Oshkosh, WI (July 20, 2015) —Scott Hayes, VP Sales and Marketing, Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced that the American Legend Aircraft Company now offers the 100-horsepower, Gemini Diesel engine as a factory option on its popular line of Legend Cub light sport aircraft. “We are really excited about offering the Gemini Diesel engine on our Legend Cub,” stated American Legend Aircraft Company President, Darin Hart. “With its high torque, very efficient fuel burn and the ability to run on Jet A, diesel or bio-diesel fuels, the 100-horsepower Gemini will be an extremely popular engine option for Legend Cub buyers around the world.” Hart said that the Gemini Diesel would be offered as an option on the factory-built wheeled and float-equipped models, as well as the kit-built versions of the Legend Cub. “We are extremely proud that the American Legend Aircraft Company, a leader in the LSA industry, has selected the 100-horsepower Gemini 100 uniflow diesel as an option on its factory-built and kit aircraft,” Hayes said. “We just introduced the engine this past April and to already have a mock-up mounted on a Legend Cub here at Oshkosh is a tremendous testament to the growth opportunities this engine brings to the LSA segment.” Hayes also said that a Legend Cub fuselage with a full mock-up of the Gemini 100 diesel installation was on display at the Superior Air Parts booth during Oshkosh AirVenture.
The Legend Cub, a modern replica of the ubiquitous Piper Cub, will be OEM’d with the Gemini diesel 2-stroke.
Superior Air Parts’ Gemini aero diesel: 2-stroke, opposite piston, 2 crankshafts.
“With an installed weight of just under 200 pounds, we expect the 100-horsepower Gemini Diesel to deliver performance comparable to the O-200 powered Legend Cub, but with greener operations, greater fuel efficiency and Jet A/diesel fuel flexibility,” Hart said. “We are especially excited to offer the diesel option to our owners who operate in remote locations or in parts of the world where 100 LL Avgas is expensive or difficult to find. The Gemini Diesel option will really expand the reach of Legend Cub aircraft.”
The Gemini Diesel offers a number of advantages over current diesel and piston engines, including:
- Projected to have up to 20% lower fuel burn than conventional engines
- Jet A is a global fuel solution with better availability, quality, consistency and pricing
- Operators can fly the same range as a standard engine on less fuel or get more range on an equal fuel load
- High power-to-weight ratio
- Highly efficient, two-stroke power
- Higher engine torque at lower RPM
- Mechanically simpler design, with fewer moving parts
- Retrofittable with many current piston engine designs
- Greener operations with much lower emissions
About American Legend Aircraft Company
American Legend Aircraft Company continues to be one of the most successful manufacturers in the Sport Pilot category and is noted for its exceptional product support. American Legend is renowned for building a true Cub, one that is sensibly modern, competitively priced, and built to last. The Legend Cub, Super Legend and Legend AmphibCub at Oshkosh AirVenture 2015 were on display in booth numbers 358–359. For further information on the Legend Cub, visit: www.legend.aero.
About Superior Air Parts, Inc.
Superior Air Parts, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Superior Aviation Group, is a leading manufacturer of FAA approved aftermarket replacement parts for Lycoming and Continental aircraft engines. In addition, the company manufactures the FAA certified Vantage Engine and the XP-Series Engine family for experimental and sport aircraft builders. See the Gemini Diesel along with Superior’s entire family of engines and FAA PMA parts at Oshkosh AirVenture 2015 at booth 257. For more information, visit: www.superiorairparts.com
Press release from Dale Smith, Media Relations Representative, Superior Air Parts, Inc. 904.400.1000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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