Arbiter Posted August 17, 2008 Share Posted August 17, 2008 Hi Folks, Been working on settling down on which plans to purchase. I have seen a lot of posts about Aerocanard Vs. Cozy plans. Some say you need both to build an ACanard... What I would really appreciate is someone with recent ACanard Plans and Cozy MkIV plans to scan a couple pages from the same chapter or part of the build (Just enough to get a flavor for how different they are) to compare apples to apples. I thought some pages from the Fuse Bulkhead chapter would be useful, or some other more complicated area just to reference. In addition, what are people's current thoughts on: The benefits of either set of plans. For me I intend to turn either one into a tandem 2 seat version (NOT INTERESTED IN LONG EZ WITH WIDTH MOD AT THIS TIME) for lots of extra room and with more headroom. This seems to point toward the Aerocanard, but I am not totally certain. Could I use the Eureka Cores for the wings and Canard for the Cozy and the Aerocanard? This vendor seems to do excellent work, and I would not dream of trying this on my own when such a great source for the wings and canard exists! Is there any modification required to the Cozy Cores to make them useable for the Aerocanard? The drawbacks (Are there areas where one is more clear than the other, or something that frustrates you about a certain section) How are the illustrations for each set? What about the full sized drawings? Any chance to get the CAD versions for either one from the manufacturer? I know some people have made copies of them, but my thinking on this is both to CAD in the mods I want to make, and to be able to make templates out of metal using CNC machine so I have precise templates (If I don't get Eureka Cores, which I would like to do (AWESOME WORKMANSHIP!!!)) for the wings/winglets, canard, and fuse. Does each set of plans spell out warnings anywhere for "If you screw this up you will definitely die?" and if so, are either one better at this than the other? Safety is important afterall... If Templates in CAD are not available how do people make lasting templates? I hope everyone is enjoying their build so far! I am hoping to be purchasing plans within a few months! Looking forward to the posts! -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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