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 »
Pilot, videographer, and Flying Cowboy, Trent Palmer, shot this plain-language overview about Alaska Bushwheel tundra tires. He addresses price, cost of ownership, and operational advantages associated with Alaska Bushwheels that are certainly valid for owners of CubCrafters aircraft.
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 »
Yakima, Washington – December 28, 2017: CubCrafters is pleased to announce that the company now accepts BitCoin, as well as other popular cryptocurrencies, as a payment method on orders for new and pre-owned aircraft, and aircraft kits. Founder and CEO, Jim Richmond, says the move supports progressive technologies and the international entrepreneur communities who use… Read more »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »