CF-BIX  Piper J3F-50                              (c/n  2370)


                                             A Cub with a Franklin engine.  The Franklin Company, which had been building motor cars, decided
                                             to enter the light aircraft market.  Their diminutive 4 cyl. Franklin 50 h.p. engine was an instant success
                                             and many hundreds of Pipers were built around it.  Power was later increased to 65 h.p.and the
                                             J3F-65 was supplied to the Army Air Corps as the L-4D.  Note Cornell taxiing at right in this image.
                                             The above image was acquired from Peter Bowers in the 1940s.