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Donna Cervenka Milholland & Leonard Milholland at Holiday time.
See the Spirit of 03 Story in the November issue of Sport Pilot. Read the full Story here. Note this file is very large (8Mb) do not attempt on a dial up connection. The story features Scott Johnson's Legal Eagle project that he finished after being inspired by the EAA Spirit of '03. This project celebrates the Wright Brothers anniversary by having the 103'ers build a Legal Eagle (mostly at Oshkosh).
Plans for the VW engine are available for $20 by calling me at 281-375-5453 or by writing me at:
Plans for my working 4 stroke 244 Lbs Legal Eagle have been made available since 1998. In fact it is now flying... and taking off ... and landing... Many of these aircraft are now flying, and many more are nearing completion.
Dan Doolin is well on his way, he also has some nice video of others: http://home.insightbb.com/~dannyjoe/
See Paul Loghry's site. Paul has some nice support merchandise for LE builders. http://www.geocities.com/txshirt/index.html
Joe Maynerd's Site. Joe features a number of sports aircraft, and other builders. http://www.advancedwatersystems.com/_.htm
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*It flies like a Cub, a slow Cub. These were the words I got from Mike when he had landed after test flying my Legal Eagle ultralite. Mike Kimbrel's opinion was very valuable to me as Mike has many thousands of hours in a great variety of planes. Mike owns a DC3 and 14 other planes that he keeps at his farm airstrip in Oakville, Washington. He recently flew to England in his 310 Cessna mostly IFR so he was well qualified to test the handling of an ultralite. He is also the designer of the Banty ultralite and has sold many sets of plans for it.
OSHKOSH Annual Presenter L.E. Milholland
The new videos will give you many of those answers that your looking for. According to Leonard, it gives the answer to at least a 1001 questions. Call 281-375-5453 to order. Each VHS Video is $25.
1. Informational Video (shows the layout, covering wing, before and after, starts at prop and goes to tail , includes some flying). 55min.
2. Wing Construction Video (show construction method for both Legal Eagle and Double Eagle Wing) 1:30
3. How to Construct Heads for Engine (shows cutting and welding technique for making two heads from one dual port head) 30 min.
4. Engine Assembly Video (covers all phases to assemble Better Half VW engine) 58 min.
If you want everything the price is $160 and I will send you the 4 videos, BHVW engine plans, and legal Eagle plans by prepaid priority mail the same day (within 24 hours) that I get your order.
As might be expected a number of changes in the design of the Legal Eagle have occurred. To help keep track of these changes this page has been added, MANDATORY CHANGES, as well as information from builder sites that suggest other changes. Paul Loghry has offered to help distribute changes from the designer and other modification sites.
Paul's Changes Site: http://www.geocities.com/txshirt/LEU_updates_mods.html
Please feel free to write me at the above address to let me know how you feel or send e-mail to the address below. I also have propeller hubs for the VW and they can be purchased for $165 complete with prop plate, and hardware with plan. Call for more details.
This is a birds eye view of the field I work from, my hanger and home is in the foreground at the bottom left. You can see the solar panels on the roof.
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In 2002 this website moved from http://www.usastores.com/betterhalf to Leonard's new domain at http://www.betterhalfvw.com - Please use only this new site when linking to any content on Leonard's site. Also see the New Double Eagle Site: Http://DoubleEagleAirplane.com/
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