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The classic Cub, CAD-engineered for electric flight.


You'll enjoy many advantages with Great Planes' Piper J-3 ElectriCub — from exciting semi-scale looks patterned after one of aviation's most popular aircraft, to versatile performance that makes it a thoroughly satisfying first (or next) electric model. It tucks away comfortably in your car, always ready for a flight... just pop in a fresh battery and take your place in the sky!

  • CAD engineering provides easy, perfectly interlocking assembly -- further simplified by a one-piece ABS cowl.
  • Aileron-equipped wing increases maneuverability for flying basic aerobatics.
  • Semi-scale details include clear, precision-formed cabin windows, replica engine cylinder heads and authentic Cub markings.
  • Bolt-on wing mounting lets you quickly and easily remove the wing for travel, then reattach it securely in no time at the flying field.
  • Motor mount accepts direct drive or gear drive motors.
You access your 7-cell NiCd battery easily from the bottom of the fuselage — it's installed in this handy compartment. No disassembly or wing removal is required... just pop out the pack, recharge, and get right back in the air!


The Piper J-3 ElectriCub's flat-bottom wing has just enough dihedral for comforting low-speed stability. But in addition to rudder control, the model also features ailerons — so adventurous pilots can easily perform maneuvers and coordinated turns.
Designed to minimize weight for electric operation, the model features CAD-perfected parts for exact fits — and interlocking construction for quick, strong assembly. Detailed, photo-illustrated instructions also make this an unusually builder-friendly kit.
Stock Number: GPMA0156
Wing Span:58.8 in (1490 mm)
Wing Area: 472 in² (30.4 dm²)
Wing Loading: 16-17 oz/ft² (49-52 g/dm²)
Weight: 3.3-3.5 lb (1475-1590 g)
Fuselage Length: 37 in (940 mm)
Requires: 3-4 channel radio with 4 mini servos, ESC (30A min.), battery, charger & 2+ rolls of MonoKote®
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Recommended Accessories
S-600 motor system, 1/8" wire landing gear, misc. hardware
FUTJ51** (3-ch fm) or TOWJ41** (4-ch fm)
see note below
FUTL0442 (4-ch fm lo), FUTL0443 (4-ch fm hi)
FUTL62** (LOW) FUTL63** (HI)
Requires four
FUTM0033 (S3101), TOWM4505 (TS-10), HCAM0110 (CS-12)
GPMG0710 (S-600) (for direct drive)
GPMG0700 (T-600R) (for gear drive)
GPMG0850 (2.5:1)
GPMM2030 (C-30), GPMM2050 (C-50)
GPMP0741 (1900SCR 8.4V 7C Thrust FLT, NiCd)
Motor Pack
GPMG0710 (motor, prop and microswitch)
MASQ1270 (8x4 for S-600 motor) MASQ1527 (10x8 electric for T-600R motor)
GPMM3156 (Triton2 EQ), GPMM3001 (Peak 400 DC)

Note: Some models require a 3-channel radio system, but a 4-channel will also work and it's beneficial because the modeler can use it in a wider range of applications with larger aircraft in the future. It depends on whether the modeler plans on using their radio for different uses other than just this airplane. Also please note that some radios come with receiver, crystal and/or servos.

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