The CubCrafters XCub is a light two-seat in tandem, tailwheel aircraft. It was secretly developed over six years until introduced in 2016 in the state of Washington, United States. XCub design traces its lineage to the 1949-vintage Piper PA-18 Super Cub. The aircraft is made from welded steel tubing, with its flying surfaces covered in doped aircraft fabric. There are two four-stroke powerplants possible to mount: standard Lycoming O-360-C1 180 horsepower (160 kW) with two-bladed propeller and Lycoming IO-390 215 horsepower (160 kW) with a three-bladed propeller. XCub is well known as short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft, more familiar abbreviated as STOL.
Despite XCubs empty weight is 552 kg (1,216 lb) it gives a useful load of 492 kg (1,084 lb). Take-off and landing distances are demonstrated to be only 52 meters (170 feet) when at maximum gross weight is exceeded. A total of 190-liter fuel capacity gives 6 hours of endurance with a cruising speed of 126 knots (233 km/h). Flight range is exceeding 700 nautical miles with an altitude service ceiling up to 14,000 feet (4,300 metes). XCub can be recommended for bush flying around the globe because of its excellent STOL capabilities and high cruise speed.
The CubCrafters XCub is flyable in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Editions.