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Does anyone know if the AeroCanard main gear strut is identical to the Cozy IV strut?

 

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Does anyone know if the AeroCanard main gear strut is identical to the Cozy IV strut?

 

TIA

Same animal (vegetable or mineral) may even be made by the same people.

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Once upon a time Jeff at Aerocad made some main gear struts and a few people installed them. They had issues where they would sag and spread, more so than the Featherlite ones would.

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They had issues where they would sag and spread, more so than the Featherlite ones would.

Not sure that's fair. I have no first hand knowledge, and have seen an email from Nat claim that it is so, but also understand Marc Z has an Aerocad strut and reports no problems, and John Slade has reported sagging on his Featherlite.

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Not sure that's fair. I have no first hand knowledge, and have seen an email from Nat claim that it is so, but also understand Marc Z has an Aerocad strut and reports no problems, and John Slade has reported sagging on his Featherlite.

Not sure THAT's fair either, You'll find discussions regarding the subject in the Cozy Builders archives and both have had issues.

 

Rich, The Featherlite strut is not the same, it is reportedly made using a proprietary process (per Burt Rutan), weather or not that process differs from the AeroCanard strut I don't know, but definitely not the same people.

 

There was no resolution to either issues AFAIK (spread, shimmy) other than a possible flaw in the design and/or builder error in the torsional layups etc.

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Does anyone know if the AeroCanard main gear strut is identical to the Cozy IV strut?

 

TIA

From the posts I believe the answer is yes. I am assuming that you are asking if (for example) Featherlite has a different spec for the Cozy vs. the AeroCanard.

 

The folks at Featherlite could provide the definitive answer.

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