The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem (fore and aft) seating, it was intended for flight training but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time.
This Piper Cub is a very low-hour aircraft, it has been in storage since the late fourties after being damaged during a storm.
R.A.R. bvba imported the aircraft from the USA during July 2008.
It was recently sold to a new private owner who ordered a complete restoration to airworthy condition.
A set of clipped wings was found in the USA and restored for use on this aircraft.
Both wings were covered with ceconite.
The fuselage was sandblasted and powercoated.
Covering the fuselage with ceconite.
Fuselage and wings painted
Assembled and ready for installation of engine and flight controls.
Continental C.85-12F engine installed.
Restored cockpit with leather seats.
Ready to go.
After 62 years this Piper Cub is ready again for a new life as a clipped wing version.
This J.3 is probably one with the lowest hours since new (1542 hrs)