Yakima, Washington – November 21, 2016: CubCrafters is announcing the availability of new airframe parachute systems for the company’s existing fleet of adventure airplanes. In May of 2016, the company introduced systems for new production Carbon Cubs. Now, retrofit parachutes may be installed at CubCrafters, and at select Authorized Service Centers. The airframe parachute systems, developed in partnership with BRS Aerospace, contribute to the safety of CubCrafters’ already exceptional aircraft designs by providing pilots with a safe course of action in otherwise difficult emergencies.
"The extraordinarily slow stall speed, fundamentally sound wing design and vortex generators assure low-speed stability and maneuverability in all CubCrafters aircraft”, says Randy Lervold, CubCrafters’ President. “The super-strong chrome-moly steel cage surrounding occupants in the Sport Cub and Carbon Cub is best in class. The addition of BRS systems to our fleet not only provides a proven life-saving technology, but also additional peace of mind for Carbon Cub pilots and passengers.”
The new BRS parachute system retrofits are available for CubCrafters’ production Sport Cub and Carbon Cub SS aircraft, as well as the company’s Carbon Cub FX Builder Assist model and their EX/EX-2 kits. Two retrofit models are available:
• LSA Sport Cub and Carbon Cub SS models, for gross weight up to 1,320 lbs. (1,430 lbs. on floats). This version weighs 41.4 lbs. and is priced at $15,990 installed.
• Carbon Cub EX, EX-2 and FX experimental aircraft for gross weight up to 1,865 lbs. This configuration weighs 43.5 lbs. and is priced at $11,990 as a kit, or $15,990 installed.
The new BRS airframe parachute systems may be installed at CubCrafters Services in Yakima or at six select Authorized Service Centers across the United States. For more information, or to locate a BRS-qualified Service Center near you, contact CubCrafters’ Customer Support Manager, Jon Delamarter, at (509) 367-5200, or email to [email protected].
CubCrafters, founded in 1980 by current owner and CEO, Jim Richmond, is located at McAllister Field Airport (YKM) in Yakima, WA. CubCrafters’ roots are in the 70-year history of classic taildragger aviation, but its products and services are innovative and completely modern.
CubCrafters designs and manufactures Part 23 Certified, LSA and Experimental aircraft. The company’s newest introduction, XCub, substantially expands the mission profile of sport utility aircraft with its higher speed, longer range and larger payload. The Top Cub, with a useful load of over 1,000 lbs., is the most up-to-date iteration of the historic Super Cub available. The Carbon Cub SS has redefined expectations of “backcountry aircraft” with its light weight, powerful engine, and breathtaking performance. CubCrafters also offers their Carbon Cub in a kit variant, the Carbon Cub EX-2, as well as an E-AB “builder assist” program, Carbon Cub FX Builder Assist.
For more information visit http://www.cubcrafters.com/carboncubss/parachute.