Cub Crafters Top Cub CC18-180 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cub Crafters Top Cub CC18-180 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cub Crafters Top Cub CC18-180
AIRCRAFT NAME
Top Cub CC18-180
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cub Crafters
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
558 nm
SPEED
112 kts
PASSENGERS
1 people
ACQUISITION COST
$230000
ENGINES
Lycoming Ly O-360-C4P 1
APU
Standard
WINGSPAN
23.16 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Cub Crafters is best known for building Piper Cub replicas in the light sport aircraft corner of the market. The company has produced many supplementary type certificate (STC) modications for older Cubs.  Cub Crafters Top Cub is an FAA part 23 certified airplane with an 180 hp Lycoming O-360-C4P engine driving either a wood or metal propeller.  Cub Crafters experience in maintaining Super Cubs helped them to develop the Top Cub and address any “short comings’ of the Super Cub.  Improvement over the original includes a stronger wing with more ribs, 26G safety seats and better visibility.  The Top Cub was certified on December 16, 2004.
 
A considerable list of options are available including, floats, skis, IFR package, auto gas STC, wood or metal propeller, cargo pod, several tire options (from standard 8.5 inch tires to 35 inch tundra tires) and leather seats.