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J-3 Piper Cub 76" .40
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Cowl - GPM Cub 40 
76½ (61½) in
820 (653) sq in
Wing Area:
49 in
6½ to 7½ lbs
.40-.61 cu in
Engine 2C:
.48-.82 cu in
Engine 4C:


One of the most widely recognized aircraft ever produced, the Piper J-3 Cub is available with Great Planes' computer designed and drawn engineering—resulting in outstanding scale accuracy and easy assembly.

This model has been created using actual 3-view drawings of the original aircraft. The wing, fuselage, rudder and stabilizer are all recreated to scale. So are the barn door ailerons which are much more authentic in appearance than the strip ailerons found on other Cub Models.

The kit features precisely die-cut, interlocking parts and many "extras" for smooth scale building—like leading edges which are already notched for automatic rib replacement, and nearly all-balsa construction (which is easier to finish and cover than the poplar ply construction of other Cubs).

Best of all, if you've successfully built and flown a trainer, you can succeed with a Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub. For smooth, scale-like flight, build the standard wing. For hotter aerobatic performance, build the clipped-wing version.

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  A Favorite with Scale Model Builders, the Cub is Now Available with the      
Great Planes Unique "Computer Design and Drawn" Engineering, Resulting in
Outstanding Scale Accuracy and Easy Kit Assembly.

FEATURES: Nearly all balsa construction for easy finishing
Includes all parts and instructions to build either the standard or
aerobatic "clipped wing" version
Exact scale outline is taken from original Piper 3-view drawing
Top quality Great Planes hardware
Realistic "barndoor" ailerons instead of strip ailerons found on
most Cubs
High quality shaped balsa leading edge, pre-notched for wing ribs
Scale wing struts, landing gear fairings, dummy engines for both
sides of the cowling, numerous decals as well as many "how-to" tips
for creating additional scale details
Detailed instruction booklet and plans

SPECS: Wingspan: 76.5" (standard version)
61.5" (clipped wing version)
Wing Area: 820 sq in (standard)
653 sq in (clipped wing)
Weight: 6.5-7.5lbs
Length: 49"
Center of Gravity: 3-5/8" to 4-3/8" back from the leading edge .
Wing Loading: 18-21oz/sq ft
Degrees Incidence: Engine Thrust: 2 RIGHT 0 DOWN
Stabilizer: 2.5
Wing: 2.5 (flat bottom is 0 to engine)
Control Throws Each Way: High Low
Elevator: 1-1/8" 5/8"
Rudder: 1-3/8" 1"
Aileron: " UP " UP
11/16" DOWN 7/16" DOWN

REQUIRES: Engine: .40-.60 (2-stroke) and Pitts muffler or .48-.80 (4-stroke)
Radio: 4 Channel w/Four Servos
Covering: Two 6-Foot Rolls w/Matching Paint
Misc. Items: 3-3/8" Main Wheels, 1" Tailwheel, Wheel Collars,
Fuel Tubing, 12oz Fuel Tank, Propeller, Foam Rubber, Flex cable,
Building and Field Equipment.

COMMENTS: The spinner nut shown on the box are Fox's (polished).
Full Wing Dihedral is 5/8"
Clipped Wing Version Dihedral is "
Decal sheet CUB4D01 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:
Two 3" x " Black NC42517
Two 11-3/8" x " Black lightning stripes
Two 1" x 1" Red, Brown, Black & White Piper Cub logos
Two 3" x 5/8" Red, Black & White Great Planes logos
One 4" x 1-1/8" Black & White instrument panel
Two 1" x " Black & White Piper logos
Two " x 3/16" Brown & Black Sensenich logos
Two 5/8" x 1/8" Black & White Continental logos
Decal sheet CUB4D02 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:
One 23" x 5" Black NC42517
One 9-1/8" x 2-1/8" Black NC42517
One 28" tapered Black stripe

11/10/93 NHH
updt jxs 10/13/04
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