CubCrafters now offers an option for a BRS ballistic recovery chute, much the same as the one found in every new Cirrus. The new BRS installation was on display in the CubCrafters’ booth at Sun ‘n Fun so prospective customers and builders could get a good look at it. The package available for the kit version of the Carbon Cub EX-2 adds 43.5 pounds to the empty weight and costs $11,950. The BRS system can also be retrofitted on existing Carbon Cubs.
Whether or not a BRS chute makes much sense on a plane with such a gentle glide rate and slow minimum forward speed it a reasonable topic for debate, but customers seem to want it, so CubCrafters will now be able to meet that demand with a well-engineered package.