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    • Seen on FB this afternoon:  A rare Defiant project.  You will have to look the chap up on FB if interested.  His FB pics were not very good. 





    • Pitch Trim update:   I had to update my pitch trim wiring to make it possible to reverse a trim setting that reached a limit switch and disabled the trim.   Duh!   Added a couple of diodes.  About any size should work.  For reference, the PWM I used is shown here  https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/18661-kents-long-ez-project/?do=findComment&comment=63864

      The Carling switch is a bit clunky but seems very robust.   Doing it again, I might use a MOM-OFF-MOM toggle switch mounted in the armrest near the stick.  There is not much need to adjust a trim on these airplanes once it is set so IMO, the switches do not need to be in the stick.  Here are a couple of ways to mount the screwdriver motor https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/18661-kents-long-ez-project/?do=findComment&comment=61194

      My nose box seal (above) works pretty well when the NG is retracted.  It's a big noisy hole with the NG down. 




    • I would like to clarify a couple things re: this AeroCanard project that we had for sale.

      First of all, this was a very early AeroCanard project, mostly a plans built version built by Dennis Olemann for Doug Koster, and although it doesn't really look as nice as a full AeroCanard FG or SX model as it looks more like a Cozy MkIV, it was well built and has a lot of potential, especially for the practically give-away price we offered it for of only $15K. This project was originally purchased from Doug Koster for $37K! Plus there was extra parts bought later including a brand new engine mount. Also the plane has always been hangered and never spent a day outside. 

      On 9/9/2020 at 8:19 AM, Jon Matcho said:

      He did keep my deposit,  I guess that's fair, but there was some misrepresentation as to the condition the plane and what was promised at delivery.

      Now Even baby boy, you know that's not true at all! I was very upfront about this project, not to mention that you actually flew in and inspected the plane with your own eyes, at which time I would have gladly refunded your deposit, but you decided that you wanted it.

      It wasn't till a few weeks later after you drove here cross-country 1500 miles with your truck and trailer to pick it up that you changed your mind. I also gave you a full set of AeroCanard plans and 10-DVD construction set that you really owe me $595.00 for! I also had Dennis Olemann on the phone that talked to you and Ziggy that answered all your questions about the plane.

      The fact is that you let Ziggy convince you that you weren't man enough to complete the job! So, I say get your facts straight before you badmouth me or AeroCad!


    • I have modelled the main gear bow with 0.3 degrees toe-in. I will not finish the lugs that attach in the fuselage until I can find more dimensional information of the bow.

      My fuselage assembly still includes the F22, F28, and firewall from some imported data I had. I will remodel these.

      The main gear wheel and axle I have modelled are rough models of a European brand.

      The engine cowl lofts are suited to the UL390i

      I think I added a rough main spar in the STP file. It shows through my wing skins in places. This is partly because the spar dimensions are a bit simplified in the plans, but also my wing surfaces are possibly the foam surface. When I get on with the wing modelling I will check this.

      I need to finish the cockpit floor foam model, and will probably model the controls on the right side soon.







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    • Saw this oil cooler door idea (pic 1) on a FB page but I don't like it.  The chap has an ingenious linkage to open and close the slots in flight but the problem is that when full open, half the cooler is blocked by the apparatus and even when open, the slots create drag on the air flow.  In hot weather, you will want the whole cooler working.

      I have a pic of a cooler using louvers by Marc Z. that is a better idea but it might be copyrighted so you will have to imagine it.  :-)

      I did not give this enough thought when building the Cozy.  Eventually I arrived at this slider (pics 2,3) which is satisfactory but  not in-flight adjustable.    With experience, I know about where to set it.  This time of year (Nov), it covers about 2/3rds of the cooler.   In the winter it will block the entire cooler.   Doing it again, I would offset the cooler which might have given the space for a cable-operated slider.
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    • Below is a sample of a panel I laid out using XPanel software. Jim Evans was asking about instrument panel software on the Yahoo groups forum and you can no longer post attachments so here it is ....

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    • I am looking for a set of Infinity retract landing gear for sale. New or used.



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    • There's a long history with ongoing discussion about new and coming (and gone) canard aircraft that have been in the works over the years. This thread makes for some interested reading and lessons to be learned.
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    • We'll be adding a list of curated links to the Canard Zone in the coming weeks, but here are a few in the meantime for your browsing pleasure...
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