SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas — Now available are carbon fiber amphibious floats for the Legend Cub and Super Legend.
Designed and manufactured by American Legend Aircraft Co., the LF1500A floats allow for takeoffs and landings on both water and terra firma, according to company officials.
Features include mechanically operated retractable wheels. The rear wheels sport a trailing link design while the front wheels cantilever forward.
The LF1500A amphibs also offer watertight storage compartments and are constructed of Kevlar and carbon fiber.
For pilots, a Legend Cub equipped with the new floats will feel just like the wheel-equipped Legend Cub in flight, company officials said. The aerodynamic floats provide some lift, negating additional drag and weight concerns, they explain.
Net weight gain on a Legend Cub with the LF1500A floats is minimal due to a 75-pound reduction from removing the wheeled landing gear and a gross weight allowance of 110 additional pounds for LSA seaplanes.