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.)
Safety is a top priority in the design and construction of the Carbon Cub EX. The aircraft is inherently safer due to its extraordinarily slow stall speed. To the fundamentally sound wing shape we’ve added a line of vortex generators, which significantly increase low speed maneuverability, further enhancing safety.
The airframe, while lightweight, is super-strong, and forms a protective cage around the occupants. It has been tested to 1865lbs X 4G’s + 50%. And while a lot of experimental aircraft have been tested via computer simulations alone, CubCrafters instead tests using lead weights and hydraulic pressure. CubCrafters also tests using the same test scenario used in FAA certified testing.
In the cabin, the reinforced harness attach points are actually the strongest parts of the airframe. Even the pilot’s carbon fiber seat was designed for protection as well as comfort. The latest, 2nd generation Amsafe airbag harnesses are available as an option.
Carbon Cub EX Benefits:
- 950 lb empty weight and 1865 lb gross weight with 180hp
- Many upgrade options and completion kits are available
- Build a kit using the same technique used by the factory, save time and money
- Buy individual kits or all the aircraft components at once
- Every kit and sub kit comes complete with all necessary components and hardware
- Covering materials are included in the kit
- CARBON CUB EX ADDED TO FAA LIST OF AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT KITS
There is no greater joy and sense of accomplishment than building your own aircraft. You will be part of a very exclusive club. CubCrafters has recently started a new logo that only kit builders can use. The CubCrafters Kit builders skull.