Eagler's Nest

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Title: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Dandydog on March 29, 2021, 05:49:45 PM
I’m new to this forum, and only learned about the Legal Eagle a few days ago.
I’m seriously considering building this wonderful aircraft, but I’ve got know if I can get it off the ground up here in Conifer, Colorado (8150’).
Does anyone have some high-altitude experience with the Eagle?
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Steve on March 29, 2021, 06:32:15 PM
See:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81HFcclVLoc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81HFcclVLoc)
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Dan_ on March 29, 2021, 07:11:18 PM
I looked up the airport elevation at Ely NV... 6259 MSL.
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: ParQld on March 30, 2021, 04:02:25 AM
I looked up the airport elevation at Ely NV... 6259 MSL.
That was Just the Starting Point !
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Dan_ on March 30, 2021, 10:01:42 AM
That was Just the Starting Point !

Very correct... 

The OP asked if he could get off the ground @ 8150 msl and the answer is a resounding yes if he is operating off of a long enough runway. 

So the data point here is with 45 HP and the right prop you can get off in 800 ft @ 6259 msl

Les absolutely shoots a good video.  No telling what hits the cutting room floor.
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Kamcoman77 on March 30, 2021, 11:43:54 AM
Density Altitude that day was 8050 feet.
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Dandydog on March 30, 2021, 06:35:29 PM
I’m sold on the aircraft and the project.
Thanks to Steve for the great video and to Dan for the gentle reminder that I could have figured all this out for myself!
With the possible exception of building that damn wing, this is gonna be fun!
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Kamcoman77 on March 30, 2021, 08:22:32 PM
Building the wing is the fun part for me. Just like a model airplane, only larger.
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Dandydog on March 31, 2021, 08:40:29 AM
Yeah, I can understand that, Kamcoman. But I’m a BMW mechanic, and I like things that bolt together, firmly. Especially things that I’m gonna use at speed. Or altitude.
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Kamcoman77 on March 31, 2021, 10:04:44 AM
Dandydog, You know some parts on airliners and fighters are glued together.
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on April 05, 2021, 04:30:26 PM
Dandydog, You know some parts on airliners and fighters are glued together.
And if you think about it, the engine is glued on to a wooden fuselage..  :)
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: GTS225 on April 05, 2021, 07:53:03 PM
You guys tryin' to scare some of us?   ???  ;)

Roger
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: jrbirdman47 on April 06, 2021, 06:10:23 PM
Rumor also has it that some airplanes don't even have cables running to the flight controls, just computer controlled servos. Scary. ;)
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Dan_ on April 06, 2021, 08:44:35 PM
Yeah, blue teeth and all...
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: GTS225 on April 07, 2021, 05:00:16 AM
NEXT ON HERALDO!  HACKERS OF THE SKY.....Can someone with a cell phone control your airplane from the ground? :o  ;)
Title: Re: Service Ceiling?
Post by: Dandydog on April 07, 2021, 05:12:21 PM
It looks like you’ve gotta have a pretty good sense of humor (and a fairly blithe attitude towards life itself) to even THINK about building an Eagle.
My kinda guys.
I ordered my plans and videos today.
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