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'41 Cub Project For Sale

Roy B

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Complete 1941 J3C-65 project for sale. Complete aircraft and all logs. Has PA-11 landing gear (solo from front seat). Metal prop. Tail surfaces recently recovered. No current damage, flown extensively as recently as July 2011 but did not pass annual. Multiple problems - disagreement among AIs as to what is needed. Approx. 650 SMOH. Serious and sophisticated buyers only. Best offer over $12K. Located in Massachusetts. Could be ferryed with minor engine work.

Would consider trade plus cash for a better Cub.

NOW SOLD 10/25

Roy B
 

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Other than the cabane bungee lugs, what are the differences between J3 and PA-11 landing gear? Why does it allow solo from front?
 

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I'm not sure but it does. I suspect that the wheels on the PA-11 gear are set slightly more forward. A lightweight pilot can fly mine OK from the back seat but a heavy guy (over about 180lbs) will not be able to get the tail up on take off before it flies. All PA-11s are solo from the front I think. But the J3 and the PA-11 share the same type certificate. Others would know more than I do about this. I weigh 230lbs and my partner about 200. We both fly it from the front seat solo.

Roy
 

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I've owned both a 3 and an 11 for close to half a century now. The 11 gear is not set further forward.
 

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I saw a good lookin PA-11 today, Jim. and that back seat looked so comfortable, it was plush; I don't see why anyone would trade the back for the front, except I guess for panel access and visability.
 

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That's not a bad price for a ferryable cub.
 

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My 11 needs a total restoration now, but when I flew it, I preferred flying it from the rear. It was too noseheavy when I was in the front. From the front, always made me nervous when landing on soft sand.
 

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