Bob Andrews 1946 Piper J3 NC92497 L’il Panda

Bob restored 1946 Piper J3 NC92497, L’il Panda, which won Best Cub honors at the 2008 West Coast Cub Fly-In at Lompoc.  Bob is currently restoring a 1945 Piper L-4.
NC92497-7-Cub at El Mirage #1 NC92497-6-Cub & AN2
Bob is the holder of PMA approval for STC SA02128LA which is a simple bushing repair kit for worn aileron and flap hinges on most fabric Pipers. Here is the appoved model list for this STC.  The kit contains bushings for two hinges along with a custom reamer, epoxy adhesive, a cleaning pad, mixing pad and utensil, new clevis pins, etc, along with the required STC paperwork. You can contact Bob at for more information.

Bob’s Cub is featured on the cover of the 2013 Wag-Aero catalog:


Bob has been a good friend for over 30 years and has more experience covering planes with the Poly-Fiber system than probably anyone, and he has been patiently answering my daily e-mails with questions about covering the Monocoupe tail feathers and ailerons. Here are some more pictures of his Cub:

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One Reply to “Bob Andrews 1946 Piper J3 NC92497 L’il Panda”

  1. He’ll Bob I am currently building a 1/3 scale remote control Cub and modeling it after your Lil panda Cub. I can’t seem to find any history on this Cub any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
    Dan Hudson

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