XCub checks every box on an adventure Pilot’s wish list: remarkable STOL performance, generous useful load, class defining speed and cross-country range. Yet XCub surrounds both pilot and passenger with comfort and convenience. The pilot experience at the controls is intuitive and satisfying. Cockpit ergonomics are thoughtfully executed. Control inputs are rewarded with a precisely smooth, tactile feel and superb control harmony.
We dreamed of a Cub that could reach farther, go faster and carry more than legacy technology would allow. Knowing modern materials and computer-aided engineering gave us a good shot at making these lofty goals a reality, we set off on what became a 6 year journey. Along the way we encountered many hurdles, one of which is the strictest and most challenging iteration of Part 23 certification to date. Satisfying all of today’s Part 23 requirements ensured this would be the safest and strongest Cub ever produced.
XCub is lighter, faster, stronger and provides a larger payload and greater range than any aircraft in its category. Combined, these attributes fulfill a much wider mission profile. Take a flight in XCub and discover the next generation of adventure aircraft.