CubCrafters has announced an upgrade to its Carbon Cub EX, an Experimental/ Amateur-Built kit aircraft that features a lightweight airframe and powerful 180 h.p. engine. The EX-2 revision includes new G-Series ailerons, flaps, and tail feathers, along with numerous other improvements.
G-Series control surfaces improve controllability in all aspects of the flight envelope. For example, roll authority of the Carbon Cub EX-2 has been improved by redesigning the aileron airfoil and relocating the hinge point. The new ailerons deliver markedly lighter and crisper roll response compared to earlier CubCrafters aircraft, with even better control harmony.
The G-Series flaps are the first truly slotted flaps available from CubCrafters. When extended, they reduce the stall speed of the EX-2, thus improving the already remarkable low-speed manners of the Carbon Cub.
The G-Series tail feathers feature new adjustable elevator stops and allow greater down-elevator trim, providing the pilot with greater trim authority when operating either at the forward or aft limits of the CG envelope. With these improvements, CubCrafters has made an already stellar performer even better.
“Since customers love the flight characteristics of the Carbon Cub, it may be fair to ask why we would change it,” says Jim Richmond, CEO of CubCrafters. ”Knowing the control systems as well as they do, our engineering group realized there were incremental, yet important refinements available to us. Together, the G-Series control surfaces improve the overall responsiveness of the aircraft, and provide an appreciable improvement in control harmony. Experienced Cub pilots will be impressed!”
The new Carbon Cub EX-2 makes its debut at Sun 'n Fun, and is now available from CubCrafters Certified Sales Centers around the world. Look for a full flight review in an upcoming issue of KITPLANES®.