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Gregaitis

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I know I may be all Passion and no Experience, but i think converting a Double Eagle design to a tandem seating configuration is a good idea. Is there anyone out there with design experience who could help me with this conversion?
 

Kristoffon

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Just to be clear, the double eagle web site states it carries two people already. So do you want a four person variant, or a two person tandem type?
 

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Why not build a Team Airbike? The side by side of the DE does have the advantage of less change in CG range with different payloads.
 

Gregaitis

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I think you are right. I was not familiar with the Team Airbike, but after looking at it , I like it. The idea of having your feet outside the cockpit had not occured to me but it does compact the seating arrangement very nicely. Thanks for the tip.
 

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Why not build a Team Airbike? The side by side of the DE does have the advantage of less change in CG range with different payloads.
And a single set of instruments cuts costs. Instruction is a bit easier.
 

Gregaitis

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Welding is the one thing I'm not worried about. I work at a welding shop. I have found plans available for the Team Airbike at Jordan Lake Aero (jordanlakeaero.com) for $150.00 I think I will order those on Friday.
 

Gregaitis

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A friend of mine has given me the engine from an old corvair that he has decided not to restore. Will this be too much engine for the tandem airbike?
 

Gregaitis

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I guess I better consult with the company selling the design. Although that really doesn't change anything either way. If I need to I will find a VW engine to put into it.
 

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