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  2. This site is mostly given over to building established canard designs from plans and talking about them. You are welcome but you might get more advice at HomebuiltAircraft.com. If you want to learn about canard airplanes, the Canard Pusher and Cozy newsletters available here are a pretty good start http://www.cozybuilders.org/ There is lots of canard advice on these to FB groups. Some good, some of it pretty lame. https://www.facebook.com/groups/CozyMkIV https://www.facebook.com/groups/25741482604/
  3. This Vari today. Lots of interesting pics in the ad. Pic 2 are the wing-attach plates. https://www.barnstormers.com/classified-1644904-Fast-Varieze.html?catid=18671
  4. Hi, I think canard airplanes are aesthetically stunning. I would love to build one, but knowledgeable voices (for example, Daniel Raymer - as well as many online resources) have me a little worried. So I have some genuine questions for the folks here. About me: I have designed a rather unusual Flying Flea which is rapidly taking shape in my Brisbane workshop. I like working in wood. I use CAD and CNC to cut all my parts. I have a preference for small airplanes, Single seat is cool, but dual would be better. So I would like to design a canard plane which could meet the following criteria. First, I can't afford a big, expensive engine. I'm looking at something in the 50hp to 60hp range. I would like a canard with a low (35kts - 45kts) stall speed - I'm not aiming for a speed demon although a decent cruise would be nice I like pretty shapes, so I'd be designing something pretty. Something akin to the Apollo or the eRacer - but smaller, of course. So, some questions: For those of you who have flown both canards and regular planes - what's the difference? Almost all canard planes have rudders on their wing tips. However, the Revelaero canards have twin rudders mounted six feet apart on the main wing. What are the pro's/con's of this arrangement? For those of you who have flown both canards and regular planes - what's the difference? Thanks in advance for your time folks, Duncan
  5. Hi. I didn't realise the little arch-thing was the plan view. Thanks.
  6. This? http://www.eraceraircraft.com/eracer-specs.html
  7. It’s a time capsule! Good luck. :-)
  8. Greetings, I’d like to introduce myself, and the Long EZ I’ll hopefully be flying Young Eagles in soon. I’d love any advice or pointers. I’d also like to connect with regional LongEZ/VariEZ fliers – please message me. I’m in the Sacramento CA area and am member of a number of our local EAA Chapters (52/25, 1230, 512 and 1541) and director of EAA52’s Ray and Youth program (I’ve give out 4 x $10,000 Ray flight training scholarships). Anyways, I’ve taken on Roger Loftus’s beautiful Long EZ (see attached picture). It received its airworthiness certificate in 2009, but like too many of us Roger lost his medical before getting her into the air. Flag on the play: it’s O-290D2 was overhauled in 1982 and has sat since. I will certainly be going through the engine before flying it (kind of like scary xmas!) Roger did a remarkable job. 807lbs empty! (no starter) Naca flush belly scoop for updraft cooling, etc, etc. I am very impressed with his craftsmanship, and I am pretty picky. This is my fist foray into the canard zone – most of my life has been spent on wooden aviation! You can check out my other project here: https://sites.google.com/view/melbycavalier/home And my son’s (which he seems to have left to me as he’s off to college): https://hugheskr2s.yolasite.com Again, thank you in advance for any advice / pointers / concerns / suggestions / etc. - I need and will certainly appreciate it. And thank you for letting me be part of your community. Cheers! Owen
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  10. Hi, I'm looking for a plan view drawing of the eRacer. I don't need the full plans, just a drawing of the plan view. Can anyone help? Regards, Duncan
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  12. Hi all: I just found this post. I wanted to let anyone reading this that I bought the hinge pin repair kit business from Gary Hall. My contact info: James Russell Electric Shadows, Inc. 841 Old Gardiner Rd. Sequim, WA 98382 USA (817) 691-5465 C fshort@flash.net I have attached a info sheet. Regards, James Hinge Repair Kit COVER PAGE (rev F).pdf
  13. Dale Martin is NOT taking over Gary Hertzler's business. Gary can be contacted at: ‭(480) 229-5195‬ and: hertzler@yahoo.com
  14. Never heard of him. The main prop builders that might help you are Catto, Hertzler, PerformancePropeller or others. Kitplanes Magazine publishes a list every year. It can be found here https://www.kitplanes.com/propellers/ No Holgate on that list. Hertzler's contact is on this page http://long-ez.com/custom-service.html I think Dale Martin is taking over Hertzler's business but Gary is still making them, apparently.
  15. Looks like a shell only. No mention of plans or anything else
  16. I have a Bob Holgate propeller for my variEz. Does anyone else have a Holgate propeller or know how to contact him. I'm trying to verify that he made propellers for experimentals. I googled him online and came up with display prop type of stuff. Any help would be appreciated.
  17. deesaysy

    Where to buy prop

    does anyone have a extra prop they are willing to get rid of reasonable
  18. deesaysy

    Where to buy prop

    Im in the market for a prop. Does this Gary Hertzler have a number. how much did the prop cost
  19. I started reading this accident report, expecting it to be the recent Long-EZ crash this week that killed Marc Borum. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/07/rutan-long-ez-n966ez-fatal-accident.html It mentions the recent accident but mainly covers a 2017 midair of the same aircraft & pilot. Reports say he was getting a flight review in the recent accident; perhaps he just got the airplane repaired. Fate is the hunter, eh?
  20. I have mentioned the hazards of circling approaches https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/18661-kents-long-ez-project/?do=findComment&comment=66249 and see that the recent Challenger crash at Truckee is a typical example that killed six people: circling to land in bad visibility, got in too close to the landing runway, stalled it in. Juan Brown has a good analysis https://youtu.be/VT6Z--HNqlM but he does not bring up the "look angle" illusion that gets a pilot into a square corner turning final. It is funny problem: pilot may see that he has put himself in a square corner turning final and needs to tighten the turn (increase G) but if he increases his speed to handle the G, it makes an overshoot more likely. I have seen pilots even slow down to try to make the turn radius smaller. Brrrr.
  21. "for the record" Pics of the airplane above. N379LD Nice looking but with an O-235 and rather old avionics, I agree, $60,000 is rather rich.
  22. https://www.trade-a-plane.com/search?category_level1=Single+Engine+Piston&make=RUTAN&model=LONG+E-Z&listing_id=2395058&s-type=aircraft Pretty enthusiastic price.
  23. I had the same issue last year and after some PM to his account I got the access to download the information from canard zone.com You should try and try it again until you get some response.
  24. This from yesterday's Marc Borum/Long-ez crash at Tucson. Curious https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2021/07/27/87-year-old-pilot-dead-flight-observers-severely-injured-in-plane-crash-at-ryan-airfield/?fbclid=IwAR0lF2CSVQL87dZ05ydg2ZxTtWrqpODIHXnpby6Pj5oCCkOVciRhJIpFgqM
  25. [A repeat from the deceased CarnardAviation.com site] My oil consumption was never great and I sent a couple of cylinders off to be professionally overhauled. Later, at about 500 hrs the oil consumption was excessive so I figured I better look at the cylinders. What I found were lots of vertical score marks as if the overhauler did not get all the grit out of the cylinders AND rust AND cylinder wall polishing. Very depressing. Polishing results from scraping rust off the cylinder walls and removing the hone pattern, thus the high oil consumption. The cylinders were in spec dimensionally so I determined to re-hone and re-ring them myself and made this box to hold the cylinder. It was quite a messy job but I was happy with the result (pic 6). The metal disk (pic 4) was to protect the valve heads. I didn't remove the valves. I made a jig to grind the ring-ends to spec. Next time, I would cut off a bit of the hone to get deeper into the cylinder (pic 6)
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