June 25th, 2020, Yakima, WA – First announced last July, new CC393i powered XCubs are now starting to roll off the manufacturing line here at CubCrafters! The most powerful lightweight engine we’ve ever offered, the XCub now has the best power to weight ratio of any certified two-place tandem aircraft currently being manufactured. Offered with… Read more »

Carbon Cub EX/FX-3 Floatplane Flying

  Go flying with CubCrafters VP of Sales & Marketing Brad Damm in a Carbon Cub FX-3 on Clamar composite amphibious floats on an iceberg filled glacial lake in Alaska. The second of a new 4-part short-video series on some of the exciting year-round personal adventure aviation opportunities that await when you own a Carbon… Read more »

Carbon Cub EX/FX-3 Ski Flying 2020

  Go flying with CubCrafters VP of Sales & Marketing Brad Damm in a Carbon Cub FX-3 on Summit Aircraft Co. composite wheel skis in the Washington & Idaho backcountry. The first of a new 4-part short-video series that we are working on about on some of the exciting year-round personal adventure aviation opportunities that… Read more »

PIREP: XCub on Wipline 2100 Amphibious Floats

Jeremy Young, president of our exclusive authorized flight training partner, TacAero, has impressive experience in a huge range of aircraft, from vintage to hyper-modern. When we asked Jeremy for his impressions flying our XCub on the newly certified Wipline 2100 amphibious floats, he provided this PIREP. Thanks Jeremy! In my experience, floatplanes are one of… Read more »

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

  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 »

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 »

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 »