A Unique Four-Place Aircraft . . . A Reproduction of the Famous PA-14 Family Cruiser
The Sportsman 2+2 is a great family cruiser with its roominess, extra baggage area and increased fuel capacity. The Sportsman 2+2 maintains the docile maneuverability and short field capabilities of our Sport Trainer. The versatility of this airplane makes it ideal as a trainer because of its wide stance landing gear and slow speed characteristics. This aircraft also offers superior float plane performance and is easily accessible with its unique doors and optional turtle deck entry. The Sportsman 2+2 utilizes large tires for off-airport operation and has an instrument panel layout to accommodate full IFR equipment. There is no question that the Sportsman 2+2 is an excellent choice for the sport recreational pilot!
The Recreational Pilot Utmost Adaptability! Two-place or four-place cavernous cargo area extended wings – add’l 12-1/2 sq. ft., cabin activated spoilers, balanced elevators, no door obstruction, 39 gallons usable fuel, accepts engines 125 to 200 hp convenient material kits, a true utility aircraft.
The Wag-Aero CHUBy CUBy is a high-wing four-seat homebuilt cabin monoplane of tube-and-fabric construction, it is a modern representation of the Piper PA-14 taildragger with elements from other Piper family members. The plane is currently marketed as the Wag-Aero Sportsman 2+2.
The CHUBy CUBy was the third homebuilt replica of a Piper product from parts supplier Wag-Aero. The PA-14 line was a popular aircraft for Alaska floatplane operations, the CHUBy CUBy was put to market to allow new examples to be built. The aircraft has an optional large opening to the baggage compartment similar to the Piper HE-1 ambulance style door.
The CHUBy CUBy closely resembles the Piper PA-14, but has several modifications. The recommended engine is the Lycoming O-320-E2D of 150 hp (112 kW) or Lycoming O-290 of 135 hp (101 kW) hung on a custom-designed swing-out engine mount. The CHUBy CUBy has swing-up doors on both sides of the cabin and two wing-mounted fuel tanks with a small header tank. The fuselage is welded from 4130 steel tubing rather than 1020 grade steel used in the original. The wings include spoilers to keep the aircraft on the ground and avoid floating.
Specifications CHUBy CUBy
Capacity: three passengers
Length: 23 ft 4.4 in (7.122 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft 9 in (10.90 m)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Wing area: 174.12 sq ft (16.176 m2)
Airfoil: USA 35B Modified
Empty weight: 1,080 lb (490 kg)
Gross weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)
Fuel capacity: 39 gallons
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360 , 180 hp (130 kW)
Maximum speed: 116 kn; 216 km/h (134 mph)
Cruise speed: 108 kn; 200 km/h (124 mph)
Stall speed: 30 kn; 55 km/h (34 mph)
Range: 582 nmi; 1,078 km (670 mi)
Service ceiling: 14,800 ft (4,500 m)
Rate of climb: 800 ft/min (4.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 11.47 lb/sq ft (56.0 kg/m2)