CubCrafters Increases Production for 2019

CubCrafters will significantly increase production of the line of light two-place tandem aircraft it manufactures in 2019. CubCrafters’ Director of Sales, Brad Damm, says, “Backcountry flying is increasing in popularity and CubCrafters has seen continuous sales growth since the introduction of the Light Sport Carbon Cub in 2009. The launch of the Part 23 Certified… Read more »

Why Own An Experimental Aircraft?

By: Randy Lervold Though we don’t have statistics, we know that many prospective aircraft buyers hold the perception that “experimental” aircraft are barely airworthy… something to avoid. They believe that anything with the word “experimental” on it isn’t a “real” airplane. For these buyers, the rigors of testing and oversight associated with FAA Part 23 certification provide peace of mind. For them, the term Experimental Aircraft conjures notions of exciting and… Read more »

Flying Year Round In A Carbon Cub

By: Mark Keneston At CubCrafters we always try to encourage pilots to get out and use their airplanes. There are far too many aircraft that sit idle not just during the cold winter months but year round.  Many people buy an airplane (usually a 4 seater) with the best intentions to fly them, but then they… Read more »

CubCrafters: Industry Leading Kit Builder Support

At CubCrafters we believe in providing our customers with not only a great purchase experience, but also great post-sale support for our factory-built aircraft and our kits. We understand that there’s an added level of satisfaction when you fly an airplane you’ve built yourself, and we want to support you in every way we can…. Read more »

Carbon Cub EX-3 – The Best Airplane Kit We’ve Ever Offered?

Ever since we started selling kits 9 years ago, we’ve remained dedicated to those who enjoy the process of building and flying their own aircraft. Since we’ve certified the XCub, we’ve incorporated the engineering know-how gained from its development throughout our product line and into our experimental category. This makes the Carbon Cub EX-3 kit one… Read more »

EASA CERTIFICATION FOR XCUB!

The XCub was recently awarded type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification acknowledges compliance with all EASA airworthiness and environmental requirements, thereby clearing the way for XCub to enter into service on the European register. “EASA certification is an important step in the continuing expansion of our international markets,” said Randy… Read more »

XCub Now Certified with Wipline 2100 Floats

CubCrafters has announced FAA certification for the installation of Wipline 2100 floats on the company’s XCub. Both amphibious and seaplane versions of the floats, built by Wipaire, Inc., have been approved and are now part of the XCub’s Type Certificate. “The Wipline floats increase the capabilities of this superbly flexible airframe”, said Randy Lervold, president… Read more »

PIREP: XCub on Wipline 2100 Amphibious Floats

Jeremy Young, president of our exclusive authorized flight training partner, TacAero, has impressive experience in a huge range of aircraft, from vintage to hyper-modern. When we asked Jeremy for his impressions flying our XCub on the newly certified Wipline 2100 amphibious floats, he provided this PIREP. Thanks Jeremy! In my experience, floatplanes are one of… Read more »

Carbon Cub EX-3 Kits Begin Shipping

The EX-3 Joins the EX-2 in CubCrafters’ Expanded Kit Offering. The first of many Carbon Cub EX-3 kits was shipped in November, and we’re planning to ship three complete kits each month through the first half of 2018. Though inspired by the Carbon Cub EX-2, there are many important differences… important improvements over the previous… Read more »

Builder Assist: Done Right

CubCrafters dealer Rick Bosshardt, from SunCountry Cubs near Phoenix, decided that his third CubCrafters airplane would be the new Carbon Cub FX-3. Here, Rick documents his experiences during the first week of the FX builder assist program. This article is reprinted with permission from Dennis Smith at STOL Aircraft Magazine, where it was first published… Read more »