Any way you look at it, CubCrafters is one of the success stories of American aviation in the 2000s. With a lineup of Experimental, LSA and Part 23 models, along with doing extensive refurbs of existing Super Cubs, the company has forged a place for itself in the world of backcountry flying while selling a lot of airplanes in the process.
The founder of the company, Jim Richmond, who started things rolling in Yakima a few decades ago, knows every inch of the Cub, and, for the record, by “Cub,” I mean “Super Cub.” In fact, the name of the company might as well be “SuperCubCrafters,” because that model, and not the J-3, is Richmond’s muse. But more to the point, the founder and still guiding force has taken this one area of interest and spun it ingeniously in numerous directions. What started as a company offering mods and “refinements,” to use its word, to existing Super Cubs went in directions that Richmond himself surely never saw coming.