The Piper PA-11 Cub Special has the capacity for one crew member and one passenger. The empty weight is...
Piper PA-11 Cub Special Aircraft Information
The Piper PA-11 Cub Special has the capacity for one crew member and one passenger. The empty weight is 750 lb (340 kg) and the loaded weight is 1220 lb (553 kg). The cruise speed is 100 mph (162 km/h), stall speed is 40 mph (65 km/h), and maximum speed is 112 mph (181 km/h).
The Cub Special was developed from the Piper J-3 Cub in 1947. The aircraft's airframe is similar to the J-3, but the engine mount is slightly lower, the cowling is fully closed, the windshield is more sloped, and the fuel tank was raised and placed in the port wing. The first PA-11s were powered by a Continental A65-8 and later models were equipped with a Continental C90-8.
The early Piper PA-11 Cub Special fuselage was painted Lock Haven Yellow with a metallic blue on the lower half. Later models were all yellow with a simple brown stripe. The aircraft is a light sport aircraft. Variant models include the Piper PA-11 Cub Special and the L-18B military version.