Classic J3 SLSA and Legend Smart Cub G3 Introduced

American Legend Aircraft's Classic J3.

American Legend Aircraft Company has debuted its Classic J3. This new aircraft is based on the Legend Cub, and incorporates safety improvements and slimming features. It will be SLSA certified and priced at $94,895, ready to fly.

The Classic J3 is configured with a single clamshell door/window combination for right-hand entry and exit that is similar to the Piper J3. It also features a sliding window on the left-hand side, much like the Piper Super Cub. The Classic J3 is available in a single configuration with numerous standard features including a 100-horsepower Continental O-200 engine, Sensenich wood prop, all-metal cowling with exposed cylinders, 25-hour+ battery with starter, 16-gallon fuel system, disk brakes, die-spring gear, shoulder harnesses at both seats, and more. The instrument panel closely resembles that of the Piper J3. Engine instruments include oil pressure/temperature and tachometer, with flight instruments including altimeter, airspeed and inclinometer. The Classic J3 retains the Legend Cub’s 3-inch wider cabin, aft bench seat and large baggage compartment.

The Classic J3 will be available in a color choice of yellow with black lightning bolt, or white with red or blue striping. Options include a radio installation, a choice of battery charging systems, air/oil separator, oil quick-drain, chrome valve covers and a brass leading edge prop.

American Legend also announced its Legend Smart Cub G3, a certified LSA equipped with the new Garmin G3X multifunction display. The first customer delivery is expected later this month.

The Smart Cub G3 features an integrated Garmin G3X glass cockpit system that combines full primary flight display functions such as attitude/directional guidance, along with electronic engine monitoring and detailed moving-map capabilities. The instrument panel also includes a Garmin SL40 com, GTX 327 transponder and PS Engineering PM1200 intercom. Backup primary flight and engine instruments are optional. The Smart Cub G3 can also be equipped with a GX Pilot autopilot from TruTrak Flight Systems.

Key features of the G3X include the ability to display detailed electronic charts and real-time weather directly on the instrument panel. The controls are a combination of soft touch keys and a joystick on its bezel, features borrowed from the successful GPSMAP 696 and GDU 370/375 series.

For further information, call 903/885-7000, or visit www.legend.aero.

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

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