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Just to prime the pump, at long last...

We just got a large box of laser cut canopy latch hardware in. Stilll have to thread the holes and ream the others, deburr yad yada you know what to expect. Also doing the rods, hasps(?) etc. All the plans LE and Cozy bits.

 

You might want to pass this along to John Slade's forum as well that these are coming out the pipe soon.

 

Thanks, Chrissi & Randi

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Sadly/happily No it does not.

Here is why, the Shark Latch is a great design that I'd like to credit to Debbie Iwatate for the initial design, later improved by Rick Maddy, then overbuilt by us in a prototype. Along the way Wayne Hicks pointed me at his latch. This is not the one with the handle on the outside of the fuselage and all that, its the one that goes where the plans and Shark latch goes. Wayne's latch is so simple and effective it is one of those bang your head moments, its so good its dissapointingly simple, nothing remotely snarky about it.

It is a very simple overcenter device and it is adjustable for how hard you wish it to go over center.

When the rest of the plans parts are done we will find an appropriate plans building guinea pig to try out the prototype over center part before mass producing it, we'll try to add some snark to it so its not too plain =)

 

Oh, prices and pictures will be available when the parts are all done, plated etc and then run through our costing algorythm, dart board and dice roll.

 

...Chrissi & Randi

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Chrissi / Randi;

 

I'm looking for two items;

 

1) A complete nose wheel assembly, i.e. the mount block, pivot, damper, wheel, bearings, etc, etc. (Everything that bolts to the bottom of the nose strut.

 

2) The wing inserts things (nice technical term) that get floxed into the wings for mounting the Baggage pods. I think I need 6 per side, 12 total. ( My main landing gear doors hit the baggage pods, so I need to mount new inserts about 6 inches outboard of the originals.)

 

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F16 performance on a Piper Cub budget

LongEZ, 160hp, MT CS Prop, Downdraft cooling, Full retract

visit: www.iflyez.com

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Chrissi / Randi;

 

I'm looking for two items;

 

1) A complete nose wheel assembly, i.e. the mount block, pivot, damper, wheel, bearings, etc, etc. (Everything that bolts to the bottom of the nose strut.

 

2) The wing inserts things (nice technical term) that get floxed into the wings for mounting the Baggage pods. I think I need 6 per side, 12 total. ( My main landing gear doors hit the baggage pods, so I need to mount new inserts about 6 inches outboard of the originals.)

 

Waiter

hope you are replacing the one that is still on your plane. Jack sells those. Cozy Girls have the wheels http://www.eznoselift.com/pricelist.html

Evolultion Eze RG -a two place side by side-200 Knots on 200 HP. A&P / pilot for over 30 years

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I had a good shimmy over the weekend, but its still there. It got my attention real fast though :eek: :eek:

 

This needs to be upgraded

 

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F16 performance on a Piper Cub budget

LongEZ, 160hp, MT CS Prop, Downdraft cooling, Full retract

visit: www.iflyez.com

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I had a good shimmy over the weekend, but its still there. It got my attention real fast though :eek: :eek:

 

This needs to be upgraded

 

Waiter

Changed mine to the Belleville washers. the shaft is hollow so I installed a 3/8" stud in the hole and secured it with a roll pin. stud is a cut off AN bolt with cotter pin hole. that gives you the male threads on the shaft. install 3/4" belleville washer and flat washer, nut with cotter pin. lot cheaper and lighter then the update you can buy. started out with several belleville washers but now only have one. no more shimmy

Evolultion Eze RG -a two place side by side-200 Knots on 200 HP. A&P / pilot for over 30 years

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Where can one buy Belleville washers without having to purchase a large minimum buy quantity? I'm looking for some with a 3/4" O.D. and a 3/8" I.D.

Also, if anyone knows where I can buy a large 2 1/4" O.D., 3/4" I.D. brass or similar thrust washer, I would appreciate the link.

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Where can one buy Belleville washers without having to purchase a large minimum buy quantity? I'm looking for some with a 3/4" O.D. and a 3/8" I.D.

Also, if anyone knows where I can buy a large 2 1/4" O.D., 3/4" I.D. brass or similar thrust washer, I would appreciate the link.

http://www.mcmaster.com/ package of 12 for about $4

Evolultion Eze RG -a two place side by side-200 Knots on 200 HP. A&P / pilot for over 30 years

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