CubCrafters' Duo


CubCrafters has a new pair of Experimental Super Cub-type planes available now. The EX-3 is a traditional build-it-yourself kit and the FX-3 is put together with factory assistance. These models build on the success of the EX-2, which is still available. The new -3 models feature a larger engine and constant speed prop.

CubCrafters FX3
CubCrafters FX3

The engine is the CC363, a power plant based on the Lycoming O-360 parallel valve design but using mostly Superior parts including a counter-weighted crankshaft. The prop is the Hartzell composite Trailblazer, available in either 80 or 83-inch lengths.

The gross weight has been increased to 2000 pounds with an empty weight of 1000-1050 pounds, giving it a useful load boost of about 100 pounds over the EX-2.

The new engine and prop combination boosts cruise speed to 117 knots with standard tires.

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Dave Prizio
Dave Prizio has been plying the skies of the L.A. basin and beyond since 1973. Born into a family of builders, it was only natural that he would make his living as a contractor and spend his leisure time building airplanes. He has so far completed four—two GlaStars, a Glasair Sportsman, and a Texas Sport Cub—and is helping a friend build an RV-8. When he isn’t building something, he shares his love of aviation with others by flying Young Eagles or volunteering as an EAA Technical Counselor. He is also an A&P mechanic, Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), and was a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council for six years.


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