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Personally. you just scared the shiz outta me.

If I see you at a fly-in or anybody that looks vaguely like you avator...i'll be windwalking the other way...

 

And you use of Barney...sealed it.

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Oh, no no no.....I AM your worse nightmare......a lawyer with a BADGE :cool2:

 

All the best,

 

Cpl Christopher Barber, JD

Belaire Police Department

Badge 330

Bar No 00798048

(heh, today is my 12 anniversary as an attorney:D )

Velocity SE Fixed Gear with Mazda Aviation Rotary 13b

N17010

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This is my first week as an unemployed cozy builder. :( That's who I am.

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I am a 43yr old who has done nothing but worked 6 to 7 days a week sometimes for several months at time with no days off for the last 23 yrs ( I work in the Hvac trade) And I have been wanting to build my on canard for years and I am to a point where I can start now-i have enough foam to build a open ez fusalage or start a cozy( still on the fence) leaning toward the open-ez but will see after Rough River 09.Thanks (KOOL RAY)southwest Texas

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Greetings All!

 

I am a machinist, a Celtic musician, and a bagpipe maker and teacher. As I have also been an aviation enthusiast since I was a fetus, I also have a commercial licence, a multi-IFR rating, and a class 4 instructor rating. (All expired at the moment) At one time I intended to fly for a living, but I got de-railed by life.

 

I am in the "planning" stages of building a Cozy MKIV.

I haven't yet bought the plans, but I have succeeded in convincing my better half of the idea, with the help of my children. (The kids are totally stoked about it!)

 

My family and I currently own a duplex with no garage, but my wife and I intend to buy a single family home within the next year. (My stipulation: It must have a double garage!)

 

I tried to come up with a more colorful user name for my posts, but every idea I came up with made my wife physically sick! Finally, she looked at me with exaggerated sympathy, and asked "Why don't you just use Graham?" I agreed, as that is, conveniently, my name.

 

Looking forward to chatting with you all throughout my homebuilding journey!

 

Cheers!

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I reside in Jacksonville, FL, which is where I washed up on the beach when I retired from the US Navy (ETC(SS)). I've been a pilot for more than 40 years (CMEL/INST/CFI). I started a LongEZ way back in 1984 (I think - that was a long time ago!), but had to part with it. Assisted a friend with his Defiant - very interested in the OpenEZ Twin. Since that doesn't appear to be a reality yet, I will most likely start an OpenEZ in the foreseeable future. In the meantime, I do have a daily flyer - a 1952 Piper Tripacer. Always willing to talk airplanes, and would very much like to get in touch with any EZ builders in the area. I can be reached at pj260@bellsouth.net

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Ok I've lurked long longanuf No I havent built a canard but have built a plane I just put the wing in the wrong place... I am going to start on a open ez of some shape or form in the next months now that I have a spot to work and some money burning a hole in my pockets.

With lots of luck and help from folks like the fine ones here I plan to be airbourne before I'm to old to keep my medical.

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Hello everyone My name is Robert Wieczorek, I live very near Yosemite national park and I am looking for fellow builders near my area. The closest large city is Fresno California. I would like to visit and learn more about the canard aircraft.

I am rebuilding an existing project and want to start out right. I have built a plans RV6a and I have been flying it for 3 years. But the RV has limited room and is not comfortable in long flights. I am looking forward to meeting new friends and flying this new aircraft.

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Hello everyone My name is Robert Wieczorek, I live very near Yosemite national park and I am looking for fellow builders near my area. The closest large city is Fresno California. I would like to visit and learn more about the canard aircraft.

I am rebuilding an existing project and want to start out right. I have built a plans RV6a and I have been flying it for 3 years. But the RV has limited room and is not comfortable in long flights. I am looking forward to meeting new friends and flying this new aircraft.

Fly down to Tehachapi. I've got a COZY MKIV I can show you and a couple of Long-EZ's in the shop (as well as a Quickie Q1, but that's hardly roomier than an RV6A). email me directly to set up a visit.

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Thanks Marc for the reply, I am retired and available at any time. I have been to Tehachapi several times. Please let me know when its good for you. My cell is 559-760-1828.

Thanks 

Bob

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Hi my name is Al Nugent, I'm rebuilding an existing ship, a Long Ez I'm in the south Jersey area...

 

Happy Landings

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Hi Al, I am in central NJ.  Right now I am stalled with the cold and too many projects, but looking to change that in 2017.  I have a Quickie Tri-Q200 I am repairing, a Cozy IV project as my long-term, but some composite work due on a friend's Glasair III at the moment.

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Hello All. I am Jay Van Every. I am a family man of 20yrs, C-130 Engineer, hobby machinist, car nut, plane nut, and somebody that has way too many projects. I am in the process of getting rid of most of them so I can start an Open-EZ. I am poring over the Open-EZ data, TERF CD plans, and redlining the plans with all the canard pushers. I figure building a plane would be a lot more fun if I already had one to fly, so I have a 182 I fly and maintain, both on a regular basis.

I am looking for buddies in the DFW area as I've only seen a Long in the flesh once, and have never flown one. Anyone around north Texas want to give a Vet a ride?

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Mike, this group is otherwise known as "the professionals".  

I am looking forward to your progress reports!

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To fill in the blanks,  I am retired and living LArkspur ,CO.  I went to work for McDonnell Douglas and Boeing as a test pilot after a 25 year career  in the military, USMC. Loved the Long Eze when it came out and built N33X with first flight in 1987.  N33X is a long nose O-320 powered chariot. LOL. Originally had an O-235, but got involved the RACE events and had the “need for speed” bug bite.

i was not flying for awhile due to cardiac issues the FAA didn’t like.  Glad the rules have changed.  

Currently building a Cozy MK4.  I love flying, but I also really enjoy the satisfaction of building.  My Cozy, I guess I will need a new name, is wider and longer since I prefer to not be quite as “cozy” as Nat made it.  I have several inches and a few pounds on Nat, LOL. 

Hope to meet many of you at events to come. 

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Sounds like an interesting build, Mike. My 'Not Quite So Cozy' is wider and longer than stock as well - just finishing up the fuselage tub now. It is true what they say, make one change and the change affects so many other things! I don't mind, that's half the fun to me.

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On 8/27/2018 at 11:02 PM, Mike Stevens said:

Currently building a Cozy MK4.  I love flying, but I also really enjoy the satisfaction of building.  My Cozy, I guess I will need a new name, is wider and longer since I prefer to not be quite as “cozy” as Nat made it.

Hi Mike.  I am building a Cozy Mark IV as well but with only a widened rear (following AeroCanard's lead) and not planning on deviating from the plans much at all beyond that.

I am looking forward to following your progress!

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Currently building a conventional design but I’m a huge Rutan fan.  After this plane I want to build a Long EZ.

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Nice! I'd like a lightweight taildragger like that someday...

But for now, I've got the Need for Speed. ?

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I’m in love with the idea of a Berkut! Any experienced Berkut owners on here? 

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2 minutes ago, William 49 said:

I’m in love with the idea of a Berkut! 

I suspect most canard folks were at some point (or still are!)! They tend to be hard to come by, though.

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