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An aviation classic recreated in 2 great sizes.

Great Planes has taken their computer designed technology and penchant for scale accuracy to new dimensions, with a complete series of kits based on one of the most popular aircraft designs of all time - the Piper J-3 Cub.

With 2 sizes to choose from, there's a Cub kit to suit any modeler's tastes and budget. But they both share the benefits of Great Planes' advanced engineering, resulting in models that are amazingly easy to build and fly. And with scale outlines taken from original Piper 3-view drawings, these kits boast a very realistic Cub profile, with incredible attention to detail.

Both Great Planes Cub kits feature computer-designed and drawn plans, interlocking die-cut wood parts and straight, strong structures. Building is further simplified by preshaped leading edges, pushrod routing holes and virtually all-balsa exteriors. The 40- and 60-size Cubs feature barndoor ailerons.

  • Everyday sport flying with nearly unlimited flight envelope.
  • Accepts popular sizes of gas engines or electric motor systems.
  • Prebuilt using high-strength wood, fiberglass, carbon-fiber and aluminum.
Piper J-3 Cub 40

Piper J-3 Cub 60


Man flying the Piper J-3 Cub
Wing build-up
Piper J-3 Cub
Radio compartment
Cowl
Piper J-3 Cub

SPECIFICATIONS - Piper J-3 Cub 40

Stock Number
GPMA0160
Wingspan
Standard Wing: 76.5 in (1945 mm) Clipped Wing: 61.5 in (1560 mm)
Wing Area
Standard Wing: 820 in² (52.9 dm²) Clipped Wing: 653 in² (42.1 dm²)
Weight
6.5-7.5 lb (2.95-3.40 kg)
Length
49 in (1245 mm)
Requires
2-stroke .40-.60 cu in or 4-stroke .48-.70 cu in; 4-channel radio; 2+ rolls MonoKote

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SPECIFICATIONS - Piper J-3 Cub 40

Stock Number
GPMA0162
Wingspan
Standard Wing: 90 in (2285 mm) Clipped Wing: 83 in (2110 mm)
Wing Area
Standard Wing: 1123 in² (72.4 dm²) Clipped Wing: 1037 in² (66.9 dm²)
Weight
9.5-12 lb (4.31-5.44 kg)
Length
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Requires
2-stroke .60-.90 cu in or 4-stroke .70-.91 cu in; 4-channel radio w/5 servos; 3+ rolls MonoKote

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