Over the next two decades, this ambition evolved to the stage where CubCrafters was no longer in the modification business so much as it was building new airplanes – airplanes greatly improved from the original Super Cub. Stronger, safer, easier to fly.
In 1997, CubCrafters expanded and outfitted an additional 40,000 square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent Yakima’s McAllister Field Airport.
From here was introduced their first entirely proprietary design, the Top Cub. The response of aviation enthusiasts – recreational and back-country working pilots – was sensational.
More recently, in response to the creation of the Light Sport Aircraft class, CubCrafters developed the 100-horsepower Sport Cub and the phenomenal new 180 hp Carbon Cub SS (which provides the shortest takeoff, fastest climb rate and shortest landing of any aircraft in its class).