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Varieze Wing attach plates and nose gear bushings

VariEze 29 Mar 2015
I need someone that has built a varieze that would be willing to chat with me on the phone and take a look at some pictures of my wing attach plates...the portion that is attached to the spar   I would like to understand how these are joined together and discuss a few things that I am seeing on mine ''I also have some play left and right as well as up and down at the nose gear bushing...looking for a resolution to this while I am working on some fiberglass repairs under the nose  thanks James
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Winds aloft

Flight Planning, Safety & Technique 27 Mar 2015
https://www.windyty.comMay the wind be at your back. If duplicate then delete.
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Ford V6 3.7L

Auto Engine Conversions 26 Mar 2015
The Ford V6 you find in many of today cars has a numbers enough to find and use. While not yet used in any aircraft to date I know of yet. It has been used in the Baha 1000 extreme brutal race.   The new 3.7L 4V Ti-VCT V6 engine achieves an industry-exclusive 305 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering an EPA-estimated 31 hwy MPG*. That’s due in part to twin independent variable cam timing (TiVCT) which allows variable control of intake valve closing. This capability optimizes combustion at full load to provide improved power and low speed torque. It also enables variable...
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Looking for a Long-EZ to try on

Long-EZ 09 Mar 2015
Anyone in SE Texas feel like an hour of flying? I'm buying the gas...   We* are finally in a position where it is realistic for us to build a plane. Our two finalists are the Long-EZ and the Dragonfly so I am trying to find one of each for us to experience by each taking a 30 minute lap around the county.   If you can help us out it would be greatly apprciated.   * 'We' as in my wife and I...  yes, she flies and builds things    
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Coffee House 26 Feb 2015
I wanted to spread the word about our new film “Looking Up, Way Up!  The Burt Rutan Story,” and our Kickstarter fundraising effort that launched today!!  It will enable us to capture Rutan’s creative process as he designs, builds and test flies his newest aircraft.  As Scott B says about the top secret project, “It will be a game changer.” https://www.kickstar...urt-rutan-story Please, donate to our campaign and help us capture the community spirit of ‘homebuilt’ aircraft that gave Rutan his first success. antennaFILMS is helmed by Sandy Guthrie and Scott B, two award-winning...
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Berkut Construction Videos

Wanted to Buy (or Borrow) 25 Feb 2015
Wanted: Berkut construction videos. Anybody have a set of the videos for sale or can point me toward a source? Original or DVD copies.
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Cozy III plans please

Cozy III & Cosy Classic 24 Feb 2015
I am looking for a set of plans for the Cozy III or the Cozy Classic. Appreciate any help finding a set of plans or a Cozy III or a partial  built.   Thanks in advance!   Steve
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Another VariEze On The Move - Taxi Tests Started

VariEze 20 Feb 2015
I happily began my first (slow) taxi tests on my total refurbish project yesterday.  Many years since the engine had ran, so it spend some time on a test stand putting some hours on.  Happy to report that nothing exceeded  any limits !  The oil pressure read a little low at 24 psi, but I'm attributing that to instrumentation error since it has an electronic sender and with the direct hose to the gauge on the stand it was strong at 35-40 psi.  I'll re-verify all connections etc and see if the accuracy improves.   It ran smooth, stopped and turned true, tracked s...
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varieze long ez hybrid question

VariEze 19 Feb 2015
I was chatting with a guy and he tells me he has a vari long ez...basically a varieze stretched a little with long ez strakes    I did a Google search and didn't see anything pop up like that   have any of you heard or seen anything like that?...I have not seen the airplane but when I am in his neck of the woods you better believe I am going to go see    
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Looking for a Varieze flying or needing TLC

Wanted to Buy (or Borrow) 12 Feb 2015
Looking for a Vari eze flying or needing TLC.    Email me and send me pics please.    pilothicks@gmail.com    
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