CubCrafters has announced that its most powerful aircraft yet, the Super Sport Cub, is now available. The SLSA-certified (factory-built, ready to fly) Cub is a higher-power version of the company’s Sport Cub S2. The Super Sport uses a 180-hp, 340 cubic inch engine, which allows a 2100-fpm climb, the company says. The two-place taildragger can be outfitted with Tundra tires floats or skis for backcountry exploring.
The CC340 ASTM-compliant engine was developed in partnership with ECI and includes electronic ignition, high-compression pistons and a new lightweight design. Cruise settings for a 120-mph cruise produce a 5- to 6-gph fuel burn, the company says. The airframe is a complete redesign of the Super Cub, says CubCrafters. There has been extensive use of carbon fiber composites and 2024-T3 aluminum in the ribs and wingskins. The airframe has been tested to 5.65 G for the design limit and 8.5 G for ultimate loads, says Jim Richmond, CEO and founder of the company. The airframe is an identical twin to the Carbon Cub that the company developed for the homebuilt market.
Base price for the SLSA certified Super Sport Cub is $163,280. For more information, visit CubCrafters.