Grosso Easy Eagle 1
The LSA Easy Eagle I Bi -Plane is an affordable, easy to build aircraft that combines standard aircraft construction methods, steel tubing, wood and fabric covering.
The 4130 steel tube fuselage is wide enough for 44 inch waist line and a 6 foot 3 inch pilot. The 300 pound useful load allows for a 228 pound pilot and 11 gallons of fuel. The low wing loading of 6.7 pounds. per square foot gives the Easy Eagle I Bi-Plane a low stall speed and great glide ratio.
The aluminum 5/8 inch landing gear and 5 inch wheels provide for easy handling either on paved runways or grass strips. With the optional hydraulic brake upgrade, ground handling is superior.
The Easy Eagle I Bi -Plane takes off in only 300 feet and lands in about the same, thanks to 105 square feet of wing area. Climb is 900 feet per minute at sea level.
With a stall at 45 mph or less, a cruise of 100 mph, low building time and simple straight forward construction, all combine to make the Easy Eagle Bi-Plane a single place, affordable biplane.
The airframe is rated at plus 4 and minus 3 g the Easy Eagle Bi-Plane is capable of doing many sportsman aerobatic maneuvers.
Featuring a fully welded steel frame combined with an all wood wing and a one piece aluminum landing gear, make it a airplane for today. Landing and taking off is made easy with a fully controllable tail wheel.
With a 64 hp VW engine the Easy Eagle cruises at 100mph and has a stall speed of 45mph. The Easy Eagle features a fabric covered fully welded steel frame combined with an all wood wing.
In 2008 the EASY EAGLE was available from:
GREAT PLAINS AIRCRAFT
PO Box 545 Boys Town, NE, USA.
Engine: 1915cc VW 65HP
MTOW: 725 lb
Empty Weight: 454 LBS
Useful Load: 283 LBS
Wing Area: 105 sq.ft.
Take Off Distance: 450 FT
Stall: 45 MPH
Landing Speed: 55 MPH
Cruise: 95 MPH
Rate of Climb: 700 FPM
Range: 350 sm
Fuel capacity: 12 USG