CubCrafters begins shipping Carbon Cub kits

CubCrafters recently shipped the first three Carbon Cub wing kits and the first Carbon Cub fuselage kit.

CubCrafters is producing the kits at a rate of two per month, according to company officials.

“The first builder has the wings complete and is working on the fuselage kit,” said Mitch Travis, kit program manager.

Officials also noted that the 2009 Carbon Cub demo airplane is nearing completion. The signature “flames scheme” was painted this week and the Cub should be moving into final assembly in the next few days. Once completed, CubCrafters’ engineering team will begin gathering and compiling the flight data needed to publish the official
performance numbers for the Carbon Cub.

“It is a real treat to see this kitplane in production,” said Jim Richmond, CubCrafters’ owner and designer of the Carbon Cub kit. “We have modernized every aspect of the trusted old Cub. We have simplified, streamlined, strengthened, and thought outside the box in every way we could imagine. If there is a better way to build a Cub, we want to know about it.”

The demo airplane will start out fitted with a 160-hp Lycoming O-320-B2B. Several different engines are planned so that induction and exhaust systems can be designed and tested for any combination the builder may want to use, officials add.

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