CubCrafters Adds BRS Parachutes to Its Light Airplanes

In its 34 years in business, BRS claims its systems have saved 324 lives. CubCrafters

CubCrafters has made available the added safety of the BRS Parachute system to its light aircraft. Versions of the safety system are now available on the Carbon Cub SS production LSA, Carbon Cub FX Builder Assist model and the EX-2 kit version. The parachute system can also be retrofitted to light sport and experimental CubCrafters airplanes already in the field.

New Carbon Cub SS airplanes can be outfitted with a BRS system that adds 34.3 pounds to the empty weight and costs $13,990 installed. The retrofit system for the Carbon Cub, which can also be added to existing Sport Cubs, is both heavier and more expensive at 41.4 pounds and $15,990. Being under the LSA category, the Carbon Cub and Sport Cub both have a max gross weight of 1,320 pounds (1,430 pounds if float equipped).

The experimental Carbon Cub models, EX-2 and FX, have a max gross weight limit of 1,865 pounds, which warrants a sturdier BRS system. The kit weighs 43.5 pounds and can be purchased separately for $11,990 or installed for $15,990.

Once installed, the system requires an annual inspection, a parachute repack every six years and a rocket refresh every 12 years. These services are offered at CubCrafters facility in Yakima, Washington and will soon be available at CubCrafters’ authorized service facilities.

“The Carbon Cub is already recognized as the safest backcountry aircraft available,” said CubCrafters’ president Randy Lervold. “Now, the addition of the BRS system not only provides a proven life-saving technology, but also additional piece of mind for Carbon Cub pilots and passengers.” In its 34 years in business, BRS claims its systems have saved 324 lives.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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