Good Progress on the J-3 Restoration

With two friends – Roger and John – we three are rebuilding a 1946 Piper Cub J-3. The J3 is a classic American aircraft, two seater and as basic as they come. No electrics, no radios, flying ‘low and slow’ with its 68hp Continental A-65-8 engine. This is flying at its best, and the J-3 is beautiful, fun and a delight to fly.

We bought the airplane in pieces and in need of some substantial parts replacement, and an engine rebuild. The seller – another friend of ours – delivered the boxes of parts, the fuselage and wings to the hangar at our airport in the later summer.

Roger has restored many of these airplanes, and John completed the building of his own kit airplane a couple of years ago and me – I’m learning!

With the great progress made thus far, in the reassembly of one of the wings, prep-ing the other plus the fuselage we’re about to watch Roger go to work on the recovering.

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