finaltable Posted September 6, 2007 Share Posted September 6, 2007 Sometime around 1987 I read an article in National Geographic about flight that included a photograph of two Vari-EZ'es flying in formation with a Vari-Viggen. I thought they were the coolest planes I had ever seen and decided then, at the age of 16 that I wanted one of those one day. (BTW...if anyone knows exactly what issue that was can you let me know so I can track a copy down someplace?) Fast forward 20 years; I am logging 1.5 to 2 hours per week toward my PPL and I am starting to think about plane ownership. Not only does my father own a C182 but someone I know owns a Velocity SE RG so neither plane ownership nor canard aircraft are unfamiliar to me. I could buy a used plane but I am very interested in a couple of alternate engine options, the Mazda rotary and the Deltahawk diesel. The idea of fewer moving parts and consequently improved efficiency, reliability and decreased overhaul effort is very attractive. (Note that safety is way above any cost in all these considerations.) I've got a while before I can save up the $ for a plane and have access to a C172 (and maybe the Velocity) in the interim but I'm never getting there unless I educate myself first. The Velocity and the Cozy are the only planes I'm really considering. From what I have read thus far the Velocity seems more for people who want to fly whereas the Cozy is for people who want to be more involved with the build process. (Sorry if I overgeneralize.) I need a plane that can take me, wife and two kids 684 miles so either of these would be more than sufficient. I'll just lurk here for a while and read responses. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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