Carbon Cub FX-3 PIREPs – (CA, AZ, TX, GA, FL, NY)

  Starting in early November 2017, CubCrafters’ Director of Sales, Brad Damm, embarked on a cross-country tour of continental USA in our first production Carbon Cub FX-3. After a West Coast swing prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Brad has continued to points further east. The intent of the tour is to introduce the new airplane… Read more »

Patrick Horgan Promoted to VP

Yakima, Washington – December 6, 2017: Light aircraft manufacturer, CubCrafters, is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Horgan to Vice President, Operations & Product Development. Pat has been leading the company’s Engineering & Product Development (EPD) department as Director since joining the company in April, 2015. This expansion of duties reflects Horgan’s record of… Read more »

Carbon Cub EX-3/FX-3 Triple-Zone Heating System

The development of the new Carbon Cub EX-3 and FX-3 models, both utilizing the all-new CC363i engine, gave CubCrafters the opportunity to develop a new heating system that will keep the pilot and passenger warm and comfortable in even the coldest climates. Cub cabins are notoriously drafty. That may be a welcome condition in southern… Read more »

CubCrafters Unveils New Carbon Cub

    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,… Read more »

CubCrafters CC363i Power Plant

Flyers have come to expect eye-popping performance from a Carbon Cub, and the new EX-3 and FX-3 are our most athletic aircraft yet. The new CC363i engine is a beast, and driving an ultra-light constant-speed prop, it produces 20% more thrust than any Carbon Cub so far. So, what exactly is a CC363i, and why… Read more »

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 »