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    Default Carbon Cub in the hangar!

    Hello all,

    After keeping my eyes on Carbon Cubs on-and-off since 2010, I am very happy to be the new owner of Carbon Cub #119. No previous tailwheel experience (6.1 hrs in a J3 on floats, 550 hrs in Cirrus SR22, and 650 hrs in the Eclipse 500), having a blast so far! The deck-angle on climb-out is insane.

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    The plane is currently S-LSA registered; I am thinking of going E-LSA for maintenance and the ability to do mods (without paying for MRA). Are most CC these days E-LSA? One downside is that my local maintenance shop can not work on planes without a type certificate, they are researching where the E-LSA falls (I can always hire a mechanic on the side).

    The plane has a GDU370 installed (Performance VFR Panel), and I am thinking of turning it into a G3X by adding the GEA24 Engine Indication unit, and maybe the GSU 25 ADAHRS.

    I am ecstatic about LSA part prices. The battery for my Eclipse is about 4 AMU, for the Cub 0.05AMU. The parts for the backup battery service bulletin (which my plane does not yet have) is $399. It is a different world!

    I am quite active on COPA (Cirrus Owners & Pilot Association) and a board member of EJOPA (Eclipse Jet Owners and Pilots Association), hoping to become an active participant here as well.
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    Marcus,
    As a fellow COPA member I welcome you to the fun side of flying. You will find our friend Bob Anderson hanging around on this site, and as always is a wealth of knowledge. Beautiful plane by the way!
    Alex
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    Marc
    Send me your email we'll send you an invite to Florida Cub Flyers. We have a Flyin every month from Sept-May. All over the State. There's one this Sat by Naples. There one coming up Dec at grass roots not far from Gainesville (toys for tots) think there were 10-12 Carbon Cubs and S2s there last year. You better get a plane cover for that Cirrus they get dusty sitting in the hanger.
    Chuck

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    Welcome to the family, Marcus! As Chuck said, the Florida Cub Flyers is a great group to get involved with... they have lots of fun flying around to different events. I think you have already been contact by Larry Robinson, but if not, let me know & we'll hook you up. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

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    Chuck and Kathy - thanks for the suggestion to join the Florida club. John Moreland emailed a few of their newsletters last week, will send in the membership application next week.

    Sold the Cirrus a few months ago, so only the Eclipse and the Cub left. Perfect opposites.

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    There is an Florida Cub Flyers overnight trip to River Ranch, (Lakeland area), on January 10th that may sell out.

    I converted to ELSA and my shop has no problem working on the airplane. For anything significant, or rigging, you want to take it to West Palm beach anyway.
    I bought a new Carbon Cub in January of this year and traded it in on a new one that I pick up next month with the 3x touch. Better avionics than I have on my Phenom 100 for 10% of the cost.
    A jet and a carbon cub are the perfect combination, one to fly, one to get somewhere in a hurry. I hope you love flying it as much as I do.
    Lou Meiners

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    Quote Originally Posted by WetCub View Post
    A jet and a carbon cub are the perfect combination, one to fly, one to get somewhere in a hurry.
    Welcome Marcus! Another COPA convert here. I'll confess I fly a bizjet as well; the combo with a CC is great.
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    Hi Marcus, and welcome to the cub driver ranks!

    Here at the factory I get to fly many of our aircraft, and N80DB ended up staying here as an inventory bird for a bit after it was built. As a result it got used for photo shoots for ads. So, your new bird is just a little bit famous! Thought you might appreciate seeing your bird in a different environment so below is a photo shot at a local grass strip, and then featured in one of our ads (that's me doing the flying honors!)...

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    Randy Lervold

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    Awesome! It is a beautifully built plane. I watched your recent YouTube video's on take-offs and landings, very well put together.

    Earned my TW endorsement today. Now the fun begins.

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    Congrads Marcus! Let the fun begin!!

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