Cubcrafters, the Yakima-based creator of the Carbon Cub and a variety of experimental Cub kits, has recently introduced their beefy -3 model--available as the FX-3 (factory assisted build) or the EX-3 (homebuilt kit).
Featuring an airframe several hundred pounds lighter than a traditional Super Cub, but with 180 or 186 HP and a constant speed prop, this is the high-performance airplane in their line-up, and its Experimental! The EX/FX-3 has an increased gross weight of 2000 lb, which coupled to the low empty weight makes for a tremendous useful load. Continue reading "Kitplanes Flies Cubcrafters EX-3"
Light aircraft manufacturer, CubCrafters, is introducing two new variants of the company's hugely successful Carbon Cub model, the Carbon Cub EX-3 and FX-3. The Carbon Cub EX-3 is an experimental amateur built (E-AB) kit, and the Carbon Cub FX-3 is the company's FX (Factory eXperimental) builder assist version. Both feature CubCrafters' new, more powerful, fuel-injected engine, constant-speed propeller, and higher 2,000 lb. gross weight limit. Continue reading "CubCrafters Unveils New EX-3 and FX-3 Models"
My CubCrafters EX N-96FV was finished July 30, 2016 - last weekend of AirVenture. My 87-year old Dad was the first passenger after my 40-hour fly off. He flew chase in his Cherokee for the maiden flight.
It's painted in D-Day colors for my C-130 unit's 70th anniversary. 96th Airlift Squadron Flying Vikings were the 96th Troop Carrier Squadron in WW2. The squadron's designation was 6Z. Continue reading "Jake Hayes' CubCrafters EX"
CubCrafters is introducing its new top-of-the-line aircraft, XCub. The new model received FAA Type Certification on June 2, 2016 and is available immediately.
XCub is lighter, faster and stronger than any aircraft in its category. XCub also provides a larger payload and greater range. Combined, these attributes fulfill a much wider mission profile compared to any other aircraft in this class. Continue reading "XCub - CubCrafters New Flagship"
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. Continue reading "Carbon Cub Discovery Kit"
CubCrafters now offers an option for a BRS ballistic recovery chute, much the same as the one found in every new Cirrus. The new BRS installation was on display in the CubCrafters' booth at Sun 'n Fun so prospective customers and builders could get a good look at it. The package available for the kit version of the Carbon Cub EX-2 adds 43.5 pounds to the empty weight and costs $11,950. The BRS system can also be retrofitted on existing Carbon Cubs. Continue reading "CubCrafters BRS Chute"