Piper J-3 Cub MSFS
Piper J-3 Cub MSFS
Piper J-3 Cub MSFS
Piper J-3 Cub MSFS

Piper J-3 Cub

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Classic Aircraft Simulations

  • €17,85
    incl 19% VAT

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Designed For
Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Piper J3C-65, an aviation icon, is renowned for its distinctive high-wing, taildragger design and exceptional low-speed performance. Originally designed as a versatile trainer, the J3 Cub was mass-produced during the Second World War under the designation L-4 Grasshopper, serving primarily in flight training and reconnaissance roles. Over its production run, nearly 20,000 J3 Cubs were built, including both civilian and military variants, providing initial flight training for an impressive 80% of US military pilots.

Today, the J3 Cub remains a popular choice in civilian aviation. Its simplicity and wide availability make it an affordable option, while its forgiving handling characteristics appeal to many bush pilots. Most J3 Cubs have been upgraded from their original 60hp Continental A-65 engines to enhance performance.

The Classic Aircraft Simulations J3C-65 features an optional modern transponder and radio, and a custom configuration tablet, all of which are hideable for a more traditional J3 experience. Utilising the latest MSFS CFD flight model technology in tandem with a custom engine start model, gear failure system and engine characteristics augmentation, the CAS cub faithfully recreates the J3 experience. 

Classic Aircraft Simulations Discord: https://discord.gg/mWMjjPPJ35

  • Includes EDO1320 float variant
  • Hand-prop start procedure and engine start simulation.
  • Engine oil consumption
  • Engine damage and failure
  • Physics-based animations
  • Bespoke MSFS CFD flight model
  • Aircraft state/condition persistence
  • Variety of aircraft options
  • Landing gear failure on hard landing
  • Compact, hideable custom avionics (XPDR and Radio)
  • Tablet for aircraft settings/configuration
  • Enhanced vibration and camera movement effects
  • Synchronized high dynamic range engine sounds
  • Animated passenger (movable with interaction)
  • Custom Pilot/passenger models
  • Landing gear failure simulation
  • Prop strike
  • Interactive refueling
  • Custom visual effects

Available since


Supported Simulators
for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Supported Operating System

Installation Method
Contrail App

Download Size
0.99 GB

Installation Size
2.24 GB


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Review by The Best Cub for MSFS
Full Star
of v1.0.1 | current version is v1.1.0
This rendition of the Piper J-3 Cub is immersive and has great attention to detail. It has A2A Quality for half of the cost. I can't recommend it enough!
Review by Nismogtr
Full Star
of v1.0.3 | current version is v1.1.0
The best CUB, no more.
Review by BurstixTV
Full Star
of v1.0.0 | current version is v1.1.0
This thing looks awesome, at $16 I feel like I stole it. What a great buy! Sounds are great, textures are great, settings and features are great. Overall really nice! Well beyond my expectations
Review by NoticalMyles
Full Star
of v1.0.2 | current version is v1.1.0
This is the classic cub you've been looking for! Sharp, detailed textures; plenty of available customizations, immersive flight model and behavior. The value delivered by this talented developer is amazing for the price. Definitely recommended!
Review by Buy this plane, support the dev.
Full Star
of v1.0.3 | current version is v1.1.0
The guy making this plane is very talented. It is his first plane and already packed with features that only A2A know how to make! This is the best cub for the sim, flight model feel organic. Little details, make a long way. It breathe quality.

More plane now please.

SadSky (from discord)
Review by ryanbatc
Full Star
of v1.0.2 | current version is v1.1.0
I don't typically enjoy super low and slow but this J3 is fantastic. There's so many little features like being able to hand prop start the aircraft that make it enjoyable. The sounds, visuals, persistent aircraft state, effects and everything else is excellent. It's hard to believe you get so much for such an affordable price.