A Legend is Reborn
Win the most iconic aircraft of all time – the Piper J-3 Cub
This 1941 Piper J-3C-65 Cub NC35303 rolled out of Piper’s Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, factory on January 28, 1941. It was purchased by John Dacy and Joe Perenchio of Harvard, Illinois, for $1,477.50 and flew over Midwestern farm fields until December 7, 1941, when all civilian aircraft were grounded due to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Cub was then sold and flown as a military trainer until 1946, when it was flown back to the Dacy family farm. It was then that John converted the family farm into an airport, which still stands today.
John Dacy and his family owned the Cub for more than 51 years until 2014, when he decided to “pass the torch” to the next custodian, Don Wade at C & D Aviation where it is being restored as EAA’s 2018 Sweepstakes plane.
“How about I take a bare bones 1941 Piper Cub and restore it to like new condition. Every step will be documented, photographed and shared with the EAA membership, every nut, bolt and cable will be replaced and every stitch of fabric and coat of paint will bring it back to original design.” –Don Wade, C & D Aviation
With a zero-time Continental A65-8 engine, new Grove disc brakes, a new Sensenich wooden propeller, Poly-Fiber covering system and the traditional Lock Haven yellow with black trim paint scheme, this Piper Cub will look just like when it rolled out of the factory in 1941.
Are you ready to keep NC35303’s history alive? If so, enter for your chance to win and be the one to carry on this Piper J-3C-65 Cub’s legacy.
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Thank you to our in-kind sponsors:
Poly-Fiber Aircraft Coatings and Grove Aircraft Landing Gear Systems Inc.
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No purchase or donation necessary. A purchase or donation will not improve your chances of winning. The Sweepstakes and all entries are governed by the 2018 Sweepstakes Official Rules. See EAA Sweepstakes Official Rules.
Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes.