American Legend Aircraft Company Selects Teledyne-Continental Motors O-200-D Engine For Its Legend Cub

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, APRIL 22, 2009 – American Legend Aircraft Company announced today that it has selected the lighter weight O-200-D engine from supplier Teledyne-Continental Motors (TCM) of Mobile, Alabama, to power future models of the Legend Cub light-sport aircraft. American Legend completed and flew its first aircraft with the O-200-D model and will display this aircraft at Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In 2009.

American Legend Aircraft Company has utilized the 100-horsepower Continental O-200 reciprocating engine in the Legend Cub since the aircraft was introduced in March 2005. Over 150 of the currently flying 170 Legend Cubs and Texas Sport CUBs are powered by the O-200. The new O-200-D lightweight engine will give the Legend Cub an increase in useful load of 15 lbs.

“We’re delighted to provide the powerplant of choice for the Legend Cub,” said Mac Little of TCM. “Our longstanding partnership with American Legend validates our commitment to the fast growing light-sport aircraft market. The Legend Cub is a market leader that registers with most pilots as an aircraft born to fly with a Continental engine.”

The O-200 is a proven member of Continental’s family of horizontally-opposed piston engines. The new O-200-D lightweight features a dry weight of 199 lbs. Its four 50-cubic-inch cylinders deliver true 100-horsepower at 2,750 RPM normal cruise. This engine has been successfully flown for over 70 years on a wide variety of light aircraft including the Cessna 150 and Piper PA-18-90 (and L-18B) Super Cub.

“We are very excited about the advancements offered by the O-200-D engine and its application on the Legend Cub, Legend FloatCub, and Texas Sport kit-built CUB,” said Kurt Sehnert, GM of American Legend Aircraft Company. “The reduced weight of the O-200-D, Continental’s vast expertise, and its leadership in the piston engine market make it an ideal choice for our customers.”

The Legend Cub is a two-place aircraft designed to meet Light-Sport Aircraft certification requirements. American Legend Aircraft Company will be taking refundable deposits on the O-200-D-equipped Legend Cub at Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In 2009. These aircraft will come standard with a Sensenich ground adjustable composite propeller. Base price of the O-200-D-equipped Legend Cub is $103,895. The aircraft will be on display at Sun ‘n Fun 2009 in booth #MD-10 on the flight line. American Legend continues to be a leader in the industry in bringing new technology to light-sport aircraft.

American Legend Aircraft Company Signs Agreement with Teledyne-Continental Motors to Supply Engines for its Legend Cub

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, JULY 26, 2005 – American Legend Aircraft Company announced today that it has signed a long-term purchase agreement with engine supplier Teledyne-Continental Motors (TCM) of Mobile, Alabama. Legend will use the company’s piston engines in its all-new Legend Cub Light-Sport Aircraft design.

American Legend Aircraft Company has conducted a successful flight test program of the Legend Cub powered by a Teledyne-Continental Motors O-200 reciprocating engine. The performance of the aircraft’s O-200 engine was superb according to Legend test pilots. Configured with a Teledyne-Continental Motors O-200 piston engine, the Legend Cub features an electric starter, improved performance over other Cub models, and improved durability in operation.

“We’re delighted to provide the engine for the Legend Cub,” said Chip McClellan of TCM. “This partnership solidifies our position as a leader in the fast growing light-sport aircraft market. The Legend Cub is an exciting new airplane that registers with most pilots as an aircraft born to fly with a Continental engine.”

The O-200 is a proven member of Continental’s family of horizontally-opposed piston engines. It features a basic weight of 170 lbs. Its four 50-cubic-inch cylinders deliver 90-horsepower at 2,475 RPM, and 100-horsepower at 2,750 RPM. This engine has been successfully used on a wide variety of light aircraft including the Cessna 150 and Piper PA-18-90 (and L-18B) Super Cub.

“We are very excited about the capabilities of the O-200 engine and its application on the Legend Cub and Legend FloatCub,” said Tim Elliott, President of American Legend Aircraft Company. “The specifications of the O-200, Continental’s vast expertise, and its leadership in the piston engine market make it an ideal solution for Legend customers.”

Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., a division of Teledyne Technologies, is a leading provider of aircraft piston engines, ignition systems, spare parts and aviation batteries for the General Aviation industry. Continental has powered many of the industry’s benchmark aircraft for almost 70 years. Continental Motor’s innovations have included opposed aircraft engines, turbo-charging, mechanical and electronic fuel injection. For more information, visit Teledyne Continental Motors at www.tcmlink.com.

The Legend Cub is a two-place, single piston-engine powered aircraft designed to meet Light-Sport Aircraft category certification requirements. It will have an empty weight of 850 lbs. The Legend Cub is propelled by a 100-horsepower Continental O-200 engine with electric start. With the optional floats, the aircraft will be capable of water takeoffs and landings. The Legend Cub is bringing back the enjoyment and economics of general aviation aircraft for today’s flying enthusiast.

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