Legal Eagle XL Buildlog

Building a Legal Eagle XL Ultralight Airplane

Author: Chris

Make and mount new footplate

Make and mount new footplate

Make a new footplate in fuselage out of 2 sheets of 2mm ply laminated together using epoxy. Used cardboard to initially create a template then use that to cut the actual part. Final trimming accomplished good fit and holes drilled up from the bottom using pre-welded mounting tabs. I still need to take out and […]

Improved Tail Wheel

Improved Tail Wheel

I already had a tailwheel mounted on the fuselage but it just had a couple of eye bolts bolted onto to shopping cart type wheel assembly and that just did not look very sturdy and also did not allow for disassembly as wires were connected directly to eye bolts. I create a new steel horn […]

Building Rudder Control Horn

Building Rudder Control Horn

Built the control horn for my rudder with my brother while he was visiting! I decided to build the control horn and when we got into it realized I was missing the lower elevator aluminum support that it is supposed to mount too! Not sure how I missed adding that so ended up adding that […]

Empennage aluminum complete

Empennage aluminum complete

Finally manage to get the tail section complete – at least all the framing part of it. At this time I probably will not use what I created since that was included with the frame/engine project I purchased but since I had started I did want to complete. The reason I am using the existing […]