New CubCrafters Panel


Executive GLASS touch Features New Garmin 10.6” Touch Display

Yakima, Washington: Light aircraft designer and manufacturer CubCrafters is announcing a new top-of-the-line panel in cooperation with Garmin, which is simultaneously introducing their G3X™ Touch 10.6” touch-sensitive flight display system. CubCrafters’ new panel, Executive GLASS touch, replaces the company’s previous high-end panel with an integrated suite of Garmin’s cutting-edge instruments. Executive GLASS touch is available immediately in CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS, Carbon Cub EX and Sport Cub S2 aircraft.

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“We’re pleased that Garmin has chosen CubCrafters as their OEM partner for this debut”, says Randy Lervold, CubCrafters’ General Manager. “Our Light Sport Aircraft have the best-in-class fit, finish, performance and quality. Together with Garmin’s newest touch-sensitive flight display technology, CubCrafters’ models offer the best-in-class avionics.”

Executive GLASS touch is centered on Garmin’s brand new G3X™ Touch flight display system that includes the GDU 465 10.6” high-resolution touchscreen display. Along with the Garmin GTR 200 COMM and GTX 23 ES mode S transponder, the system integrates each of Garmin’s instruments for a logical, intuitive pilot interface. The G3X™ Touch has Synthetic Vision and video input for cameras or Enhanced Vision Systems. The display layout is completely configurable and includes a front-loading SD™ card slot for convenient software and database updates.

CubCrafters also includes Garmin’s Angle-of-Attack (AOA) sensor and Sirius XM™ Satellite Radio weather and audio as standard equipment on the Executive GLASS touch panel.

“Garmin’s big, new display and pilot interface are very exciting”, says Lervold. “Even with our Cub’s classic roots, our customers demand the most up-to-date instrumentation and avionics available. Executive GLASS touch represents Garmin’s newest and best ideas.”

Executive GLASS touch is available as an option in CubCrafters’ ready-to-fly LSA aircraft for $24,990. Experimental Amateur Builders can purchase the panel for $27,990. Buyers may also upgrade the panel to include Garmin’s Dual-Axis Autopilot at $4,990, and Garmin GDL 39R ADS-B datalink at $2,100.


CubCrafters is located in Yakima, Washington and was founded in 1980 by current owner Jim Richmond. In 2007, CubCrafters was issued a FAA Production Certificate and is currently the only aircraft manufacturer in the nation to produce both standard category and light sport category aircraft under an FAA-approved quality assurance program. CubCrafters’ roots are in the 60-year history of classic “taildragger” aviation, but its products and services are clearly at the leading edge of technology.

CubCrafters offers three all new, ready-to-fly aircraft: The SPORT CUB S2 is a thoroughly updated redesign of the classic airplane that inspired the light sport category. The CARBON CUB SS is a stronger and more powerful version of the S2, with 180 horsepower available for take-off and climb, making it the most powerful LSA aircraft in production. The TOP CUB boasts a useful load of over 1000 pounds, making it among the most capable two-place personal and utility aircraft available. CubCrafters also offers the CARBON CUB EX, the lightest, most complete and best engineered Cub kit available.

Cub Crafters, Inc.
1918 South 16th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903