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Piper J-3 Cub ( 109 in. / 276.9 cm )

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Piper J-3 Cub

Bud Nosen's Piper J-3 Cub

For generations of pilots, the object of our nostalgic affection is the Piper Cub. Introduced 75 years ago, the J-3 established the idea of a simple, inexpensive and easy-to-fly trainer. In the 1940s and 1950s, more pilots learned to fly in J-3 Cubs than any other model. Even if you’ve never sat behind the controls of one, you understand the importance of the J-3 to general aviation history. If you have flown a Cub, well, you don’t need to be told it’s one of the best-flying light airplanes ever made.

This wingspan of this model J-3 is 109 inches = slightly more than 9 feet! The plans suggest an engine of .60 to .80. Aside from the LARGE size, the construction is not very different than a smaller (50 inch or less) model J-3, The fuselage has formers, longerons and etc.; the wing and vertical/horizontal stabilizers are "typical" as well. It would be beneficial to have a very good friend at the balsa lumber yard.

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Sources: http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/pistons/piper-cub
Details: Full Details
ID: 94585
File Size: 2.9 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Sport
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:More-Than-1.20-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 109 in. / 276.9 cm
Publisher: Bud Nosen
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Bud Nosen
Weight:10.5 lb.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 09/01/2016 03:32
Updated: 16/05/16 04:21:41pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:94585
Keywords:Piper J-3 Cub scale pilot trainer sport airplane large scale
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Sport
Wingspan: 109 in. / 276.9 cm
Wingspan Class:More-Than-260cm (102in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:More-Than-1.20-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:10.5 lb.
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Bud Nosen
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Bud Nosen
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