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Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby KlausNW » Wed May 06, 2015 11:21 am

Legend Cub On Floats Now Flying On Land And Sea

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Ever wanted to enjoy flying in and out of lakes, rivers and bays, and then return to your home base on solid ground? With the new LF1500A carbon fiber floats from American Legend it's now possible. They're an amphibious design that can also land on paved or unimproved surfaces. After all, it is a Cub!

Amphibious Legend FloatCub
The Super Legend by American Legend Aircraft Company sitting on all new carbon fiber LF1500A amphibious floats.

The LF1500As are a true amphibious design with retractable wheels operated by a dual-action hydraulic hand pump. The rear wheels feature a trailing link design and the front wheels cantilever forward. It's a practical and proven solution that ensures reliability and safety.

Recently certified, the Kevlar and carbon fiber float design will fulfill pent-up demand for an amphib option on the Legend Cub. The floats excel in strength and performance and have been built purposely for the Legend Cub and Super Legend.

"Ground handling with the new carbon fiber floats is exceptional. Straight-line tracking keeps the tail in its aft alignment, while differential braking and castoring front wheels provide positive steering control," says test pilot and company owner Darin Hart.

The LF1500As are super strong as one would expect of carbon fiber. They're also lightweight and pilot friendly. Step taxi is brief, allowing water takeoffs in short order. The designed-in rigidity and generous buoyancy of the amphibs prevent porpoising and plowing while maneuvering on water.

The LF1500As add a mere 230 lbs to the empty weight of the airplane. As a result, the realistic useful load fits well under the 1,430-lb LSA floatplane weight limit. The LF1500A floats also offer watertight storage compartments.

An amphibious Legend Cub is one aircraft customers have been wishing for. Now available, the new LF1500A floats add excitement and distinction to this ever-popular aircraft.

For more information on the Legend Cub, Super Legend and LF1500A Amphibious Floats, email us at info@legend.aero or call 903-885-7000.


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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby RKittine » Thu May 07, 2015 3:58 pm

Can't wait to see the price!
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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby KlausNW » Thu May 07, 2015 11:38 pm

The pricing sheet starts with base price than start adding options:

http://www.legend.aero/pdf/2015_Legend_Order_Sheet.pdf

These guys make it easy to price and purchase an aircraft.
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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby RKittine » Fri May 08, 2015 8:07 am

Thanks - Interesting that the Amphibs are 40 pounds lighter than the straight floats.
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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby jjbaker » Fri May 08, 2015 9:07 am

The amphibs are so much lighter due to being filled with a bunch of air in the tires. Something about volume & weight...
I heard that filling them tyres with Helium will make the airplane so light that it will fly with just a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine.

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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby RKittine » Fri May 08, 2015 10:24 am

I did not look closely, but the amphibs may be light weight composite compared to the straight floats, which might be aluminum. I also did not look to see if that included installation?
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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby KlausNW » Fri May 08, 2015 2:44 pm

If that is not an error, then they should offer the same float barrels with or without landing gear. Have the floats set up so you can install the landing gear at a later date. The idea of removing the gear for the summer and reinstalling for winter is appealing.
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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby CFII » Fri May 08, 2015 6:23 pm

JOOC; Their site lists the engine as 360CC, which upon closer examination of specs is a reasonable 360 cubic inches, so what does CC stand for in this case? Would also like to know more about how they accomplish the very useful 180 hp available for 5 minutes v. only 80 hp continuous, which sounds like an unusually wide variance....
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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby KlausNW » Fri May 08, 2015 8:19 pm

CFII wrote:JOOC; Their site lists the engine as 360CC, which upon closer examination of specs is a reasonable 360 cubic inches, so what does CC stand for in this case? Would also like to know more about how they accomplish the very useful 180 hp available for 5 minutes v. only 80 hp continuous, which sounds like an unusually wide variance....


Is this the engine in question?
American Legend AL18 ("Super Legend HP") PA18 Style closed Cowl
Titan O-340 (180 HP)


Many decades ago Lycoming produced the O-340. The concept was an O-320 with a longer stroke crankshaft. At the time they produced the engine it didn't have a market. The creation of LSA changed that. ECi is making O-340 crankshafts and installing them in O-320's. The weight is generally the same but a little more power. The longer stroke must produce more heat so reducing the power after take-off prevents over heating.

O-340 Type Certificate Data Sheet: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/acfc7b7beffe251e8625780e005b3bb6/$FILE/E-277%20Rev%206.pdf

O-320 Type Certificate Data Sheet: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/74c397f0d8fa23b886257b63006ba6a4/$FILE/E-274_Rev_22.pdf
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Re: Legend Cub Amphibious Floats

Unread postby CFII » Sat May 09, 2015 2:00 am

Typo initially, this one: www.cubcrafters.com/carboncubex
Carbon Cub SS. 180 horsepower TITAN 340CC engine 1,320 lbs gross weight 2 seats - pilot / copilot. From $184,990

What does CC mean? Maybe Carbon Cub
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