TYPE: Tandem-seat ultralight biplane kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Construction began 1996; Easy Eagle first displayed at Oshkosh 1998. Two-seat Easy Eagle II introduced in 1999.
CURRENT VERSIONS: Easy Eagle: Single-seat version.
Easy Eagle II: Two-seat version.
CUSTOMERS: Three Easy Eagles and one Easy Eagle II flying by mid-2003.
COSTS: Kit US$9,900 (Easy Eagle) or US$13,900 (Easy Eagle II) (2002).
DESIGN FEATURES: Classic open-cockpit, single-bay biplane with steel tube cabane and flying struts and steel landing wires. Modified Clark Y aerofoil. No aerofoil on tailplane. Quoted build time 300 to 500 hours for Easy Eagle and 500 to 700 hours for Easy Eagle II.
FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Large ailerons on lower wings only.
STRUCTURE: Fabric-covered 4130 steel tube fuselage with metal-covered fuselage forward of cockpit and two-spar wooden wings with aluminium leading-edge.
LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel configuration, one-piece sprung aluminium mainwheel legs. Azusa wheels and cable brakes; tyres 5.00-5 on Easy Eagle and 6.00-6 Easy Eagle II. Solid tailwheel.
POWER PLANT: Easy Eagle: One 1,914 cc Volkswagen four-cylinder air-cooled motorcar engine; design accepts engines to 63.4 kW (85.0 hp). Wooden propeller. Fuel capacity 45.4 litres (12.0 US gallons; 10.0 Imp gallons).
Easy Eagle II: One 83.5 kW (112 hp) Textron Lycoming 0-235 flat-four. Fuel capacity 68.1 litres (18.0 US gallons; 15.0 Imp gallons).
|Wing span: Easy Eagle||5.49 m (18 ft 0 in)|
|Easy Eagle II||6.20 m (20 ft 4 in)|
|Length overall: Easy Eagle||4.37 m (14 ft 4 in)|
|Easy Eagle II||5.49 m (18 ft 0 in)|
|Height overall: Easy Eagle||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Easy Eagle II||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Wings, gross: Easy Eagle||9.57 m² (103.0 sq ft)|
|Easy Eagle II||13.01 m² (140.0 sq ft)|
|WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:|
|Weight empty: Easy Eagle||193 kg (425 lb)|
|Easy Eagle II||328 kg (725 lb)|
|Max T-O weight: Easy Eagle||328 kg (725 lb)|
|Easy Eagle ll||521 kg (1,150 lb)|
|Max operating speed: both||95 kt (177 km/h; 110 mph)|
|Normal cruising speed: both||78 kt (145 km/h; 90 mph)|
|Stalling speed: both||40 kt (73 km/h; 45 mph)|
|Max rate of climb at S/L: both||274 m (900 ft)/min|
|T-O run: Easy Eagle||92 m (300 ft)|
|Easy Eagle II||122 m (400 ft)|
|Landing run: both||92 m (300 ft)|
|Range with max fuel:|
|Easy Eagle||260 n miles (482 km; 300 miles)|
|Easy Eagle II||173 n miles (321 km; 200 miles)|