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The CubCrafters XCub is a civil utility airplane manufactured by CubCrafters.

Summary[]

After six years in secret development, the XCub was finally unveiled by Washington-based CubCrafters in 2016 as a full-production offspring of their popular experimental kit plane, the Carbon Cub EX. While the XCub bears many similarities to the Carbon Cub EX – and both aircraft trace their design lineage to the 1949-vintage Piper PA-18 Super Cub – the XCub was redesigned from spinner to tail with one thing in mind: Adventure.

Featuring a cantilever V-strut-braced high-wing, lightweight constant-speed composite prop, telltale "shark gills" on its cowl and a reverse scoop to exit air out the bottom, the XCub boasts a suite of aerodynamic improvements that significantly increase performance.

Reimagined G-series ailerons, flaps, and a vertical fin further deliver on the promise, with improved yaw stability, light and crisp roll response, and overall optimized control harmony. Add to that the XCub's remarkable STOL capabilities, increased speed and extended range, and this taildragger is more than ready to attack the backcountry – or any other destination you've got in mind.
~ Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) on its hangar page

Simulator availability[]

Overview

This asset is available in the following simulators.

Sim Icon-Ware-Included  Icon-Ware-Payware  Icon-Ware-Freeware  Anvil icon
XP12
FGFS2020.3LTS
FS2020 4 1
XP11 1
DCS
P3D
XP10
FSX
FS2004

Package listing

The following packages are either included in the base sim or available for purchase/download. Note that the inclusion of packages below is not an endorsement of quality or fitness. Potential buyers are highly encouraged to research payware packages through reviews, videos, or other means before purchasing.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) [edit]
License Variant Creator Notes
Icon-Ware-Included Included XCub (wheels) Asobo
  • Included in all editions
Icon-Ware-Included Included XCub (skis) Asobo
  • Included in all editions
Icon-Ware-Included Included XCub (floats) Asobo
  • Included in all editions
Icon-Ware-Included Included NXCub (wheels) Asobo
Icon-Ware-Freeware Freeware XCub ChrisO @Flightsim.to
  • 280hp Rotax mod

X-Plane 11 [edit]
License Variant Creator Notes
Icon-Ware-Payware Payware XCub XFlight @X-Plane.org

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)[]

Activities[]

The CubCrafters XCub is featured in the following activities.

The CubCrafters XCub (floats) is featured in the following activities.

Included Liveries[]

The following liveries accompany the included Asobo model at no additional cost.

Wheeled

Floats

Skis

History[]

Sim Update X (SU10) (2022-09-20):
  • Added AP disconnect button

World Update X: USA (WU10) (2022-06-14):

Sim Update VIII (SU8) (2022-03-01):

  • Cockpit camera collision fixes
  • Fix baro knob on attitude backup display

World Update IX: Italy & Malta (WU9) (2022-05-17):

Sim Update VII (SU7) (2021-11-18):

  • Officially added the NXCub to the simulator
    • [Undocumented] Includes 3 free liveries

Sim Update VI (SU6) (2021-10-19):

  • Minor improvements for the checklist
  • Fixed tail wheel steering

Sim Update V (SU5) (2021-07-27):

  • Two new livery sets are available: Aviator Club Xbox and Livery 1

Sim Update III (SU3) (2021-03-09):

  • The mouse cursor is now properly positioned on the instrument panel in VR

World Update II: USA (WU2) (2020-11-24):

Patch 1.8.3.0 (2020-09-16):

  • IAS AP mode is now working properly

Closed beta (2020-07-28):

Alpha 3 (2020-05-14):

  • Can no longer take fuel on both tanks
  • Prop RPM lever tooltip no longer always displays 0%

Gallery[]

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XP12: All Included Payware Freeware In development Included Third-party
FGFS2020.3LTS: All Included Freeware In development Included Third-party Launcher
FS2020: All Included Payware Freeware In development Included Third-party Marketplace
XP11: All Included Payware Freeware In development Included Third-party
DCS: All Included Payware Freeware In development Included Third-party Marketplace
P3D: All Included Payware Freeware In development Included Third-party
XP10: All Included Payware Freeware Included Third-party
FSX: All Included Payware Freeware Included Third-party
FS2004: All Included Payware Freeware Included Third-party
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