Piper J-3 Cub from VA Models


What the Ford T represented for car transport, popular Piper J-3 Cub means for sports aviation. There was produced  over 3,000 from 1937 year until the US entered the war. With the military orders, for which yellow had to be replaced by olive,the production increased to one L-4 Grasshoper (as the military designation read) every 20 minutes. And hundreds of them still fly today …

Our Piper J-3 Cub is designed to for advanced pilots who like aerobatic flying, but it is also suitable for recreational, relaxed flying, where we can say that this model is ideal for all novice pilots , who has at least a few successful flights on the PC simulator or has experience with flying models with ailerons.

We tried to make the model visually and flight balanced, the design of the model contains many details, 3D plastic engines imitations, exhausts and many other elements that make the model very attractive and majestic.

The fuselage is structural and it’s completely assembled and reinforced. All electronics can be installed inside the fuselage, the installation doesn’t spoil the appearance of the model. The rudder and elevator are glued to the locking system, so settling and gluing is a matter of a few seconds. The wings are demountable and have a specially designed profile for multiple flight modes. The two-wheel chassis is spring-loaded and removable. The rear steerable spur is sprung.

You will need at least a four-channel transmitter, but we recommend the standard 6-channel type, which allows independent control and adjustment of aileron servos, adjustment of deflections, exponentials, etc. 



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Wingspan: 1500mm (59.1 in)
Length: 1040mm (40.9 in)

Weight: 950 g (2.1 lbs)
Wingspan 1500 mm
Length 1040 mm
Weight 880-950 g (dep. on the RC equipments)
Servos 4
Material EPP
Functions Rudder, Elevator, Ailerons, Motor
Level ARF


Recommended Equipments

Brushless motor 250W, 950-1250ot/V
Propeller (by the engine) 10-12″, 11×4.7″SF
ESC (speed controller) 30-40A
Servos 4x microservos (+-2,5kg stroke)
Battery Lipol, LiIon 11,1V, 2200 – 3300mAh
Adhesives CA + activator, LA
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