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Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub .40 Size Kit GPMA0160

Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub .40 Size Kit GPMA0160
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Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub .40 Size Kit GPMA0160

A Favorite with Scale Model Builders, the Cub is Now Available with the Great Planes Unique "Computer Design and Drawn" Engineering, Resulting in Outstanding Scale Accuracy and Easy Kit Assembly.


  • Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub .40 Size Kit GPMA0160

  • Nearly all balsa construction for easy finishing

  • Includes all parts and instructions to build either the standard or aerobatic "clipped wing" version

  • Exact scale outline is taken from original Piper 3-view drawing

  • Top quality Great Planes hardware

  • Realistic "barndoor" ailerons instead of strip ailerons found on most Cubs

  • High quality shaped balsa leading edge, pre-notched for wing ribs

  • Scale wing struts, landing gear fairings, dummy engines for both sides of the cowling, numerous decals as well as many "how-to" tips for creating additional scale details


  • Detailed instruction booklet and plans


  • Wingspan: 76.5" (standard version) 61.5" (clipped wing version)

  • Wing Area: 820 sq in (standard) 653 sq in (clipped wing)

  • Weight: 6.5-7.5lbs

  • Length: 49"

  • Center of Gravity: 3-5/8" to 4-3/8" back from the leading edge .

  • Wing Loading: 18-21oz/sq ft

  • Degrees Incidence: Engine Thrust: 2� RIGHT 0� DOWN

  • Stabilizer: 2.5�

  • Wing: 2.5� (flat bottom is 0� to engine)

  • Control Throws Each Way: High Low

  • Elevator: 1-1/8" 5/8"

  • Rudder: 1-3/8" 1"

  • Aileron: �" UP �" UP

  • 11/16" DOWN 7/16" DOWN


  • Silver Series 25A Brushless Electronic Speed Control (GPMM1820)

  • 3.5mm Male Bullet to 2mm Female Bullet Adapter (GPMM3122)

  • 28-30-950 Brushless Outrunner Electric Motor (GPMG4560)

  • LiPo 1500mAh 11.1V 15C Battery Pack w/Balance Connector (GPMP0717)


  • Engine: .40-.60 (2-stroke) and Pitts muffler or .48-.80 (4-stroke)

  • Radio: 4 Channel w/Four Servos

  • Covering: Two 6-Foot Rolls w/Matching Paint

  • Misc. Items: 3-3/8" Main Wheels, 1�" Tailwheel, Wheel Collars,

  • Fuel Tubing, 12oz Fuel Tank, Propeller, Foam Rubber, Flex cable,

  • Building and Field Equipment.


  • The spinner nut shown on the box are Fox's FOXQ2700 (polished).

  • Full Wing Dihedral is 5/8"

  • Clipped Wing Version Dihedral is �"

  • Decal sheet CUB4D01 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:

  • Two 3�" x �" Black NC42517

  • Two 11-3/8" x �" Black lightning stripes

  • Two 1�" x 1�" Red, Brown, Black & White Piper Cub logos

  • Two 3�" x 5/8" Red, Black & White Great Planes logos

  • One 4�" x 1-1/8" Black & White instrument panel

  • Two 1�" x �" Black & White Piper logos

  • Two �" x 3/16" Brown & Black Sensenich logos

  • Two 5/8" x 1/8" Black & White Continental logos

  • Decal sheet CUB4D02 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:

  • One 23�" x 5�" Black NC42517

  • One 9-1/8" x 2-1/8" Black NC42517

  • One 28�" tapered Black stripe

  • Items needed to convert this plane to electric:

  • Motor: Sport Application, FUN500-27 (KONG2461)

  • Power Application, FUN600-18 (KONG2200)

  • Battery: Sport Application, 38A @ 14 cells (16.8V)

  • Power Application, 36A @ 16 cells (19.2V)

  • Aeronaut Prop: Sport Application, 14x6

  • Power Application, 14x7

  • APC Prop: Sport Application, 13x6.5E (APCQ3065)

  • Power Application, 14x7E (APCQ4145)

  • Speed Control: Jazz 40-6-18 (KONM3100)

  • Gear Drive: KPG 3.7:1

  • Drive Set: Brushless Set 500 Sport Application, (KONG5040)

  • Brushless Set 600 Power Application, (KONG5060)

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