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Best Cub. Best Kit

  • Stronger than a traditional Super Cub and fewer than half the parts of a Super Cub
  • Weighs nearly 300 pounds less than a Super Cub
  • 1,865 lbs gross weight with 900 lbs useful load or qualify for Light Sport at 1,320 lbs
  • Up to 180 horsepower (!) while still eligible for Light Sport
  • Fuselage is four inches wider, and the door is 11 inches longer compared to a Super Cub
  • Absolutely complete kit, including every nut, bolt, and washer
  • Pre-stitched covering materials
  • Included on the FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) list of eligible Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits
  • Excellent choice for the first time builder

"I've been flying for over 40 years, and the Carbon Cub lets me do things I've never done before."  -Jim M.

The EX-2 revision includes an extensive series of improvements and upgrades to the kit, but the primary components are the new G-Series ailerons, flaps, and tail feathers. The G-Series control surfaces of the EX-2 improve controllability 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.

Focus on Building, Not Shopping.

The Carbon Cub EX-2 is possibly 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 Kit] was remarkably complete... I could easily see a less complete kit taking a few hundred hours longer just due to having to chase parts."  -Rob L.

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.

More flexibility means more possibilities!

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.

We left plenty of room for you to personalize your Carbon Cub EX-2. You'll choose powerplant, avionics, and landing gear options. Of course, you're free to add whatever finish you like, from the classic yellow with a lightning bolt, to a more modern scheme.

Strength


The Super Cub is known for its strength and ruggedness. The Carbon Cub advances that legacy. CubCrafters' engineering team created an entirely new design that is much more robust, but includes fewer than half the components of a Super Cub. Computer-aided-design allowed us to create an airframe that still embodies the traditional Cub look while making an aircraft that is substantially stronger. This airplane is intended for use in the backcountry.

The airframe, while lightweight, is incredibly strong. The chromoly steel frame forms a protective cage that has been tested to 1,865 lbs X 4G's + 50%. While a lot of experimental aircraft have only been tested via computer simulations, at CubCrafters the computer simulations are only the start. Real world static tests using lead weights and hydraulic pressure assure our designs are the strongest in this class of aircraft.

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.

The Carbon Cub EX-2 allows you to enjoy grassroots, backcountry aviating without compromising safety. The aircraft is inherently safer than many designs due to its extraordinarily slow stall speed. Every CubCrafters airplane also includes a full set of vortex generators so maneuverability isn't compromised, even at the slowest speeds.

Don't compromise!


Have it all: cross-country comfort, astonishing STOL performance and authentic taildragger fun. The Carbon Cub EX-2, paired with the CC340 180hp engine delivers awesome performance. The aircraft excels in a wide variety mission profiles giving you the freedom to go anywhere!

Performance


The Carbon Cub EX-2 is a POWERFUL aircraft. It has no equal in takeoff and landing performance. Takeoff in two or three lengths of the airplane when you are light, and four to five lengths at a 1,865 lbs gross weight! Speaking of performance, this ship can climb at over 2,100 feet per minute at sea level and still be climbing at over 1,100 feet per minute at 10,000 feet. Level off at 7,500 feet in less than 5 minutes after takeoff! Cruise at 126mph even with 29" tundra tires. The fun factor is off the chart. Whether flying around the patch, camping, or more serious missions, the Carbon Cub EX-2 will always deliver.

Stick and Rudder


Experience the true tactile joy that is classic taildragger aviating! The Carbon Cub EX-2 allows pilots of the 21st Century to experience the beauty of grassroots aviation. Fly into your favorite backcountry grass strip or just fly low and slow with the door and windows open, the EX-2 allows you to enjoy aviation in its purest form.

"Windows open. Cruising low and slow. Flying with stick and rudder
instead of with systems. This is a really fun airplane."
  -Chris M.

Carbon Cub EX-2 Benefits

  • 931 lbs empty weight and 1,865 lbs gross weight with 180hp
  • Many upgrade options and completion kits are available
  • Build a kit using the same techniques 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
  • Pre-stiched covering materials are included in the kit
*A gross weight limit of 1,320 lbs on wheels or 1,430 lbs on floats applies to all LSA aircraft.
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