1935 Taylor E-2 CUB

The success of the Aeronca C-2 prompted the Taylor Aircraft Company to introduce a new light airplane design, the E-2 Cub.

The Cub proved popular for both private flying and instruction. Just under 350 were made when production ceased in 1936. The E-2 led to an improved version, the Taylor J-2 Cub, in 1935, and to the famous Piper J-3 Cub in 1937.

Three E-2 Cubs were imported into Canada before World War II and two after the war - But the one you see here today is the VERY FIRST Cub in Canada. The aircraft was built specifically for Canada and has always had the same registration, CF-ANT.

In 1940, the Cub was owned by Guelph area pilot Andy McKimmon. Andy had parked the plane next to his barn for the winter, but when a thaw set in, ice from the barn roof slid off and crushed the tiny airplane.

The wreckage was kept in storage until the 1990's when the Tiger Boys gave the Cub a complete restoration. Andy McKimmon had a chance to sit in his re-built airplane before passing away in 2000.

Taylor E-2 Cub - SPECIFICATIONS

Description
Manufacturer:Taylor Aircraft Company Inc., United States
Designation:E-2
Nickname:Cub
Serial Number: 256
Registration:CF-ANT
First Flew: April, 1936
Type: Private Aircraft
Specifications
Length: 22' 3" 6.78 M
Height: 6' 6" 1.98 M
Wingspan: 35' 3" 10.74 M
Empty Weight: 525 Lbs 238 Kg
Gross Weight: 925 Lbs419 Kg
Propulsion
Powerplant:Continental A-40-4
Horsepower40
Performance
Range: 220 Miles 354 Km
Cruise Speed: 65 Mph 104 Km/H 56 Kt
Max Speed: 78 Mph 125 Km/H 68 Kt
Climb: 450 Ft/min 137 M/min
Ceiling: 12,000 Ft3,657 M

The success of the Aeronca C-2 prompted the Taylor Aircraft Company to introduce a new light airplane design, the E-2 Cub. The company became the Piper Aircraft Company in 1937. The Cub proved popular for both private flying and instruction. Just under 350 were made when production ceased in 1936. The E-2 led to an improved version, the Taylor J-2 Cub, in 1935, and to the famous Piper J-3 Cub in 1937. Three E-2 Cubs were imported into Canada before World War II and two after the war.

In its various forms the Cub was one of the best known aircraft ever built. For a great number of people, the name "Cub" is still synonymous with light aircraft.

E-2 Cub Panel
E-2 Cub Panel

PILOT'S NOTES

"The Taylor E-2 is a classic "Flivver" aircraft. It is an ultralight in every sense - noisy but stable. It is as close to an open cockpit that you can get without the wind in your face. A very easy plane to fly, it is surprisingly forgiving for a fabric covered aeroplane. It is the best aircraft for pilots desiring an economical plane with true nostalgia. It will revive your interest in fun flying."

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