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So who is building an Open-EZ right now?

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Well it has been a while since I have been on - just checking in.

 

How about a status report, is anyone actively building from the latest Open-EZ templates and TERF CD?

 

Curious too to see about interest in precut bulkheads and skins - thinking it would be a great idea to mix the Eureka CNC cores with waterjet cut bulkheads and skins - thinking with desired changes like extra width, etc. If a sort of airframe kit could be cobbled together who would be interested?

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The bulkheads do not take much time to cut by hand. I do not really see the advantage to having those machine cut.

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Agreed. You have to knife trim and wind up sanding it back a little anyway. It's easy to cut with a knife.

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G'day from Sunny South Florida

 

I just saw the Canard Zone is back after being off-line for a while.  Actually, I have been too.  I am building (still) and Open-EZ that I started back in 2008.  I have taken a few years off of the build and I have retired from the DC rat race....

 

I see my Open EZ templates may have some errors....  I will have to review and see how that impacts my build so far.  I have most of the plane built...  So I guess I will have some changes.  

 

Well, I just wanted to sign in and say G'day/Hello.

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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Hi Jeff.

I've been building since 2016, using modified Aerocanard plans. Hopefully your fixes are minor (seems probable, though I'm not really OpenEZ familiar).

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Hi Jeff, good to have you back!
 

I see my Open EZ templates may have some errors....  I will have to review and see how that impacts my build so far.  I have most of the plane built...  So I guess I will have some changes.


See the post pointing out the errors (Important Update regarding the Open-EZ revision 5 templates

 

You will find that the result of the error -- if you even implemented it -- would have resulted in a 1/8" to 1/4" difference in wing chord length or wing thickness that would likely have been sanded away anyway.

 

I am not you and do not have your plane and will not be flying your plane, but if I built a plane like this with the incorrect dimensions, I would finish it, thoroughly taxi test, and expect to eventually fly it just fine.

 

Seek however many second opinions you need to be comfortable, after all, it's up to you.   :)

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I'd like to start building, but would first have to move an old project out of the garage.

All I need to do is secure the templates (saw the update about the dimensions on three pages being off) and the plans.

Assistance (advice) would be apprecieated.

For backgorund, I'm a USAF C-130 Crew chief, which I think will help with a build.

Thanks in Advance!

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There are probably a lot of Cozy and Long-ez builder/owners in Minnesota you could contact.  A few are on this site but a search in members does not show them.  You could join the Central States Association or David Orr's EZ Squadron, which publish member lists.  Join the Cozybuilders google group or the Canard-aviators yahoo group and introduce yourself and someone will usually invite you to come take a look.  Both airplanes are similar to build.

There is lots of web information and blogs on building Long-ezs and Cozys.  Google and Google images will lead you to a lot of them.  Here are a couple

http://www.aryjglantz.com/p/blog-page.html   http://longezproject.blogspot.com/p/blog-by-topic.html

Go A.F.!

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