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Piper J-3 Cub Photo

Finally—a Cub ARF with no compromises!

This Cub .40 ARF marks a dramatic advance in assembly ease and scale accuracy. It's both 90% factory-built and truer to the original plane than most other R/C versions—from its barndoor ailerons to the accurately proportioned wing, fuselage, rudder and stabilizer.

  • Excellent first sport-scale kit—assembles quickly, maneuvers well and lands slow and easy.Huge Wingspan IMAA-Legal 81"

  • Reproduces the full-scale aircraft with amazing accuracy, using precise CAD engineering and data from original Piper 3-view drawings.

  • Roomy radio compartment simplifies installation of on-board components and provides space to install a fully detailed cockpit and pilot, if you wish.

  • Fiberglass cowl comes factory-painted to match the fabric covering—precision-formed, ready-to-paint replica cylinder head is also included.

  • Includes an adjustable engine mount; premium-quality, Great Planes brand hardware; and decals for authentic markings and N-numbers.
Ailerions Photo
Though many Cub kits settle for strip ailerons, this ARF uses authentic "barndoor" ailerons to maximize realism. Dual aileron servos add precision and authority to control response for crisp maneuvers. The linkage simplicity makes aileron set-up a snap.

You can be flight-ready in 15-20 hours! The prebuilt, all-wood major sections come precovered with fabric. Lightweight, it resists scratches, tears and punctures better than most films.
Cut away wing photo

Cut away of struts Photo
Here's another advantage this ARF offers compared to most other Cub models: wood wing struts, already sanded into an airfoil shape. They provide a more authentic look than flat struts, and improve the model's flight performance by keeping drag to the absolute minimum.

Parts layout photo

Stock Number: GPMA1311
Wingspan: 81 in (2055 mm)
Wing Area: 984 in² (63.5 dm²)
Weight: 8.5 lb (3.86 kg)
Wing Loading: 19.9 oz/ft² (61 g/dm²)
Fuselage Length: 49 in (1245 mm)
Requires: 2-stroke .40-.65 cu in or 4 stroke .52-.70 engine & 4-channel radio with 5 servos
PDFProduct Manual - Parts Listing - Accessories Needed

Technical Data: control throws, center of gravity, etc.