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Brian DeFord
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Ok, just suppose you could dream the perfect canard aircraft - what would you wish for? I'm talking about mission, performance, seating, cost, plans, kit or off the shelf. Secondarily, if the powerplant were a constraint would it be a single or twin engine? how about piston (deisel, avgas?), rotary or turbine? What about retracts? Let's assume you have a blank sheet of paper. If you want to compare it to a current design that's OK, just don't be encumbered by the past in your thinking. Who knows...Santa may be listening.

Brian DeFord

Cozy MK-IV N309BD 'Blonde Streak'

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Mission: IFR cross country.

Performance: 250-300Kts at FL25

Seating: 5 (two in front, bench or 3 in back)

Cost: free, of course. Barring that, <$100k US for build

Kit for wings/canards, etc. Plans or QB for the rest

Single engine, IO-540 or smaller.

Fixed gear, including the front (no grazing)

Pressurized cabin.

 

Sounds a lot like a Velocity XL5, I guess... but different. :D

Ben Hallert - http://hallert.net/cozy/ - Chapter 1 - EAA Chapter#31

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Here's my list:

 

Mission: IFR cross country

Performance: 250-300Kts

Seating: 6 (2+2+2), single side door entry

Cabin width: ~60"

Gear: Fixed

Single engine, deisel.

Useful load: 2000lb - 1500lb (passengers+300lb baggage area) + full fuel (500lb ~70 gal)

Cost: <$60k US materials (less engine & avionics)

Plans built w/ quick construction techniques for airframe (<1000hrs)

Brian DeFord

Cozy MK-IV N309BD 'Blonde Streak'

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For what it's worth, here's my list:

 

Mission: VFR cross country

Performance: ~200Kts

Range: 800nm

Take-off/Landing: operate comfortably in 2,500 foot strips (w/obstacles, at 100' MSL)

Seating: 4+ (2+2+, 4 adults and 2 gym bags)

Entry: Front: dual side door w/forward opening canopy; Rear: single- or dual-gull door

Cabin width: 44"

Gear: Fixed

Engine: Lycoming IO-360 or equivalent

Useful load: 1,000lb

Cost: <$35k US materials (less engine & avionics)

Kit/Plans: 100% Plans built w/quick-build OPTIONS

 

I would trade fuel capacity and range for the additional room, while keeping performance numbers comparable to or better than the Cozy Mark IV.

Jon Matcho :busy:
Builder & Canard Zone Admin
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Resume building a Cozy Mark IV

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First, start with the Cozy MKIV

 

Short, rought field capable.

200 kts.

4-5 seater.

Complete plans built, with quick build options.

More powerplant options.

Steerable nose wheel.

 

Really, what I would like to see is just a slightly larger Cozy with better leg room.

 

If you are looking for something really neat to get for Christmas visit the The CozyGirrrls website for their composite tool deal at Wicks.

Nathan Gifford

Tickfaw, LA USA

Cozy Mk IV Plans Set 1330

Better still --> Now at CH 9

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Neverquit,

 

You beat me! The only thing I'd want more was one of those that I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg to have fixed. Then again, if I Santa could afford to get me one, he could afford to leave a maintenance and fuel account in my name too.

 

-- Len

-- Len Evansic, Cozy Mk. IV Plans #1283

Do you need a Flightline Chair, or other embroidered aviation accessory?

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Just to be clear, I don't want to appear as a Lycoming/Budweiser/Ford/Chevy kind-of-guy. I am not. I am open to anything that is better, while also addressing design-for-maintenance and cost of ownership issues.

 

With that said I would like to change my engine specification to the following:

  • Dilithium crystal-powered warp core hyperdrive
Rumor has it that the SpaceShipThree skunkworks team is considering this exact powerplant and is in talks with a company named In-a-dime.

Jon Matcho :busy:
Builder & Canard Zone Admin
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Resume building a Cozy Mark IV

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I'd be very happy with an INFINITY 1, with Subaru SVX 3.3 L turbo and intercooler at about 350 hp. This tandem 2-seater aircraft's Vne of 400kts (460 mph or 740 km/h) surely makes it something out of the ordinary - and economical at the same time.

With a kit price of less than $33,000 and a range in excess of 1600 miles, it's the closest we'll come to a personal fighter aircraft at a reasonable price.

gupri

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I'd be very happy with an INFINITY 1, with Subaru SVX 3.3 L turbo and intercooler at about 350 hp. This tandem 2-seater aircraft's Vne of 400kts (460 mph or 740 km/h) surely makes it something out of the ordinary - and economical at the same time.

With a kit price of less than $33,000 and a range in excess of 1600 miles, it's the closest we'll come to a personal fighter aircraft at a reasonable price.

gupri

If only it existed.

 

Oh, right. This is just a wish list for non-existent aircraft.

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