wings

Super Cub with 66 Riblett Wings

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Del Herbison
Super Cub with 66" Riblett full span wings (39') with 10' flaps
Stock 0-320 150 HP - burns 5.5g/hr imperial
82/41 prop
2250 rpm cruises 85mph
5hr range with Super Cub tanks
1134 lbs empty
no electric

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Bill Diehl
Alaska

Arctic Privateer / Arctic Tern with Taylorcraft wing

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John Faunce
Dunnellon, Florida
N710 JF


Plans built fuselage
D&E Wings. No Flaps
Lycoming 0290 D2 135hp.
Culver Prop 74X44
Clevlend wheels and brakes 8.00X6 tires
Aviation Products tail wheel
 
 
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Here are some pics of my Arctic Fox with the riblett 66" airfoil.
Wing span 39 feet
Engine 0-360 lyc
Empty wt 1215 lb
Cruise @2500 rpm 110-115 mph
Stall (light) mid to high twenties
Takeoff distance, really short!
First pic has my champ in the back ground - Thanks, soon again, Tom Young
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Mark Cizek
Experimental PA-12 with Riblett 66" wings

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Photo moments from building the J3;
by Joe Nowack of Spalding, MI

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