SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, MARCH 31, 2011 - American Legend Aircraft Company announced today the introduction of the Super Legend, an addition to the popular Legend Cub 2-place sport aircraft lineup. The Super Legend sports the Lycoming 233 Series lightweight engine as well as other performance enhancements.
Features of the Super Legend include a Super Cub-style pressure cowling and classic Super Cub paint scheme -- custom paint options are also available. In addition, the Super Legend boasts the same power-to-weight ratio as 150-HP Super Cub (base weight will be around 845 lbs.). The Super Legend comes equipped with Super Cub-style flaps, a 32-gallon fuel system with Left/Right/Both selector switch, and balanced tail feathers. Instrument panel choices include basic Low and Slow (LS), Cross Country with Night VFR (XC), and the Legend Smart Cub panel (SC).
Pushing the power envelope, the Lycoming 233 Series lightweight engine will deliver 115 horsepower at 2,800 rpm. The 233 Series engine comes with a Dual CDI Spark Ignition, 2,400-hour TBO, and is multi-fuel capable operating on both 100LL and unleaded automotive fuel. A Sensenich ground adjustable propeller with spinner is standard equipment on the Super Legend.
Further enhancements on the Super Legend include lightweight carbon fiber components such as cowling, doors, interior panels, spinner, and wingtip bows. A parking brake system, fuel access steps on the landing gear, and a body-conforming adjustable seat are also standard equipment. Toe brakes are available as an option. Other features, introduced by American Legend and standard on the Super Legend, include a 3-inch wider cabin, standard double doors, and the ability to solo from the front or rear seat. Landing options include tundra tires, floats, and skis.
The Super Legend can be ordered now at a $139,900 introductory price. A 20-percent down payment is required to secure a production slot. Certification of the Lycoming 233 Series LSA engine is expected in Q3 2011. Certification flight testing and load testing of the Super Legend is planned for Q4 2011. First deliveries will follow in Q1 2012.
American Legend is continuously advancing its product line, similar to Piper with the historic J-3 Cub. The introduction of the Super Legend is fine example of continuously improving an enduring aircraft design. Today’s Super Legend satisfies buyer demands in the Sport Pilot category, combining the best of the old and the best of the new.
American Legend Aircraft Company manufactures the light-sport certified Legend Cub. It is powered by a 100-horsepower Continental O-200 engine with electric start. A variety of options are available including choice of interior, avionics, wheels, floats, etc. The Legend Cub is bringing back the enjoyment and economics of general aviation aircraft to today’s flying enthusiasts.
For further information including pricing on the Legend Cub Special, contact American Legend Aircraft Company at 1810 Piper Lane, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75483; call 903-885-7000; or log on to www.legend.aero.