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Friday, April 16, 2010
Carbon Cub SS On Floats Beats Water Champ
The last task is arguably the most visually exciting for its demonstration of sheer power-to-weight performance and other factors.
Enter Goliath: Phil Lockwood's legendary AirCam, a heavily modified ultralight Drifter with two engines that's legendary for it's short takeoff mojo on land and water. It can get airborne on one engine and climb at 200-300 fpm. Oh - and did I say that's off the water?
Carbon Cub has 180hp, the CubCrafters gang thought it would be fun to do.
The airplane's owner, Gary Lickle, had a grand total of 9 hours on floats, having just finished his float rating the week before.
"We thought it would be fun to see how we could do against them. We never expected to win, so it was great fun and a surprise to beat them."
Check out this video from CubCrafters and you'll get the full picture.
Posted by James Lawrence at 7:04 PM