Engine: Original: Continental 65/ Current: Continental 85
Wingspan: 35 ' 3"
Top Speed: 87 mph (140 km/hr)
Gr. Weight: 1220 lbs (553 kg)
The quintessential American light plane, the Piper J-3 Cub introduced in 1938, evolved from the Taylor E-2 Cub. To this day, somewhat larger and much great horsepower successors are being manufactured. Worldwide J-3 production reached over 20,000. It was fitted with a variety of flat-four engines ranging from 40 to 90 HP-the vast majority being 65 HP. The Cub was known for being a very forgiving trainer. This machine appears in our air shows as the steed of the “Flying Farmer.”