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eBay: Piper Cub 1944 J3-C-65 85 Horsepower w electric start

chuck2shaw

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This aircraft has an unusual serial number, 9400L. the FAA registry shows it is a Piper/Laudeman J-3C65, manufactured in 1945. Does anyone know what this means? It is registered in standard category.
 

longwinglover

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It means the aircraft was assembled from parts by Mr.(?) Laudeman and certified by the FAA to conform to the Piper J3 Type Certificate. This usually means that someone bought a set of wings, a fuselage, tail feathers, etc. and assembled them into a complete plane. Possibly the fuselage or wings were from a 1944 serial number L4 frame. Probably there was no paperwork to go with the parts.

The serial number would be one made up by Mr.(?) Laudeman as there was no clear (substantiatable) trail to a Piper serial number.

John Scott
 

dillardrg

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You are correct, Robert Laudemann of St. Joseph, MO built the cub from parts from 3 different J3's plus new parts and it originally was issued an experimental airworthiness certificate hence the Piper/Laudemann manufacturer and 9400L serial number(9400 was one of the airplanes he used for parts). Mr. Laudemann later received a standard airworthiness certificate for the cub. It was converted to the C-85 in 2003.

Ron
 
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