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Found this in the photo gallery over on the ezjets page

 

quite an interesting looking mod, anyone know much about this?

 

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what kind of main gear am I seeing and where is it supposed to be retracted? it seems like it is mounted in the middle between the fuselage and BL 55......


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what kind of main gear am I seeing and where is it supposed to be retracted? it seems like it is mounted in the middle between the fuselage and BL 55......

I believe that is a set of BU-2000

 

As far as this 'radical' looking design ........ I'm sure something more 'extreme' will exist before the end of summer.


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I believe that is a set of BU-2000

 

As far as this 'radical' looking design ........ I'm sure something more 'extreme' will exist before the end of summer.

..and that will ACTUALLY fly.

 

As for the gear. The front gear do not appear to acticulate, just a pipe and a right angle axle with a little diagonal brace,no trailing linkage. Maybe they are fabbing that separatly and are waiting to install. Just asking but why would a guy need long spindly gear for a jet? I can see it for prop clearance, but dont understand why its looks so long here?

TMann who makes the BU2000...sounds like hairy potterz quidich broom?

Seriously- never heard of that...so my ignorance is so full here, it's splashing out of my cup.


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..and that will ACTUALLY fly.

 

Just asking but why would a guy need long spindly gear for a jet? I can see it for prop clearance, but dont understand why its looks so long here?

TMann who makes the BU2000...sounds like hairy potterz quidich broom?

Seriously- never heard of that...so my ignorance is so full here, it's splashing out of my cup.

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Well, it is pretty cool looking, but I think It'd be a bit iffy that the USN will let him land on the Nimitz...maybe the Numbnutz...but not the Nimitz...

 

Gotta be a different answer to my question.:confused:


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TMann who makes the BU2000...sounds like hairy potterz quidich broom?

 

I think the BU stands for Butt Ugly :D

(thanks for playing.)


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You cagey rascal.

..and here I'd gone an thought I'd missed a major RG manufacturer during the past years...and this one doesnt even use forms of articulation, just really soft tires.

Nobody has answered this poor bounders question about these winglets yet. I dont see rudders cut out yet, and they appear to be floating, or attached to the aluminum sawhorse...maybe hes just toying with the viewers.


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Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

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You cagey rascal.

maybe hes just toying with the viewers.

 

i thought that at first but there are other pics with them being glassed onto the aircraft

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The tails look similar to the BD-10 tails, those who do not remember history........


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I believe that is a set of BU-2000

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guys,

I'm actually unable to find anything about them.

Colin, do you know the present status of that aircraft?has it been completed?


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the gear retracts this way.....do not know if I like it.

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The mains swing forward (hence the big pods on the strakes.)

 

I think this may be a more recent picture:

http://www.ezjetinc.com/coppermine/displayimage.php?pid=5&fullsize=1


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The gear swinging forward is interesting. The funky spindly looking nature of it and its seeming to be without shock absorption, is not.

Maybe this is just a display type creation. Those gear do not look capable of handling the substantial forces generated.


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Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.?

Get up off that couch!!! =)

 

Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

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i do want to post an addendum.

...and state that what the guy has built looks really exciting and would love to to see it fly successfully. This is what I thought the RRL Racers should have looked like instead of those bulbous arszed humpty dumpty creations they came up with.

The pic of the mocking up of the rear stabilizer supports is pretty scary...I dont care how many plies you plied in with. But a great canopy to tail sweep, and forebody. Prove the gear and airframe, put a massive fuel cell in it and, wah Lah, theres a cool single-seat bullitt for the blue sky!!!


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Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.?

Get up off that couch!!! =)

 

Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

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Gosh, how did I know that a few pictures would start such an interesting conversation. No, the verticals are NOT glassed on. That is the engine cowling that has not been cut yet. The verticals are bolted on to a steel structure that is inside the cowling. Now for the gear. The mains are Roberts design and started their life as a nose strut. The nose gear is a tube in a tube with a spring. Think GP-4. It will be a steerable nose wheel when completed next spring. At the present time we are building 4 jets, one glassair, one SQ2000, 2 vari, and various things on long eze's. Just a little busy. And TMANN, yes I'm dangerous with that chain saw or any other sharp instrument that I get my hands on. Toy, only for my husband to know. :)

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wow really interesting :D

 

what is the reason for the relocation of the winglets?

fancy letting us in on any details ? :D

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Ezelady, thanks for piping up.

 

Have you guys looked at the need for increased rudder area being so much closer to the center of mass (shorter arm)? It is hard to tell but the pix look similar to the standard Long-EZ winglets with the tall rudder mod. The look is great BTW.

 

Great idea borrowing the tube-in-tube with springs setup like the GP-4, one of George's greatest ideas in the GP-4 IMO. Eager to see the steerable setup, might have to 'borrow' that myself.

 

That is why we call it 'experimental' aviation, keep up the good work, utility and practicality be damned - love what you guys are doing at EZ Jets.

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ezelady said:

 

The nose gear is a tube in a tube with a spring. Think GP-4

 

I thought that looked familiar I have a set of GP-4 plans I still think about building one someday. STeve


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The purpose of moving the winglets was merely to be different, and yes they are SIMIALIAR to the original winglets. As for the need to have more rudder authority you would need to ask Robert. I still get confused over the general airflow stuff. I just build'em or cut'em up. :P

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You all will be soooooo jealous once it flies!

 

ALL OF YOU!!! Hah!!!

I am jealous now, looks very fun, put a low-vis tactical grey paint scheme on it with Navy markings and a squadron flash and look out.....:D

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This one will have the blue on blue. One of the others will be grey ghost and one will be new ghost. Of course the one in Florida will be totally different.

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