Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mfryer

mfryer's ride

Recommended Posts

More progress.... My seat belts arrived from ACS and I test fitted the front set. I fabricated the step (big mistake, I should have just bought one from Gozy Girrrls). Torsional layups on the main gear, and started to work on the landing brake....

 

Posted Image

 

http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/

Flying Backward

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any particular reason, aside from aesthetics?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well of course. Less drag maybe ,002 miles per hour faster. But the cool factor is the important one. Look no step. Then you push your step out. I had a retractable step on my Longeze 20 years ago. I liked it because it stuck out further so I could get my whole foot on it. Build on STeve


Steve Harmon

Lovin Life in Idaho

Cozy IV Plans #1466 N232CZ

http://websites.expercraft.com/bigsteve/

Working on Chapter 19,21

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well .002 miles per hour is not really worth the effort. But the cool factor is a different subject altogether. I will give it some thought. But in the meantime I would like to stick to the plans, at least for now....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks very professional. Admirable work.

However it seems the new application methods are getting a bit out of hand. Curry powder & urine is not an approved additive to enhance the adhesion for these layups. If you've got something else going on to create the intense yellow coloring, no matter, I would suggest you stifle yourself and stick with plans methodology.

=]


Self confessed Wingnut.

Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.?

Get up off that couch!!! =)

 

Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well .002 miles per hour is not really worth the effort. But the cool factor is a different subject altogether. I will give it some thought. But in the meantime I would like to stick to the plans, at least for now....

I installed the plans step, but it looks like it was for nothing since I plan to do the "Cozy Girrrl" strake mod. I expect to do a step similar to what Wayne Hicks has done.


Phil Kriley

Cozy #1460

Chapter 13 - nose

Right wing done - working on right winglet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks very professional. Admirable work.

However it seems the new application methods are getting a bit out of hand. Curry powder & urine is not an approved additive to enhance the adhesion for these layups. If you've got something else going on to create the intense yellow coloring, no matter, I would suggest you stifle yourself and stick with plans methodology.

=]

Curry powder and urine??? Lets examine the color wheel and perhaps that will shed some light on the situation. Blue (the color of the foam) + amber (the color of the epoxy)=green. Add a little micro (white) and you get some various hues from yellow to green. Some folks are used to MGS (clear). If anyone has experience with EZ-Poxy (amber colored hardener) and see that what I am producing is off, then please let me know what I might be doing wrong here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it's just the lighting in the picture and the proximity of the blue foam next to your work - makes your landing brake look like it's glowing a strange greenish/yellow color on my monitor - not to worry! Lookin' good! :cool2:


Phil Kriley

Cozy #1460

Chapter 13 - nose

Right wing done - working on right winglet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...what I am producing is off, then please let me know what I might be doing wrong here.

Check hue and contrast levels in your camera? ;)

Jon Matcho :busy:
Canard Zone Member & Administrator
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Long-term:  Building a Cozy Mark IV

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you arent off or anything...everythings great...put the colorwheel away...[and the curry]

looks super!


Self confessed Wingnut.

Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.?

Get up off that couch!!! =)

 

Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your fine. I am using eze poxy 84 also and I get some pretty strange colored stuff occasionally. The thing will be white in no time. Tell Edge to mind his own P,s and Q,s Build on STeve


Steve Harmon

Lovin Life in Idaho

Cozy IV Plans #1466 N232CZ

http://websites.expercraft.com/bigsteve/

Working on Chapter 19,21

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not the curry I am worried about, I actually enjoy a good curry dish, Tai or Indian. Its the other ingredient I am worried about! :)

 

The EZ-Poxy and blue foam do produce some fun colors, but the flourecent lighting probably does it's part to enhance the effect.

 

I will put the color wheel away until it comes time to paint.... So many choices...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im not sure if this counts a progress, but it is Christmas in August.

 

Two shinny new wheels arrived today :)

 

Posted Image

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More progress on the landing brake... I was thinking that this step would be a simple one. Unfortunately I have been plagued by all sorts of little problems. Perhaps its just time again to clean the workshop and slow down. Maybe put the curry on the shelf and regroup :).

 

Really the main problem I had, was the interference of the plywood reinforcement block in the landing brake and the middle piano hinge bolt, preventing the brake from closing all the way. I removed a portion of the block and I will lay up 3 or so plies of BID in its place. If anyone has a concern about that remedy please let me know.

 

More photos at the blog.....

 

Posted Image

 

http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/

Flying Backward

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More progress on the landing brake... I was thinking that this step would be a simple one. Unfortunately I have been plagued by all sorts of little problems. Perhaps its just time again to clean the workshop and slow down. Maybe put the curry on the shelf and regroup :).

 

Really the main problem I had, was the interference of the plywood reinforcement block in the landing brake and the middle piano hinge bolt, preventing the brake from closing all the way. I removed a portion of the block and I will lay up 3 or so plies of BID in its place. If anyone has a concern about that remedy please let me know.

 

More photos at the blog.....

 

Posted Image

 

http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/

Flying Backward

on the cozy, it has counter sunk screws where you have bolt heads :confused:

Steve M. Parkins

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

on the cozy, it has counter sunk screws where you have bolt heads :confused:

So I imagine that sometime between the Long-EZ plans and the Cozy development, folks got wise to the problem. I ordered the bolts as the Long-EZ plans indicated. I needed to make some adjustments to get everything to work, but for now I think I will leave the bolts as is.

 

I imagine there is probably something about this in a central states newsletter. I have to join that soon.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This weekend I refurbished an engine mount I acquired with the help of my brother and a couple of his co-workers who provided some bead blasting and minor welding work.

 

Posted Image

Posted Image

 

More of this process can be read and seen at:

 

http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/

Flying Backward

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, that was my last project I finnished a few years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After much hand wringing and head scratching I finally have the wheels mounted . A little more work on the landing break and I can finally move on the the next chapter.

 

Thanks everyone for input on mounting the wheels. As you can see in the photo there are some washers on the axle bolts that that do not belong. I will order shorter blots and do away with the washers then they arrive.

 

More on how I went about this at:

http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/

Flying Backward

 

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

The Canard Zone

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information