SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, APRIL 3, 2006 – American Legend Aircraft Company announced today it will offer the Dynon FlightDEK-D180 combination EFIS and engine monitor on its Legend Cub. Additionally, the company announced that the D180 will become standard equipment on the company’s high-end Legend Cub Special package. Features of the package include the display of fuel flow and carburetor inlet temperature.
Dynon Avionics manufactures the FlightDEK-D180, an instrument derived from the company’s popular EFIS-D100 electronic flight information and EMS-D120 engine monitoring systems. The D180 features a large 7-inch diagonal, sunlight readable, color LCD screen. It provides as many as ten primary flight instruments in combination with up to 16 engine gauges. The D180 is a single box solution for light aircraft with limited panel space. Its split screen capability and interchangeable views facilitate paging through a variety flight and engine data.
Ron Ulbrich, marketing director at Dynon stated, “Our customers have set very high expectations. They have indicated their desire to have all the functionality of our instruments in one box. With the D180, we have committed to delivering on their expectations.”
With the announcement, American Legend enjoys the advantage of being the first FlightDEK-D180 customer. American Legend previously broke ground by installing the first Dynon 7-inch display in its 3rd customer delivery of a Legend Cub. The reliability and suitability of these instruments have proven to be very appealing to Legend customers. Tim Elliott, president of American Legend commented, “You can certainly fly a Cub without sophisticated electronics. Part of the pleasure of flying low-and-slow is in enhancing your skills as a pilot. Dynon provides our customers with an excellent set of tools for doing this.”
American Legend Aircraft Company is a manufacturer of recreational aircraft that meet Light-Sport Aircraft certification requirements. Their Legend Cub is 2-place design derived from the classic Cub. It is powered by a 100-hp Continental O–200 engine with electric start. A variety of options are available including choice of interior, avionics, wheels, floats, and more. The Legend Cub is bringing back the enjoyment and economics of general aviation aircraft to today’s flying enthusiasts.