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I've never flown a Cub. But I always assumed it was a really easy to fly plane. Very simple...used as a trainer and the heart of aviation clubs before the ubiquitous Cessnas, right?
What I found, though, in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 -- with all the realism cranked up -- is that the J-3 Cub is pretty tricky to take off and land. In the simulation, at least, there's so much torque that it's hard to keep it moving in a straight line and tricky to keep it level as it lifts off.
Once it's flying, it seems like a great plane. But starting and stopping, it seems like a bear. Anybody know if that's realistic?
Common sense should always come first.
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