July 2016 Issue
Cub Crafters XCub: High Luxe, Real Speed
Speed and Cub don’t usually appear in the same sentence, nor are leather seats a common option. But the new XCub has both, plus bounceless (almost) spring landing gear.
If you were a dedicated Cub aficionado and wanted to build yourself the ultra version of the essential Cub idea, what would you do? You’d start with the basic planform, update it with edge-of-tech materials and build methods—carbon fiber, CNC-cut parts, modern avionics—all buttressed with an aerodynamic makeover to tweak performance. Then you’d send the airplane to the place that designs and builds seats for Bentleys and Ferraris and tell them to go wild.
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