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#1 datachomper

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:27 PM

Started building a Cozy Mkiv in March 2017 and I even have photographic evidence:

 

Workshop - https://photos.app.g...SadwPXxhp5fqH82

Ch 4 Bulkheads - https://photos.app.g...MTMyVnpFz119oo2

Ch 5 Fuselage Sides - https://photos.app.g...y2Pb2N7ThyU7673

Ch 6 Fuselage Assembly - https://photos.app.g...4iwxvnf8xVoG0N2

Ch 7 Fuselage Exterior - https://photos.app.g...WN4N0agJeaTJ9w2

Ch 8 Headrests & Seatbelts - https://photos.app.g...CvskcaJgoe573H2

Ch 9 Main Landing Gear - https://photos.app.g...ZzM9V4EOTYkNQ42

Ch 10 Canard - https://photos.app.g...0tNPBoRmaqCc2W2

Ch 11 Elevator - https://photos.app.g...ifhEZlV4rwzEbH2

Ch 12 Canard Install - (waiting)

Ch 13 Nose - https://photos.app.g...tpLQceG5D2hcmv6


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#2 Kent Ashton

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:34 PM

Looks pretty good. I see you made your own pedals. Good for you! Here is a way to make the linkage to the master cylinders, for your consideration. http://www.canardzon...roject/?p=60524

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#3 datachomper

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

Looks pretty good. I see you made your own pedals. Good for you! Here is a way to make the linkage to the master cylinders, for your consideration. http://www.canardzon...roject/?p=60524

 

Kent,

  Great suggestion. I had a hell of a time trying to fabricate the plans sliding clevis and eventually just put it on the backburner for now. Your way seems easier. I also like the way Wayne Hicks did his as well, Two u channels welded back to back.

 

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#4 Andrew Anunson

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:10 PM

You have made some fast progress!! Keep it up and you'll have an airplane!
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#5 flyingclay

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:04 AM

Nice work. I have been jumping around chapters with mine and you are doing it right. Looks great.



#6 datachomper

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:06 PM

Thanks compliments guys. I've come to realize that logistics is my least favorite activity on this project. Everything goes great until something gets backordered. The past few months have been:

* Start the canard, but run out of spar cap tape, now the canard takes up my workshop table while I wait

* Spar cap tape is backordered everywhere in the world, ok

* Move onto elevator chapter, finish elevator

* Move onto nose chapter, okay still waiting on nose lift parts

* Can't buy the Oelmann pedals any more, so I have to figure out how to make those, deal with that for a while

* Now I'm stuck, can't move forward with canard, elevator, canard install, nose, or even main spar

* Start gathering parts for control system

* Jack comes through with nose lift and sells me some spare spar cap tape he has from the 90s

* Now I'm finishing off the canard finally!

* Oh and by the way, ACS still has my spar cap tape on BO, along with about a dozen other parts 2-3mo later.

* The point is really driven home when I see how easy my RV buddy has it with parts logistics

 

Hopefully now things are unstuck for a while. I'm hoping have the canard & elevator done and installed and the nose lift installed and working before Oshkosh.



#7 datachomper

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

Finished up chapter 10

http://lh3.googleuse...12-h984-no?.jpg

 

 



#8 datachomper

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:29 AM

This part moves, it's probably important

 

https://photos.app.g...Y3fr4kCIdq0O4h1


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#9 flyingclay

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:18 AM

Looks great, you want to com to MN and rig mine????????


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#10 datachomper

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:12 PM

Chapter 11 in the books. Moving onto Chapter 12 canard install. I was going to edit my original post and keep it updated with my album links but I can't figure out how to edit posts.

 

https://photos.app.g...KnPnc36w2FGEfJ6



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:08 AM

"I can't figure out how to edit posts."

 

As I recall, on this site your editor is active for a period of time on any comment, then closes. I'll just test that...

 

yes, edit button active at the lower right, but it will disappear sometime later.


Edited by Barry, 14 June 2018 - 12:09 AM.

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#12 datachomper

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:20 PM

Canard installed, elevators trimmed to fit

 

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