In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Piper J-3 Cub, Redbird Flight Simulations has developed a special simulator based on the beloved taildragger. Like the airplane that inspired its development, the sim is bright yellow. And to further the realism of the simulation, Redbird went so far as to put a propeller up front which must be manually spun in order to get the simulated flight started.
Redbird teamed up with A2A simulations to develop the Cub sim, which is a special version of the Redbird MX2. “The flight dynamics are extraordinarily realistic,” said Redbird’s vice president of sales, marketing and services, Charles Gregoire.
The J3 Cub simulator features a very basic panel, control stick and throttle lever as what’s seen in the Cub airplane, though the throttle is mounted on the panel instead of the sidewall. On the simulator’s screens you’ll also see the classic airframe bars in the forward view as well as the fuel gauge rod sticking up from the cowl.
You can play with the Cub simulator or even buy your own at Redbird’s AirVenture booth, incidentally located across from Piper’s display.