by MicroWings
Tri-Cubby - Photo #1

The Tri-Cubby is 75% of the original J-3 Piper cub. With modern materials and technology the performance has been vastly improved. The purchase price is low and operational costs are kept to a minimum due to the use of automotive fuel as apposed to AVGAS. The Tri-Cubby can be registered as a three axis micro-light or a non type certified light aircraft. The Cubby is available in tri-gear or tail dragger. The price is dependable on the choice of engine. The option to have the Tri-Cubby interchangeable between tri-gear and tail dragger is also available on request as an option.

With the cooperation and valuable input from the CAA, the factory is now up to CAA standards. The non type certified process of +- a year and capital input is now just about done. All upgrade and changes requested by CAA has been done and communicated to all Cubby owners. All correspondence of changes and upgrades are posted to Tri-Cubby owners with a newsletter.

Applications: There are already 26 flying in SA and 3 on order. The Tri-Cubby is available in kit form, fast built and basic kit.

The Cubby is available as ready to fly or fully built but without engine, radio and instruments.


Empty weight:
573 lbs (260 kg)
1102 lbs (500 kg)
Stall speed:
45 kts (52 mph) (83 kph)
Cruise speed:
100 kts (115 mph) (185 kph)
130 kts (150 mph) (241 kph)
1200 ft/min (6.1 m/s)
Glide ratio:
Take-off distance:
328 ft (100 m)
Landing distance:
492 ft (150 m)
VW 2.1
Fuel consumption:
3 GPH (11.4 LPH)


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