CubCrafters brought its new Super Sport Cub, the company’s most powerful aircraft, to Sun ‘n Fun.
Available immediately, the LSA is a stronger and more powerful version of CubCrafters’ Sport Cub S2, according to Jim Richmond, CEO and founder of the Yakima, Wash.-based company.
According to Richmond, the two-place Super Sport Cub boasts the largest engine in the LSA industry, a 340-cubic-inch engine producing up to 180 hp for takeoff and climb, and a continuous 80 hp at altitudes up to 12,000 feet.
With a rate of climb well over 2,100 feet per minute, the Super Sport Cub’s climb rivals even turbine-powered aircraft, he said.
“Its power-to-weight ratio exceeds that of a P-51 Mustang, providing takeoff distances of less than 100 feet at gross weight,” he added.
All of this is made possible with the certification of CubCrafters’ own ASTM-compliant engine, the CC340, a four-cylinder, air-cooled engine developed in partnership with ECI. Power and efficiency are achieved with electronic ignition, high compression pistons and a new lightweight design, Richmond added.
“This is a complete redesign of the venerable Super Cub,” he said. “Using carbon fiber composites extensively, 2024-T3 aluminum in the ribs and wing skins, and a more efficient fuselage design were just a few of the many improvements.”
Base price starts at $163,280. The taildragger can be delivered with tundra tires, floats, or skis.
For more information: CubCrafters.com.