YAKIMA, Wash. — Now available for the existing fleet of CubCrafters airplanes are new airframe parachute systems.
In May 2016, the company introduced systems for new production Carbon Cubs. Now, retrofit parachutes may be installed at CubCrafters and at select Authorized Service Centers.
The airframe parachute systems were developed in partnership with BRS Aerospace.
“The extraordinarily slow stall speed, fundamentally sound wing design and vortex generators assure low-speed stability and maneuverability in all CubCrafters aircraft,” says Randy Lervold, CubCrafters’ President. “The super-strong chrome-moly steel cage surrounding occupants in the Sport Cub and Carbon Cub is best in class. The addition of BRS systems to our fleet not only provides a proven life-saving technology, but also additional peace of mind for Carbon Cub pilots and passengers.”
The new BRS parachute system retrofits are available for CubCrafters’ production Sport Cub and Carbon Cub SS aircraft, as well as the company’s Carbon Cub FX Builder Assist model and EX/EX-2 kits.
Two retrofit models are available:
- LSA Sport Cub and Carbon Cub SS models, for gross weight up to 1,320 pounds (1,430 pounds on floats). This version weighs 41.4 lbs. and is priced at $15,990 installed.
- Carbon Cub EX, EX-2 and FX experimental aircraft for gross weight up to 1,865 pounds. This configuration weighs 43.5 pounds and is priced at $11,990 as a kit, or $15,990 installed.
The new BRS airframe parachute systems may be installed at CubCrafters Services in Yakima or at six select Authorized Service Centers across the United States.