China new home of Windecker Aircraft Eagles
When Mr. Wei Hang commissioned the restoration of a Windecker Eagle, bringing it back to airworthy status, some people began wondering: will it end there? The answer is no. Mr. Hang, a Chinese entrepreneur, has been busy planning and erecting manufacturing facilities in Chengdu and Tongliao for the purpose of setting up a production line for Windecker Aircraft.
When he purchased two of only eight Windecker Eagles ever produced, Mr. Hang also bought the production rights and the type certificate for the design. China will honor the type certificate. The plan is to produce refined copies of the Eagle for the burgeoning General Aviation movement in China. They will be used for the full range of GA activities. The Windecker Eagle will become the second example of an American aircraft purchased for a new production line in China.
Meanwhile, 98G, the Windecker Eagle being restored in Mooresville is rapidly approaching an active runway. Sporting a long list of upgrades, the restoration will be test flown by Flight Test DER Len Fox under the Experimental Exhibition category in America before it is dismantled and shipped to China where it will be used for marketing.