CubCrafters' Duo

CubCrafters has a new pair of Experimental Super Cub-type planes available now. The EX-3 is a traditional build-it-yourself kit and the FX-3 is put together with factory assistance. These models build on the success of the EX-2, which is still available. The new -3 models feature a larger engine and constant speed prop.

CubCrafters FX3
CubCrafters FX3

The engine is the CC363, a power plant based on the Lycoming O-360 parallel valve design but using mostly Superior parts including a counter-weighted crankshaft. The prop is the Hartzell composite Trailblazer, available in either 80 or 83-inch lengths.

The gross weight has been increased to 2000 pounds with an empty weight of 1000-1050 pounds, giving it a useful load boost of about 100 pounds over the EX-2.

The new engine and prop combination boosts cruise speed to 117 knots with standard tires.

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.

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