AP3_C Posted September 16, 2005 Share Posted September 16, 2005 Would like to hear the groups for's and against's for the aircraft listed below. Long-Eze: I have always had an interest in this aircraft for as long as I can remember. Is probably the one defining encounter that got me involved with aviation. So a lot of sentimental feelings are involved with this option. Few areas I have against the Long-Eze are: a)With tandam seating my wife would sort of feel as if she is on her own in the back. b)limited panel space, c)not keen on the idea of having all charts and other required gear up front with no where to put it. Cozy IV: I like the idea of side by side seating, but probably the biggest selling point for me would be the builder support for this aircraft. For futher pro's see con's for long-eze. Con's, I really would prefer a two seater as I would like to have reasonable performance from o-320 (160hp) or equivilant, most of the Cozy IV's I have seen have at least 180hp. Plan on using the aircraft for my wife and I only to cruise around the Australian country side (hence 2 seats only required). Also the aircraft it's self is larger than what I would prefer. E-Racer: I like the side by side two seat options, engine size fits in to my criteria. I like the looks of it, retractable looks good (this is not a defining option I am not bothered if the mains are retractable or not, they just look good). In the MKII option there is a fairly large baggage area (using Lycoming engine). Other pro's as per Long-eze Con's. Con's, Lack of builders web sites. I have not been able to find much info other than the "Canard Aviators Airpark" site. Then it has mostly pics of construction rather than discriptions. I Agree, all the above aircraft are very similar, but what sets one apart from the other? My list of wishes are: Canard (really) 160hp or equivilant Preferably 2 seats (not totally discounted to 4 but need very good reasons) Side by side seating preferably Plans built (I plan on taking my time about the project, not intended to be finished in 3-5 years). Very good handling qualities. We could enter into a whole new debate about 2 Vs 4 seats here, but at the moment I would like to know if one model should not be built due to design issues or flying qualities. Thanks Jamie Quote "An upsidedown Australian that wants to build an aircraft that flys backwards" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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