SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 - American Legend Aircraft Company announced today its Super Legend has completed S-LSA approval and FAA certification review. The Super Legend is a Lycoming-powered version of the Legend Cub. It features wing flaps, larger tail feathers, an enhanced baggage area, extended windows, carbon fiber components and adjustable seating.
The Super Legend airframe, based on the wildly popular Legend Cub, is mated with a high performance Lycoming O-233 engine. The result is a higher power-to-weight ratio than similar backcountry and sport aircraft. Adding amenities and maintaining weight limits of S-LSA certification resulted in a unique combination of features and performance on the Super Legend.
The Super Legend cabin is wider than traditional Cubs, and clamshell doors are standard on both sides of the fuselage. Typically configured, the Super Legend incorporates electronic flight displays, Night VFR capability, and more.
The price/performance of the Super Legend is a standout among 2-place piston aircraft, and its flying characteristics can be expressed as extremely fun. The Super Legend airframe satisfies the S-LSA GTOW of 1,320 lbs. with nearly 500 lbs. of useful payload. As an amateur-built kit, the same airframe/wing structure can be certified to 1,750 lbs. GTOW, a considerable alternative for pilots who demand higher utility.
The Super Legend is the ideal aircraft for adventure pilots looking for realistic, extra performance without power setting limitations. It's certified Lycoming engine is rated for continuous power up to 115 hp at 2800 rpm, and is capable of running on low octane unleaded automotive fuels as well as aviation gasoline. The Super Legend sports an airy feel from the cabin with L-4-style extended windows, offering superb visibility from both seats. Super Legend pricing starts at $146,800.
American Legend Aircraft Company manufactures the Legend Cub, Super Legend and AmphibCub, all FAA-certified aircraft for sport, recreation and training. These aircraft are powered by proven Continental and Lycoming engines. Available options include floats, tundra tires, ballistic parachute, glass panel avionics, autopilot, and more. Legend Cub kit aircraft allow amateur builders to create and fly their own custom version of a Cub with a broad choice of powerplant and configuration options.
For further information, contact American Legend Aircraft Company at 1810 Piper Lane, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482; call 903-885-7000, or log on to www.legend.aero, facebook.com/LegendAircraft.