Legend Cub On Floats Certified

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A lightweight version of the Legend Cub LSA fitted with amphibious floats is now certified and ready to ship, American Legend Aircraft Co., of Sulphur Springs, Texas, announced last week. The amphib first flew in July and already has traveled to Oshkosh and Maine, the company said. Along the way it made plenty of landings both on land and water. The new Cub has several key features, according to Legend general manager Kurt Sehnert. "Firstly, doors on both sides of the cockpit give the Legend Cub pilot and passenger easy access when docking the aircraft," he said. "Secondly, the Legend Cub's electric start, which did not exist on the original J-3, eliminates the precarious step of hand-propping and maneuvering back to the cockpit." The first customer aircraft is now being built. The Amphibious Legend FloatCub sells for $159,000.

The floats are manufactured by Baumann Floats of New Richmond, Wisc. American Legend also offers a Cooperative Ownership Program through LetsFly.org whereby buyers can purchase a share of a standard Legend Cub for as little as $2,900 down on a quarter-share of $31,046. Other fees are $289 a month and $36 per hour. Share prices for the amphib have not been published.