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 »

Carbon Cub FX-3 PIREPs

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. As of this writing, the West Coast swing is almost done, and after the Thanksgiving holiday, Brad’s tour will continue towards Texas and points further east. The intent of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

3,100 Miles In A Carbon Cub

    I completed my initial training at CubCrafters and it included almost 30 hours in various airplanes and TacAero School too. It was total immersion and now I was about to fly my longest cross-country ever. I have owned my J3 since 2000 and I learned to fly in the airplane years before as… Read more »