Wed, Jul 13, 2011
Legend Cub Airframe Fitted With New Flapped Wing, Multi-Fuel
American Legend Aircraft Company announced Monday that its
prototype Super Legend is undergoing final preparations for a
public debut at AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25th.
Announced in April, the Super Legend takes the renowned Legend
Cub one step further. “Mating the Legend Cub airframe with a
new flapped wing, a 115-horsepower Lycoming O-233 multi-fuel engine
and SuperCub tail feathers creates the ultimate two-seat S-LSA
backcountry airplane,” said Darin Hart, president of American
Legend. That’s what discernible from the outside. Under the
paint are new lightweight carbon fiber doors, cowling and interior
panels, an adjustable body conforming seat, and much more.
This week the prototype Super Legend exited the covering and
paint shop, and is undergoing final assembly. According to Hart,
“The Super Legend is the ideal aircraft for adventure pilots
looking for realistic, extra performance without limitations. With
the same power-to-weight ratio of a traditional Super Cub, the new
Super Legend is an outstanding performer.” Lots of new
features have been incorporated into the aircraft. “With an
external baggage door, a folding and removable rear seat, a fully
adjustable front seat, the Super Legend provides comfort along with
the extra utility desired by backcountry pilots,” he added.
With 32 gallons of fuel capacity, mated to the efficient Lycoming
O-233 engine, the Super Legend has five hours of endurance plus a
healthy reserve. Additionally, the Lycoming O-233 engine can use
automotive gasoline. With aviation fuel sources being challenged,
the new Lycoming engine provides pilots with long-term fuel
Next step for the Super Legend is the installation of its
interior, instrument panel and other components, and mating of the
engine and propeller to the airframe. According to Hart, “It
has taken a huge team effort to bring the project this far.
We’re especially grateful to our launch customers who
provided the impetus and input to make this a great
airplane.” The Super Legend introductory price of $139,900 is
valid only for orders placed before July 31, 2011.
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