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Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:07 am
by SheepdogRD
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?

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:00 am
by SuperFly
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! ;)

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 1:58 pm
by sonex293
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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Michael

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:53 pm
by jak
We are currently in the process of building our second nose wheel superstol it is a reality Jak

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:47 pm
by SheepdogRD
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?

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:39 pm
by SuperFly
Oh, come on Jak! You can't leave it at that!!! show us... Please!

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 7:41 pm
by scubarider2
Nothing wrong with a nose wheel :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Dennis

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 11:41 pm
by SheepdogRD
scubarider2 wrote:Nothing wrong with a nose wheel :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Dennis

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...

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:06 am
by gkremers
Dennis,
Nice picture of your plane, looks like it was taken at Jekyll Island.

Gary

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:48 am
by jak
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

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 12:13 pm
by scubarider2
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:
Dennis

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 7:57 pm
by jak
Here is a picture of the first nose wheel Super Stol. Jak

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:37 pm
by scubarider2
Sure would like to have me one of those. Think the factory would trade mine even? 8)
Dennis

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 10:21 pm
by SheepdogRD
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.

Re: Just Aircraft Ships Kit #500

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:39 am
by bluemax
Are those the 21" Matco mini Bush tires on 8" rims? What propeller is that?
That is one good looking airplane . . . .