Crazycanuck Posted August 18, 2008 Share Posted August 18, 2008 I am getting really eager to start building. The wife bought me plans for a Cozy MKIV last March for my birthday. Unfortunately, I have to finish renovating our condo to sell and trade for a house before I start building. I was getting eager and suggested that I just purchase chapters 1 through 4 to build some of the smaller pieces in the condo. The wife’s response was “Get the condo finished and sold and you can build all you want.” So off to Home Depot we went. The time has allowed me to read all kinds of information about the Cozy. I have been reading Newsletters, other builders’ websites, canard forums, and the plans. I have just started reading the plans for the second time cover to cover. Hopefully this will put me in a good position to see the big picture when building. It has also gotten all those silly modification ideas out of my head. Almost every improvement I have come across seems to have significant downsides elsewhere. Usually the downside is extra building time, extra cash, or extra weight. So I have decided to build pretty much to plans going the simple route for everything. My goal is to build everything carefully and correctly keeping the weight down. Once the plan is finished a flying I can change the things I don’t like or just build another plane. We have started house hunting recently. My only deal breaker is a suitable garage and basement workshop. Is it realistic to build in a single car garage, or is a 2 car required? What is the minimum width for the garage door to still get the bird in and out easily? Quote Crazy Canuck Toronto, Ontario, Canada Cozy MKIV #MK1536 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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