Piper Cub

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeTwo seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsJ-3C-65 - One 50kW (65hp) Continental A-65-1 flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch propeller. PA-12 - One 75kW (100hp) Lycoming O-235 flat four.
  • PerformanceJ-3C-65 - Max speed 148km/h (80kt), typical cruising speed 132km/h (71kt). Initial rate of climb 450ft/min. Service ceiling 12,000ft. Range 402km (217nm). PA-12 - Max speed 183km/h (99kt), normal cruising speed 170km/h (90kt). Service ceiling 12,600ft. Range 580km (313nm).
  • WeightsJ-3C-65 - Empty 290kg (640lb), max takeoff 500kg (1100lb). PA-12 - Empty 430kg (950lb), max takeoff 795kg (1750lb).
  • DimentionsJ-3C-65 - Wing span 10.75m (35ft 3in), length 6.79m (22ft 3in), height 2.03m (6ft 8in). Wing area 16.6m2 (178.5sq ft). PA-12 - Wing span 10.83m (35ft 6in), length 6.74m (22ft 1in), height 2.08m (6ft 10in). Wing area 16.7m2 (179.3sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating for two in tandem in the J-2 and J-3 Cub, J-4 Cub Coupe and PA-11 Cub Special, three in the J-5 Cub Cruiser and PA-12 Super Cruiser, and four in the PA-14 Family Cruiser.
  • ProductionProduction includes 348 E-2s, 1169 J-2s, 20056 J-3s (including 5677 military O-59, L-4 and NE), 1251 J-4 Cub Coupes, 1506 J-5 Cub Cruisers, 1541 PA-11 Cub Specials, 3759 PA-12 Super Cruisers and 238 PA-14 Family Cruisers.

The straightforward and sparing Cub is a standout amongst the most decently adored light flying machine ever, and helped make flying a moderate diversion for a huge number of pilots in the years encompassing World War 2.

The Piper Cub started life as the Taylor E-2, planned by C.g. Taylor. Amidst 1930, his organization, Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation, went bankrupt. Agent William Piper, who had made expansive benefits from the oil business, obtained the advantages of the organization and structured Taylor Aircraft Company with C.g. Taylor as the Chief Engineer.

Mr. Flautist needed to create a basic and financial preparing flying machine, and the result was the E-2. The model was controlled by a small 15kw (20hp) Brownbach Tiger Kitten motor. The flying machine was horribly underpowered with this motor, however in any event, as Tiger Kitten equivalents Cub, it was the wellspring of the model name for the E-2. After the Tiger Kitten had been supplanted by a Salmson D-9 motor, true flight was at last attained. Be that as it may, as this French motor was fabricated to metric sizes, the new 28kw(37hp) Continental A-40 was introduced in the second E-2, and with this motor the Taylor E-2 Cub was guaranteed on June 15 1931.

The organization kept building the E-2 under the Taylor flag from 1931 to 1936, 348 being inherent aggregate.

While C.g. Taylor was sick, Walter Jamouneau revamped the E-2 Cub in ahead of schedule 1935, and the new sort was named the J-2 Cub. It emphasized a reexamined tail shape, a fuselage with a faired-in back turtledeck and a shut cockpit, another airfoil wing with adjusted wingtips, an overhauled cowling and a more extensive track undercarriage. Mr. Taylor was not content with these improvements and consequently chose to leave the organization to structure Taylor-Young Company.

The primary trial J-2 was a change of an E-2 and first flew in ahead of schedule 1935. The principal creation airplane followed in December that year. The airplane was fueled by the 28kw (37hp) Continental A40-3.

Viable November 1 1937 the organization name was changed to Piper Aircraft Corporation, while proceeding with generation of the J-2.

Amid 1936-37, the J-2 was enhanced and redesigned, bringing about the J-3 Cub. The competitive J-3 turned into a runaway deals achievement and a few thousand were sold before the USA's passage into Ww2. From that point on, all J-3 creation was for the US Army Air Force, initially as the O-59 which rapidly turned into the L-4. Additionally the US Navy requested the air ship, as the NE-1.

Prewar Piper additionally manufactured the J-4 Cub Coupe with side by side seating and the three seat J-5 Cub Cruiser.

Post bellum Piper returned to regular citizen generation with the J-3 later turning into the PA-11 Cub Special. Late form PA-11s were controlled by a 65kw (90hp) Continental C-90 and had expanded reach. The PA-12 Super Cruiser has seating for three and an all the more compelling Lycoming O-235 motor, while the four seat PA-14 Family Cruiser framed the premise for the Super Cub.

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