New "Super Legend" Cub Introduced

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American Legend Aircraft Company said on Thursday it is adding a new model, the Super Legend, to its Legend Cub two-place sport aircraft line. The Super Legend comes with the Lycoming 233 Series lightweight engine, a Super Cub-style pressure cowling, and a classic Super Cub paint scheme. With a base weight of just about 845 pounds, the Super Legend's power-to-weight ratio rivals that of a 150 hp Super Cub, the company says. The Super Legend comes with a choice of avionics, including basic "low and slow," cross-country with night VFR, or the Smart Cub panel. The Lycoming engine, which is expected to be certified later this year, can fun on either 100LL or unleaded auto fuel. The intro price is $139,000, and first deliveries are expected early in 2012.

American Legend manufactures a variety of Cub-style light sport aircraft. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli recently compared the Legend Cub to CubCrafters S2 LSA. Click here for that video report. Last year, Bertorelli filed a video flight report on the "insanely fun to fly" Legend amphibian.