LSA On Floats In Adds Versatility To a Classic Design
Is it an airplane, or is it a time
machine? American Legend Aircraft Company said Friday it has
received certification for its Amphibious Legend FloatCub, making
it available immediately. This new aircraft is based on a
lightweight version of the Legend Cub and is configured with
amphibious floats from supplier Baumann Floats, LLC, of New
Richmond, Wisconsin. The Amphibious Legend FloatCub is a certified
light-sport aircraft that meets the category's seaplane
requirements with a simple, repositionable landing gear.
Since its first flight in July 2009, the Amphibious Legend
FloatCub, has traveled cross-country from Texas to Oshkosh,
Wisconsin, and Greenville, Maine, then back. The Amphibious Legend
FloatCub has made countless hard surface and water landings,
proving its value as a top performing, versatile seaplane. At the
36th Annual International Seaplane Fly-In in Greenville, Maine,
last month, the American Legend Amphibious FloatCub took two
awards: "Best Take-Off" and "Cutest Darn Aircraft."
"The new Amphibious Legend FloatCub has several advantages over
other Cubs and seaplanes," said Kurt Sehnert, general manager of
American Legend Aircraft Company. "Firstly, doors on both sides of
the cockpit give the Legend Cub pilot and passenger easy access
when docking the aircraft. Secondly, the Legend Cub's electric
start, which did not exist on the original J-3, eliminates the
precarious step of hand-propping and maneuvering back to the
cockpit. We are excited about this aircraft and share this
enthusiasm with our customers. We believe putting floats on an
already fun aircraft increases the amount of fun substantially."
The first customer aircraft is currently in production. The
Amphibious Legend FloatCub sells for $159,000.
Baumann has been manufacturing FAA certified for lightweight and
medium duty aircraft floats since 1989.
The Legend Cub has held the #1 spot as the best selling
American-made light-sport aircraft since its introduction in 2005.
Completely modern in its design, materials, and available options,
the Legend Cub blends the best in history with the best of today.
In a Legend Cub, the company says, it's possible to fly low, fly
safely, and fly for fun.