Legend Cub is Flying Just For The Fun of It
The Legend Cub continues to be the most coveted American manufactured sport aircraft. It is a modern legend and those who have flown one consider the Legend Cub to be the most gratifying recreational aircraft in the skies today.
Today's Legend Cub is an all new factory-built aircraft, designed in the spirit of the legendary Piper J-3, PA-11, and PA-18 Super Cubs. Combining the best from the past with an obtainable wish list of modern enhancements, American Legend Aircraft Company has engineered in all of the safety, comfort and convenience options imaginable.
Features unique to the Legend Cub include both right and left clamshell doors providing a more open cockpit feel and allowing float models to dock on either side. Two 12-gallon wing tanks provide increased range and improve center-of-gravity permitting solo operation from either seat. An electrical system enables safe, reliable engine starting and gives pilots the option of a well-equipped panel comprising glass displays, radios, plus the latest in electronics. A three-inch-wider cabin improves comfort while the frame design enhances safety.
More Fun, More Choices Than Ever in a Legend Cub
Outfitted to suit your tastes, the Legend Cub is available in a variety of finishes and features. From the classic exposed cylinders in yellow paint with lightning bolt to the Alaska edition Super Legend, flying the Cub you desire is now more personal than ever.
The award-winning Legend AmphibCub can land on lakes, turf or hard surfaces while a Legend Combat Cub can teach old L-birds new tricks. For the ultimate in gadetry, a Legend Smart Cub brings the latest in situational awareness to the Legend Cub cockpit.
It all comes down to this.
Marc Cook for Kitplanes magazine had this to say about the joys of flying a Legend Cub...
"Clearing the tree line at the edge of the newly mown grass strip, the Texas Cub descends smartly at 60 mph indicated, throttle nearly against the idle stop. On the turn from base to final, you set trim with a hand crank that would have, in a 1950s Buick, closed the window.
"Carb heat on, mixture forward, check your wind correction angle over the nose—no flaps to put down—you’re done inside the cockpit. Procedure gives way to experience and intuition.
"Finesse the Cub down the last few inches, gently hoist the nose up into the landing attitude, make small but positive corrections for the wind, and wait. For pilots accustomed to screaming down final at highway-or-better speeds, the Cub seems to be taking its sweet time, allowing wind to play with it, making busy-hands pilots feel like they should be doing more.
"Soon enough, though, it sets down. If you’ve been attentive, the Cub tracks straight down the turf strip, and seems to wait for you to find the heel brakes—even then, by the time you, Mr. Toe Brake, have swiveled your heels inboard, there’s little need. Kick the rudder around, and back up a bit for another go.
"After you glance up into the left wingroot to recheck elevator trim and advance the power, you might have time, between the surprisingly hard push forward on the stick required to raise the tail and commencement of the subtle rudder dance needed to keep the Cub on track, to peek at the Dynon engine monitor to see if the Mattituck-built Continental O-200 is hitting on all four. You might, but the Cub wants to get flying and will by that time have left terra firma, as flecks of grass sliding off the still-spinning mainwheels are visible through open doors on both sides of the cabin. Go around the pattern and do it again. Because, very simply, it’s that much fun."
Read the full article online: www.kitplanes.com
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