SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, JULY 12, 2010 – American Legend Aircraft Company announced today the completion and first customer delivery of a Garmin G3X™ equipped Legend Smart Cub. The Legend Cub is a certified sport aircraft similar to the classic Piper Cub and powered by a 100-horsepower Continental motor. The new Garmin G3X™ is a multifunction “glass cockpit” display system featuring sophisticated electronics. The combination of the Legend Cub and Garmin G3X™, from two of the industry’s most respected manufacturers, uniquely blends advanced, proven technologies in aircraft design.
The first G3X™ equipped Legend Smart Cub was delivered to a customer in Massachusetts, Rick Brown. Brown is a pilot who enjoys flying for recreation, particularly sightseeing opportunities afforded by the islands around Cape Cod. Brown’s Legend Smart Cub is based at Falmouth Airpark, the only residential airpark in the state of Massachusetts. He has previously owned a Cessna Skylane, and chose the Legend Cub for its low-and-slow capabilities and its ability to fly with both left and right, doors and windows open. Brown commented on his 18-plus-hour flight from KSLR (Sulphur Springs) to 5B6 (Falmouth), “You spend a lot of time flying low, in class G airspace, and avoiding terrain and clouds. Having all the navigation, terrain, and weather on screen was really nice, including traffic when nearing an airport.” Brown continued, “I knew the Legend Cub was a great airplane. The marriage of a great airplane with all the capability of the G3X™ results in an airplane that’s really fun to fly and very capable in lots of situations and flight conditions.”
The Garmin G3X™ packs a wealth of information into a large screen display. This unit combines full primary flight display, such as attitude/directional guidance, along with electronic engine monitoring and detailed moving-map capabilities. Features like terrain, traffic, weather, airport diagrams, and synthetic vision give pilots the most complete set of information available, rivaling most modern business jets (see related article in BCA Show News). The Garmin G3X™ equipped Legend Smart Cub also offers redundant display of airspeed, altimeter, and tachometer, plus a Garmin radio and transponder.
At a low fuel burn of around five gallons-per-hour, the Legend Cub offers a very affordable recreational flying platform. The Legend Cub is also one of the safest sport aircraft with its low stall speed of 38 MPH and docile handling. A well-equipped instrument panel and many standard features further enhance the safe flying experience.
Kurt Sehnert, GM of American Legend Aircraft Company, commented, “This is an exciting announcement for American Legend. We have always been on the forefront of offering the latest in avionics in the Legend Cub. Our hard work on the Garmin G3X™ equipped Legend Smart Cub matches our customers’ excitement to fly with these capabilities. The ability to fly at night and make use of real-time display of weather, terrain, METARs, NOTAMs, PIREPs, traffic, and more is extraordinary in a Cub.” Sehnert added, “Flying a Legend Cub with the Garmin G3X™ combines superior situational awareness, AND unmatched enjoyment!”
The Legend Cub has held the #1 spot as the best selling American-made light-sport aircraft six years running. Completely modern in its design, materials, and available options, the Legend Cub blends the best in history with the best of today. In a Legend Cub, it’s possible to fly low, fly safely, and fly for fun.
For further information on the Legend Cub, contact American Legend Aircraft Company at 1810 Piper Lane, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482; call 903-885-7000.
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