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Choice of Wipline 2100 Amphibious and Straight Floats Further Expand

Operations for Top Utility Aircraft

Yakima, Washington – March 26, 2018: Light aircraft manufacturer, CubCrafters, has announced FAA
certification for the installation of Wipline 2100 floats on the company’s XCub. Both amphibious and
seaplane versions of the floats, built by Wipaire, Inc., have been approved and are now part of the
XCub’s Type Certificate.

“The Wipline floats increase the capabilities of this superbly flexible airframe”, said Randy Lervold,
president of CubCrafters. “The XCub’s impressive useful load makes it an ideal platform for float
operations, which was a design objective from the outset. Add its slow stall, fast cruise and extended
range, the XCub promises unmatched floatplane versatility”.

CubCrafters already has considerable experience with the Wipline 2100 floats, but the XCub floatplane is
big step forward. On floats, the flight characteristics remain XCub crisp, despite the added weight, due
in large part to CubCrafters’ G-Series flight controls. “I can tell you that my own experiences in the XCub
on Wipline floats were quite impressive”, says Lervold. “The airplane’s handling on water was smooth
and predictable, even in wind and chop. Pilots of other floatplanes will be impressed with the takeoffs,
which are usually half as long as they might be used to. The landing gear on the amphibious model is
quite robust and therefore well suited for our customers’ use.”

The Wipline 2100 floats may be installed on new production XCub aircraft, or on existing XCubs that
have already been delivered. For more information about the XCub, visit A pilot
report for the XCub on Wipline 2100 floats can be found on CubCrafters’ BLOG. You may also contact
CubCrafters or your local Certified Sales Center.