Contents of the PIPER-J3.TXT file
Information about the AAF PIPER J-3 Cub
This is an update of the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub previously uploaded to the
CIS:Flight Simulator Forum. It incorporates a new REF-SIM with
improved visibility, better flight characteristics and the flaps and flap
sound, (if you are using the SGA upgrade), have been disabled. Additionally,
the wheels have been improved and some dihedral added to the wings.
Certainly a classic aircraft, this AAF model is an effort to capture the
Piper J-3 Cub of 1946. At least that it looks more like a J-3 than
anything I've seen to date. I've retained the classic Piper Cub yellow
with the black stripe on the side of the fuselage.
Files included are as follows:
PIPER-J3.AFX AAF crated export file
PIPER-J3.SIM SIM file for the Piper J-3 Cub
PIPER-J3 AAF picture file
REF-J3.SIM Reference SIM so you can change settings
PIPER-J3.TXT This file
The source of inspiration and information was "The Piper Cub Story"
by James M. Triggs, Modern Aircraft Series (Sports Car Press) 1963.
Statistics for the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub were as follows:
Engine: Continental A-65-A 65 h.p.
Propeller: Sensenich 72-inch fixed pitch.
Wing Span: 35 ft. 2.5 in.
Length: 22 ft. 4.5 in.
Height: 6 ft. 8 in.
Wing Area: 178.5 sq. ft.
Wing Chord: 5 ft. 3 in.
Wing Incidence (root): 2 degrees
Wing Loading: 6.83 lbs. per sq. ft.
Aspect Ratio: 6.96
Fin Area: 4.7 sq. ft.
Rudder Area: 6.55 sq. ft.
Rudder Height: 4 ft. 5.875 in.
Stabilizer Area: 15.1 sq. ft.
Stabilizer Span (overall): 9 ft. 6 in.
Elevator Area: 11.7 sq. ft.
Front/Rear Seat Width: 24 in.
Empty Weight: 680 lbs.
Useful Load: 540 lbs.
Baggage Capacity: 20 lbs.
Tire Size: 8.00 x 4
Tail Wheel Size 2.00 x 6
Gross Weight: 1,220 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 12 U.S. gal.
Oil Capacity: 4 qts.
Fuel Consumption: 4.08 gal. per hour
Top Speed: 87 m.p.h.
Cruising Speed: 73 m.p.h.
Stalling Speed: 38 m.p.h.
Rate of Climb: 450 ft. per minute
Cruising Range 220 miles
Service Ceiling: 11,500 ft.
Gliding Ratio: 10:1
Some liberties were taken with the horsepower of the reference SIM
to improve the climb rate and cruise. I have found that it cruises
nicely at about 2000 RPM with 8 presses of the "7" key on the
numerical keypad ("Flypal" trim setting of -2048).
My special thanks go to Rick Lee, John Kelley, Charles Gulick and the
many others who have been so complementary, made such fine comments
and who have provided the suggestions and many of the solutions for
the improvements to be found in this new version.
I hope you enjoy this effort and would appreciate your comments.
March 14, 1993