J-3 Cub

Number of Active Aircraft: 212 Active- Map


Built 1937-1947

One ot the best known light aircraft ever produced, the J-3 cub was developed by the piper aircraft company and produced between 1937-47. Built with tandem seating, it is one of the models of simplicity.

A popular trainer in the preworld 2 era, the aircraft was outfitted with numerous different engines. Over 19,000 were produced, and many are still in service today. Most J-3 cubs can be distinguished from later piper cubs by the open cowl around the cylinder heads.

The varients of Cubs include a range of 40 -65 hp continental and lycoming engines.

Fuel Cost ($):
General Stats:
Seat Capacity: 2
Empty Weight: 680 lbs
Max Weight 1220 lbs
Useful Load: 540 lbs
Engine Name Continental A-65-1
Engine Number 1
Horsepower 65 HP
Never Exceed Speed: 0 kts
Stall speed: 0 kts
Service Ceiling: 11500 ft
Max Fuel 9 Gal
Performance/Efficiency Metrics:
Cruise Speed(75%BHP): 65 kts
GPH (75% BHP): 3.3
MPG (75% BHP) 19.7
Range (75% BHP): 105 nm
Fuel Cost Per Seat Mile 0.15 $
Fuel Cost Per Hour 19.8 $
MPG per 1000 lbs of Payload 10.64
F-T (Speed^2/FuelBurn) 12.8 HP
F-T Payload 6.9 kts
MPH To HP: 10 kts
T/O Roll - T/O over 50 FT OBST 0 ft / 730 ft

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