American Legend Aircraft Company Manufacturing

Manufacturing the Legend Cub

When design and production quality are without equal you've got a product that really excels. Such is the Legend Cub.

The Legend Cub was derived from the most proven, classic design in aviation's century long history. It upholds, even today, some of flying's most desirable attributes: excitement, joy, and infinite pleasures. Flying a Legend Cub is the contemporary equivalent of pure passionate fun.

Produced with modern technologies, from welding advances to covering polymers to avionics, this lovable legendary aircraft is safer, more dependable and more enjoyable than ever before. Read on to learn about the manufacturing process at American Legend Aircraft Company.

Welding

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All new Legend Cubs begin their life in the company's very own welding shop. We manufacture the frames of the aircraft we build, and for good reason. We know that the quality of our finished aircraft depends on attention to detail, right down to the last welded joint.

 

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American Legend Cub airframes are high-tech, meticulously designed structures. We think of them as individual works of art, as form following function. Our design methods utilize computerized measurement and precise laser cutting. The Chromoly (chromium- molybdenum steel) tubing used in every Legend Cub has the advantage of high tensile strength. It is considerably stronger and more durable than standard steel tubing.

 

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American Legend Cub airframes are unique in many ways. For example, a Legend Cub features a standard left side door a first among modern aircraft of similar type. We also build our Cubs with an unobstructed, and wider, cabin for increased comfort. Wing spars do not extend into the overhead cabin space. Windscreen structural members are inverted for improved visibility. And, the Legend Cub cabin has three inches more elbowroom than similar vintage airplanes.

 

Wing Assembly

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When we set out to design the Legend Cub we knew that the time-tested Clark-Y airfoil was the best available. So we changed nothing. At least not with regards to the superb airflow qualities we knew we could achieve. We did, however, accomplish our re- engineering effort utilizing an all-aluminum wing design that we consider to be optimum in many ways.

 
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The American Legend Cub wing design uses no wood members that can prove unpredictable and affect the shape or strength of the wing over time. Our wing spars are custom extruded aluminum members, as are our wing ribs. The entire wing is produced on a certified assembly jig. Each structural member is carefully inspected, fitted and riveted in place. The entire process results in a uniformly manufactured wing for every Legend Cub we produce.
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The American Legend Cub wing design also incorporates one of the best features of our Cub design. Unlike similar vintage airplanes, the Legend Cub can be flown solo from either the front or back seat. Two 12-gallon fuel tanks are built into each wing. We did this to alleviate the center-of-gravity and safety issues common with storing fuel on the aircraft bulkhead.

 

Covering

Tube and fabric aircraft are without a doubt some of the most beautiful aircraft ever made. The process of covering and finishing an aircraft is nothing short of an art form. At American Legend, our level of expertise with this process is second to none.


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Elegant, clean lines, superior stitching, meticulous fit and finish are some of the terms we hear when admirers browse a Legend Cub. We use only the top materials and highly skilled technicians. Our expectations must exceed those of our customers.

 

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At American Legend Aircraft Company, our choice for fabric and polymers is Superflite. Superflite has been making state-of-the-art aircraft covering and finishing systems since 1949. They continue to develop new and improved technologies that help American Legend produce superior performing and beautiful aircraft.

American Legend Aircraft Company manufactures the Legend Cub 
and Super Legend. FAA-certified aircraft for sport, recreation 
and training. Powered by Continental, Lycoming and Titan 
engines. Kit-built or ready-to-fly light-sport aircraft.
Accolades

Kitplanes magazine May 213Kitplanes - May 2013
A Way Better Cub


"This is the best of all worlds. Beauty, reliability, power, and safety."
Sean "Flopper" Cushing,
Legend Cub Owner

"I really love flying the airplane for the pure joy of it. It takes you back to how flying originally was."
Alec Birchfield,
Student of Waco Flying Service

Flyer UK
Flyer UK - Sept 2005
The revived, revised, remarkable Legend Cub


"I have seen much better directional control with my students’ takeoffs and landings after spending time in the Cub. They tend to be much more subtle on the controls after flying the Cub as well."
Robert Baker,
Waco Flying Service Instructor

Sporty 
Pilot Shop
Sporty's Pilot Shop - 2012/2013
Sporty's Sweepstakes Legend Cub


"As a CFI I have also issued a couple dozen Tailwheel Endorsements and Flight Reviews in ‘Big Al’"
Garry Wing,
Commercial Pilot,
CFI and American Legend Cub Owner

Forbes Life
Forbes Life - Oct 2006
The Return of a Legend


"Darin and Kurt - You build great aircraft."
Mark A. Parsons,
New Pilot & Legend Cub Owner

"I love flying flying my Legend Cub, especially when it comes to buzzing my friends. I recently made a pizza drop and two donut drops to a farmer friend in his cane field. I have also spotted cows for a relative after the hurricane--even took some storm photos for the local Abbeville Meridional newspaper. Just can't say enough good things about being an American Legend customer."
Danny Broussard,
Legend Cub Owner

"This was truly the experience of a lifetime. My feet still haven't touched the ground."
Bob Declerck,
First Texas Sport KwikBuild Customer

Water Flying
Water Flying - August 2010
Finally an amphibious LSA Cub

American Legend Aircraft

The Legend Cub is a two-place, LSA certified aircraft designed for airfields of any size and surface. The Legend Cub takes you to more places than ever before.
Learn more about American Legend Aircraft Company.

Contact Us

American Legend Aircraft Company
1810 Piper Lane
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 (map it)
Airport Identifier: KSLR

Tel: 903-885-7000
Fax: 903-538-9933
Email American Legend Aircraft Company
Testimonials
"This is the best of all worlds. Beauty, reliability, power, and safety."
- Sean "Flopper" Cushing, Legend Cub Owner
"I really love flying the airplane for the pure joy of it. It takes you back to how flying originally was."
- Alec Birchfield, Student of Waco Flying Service
   
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