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W. T. Piper first worked for the Taylor Brothers Aviation Corporation as secretary and treasurer. When the company ran into difficulties Piper bought the rights to the Taylor Cub and in 1937 formed the Piper Aircraft Corporation.

Piper Colt
Two-seat light aircraft.

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Piper J4 Cub Coupe


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Piper Cub J3C
Based on the Taylor Cub. In its first full year of production 737 were produced.

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Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser


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Piper Cub L4 Grasshopper
Based on the Cub J3 the L4 (affectionately known as the Grasshopper) was produced for the US Army. It had better accomodation for the pilot and passenger along with better all round visibility. The construction is of welded steel tube fuselage with a two spar wooden wing covered by fabric, the wing also braced by V struts. The undercarriage is bungee sprung.

After the 2nd World War many were left in the field and used by many European countries to restart civil flying clubs and flying schools. They made very good training aircraft and recreational flying machines. Many have survied to this day and are much loved by their owners, due to the easy handling and maintenance.

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Piper PA 18 Super Cub
The super Cub was developed from the earlier Cubs such as the J3 and L4.

Initial versions were powered by 90hp (67kw) continental C90-12F and 108hp (80.5kw) Avco Lycoming 0.235 engine. These early versions arrived on the scene in 1948.

Early versions are known as PA-18-95 and PA-18-108. These are identified by a cowled in engine. It wasn’t until later that they were fitted with flaps.

The Super Cub has continued to get more power and the Avco Lycoming 0-290-D2 of 135 hp (101kw) engine was fitted and some had flaps fitted which really brought it very good short field performance. Later the power plant became the Avco Lycoming 150 hp engine.

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Piper PA 20 Pacer


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Piper PA 23 Apache


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Piper PA 24 Comanche 250


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Piper PA 25 Pawnee
Single-seat agricultural aircraft, built in USA and Argentina.

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Piper PA 28 Archer - Cherokee - Warrior
This aircraft has been made in many different formats and fitted with many different engines. The popularity and longevity of this aircraft could never have been predicted by Piper.

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Piper PA 32 Cherokee Six


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Piper PA 44 Seminole


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Piper Tripacer


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Piper PA 17 Vagabond


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