My apologies in advance, if I shouldn't post these here. This is a J3 screenshot thread but there appear to be nothing but official screens here. So I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes by posting these here, too. If I am, please remove them. That being said...
I got a chance to spend some quality time in the J3 Float this morning off Oahu:
Cutting across Kaena Point on the island's northwest corner:
Lands end: Kaena Point itself:
Following Farrington Highway down the western shore:
With the shoreline below me, the ridgeline to Makua Keaau Forest Reserve towers above me:
The Makaha Valley stretching into the mountains to the east with Makaha Beach directly below. That point of land roughly on a level with my pontoons jutting into the Pacific on the right holds the Maunalahilahi Botanical Gardens:
Over the water off Oahu's long eastern shore:
Kuala Regional Park occupies the point of land behind my pontoons. Pearl Harbor lies beyond the long ridgeline to my right:
Kahalulu and He'eia State Park share the coastline below me:
Forward slipping to lose both altitude and airspeed quickly for the landing. Although my nose is pointing frame right, my line of flight is slightly toward frame left:
It's easy to identify a slip. Notice the crossed control surfaces:
Still slipping in:
Straightened out just before touchdown:
I love the bobbing effect you get in the J3 Float:
Hope I haven't overdone it with these screens but I find the J3 to be a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting aircraft to fly. I love its responsiveness in spins, slips, and turns and the true sense of flight it provides. It's very easy to suspend disbelief and start thinking that you're in the real deal.
My hat's off to the folks at A2A.