Legal Eagle Ultralight Birthday.

Celebrating The Legal Eagle’s Silver Anniversary

Celebrating its 25th anniversary at AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 was the Legal Eagle, designed by Leonard Milholland, EAA 72307. The Legal Eagle is a high-wing, semi-open taildragger powered by a 30-hp 1/2 VW engine that embraces and embodies the idea of back-to-basics flight. It is fully Part...

The Original Legal Eagle Ultralight Airplane

Leonard Milholland has sold the original Legal Eagle Ultralight airplane he designed and built 25+ years ago.  This was the "one that started it all."  This design struck a chord with many flying enthusiasts.  It became such a popular idea that Leonard created plans to sell...

Better Half VW Engine

Maintain your Better Half VW Engine

The Better half VW engines are easy to maintain.  I have one I have been flying for over 25 years. It still has good compression and runs very strong. Recently we ran a wood bar test on this engine, and it produced 30 hp. That I had...

The most affordable Ultralight

World’s most affordable Ultralight Aircraft.

Learn about Leonard Milholland's Eagle Leagle Ultralight—the most affordable Ultralight Aircraft. https://youtu.be/B6MiQhQCI9E

Fly in Legal Eagle Ultralight

Fly-in June 10th

We are having a fly-in on June 10th. Fly-in starts at 10 am and goes until people have to leave. The airport address for the pilots is 27sx, and the street address is 4107 Sport Flyers Ln.  Brookshire TX 77423.   Phone number: 281 785 3777

Splice Wood and Steel Aircraft Tubes

Let’s Splice Wood and Steel Aircraft Tubes

The shipping cost nowadays makes it more economical to splice the wood and the tubes for the Legal Eagles airplanes rather than pay the cost to ship the long pieces.  Splices can be safe and as strong if done correctly.  Wood sailing ships have many splices in their...

Scruffy and Misfit

After the Hall of Fame awards, my scruffy and misfit friends got together and awarded me this plaque announcing that I was elected the be the head scruff and misfit.  This proves that they knew me well.  I keep it hanging in my office and get a kick...

Ultra Light Hall of Fame Award

EAA Ultra Light Hall of Fame

Leonard was inducted into the EAA Ultra Light Hall of Fame. He was given a trip to Oshkosh to accept this trophy. The award was given after a nice dinner, and He was asked to make an acceptance speech.  The awards were held in the hangar that...

Wings and Balance

Let’s Do a Weight and Balance

You will need to do a weight and balance test on your plane before you fly.  This is necessary, so your plane will be in a controllable condition, not nose heavy nor tail heavy.  On the Cabin Eagle plans, I have 5 different weight and balance pages.  An FFA...

compression-leak-off-test

Compression Leak-Off Test

I explained to my Daughter how a compression leak-off test was used to troubleshoot an engine's cylinders. She asks me, why don’t you put that on the Builders page? So here you go. The old timers know this and have been using this test for decades....