E-I-C Note: The Aero-TV Team --
Jim, Tom, Nathan, Paul, The
'Other' Jim, Ashley, Birgit, Wes, Klyde,
Anjin, and the rest
of the aero-gnomes -- want to wish you Happy
Holidays while we all pursue our own various and sundry
holiday diversions. Our regular daily webcasting schedule will
resume promptly on Monday, January 3rd, 2011. In the meantime,
please enjoy this 'classic' episode of Aero-TV from the
past year as we all recover from our various and sundry
At the 2010 Lakeland Fly-In, American Legend Aircraft
Company premiered their newest tribute to the classic Piper Cub,
the aptly named Classic J3. The Classic J3 development emerged from
conversations with Legend Cub owners, the highly successful
American Legend LSA aircraft.
For the past five years, the Legend Cub has been the best
selling American-made light-sport aircraft in the industry. Legend
Cub owners convinced company representatives that additional buyers
would be interested in a slimmed-down, all-new model of the
Available in a single configuration, the Classic J3 features a
single clamshell door and window combination reminiscent of the
Piper J3; in addition, the aircraft will feature a sliding window
on the left hand side similar to the Piper Super Cub.
Powered by the 100hp Continental O-200 engine, the Classic J3
features all-metal cowling with exposed cylinders, a Sensenich wood
propeller, and 16-galloon fuel system.
Inside the cockpit, fans of the Piper J3 will recognize the
classic instrument panel featuring oil pressure/temperature and
tachometer for engine data and altimeter, airspeed, and
inclinometer for flight data.
Unlike a fully restored Piper J3, however, the Classic J3
includes a 3-inch wider cabin, aft bench seat, and large baggage
compartment for extended convenience and comfort. The Classic J3
will be S-LSA certified, priced less than most in the category at
only $94,895.00 for a ready-to-fly aircraft.