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#1 HomicidalPsychoJungleCat

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 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?

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#2 Kent Ashton

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:20 AM

I built an EZ with stick, throttle and mixture.  I have seen EZs with rudders but rudders are not used much in the canards above slow-flight speed and rudders with brakes in the back would be complex--never seen that.    The R/C/P throttle and mixture in mine are moved by rods (pic 3).

 

IMO, the seats are very comfortable as-is although the back seat is tight at the shoulders.  If you plan to widen the back, you have to do that early in the build.  You can gain another inch in the front across the forearms by scalloping-out the fuselage where the forearms rest (pic 1).  Some simple footrests in back with toe-holes in the front seat will also help the ergos.

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#3 HomicidalPsychoJungleCat

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:05 AM

 rudders are not used much in the canards above slow-flight speed

 

Hi, Thanks for the reply. Didn't know that, food for thought.

 

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#4 Marc Zeitlin

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:32 AM

Hi, has anyone built a Long EZ with full dual controls...

A number of LE's have been built with full dual controls (including rudders, but not brakes, which are not legally considered "flight controls") in the rear seat.

This makes the plane legal for instruction and Flight Reviews.




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