May 2016 Issue
Super Legend HP: Another Titan Hot Rod
Continental’s stroked 180-HP Titan engine is proving a popular LSA and experimental choice. It’s a good match for what’s essentially a Super Cub airframe.
A decade ago, when the FAA and ASTM were dickering over what became the light sport aircraft rule, limitations on weight and performance—but not power—bubbled to the top of the discussion. The airplanes were supposed to be less expensive, light and simple, but the rule didn’t say they couldn’t have neck-snapping power-to-weight ratios and thus the era of the 180-HP LSA is upon us.
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