Piper J-2 Cub. Specifications. A photo
Piper J-2 Cub. Specifications. A photo

Piper J-2 Cub. Specifications. A photo


The Piper J-2 Cub is an American two-seater light-engine aircraft, also known as the Taylor J-2 Cub, originally manufactured by Taylorcraft Aircraft and later by Piper Aircraft.


Photo Piper J-2 Cub


The design of the Piper J-2 Cub aircraft, originally called the Taylor J-2 Cub, began in 1934, and literally a year later the aircraft was tested, and starting in 1936, it entered mass production. Due to the fact that the aircraft actually became multipurpose, the demand for this aircraft was quite high - in just two years, 1207 aircraft were built, of which, today it is known about the existence of 102 aircraft (in the United States), mainly located privately owned.


Piper J-2 Cub photo


development model Piper J-2 Cub were based on the base versions of Taylor Cub, which appeared in 1930 year, however, the plane has been upgraded, there began to be used more advanced and powerful propulsion system (piston engine Continental A-40-3 capacity of 37 l. c.), the fuselage structure has undergone a number of changes, positively influenced the flight performance of the aircraft.

On board the small-engine aircraft Piper J-2 Cub can accommodate up to 2 people (including one pilot), at the same time the passenger seat could be dismantled if necessary, and in this case, on board the aircraft could be transported a small load (maximum payload Piper J- 2 185 of the Cub kg.), in particular e-mail.


Cab Piper J-2 Cub


One of the drawbacks of the aircraft was its extremely light weight, which is why the implementation of flights in windy weather was very labored, that does not always satisfy the needs of the owners.

The main reason for the termination of clotting program production aircraft Piper J-2 Cub was the emergence of more advanced model - Piper J-3 Cub, on a number of parameters ahead of the current version. However, the aircraft was used extensively until 60-ies of the last century, after which, the number of exploited machines gradually began to descend to a minimum.

In 1955 year, thanks to some changes appeared single modification of the aircraft - a model Dudek V-1 Sportplane, received a more powerful piston engine (65 hp) and modify the structure of the fuselage, including the change in the shape and location of the wing. This version is in use to this day.


Specifications Piper J-2 Cub.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,83 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 10,75 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 255 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 185 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 440 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 128 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 140 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 337 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental A-40-3 (depending on version);
  • Power: 37 hp (Depending on version). 


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