There is a facebook group of legal eagle builders and they are well regarded.
welding is what i do 10 hours a day 5 days a week.Matthew that is why the Good Lord invented tack-welding, so you can do 3/4 of the fuselage work, cutting the tubes, jigging it together, making sure it is not twisted, and then tacking it.
THEEN you just take your correctly built fuselage to someone who welds all day long, and spend a few hundred bucks and a bottle of single malt, and your fuselage is done.
Ryan, the Legal Eagle is considered a GOOD and reasonably safe design. If you are a welder, and you are at all interested in that aircraft, FWIW I would advise you to go ahead and build that design. Because it is known to fly well, lots of support from other builders, and will have good resale value if you ever wanted to sell it. You have numerous engine choices for it, and it is one of the few "ultralight" aircraft that can actually be built under the weight limit.welding is what i do 10 hours a day 5 days a week.
I know the feeling. If it was not for the fact that I will be flying out to Turkey on Sunday, I would be doing a Road Trip! I like the Legal Eagle specs, a good friend who is up in years is selling the Mong Sport I have listed in the for sale section, and wants an LE. He has 50+ years as an A&P, built and rebuilt quite a few airplanes in his life, and would now just like to fly some without the problem of the FAA. He has researched lots of the current designs and his preference is the LE.**** it 'swede you're killing me... if that were anywhere near here I'd jump on it. Especially if he is open to trades, I can certainly find some junk...er... treasure... to swap him.