Piper J-3 Cub 25%
The Taylor E-2 Cub first appeared in 1930, built by Taylor Aircraft in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by William T Piper, a Bradford industrialist who had invested in the company, the E-2 was meant to be an affordable aircraft that would encourage interest in aviation. Later in 1930, the company went bankrupt, with Piper buying the assets but keeping founder C. Gilbert Taylor as president.
In 1936 an earlier Cub was altered by employee Walter Jamouneau to become the J-2 while Taylor was on sick leave. When he saw the redesign, Taylor was so incensed that he fired Jamouneau. Piper, however, had encouraged Jamouneau's changes, and hired him back. Piper then bought Taylor's share in the company, paying him US$ 250 per month for three years. Although sales were initially slow, about 1,200 J-2s were produced before a fire in the Piper factory ended its production in 1938.
After Piper moved his company from Bradford to Lock Haven, the J-3, which featured further changes by Jamouneau, replaced the J-2 Powered by a 40 hp (30 kW) engine, in 1938, it sold for just over $1,000. The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem (fore and aft) seating, it was intended for flight training but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time.
The Cub's simplicity, affordability and popularity invokes comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile.
Photo gallery Piper J-3
- Scale: 25% (1:4)
- Wingspan: 2.68 m (105.5 in)
- Length: 1.78 m (70 in)
- Wing area: 1.00 m² (1550 sq in)
- Weight: approx. 6.5 kg (14.3 lb)
20-27 cc 4-stroke,
like the OS 120 or OS 160 Boxer.
Kit includes: Photo gallery Kit content
- Stainless steel tube sandblasted fuselage
- Stainless steel sandblasted tail planes
- Streamlined scale struts
- Functional scale undercarriage and tail wheel
- Functional door
- Fibreglass cowling
- Scale wheels
- CNC-cut ribs and all plywood parts
- All balsa sheets and block
- Cedar and Obeche spars
- Scale aileron hinges
- Birch plywood pre-formed leading edges
- Carbon fibre tubes
- Rolled colour plans
- Building Manual
- Screws and laser cut stainless steel accessories
- Instrument panel
- Scale screws
- Linkages etc.
Required for completion: covering material, glue, radio equipment and engine.