Al Marsh

New Cub on the scene

August 27, 2011 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Super Legend

I should have reported on this long ago, but the Super Legend will be overlooked no more. The American Legend Aircraft Company’s 115-horsepower Super Legend has the same power-to-weight ratio as a 150-horsepower Piper Super Cub, yet it remains in the light sport aircraft category–meaning it is one of those planes you can fly with a driver’s license instead of an FAA medical certificate. A Lycoming O-233 engine powers the $147,000 aircraft. It has carbon fiber doors, cowling, and interior panels. It also has a baggage door, a folding and removable rear seat, and an adjustable front seat. With 32 gallons of fuel, it can stay up there for five hours, or go 486 miles in no wind conditions. ┬áThe payload with full fuel is 283 pounds.

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