The Sport Cub, CubCrafters’ entry into the realm of Light Sport Aircraft, has received its airworthiness certificate.
The Yakima, Wash.-based company has been in the Cub rebuilding and modification business for some 26 years.
The high-wing design has the classic lines and style of its legacy namesake, but is built with modern materials. The cockpit is 30 inches wide in the pilot position, making it slightly wider than its 1930s-era predecessor. The Sport Cub utilizes a Continental O-200 100-hp engine and either a Sensenich wooden propeller or an optional McCauley metal propeller. It is certified as an S-LSA so it can be used for flight instruction.
“No doubt, to some we have taken more time than we might have hoped to reach this milestone, but the reality is we have intentionally taken extra steps in designing, prototyping, analyzing and testing to ensure that Sport Cub far exceeds ASTM standards,” said Jim Richmond, CubCrafters president. “In fact, we have ensured that Sport Cub exceeds the more rigid standards our customers have set for us over the past 26 years.
“Today’s news is much larger than just a new airplane,” Richmond added. “We not only have now validated that Sport Cub meets and exceeds the applicable ASTM standards, but we have also verified a completely new design for the airplane that inspired the Light Sport Aircraft category. This certification is truly a ‘stamp of approval’ for the entire Sport Cub program.”
Company officials note that there are 72 deposits for Sport Cubs.
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