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For now I am going LightSport (care not go into why I am). Which LSA would you aero gurus suggest. Would like to be able to fly 195 nautical miles. And would have 2 people totaling 275 lbs and would like to be able to add a little luggage. I was looking at the champ chief or cub.... have I fell and bumped my head? What’s your suggestions and I know it depends on the LSA/LSP restrictions. Viz etc

also as close to 100 HP for the summer months
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Should have clarified. Around 30k +\~
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Not looking to be a Debbie downer but....I was looking into something like this awhile back, my Godson who is an airplane mech. told me I'd be taking my life into my hands if I bought one and other then checking it out for me he wanted no part of it once I bought it.

In other words, he was dead serious about saying they were death traps. Over time I got him to add, Make sure you tighten every nut and bolt you can see before and after every flight, stay on top of maintenance and when in doubt, (weather wise) don't fly.
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You talking LSA or ULA ? So is he saying a J3 cub is a death trap?
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What is your flight experience?
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Aircoupe .But whatever you think about buying, have a aircraft mechanic give it a inspection.
why must you go 195 miles ?
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Ercoupe not a bad suggestion. They cruise a little faster than the ragwings (95kts?)

I've never flown a champ but I have 250 or so hours in a J3 cub and they are tight, many only have 12gal usable. Wife did not like it for that reason, she felt claustrophobic. Champ might be the better bet, I think they have more room.

On the other hand a clipped wing J3 with a C85 is a real gem to fly!
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Originally Posted by Scottdownsouth View Post
Aircoupe .But whatever you think about buying, have a aircraft mechanic give it a inspection.
why must you go 195 miles ?
not really a must but fiancé parents live that far. *
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What is your flight experience?
little to none. Few hours in a 172,few in a tiger and a few in a cub. None of which could be logged
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Rest in peace Stephen

Don't do it.....at least till more experience and buying power
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If you do....get a Draco
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Rest in peace Stephen

Don't do it.....at least till more experience and buying power

is a 30k cub,chief or champ really that unsafe? of course Id have it gone over with a fine tooth comb......
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Bud I have no idea....I get to the edge of a 30 foot tall building I get squeemish.
always hear the news stories....JFK junior for example....lack of training....just my uneducated opion
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Lol
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I better put my ring order in now!

Great day Bud!
Ton of rain this weekend for Y'all....be safe
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thanks bud
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little to none. Few hours in a 172,few in a tiger and a few in a cub. None of which could be logged
with all due respect, this is the unsafe part, not the plane mechanics
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with all due respect, this is the unsafe part, not the plane mechanics
thats why I am taking the LSP course and will be LSP certified before I buy....and will def be checked out in anything I buy......i wouldnt dare jump in a plane with no instruction and haul ass
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
thats why I am taking the LSP course and will be LSP certified before I buy....and will def be checked out in anything I buy......i wouldnt dare jump in a plane with no instruction and haul ass
I figured you would at least get licensed. But, from talking to all my pilot friends, its all about seat time. In most respects, the more you fly, the safer you become. Kind of like driving a car. Its the occasional flyer that has problems. I know i am stating the obvious, but I am doing it to remind me why I am not going to get into flying. Many times I have thought about selling the boat and getting a plane - but I just don't know where I am going to be flying to. Island hoping in the Bahamas is very attractive to me, but again, I'd want a fair amount of seat time before trying that.

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