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Lucked out yesterday and completed a 2 day project in just one (18 hour) day. So, this morning I headed to the hangar and put the Super Legend through it's paces for 2.5 hours. I love 877PC and it will always be part of the family, but there's a lot to like about my Buddy Darin's new creation. My first goal was to work the pattern until I could squeak those big Tundra tires on with barely a chirp. That took about 20 minutes. Then I began exploring the flaps, simply amazing. With just one notch one can slide down final at a stable 45 knots, play the nose on the horizon and be down and stopped in a couple of fuselage lengths. I lined up with a runway light, poured the cobs to it with one notch, and jumped off the runway long before I crossed the next light, so less than 75 feet by far. Another 20 minutes in the pattern and Wilson One arrivals were in order.
The pattern started to fill so I blasted out to the lake to run Glenn's and my favorite route. The air was incredible this morning, cool and solid as a rock. I decided to go do a little air work. Stalls in every configuration are non-events. The aircraft flies like a much heavier plane in a way, but unlike Super Cubs and Husky's, it is a two finger flyer. The Lyc 0233 is very smooth and responsive and the composite adjustable prop is a perfect match for it.
The Super Legend has new seats, leather stitched with lumbar supports in just the perfect location. I flew for 2.5 hours and could have gone twice that in complete comfort. That is one mod that I'm having the boys at Legend do on 7PC, a half an hour in my front seat and my back is screaming.
When I was playing around the lake I could just imagine skimming that glassy water with a set of Legends amphibs, what fun that will be. Today was so much fun, JR and I are going to do a carbon copy tomorrow morning. My Super Legend is going to be metallic black with silver side lightening bolts and a silver sunburst on the wings. The Garmin 696 in the center of the panel makes you grin when you think of trying to fold maps in a Cub so you could read them but not have them fly around the cabin. We've come a long way.