CANARDAV8R Posted November 12, 2005 Share Posted November 12, 2005 I've just collected the required documents to build a LONG EZ and will begin building in Jan. '06. I would like to get input from builders that could save me time, money, and most importantly, increase the safety factor. This is an attempt to try and narrow down the process if possible without reading every thread about every subject. I know this will draw a lot of attention and controversy, but if you were starting over in '06 and were building the PERFECT LONG EZ, what would you do differently? First things first - materials. I know Wicks has a Long EZ building material list and can furnish tried and true materials, but is this the best material for the job? Are there new foam materials, adhesives and fiberglass to use that will out perform this? I understand the plans' building order should not be followed. One builder said to build the canopy before the strakes because it's difficult to work around the strakes. He also said you should keep the winglets off until the wings are about finished because they could get damaged flipping the main wing to work on each side. I like the vacuum bag process, when should this be used? Should carbon fiber material be used on the canard and elevator to reduce the possibility of flutter and increase VNE? It's info like this that I am interested in. I would value any input. Thanks, Ed Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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