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Events => Other Events => Topic started by: bweaver on June 13, 2017, 12:38:35 pm

Title: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 13, 2017, 12:38:35 pm

Let's have a CUB FUN-DAY on Sunday July 2nd from 1 p.m. on!

What an iconic aircraft the Piper Cub is!  Let's celebrate this fantastic aircraft by having a Cub Fun-Day at TEMAC Rogo Field.

It was this plane that got me into aviation and model aircraft...  I've never looked back. (Well only on occasion.)

Bring your Cub to the field.

If you don't have a CUB of any sort, any 'yellow aircraft' will do.

If you don't have a CUB or a 'yellow aircraft' any 'high-wing aircraft' will do.

If you don't have a CUB, 'yellow aircraft' or 'high-wing aircraft' any aircraft with a wing or two will do.

Just come out.  Have fun flying and enjoy the company of all the other TEMAC members that can make it.



Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 15, 2017, 07:38:16 pm
Great idea Bruce! As long as the weather is decent, I'll be there!
There were/are several versions of the "Cub" but probably the best known is the yellow J-3. While some sources say the J-3 first flew in 1938, a few list 1937 as the beginning of J-3 production, making 2017 the 80th birthday of the J-3! Happy Birthday!
Will change to Canadian markings on my Carbon Cubs to add Canadian content to this event, the day after Canada's 150th birthday!
With all these high number birthdays to celebrate, suddenly I don't feel so old! ;D
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 20, 2017, 10:31:55 pm
Bruce,

I'll try to be there.  I have an L4 Grasshopper.  It doesn't like me (???) but I will try my best to have it behave.

Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 21, 2017, 08:09:25 am
The video below depicts a young mans first flight in a Piper Cub. 

I was around seven.  Fortunately for me my next door neighbor owned one.  No one in his family liked to fly... so I would get invited to go along on occasion. 

He had it hangered at Buttonville.  At the time it was a very small airport.  We would fly to various airports around the area.  Land there. I would have a hot chocolate and we would take off and return home. Yes on beautiful days we would fly with the door open too.  Because I was small at the time (can you imagine) I occupied the front seat.  On a number of times I was allowed to fly it. (At least I thought I was).

Loved this plane.  Loved the experience.  Still love the plane. Thanks Uncle Wally and Piper.

Don't forget, a week from Sunday is Cub Fun Day at TEMAC.  Get your Cub(s) primed and ready to fly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMm1oJQQlOw
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: BJROB on June 21, 2017, 11:45:13 am
OH Yah lets fly some cubs...
great video too
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 24, 2017, 06:49:21 am
In 1937/38, a brand new J3 sold for $1000-$2000 USD...
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 24, 2017, 04:27:07 pm
Mr. Nutz,

Now a quarter scale electric model with brand name equipment goes for $1,000- $2,000!.

Of course in 1938 you would be wealthy if you pulled in $1,000 per year. ;D 

Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: sihinch on June 24, 2017, 05:01:09 pm
I can offer a quarter scale model with brand name equipment for just $600!
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 24, 2017, 09:40:46 pm
I can offer a quarter scale model with brand name equipment for just $600!
Maybe you should hang on to the quarter scale model Simon...at the same rate as the 1937 J3, your $600 model will be worth $45,000 in eighty years and you get to fly it in the meantime!
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 25, 2017, 02:04:05 pm
Mr. Nutz,

re: "... will be worth $45,000 in eighty years"

...but then we have to put up with Simon for another eighty years.

I suppose worse things could happen. ;)


Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: sihinch on June 25, 2017, 03:42:51 pm
Frank, you say the nicest things!