Tandem LSA

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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

Well-Known Member
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?

Gregaitis

Member
two person tandem with pilot in the rear

TFF

Well-Known Member
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

Member
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.

Vigilant1

Well-Known Member
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

Member
Instuments? We dont need no instuments!

etterre

Well-Known Member
There was a 2 place airbike fuselage on barnstormers a few days ago... Would save you some welding...

Gregaitis

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. Head in the clouds Well-Known Member 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.
That's great Greg, don't forget to run a build thread and show us your progress!

Cheers, Alan

Gregaitis

Member
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?

bmcj

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HBA Supporter
I would think so, but I may be wrong.

Gregaitis

Member
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.