The Piper Aircraft Corporation in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, U.S.A manufactured one of the all time classic light aircraft, the Piper J3 Cub, and by the time production had ceased in 1947 with some 14,125 versions made. Being described as "simple", "economical", and above all "slow", the J3 Piper Cub is indeed a classic. During 1938 an improved version of the J3 Cub was introduced and William Piper took the opportunity to standardise the colour scheme, just as Henry Fords model T's were all black, so William Piper's Cubs were all bright yellow with black trim, a colour scheme that is a vibrant now as it was then!
This latest model from Hangar 9 recaptures the spirit of that bygone age in aviation, offering the R/C pilot a large scale relaxing and easy to fly model.
The J3 Cub is as much at ease doing slow touch and go's as it is at being used as a training aircraft; and just like the full-size handles both of these tasks with consummate ease.
Thanks to its large size of eighty-inch wingspan and light wing loading it is capable of taking off and landing at a realistic scale speed, and of course it has superb slow flight characteristics.
A lot of attention has been made in getting the Cub to look as good as it flies.
It is constructed from top quality balsa and C.N.C machined plywood parts resulting in a rugged, lightweight airframe, which is then covered in an authentic Piper Cub yellow colour scheme complete with registration letters using UltraCote. The scale look is further enhanced by the addition of a pre-painted fiberglass cowl complete with dummy "Lycoming" cylinder heads. One piece aluminium landing gear with dummy bungee suspension and scale Piper Cub "balloon" wheels, along with bolt on airfoil shaped aluminum wing struts also features for extra scale realism.
A comprehensive hardware pack, crystal clear windows, and a fully illustrated assembly guide make getting this Cub into the air easy and the two-piece wing and bolt on two-piece tail make transporting this great model to the flying field even easier.
The Hangar 9 Cub is a delight to assemble and an absolute joy to fly.
Hangar 9 Piper J3 Cub Features
- Accurate scale outline
- Authentic Piper Cub colour scheme
- Pre-painted fiberglass cowl with dummy cylinder heads
- Aluminum undercarriage
- Scale "balloon" Cub wheels
- Bolt on "airfoil" wing struts
- Comprehensive illustrated assembly guide
- Complete, quality hardware pack
- Pre-formed crystal-clear windows
- Scale flying characteristics
- Two-piece wing for easy transport
- Very light wing loading
- Bolt on rear stabilizer
Engine Size:Evolution 40-61 2 stroke or 60-91 4 stroke (not included)
Indoor / Outdoor:Outdoors: Scale
Kit / Ready-Built:ARF
Number of Channels:4 channel
Servo(s) included:5 servos required - not included
Weight:3000 - 3400g