American Legend Aircraft Company said on April 22 that it has selected the O-200-D engine from Teledyne-Continental Motors to power future models of its Legend Cub light sport aircraft. The O-200-D is a lighter engine than the similar one used since the Legend Cub was introduced in March 2005. It will give the airplane a useful load increase of 15 lbs.
“We’re delighted to provide the powerplant of choice for the Legend Cub,” said Mac Little of TCM. “Our longstanding partnership with American Legend validates our commitment to the fast growing light-sport aircraft market. The Legend Cub is a market leader that registers with most pilots as an aircraft born to fly with a Continental engine.”
The O-200-D offers a dry weight of 199 lbs. and its four 50-cubic-inch cylinders deliver true 100-horsepower at 2,750 RPM normal cruise. The basic engine has been flying for more than 70 years on a wide variety of aircraft, including Cessna 150s and Piper PA-18-90 (and L-18B) Super Cubs.
“We are very excited about the advancements offered by the O-200-D engine and its application on the Legend Cub, Legend FloatCub, and Texas Sport kit-built CUB,” said Kurt Sehnert, general manager of American Legend. “The reduced weight of the O-200-D, Continental’s vast expertise, and its leadership in the piston engine market make it an ideal choice for our customers.”
The Legend Cub is a two-place aircraft designed to meet Light-Sport Aircraft certification requirements. American Legend Aircraft Company is taking refundable deposits on the O-200-D-equipped Legend Cub at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, April 21 through 26. Base price of the O-200-D-equipped Legend Cub is $103,895, Sehnert said.
For information: www.legend.aero