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Offline Dandydog

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Service Ceiling?
« 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?

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 06:32:15 PM »
See:


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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 07:11:18 PM »
I looked up the airport elevation at Ely NV... 6259 MSL.


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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #3 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 !

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #4 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.


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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2021, 11:43:54 AM »
Density Altitude that day was 8050 feet.

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #6 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!

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2021, 08:22:32 PM »
Building the wing is the fun part for me. Just like a model airplane, only larger.

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2021, 10:04:44 AM »
Dandydog, You know some parts on airliners and fighters are glued together.

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #10 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..  :)

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2021, 07:53:03 PM »
You guys tryin' to scare some of us?   ???  ;)

Roger

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #12 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. ;)

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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2021, 08:44:35 PM »
Yeah, blue teeth and all...


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Re: Service Ceiling?
« Reply #14 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  ;)

 

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