Video: Surprisingly Bad Way to Stop Fast

A long-legged Super Cub lands a little short.

When it comes to aircraft modifications, things happen in Alaska that don’t happen in the lower 48. Here is one of those things, a Super Cub with at least a few mods from the look of it, the most noticeable of which is a very long landing gear extension.

Now, what exactly is the reason for the grasshopper gear is a good question to ponder, but an even better one might be, "What is the natural tendendency of a very tall, top-heavy object on long spindly legs?" The answer to this latter question can be seen and not read in this video captured at Lake Hood a short while ago.