Flight security is something all pilots talk about. They live it, acknowledge it, and consistently would like to pick it in their everyday lives in the avionics world. For the Super Cub fan, the Extended Slotted Wing from Dakota Cub offers pilots the chance to improve their wellbeing edge just as boosting the trip execution of the airplane.
Envision flying your Super Cub Slotxo at a high approach with the velocity marker perusing 20 mph, at that point folding into 60-degrees of bank and starting a climbing winding while at the same time choosing a force setting that is not exactly max speed! That is the run of the mill display that sells the Dakota Cub Extended Slotted Wing. The second most discussed nature of this wing is the capacity to have full flight control authority at high approaches. Not any more delicate controls, thudding it down, or wing drop on slow down.
Imprint Erickson, the organizer of Dakota Cub, started his strategic the 1990’s. All he needed was a Cub rib. Nothing from Piper was accessible at a sensible expense and since the Piper ribs were so delicate, he chose to fabricate his own. He applied current innovation to an old Piper wing that was initially produced for the YL-14 contact variant of the J5C Cub. The YL-14 wing was an opened wing. As indicated by Erickson, there were just 14 of these airplane worked before the finish of World War 2. They were explicitly designed for short departures of 100-feet and moves with high approaches. There are just two of these still noticeable all around today – one in Spain; the other in Nebraska.
The Dakota Cub Extended Slotted Wing has a few fluctuations when contrasted with the first Cub wing and the L-14 wing so far as that is concerned. Erickson modified the first Piper US35B airfoil utilized for the L-14. He built up a custom “T” molded expulsion with similar measurements that when utilized in building a bracket style rib, is lighter, less complex to work with, and more powerful than the first wing. Erickson got a STC for the new wing in 1993.
Erickson’s new rib just adds seven lbs to the heaviness of every unique Piper wing. The new wing has been fundamentally tried to in access of 2,200 lbs, notwithstanding, as far as possible the gross load to 1,750 lbs for the first wing or 2,000 lbs for those wings furnished with the Wipaire One Ton Cub STC. This fake decrease will ideally be changed later on. In the interceding years, Erickson has structured ribs and numerous different parts that are FAA PMA-ed for all cloth wing Pipers. Erickson was conceded the STC for the full-length driving edge opening in 1998. This space helps protect the limit layer of wind current at moderate velocities. What’s more, Erickson designed a made right wing and disposed of the tip bow giving the wing an extra 6% surface zone, expanded the folds which brings about 44% more fold zone, and pushed the ailerons outward 23-creeps to the edge of the wing. He considers it the “Broadened Wing.” The squared wing adds around 8 lbs to the first Piper wing.
Adding an opening to the Extended Wing includes another nine lbs for every wing, except the expanded wellbeing envelope from which to fly is certainly justified regardless of the exchange off. The flight qualities of the got down to business and opened wing, which Erickson calls the “Broadened Slotted Wing”, is the essential bit of leeway and accentuation with respect to selection of wings to remember for your Cub venture. The Extended Slotted Wing is the best performing wing offered by Dakota Cub. It has a 135-inch opening, a made right wing with 102-inch ailerons, and a 90.25-inch fold. Dakota Cub likewise offers the standard Cub wing and a made right wing without the space.
The Extended Slotted Wing is essentially a more secure wing. It allows a higher basic approach, more slow down speed, and for all intents and purposes kills the unexpected loss of lift rather than a straight wing. It defers the partition of the wind current from the wing surface, therefore aileron authority is kept up and as a rule the main indication of a slow down will be a higher-than-ordinary pace of not too bad. This wonder permits the sink pace of the airplane on way to deal with arriving to be constrained by power alone empowering an increasingly exact touchdown point unafraid of a wing slowing down or tumbling off on one side. The wing additionally has an improved move rate because of the ailerons being stretched out to the finish of the wing.