American Legend Aircraft Co. has listened to customers who wanted a new light sport Cub with the latest safety features, but couldn’t afford those now on the market. The company’s new Classic J-3 will cost $94,895; it even has a sliding window just like the original Piper Super Cub.
It is based on the Legend Cub, incorporating numerous safety improving and “slimming” features. It will be S-LSA certified and will be complete and ready to fly at $94,895.
The Classic J-3 is configured with a single clamshell door and window combination for right-hand entry and exit—and a sliding window on the lefthand side—much like the Piper Super Cub. The Classic J-3 comes with these features: a 100-horsepower Continental O-200 engine, Sensenich wood propeller, all-metal cowling with exposed cylinders, 25-hour battery with starter, 16-gallon fuel system, disk brakes, die-spring gear, and shoulder harnesses at both seats. The instrument panel of the Classic J-3 will closely resemble that of the Piper J-3. Engine instruments include oil pressure and temperature, and tachometer, while flight instruments include altimeter, airspeed, and inclinometer. The Classic J-3 retains the Legend Cub’s three-inch wider cabin, aft bench seat, and large baggage compartment.
“The new Classic J-3 sprang from many conversations with current Legend Cub owners,” said Darin Hart, owner of American Legend Aircraft Co. “They have repeatedly told us why they chose the Legend Cub. It offered a truly modern aircraft that had the same flying characteristics of the classic Piper. They also convinced us that there are additional buyers out there who would jump on the opportunity for a slimmed-down, brand new Cub.”