Aircraft Review

September 2015 Issue

Carbon Cub Amphib: Quick Off the Water

With 180 HP, the Carbon Cub shrugs off the extra weight of the new glass Aerocet floats over the aluminum Baumanns. Build quality is superb.

For people who fish, hunt and camp, and who also fly, float flying is an inevitable career checkpoint. If such pilots don’t eventually own floatplanes, they’re likely to hire pilots who do. That’s why Beavers and 185s keep busy in Alaska and why a portion of light sport sales include floats. Now, one of the most popular float rigs, CubCrafters’ hot rod Carbon Cub, is re-entering the market.

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