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Lancair International Legacy

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The successor to Lancair’s two-place line, the Legacy represents the culmination of more than a decade of research, testing and invaluable input from Lancair builders and fliers. Redesigned from the tail forward, it’s bigger, faster and easier to build.
Lancair designed a new wing planform, and to keep area to a minimum, the wing has a double taper to maximize the lift distribution from root to tip. This eliminates all "washout" and creates extensive laminar flow across more than 50% of the surface. The low-drag laminar "bucket" is also wider than before, further increasing overall performance. The result is very carefully "tuned" wing design, which enhances overall aircraft performance.
A relatively thick chord was employed which aids strength while providing room for adequate fuel (up to 66 gallons). This wing also had to swallow the new larger 5.00 x 5 main gear ties without gear door modifications.
The addition of simplified Fowler flaps further increases the wing’s maximum lift coefficient to enhance this low speed handling.

Lancair engineers completely redesigned the the cabin. A wider and taller cabin now offers more shoulder and headroom. Plus, the larger canopy affords unobstructed visibility and outstanding views in all directions. The roomier baggage area makes it possible to stow everything including golf bags and fishing rods.
The Lancair Legacy offers a 43.5-inch cabin width and 44.5-inch height. The pilot and passenger sit in a normal upright position.

The Legacy’s new fuselage is now able to accommodate a 310 h.p. Continental 1O-550. The Legacy will cruise at 280 mph at 10,000 ft. The Legacy’s climb rate is +2200 fpm.

To trailer the aircraft, the wings can be removed while the aircraft remains fully on its landing gear. Lancair also works closely with the engineers at Teledyne Continental Motors and Textron Lycoming, Hartzell and MT-Propellers to refine the power plant installation and to perfect the union of engine and propeller to the airframe. Many engine options – from 160 hp to 310 hp – can be accommodated including the Lycoming 1O-360 and the Continental 1O-550.

Fuel is carried in the wings – the fuel tanks are integral within the wing bays. Standard fuel tanks have a 66 US gallon capacity. The fuel selector is per FAA standards, allowing for either left, right or off. (The "both" position is not recommended for low-wing aircraft.) As a safety feature, each wing tank incorporates a "slosh bay" to prevent unporting of the fuel pickup in the event of uncoordinated maneuvers such as during slips. The fuel valve (for Continental engines) also returns "vapor," or return fuel, back to the fuel tank in use. Custom fuel quantity monitoring systems are available as options.

Sitting three inches taller than the 320/360 for more ground and prop clearance, the Legacy’s main landing gear incorporates air/oleo struts with 5.00 x 5 main gear tires. The nose gear is also the premium air/oleo strut with internal viscous shimmy dampening. Protected from the environment, the internalized dampening system provides longer service life, and there are no scissor links to wear out. Steering is accomplished by differential braking, and the rudder becomes effective at taxi speeds as low as 20 m.p.h. A tire guide strap assures proper retraction of the nose wheel into the gear. The retraction method is Lancair’s electro/hydraulic system.

The Legacy’s major airframe is constructed of composite materials. Cured at 270 degrees Fahrenheit under vacuum pressure, these composites are NASA tested.

The high-temperature, pre-impregnated carbon fiber and/or fiberglass systems combined with Nomex/honeycomb core materials allows the Legacy’s sculptured fuselage and double-taper wing to have no drag-producing rivets or lap joints. Corrosion resistant, a nearly infinite fatigue life and virtually non-flammable, composite materials also extend the life of the airframe.

Lancair’s fastbuild kit, accessory catalog service, avionics shop, free technical assistance and builder assist program make the assembly process quick and efficient enjoyable. To make wing assembly simpler, the main spars and the ribs are "pre-installed" into the wing skins. Then, wing attachments bushings that accurately establish the wing dihedral are pre-installed. Flaps and ailerons are completed and most of the control systems are installed.

Darryl Greenamyer raced a Legacy in the Sport Class at the 40th Annual Reno Races. Greenamyer achieved 350mph during qualifying laps and won the Gold race.

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Legacy’s achieved 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Gold Class and 1st in the Silver Class that year.

LEGACY FG
The  Legacy Fixed Gear kitplane is a simple, economical version of the retractable gear Legacy. Other than the permanent down and locked wheels, the fixed gear Legacy is very similar to its retractable gear counterpart. Sharing the fuselage, wing and tail with the retractable gear Legacy, the Legacy FG is designed to accept a four cylinder Lycoming engine with a conventional instrument panel to lower costs and reduce build time. Fitted with a 210 hp Lycoming IO or TNIO-390X powerplant, the Legacy FG has a typical cruise of over 225 mph and a range of more than 1,300 statute miles. The FG was available in a carbon version that will accept the TCM IO550N.

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Legacy FG


The fixed gear Lancair Legacy FG introduced at Sun’n Fun 2003. The overall configuration of the airframe is basically the same for both aircraft, but the fixed gear version is constructed primarily of fiberglass rather than carbon fiber. Additionally, Lancair designed the kit to accept four-cylinder Lycoming engines as well as simplified panels and interior appointments to lower costs and speed up building times.

To make wing assembly simpler and more manageable, the main spars and the ribs are "pre-installed" into the wing skins. Then, wing attachments bushings that accurately establish the wing dihedral are pre-installed. Flaps and ailerons are completed and most of the control systems are installed for you. The remaining installations and assemblies are simple and very straightforward.

Legacy FG

Engine: Lycoming IO-390, 200 h.p. @ 2700 rpm
Propeller: 2 blade, constant speed
Length: 22 ft.
Wingspan: 25.5 ft.
Wing Area: 82.5 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 23 lbs./sq. ft.
Aspect Ratio: 7.95:1
G Loading: +4.4, -2.2 G's (utility); +3.8, -2.0 G's (normal)
Empty Weight: 1,450 lbs.
Gross Weight: 2,200 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 65 USgal.
Useful Load: 750 lbs.
Baggage Capacity: 90 lbs.
Seats: 2
Cockpit Length: 63"
Cockpit Width: 43.5"
Cockpit Height: 44.5 in.
Cruise: 215 mph @ 8,000 ft.
Stall Speed: 65 mph (dirty)
Takeoff Distance: 1,500 ft. (gross @ sea level)
Landing Roll: 900 ft.
Cross Wind Landing: 21 mph component
Fuel Consumption: 11.5 gph
Maximum Range: 1,450 sm
Rate of Climb: 1,700 fpm (solo), 1,200 fpm (gross)

Legacy FG
Engine: Lycoming TNIO-390, 210 h.p. @ 2700 rpm
Propeller: 2 blade, constant speed
Length: 22 ft.
Wingspan: 25.5 ft.
Wing Area: 82.5 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 23 lbs./sq. ft.
Aspect Ratio: 7.95:1
G Loading: +4.4, -2.2 G's (utility); +3.8, -2.0 G's (normal)
Empty Weight: 1,450 lbs.
Gross Weight: 2,200 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 65 USgal.
Useful Load: 750 lbs.
Baggage Capacity: 90 lbs.
Seats: 2
Cockpit Length: 63"
Cockpit Width: 43.5"
Cockpit Height: 44.5 in.
Cruise: 225 mph @ 8,000 ft
Stall Speed: 65 mph (dirty)
Takeoff Distance: 1,500 ft. (gross @ sea level)
Landing Roll: 900 ft.
Cross Wind Landing: 21 mph component
Fuel Consumption: 12.5 gph
Maximum Range: 1,550 sm
Rate of Climb: 1,700 fpm (solo), 1,200 fpm (gross)

Legacy
Engine: Cont. IO-550-N, 310 hp @
2700 rpm
Propeller: 3 blade, constant speed
Length: 22 ft.
Wingspan: 25.5 ft.
Wing Area: 82.5 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 23 lbs./sq. ft.
Aspect Ratio: 7.95:1
G Loading: +4.4, -2.2 G's (utility); +3.8, -2.0 G's (normal)
Empty Weight: 1,500 lbs.
Gross Weight: 2,200 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 65 USgal.
Useful Load: 700 lbs.
Baggage Capacity: 90 lbs.
Cabin Width: 43.5 in.
Seats: 2
Cockpit Length: 63"
Cockpit Width: 43.5"
Cockpit Height: 44.5 in.
Cruise: 276 mph @ 8,000 ft. (typical)
Stall Speed: 65 mph (dirty)
Service Ceiling: 18,000 ft.
Takeoff Distance: 850 ft. (gross @ sea level)
Landing Roll: 900 ft.
Cross Wind Landing: 21 mph component
Fuel Consumption: 13.5-15 gph (typical)
Maximum Range: 1,150 sm (with reserves @ 8,000 ft.)
Rate of Climb: 2,700 fpm (solo, IO-550); 2000 fpm (gross)

Legacy
Engine: Lycoming IO-540, 260 h.p. @ 2700 rpm
Propeller: 3 blade, constant speed
Length: 22 ft.
Wingspan: 25.5 ft.
Wing Area: 82.5 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 23 lbs./sq. ft.
Aspect Ratio: 7.95:1
G Loading: +4.4, -2.2 G's (utility); +3.8, -2.0 G's (normal)
Empty Weight: 1,500 lbs.
Gross Weight: 2,200 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 65 USgal.
Useful Load: 700 lbs.
Baggage Capacity: 90 lbs.
Cabin Width: 43.5 in.
Seats: 2
Cockpit Length: 63"
Cockpit Width: 43.5"
Cockpit Height: 44.5 in.
Cruise: 276 mph @ 8,000 ft. (typical)
Stall Speed: 65 mph (dirty)
Service Ceiling: 18,000 ft.
Takeoff Distance: 850 ft. (gross @ sea level)
Landing Roll: 900 ft.
Cross Wind Landing: 21 mph component
Fuel Consumption: 13.5-15 gph (typical)
Maximum Range: 1,150 sm (with reserves @ 8,000 ft.)
Rate of Climb: 2000 fpm (gross)

 

 


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