The new Super Legend HP light-sport aircraft made its first public appearance at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN.
The new Super Legend HP boasts a ground roll of 35 feet and achieves climbout in the range of 2,000 fpm. The Super Legend HP can clear a 50-foot obstacle in 200 feet, company officials report.
The Titan O-340 is a stroked derivative of the Lycoming O-320. The four-cylinder, 340 cubic-inch displacement engine is capable of outputting over 180 hp and weighs 245 pounds dry, 20 pounds less than the similarly performing and larger O-360.
The Titan O-340 develops maximum continuous 180 hp with its 9.0:1 compression ratio. In the Super Legend HP, the Titan O-340 offers cruise speeds of up to 104 mph TAS at 2,150 rpm, company officials note.
The Super Legend HP’s airframe is strength-tested up to 1,750 pounds for amateur-built aircraft. The same structure is used on the S-LSA certified Super Legend HP and has a 1,320 pounds MTOW (1,430 for seaplanes).
To qualify as an S-LSA, the Super Legend HP has a maximum takeoff power limitation of five minutes and a continuous cruise operations derating to 80 hp. Special lightweight custom paint and avionics packages are available to maintain Super Legend HP weight under S-LSA certification rules of 904 pounds, company officials add.