X-Plane Piper J-3 Cub

PreviewA complete package bringing the Piper J-3 Cub to X-Plane 11. The aircraft model features fully animated control surfaces and many 3D moving parts such as props, switches, and virtual pilot.

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Complete with Base Model
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X-Plane 11
File size
120.98 MB
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Scanned 21 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 4 PRO members.

A complete package bringing the Piper J-3 Cub to X-Plane 11. The aircraft model features fully animated control surfaces and many 3D moving parts such as props, switches, and virtual pilot.

Piper Cub at airport in X-Plane 11.Handy hint: there are an annoyingly tiny but helpful engine starter and battery button hidden above and behind you by the left-wing root.

Author Notes:

This is the Piper J-3 Cub, easily one of the most well-adored aircraft in history. I hope you like my X-Plane cub and enjoy a trip back in time in this wonderful flyer.

FLOAT VERSION: water rudder actuator is down to your right beside and slightly in front of your seat.

The Cub now features an animated, working fuel gauge on the nose fuel cap!

Developer: Alex Jenns (A-Pilot).

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The archive piper-j-3-cub-xp11.zip has 190 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url08.22.1952 B
Piper J-3 Cub02.10.210 B
Airfoils07.27.190 B
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Fuselage.png11.08.16703.81 kB
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Wings.png10.31.161.68 MB
strutsgear.png11.16.16532.43 kB
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Fuselage.png10.04.181.26 MB
InsideBack.png10.04.1886.56 kB
Interior.png10.04.183.26 MB
PropEngine.png10.04.18795.09 kB
Seats.png10.04.181.69 MB
Sparboot.png10.31.1636.92 kB
Supports.png10.04.18200.52 kB
Wings.png10.04.181.52 MB
strutsgear.png10.04.18527.26 kB
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J3CubFloats_icon11.png01.01.11136.53 kB
J3CubFloats_icon11_thumb.png01.01.1114.17 kB
J3CubTundra_icon11.png01.01.11111.75 kB
J3CubTundra_icon11_thumb.png01.01.1112.31 kB
J3Cub_Cockpit.png11.01.161.23 MB
J3Cub_icon11.png01.01.11125.91 kB
J3Cub_icon11_thumb.png01.01.1112.70 kB
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Cowl.png10.02.18511.67 kB
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InsideBack.png10.31.16568.51 kB
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Sparboot.png10.31.1636.88 kB
Supports.png10.31.1650.85 kB
Wings.png10.31.163.30 MB
strutsgear.png11.16.16749.75 kB
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J3CubTundra_icon11.png01.01.11105.59 kB
J3CubTundra_icon11_thumb.png01.01.1112.91 kB
J3Cub_Cockpit.png11.01.161.22 MB
J3Cub_icon11.png01.01.1197.61 kB
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Cowl.png10.02.18438.80 kB
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Interior.png11.01.161.32 MB
Sparboot.png10.31.1636.92 kB
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Wings.png11.01.161.49 MB
strutsgear.png11.16.16534.19 kB
objects07.27.190 B
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Cowl.obj01.01.11321.97 kB
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StrutsFVersion.obj11.13.16267.31 kB
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WRuddhandle.obj11.18.1648.67 kB
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john hunterSun, 02 Apr 2023 07:10:35 GMT

I really wish you or someone could make a good Lockheed constellation for x plane 11!...... Please!?

RobTue, 10 Jan 2023 02:14:53 GMT

Hi, will the X-Plane 11 J-3 Cub work with X-Plane 12?

JennThu, 10 Mar 2022 23:14:41 GMT

Hello! I am A-Pilot, the developer of this J-3. My name is Jenn Kimball, not Alex Jenns, you can see my interview on flightsim.com... I am glad to see people still enjoying this little Cub... thank you for uploading it. Guys, sorry about the flaps, there shouldn't be any. I think they may be leftover from the Super Cub I built a while back. Sorry about the late response, I just found this now! All the best, AP

TinkerNZSat, 26 Jun 2021 17:11:51 GMT

Thanks, Donald USA, My Bad for not figuring out the seating position and flaps, which I should have with a bit of reading up on the J-3 Cub.

Question for the Dev. A-Pilot, will you be releasing this on the Org. as well? I've got a small lua script (high-jacking the Speedbrake control) to operate the Primer. In any event a great plane again for the low and slow enjoyment of my Ortho scenery. TinkerNZ.

JappleSun, 30 May 2021 15:26:51 GMT

Is this plane compatible with a Mac? It says it works on X-plane11 so I'm assuming it does...

DONALD USAThu, 27 May 2021 04:17:00 GMT

TinkerNZ You must fly a Cub solo (if no passenger) and many tail draggers from the rear seat for balance (Center-of Gravity). They have no flaps, you have to "slip" to lose altitude at the last minute. The sound is obviously from a standard sound system for flight sims.

TinkerNZSun, 03 Jan 2021 02:26:58 GMT

Thank you for this neat plane. It flies great, however, I have a couple of questions.

After installing the default position for the pilot seemed to be the rear seat, is that correct? Or should it be the front seat? I note the external view shows the pilot in the rear seat, so maybe that answers the question I guess. Second, the flaps don't appear to be animated on the wings. I can hear them being applied but can not see them moving at all. Also, there appears to be no flap indicator of any kind in the cockpit indicating what the flap position is and without any animation externally there is no way of knowing what their position is.

Other than that. Great plane and flying experience during the first flight. Looking forward to hearing back from you. TinkerNZ.

Olivier JohnssonSat, 07 Nov 2020 23:30:23 GMT

Hello Alex … I am a french Piper Cub pilot. Is it possible to add a passenger to your plane? Most of the time I fly with friends and the way I take off and land is very fun... because of the poor visibility. Best regards Olivier

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