Mike Bradford

  • Mike flies a beautiful Carbon Cub SS built by Cub Crafters in Yakima Washington. Titan is the exclusive manufacturer for CubCrafters aircraft engines and provides our ASTM Certified OX-340. We have worked with CubCrafter's to reduce weight on the 340 to meet their strict requirements without sacrificing the takeoff power available from our OX-340 of 180hp.

    Mike Bradford
    Mike Bradford
    Mike Bradford
    Mike Bradford

    I am like many aviation devotees born in the 50′s. As a boy I rode my bicycle to the airport and nosed around talking to people who tolerated my obvious passion for flight. I hung model planes from my bedroom ceiling violating cotton ball cloud clearance regs. My plane excitement has really not changed much over time.

    I began flying gliders in the early 70′s. I won the Sports Class National Soaring Championship in ’94. I got into power flying for business benefits learning the system and ice. Moved into conventional gear because I wanted an open cockpit biplane. Then got hooked on bush flying. Loved my Super Cub until a Carbon Cub ride ruined me at OSH in 2012.

    Airframe Type

    Carbon Mike

    ASTM Certified IO-340

    Maximum Continuous HP180

    Max. RPM @ full power2.700

    Maximum Recommended TBO (hours)2,400

    Number of Cylinders4

    Bore (inches)5.125

    Stroke (inches)4.125

    Displacement (Mikeic inches)340

    Compression Ratio9.0:1

    CHT - maximum500° F

    CHT at max. cruise (recommended)425° F

    Spark Plug Boss

    18mm / 14mm


    Delivery SystemMA4-SPA Carburetor

    Aviation Grade, Octane (recommended)


    Height (inches)23.93

    Width (inches)32.27

    Length (inches)32.57


    (estimated dry weight in lbs.)252

    Oil Temperature

    Desired T/O180°F

    Maximum Oil Temperature T/O245°F

    Normal Operating Oil Pressure,
    psi (Max/Min/Idle)90 / 60 / 25

    Engine Mount

    Dynafocal Type 1 (Conical optional)


    Constant Speed (Fixed Pitch optional)

    Prop Governor

    LocationRight Rear


    Flange.38 thick


    Bushings (prop bolt size)7/16 or 1/2 UNF

    Oil Capacity8 quarts

    Induction PlenumWarm / Cold

    MaterialMag / Aluminium

    Base Price

    Subject to change$24,700.00

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