Carbon Cub EX Kit
Simply the best Cub kit available.
- Nearly 200 pounds lighter and much stronger than an equivalent Super Cub.
- Half the parts of a Super Cub means half the build time. Ready to cover in as few as 200 hours.
- Compatible with engines up to 180 horsepower (!) while still qualifying as a Light Sport.*
- Fuselage is four inches wider and the door is 50% larger for significantly increased comfort.
- Absolutely complete airframe kit, including every necessary nut, bolt and washer. Complete with covering material.
- An excellent choice for the first-time builder.
YOU can build the airplane that
took off in nineteen feet
at the 2007 Valdez STOL contest .
That is not a misprint. That is the demonstrated public performance of the Carbon Cub Prototype.
The Carbon Cub EX is the airframe kit of that same extraordinary airplane.
The Carbon Cub EX is a wonderfully versatile and rewarding kit project.
It's simple and complete enough for even the first-time builder,
who can precisely tailor the aircraft to his or her personal preferences.
The EX is delivered with absolutely every part necessary for assembly of the airframe.
Thanks to CubCrafters proprietary technology, this completely redesigned fuselage is
significantly lighter, much stronger and safer than a stock Super Cub airframe.
In addition, it is wider, for enhanced comfort and increased storage capacity.
To this superior framework can be added your choice of a long list of Carbon Cub EX Options,
including the awe-inspiring 180-horsepower CC340 engine.
Since the airframe is so lightweight, you have the choice of easily staying under the 1,320 pound
maximum weight for the Light Sport category. (For example, with the Continental 100 HP engine installed,
the empty weight is only about 845 pounds, leaving a useful load figure of 475 pounds.) This
translates to very economical operation, with fuel economy of just four or five gallons of
fuel per hour under normal power settings.
Of course, other options let you create a bush pilot's dream machine,
with up to 1,865 pounds of gross weight and a useful load of up to 1,000 pounds,
while retaining astonishing STOL performance. (Exceeding the Light Sport
weight limit will require the pilot to possess a private pilot's license.)
CARBON CUB EX added to FAA list of Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits:
CubCrafters has received notification from the Federal Aviation Administration that their National Kit Evaluation Team had completed
its evaluation of CubCrafters' Carbon Cub EX amateur-built aircraft kit.
Completion of this process means the FAA has evaluated the Carbon Cub EX and that the aircraft has been added to the list of
eligible Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits. The list is provided as a service to prospective builders researching
*The builder is legal to fly the Carbon Cub EX as a "Light Sport" pilot as long as the kit is
certified at a maximum weight of 1,320 lbs. Our kit was tested to ASTM standards at a gross weight
of 1,865 lbs. If you decide to set the gross weight at 1,865 lbs, you will not be allowed to
fly as a "Light Sport" pilot; and you will need a medical and a private pilots license.
A gross weight limit of 1,320 lbs on wheels or 1,430 lbs on floats applies to all LSA aircraft.