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Full dual control

Long-EZ Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Hi, has anyone built a Long EZ with full dual controls. I know that the rear seat is a tight fit but is it possible to modify the designs to extend the fuselage so that the rear seat has more room, or increase the height of the fuselage to give both seats a more upright position? Adam
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Visiting the bay area

Introductions, Visits, Sightings & Rides 03 Jan 2018
I’m visiting the Bay Area for the week (Mountain View) and was wondering if there any Cozy (or similar) that I could take a look at, possibly get a ride in. I’m thinking about building a Cozy (or aerocanard) in the near future but have never seen one in person. Thanks, Mike
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left / right fuel tank selector handle

Long-EZ 02 Jan 2018
Hi   I am having trouble inflight reaching the L/R fuel tank selector handle located in the usual place between the pilots legs.   Unfortunately, I am 173 cm in height, sit in a raised position, my arms are too short, I can only just reach the handle with the tips of my fingers and my head is hitting the canopy during the tank change, it sometimes takes me a couple of shots to complete the change. All in all an unpleasant experience.   Does anyone know where I can buy an extended L / R fuel tank selector handle that I can reach more easily ?   Are there any other si...
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Cozy IV - project - Transportation help

Introductions, Visits, Sightings & Rides 25 Dec 2017
Hello Folks,   new to this community and am very excited to take on a Cozy IV project. The project has a complete airframe, engine installed, missing electrical and avionics and all the cosmetics. The project is located in Detroit and I am in Kansas. ANY IDEAS on how to move it? with the wings removed, I believe the width sits around 12 feet with the strakes tip to tip.    Also, any estimates on a performance with an O-320? this is what the project currently has installed, might consider switching to an O-360.    Any and all help is truly appreciated   Regards...
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New Varieze owner.. Help!

Introductions, Visits, Sightings & Rides 15 Dec 2017
Hello all.. I’ve been in the market for an EZ for a while and wanted a Long but I stumbled across a Vari that hasn’t flown in 5 years in central FL that was built by Gene Zabler that has 1600 hours airframe. It’s currently on Barnstormers and I’m considering purchasing it. As it sits, it needs to be repainted and some light wing structure work, and a chunk is missing from the right elevator trailing edge from the initial overlook. It has an O-200 with 50hrs since overhaul by Zephyr engines and a “new” prop, but the seller has no logbooks other than the build plans and overhaul papers....
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Moving to PRO-SET 125/229 from MGS 285/287

Materials 04 Dec 2017
I have enjoyed using MGS 285/287, but have not found a 5-gallon option anywhere (in the United States; the North American MGS distributor is in Canada).  For 1-gallon orders from Aircraft Spruce, the problem is the $45 hazardous shipping fee for EACH container of slow hardener (a 2-gallon order requires 4 hardeners, 4 x $45 = US $180).     My research shows that this PRO-SET system is as good as MGS 285 which I have enjoyed using, and does not have such hefty HazMat charges.  My only gripe is that I understand all PRO-SET to be shipped clear, whereas the MGS hardene...
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Cozy MK IV Suppliers

General & Prebuild 03 Dec 2017
Hi All,   I'm contemplating a Cozy MK IV build. Just received plans from Aircraft Spruce. My question relates to suppliers of pre-fab parts. I've researched supplier lists and based on their websites (or lack thereof) , It's hard to tell which ones are actively producing parts (Featherlite, Aerocad, etc.). I'm mainly concerned with items like main landing gear strut, machined parts, canopy, etc. In short, things that would be difficult for the average plans builder to fabricate. Can anyone provide info on suppliers that are actually producing and delivering parts at this time? Any guid...
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Aircraft Spruce - My Ez Poxy experience...

Vendors, Product Info, Reviews & Feedback 02 Dec 2017
I ordered 5 gallons of Ez Poxy and 1 1/2 gallons of hardener back in April of this year. I'm just now getting around to using it. I have three cans of hardener, two 83 (medium) and one 87 (slow). The 87 is for construction of the strakes. I opened the 87 can first and it had the same color and consistency as apple butter. It was about 60 degrees in the garage so I thought perhaps it just need to be warmed up. Then I get to looking at the label, it has a manufacture date of 2014...hmmm. I take it in the house and get the can nice and warm, still I could turn it upside down and the...
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Facebook Canards

Coffee House 29 Nov 2017
I see a bunch of Facebook pages for canards.   For example, https://www.facebook...1482604/photos/   I see a lot of name there I do not recognize.  I'm wondering if it is worthwhile to invite them to join CanardZone.  Facebook is a terrible site for what we do.  There is no index, there are no threads, there is no search function.     I think people join the Facebook pages because they don't know what is available elsewhere.   When I want to research something, I search the google cozybuilders archive, canardaviation.com, canardcommunity.com, and ez.o...
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EAA composite class

General Construction 27 Nov 2017
I'll be at the composite building workshop in Houston on Dec 9-10. Seems to have good reviews, looking forward to meeting some other hopeful builders there.   https://www.eaa.org/...tion?sc_lang=en   Pete
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