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Cub Crafters Inc
1918 South 16Th Avenue
CUBCRAFTERS was founded in 1980 by current owner and Chairmain Jim Richmond. An A&P, Jim visited Alaska - bush pilot heaven - that year, gathering as much information as he could about Super Cub modifications and applications. When he returned to Washingt
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CUBCRAFTERS was founded in 1980 by current president, aircraft designer and pilot Jim Richmond.
An A&P, Jim visited Alaska - bush pilot heaven - that year, gathering as much information as he could about Super Cub modifications and applications.
When he returned to Washington State, he decided to get into Super Cub rebuilding full time.
He sold his home insulation business and rebuilt five L-21's (Italian versions of the Super Cub.) During this time Jim also started the "Super Cub Newsletter",
constantly gathering information on modifications and STC's, and refining the rebuilding process.
"I've talked to people from Washington, ...
"I've talked to people from Washington, D.C., Florida and a bunch of other states and countries," said CubCrafters CEO Jim Richmond.
"This show isn't just for Alaska."
couldn't express strongly enough how fun and essential the Gathering is.
Pilot Insurance News | Cubrafters reports record year in deliveries
CubCrafters President Jim Richmond said the company has been careful with how they manage growth, stating that overwhelming demand for the Carbon Cub SS tempted CubCrafters to add space and people quickly but they instead increased production incrementally.
added that when new orders continued to outpace capacity and the company's delivery backlog continued to grow, it was at that point they decided to add the new weld and machine shop.
Jim Richmond, ...
Jim Richmond, CubCrafters founder and CEO indicates, "This new agreement helps position CubCrafters for the future, both in terms of expansion into international markets, and funding current and future development projects.
"Carbon Cub FX turns the familiar ...
"Carbon Cub FX turns the familiar 'builder assist' convention upside down," says Jim Richmond, founder and CEO of CubCrafters.
"Instead of assisting your assembly of parts from a kit, CubCrafters' technicians facilitate your fabrication of the parts themselves."
Using the company's facilities and equipment, CubCrafters
employees will "guide you through the fabrication process in an astonishingly short time," he
said, explaining, "then, CubCrafters will use your parts to assemble a factory-perfect Carbon Cub, complete with all the options that you choose."
This new program satisfies the FAA Major Portion Rule (or 51% rule), he
The builder completes more than half of the aircraft construction described in the Amateur-Built Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly Checklist (FAA Advisory Circular 20-27G, Appendix 8).
No technical experience is necessary, according to Richmond
"Our factory personnel will guide you through each process to ensure that your parts are in-spec and meet our quality standards," he