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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:07 am
by Lazair_guest_please_registerbsel
Happy New Year, and thanks for a great website. I'd like to find a Lazair project or ready to fly Series III if possible. I've responded to a few online offers but they seem to sell very quickly...
Also, does the forum feel it's possible for a "newbie" to take on a reasonable re-build project?
Finally, what "in production" ultralight do you feel might be comparable to the classic look and appeal of the Lazair in the "low and slow" category?

Thank you, BSelleck

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:43 pm
by rayjb60
I take it you've checked the for sale section.

Im a newby to Lazairs and feel that if you are reasonably skilled and get advice from this site you should be able to tackle anything you might encounter.

Its not particularly difficult, but you should always do the best job possible in the construction, since its your life that hangs in the balance if you do shody work.

There are also EAA clubs thoughout the country and they would also be able to help with suggestions if you encounter something unussual and need suggestions.

I dont think there are any ultralights like this in production anymore, but there are other old ones like Mitchel wings etc kicking around.

I personally think the Lazair is rather unique and has no equal.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:00 pm
by bselleck
Thanks Ray. I've been drifting on line looking through the various forums for info on a project for sale.. Nothing yet though. I am seeing a lot of helpful tips etc. on what to do with a Lazair when you finally get one!
Happy flying..

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:54 pm
by Guest
Where are you located BSelleck ?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:19 pm
by rayjb60
Its my opinion that the quality and strength of construction in a Lazair makes it head and shoulders above the rest.

The sound of twin engines purring together, with the shiny wings and the clear covering make it a show stopper every where you might appear.

There is also added safety in having a second engine to keep you aloft should there be an inflight failure.....something which no other UL I know of has going for it.

The Lazair is also simple and relatively inexpensive to maintain since it is made from commonly available aircraft grade materials.....and the engine is still in production.....although for firepumps....but you can still get parts.

Most importantly, the Lazair is a safe and fun aircraft that has about 900 copies of various models floating around, and after all these years they are still airworthy if maintained or stored properly.

The price is definately great as well.....Where else can you get such an awesome aircraft for 1000 - 5000 dollars?

I just don't think you can find all this in any other reasonably priced ultralight out there!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:54 pm
by daffy1029
What rayjb60 says is true. I have a 1980 Lazair and I will never part with it. The safety record for the lazair is still among the best. My two cents worth, Daffy

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:09 am
by Shorty
Brain, Where are you located? Might be a series 3 for sale in SW ontario possibly.

Also there was a Lazair Eltie down neat Guelph for sale But i think he may of sold to someone near Brantford. Does anyone know this for sure? HE watned 7k for it and it had minimal time on it and was in a barn, Was kinda pricy for those big engines that had not run in 20 years i thought. It also had the mono float.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:43 am
by bselleck
I am in Boston now, but am moving to Tucson at the end of the year. (Thanks for the help on where to find a Lazair, there's just something about them)...
I keep thinking I'm going to see one at a garage sale somewhere !!


PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:21 pm
by JPXman
Don't be surprised if you do. A friend of mine in Alexandria bought one at a farm auction for $900 I think. Motors and all!