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Piper Cub: J-3/J-4/J-5

Piper Cub: J-3/J-4/J-5 (6)

E2 Cub

The Taylor E2 Cub was a two-seat tandem low powered aircraft with a high-wing and fabric covered tubular steel fuselage, fabric covered wooden wings and open cockpit. It was produced from 1930-1936.

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Power for the Cub

Power for the Cub

February 2005- Piper's ubiquitous Cub—from the humble J-2 through the PA-18 and all the variants in between—has always been known as a design that could be successful when equipped with virtually any powerplant that happened to be available.Unfortunately, in its early days there were not that many reliable engines from…
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Cub on Floats

Cub on Floats

05-13 Flying Mr. Piper’s 1930s classic off water may seem straightforward to tailwheel pilots, but has some novel hazards. Photos: Keith Wilson The J-3 is an amazingly versatile little airplane that taught thousands of servicemen to fly in World War II, so it’s no surprise to find that it makes…
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Cub Resurrection: Part Two

Cub Resurrection: Part Two

October 2012   At the end of the last episode Bob Berg, the owner of the 1939 Piper J-3 Cub and I had just driven to Lompoc, Calif. to attend the West Coast Cub Fly-in. That annual event took place July 6-8, 2012. I had hoped when I agreed to…
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Cub Resurrection: Part One

Cub Resurrection: Part One

September 2012 Here are a few of the things I’ve learned during the restoration of my neighbor’s 1939 Piper J-3 Cub. There weren’t any self-locking nuts in 1939; every bolt in the airplane is safetied with a cotter pin. The parts book is a joke. The Cub Club organization is…
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Piper Cub

Piper Cub

E2 Cub The Taylor E2 Cub was a two-seat tandem low powered aircraft with a high-wing and fabric covered tubular steel fuselage, fabric covered wooden wings and open cockpit. It was produced from 1930-1936. J-2 Cub The Taylor J-2 Cub (later also known as the Piper J-2 Cub) is an…
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Piper Cub and the Reed Clipped Wing Conversion

Piper Cub and the Reed Clipped Wing Conversion

In the early 1930s businessman William T. Piper became involved with the Taylor Aircraft Company. C.G. Taylor designed a light aircraft with steel framework, tubular struts, rubber shock cord landing gear and wood wings with spruce spars. The first production Cub, called the E-2, was soon flying with the A-40…
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