By Mary Grady
, Contributing editor | April 17, 2010
American Legend Aircraft Company is now offering its Cub LSA with the Garmin G3X multi-function display, which was designed for the light sport and experimental market. The G3X was first released about a year ago and the company has continued to add new features and functionality. The G3X system features a seven-inch display with full primary flight display functions, such as attitude/directional guidance, plus electronic engine monitoring and detailed moving-map capabilities. The Legend Smart Cub G3 instrument panel also includes a Garmin SL-40 Com, GTX 327 transponder, and PS Engineering PM1200 intercom. The first customer delivery of a Smart Cub G3 is expected by the end of the month, Legend says.
"This is an exciting introduction for American Legend," said general manager Kurt Sehnert. "Customers are excited to have these capabilities on a Legend Cub. It allows them to fly at night and provides real-time display of weather, terrain, METARS, NOTAMS, PIREPS, traffic, and more." The system will provide pilots with enhanced situational awareness, he said.
Last year's fire season in the West was among the worst on record and was a tragedy on many levels but it painted the sky in spectacular shades. It was a poignant background for a beautiful aircraft at Redmond Airport in Oregon.