CubCrafters Offers New Garmin Transponders with Integrated ADS-B Functionality
CubCrafters has announced two new transponders for Carbon Cub buyers who select the company’s Executive GLASS touch instrument panel, which includes Garmin’s G3X Touch 10.6” flight display system. The new transponders, Garmin’s GTX 335R and GTX 345R, both include an integrated WAAS/GPS position source enabling ADS-B “Out” functionality. Thus, all new Carbon Cubs equipped with Executive GLASS touch panels will satisfy NextGen requirements for ADS-B compliance.
The Garmin GTX 335R will be included as standard equipment on CubCrafters’ Executive GLASS touch panels installed on the company’s production Carbon Cub models. The GTX 335R will also be included with Executive GLASS touch panels purchased for Carbon Cub EX-2 aircraft kits.
The GTX 335R is a 1090 MHz transponder that allows Carbon Cub owners to operate at any altitude, in any airspace around the globe. It combines a Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder and WAAS/GPS position source in a single unit.
Garmin’s GTX 345R will be offered as an Option on CubCrafters Executive GLASS touch panels. Like the GTX335R, the GTX 345R is a 1090 MHz transponder with Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) and WAAS/GPS position source, but the GTX 345R also provides dual-link ADS-B “In” traffic and subscription-free weather on the G3X Touch flight display.
Both the GTX 335R and GTX 345R are remote-mount instruments that do not occupy valuable panel space, and are intuitively controlled on the Garmin G3X Touch flight display.
“As we approach the mandated 2020 ADS-B deadline, most Carbon Cub buyers are already choosing optional “add-on” instruments that satisfy the NextGen requirements, such as Garmin’s GPS 20A”, says Randy Lervold, CubCrafters’ President. “These new Garmin transponders deliver an elegant, integrated ADS-B solution that functions seamlessly on our Executive GLASS touch panel.”
CubCrafters, founded in 1980 by current owner and CEO, Jim Richmond, is located at McAllister Field Airport (YKM) in Yakima, WA. CubCrafters’ roots are in the 70-year history of classic taildragger aviation, but its products and services are innovative and completely modern.
CubCrafters designs and manufactures Part 23 Certified, LSA and Experimental aircraft. The company’s newest introduction, XCub, substantially expands the mission profile of sport utility aircraft with its higher speed, longer range and larger payload. The Top Cub, with a useful load of over 1,000 lbs., is the most up-to-date iteration of the historic Super Cub available. The Carbon Cub has redefined expectations of “backcountry aircraft” with its light weight, powerful engine, and breathtaking performance. Three variants are offered: the original, Carbon Cub SS is a production LSA. Carbon Cub EX-2 is the most complete aircraft kit available, and Carbon Cub FX is a clever E-AB “builder assist” program.
Cub Crafters, Inc.
1918 South 16th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903