sport Cub s2
The Sport Cub S2 is literally a reinvention of the classic Piper Super Cub. It features the same super-strong, lightweight airframe as the top-of-the-line Carbon Cub SS. That means more room, greater safety and simply extraordinary STOL performance.
All this, while in full compliance with Light Sport Certification Rules.
carbon cub ss
Refined, yet brutish."
AOPA Online, in their January, 2010 review of the Carbon Cub SS
The Carbon Cub SS is a thoroughly modern, high performance airplane that has taken the fundamentally superior design of the Piper Super Cub and reinvented it using 21st Century materials (such as carbon fiber) and computer-aided design technology.
Superior engineering results in the Carbon Cub SS having 50 percent fewer parts and being 250 pounds lighter than a similarly equipped Super Cub.
Mounting a lightweight 180 horsepower* engine to this airframe results in a horsepower-to-weight ratio of 0.1364 or just 7.33 lbs/hp (compared, for example, to a Cessna 172R's 15.33 lbs/hp). That results in a sea level climb rate of 2,100 feet per minute (compared to 650 fpm for a 172) - a deck angle that inspires involuntary expletives. No other LSA takes off or lands in a shorter distance, with better low speed manners.
Simply put, you simply must fly this airplane to believe it.
The Top Cub is stronger, safer, and can carry more cargo. It can take off and land in shorter distances, with greater pilot control. It can fly farther, in more comfort. It is an airplane that has taken the best from the past and, using the very latest in design, material and manufacturing technology, has established a new standard.
Certainly Top Cubs appeal to bush pilots, and the airplane can be ordered with optional tundra tires (up to 35"), skis or amphibious floats, along with belly pods to further increase cargo and fuel capacity. In fact, the Top Cub is an ideal choice for any adventure-seeking pilot, as the same capabilities that lend themselves to exploring the Alaskan wilderness make it great for camping, fishing and hunting expeditions and cross-country sight-seeing.