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Engine mount

For Sale (or for FREE) 10 May 2015
Hello all,I just picked up my project and it came with a brand new never used Dynafocal Engine Mount but I don't know if its a type 1 30 degree or a type 2 18 degree. Is there a way to determine this as I am not familiar with them. I looked for numbers etc but found nothing and the seller of the project can't remember. There was a tag on it at one time but as it was stored over the years, it has gone missing. Once I know what it is, it will be for sale to a good home as I am picking up my 20B rotary this coming week. Any input would be welcome.Thanks!~~~tg~~~
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Best path to flying a Long-EZ

Coffee House 03 May 2015
Hey Guys,   I want to own a Long-EZ. Like you all I love the look, the performance and the Rutan heritage.    My wife and I are already very involved in aviation. She supports me in my flying adventures and is a great flying partner. I have my sport pilot, starting with Weight Shift trikes about 12 years ago with over 1100 hours. Needing a more capable aircraft with the ability for off airport airplane camping, last year I bought a Kitfox 4, taildragger. I recently completed my cross training and solo endorsement and am building time in my Kitfox, 30+ hr. and counting. It's a...
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Wanted: Cozy III plans

Wanted to Buy (or Borrow) 30 Apr 2015
I'm looking for a complete set of Cozy III plans. Anyone have a set or leads on where to find them?
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Another Vari airborne

Introductions, Visits, Sightings & Rides 27 Apr 2015
The DAR inspection went without a hitch on Friday, 04-24-15.  I took her up for the first time on Sunday, 04-26-15.  I purchased the project four years and one month ago from a gentleman that has started the build in the mid 80's.  The project was transported via trailer from Atlanta Georgia to the Houston Texas area.  From there it made its way to San Diego.  Many late nights have been spent getting it to this point.   The first flight went without incident.  I did see some high CHT's (490), but I attribute this to not giving it an adequate chance to cool...
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rudder pedals wanted

Wanted to Buy (or Borrow) 22 Apr 2015
im looking for rudder pedals for varieze ,long ez since they are the same thank you
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AirVenture Cup

Fly-ins & Events 21 Apr 2015
I know some of us canardians have participated or continue to participate in the AirVenture Cup. It is a really neat event and a lot of fun. I know, I am biased because I have been volunteering for this group for the last 18 years. But check this video out, it does a good job capturing what the AirVenture Cup is all about and how much fun you can have getting to Oshkosh....fast. Filmed, edited, and produced by Brett Bittner, this video introduces you to some of our racers from 2014. There is some pretty cool EZ footage in here too.   Applications are available on our website. Apply to...
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varieze parts wanted

For Sale (or for FREE) 19 Apr 2015
hi im looking for prefabricated parts for varieze,I have some but not all,thank you
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Prop building

Propellers 05 Apr 2015
O.K, built a prop carver/copier and have been puzzling about how to build a prop with it.  Will post some things here that seem interesting.   At first, I had in mind to just copy a known good prop but I saw this idea (pic) for how to use templates-on-a-jig with the copier.  The copier runs over the templates and carves the station profiles on the blank prop, then a little work with the chisel and spoke-shave and Bob's-your-uncle.  Found the picture in this power point file.     Propeller Design Workshop Part II.pps   Many nice pics of various styles of pr...
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New guy here (San Diego Vari)

Introductions, Visits, Sightings & Rides 04 Apr 2015
Looking forward to gaining some information from the community. Finishing up my Vari. First high speed taxis were conducted last weekend. DAR inspection in the near future. Short video of last weeks run. https://www.dropbox....S Taxi.mp4?dl=0
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Declining pilot numbers

Coffee House 31 Mar 2015
I talked to a friend this week, about 45--maybe late '40's--, who thinks he can get a job at a regional airline.  He has an ATP and a lot of cropdusting hours; also owns a Velocity, so he thinks it will be easy to get hired.  Since the FAA required more hours for regional first officers, they are crying for pilots with hours, apparently.   It does not seem to be a great life, flying for the regionals, but I expect he would move up to Captain pretty quickly and on to a major airline.   I am a Vietnam-era pilot although I never flew for the airlines. My contemporaries who...
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