1,664 total views, 1 views today
L140 Pictured, built in the early 80’s . Flew like a Pen Guin when I first got it and I wasn’t really to impressed . Over the winter a light came on made some changes , the biggie was correcting the decalage.
I had added tow hook in correct location, removed old servos , replaced fragile stab covering and setup in 2016
My L140 with a 4 cell 2000mah Eneloop flies at 66.8 oz . The box top Label suggests a 3 1/2 – 4 lb Plane
Flies as good, If not better then modern RES Sailplanes, of course it can’t be Launched like one, but when up there in the right hands has a chance along with the best of them
Below a collection of Photos I (stole ) from elsewhere, as well as some of my own
Vintage Legion Air sailplane kit.
Span 140″ ( 132″ and 100″ where also Kitted by Cecil Haga )
Area 1325 Sq In
Wing loading 7 Oz
Box top states the following:
Exclusive dura-spar construction
Aluminum tubing tail boom and inboard wing spars
EK-Logitrol servo release tow hook
3 piece white gelkote fuselage
4 piece 8% low drag wing
Precision rule cut ribs
Hand cut plywood details
Super size spoilers
37 Sq Ft rolled plans
The box top also stated that you provide your favorite sheeting and strip stock.
If that was the case , back when this kit was bought, or someone . bought Midwest micro cut contest balsa as listed below.
Extra Lumber in a recently sold Kit, not sure If the spar wood is there, but there is some needed
8 ea 1/16 x 4 x 36 sheets
5 ea 1/16 x 3 x 36 sheets
1 ea 1/4 x 3 x 36 sheet
Large bundle of various size balsa strips
L140 Fins and rudder
These were built slightly different but appear to have the same size. The L134 rudder is different, smaller
L132 Rudder/ Stab
New Old Kits, Cottage Industry
Original Legionairs had aluminum booms and spars, CF changes the flex
No longer a Legionair 🙂 Ribs are Laser cut with TE notches for sheet, the tip panel ribs are designed for no cap strips. AS well the Tip panel is allegedly designed to glue to the inboard panel, so no aluminum joiners for Plug in Play