1941 PIPER J-3 CUB


General Specs

For Sale





Tulsa, OK USA

General Specs


244 SMOH






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Detailed Description

This low-time J-3 Cub was a complete ground-up restoration in 2009, and was further restored in 2014 using the Superflite process by the Piper Cub restoration experts at “Long’s Aircraft Service” of Coleman, TX. It is one of the nicest Cub’s we have ever had in inventory! It sports a low-time 90-horsepower STC’d Continental C-90-12F engine, fresh Prop Overhaul, and is equipped with the STC’d 12-Gallon Aux Tank, giving this bird a 22-Gallon Fuel Capacity. STC’d Disc Brakes, Gross Weight Increase, Lifetime Fabric, Locking overhead 'Ram-mount' for an iPad, and Super Cub Trim System. An immense amount of money was invested in making this a like new airplane. Without a doubt one of the nicest, no-excuses, pristine Piper J-3 Cubs available in the world!

Avionics / Equipment

Airspeed Indicator

Additional Equipment:
90-Horsepower Continental C-90-12F Engine installed under Paul Babcock STC # SA00270BO
New 1,220 Pound Gross Weight Landing Gear installed Paul Babcock STC # SA00270BO
BiPlane Investment LLC’s 12-Gallon Aux Fuel Tank installed in Left Wing under STC # SA1496GL 
22-Gallon Total Fuel Capacity
4-Point Restraint Harnesses
Rear Cabin Lock Box
Locking Overhead ‘Ram-mount’ for Ipad installed for Rear Seat Position
Dual Controls & Brakes
Grove Aircraft Main Wheel Disc Brake Conversion kit installed in Nov 2011 under STC # SA01704LA
Brackett Air Filter installed under STC # SA71GL  (BA-4108)
Super Cub trim system installed as per Piper blueprints
ACK-450 Remote ELT
ELT Batteries next due: December 2018
Oil Temp & Oil Pressure Gauges
Superior Tachometer


3,210 hours Total Time Since New

Engines / Mods

244 hours since Complete Major Overhaul on STC’d 90-HP Engine by C-Hunt’s Aero Engines, LLC  (July 2009)
80 hours since Bottom Overhaul with Factory NEW Crankshaft by Custom Airmotive, Inc. of Tulsa, OK in August 2014  (FAA CRS # DC2R763K)
Make: Continental  /  Model:   C-90-12F  /  Serial #: 40962-8-12
Most recent compressions taken January 2018: #1 / 72, #2 / 73, #3 / 72, & #4 / 72. (over 80)

5 hours since Overhaul on McCauley 2-Blade Fixed Pitch Prop by Foster’s Propeller Service, Inc. in April 2017 (FAA CRS # F3PR014N) 
Make: McCauley  /  Model:  1A90/CF7148  /  Serial #: AIH40003

Interior / Exterior

Exterior:  (9+)
Entire aircraft was recovered in Sept 2009 with Poly-Fiber, Inc. fabric under STC # SA1008WE
Fuselage recovered in Nov 2014 with Supeflite #102 process under STC # SA00478CH
All new professional paint by Long’s Aircraft Service Nov 2014 with:
Base:   Yellow (SF2126)
Trim: Back (SF2176)
Rated – 9+.

Interior:  (9+)
New Black upholstery installed in 2014.
Rated – 9+.


All FAA Fecords back to when the aircraft left the Piper factory new in 1941. 
Logs: The logbooks start in 2009 after the aircraft went through an exhaustive & expensive professional, ground-up restoration. 
Damage history: Off-airport landing in 2014, engine was disassembled and had a bottom overhaul by Custom Airmotive, with factory new crankshaft. The forward fuselage was professionally repaired and recovered, and then the entire aircraft was painted, all done by Piper Cub restoration experts at Long’s Aircraft Service of Coleman, TX. 
Annual Inspection Next Due: February 1, 2019

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