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Leonard Milholand started selling plans for his Legal Eagle ultralight in 1999, and has sold over several hundred sets of plans since then. When he was approached by a customer very large customer to build a plane for him he started building a bigger airplane to fit him.

Unfortunately the customer passed away during construction and Leonard decided to continue on with the project but to turn the plane into a two place ultralight trainer. Now with the advent of the lightsport aircraft he has just completed certification of the Double Eagle into the ELSA category.

According to Leonard his plane went through the program about a year ago. Prior to that all 11 planes that he built were inspected by the FAA under the 51% amateur built rule. Leonard had problems finding an affordable DAR to aid him getting his plane through the program. Fortunately the EAA has been assisting some builders with their own DAR's doing the inspections for just the cost of expenses, which according to Leonard "I lucked out on."

Spirt of 03 Legal Eagle - single place part 103 legal ultralight aircraft.EAA is very familiar with the style of aircrat Leonard designs as one of their ultralight chapters completed building a Legal Eagle called the Spirit of 03.

The craft is a part 103 legal craft and is powered by Leonard's Better Half VW conversions.

The plane has been flown and now will be retired to the EAA Museum. Leonard has built a dummy engine for the plane which will be installed on the plane once it goes on static display.

Leonard indicates that the Legal Eagle can be built by a "diligent builder" in 6 to 9 months, while the Double Eagle will take 9 months to a year."

While Leonard "doesn't sell a whole airplane" "we do have welded fuselages, materials packages, and a lot of parts for sale from John Bolding in Baytown Texas, who operates in the same city as me but we are 80 miles apart."

Leonard Milholand 3rd from left

Leonard Milholand 3rd from left
and his Double Eagle

Leonard sells building videos, plans, and a few parts like prop hubs. The plans are printed out on 8 x 10 inch paper for ease of printing and "to keep the cost down so that I can sell them very reasonable."

"The plans contain 9 or 10 pages of written instructions and 50 or 60 pages of drawings, plus a materials list."

If built according to the plans the Legal Eagle will come in at 244 lbs giving the pilot room to add some additional equipment or instruments.

There are four videos available on the Legal Eagle, the first is an informational video, which shows were everything goes, how it goes there, plus footage on covering one of the wings. It also includes a little bit of flying footage.

He has a wings video which shows how to build the wings.

Two engine videos are available showing how to convert the VW engine over, with the second engine video showing how to assemble the engine.

Leonard indicates that builds should spend $3,000 to $5,000 to complete a Legal Eagle and $5,000 to $7500 to complete a Double Eagle.

Currently there are over 50 Legal Eagles flying and 4 Double Eagles.

For more information contact:
J & N Bolding Enterprises Inc.
Box 3193 Baytown,TX

Leonard Milholand's VW powered Double Eagle
Leonard Milholand talks to the Lightsport and Ultralight Flyer about the Legal Eagle and Double Eagle.

Double Eagle VW power plant   Double Eagle dual controls.

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