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CubCrafters Debuts the XCub
CubCrafters is introducing its new top-of-the-line aircraft, XCub. The new model received FAA Type Certification on June 2, 2016, and is available immediately.
XCub is built to be lighter, faster, and stronger than any aircraft in its category. XCub also provides a larger payload and greater range. Combined, these attributes fulfill a much wider mission profile compared to any other aircraft in this class.
“Six years ago I imagined a Part 23 certified Carbon Cub,” said Cub Crafters’ CEO Jim Richmond. “Our development team set out to design a Cub with terrific STOL capabilities, like our Carbon Cub LSA, but one that could travel faster and farther, while easily accommodating all of the gear that a pilot and passenger might want to carry for an extended journey. Now, after receiving Type Certification from FAA, I’m proud to say that XCub is much, much more than I had even hoped it would be.”
XCub boasts a cruising speed over 145 miles per hour at 75 percent power, and a useful load of up to 1,084 pounds. It is powered by a 180-hp Lycoming 0-360 that drives a Hartzel Trailblazer constant-speed composite propeller.
EAA director of publications Jim Busha and senior editor Hal Bryan both had a chance to fly XCub, number three off the production line, in April and will share the full story, including their impressions, in the September issue of Sport Aviation.