The classic Luscombe was at its time a revolutionary light aircraft since it used no wood in its design. It was an all metal aircraft with fabric covered metal wings. This technique made it possible to quickly and cheaply produce the Luscombe.
Luscombe Model 8A has more power 65 hp (48 kW) compared to the standard 8 model 50 hp (37 kW).
Luscombe Models 8A, 8B, and 8C meet the criteria for a Light Sport Aircraft.
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