N508XC is outfitted with a composite constant-speed composite prop that is both extraordinarily lightweight and efficient which allows a cruise speed of up to 135 miles per hour on the installed 26" Goodyear tundra tires. Cruising slightly slower at 120 mph with a fuel capacity of 49 gallons extends the aircraft’s range to over 800 miles. Go even a little slower, at an economy cruise of 110 mph, and the range extends to almost 1,000 miles. This makes N508XC an extraordinarily versatile aircraft.
All XCubs are built on a completely original fuselage design. The CNC milled 4130 chromoly steel frame meets the latest FAA Part 23 certification standards for 2,300 lb gross weight aircraft to ensure N508XC is one of the strongest Cub type aircraft ever produced.
The G-Series ailerons on N508XC improve handling in all aspects of the flight envelope. The roll authority has been improved by redesigning the aileron airfoil and relocating the hinge point. Push-rod aileron controls directly replace cables and pulleys eliminating cable stretch. Pilots experience a smooth, tactile feel with markedly lighter and crisper roll response compared to legacy aircraft. Roll rate is increased and control harmony is fantastic. Following a river, carving turns at treetop level in an XCub is something every pilot should experience.
N508XC features CubCrafters new aerodynamic aluminum spring gear that is both stronger than legacy gear and provides superior damping and control on unimproved landing areas. N508XC also has float fittings and hidden, pre-welded, tabs on the airframe to support hydraulic pack installations for amphibious applications. The XCub 2,300-pound gross weight capability allows up to 800 lbs of useful load on floats, with both straight and amphibious floats from Wipaire now certified for XCub.
N508XC has outstanding cockpit ergonomics. High seat positioning, low side windows, a low-profile instrument panel, and a tapered cowl assure a panoramic view. The stick is comfortably and precisely positioned. The seats feature memory foam cushions to assure comfort and circulation for long cross-country flights. The instrument panel flows intuitively with engine controls on the left and avionics/lighting on the right. The interior package offers Scottish leather seats with perforated inserts and contrast stitching. There are 12 storage areas in the cabin, two bottle holders, four USB charging ports and two 12V power outlets. A rear seat electronics console holds both phones or tablets.
All XCubs ever manufactured by CubCrafters are certified by the FAA under Part 23, Amendment 62. The certification process for this model was completed in 2016, lasted six years, and generated 45,000 pages of compliance reports with more than 2,700 combined ground & flight conditions tested. XCub meets the requirements of more than 1,500 FAA aircraft certification regulations. The XCub is simply the safest, most extensively tested adventure airplane ever certified.
Why miss the 2019 flying season and wait a year or more for a new production XCub when N508XC is ready to fly away today? The engine Break-in is just barely complete on this very low time no damage history aircraft that is listed at less than current MSRP and is in factory-new condition and being offered with an extended Factory warranty.
This aircraft is ready to go now for any 2019 backcountry flying adventure!