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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!





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.


Chino CA

3301 Turner Road

Jamestown,  New York 14701 

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