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Why don't you buy them new, direct from the vendor?

 

But "wow!" I knew that SlipStream Industries owned the plans at one time, but just checking there now, I see that they just sold rights to Dart Industries (or split companies).

 

Plans are $400, or you can buy a kit and be done by Tuesday. :)

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I have been in contact with Dart by email and they seem very nice. They told me that they recommend airmail for $80. Since they are in africa now they tend to lose plans through regular mail. Its a shame they dont have an american affiliate to distribute in the states. Wish Burt would start selling LongEZE plans again.

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Since they are in africa now...

Wow, I didn't notice that, but it looks like it really doesn't matter. Just more shipping, etc.

 

Wish Burt would start selling LongEZE plans again.

Never going to happen IMO. However, there's really no reason why someone else couldn't derive and develop a new design based on the Long-EZ -- just takes a major amount of time. Would be nice though.

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Ya, I have to say it seems kinda crappy on Rutans part for making a ton of money and fame from those designs and then just to let them drop. Im sure legalities were killing his company and he didnt want to lose his company because some knucklehead cant read directions and kills himself making an airplane out of cooler foam. I think the legal system seems to be different know than then in regards to experimental aircraft.

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Congratulations! The Quickie/Dragonfly type has grown on me. I've seen a few in person, but never in the air. Seeing that they can fly with "tiny" engines and still get good performance is impressive.

 

So when do you think you'll begin mixing your first cup of epoxy? :)

Jon Matcho :busy:
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Well, Im moving into a new home with my fiancee and im building a 24 x 40 shop. Right now im in a smaller house with only a basement to work in because she has put her dang car in my one airplane shop, i mean garage. Funny how woman need to put useless cars in a mans shop! So, ive been spending everynight reading through the plans and updating them according to the errata sheet. I plan on building the mark three tri gear with single center stick. Ive flown a few planes with just a center stick and it seems fine and saves a bit of weight and time to build. I built a volkslpane in the past and reconstructed a sonerai both with VWs. The sonerai flew 140 mph on 75 HP 2180. I plan on using the 2180 again with no starter or altenater as I find in flying some of the best times are had when you keep it simple and "build in lightness". I used to do fiberglass work in in a patternshop here in Kansas City. Hopefully ill order my first few supplies and get started on the bulkheads and such within the next week. Wicks aircraft is only about 4 hours from my house so soon ill place a huge order and run over to St. Louis and get it in the truck. My fiancee is excited about helping me. Hey, what more can you ask for, right ?

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Well, Im moving into a new home with my fiancee and im building a 24 x 40 shop.

Not too shabby -- that will do fine.

 

I plan on building the mark three tri gear with single center stick. Ive flown a few planes with just a center stick and it seems fine and saves a bit of weight and time to build.

I'm thinking of doing a single center stick w/my own plane for the same reasons, as well as writing w/my left hand and being right-handed for everything else.

 

My fiancee is excited about helping me. Hey, what more can you ask for, right ?

I'd be just a bit wary of that white cocoon your fiancee will eventually put herself into, where some have experienced the metamorphasis from fiancee-to-wife to be quite startling. :)

Jon Matcho :busy:
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Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Resume building a Cozy Mark IV

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I'd be just a bit wary of that white cocoon your fiancee will eventually put herself into, where some have experienced the metamorphasis from fiancee-to-wife to be quite startling. :)

Well, we have been together for more than 4 years so im hoping the metamorphasis will be fairly small! lol, but wish me luck. She has spent many hours flying in my challanger II and loves to fly. We take a 150 and 172 out all the time to get dinner here and there. She can fly a little but I notice she sometimes closes her eyes for landings. I told her that is a bad habit for a pilot ! lol :envy:
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