The Carbon Cub is available in three variants: Carbon Cub SS (production Light Sport Aircraft), Carbon Cub FX (an innovative Builder Assist E-AB aircraft), and Carbon Cub EX-2 (aircraft kit). Carbon Cub has been designed for off airport operation with a powerful engine, strong lightweight airframe and nimble low-speed manners.

The Carbon Cub has redefined expectations for backcountry aircraft. It has taken the fundamentally superior design of the Piper Super Cub and reinvented it using 21st Century materials and computer-aided design. Superior engineering results in the Carbon Cub having 50% fewer parts, and weighing more than 300 pounds less, than a similarly equipped Super Cub. It can take off and land in patches that you thought were accessible only to helicopters and hikers, all while being able to take the abuse of backcountry exploration.


The Carbon Cub has an unmatched power to weight ratio. It has no equal in takeoff and landing performance. On an average day Carbon Cub will climb out at 2,100 feet per minute and pass through 10,000 climbing at 1,100 feet per minute.

This power is ideally paired with the airplane's nimble handling and slow speed manners. Carbon Cub FX and EX-2 are further benefitted by our new G-Series flaps and ailerons. Whether flying around the patch, camping or remote wilderness excursions, the Carbon Cub always delivers.

  • Takeoff roll: 60 ft
  • Landing roll: 53 ft
  • Climb: 2,100 fpm
  • Cruise: 105 - 115 mph (depending on tires)


The Carbon Cub is inherently safer due to its extraordinarily slow stall speed. The fundamentally sound wing and vortex generators (standard) increase low-speed stability.

The strong chromoly steel fuselage surrounds occupants in a protective cage. It has been designed to generously exceed required loads. Real-world static tests using lead weights and hydraulic pressure assure the strongest structure in this class of aircraft.

Three Versions

Carbon Cub SS is our production Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and has a 1,320 pound gross weight.

Carbon Cub FX is our innovative Builder Assist / Experimental Amateur Built (E-AB) aircraft and may be certified up to 1,865 pound gross weight. FX includes many upgrades as standard equipment.

Carbon Cub EX is a complete airplane kit that may be certified up to 1,865 pound gross weight, or qualify for Light Sport at 1,320 pounds. Typical assembly time is 800 -1000 hours.

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CubCrafters aircraft are sold through Certified Sales Centers. Our factory-selected Cub enthusiasts are ready to help make your buying experience smooth and worry-free.

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