Cub Convoy Cute As Can Be

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One after another, squeaking onto the runway under the hot Florida sun, a seemingly endless stream of bright yellow Cubs arrived at Sun 'n Fun Monday afternoon. They kept coming.... for half an hour... then another half hour.... and finally, after an hour and a half, all 108 Cubs had landed neatly, and taxied off to park wingtip-to-wingtip on the grass next to the warbird ramp. Cubs have always had their fans, but they seem to be growing ever more popular, with several manufacturers bringing out new designs inspired by the original Piper classic. This week at Sun 'n Fun, American Legend Cub is showing off for the first time its Legend Cub Special, a variant of of its two-place sport aircraft. The Special features leather interior, adjustable pilot air vents, an interior light, and an avionics package with the Garmin SL40 Comm and GTX 327 transponder, a panel-dock-mounted Garmin 396 color moving map GPS, and a PS Engineering intercom. Other standard features of the Special are strobe, Nav, interior and landing lights; an air/oil separator; an oil quick drain; a composite propeller; and large 8.00 x 6 tires. An optional EFIS package includes the new Dynon FlightDEK-D180. The new version also sports a new two-tone paint scheme incorporating a sweeping curve that divides top and bottom of the fuselage. A Legend Cub on floats is spending the week docked at Winter Haven Airport, available for visits and demo flights.