Arbiter Posted August 15, 2008 Share Posted August 15, 2008 Hi Folks, After some discussion in the modifications forum about front seat weight issues, and the potential issues of expanding the Cozy Mk IV to fit myself and my friends in the front seat, I think I have settled on modifying the Cozy back into a 2-3 seater. I do not want a traditional Tandem and would welcome the expansive space gained by pilot/copilot if it were just 2 ppl in the Cozy. This presents some interesting potential challenges but none of them seem insurmountable. 1. If I went to a 2 place Cozy I would want to have a right side stick on both seats, any thoughts on how to accomplish this? Anyone have any schematics from other Tandem designs with the same issue? The same thing goes for the LH throttle quadrant. 2. I would like to modify the rear seat to be functionally useful as a pilot/copilot seat. This means to me that it would need to have good forward visibility. My thoughts were to extend the canopy 2-3 inches towards the back and modify the copilot seat to rise up a bit (Think Apache). I know I can do custom canopies with people, but are there significant issues that people know of regarding what I am speaking of? 3. Because I would essentially be doing a 4 place aircraft with 2 places I would have some significant room to play with, any idea what kinds of fun things (Yes, Bells and Whistles) I should think to install? With full fuel and 2 heavy people I would still have about 90 lbs of extra stuff I could put in the aircraft.... Any thoughts? 4. Long flights would be possible, and likely. From a comfort standpoint, has anyone outfitted their Cozy with a long range lavatory system (Like the space shuttle toilet?) I know it's a bit gross, but long flights would not be possible by "holding it" and I was thinking I might have some interesting ideas come out of the forum with this one... Any thoughts? Mine right now would be a "tube and tank" arrangement.... Thanks in advance for your thoughtful comments! -Chris Z. Quote Chris Zupp ~Aircraft Designer~ Preliminary Design Sequence I: Project Endeavour Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineer Private Pilot Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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