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$150.00/hr would be a pretty popular rate in the gyro community - they typically see circa $200.00/hr ! The LODA is necessary in my case because of the ownership issue - it's my own Gyrocopter. If a student came to me with their own aircraft then - no I would not need the LODA.

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This is an interesting (and stunning) 4+1 canard design with visibility for the back seat passengers that is actually flying.  Imagine that... or just click over to www.cobalt-aircraft.com and see for yourself

 

It seems to me that the trouble with all these multi-place canard designs is that the crew weight isn't centered over or below the wing so there are large changes in takeoff, landing, and stall performance as the crew weight changes.  I read that Rutan did not do a "Cozy" himself because he realized you would have to shuffle ballast around depending on crew weight.  Regular airplane owners don't want to mess around with ballast so they have to design for a worst-case CG solo (aft CG) and accept a very forward CG when there are pax.  Maybe not but it looks like that would be the case in that Cobalt.


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Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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...there are several, in fact one of the non-factory airplanes recently had an accident at Sebastian.

The Velocity V-Twin made the cover of EAA's Sport Aviation magazine for November 2014 with a full write-up.

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Until recently I had thought the V-Twin would be the ultimate X/C airplane for me. Now I'm thinking a slightly larger version (read internal baggage) of the Cozy IV with a ballistic recovery system would actually be sufficient . Especially after seeing the success of the Cirrus in the recent mid-air in Frederick Maryland - they deployed from 1000' and lived to tell about it. I don't think I could have gotten out and pulled a parachute in the same amount of time.

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Now I'm thinking a slightly larger version (read internal baggage) of the Cozy IV with a ballistic recovery system would actually be sufficient.

For the "slightly larger" part, that's similar to what I did. I incorporated the larger/wider rear from the AeroCanard FG plans (using dimensions for the fuselage side jigs and bulkheads aft of the front seat) into my Cozy IV fuselage. Results are just a couple inches wider in the rear seat area, but also cleans up the lines on the outside a touch.

 

Here's an image from Todd's Canopies showing the exterior result (not mine, Todd sells a larger canopy for the AeroCanard):

 

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The Velocity Twin was also in the news yesterday via AvWeb.  

 

Unfortunately the first statement in the video there is incorrect:  

 

One of Burt Rutan's most successful designs was the Velocity, a fast, efficient, canarded, single-pusher.

Although Rutan-inspired, the Velocity was not a Burt Rutan design.


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For the Cozy or Aerocanard I really like the round windows. But I don't think Aerocanard is in business any more.post-168728-0-38009000-1415111515_thumb.jpg

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I agree -- I like rounded corners vs. sharp corners.

You could make those window styles happen in a Cozy build, but I wouldn't sacrifice visibility for aesthetics as appears to be the case for the rearmost window in that picture. I'd incorporate aspects of the window style in front of that one.
 

I don't think Aerocanard is in business any more.


Al Aldrich, the owner (and a member here) just posted availability of AeroCad wheel pants just over a month ago.


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The Velocity Twin was also in the news yesterday via AvWeb.  

 

Unfortunately the first statement in the video there is incorrect:  

 

Although Rutan-inspired, the Velocity was not a Burt Rutan design.

 

Correct, Danny Maher designed it after flying his Long EZ (/s-he built 2) for many years.  Odd that they could make such a basic mistake.

 

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Velocity XL/FG

Cincinnati, OH

http://www.velocityxl.com

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I agree -- I like rounded corners vs. sharp corners.

 

You could make those window styles happen in a Cozy build, but I wouldn't sacrifice visibility for aesthetics as appears to be the case for the rearmost window in that picture. I'd incorporate aspects of the window style in front of that one.

 

Al Aldrich, the owner (and a member here) just posted availability of AeroCad wheel pants just over a month ago.

Jon,

Go check out their website - anything aeronautical seems like an afterthought. I queried them via email about 10 days ago about an updated pricelist and have yet to hear back from them. Although, I would really love to be wrong about this as they could prove a great help to me during a build.. 

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Dear Randy, not sure how we missed your email, but AeroCad is still in business, the contact us and request a quote form still work on the website. We are still building parts, and are in the process of rebuilding the website, updating the AeroCanard plans and many other things. It’s all happening!

 

Our contact information:

AEROCAD, INC.

PO Box 1501

Florissant, MO 63031-1501

Phone: 314-837-5500

Toll free: 800-558-7180

 

Email: mail@aerocad.com

Or: al@aerocad.com

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Yay! Glad to hear you're still in business, another company still building canards is a good sign :)

 

Care to attempt to convince me to buy one of yours instead of attempting to build my own Berkut from scratch perhaps?

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Yay! Glad to hear you're still in business, another company still building canards is a good sign :)

 

Care to attempt to convince me to buy one of yours instead of attempting to build my own Berkut from scratch perhaps?

 

 

That's easy! lol 

 

AERO+CAD=MC2

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Al, come on... what on Earth does that mean?  

 

Why not share something useful to keep the thought of the AeroCanard alive?


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AeroCad is doing pretty well at the moment, we have actually been pretty busy here lately, building some nice looking AeroCanard parts for a few customers. I feel the AeroCanard is already one of the best canard aircraft kits currently available on the market. But, I am also excited about an all new AeroCanard aircraft design that we are currently working on, and producing a prototype that we hope to unveil soon, and also hope will spark some new interest in canard aircraft. I don’t want to boast too much, but you haven’t seen anything yet!

 

In addition: I have also recently written a book called; The Realm of Aero, that I think is really a great story, and I am sure you’ll love it! Also contains some bonus AeroCanard information in the back. I appreciate all of your support and look forward to any comments about the book. The Realm of Aero, is available at: http://www.amazon.comhttp://createspace.com; and http://smashwords.com

 

I will try to update you more soon on the new AeroCanard design.

 

AeroCad is the way of the future!

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Here's another one, the AvtekAir 9000T, which has flown but the project appears to be stalled.

 

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Building Cozy Mark IV+ (widened rear)

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Here's another one, the AvtekAir 9000T, which has flown but the project appears to be stalled.

Ummm, yeah. The plane's been sitting outside at Camarillo airport for at least as long as I've been in CA (9.5 years), and hasn't moved. I'd say "stalled" is being very kind.
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I stumbled on this box-wing thrust-vectoring (with a canard wing, sort of) that was at a booth at Oshkosh / AirVenture 2014 and is presented by a very nice web site.

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Breathe Marc!!!

 

Here's another box-wing canard that actually flew, the Ligeti Stratos.  Unfortunately the designer lost his life flying it, but his son Ron Ligeti is slowly moving it forward in California.

 

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Stratos Project.pdf


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https://www.flickr.com/photos/musematt11/2957764181/in/photostream/

 

It seems that People can CAD-draw and simulate more than they can actually build.

 

Above is a tilt-rotor given to the Carolinas Aviation Museum. The designer worked on the idea for years but time eventually caught up with him. He was going to use an embedded fan as an aid to pitch control. It sort of looks flyable but there was no way. The museum built props (for display only) out of pine ribs and aluminum flashing. Other pics in the same location

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Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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No points for you ;) ... that's a plastic model.  Definitely not "in the works".  :)


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No points for you ;) ... that's a plastic model.  Definitely not "in the works".  :)

 

Well, aren't they all plastic?  :)

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