Dakota Cub’s Super 18-160-EXP and Super 18-LT-EXP have been added to the FAA’s list of approved amateur-built kits. This ensures builders that the completed aircraft will meet the FAA’s 51% rule as long as the builder completes the kit as instructed.
The Super 18 is based upon the venerable Piper Super Cub. It features Dakota Cub’s slotted wing technology, as well as other refinements, company officials said, noting all of Dakota Cub’s Super 18s feature a majority of FAA-PMA’d parts. These are the same parts used in the construction of the Part 23-certified Super 18-180, which ensures the highest quality available for builders of Super 18 kits, company officials said.
The Super 18-160-EXP is designed for the Lycoming O-320 and can be equipped with a variety of propellers, including the MT composite constant-speed prop. The kit features a “widebody” fuselage which is 4 inches wider than a standard Piper PA-18 Super Cub fuselage.
The Super 18-LT-EXP is an LSA eligible amateur-built aircraft. Featuring the same FAA-PMA’d parts in the certified Super 18-180 and the Super 18-160-EXP, the Super 18-LT-EXP features a standard PA-18 fuselage to keep weight down. With an extended baggage compartment and all the upgrades of heavier aircraft, the Super 18-LT-EXP offers sport pilot builders a “real” airplane using PMA’d parts unavailable on other kits, company officials noted. The Super 18-LT-EXP also features Dakota Cub’s slotted wing and 90-inch flaps, giving builders a backcountry aircraft that is also LSA-compliant. The Super 18-LT-EXP can also be built with a higher gross weight for non-sport pilot builders.
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