The Gears Of This Piper After Being Dropped 15ft Show Pure Engineering Magic

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The good ol’ Piper Cub. Born in 1938 and still alive, kicking and produced today (in different variants), this aircraft is incredibly popular. Across all its variants, almost 20,000 have been produced and are used all around the world.

A Piper Cub in World War II livery. | Łukasz Golowanow & Maciek Hypś / Public Domain

Because of its light weight,  incredibly low stall speed of 38 mph and affordable pricing, this aircraft is perfect for bush pilots. From Montana to Alaska to any remote place in the world really, if something or someone needs to get to a place with 20 feet of landing room, this aircraft can do it, which brings us to its landing gear. 

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As you’ll see in the clip below, the Cub’s landing gear can take an incredible pounding. Since a lot of its pilots land on uneven terrain like mountain tops, river beds etc, it was constructed that way for a reason. This should not, however, detract from the actual abuse these things can take without breaking.

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