My own logbook has entries covering about 20 hours in a Mudry CAP 10, and a few cherished hours in a Wag Aero "CUBy" (a J3 clone) with EAA's Gene Chase in the front seat whispering sage advice over the intercom. But that was long ago. My recollection of spins in the CAP 10 (a sumptuously French all-wood beauty with 180 horsepower, a bubble canopy and Spitfire-like elliptical wings) was that they were smooth and easy — nothing to fear at all. I contrast that with spinning a Cessna 152, which snapped over in a heartbeat and quickly filled the windshield with a rotating kaleidoscope of tall pine trees. And as for flying the tailwheel CUBy on turf from the pit of a back seat, I recall clearly that I walked away in much greater harmony with all phases of ground handling — using throttle, brakes and rudder to the fullest during the taxi phase, takeoff run and the landing rollout. Once aloft, the CUBy flew like any other small airplane, except that I fondly remember cruising with the clamshell doors open and how it felt to smell each farm field as we flew overhead at less than 1,000 feet.