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#1 RElliot

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

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 guidance would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

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#2 Jon Matcho

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:20 AM

Hi Richard, good question.  There's not really an officially maintained list, but here are some big ones:

  • Featherlite:  Front strut and main landing gear, possibly some other items I recall.  No website but email fthrlite@pacific.net
  • Airplane Plastics:  Canopy and windows
  • Cozy Girrrls:  All metal fabricated parts (give them your money and be patient as they produce in batches)
  • AeroCad:  You can get various composite parts made, even a Cozy IV fuselage (the AeroCanard SB), but I don't see many posts from those who have recent experience with the new ownership.  Still worth a call.

Also check to the once official list on the Cozy Builders website Marc Zeitlin runs. 

 

I found a list with a lot of quantity on EZ.org (much out of date there, and we should have an up-to-date list here).

 

Beyond that be prepared to level-up your skills.  Get a practice kit and you'll get a good taste for what you need.  Personally, I was amazed at how much "real" composite aircraft building is very similar to model aircraft building.

 

If you're committed and have the plans, you will find a way.


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Jon, much appreciated!



#4 Jon Matcho

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:00 PM

Looks like you replied before I added the reference to the Cozy Builder's page with this information as well.  Marc Zeitlin runs that website and I trust most everything he says.


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:34 PM

Thanks again!

 

I'll start making phone calls this coming week.



#6 Kent Ashton

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:08 PM

Featherlite might be changing ownership and name to Aerocomposites.

https://www.bizapedi...osites-llc.html

 

Consider these precut cores.  They are not much more expensive than the bare foam.  Folks say they are perfect

http://www.eurekacnc.com/Home.htm


Edited by Kent Ashton, 03 December 2017 - 04:13 PM.

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#7 Jon Matcho

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

The Eureka precut foam cores are worth every penny IMO.  I have them and they're nearly flawless.  


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:17 PM

Spoke to Greg at Featherlite. Yes, there are some ownership changes going on there, but he assured me that all is well and most of the original folks will continue to work there. They had a main gear strut in stock, so I went ahead and placed an order for it (along with a few additional items).

 

Went ahead and emailed an order to CG for hardware. Waiting to hear back from them.

 

Definitely planning to order the pre-cut foam cores from Eureka.

 

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction!



#9 Jon Matcho

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:00 PM

Nice, thanks for the update on Featherlite.  I wonder what else they have to offer, and generally what they do to keep their lights on.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:23 PM

Not sure what else they do, but here is their current MK IV product/price list as of 12/4/2017

 

Main Landing Gear 1230.00
Nose Gear 130.00
Engine Cowl Set Top and Bottom 650.00
Wheel Pants Set 330.00
Turtleback vacuum bagged prepreg 630.00
Nose Wheel Cover 62.00
Nose Strut Cover 41.00
Sump Blisters [two required per aircraft] 41.00
Nose Cone with Door [forward of N6] prepreg 122.00
Fuel Strake Leading Edges, right and left (NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)
Arm Rest Kit, left, front, and rear prepreg / vacuum bag 399.00
Rear Keel Cover & Landing Brake Cover 86.00
Carburetor Air Box Kit 251.00
Baggage Pod Set 674.00
Nose Bumper Rubber 23.00


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:15 PM

Cool, nice to know they're still in it.  Thanks for that!


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:25 PM

On a different note, I emailed an order form to CG Products a few days ago. I haven't received a reply. Does anyone know if they're still making parts?

 

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#13 Andrew Anunson

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:49 PM

Its possible that they are on vacation, out of town... something like that.

They have always replied to my order emails promptly and a delayed response is a little unusual. Certainly you used the correct ordering email address shown on their webpage?
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#14 Jon Matcho

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:50 PM

I chatted w/Chrissi @ CG Products last night, sent her a link to this thread. 

 

Summarizing this and other conversations with her, as long as you follow their ordering instructions your order will be in the queue.

 

I'm putting one together myself right now for the rest of the parts I need for my Cozy.


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#15 RElliot

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the clarification.

 

Filled out the form and emailed to [the email address in the attached image]

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:31 AM

I don't think they like the actual email typed out on the web like that... it can lead to spam.  


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#17 Jon Matcho

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:31 AM

Yah, they're particular about stuff like this and I support their concerns, so I edited Richard's post to use their graphic.  

 

The reality is that images and writing "address at domain.com" are no longer insufficient in the battle against web crawling email address harvesters.  

 

All good.  Support your local Cozy Girrrls.  


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#18 RElliot

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:15 AM

Sorry about that.

 

I'll be more cognizant of this going forward.

 

Thanks very much






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