CubCrafters Announces Certification of Wipline Floats for Flagship XCub

Yakima, Washington – March 26, 2018: Light aircraft manufacturer, CubCrafters, has announced FAA certification for the installation of Wipline 2100 floats on the company’s XCub. Both amphibious and seaplane versions of the floats, built by Wipaire, Inc., have been approved and are now part of the XCub’s Type Certificate.

“The Wipline floats increase the capabilities of this superbly flexible airframe”, said Randy Lervold, president of CubCrafters. “The XCub’s impressive useful load makes it an ideal platform for float operations, which was a design objective from the outset. Add its slow stall, fast cruise and extended range, the XCub promises unmatched floatplane versatility”.

CubCrafters already has considerable experience with the Wipline 2100 floats, but the XCub floatplane is big step forward.  On floats, the flight characteristics remain XCub crisp, despite the added weight, due in large part to CubCrafters’ G-Series flight controls. “I can tell you that my own experiences in the XCub on Wipline floats were quite impressive”, says Lervold. “The airplane’s handling on water was smooth and predictable, even in wind and chop. Pilots of other floatplanes will be impressed with the takeoffs, which are usually half as long as they might be used to. The landing gear on the amphibious model is quite robust and therefore well suited for our customers’ use.”

The Wipline 2100 floats may be installed on new production XCub aircraft, or on existing XCubs that have already been delivered. For more information about the XCub, visit  A pilot report for the XCub on Wipline 2100 floats can be found on CubCrafters’ BLOG. You may also contact CubCrafters or your local Certified Sales Center.


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 Experimental, LSA, and Part 23 Certified aircraft. The Carbon Cub family has redefined expectations of “backcountry aircraft” with its light weight, powerful engines, and breathtaking performance. The company’s newest introductions, the Carbon Cub EX-3, an E-AB kit, and FX-3, an addition to CubCrafters’ clever Factory eXperimental builder assist program, further advance Carbon Cub performance. The flagship XCub substantially expands the mission profile of sport utility aircraft with its higher speed, longer range and larger payload. The Top Cub offers a substantial useful load and is the most up-to-date iteration of the historic Super Cub available.

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