Vintage planes like this 1940 Piper J-5 Cub Cruiser remind us that just like those of us who like to find sunny, dry days to tackle some backroads in a classic roadster or muscle car, there are aviation aficionados... more»
You might look at this one it’s a 4 but it seems to be in a lot better shape ,sine he expect a new annual in the next 10 days.I would give an eyetooth for a J5. Big gentle cousin to the J3. I see a few J4s around but this is the first J5 that has caught my eye.
I don't know Piper history well enough to say. But yea the PA 12 was the updated J-5 with the enclosed cowl. You dont tend to see a lot of either in the lower 48 as there has been a high demand for them up in Alaska so a lot have wound up there.Was there ever a factory J-5 with an enclosed engine?