Carbon Cub Discovery Kit


CubCrafters has just come out with a what they call a Discovery Kit, which is designed to allow potential Carbon Cub builders a chance to see if they can get comfortable with fabric covering before committing to the whole kit. The Discovery Kit costs $995 and includes an actual Carbon Cub EX-2 rudder and all the the materials and chemicals needed to cover it. Considering the substantial investment a complete kit requires, this should help to put those who may be nervous about fabric construction at ease. The best part is that if they decide to go ahead and purchase the complete kit, the rudder is already finished.

David Prizio

Dave Prizio has been plying the skies of the L.A. basin and beyond since 1973. Born into a family of builders, it was only natural that he would make his living as a contractor and spend his leisure time building airplanes. He has so far completed three—a GlaStar, a Glasair Sportsman, and a Texas Sport Cub—and is helping a friend build an RV-8. When he isn’t building something, he shares his love of aviation with others by flying Young Eagles or volunteering as an EAA Technical Counselor. He is also an A&P mechanic, Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), and a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council.

4 Replies to “Carbon Cub Discovery Kit”

  1. Good idea for getting people into E-AB aviation, but it needs to be about 40% of that price. Even if they lose money on the starter kits there's profit built into the full kits that could offset it.

    Obviously a decision for the suits and number crunchers, but I doubt many will jump for a $1000 rudder.

  2. That's a good idea that save time and give a good starting idea if you can or cannot do it !

  3. If I hadn't been already, I could have taken it to the EAA Fabric Workshop.

    OTOH, I would have taken an Airdrome Aeroplanes Rudder at less than $200 and a Sterart Systems starter kit at less than $70.

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