Built from the ground up as a Light Sport aircraft to ASTM Light Sport standards, the LSA-8 is unique in this category as an all-metal, "real" airplane originally designed and still constructed to USA CAR 4a standard airworthiness requirements. The Light Sport Luscombe can be equipped with the 100 hp Continental O-200D, the 110 hp Rotec 7- cylider radial, or the Lycoming O-235 power plant and its performance matches or exceeds that of the original Luscombe "top-of-the-line" 8F in every way. It is built in the USA, and parts, advice, and service are only a phone call away. Special editions, including a radial engine version, are also available.
The LSA-8 has time-proven low maintenance requirements; thousands of aircraft mechanics are familiar with it, and parts are readily available from the factory and other suppliers. With thousands of the originals still flying after 50 years or more of service, its durability cannot be questioned. And most of all, it is one of the best flying, fun aircraft ever designed. You can't go wrong with the Light Sport Luscombe.
Thank you from all of us here!
LUSCOMBE AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
About our planes:
Standard features for the SLSA - 8 series include: Your powerplant of choice, a full electrical system with starter, ammeter, navigation and landing lights, 2 point strobe wingtip anti-collision light system, ELT, transponder, combination EGT & CHT gauge system, G-meter (recording accelerometer), Mode-C VFR avionics package, oil pressure & oil temperature gauges, recording tachometer, manifold pressure gauge, airspeed, magnetic compass, sensitive altimeter, Jack Norris NNB ergonomic leather seats, leather cabin upholstery, 3-point shoulder harness, extended baggage area, Wing flaps, cabin roof skylight window, polished ALCLAD aluminum exterior with “N” number & decorative fuselage stripe in a choice of colors, dual stick controls, and dual hydraulic toe disc brakes.
Luscombe Silvaire Model-08 Specs:
Wingspan: 35 feet
Wing area: 140 square feet
Length: 22 feet
Height: 7 feet
Seating: Two, side by side
Cabin width: 39 inches
Empty weight: 830 pounds*
Gross weight: 1,320 pounds
Useful load: 490 pounds*
Payload, full fuel: 310 pounds*
Fuel (all): 30 gallons
Wing loading: 9.4 pounds/ square foot
Power loading: 13.2 pounds/ horsepower
Powerplant: Continental O-200D
Power output: 100 hp
Propeller: Varies FP Wood/ Ground Adjustable Composite
Baggage area: Aft of seats, 75 pounds*
Base Price- Call for price
Never exceed speed: 126 Knots/ 145 mph
Cruise speed, typical: 104 to 111 knots/ 120- 128 mph (depending on altitude)
Stall speed, best flaps: 38 knots/ 44 mph
Max rate of climb: 900 fpm
Takeoff distance, hard surface: 500 feet
Landing distance, hard surface: 600 feet
Cruise duration (economical): 6 hours (no reserve)
Cruise range (economical): 720 statue miles (no reserve)
Fuel consumption (economical): about 5 gph
"I was charmed in many ways by the Luscombe - its gleaming, polished-aluminum surface, the great handling, zippy yet economical performance, surprisingly easy landings, and good American hardware."
- Dan Johnson
EAA Sport Pilot
*At base price weight. Optional equipment will increase weight as much, reducing load and payload accordingly.