Field Test – XCub Landing Gear

  XCub is the first certified Cub-type aircraft to use Grove single-piece full span aluminum landing gear, which has several advantages when compared to legacy-type Cub bungee landing gear. Less drag from the gear legs and suspension means increased cruise speed. No moving parts (and 116 fewer parts overall) mean less maintenance will be required… Read more »

Hartzell Preflight Inspection

CubCrafters’ XCub includes a Hartzell Trailblazer constant speed composite prop, and our soon-to-be-released Carbon Cub EX-3 and FX-3 models will utilize the Trailblazer as well. Hartzell has released this thoughtful video that walks pilots through their preflight inspection in detail. We’ve learned the hard way that thorough preflight inspection is critical!

Amphibious XCub Pirep

  BACKGROUND – CubCrafters is finishing up the seaplane certification for the CC19 XCub, for both straight and amphibious Wipline 2100 floats. As part of that effort, I did a return to service flight yesterday on N800XC, one of the Launch Edition production aircraft that is the first new aircraft conforming float installation. Much of… Read more »

FIRST NON-TSO’d GLASS PANEL & AUTOPILOT IN PART 23 CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – July 24, 2017: Light aircraft manufacturer, CubCrafters, is pleased to announce FAA approval of a non-TSO’d, fully-integrated EFIS avionics suite as primary instrumentation for the company’s Part 23 Certified XCub. CubCrafters received the approval by amendment to the XCub Type Certificate. The amendment allows installation of the Garmin G3X Touch system, as… Read more »

XCub Payload

Long missions, whether a long distance or a long stay, require more payload. CubCrafters engineered XCub to reach further and carry more, making those distant adventures possible. As always, every pilot is responsible for the weight and balance calculation before each flight. As in other aircraft, XCub pilots are encouraged to load heavy items forward of lighter ones… Read more »

2,000 Miles for a Lobster Roll

  I have always wanted to try an authentic New England lobster roll and some real Boston clam chowder. Growing up on the West Coast you hear of such things and how great they are supposed to be, but how can you know if they truly live up to the hype unless you go find… Read more »

Press Release: CubCrafters Launches All-New Website

  Yakima, Washington – March 31, 2017: CubCrafters has launched a complete redesign of the company’s website that covers their entire line of Part 23 Certified, LSA, and Experimental aircraft, technical support for aircraft owners and kit builders, as well as contact information for Certified Sales Centers, Authorized Service Centers, and Factory-Approved Flight Training. The… Read more »

81 Days

    For many builders, their Carbon Cub is a proud possession. A shiny treasure. An objet d’art to be lovingly pampered… protected from harsh treatment and the elements. Toby Ashley wanted none of that. He needed a brutally durable working machine that would access and escape impossibly small, dauntingly rugged scraps of Alaska where… Read more »

BasicMed Program

  Many pilots have heard about FAA’s new BasicMed program, and are excited about it going live on May 1, 2017. But many questions are swirling around about the exact details, and I find in my everyday conversations with pilots that there are varying degrees of understanding of what, exactly, BasicMed means. I’ve attempted to… Read more »

G-Series Flaps and Ailerons FAQs

    CubCrafters G-Series Flaps and Ailerons are provided as standard equipment on Carbon Cub FX, EX-2 kit and XCub, . They have been commended for their improved performance and handling qualities. The G-Series Flaps are the first slotted design included on a factory-produced CubCrafters aircraft. The new G-Series ailerons are designed to improve control… Read more »