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Hi,

Now I have yet to begin building yet or for that matter even order the plans (Probably next week) But I am wondering if the Cozy has the option of a longer nose like that of the long ez? Can a builder just shape the nose as he wishes?

Erick

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Can a builder just shape the nose as he wishes?

Yes, more or less. The plans even include an aesthetic option for a "more rounded nose", but it's not dramatic. I am planning to draw mine out a bit, make it more rounded, and come up with slightly better "lines".

 

On the other hand, you don't want to do anything to change the aerodynamics. Anyone else? What's the story here?


Jon Matcho :busy:
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Two thoughts:

 

1) The longer the nose is, the worse the view of the runway from the cockpit. This is probably a minor issue.

 

2) Assumming all of the length is added in front of the puck, at some point, the longer nose will be stuck in the ground and the puck will be hanging in the air.

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Thats kinda what I was thinkg just draw the lines out to make it smoother and not such a sharp angle.

Thanks,

Erick

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