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Great Planes - GPMA1311   735557013110 0735557013110
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Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub 40 Fabric ARF .40-.46,81"
 
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Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub 40 Fabric ARF .40-.46,81"
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LXLWH2
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329.99
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NOTES FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT
     This is a Piper J-3 Cub .40 1/5 Scale R/C Glow Powered ARF Airplane
                         Pre-covered in Solartex fabric.
90% Factory-Built and Truer to the Original Plane than Most other R/C versions.
          This kit is designed for the Beginner to Intermediate Flier.

FEATURES: Huge IMAA - Legal 81" Wingspan. Excellent first sport-scale kit - assembles quickly, maneuvers well and lands slow and easy. One-piece 81" bolt-on wing Reproduces the full-scale aircraft with amazing accuracy, using precise CAD engineering and data from original Piper 3-view drawings. Can be flight-ready in 15-20 hours. The prebuilt, all-wood major sections are precovered with fabric - real woven cloth, featuring a simulated, hand-rubbed lacquer finish. Lightweight, it resists scratches, tears and punctures better than most films. Roomy radio compartment simplifies installation of on-board components and provides space to install a fully detailed cockpit and pilot (both optional). Uses authentic "barn door" ailerons to maximize realism. Dual aileron servos add precision and authority to control response for crisp maneuvers. The linkage simplicity makes aileron set-up a snap. One-piece fiberglass cowl comes factory-painted to match the fabric covering and a precision-formed, ready-to-paint replica cylinder head is also included. Includes an adjustable engine mount; premium-quality, Great Planes brand hardware; and decals for authentic markings and N-numbers. Wood wing struts come pre-sanded into an airfoil shape. They provide a more authentic look than flat struts, and improve the model's flight performance by keeping drag to the absolute minimum. 90-Day Warranty.

INCLUDES: Photo Illustrated Instruction Manual, Decals, One-Piece Pre-Painted Fiberglass Cowl, ABS Dummy Engines, Adjustable Engine Mount, Hardware Package, Factory-Built Fuselage, Wings and Tail Sections, 9.1oz (270cc Fuel Tank, Firm 3-3/8" Foam Tires Mounted on Cub Rims, Pre-Bent Wire Landing Gear, Pre-Built Wing Struts, Clear Butyrate Windshield and Side Windows, Pushrods, Tailwheel Wire w/1" Tailwheel, CA Hinge Strip.

SPECS: Wingspan: 81" (2055mm) Wing Area: 984 sq in (63.5 sq dm) Wing Loading: 19.9 oz/sq ft (61 g-sq dm) Fuselage Length: 49" (1245mm) Weight: 8.5lb (3860g) Airfoil: Clark Y-Type, Flat-Bottom, High-Wing Center of Gravity: 4" (103mm) back from the leading edge of the wing. Control Throws: High Rate Low Rate Elevator: Up & Down 1-1/8" (28mm) 5/8" (16mm) Ailerons: Up & Down " (19mm) 9/16" (14mm) Rudder: Right & Left 1" (38mm) 1" (25mm)

REQUIRES: Engine: .40-.46 cu in (6.5-7.5cc, up to a mild .60-.65) 2-stroke or .52-.70 cu in (8.0-11.5cc) (4-Stroke) (52 for sea level only) Muffler: Sport or Pitts Style to fit into the cowl Radio: 4 Channel w/5 standard servos (specs per R&D 12/99) Y-harness: 1 (for aileron servos) Servo Extensions 12": 2 (for aileron servos) Misc Items: Propeller, Medium Fuel Tubing, " Latex Foam Rubber, Fueling System, 8-32 Tap/#29 Drill Bit, Building and Field Equipment, prop nut to match engine's crankshaft size.

COMMENTS: The pilot figure shown in the picture is not included, use 1/5 scale. Floats: This model does not have float mounts in it. The model would need to be modified to accept floats. The GPMQ1874 60-size Float Kit will work with this kit.

If a replacement fuel tank is needed, an 8oz (240cc) tank like SULQ1439 can be used. Some minor modification may be needed as this is not the exact shape of the original tank

This model is larger than the GP 40-sized Cub. 40 cub kit accessories will not fit (e.g., Super Cub conversion)

TECH NOTE: About joining wings- pg.6 of instructions says to test fit the wing halves and to sand any high spots on the root end of the wings so there is no gap when you join them. If there is too large a gap to sand away, it may be shimmed with a piece of balsa and balsa filler or epoxy. The idea is that the wing is straight upon assembly, and has no twisting motion at the joint. Epoxy gives more weight than balsa filler, or micro balloon filler which can also be used to fill the gap. This wing is flat-bottom and can be assembled on a flat surface. The landing gear wires are taped to the underside of wing support cardboard.

ldt/10-01 JAL 8/19/99 ir/jl updt jxs 10/11/04 updt jxs 11/16/04

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Accessories Needed
 
COMPLETION NOTES FROM THE TECH DEPARTMENT
KIT IS CONSTRUCTED OF BALSA/PLYWOOD AND COVERED IN FABRIC. REQUIRES: .40-.46 2-STROKE OR .52-.70 4-STROKE ENGINE, 4-CHANNEL RADIO, ALL THE ITEMS IN THE 1 OPTION OF THIS GUIDE, MISC. BUILDING AND FIELD EQUIPMENT. INCLUDES: HARDWARE, CUB WHEELS, DECAL SHEET & BUILDING INSTRUCTION BOOK. WILL ALSO NEED A PROP NUT--SIZE WILL DEPEND ON ENGINE CRANKSHAFT.

Accessories for the Great Planes Piper J-3 Cub 40 Fabric ARF .40-.46,81"

Primary Accessories Radio & Engine Equipment Building & Field Equipment Optional Accessories
 
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 LXH447 Futaba Servo Extension 16" J
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6.49   In Stock
 LXK129 Great Planes Silicone Fuel Tubing Standard 3'
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2.79   In Stock
 LXK134 Great Planes Ultra Precision Fuel Filter
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3.79   In Stock
 LXK135 Great Planes Easy Fueler Valve Glow
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13.99   In Stock
 LXL430 Hobbico Latex Foam Rubber 1/4"
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3.99   In Stock
 LXCC39 O.S. Spinner Nut 20-48
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7.29   In Stock
 LXDGME Tactic Y-Harness 20" Futaba J
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8.99   In Stock
 LXHY28 Top Flite 11x6 Power Point Propeller
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2.99   In Stock
 LXJA89 Tower Hobbies TOWER Power Glow Plug
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5.49   In Stock
 LXUK84 Tower Hobbies TS-53 Standard Servo U
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8.99   In Stock
 LXRXC4 Tower Hobbies TOWER Power 10% Airplane Fuel Quart
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6.69   In Stock
Subtotal for this Group of Accessories: 77.98  
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Primary Accessories Radio & Engine Equipment Building & Field Equipment Optional Accessories

 
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