legal Eagle

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  1. Sep 19, 2018 #1

    ryanjames170

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    i know this is probaly the wrong place to post this but has anyone here built a legal eagle before?

    i got a few questions i would like to ask.
     
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    There is a facebook group of legal eagle builders and they are well regarded. You will be building with both wood and metal. I own the rights to a similar ultralight and its all plans built as well. 4130 fuselage with aluminum wing internals. I am in the midst of getting a new website going but the designers website is still up. If your interested google raceair skylite.
     
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    The Legal Eagle Eaglersnest forums are pretty active right now as well.
     
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    I have had a hand in one, start to finish. Not flown yet thought. A couple have built them here. The Eagles Nest is great asset.
     
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    Hi; I have a Legal Eagle that is 3/4 done. welding done, wings needs covering, and rigging of controls ,this a new bird not a rebuild.
    Also have a Generac V-twin with redrive, that I may sell with also.

    Calvin 402-416-7814
     
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    I believe that the Legal Eagle (and Double Eagle and Cabin Eagle) community has moved to:

    https://www.eaglersnest.com/forum/index.php

    I have the Cabin Eagle plans and it looks like one of the absolute cheapest ways to get in the air with a passenger. It's a toss up whether to tackle that or Ed Fisher's single-seat Skylite once I get my welding skills where they need to be. Right now I know just enough about welding *not* to want to fly in anything I've personally welded. ;-)

     
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    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.
     
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    welding is what i do 10 hours a day 5 days a week.
     
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    What I like about the legal eagle is it is the closest to a regular airplane a 103 plane will be. Very sturdy. It all looks like airplane stuff.
     
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    **** 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.
     
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    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.

    We have one Legal Eagle builder / expert here on the HBA forum, and you'd also have the larger builder community nationwide, the "Eaglers Nest" group, etc.

    Here's an idea for you... get the plans and weld up three fuselages using your skill as a working welder. Sell two of the fuselages to other LE builders, which will likely make you enough money to build the rest of your aircraft. So your net "hard dollar cost" for your aircraft would be the steel tube for three fuselages. If you are an active welder you can probably buy tubing for less than the rest of us can as well :)
     
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    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.

    Heck, I could stash it at my office/warehouse and the Sig. Other would never know about it. She never comes to my office, makes it perfect to stash my ill gotten (i.e., Wife Unapproved) purchases.

    Derswede
     
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