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I have been looking for quite sometime and think the cozy is the plane Id like to build. can someone tell me is the composite material explained in the plans? It appears that there's alot of options in material composite supplies and if this is so is there one preferd method? I guess my question should be do I get most my questions answerd with the plans?

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Yes, the plans answer every question you'll have. Most people who have built Vari-Eze's, Long-EZ's and Cozy's during the past 25 years have no previous experience with composite construction. If you read the plans carefully and simply follow the directions, you'll do fine.


The plans include an introductory education chapter that doesn't produce actual parts for the plane, but introduces you to all of the basic construction techniquest. After that, the chapters lead you through a very well sequenced set of steps that begin with relatively easy stages and lead on to the more challenging. None of it is difficult, but it does require significant perseverence to see the project through to the end.


All of the materials are obtainable from established sources, and there's ample good advice available from the designer, Nat Puffer, as well as forums like this.


Good luck,

Paul Kuntz



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I'll second everything Paul says. Think of it as a PHd in composite airplane building. Chapter 3 is kindergarden. You're first flight is graduation. I knew nothing about composites when I started this three years ago.

John Slade


I can be reached on the "other" forum http://canardaviationforum.dmt.net

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I agree with John. I knew nothing about composites or engines or wiring or finishing or, or, or. When you are done you will know as much as any A&P about your plane. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to diagnose and fix anything on your plane...

Regards, Nick


Charleston, SC LongEZ, N29TM, 2400 hrs


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