American Legend Aircraft Co.’s prototype Super Legend is undergoing final preparations for a public debut at AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25.
Announced at Sun ‘n Fun 2011, the Super Legend takes the Legend Cub one step further. “Mating the Legend Cub airframe with a new flapped wing, a 115-horsepower Lycoming O-233 multi-fuel engine and SuperCub tail feathers creates the ultimate two-seat S-LSA backcountry airplane,” said Darin Hart, president of American Legend.
That’s what discernable from the outside, he added. Under the paint are new lightweight carbon fiber doors, cowling and interior panels, an adjustable body conforming seat, and more.
This week the prototype Super Legend exited the covering and paint shop, and is currently in final assembly. Lots of new features have been incorporated into the aircraft, Hart added. “With an external baggage door, a folding and removable rear seat, a fully adjustable front seat, the Super Legend provides comfort along with the extra utility desired by backcountry pilots,” he added. With 32 gallons of fuel capacity, the Super Legend has five hours of endurance plus a reserve. Additionally, the Lycoming O-233 engine can use automotive gasoline.
Next step for the prototype Super Legend is the installation of its interior, instrument panel and other components, and mating of the engine and propeller to the airframe. According to Hart, “It has taken a huge team effort to bring the project this far. We’re especially grateful to our launch customers who provided the impetus and input to make this a great airplane.”
The Super Legend introductory price of $139,900 is valid only for orders placed before July 31, 2011. See the Legend Cub and Super Legend at AirVenture Oshkosh 2011 in booth #38 on Knapp St. across from the Forums and Workshops.
For more information: 903-885-7000; Legend.aero