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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 to attach parts to. 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 seat belts, flap handle and flap attaching components, instrument panel, landing gear system, tailwheel and tail spring, 6:00 x 6 tires and tubes, fuel gauges, and wing struts. This allows the builder to select their engine and instruments. Add paint and you'll be ready to fly.

Configure Your ex-2
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    Features

    • Most Complete Kit Available
    • 1,320 lbs, or up to 1,865 lbs Gross Weight
    • New G Series Ailerons and Slotted Flaps
    • 3" Extended HD Landing Gear
    • May qualify for Light Sport
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    Most Complete Kit Available

    The Carbon Cub EX-2 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 1,865 lbs Gross Weight

    The Carbon Cub EX-2 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, affording a useful load over 900 lbs. Experimental Amateur-Built Certification also allows the builder to certify with a gross weight of 1,320 lbs, qualifying for Light Sport.

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    180 HP

    The lightweight and powerful Titan CC340 gives the Carbon Cub 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. No other LSA takes off or lands in a shorter distance, with better low speed manners.

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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-2 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-2 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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    3" HD Extended Landing Gear

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

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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.

Build Your Dream

Construct your minimalist, lightweight EX-2 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-2 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-2 are unmatched by any other aircraft kit, the cost to build the EX-2 compares favorably to the competition. The EX-2 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.

Specifications

  • Aircraft

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

    • Engine
      Titan CC340 180 horsepower
    • Propeller
      CATTO Composite Propeller
  • Dimensions

    • Length
      23 ft 3 in
    • Height
      8 ft 4 in
    • Wingspan
      34 ft 3 in
    • Wing Area
      179 sq ft
    • Cabin Width
      30" @ pilot position
    • Cabin Height
      52" @ pilot position
  • Weights

    • Empty Weight
      921 lbs depending on equipment
    • Gross Weight
      1,320 lbs or 1,865 lbs depending on certification
    • Useful Load
      399-944 lbs depending on equipment and certification
  • Capacities

    • Fuel
      25 gallons (24 usable) / 44 gallons (40 usable)
    • Oil
      5 qts
  • Performance

    • Cruise Speed
      96 mph
    • Stall Speed
      32 mph
    • Rate of Climb
      up to 2,100 fpm*
    • Endurance
      4 hrs* with standard fuel (normal, 80hp cruise)
    • Range
      450 miles* with standard fuel
    • Fuel Consumption
      5-6 gph*
    • Takeoff Distance
      60 ft*
    • Landing Distance
      245 ft* 53 ft in competition*
  • Speeds

    • VNE
      141 mph never exceed speed - top of yellow on airspeed indicator
    • VsO
      32 mph stall speed with flaps down, slowest stall speed
    • Vs1
      40 mph stall speed with flaps up, clean
    • VFE
      81 mph maximum speed - flaps extended
    • Vo
      97 mph maximum operating maneuvering speed
    • Vx
      50 mph best angle of climb speed
    • Vy
      71 mph best rate of climb speed

*Performance numbers assume optimal conditions, actual numbers will vary. Fuel consumption and speed will vary with power settings

Panel Options

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Ultimate Cub Kit

The Carbon Cub EX-2 is the only adventure aircraft kit that promises exhilarating Carbon Cub performance. A well-built EX-2 will be indistinguishable from CubCrafters’ mighty FX… a more capable taildragger simply does not exist. Fly a Carbon Cub for yourself, and then build your dream.

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