Looking at a J-3, how to value?

StuBob
Posts: 3
Joined: January 2nd, 2017, 2:16 am
Location: Indianapolis (KMQJ)

Looking at a J-3, how to value?

Postby StuBob » January 5th, 2017, 8:56 pm

I have a line on a J-3 (year escapes me) with a C-90 and "full" electric (which means electric start, comm radio, and intercom, with a generator that doesn't quite keep up). The engine was overhauled some 10 years ago, with Cub-appropriate time on it since then. Assuming the fabric is adequate and the tail isn't rusting off, where do I look for guidance on an offering price?

TAP and Barnstormers are full of J-3's, but most are non-electric A-65's. If I were selling one, I'd be tempted to call it a poor man's PA-11 or some such and price it like that, but it wouldn't be true and it wouldn't sell.

Thanks in advance.
Stuart F.
Bonanza V35B

NE Flyer
Posts: 2
Joined: January 6th, 2017, 3:11 am

Re: Looking at a J-3, how to value?

Postby NE Flyer » January 6th, 2017, 3:20 am

Stuart, just be advised that a J-3 with an engine driven generator/alternator is subject to the ADS-B out compliance rules in 2020. An expensive proposition for a Cub.

For an accurate valuation, look for an old-time Cub guy. I'm in Omaha and would be glad to help.

George

StuBob
Posts: 3
Joined: January 2nd, 2017, 2:16 am
Location: Indianapolis (KMQJ)

Re: Looking at a J-3, how to value?

Postby StuBob » January 6th, 2017, 11:49 am

I can't imagine taking this Cub where ADS-B will be required. Except maybe above 10,000 ft! :lol:
Stuart F.
Bonanza V35B


Return to “Piper”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest