Posts Tagged ‘Cub’

The twin-engine Cub

Monday, November 4th, 2013

DoubleEnder is good at short landings and takeoffs --Photo by bushplanedesign.com

DoubleEnder is good at short landings and takeoffs. Photo by bushplanedesign.com

Maybe one day you can get your multi-engine rating in a Cub–sort of a Cub, anyway. It’s based on the Cub heritage but is a clean sheet design and is meant for the rough bush country. The DoubleEnder has a tractor prop and a pusher prop and unprecedented forward and side visibility, unless you spend your flying hours in a bubble-nosed helicopter, of course. It may end up as a kit one day, but development has been in progress many years. It has two Rotax engines modified to produce 130 horsepower. You’ll see a full report on bydanjohnson.com here.

Want to go “cliff diving” in Alaska aboard the DoubleEnder? Watch this video.┬áHere’s a much more relaxed look at the DoubleEnder Prototype practicing SHORT landings. The next DoubleEnder will have side by side seating.

New Cub on the scene

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

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.