|CC11-160 Carbon Cub SS|
|Carbon Cub SS|
|Introduction||2007 Alaska State Aviation Trade Show and Conference|
From $189,990 As of June 2016
|CubCrafters CC11-100 Sport Cub S2, Piper J-3 Cub.|
The CubCrafters CC11-160 Carbon Cub SS is an ASTM certified light-sport aircraft based on the Piper J-3 Cub manufactured by Cub Crafters. It is modernized, with light-weight carbon fiber components and a 180 hp engine.
In January 2016 the Carbon Cub was named AVweb's "Airplane of the Year" for 2015.
The Carbon Cub SS was originally named the "CubCrafters Super Sport Cub". In order to maintain certification under American Light Sport Aircraft limitations the maximum takeoff power is limited to five minutes.
The Carbon Cub SS uses a carbon fiber spinner and air-induction scoop. The Carbon Cub weighs 300 pounds (140 kg) less than a Piper PA-18 Super Cub. The carbon cowling weighs six pounds (2.7 kg). The fuselage is welded SAE 4130 chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with fabric covering. The wings are fitted with vortex generators for low-speed flight control. Some models use a partial color on silver base coat paint job that weighs 11 pounds (5.0 kg) less than an all-color paint job.
The CC340 engine, based on the Lycoming O-320, is developed with Engine Components International, Inc. (ECi), using dual electronic ignition and ECi O-320 cylinders. The engine is rated at 5 US gallons (19 litres) per hour fuel consumption at an 80 horsepower (60 kW) cruise setting.
An early Carbon Cub SS on tundra tires
Fuselage of a CubCrafters Carbon Cub
Carbon Cub interior with an iPad (displaying an Australian VFR navigational chart)
Data from Flying
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