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Oct 30, 2006
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American Legend Aircraft Company announced today the introduction of its Classic J3. This new aircraft is based on the Legend Cub incorporating numerous safety improving and “slimming” features. It will be S-LSA certified and will keep the same superior level of support that has made American Legend a leader in its class. The Classic J3 will be priced at $94,895.00 complete and ready to fly.

The new Classic J3 by American Legend will appeal to a broad customer base. The Classic J3 is configured with a single clamshell door/window combination for right-hand entry and exit—similar to the Piper J3. Plus, it will feature a sliding window on the left hand side—much like the Piper Super Cub. The Classic J3 is available in a single configuration, however with numerous standard features, including: 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, shoulder harnesses at both seats, and more. Additionally, the instrument panel of the Classic J3 will closely resemble that of the Piper J3. Engine instruments include oil pressure/temperature and tachometer, while flight instruments include altimeter, airspeed, and inclinometer. The Classic J3 retains the Legend Cub’s 3-inch wider cabin, aft bench seat, and large baggage compartment. When compared to a fully restored Piper J3, the Classic J3 by American Legend excels in terms of comfort, convenience, and safety, and is competitively priced.

Darin Hart, owner of American Legend Aircraft Company, stated, “The new Classic J3 sprung from many conversations with current Legend Cub owners. 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 these who would jump on the opportunity for a slimmed-down, brand new Cub.” Hart continued, “The Classic J3 is priced less than most new S-LSA aircraft. However, customers will be getting a hand-crafted, American-manufactured airplane that is without comparison in the Sport Pilot and recreational flying category.”

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

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