CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS
|CubCrafters Carbon Cub SS|
|Carbon Cub SS|
|National origin||United States of America|
|Introduction||2007 Alaska State Aviation Trade Show and Conference|
From $172,990 (2012)
|Developed from||CubCrafters CC11-100 Sport Cub S2, Piper Cub.|
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 250 lbs less than a Piper Super Cub. The carbon cowling weighs six pounds. The fuselage is welded 4130 tube steel 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 7 lbs less than an all-color paint job.
- CubCrafters CC11-100 Sport Cub S2
- An O-200 powered LSA variant 
- CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX
- An experimental kit variant of the Carbon Cub SS with a gross weight of 1,865 lb (846 kg).
Specifications (Carbon Cub SS)
Data from Flying
- Capacity: 2
- Length: 22.75 ft (6.93 m)
- Wingspan: 34.25 ft (10.44 m)
- Height: 9.25 ft (2.82 m)
- Wing area: 171.9 sq ft (15.97 m2)
- Aspect ratio: 5.2-1
- Airfoil: USA35(B)
- Empty weight: 932 lb (423 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,320 lb (599 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 24 gallons
- Powerplant: 1 × CC340 Horizontally opposed piston engine., 180 hp (130 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed CATTO composite propeller
- Maximum speed: 123 kn; 227 km/h (141 mph)
- Cruise speed: 104 kn; 193 km/h (120 mph)
- Stall speed: 27 kn; 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Service ceiling: 17,999 ft (5,486 m)
- Rate of climb: 2,100 ft/min (11 m/s)
- Wing loading: 7.37 lb/sq ft (36.0 kg/m2)
- Thrust/weight: 7.33 per hp
- "CubCrafters Super Sport Cub Becomes Carbon Cub SS". Retrieved January 20, 2011.
- "King Kong "Little" Cub". Plane and Pilot. August 2010.
- "The Carbon Cub SS". Flying. October 2010.
- autopilot. December 2010. Missing or empty
- Vandermeullen, Richard: 2012 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 49. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
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