American Legend Aircraft Company has revealed the enhanced performance version of their Legend Cub, the Super Legend XP (eXtra Performance). According to the company, the new features offered with the Super Legend XP make it the “most capable newly manufactured Cub available today.”
The Super Legend XP, available as an E-LSA (Experimental Light Sport Aircraft) or EAB (Experimental Amateur Built), is powered by a Titan engine, which offers a duel fuel configuration so pilots can fuel up with either avgas or mogas. The engine timing, which is switch-selectable, is “tuned to either fuel grade, while a surplus of power remains available on both.” The airplane is equipped with an optimized, fixed pitch Catto propeller, which is said to perform extremely well on take-off, while also offering solid cruise performance without “over-revving the motor.”
Other enhancements and modifications the Super Legend XP offers include:
Photos courtesy of Jim Wilson Photography and American Legend Aircraft Company.
Launch customer Joe Edwards described the XP as the best of all worlds, saying that “It cruises more comfortably and it performs short takeoffs and landings with the best them. My XP stalls at 8 MPH less, at approximately 25 MPH, with its longer flaps.” Edwards adds that there’s a cosmetic benefit too. “The XP looks bigger, larger, and heavier. More importantly, the performance goals we achieved met all my expectations.”
More information can be found on the American Legend website, or if you happen to be in the Oshkosh neighborhood next week, you can see the entire Legend Cub lineup at AirVenture, in booth number 356 in the Main Aircraft Display.
Featured Image: Super Legend XP, courtesy of Jim Wilson Photography and American Legend Aircraft Company.
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