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Piper J-3 Cub- 40% Scale


We are pleased to release a set of drawings for a 40% J-3 Cub. The three sheets of detailed drawings, designed by noted giant scale modeler Jim Messer, also comes with a full color 38 page photo instruction manual on CD with 183 detailed construction photos you can view in larger detail with your computer. This sport scale Cub is a delight to fly and has over 30 successful flights on it before the plans were released.

The plane has a 14 foot two piece wing with a 26" chord, fuselage length of 108" and weighs 42 lbs. Ready to fly. The wing area is 4368 sq. in. for a wing loading of approximately 22 oz. per sq. ft. The prototype was powered with a DA-100 swinging a 27x10 prop, but engines as small as the Zenoah GT80 would be fine. This is not a beginners plane, but anyone who has built a giant scale plane should have no problem. The wings are constructed using a building fixture made from scrap wood you have in your shop. The plane is covered in Ceconite and painted with Behr latex paint. The formula for the Cub Yellow in Behr paint is included in the instructions.

Price is $86 delivered in the USA. A fiberglass cowl is available for $50 plus $15.00 shipping. Plans are shipped rolled via the US Postal service. Out of county orders are shipped folded and shipping is extra.

To see a video of one of the first customer built planes, click this link:


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