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  2. Ok John W, I thought you may be converting to the straight wings of the Mk2 or even gull wings to increase wing tip ground clearance. Sorry I can't help on the layup schedule for the hoop landing gear. Join and ask here: https://dragonflylist.groups.io/g/main
  3. Anthony P. I Do not have spare front wing. I am using my original MK-l canard after removing outer gear pants. I am in process of converting to Hoop gear using Dave Divincenzo plans as shown in DBFN issue 43. Have one BIG QUESTION maybe you or someone can answer. Dave's glass gear is 4 inches by 5/8 thick across top and ends, and uses layers of 3" wide rolls of "E" glass, .025 thick. Does he overlap the 3" strips inside the mold by one and one half inch to end up with 4 inch?? If so, I don't believe it will be flat on top due to overlap. This would make it impossible to mount without patching a flat area where the bolts mount the gear to fuselage. Or does he cut 3" strips in half, to gain a 4" wide leg?
  4. Would you allow me to cross post your message to some other online EZ communities? If so, what is your contact info?
  5. Hello everyone. Marc Cook, editor of KITPLANES here. We have been working on a series of "buying used" stories for the magazine. These are not just broad overviews. Instead, I've been trying to help create a deeper dive into every make and model we cover. The goal isn't to make anyone an armchair expert, but I do want to go beyond the basics. As you can probably guess, the Long-EZ is coming up in the queue. And I'm hoping to get assistance on a couple of fronts. 1. We would love owner/builder feedback on the Long. Please feel free to share you thoughts to editorial@kitplanes.com. 2. I am looking for a completed Long to do ground photography in Oregon, southern Washington, or northern CA. Our photographic archives at KP are incomplete and some of the early digital art is just too low-resolution. Within reason I can come to you, or if you want an excuse to fly to the Portland area, I'll cover your fuel. Please contact me here or via email at marc@kitplanes.com. Thanks in advance for any and all assistance. --Marc
  6. This EZ today on Ebay today. In Indiana, no canard. Item 264686001437 Ya know, if a builder had the choice of a pristine Vans pre-punched kit or this raw-looking EZ, you couldn't blame him for taking the Vans airplane. Still, at $3800, it is a lot of airplane for the money. I see no reason why it couldn't be filled, finished and be just as nice as any other EZ
  7. Here are some photos posted by Terry Schubert elsewhere showing an oil flow check on an EZ. They are interesting to think about; these are just my opinions. In pic 1, pressure is pushing the surface flow away from the NACA. It is said the action of decellerating the flow [inside the cowl] increases pressure which I would seem to resist inflow. I have seen people add wedges (pink) to better-capture the flow. They say the wedges work but perhaps the pressure buildup is aggravated by insufficient exit area from the cowl. Pic 2 is about what you usually see. I believe pic 3 is a Klaus Savier (Lightspeed) preformed NACA inlet. The Savier idea is nice but it will make it harder to work on firewall stuff. Maybe a removable inlet cone would be better. In pic 4, I doubt the inlet cone does much good. NACA tests said the airflow needs about a 7° or less divergent angle to stay organized which is why a NACA inlet has such a long, shallow floor, Here, the air is probably in-flowing at 100+ knots. It is probably not going to turn the corners of the cone. I put a partial inlet cone in my Cozy--pic 5, the aluminum piece above the inlet--I couldn't see much difference. I am no Dr.-Ing Hoerner but one thing I always remember is that air is heavy and it's going 150kts. It wants to keep going in the same direction.
  8. The April 2020 Canard Desktop Calendar is ready for download. As always: Thanks a lot for the many beautiful pictures I have received so far. I’m still looking for new pictures, if you have pictures to share, please send them over to me. I need as large resolution as possible. My bandwidth is no problem, so don’t be afraid to send over large images!Safe flying (and building!)!Here is the link: http://ljosnes.no/co...anard-calendar/
  9. I understand the FAA is working on a method to help keep these older GA planes "alive" by making new (affordable) equipment that we use in experimental - to be used in the GA aircraft (like glass panel and autopilot were examples that were given). I think this is one of the articles about it - https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=88746 I will look thru my notes to figure out what the codename for the project it and will be able to google it and get back...
  10. That's certainly a huge appeal. I'm involved in the local aero club (part-time instructor - when not under the present lockdown), and they have an aging fleet with many known issues that they cannot do anything about or that would cost far more than they can afford. If the aircraft were experimental, first - well they wouldn't be able to use them in their business. Second, you could readily solve and mod as needed. One of the reasons GA is dying here in NZ is the cost of new equipment is far outside the budget of most operations, and the aging fleet with all the associated issues is a turn-off to many prospective pilots.
  11. Saw this question on a FB page. It's a common question by people new to experimentals. Anyone can work on a Experimental airplane, even one you did not originally build. You can rebuild a wing, or an engine (even one that is allegedly "certified" but that's another subject). A similar question often heard is "where does it say anyone can work on a hombuilt airplane?". It is fun say "nowhere" and witness their disbelief. Nevertheless, under 14 CFR §43.1(b)(1), we enjoy freedom from regulation over how we maintain, rebuild or alter our aircraft. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/43.1 However, not so fast. We ARE governed by Operating Limitations issued for the particular airplane that levy an annual condition inspection requirement by an A&P or person with a Repairman Certificate for the airplane, as well as say how to put our aircraft back into service after repairs, so it is not exactly true freedom but reasonably close. Point is, the chap above is free to rebuild his wing himself, re-enter the aircraft into Phase I testing, and when the tests are complete, certify himself that the airplane is safe for flight. To me, this is the true reason for owning an Experimental.
  12. You have to apply some imagination: = "sn n CL 2dy, als ths Ltspd, gd prc" = Seen on CraigsList today, also this Lightspeed good price" 🙂 -------------- Ths CZ 2dy on 'bay. Tub + cnrd. Lks gud, dcnt prc. [Sorry, must remove my mask.] This Cozy on Ebay. Tube + canard in Tennessee. Looks good, decent price. Item # 254553810972 should you wish to pursue it.
  13. No problem... you park EZ’s with the nose on the ground. They are all like that.
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  15. The abbreviations are from the add, not from Kent.
  16. Do you have to pay by the vowel to advertise in Barnstormers? Kent, your abbreviations escape me.
  17. Is there a problem with the nose gear? None of the photo's show the nose gear extended.
  18. LONGEZ 2001 • $43,000 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • LongEZ2001 505TT LY320 new prop grmn eqp lghtsp ign elec spdbrke nsgr autplt bgpds intrcm whl pnts • Contact Irvine Smith, Owner - located Glade Park, CO United States • Telephone: 352 363 7236 • 352 727 0400 • Posted March 23, 2020 sn n CL 2dy, als ths Ltspd, gd prc 🙂 CD IGNITION • $750 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • Light Speed Engineering:PlasmaII Electronic Ignition,Complete set-up. Replace 1 mag.863-698 8491 • Contact Craig Muth, - located Mulberry, FL United States • Telephone: 863-698-8491 • Posted March 24, 2020
  19. Back to my ailerons. Taking Marc's suggestion, and after several minutes of thought before I actually started sanding a perfectly painted aileron, I stripped away all of the paint layers (2) and the black primer layer from the entire bottom surface and the top surface behind the hinges. The owner prior to me (not the original builder) had only painted the visible surfaces so the nose of the aileron was still in original paint. My thought was to see how it would balance out, keeping some of the paint weight on the front. Prior to sanding, the aileron weight was 3 lbs, 13.3 oz, After the removal of the 2 paint layers and the primer, the weight dropped to 3 lbs, 8.1 oz. The aileron still balances slightly tail heavy. A quick test required me to add 4oz. to the nose in this current sanded state to get it balanced. My guess is that will increase by possible 2-3+ oz. after adding the primer and single layer of paint back on. There was no excess filler on the top or bottom surfaces. The total weight was underweight compard to many even with 2 layers of final paint. I can only assume that this VE flew 570 hours with slightly tail-heavy ailerons. The builder was very meticulous and the overall build quality is very good. I am going to keep sifting through the CP's to understand if there is something I am missing for the balance procedure. I created a solid template with a level attached based on the aileron build plans (see below) showing the level waterline that I hold along the top skin. You can see in the picture above that even with all paint and primer removed on the entire lower surface, and all the top surface behind the hinge that it is still tail heavy.
  20. I received the "Lord" engine mount kit from Fresno. It appears these may be aftermarket copies as they do not have the markings on them as the originals do.
  21. Would love to do a Dragonfly or Quickie with a Yamaha Rx1 or Apex.
  22. John W, are you going to have a spare Mk1 front wing lying around? If so, I may be interested.
  23. Seen on FB today. N2617Z https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2617Z No price, O-320
  24. This EZ today on B-stormers: LONG EZ WITH O-320 • $13,995 • FOR SALE • 75% complete Fuse is on wheels, canopy is glassed and cut out but not finished on the inside. Wings are 80% complete, need tip sails mounted (supplied) and finished on the inner side next to fuse. All the major parts are built. Ronz canard built by Dennis Ollman. Lots of parts go with it, electric pitch trim, nose gear actuator and speed brake. Cozy Girls controls, engine mount, nav lights and power supply etc. Pre made strakes with baffles, Carbon cowl, upper and lower from a Berkut. 1 complete original set of plans. $15,000 with a 500 hour 0-320 out of a Cardinal • Contact Alfred Jones, Owner - located Marthasville, MO United States • Telephone: 3144986982 • Posted March 15, 2020 Not sure of his price. Is it $13,995 or $15,000-with-engine? A not-unreasonable price either way but I suspect the virus is going to make a lot of stuff a lot cheaper.
  25. Coronavirus: I posting to this thread because it gets a lot of hits. Chris Martinson has a PhD and post-doc work in neurotoxicology. He has done a daily youtube on the C-virus but this one is particularly good because it discusses the importance of keeping your virus intake (inoculum) as low as possible in order to give your body time to recognize the virus and build antibodies. Apparently, we are all going to be infected eventually but you don't want a huge inoculum of the virus to start with. If you don't want to watch the whole thing jump in at 14+23. Good luck pals--see you on the other side. 🙂
  26. Bruce, this was an ad I clipped from a FB page. I doubt seller Glover reads this site. If anyone is interested i suppose they’ll have to google him
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