Piper Cub J-3 (oz10930)


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Piper Cub J-3. Radio control scale model. Wingspan 1.8m. Scale is 1/6. For motors from 2.5 to 4 cc, with single channel RC.

Quote: "Good afternoon, Mary, I've acquired a very old balsa kit to try to restore and build, with the original plan. In order to protect this, I've had it scanned and duplicated. I thought that you may like to add this plan to your already vast collection of Piper Cubs. This one is a bit particular, being the 1/6 scale Chuck Hollinger version, drawn by Bill Dean in 1955, with all the annotations in French! The kit is from Berkeley's, produced in France for Albaco Europe. It differs in some details from the Hollinger Cub already on Outerzone in a few details, and is recognisable by the registration of the 'plane, N20311, seen on the tailfin.

I've added a couple of photos of the box, and the partly-built fuselage in the state I got it in; my challenge is to complete the build and get her to fly. It may take some time. The plan is full-sized, for printing on a B0-sized sheet (1000 x 1414) ... I hope this version can be of use to someone; meanwhile... Have a nice day Douglas"

Note see Piper Cub J-3 (oz256) for the original Chuck Hollinger design, as published in January 1955 Air Trails, along with full article text and supplementary plan and article showing construction of floats for the Cub.

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