Carbon Cub EX-3 – The Best Airplane Kit We’ve Ever Offered?

Ever since we started selling kits 9 years ago, we’ve remained dedicated to those who enjoy the process of building and flying their own aircraft. Since we’ve certified the XCub, we’ve incorporated the engineering know-how gained from its development throughout our product line and into our experimental category. This makes the Carbon Cub EX-3 kit one… Read more »

Are Bushwheels Worth It?

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.

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »