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VMAR J3 Cub 80" ARF Airplane Kit

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VMAR J3 Piper Cub 80 - ARF Simplicity Meets Sport Scale Nostalgia

Nothing is more iconic than the Piper Cub J3, and VMAR brings the J3 80 in beautiful ARF simplicity with huge bang for your back value in this amazing golden era airplane.

Spanning a full 80" wingspan, the VMAR J3 Piper Cub is a classic throwback to the 1930's era of flight, featuring the nostalgic banana yellow livery that sets this beautiful bird apart from all the rest. With the VMAR J3 Cub, it's a pure stick and rudder affair, with gentle large scale flight characteristics that provide amiable flying qualities that will endear this plane to any pilot at the controls.

Fully covered in vivid Polycote ECS covering, the VMAR J3 Cub features multiple scale details, including landing gear with pull style shock absorbers to help cushion less than perfect landings, a dummy pilot, and interior scale touches for added levels of realism. Featuring a 2 piece wing with a robust aluminum wing tube, the J3 Cub is easy to transport to the field & easy to store at home, making this plane perfect when it comes to its giant scale size.

Ultra easy to build with a "no glue" required assembly, the VMAR J3 Cub bolts together in 3 to 5 hours, making this plane simple and flight ready in no time at all. Powered with electric or glow options, the J3 Cub allows you to choose the power system that works best for you, and includes a 300cc fuel tank with plumbing for those wanting to go the glow route. Have an affinity for electric power? The Power Module system is ready & waiting for your brushless motor of choice, with a fiberglass canopy to button things up nicely. And with ample fuselage space, housing a high capacity LiPo battery will equate to extended flight times in the blue skies above.

The perfect choice for modelers both young and old, the VMAR J3 Cub offers golden age stick and rudder thrills, providing epic flying qualities in one of the easiest to assemble kits you will ever come across. With massive levels of bang for your buck, this low cost giant scale machine is the perfect fit when it comes to your RC hangar, with epic scale looks on the ground and in the skies above.


- Giant Scale 80" Wingspan
- Robust Balsa & Ply Construction
- Bolt Together, No Glue Assembly
- Rapid 3 to 5 Hour Assembly Time
- Fiberglass Layup Cowling
- Scale Dummy Pilot & Scale Cockpit Details
- Functional Scale Pull Style Landing Gear Shock Absorbers
- Electric or Glow Ready
- Vivid Polycote ECS Covering
- 4 Channel Setup Simplicity


Wing: Two Piece Wing with Aluminum Wing Tube
Aileron Controls: Dual Servos
Covering: Pre Applied POLYCOTE ECS "Enhanced Covering System"
Wheels: 80.5mm Main Wheels / 25mm Tail Wheel
Fuel Tank: 300cc
Assembly Time: 3 - 5 Hours

Wingspan: 2046mm (80")
Wing Area: 1080 Sq In (64 DM2)
Length: 1021mm (48.5")
Weight: 6-7 lbs. (2.7Kg- 3.2Kg)
Glow Engine Options: .55 -. 90 2 Cycle Nitro /  .70 - 1.20 4 Cycle
Electric Option: 800W -1200W+ Brushless Motor
Transmitter: 5+ Channel / (4) - (5) Servos Required


(1) VMAR J3 Piper Cub 80" ARF Kit
(1) Dummy Pilot
(1) Instruction Manual

Required for Flight:

(1) 5+ Channel Transmitter
(1) 5+ Channel Receiver
(4) Standard Servos (2 Ailerons, 1 Elevator & 1 Rudder)

Electric Power:

(1) Brushless Motor / 1200W+ Power (Recommended: T-Motor AT4120-7)
(1) ESC / 70A - 80A (Recommended: HobbyWing 120A 30201400)
(1) LiPo Battery / 4S 14.8V - 6S 22.2V 4000mAh - 5500mAh (Recommended: Pulse PLU45-55006)
(1) Propeller Matched to Selected Motor (Recommended: Falcon 16x7)

Glow Power:

(1) Engine / .60 - 1.20 Nitro 2 Cycle (Recommended: O.S. 75AX OSMG0575) / .90 - 1.80 4 Cycle (Recommended: Saito FA-125A SAIE125A)
(1) Propeller Matched to Selected Motor
(1) Additional Standard Servo for Throttle
(1) Miscellaneous Glow Field Equipment

Warranty Details:

All VMAR kits are trial fit at the factory and inspected to be free from defects & flaws in both material and craftsmanship at date of purchase. Warranty does not cover any components or parts damaged by use or modification. The pilot takes full responsibility for inspection of aircraft before and after each flight, making sure the aircraft is in flight worthy condition relating to safe control of aircraft. Warranty does not cover crash damage or failure of ancillary components unrelated to the aircraft.

Warranty, Returns & Support

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