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Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby SheepdogRD » Fri May 16, 2014 12:07 am

EAA's eHotline for May 15th includes the Just Aircraft news release announcing shipment of its 500th kit: http://spirit.eaa.org/news/2014/releases/2014-05-15-justac-kit-500.pdf.

It includes this line: "Buildable as a taildragger or tricycle gear aircraft, the SuperSTOL can be fitted with regular or tundra tires, floats or skis..."

Wow -- a nosewheel on a SuperSTOL?
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby SuperFly » Fri May 16, 2014 8:00 am

I read that too Dick, and noticed a few other inaccuracies in the press release. I don't know who wrote it, but it certainly wasn't exactly accurate. The builder that bought that kit lives near me, he and his grandson are building it together. His grandson has been over to help me on mine almost every week since they decided to look into a SuperSTOL. They are not due to receive their kit until August. So they have not "Shipped" that many kits yet, but perhaps have "Sold" 500 kits. I know the Coonans put down their deposit just recently on their SS.

Based on that inaccuracy, I assumed the nosewheel on a SS bit was not correct either.

Remember, you can trust almost exactly 10% of what you read in the news. Far less than that if it is on the internet! ;)
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby sonex293 » Fri May 16, 2014 1:58 pm

I just got notified that my Highlander kit will be available for pickup on May 30th...I'm S/N JA371-04-14. The order was placed back in November 2013.

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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby jak » Fri May 16, 2014 5:53 pm

We are currently in the process of building our second nose wheel superstol it is a reality Jak
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby SheepdogRD » Fri May 16, 2014 8:47 pm

jak wrote:We are currently in the process of building our second nose wheel superstol it is a reality Jak


Wow ... could we see some pics, and get some information on it? Is there a SuperSTOL on floats in the future, too?
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby SuperFly » Fri May 16, 2014 9:39 pm

Oh, come on Jak! You can't leave it at that!!! show us... Please!
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby scubarider2 » Sun May 18, 2014 7:41 pm

Nothing wrong with a nose wheel :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby SheepdogRD » Sun May 18, 2014 11:41 pm

scubarider2 wrote:Nothing wrong with a nose wheel :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Agreed - nothin' wrong with a nose wheel. I was just amazed that a nose wheel would withstand the impact of one of Troy's high-descent-rate landings. I know they do those arrivals -- those controlled crashes -- on aircraft carriers, with nose wheels, but the military isn't trying to keep those planes light enough to do well with 100 hp.

I'm impressed that they can make it work on the SuperSTOL. I'd like to see pictures and get the details...
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby gkremers » Mon May 19, 2014 6:06 am

Dennis,
Nice picture of your plane, looks like it was taken at Jekyll Island.

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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby jak » Mon May 19, 2014 6:48 am

The nose wheel on the suoerstol wont do those carrier landings you have to land it more conventional but there are those of us who prefer our small wheel up front. Jak
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby scubarider2 » Mon May 19, 2014 12:13 pm

Gary, good eye! Yep, spent the week at Jekyll. Notice the bags :P
Jak, I am one of those that likes that little wheel up front. :wink:
I would be afraid to let Troy fly my bird...he may think he could land it like a helicopter :shock:
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby jak » Thu May 22, 2014 7:57 pm

Here is a picture of the first nose wheel Super Stol. Jak
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby scubarider2 » Thu May 22, 2014 8:37 pm

Sure would like to have me one of those. Think the factory would trade mine even? 8)
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby SheepdogRD » Thu May 22, 2014 10:21 pm

jak wrote:Here is a picture of the first nose wheel Super Stol. Jak

Grove gear and a nosewheel on a SuperSTOL ... very interesting. And good looking, too.
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Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

Postby bluemax » Fri May 23, 2014 8:39 am

Are those the 21" Matco mini Bush tires on 8" rims? What propeller is that?
That is one good looking airplane . . . .
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