XCub Now Certified with Wipline 2100 Floats

CubCrafters has announced FAA certification for the installation of Wipline 2100 floats on the company’s XCub. Both amphibious and seaplane versions of the floats, built by Wipaire, Inc., have been approved and are now part of the XCub’s Type Certificate. “The Wipline floats increase the capabilities of this superbly flexible airframe”, said Randy Lervold, president… 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 EX-3 Kits Begin Shipping

The EX-3 Joins the EX-2 in CubCrafters’ Expanded Kit Offering. The first of many Carbon Cub EX-3 kits was shipped in November, and we’re planning to ship three complete kits each month through the first half of 2018. Though inspired by the Carbon Cub EX-2, there are many important differences… important improvements over the previous… Read more »

Builder Assist: Done Right

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 »

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 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 »

CubCrafters Accepts BitCoin

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 »

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 Unveils New Carbon Cub

    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 »

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 »