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Tower Hobbies 1/5 Piper J-3 Cub 40 GP ARF .40-.46,81"

Fly the plane that got America airborne! The classic Cub took to the air in 1938 and in the decades since has trained hundreds of thousands of pilots. The simplicity of construction and easy handling that made the original so popular are what makes this
Item Code: 1/5 Piper J-3 Cub 40 GP ARF .-166
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This is the Tower Hobbies, Radio Controlled, Glow Powered
Almost Ready to Fly 1/5 scale Piper J-3 Cub Airplane.
Designed for the Beginner to Intermediate Flier.

90% Factory-Built and Truer to the Original Plane than Most other R/C versions.





Construction: Balsa and ply
Covering: High quality shrink film
Cowl: Painted fiberglass
Wing: One-piece 81" bolt-on wing, IMAA legal, wood struts are
pre-sanded into an airfoil shape for a more authentic look than
flat struts, and also to minimize drag, Struts are REQUIRED to
safely fly this airplane. It must not be flown without struts
under any circumstances
Aileron Control: Dual servo, with "barndoor" type ailerons for
greater realism
Engine Mount: Two-piece composite construction, Adjustable
Landing Gear: Prebent wire, 3-3/8" (85.5mm) foam tires, 1" (25.4mm)
Fuel Tank: 9.1oz (270cc)
Build Time: Flight-ready in 15-20 hours,
Warranty: Tower Hobbies guarantees this kit to be free from defects
in both material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This
warranty does not cover any component parts damaged by use or




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,
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




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 ¾" (19mm) 9/16" (14mm)
Rudder: Right & Left 1½" (38mm) 1" (25mm)




Engine: .40-.46 cu in 2-stroke (Some modifications required) or
.52-.70 cu in (8.0-11.5cc) 4-Stroke
Muffler: Sport or Pitts Style to fit into the cowl
Radio: 4 Channel w/5 standard servos
Y-harness: 1 for aileron servos
18" Servo Extensions: 2 for aileron servos
Misc Items: Propeller, Medium Fuel Tubing, ¼" Latex Foam Rubber,
Fueling System, 8-32 Tap/#29 Drill Bit, Building and Field
Equipment, prop nut to match engine's crankshaft size.

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