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Most Complete Kit Available. Focus on Build not Shopping.
Most complete airplane kit available. Complete in 800-1,000 hours. Clear manuals & videos. Unmatched support. Carbon Cub performance.

The Kits

  • Fuselage

    The fuselage kit includes a powder coated fuselage that is ready for the assembly process. The floorboards are gel-coated composite parts that need no painting... they are ready to fit and install. You will install the rudder pedals, torque tube, master cylinders, and parking brakes on the floorboards, and then install the complete floorboard assembly to the fuselage with 20 screws.

  • Wing

    The wing kit includes everything needed to assemble the wings, flaps, ailerons, and fuel tanks. Every nut and washer, screw and component part is in the kit. The ribs are a three piece design that enable the builder to assemble the center sections with the spars prior to attaching the nose ribs or trailing edge ribs.

  • Finishing

    The Finishing kit includes: the engine cowl, engine mount, windows, control cables, gel-coated interior panels, seat belts, flap handle and flap attaching components, instrument panel, landing gear system, tailwheel and tail spring, tires and tubes, fuel gauges, and wing struts. Select engine, instruments, and paint and you'll be ready to fly.

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  • 1,320 or 1,865 lbs gross weight
  • CC340 180 HP Engine
  • Carbureted
  • Fixed Pitch Prop
  • Useful Load up to 883 lbs
  • Cruise 109 MPH
  • Range 632 Miles
  • Take Off Distance 110 Feet
  • Landing Distance 140 Feet
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  • 2,000 lbs gross weight
  • CC363i 186 HP Engine
  • Fuel Injected
  • Constant Speed Prop
  • Useful Load 977 lbs
  • Cruise 132 MPH
  • Range 765 Miles
  • Take Off Distance 90 Feet
  • Landing Distance 155 Feet
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    Features

    • Most Complete Kit Available
    • Up to 1,865 lbs (EX-2) or 2,000 lbs (EX-3) Gross Weight
    • EX-2 can qualify for Light Sport
    • New G Series Ailerons and Slotted Flaps
    • Long-range Fuel Tanks
    • Extended Baggage
    • HD Landing Gear
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    Most Complete Kit Available

    The Carbon Cub EX is the most complete aircraft kit on the market. Every nut and bolt is included in the kit so that you can focus on building your dream, not shopping for parts.

    The components in our kits are fabricated on CNC mills and routers, which in turn makes the parts more precise and more consistent. Unlike some aircraft kits, you never have to trim, modify, or finesse parts to fit. The builder can open the crate and immediately go to work building the airplane.

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    Qualify for Light Sport at 1,320 lbs
    Or Certify to 2,000 lbs Gross Weight

    The Carbon Cub EX can be constructed to suit the mission of the individual builder. The EX-2 can be certified with a gross weight up to 1,865 lbs and EX-3 up to 2,000 lbs, affording a useful load over 900 lbs. Experimental Amateur-Built Certification also allows the builder of EX-2 kits to certify with a gross weight of 1,320 lbs, qualifying for Light Sport.

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    G Series Ailerons and Slotted Flaps

    The G-Series control surfaces improve handling in all aspects of the flight envelope. The roll authority of the Carbon Cub EX has been improved by redesigning the aileron airfoil and relocating the hinge point. CubCrafters' G-Series ailerons deliver markedly lighter and crisper roll response compared to legacy aircraft. Control harmony is even better than the original.

    The G-Series flaps are the first truly slotted flaps available from CubCrafters. With the G-Series, the stall speed of the EX with flaps extended is reduced, thus improving the already remarkable low-speed manners of the Carbon Cub. The G-Series flap features repositioned pivot arms that, when deployed, lower the flap's location relative to the wing, forcing high-pressure air from below the wing over the flap, and helping airflow to remain attached to the flap surface for increased lift.

    The G-Series tail feathers feature new adjustable elevator stops and allow greater down-elevator trim, providing the pilot with greater trim authority when operating either at the forward or aft limits of the CG envelope. With these improvements, CubCrafters has made an already stellar performer even better.

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    HD Extended Landing Gear

    The gear is particularly rugged, built with machined steel axles, to safely support the higher payload that EX can carry. The 3” extended configuration on the EX-2 is three inches taller than standard gear, increasing the angle of attack, and increasing prop clearance. The EX-3 uses 3x3 landing gear originally designed for the XCub.

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    May Qualify for Light Sport

    The lightweight design of the Carbon Cub EX-2 allows builders to configure the aircraft to qualify for Light Sport operation. Choose standard baggage and fuel tanks, smaller tires and a lightweight panel for operation at or below 1,320 lbs.

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    The New

    CC363i

    The powerplant for the Carbon Cub EX-3 is the innovative new CC363i. With larger displacement, Precision Airmotiv fuel injection, an ingenious cold-air induction system, and Lightspeed dual electronic ignition, the CC363i delivers a vigorous “pull” upon takeoff. In fact, driving its Trailblazer constant –speed prop, the EX-3 generates 20% more thrust than previous Carbon Cubs. An impressive achievement!

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    CC340

    The Carbon Cub EX-2 is powered by the lightweight and powerful Titan CC340, delivering a power-to-weight ratio of 7.33 lbs/hp! For comparison a Cessna 172Rs has a power to weight ratio of 15.33 lbs/hp. Carbon Cub pilots experience a sea level climb rate of 2,100 feet per minute (compared to 650 fpm for a 172) and a deck angle that inspires involuntary expletives from first-timers.

Build Your Dream

Construct your minimalist, lightweight EX to drop into tiny mountain clearings surrounded by forest, or add extended baggage and long range tanks to support extended hunting excursions. The Carbon Cub EX will satisfy your mission.

The components in the kit are fabricated on CNC mills and routers. The parts are precise and consistent. Unlike some aircraft kits, you never have to trim, modify, or finesse parts to fit. The builder can open the crate and immediately go to work building the airplane.

Though the quality and performance of the EX are unmatched by any other aircraft kit, the cost to build the EX compares favorably to the competition. The EX is, by far, the most complete aircraft kit available. The kit includes every part needed to finish the airplane, including the engine, prop and panel, if you like. Builders do not have to spend time shopping for hardware and materials that can add $50,000 or more to the advertised price of other kits.

Build Support

The quality and completeness of the EX-2 are supplemented with clearly written manuals and factory builder support that leads the industry.

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Specifications

  • Aircraft

    • Certification
      Experimental Factory Assist
    • Type
      Single engine land & sea
    • Crew
      2
  • Powerplant

    • Engine
      CC340 / CC363i
    • Horsepower
      180 / 186
    • Propeller
      Fixed Pitch / Constant Speed
  • Dimensions

    • Length
      23 ft 10 in
    • Height
      8 ft 4 in
    • Wingspan
      34 ft 4 in
    • Wing Area
      174.8 sq ft
    • Cabin Width
      30" @ pilot position
    • Cabin Height
      52" @ pilot position
    • Cabin Area
      26 cu ft
  • Weights

    • Empty Weight
      982 / 1,023 lbs
    • Gross Weight
      1,865 / 2,000 lbs
    • Useful Load
      883 / 977 lbs
    • Useful Load
      230 lbs
  • Capacities

    • Fuel
      44 gallons
  • Performance

    • Maximum Speed
      115 / 145 mph in level flight
    • Redline Speed
      141 / 170 mph
    • Cruise Speed
      110 / 135 mph 75% power
    • Stall Speed
      36 / 37 mph
    • Rate of Climb
      2,000 / 2,400 fpm
    • Endurance
      5.8+ hrs
    • Range
      632 / 765 miles
    • Takeoff Distance
      110 / 90 ft demonstrated
    • Landing Distance
      140 / 155 ft demonstrated
    • Maneuvering Speed
      93 / 106 mph
    • Best Rate of Climb
      71 mph
    • Best Angle of Climb
      50 / 57 mph
    • Best Glide Speed
      68 mph

Demonstrated performance with 50% fuel and one 190 pound pilot

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The Carbon Cub EX-2 and EX-3 are the only adventure aircraft kits that promise exhilarating Carbon Cub performance. A well-built EX will be indistinguishable from its mighty FX cousin. Fly a Carbon Cub for yourself, and then build your dream.

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