Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WAG-AER0 “CUBy”


(Now renamed the Sport Trainer)



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,400. Empty wt. 720. Fuel capacity 12-26. Wingspan 35'2". Length 22'4". Engine 65- to 125-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 102. Cruise mph 94. Stall mph 39. Climb rate 490. Ceiling 11,200. Takeoff run 375. Range 220-455 (with auxiliary).

The CUBy is a replica of the ever-popular Piper J-3 Cub. It was designed by Dick Wagner, president of Wag-Aero, the nation’s biggest homebuilder’s supply house in Lyons, Wisconsin. Wagner was well aware of the demand for a kit version of the venerable puddle jumper whose name has become a household word. Power is supplied by an 85-hp Continental. There is very little difference between the CUBy and the original J-3, except for a crank-operated elevator trim tab instead of the jackscrew adjustment that moved the stabilizer plane.



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