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Today's B-stormers.   I would certainly put some sort of attitude system in this one.  EZs can cruise up high and it is very easy to get over an overcast where you might need get down.  Restricting yourself to CAVU vmc really cuts down the utility but for an owner in Nevada, I guess it's not a problem.

 

VARIEZE • $24,000 • FOR SALE BY BUILDER • Cruise 158 kts at 4.6 gph. 793 hrs on airframe, 1001 hrs on Cont O-200 engine, electronic ignition, autopilot, 2-place Ox system, fuel computer, Bose headphones, and much more. • Contact Jeffrey Gress, Owner - located Minden, NV USA • Telephone: 775-624-9022 • Posted May 2, 2015

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VARIEZE • $25,000 • FLY RIGHT NOW • The Best flying Varieze & one of the fastest, owned for 19yrs always hangared constantly flown Complete Logs 1,345.5Hrs airframe & 0200 SMOH, 92.8Hrs STOH, 175MPH 30% throttle 4.5GPH, 1,500FPM ROC Excellent low speed control at 65kts due to wing fences, turbulator tape, modified GU canard, Berkut wingtips & lengthened rudders, electric airbrake, reinforced varieze gear, tubeless wheels & tires, B&C Alternator, Plasma 2 ign, Hal Hunt Exh, Garmin GNC 250 XL VFR GPS, Bendix/King KY97, TRT 250D, SPA-400 intercom, ELT & more, Contact Bob Hyman LA, Calif.(626)434-5304 Financing available • Contact Bob Hyman, Owner - located California City, CA USA • Telephone: 818414-4836 . 626434-5304 . 760373-8401 • Posted May 13, 2015

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VARIEZE • $2,000 • ACCEPTING OFFERS • Parting out or complete Vari-eze project 80% . All material required to finish the airframe. • Contact Jim Barrett - FRIENERGY, Owner - located Temple, TX USA • Telephone: 2547186829 . • Fax: 2146004979 • Posted May 12, 2015

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VARIEZE • $17,500 • FLY RIGHT NOW • 1979 Varieze day VFR high comp O-200 B&C start and alternator prince prop elecnose lift 745 empty • Contact Bill Mixon, Owner - located Kite, GA USA • Telephone: 4784554192 . • Posted May 12, 2015

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COZY MK IV • $75,000 • ACCEPTING OFFERS • TTAF 49 Airframe-Composite Engine-TTE 49 hrs since OH, Lycoming 0360-A1A, 180 HP, fuel injected, dual electronic ignition Propellor-Catto 3 blade composite, 64/74 Mods-Electric nose gear, electric pitch trim, electric air brake Instruments-Blue Mountain Avionics EFIS with auto pilot, engine monitoring system, airspeed and altimeter Avionics-Garmin SL40 (2), Garmin 347 trsp (1), Garmin 296 GPS, TCAS Additional Equipment-Oxygen, new batteries Exterior-9/10, Interior 10/10 Annual due June 2015 • Contact Licio Merlo, Owner - located County Of Grande Prairie No, AB Canada • Telephone: 780 518 4254 . 780 532 3391 • Posted May 11, 2015

 

These low-time airplanes are a puzzle.  49 hours!

 

'Course, you'd have to overpaint those maple leaves.  :-)

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Nice panel, that red really makes it pop! Wonder how it is with sunlight on it??

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Nice panel, that red really makes it pop! Wonder how it is with sunlight on it??

 

 

It is probably OK.  I have a dark green panel--about the same reflectivity, I'd guess-- and the only thing that bothered me were chrome switches reflecting in the canopy.   I finally put in a glare shield that blocked them.  It is just a piece of Formica, painted flat-black and stuck to the canopy (pic)

 

Saw a couple of Quickies on ebay today.  A Q-2 that looked like it was dragged off a gunnery range and a Q-1 materials project.  The Q-1 guy is asking too much

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QUICKIE 1 • $3,500 • BACK ON THE MARKET • Quickie 1. A Pilot over 5'9" won't fit Built 1987. Last flown 2013. TT 2hrs.$3500, In test area. • Contact Robert M. Park, Owner - located Harper, KS USA • Telephone: 620 740 0037 . 620 896 2252 • Posted May 15, 2015

 

Cheap price for a flying anything.  I suppose a 225 lb pilot need-not-apply either.  :-(

 

A bit OT but here is a design I've admired for years--the beautiful Morse Prowler.   It was designed to use an aluminum Buick V-8 block.  Two of these on B-stormers now.  Here is one:

 

PROWLER/JAGUAR PROJECT • FOR SALE • Prowler/Jaguar project. Looks and flies like a fighter. One of 16 original kits produced. Designed around a small block Chevy V8 engine. All metal, 2 seat tandem, fully retractable, aerobatic, cruise 250mph. Airframe nearly complete. Needs firewall forward and systems. Serious inquiries only. $25,000 OBO. Would consider trade for flying TW Airplane • Contact Roy Farris - GRASSROOTS AVIATION, Owner - located Franklin, IN USA • Telephone: 317-452-5051 . 317-736-8903 • Posted May 1, 2015

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Last flown in 2013, TT 2 hours... I wonder what the full story is, but indeed -- cheaper than the original kit.  A major appeal for most all of the Quickies was, and still is, their all-around economy.

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From B-stormers:

 

LONG EZ NEEDS ENGINE • $13,000 • AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY • Air worthiness 200hrs. Auto pilot, avionics, electric nose, extras. Needs fresh paint and engine. • PICTURES • Contact Jonathan Judd, Owner - located Mission Viejo, CA USA • Telephone: 4085299777 . • Posted May 21, 2015

 

Not too bad.  You get to install your choice of engine.  The "problem" with projects like this is that you start doing little upgrades and making things the way you want and it turns into a big project.  More pics in the Dropbox reference in the ad

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This sob story today.  No pics, no price.  How to people expect to sell anything?:

 

COZY MK IV PROJECT • FOR SALE • I purchased the project to get a hard start in building, but experience some major life changes immediately after. (career(SpaceX)/first child/several cross-country moves/etc). Includes fuselage, main spar, landing gear, canard, nose-gear, and a lot of misc hardware including throttle quadrant, fiber Completed through chapter 13, and 14 is partially finished. Of course, plans will be included with the sale. Most of the work was done by the previous builder and inspected by the "Cozy Girls". Workmanship is excellent. Over $10k into this project. Located in Torrance, CA. • Contact John A. Malsbury, Owner - located Carson, CA USA • Telephone: 386-453-0111 . • Posted May 24, 2015

 

And this one:

1985 LONG EZ #1330 • $27,000 • FOR SALE • TTAF 1,330 SMOH 1,667. 0-320 160hp. 165kts at 2700rpm. Klaus Prop and Pants, Lightspeed Electronic Ignition + slick mag. Cleveland HD wheels & brakes (30-133). NACA cooling. Terra radios, Garmin 496, Dynon D10a Efis. Trutrac ADI w/ GPS, Collins Xpder. Whelen strobes, positions lights, Low Fuel lights. EGT / CHT monitor. Inspected by Free Flight composites and EZ Jets who confirmed excellent build quality. Paint is original / getting tired. Needs some TLC but is a solid performer / flying restoration. Includes plans, builder logs, 10yrs of CSA newsletters, partially completed baggage pods. • Contact Pat Zimmerman, Owner - located Fayetteville, AR USA • Telephone: 479 957-4765 • Posted May 24, 2015

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Had to remark on this nice-looking EZ project in San Diego (on Barnstormers).  Someone has obviously put some effort into it.   Nice wheel pants, nose wheel fender, well-faired canopy and some sort of grounding point in the nose.  The fit of everything and the seams look great.  Don't be put off by the color.  Bare epoxy (probably EZPoxy) turns dark with age.  Nothing to worry about.  Might have the older GU canard but those can work well, too.  Asking price is way less than the materials.

 

For sale - Long EZ project. It's about 85% structurally complete (no filler or paint). Includes fuselage on gear/wheels, strakes, canard, wings, engine cowls. I have lots of hardware including an engine mount, wheels, breaks, exhaust, basic flight instruments, engine guages and more. I also have the original plans and Rutan Aircraft License Agreement that assigns Serial Number 1368 to me signed by Sally Melvill (Mike Melvill's wife at the time). I have many pictures I can send that will show the true status of the project and components that go with the sale. • Contact Mark Uyeda, Owner - located San Diego, CA USA • Telephone: 858-805-1370 . • Posted July 30, 2016 

 

 

And plans signed by Sally Melvill.  That adds thousand$.  :-)

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I stumbled across a nice E-Racer deal the other day, but had to put it down. I would definitely consider such a project as this if I were just getting started.

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Today's Barnstormers:  We dont' see these very often.  Seems like a great deal.  It would probably cost double that to replicate.

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That Defiant price is very discouraging.... its a buyer's market more than its ever been.

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That is just absurd. Hard to believe demand is that low.

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Maybe I will resurrect this thread.  It was fun to talk about and got 13000 views so somebody was looking.  :-)

 

Today's B-stormers:  Craig has advertised it for a while now.  I saw it at an earlier stage and the work looked pretty good.  He got a good deal on a flying Cozy so he's selling this one.  I imagine there is plenty left to do to get a Repairman's certificate and (as always) it's priced at less than the cost of materials.  He says $40,000.  Probably true.  Heck, I see that a gallon of MGS and hardener is $135 plus hazardous shipping.    Canopy, landing gear, brakes, Cozygirrl parts.   It adds up.

 

 

 

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Who'd you rather? as the cheeky kids ask.  This "Verieze" [sic] or the Lancair posted today.  The Lancair kit was probably in the $16-18K range originally so I'd say it's the better discount.  Sad to say that with the Vari's potential for wing attachment corrosion, I'd choose the Lancair.  Retracts, man!  Still, the Vari would probably be fine if you kept it hangared and dry.

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Two today.

 

The first seems like a fair price.  The engine could be an "overhaul as necessary" motor so let's put $12K on it for now and you get the some pretty nice bits for the remaining $7K--prop, noselift, carbon cowls, etc.  I don't know why people can't resist cutting holes in instrument panels years before they actually need instruments; not smart but a new panel can be built or patched pretty quickly.  Don't sweat the dark color.   Epoxy ages to that color even if hangared.

 

The second (N19LE) has an O-235 with 880 hours and is rather a plain looking plane.  I think his price is a little optimistic.  

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Maybe I will resurrect this thread.  It was fun to talk about and got 13000 views so somebody was looking.  :-)

 

Today's B-stormers:  Craig has advertised it for a while now.  I saw it at an earlier stage and the work looked pretty good.  He got a good deal on a flying Cozy so he's selling this one.  I imagine there is plenty left to do to get a Repairman's certificate and (as always) it's priced at less than the cost of materials.  He says $40,000.  Probably true.  Heck, I see that a gallon of MGS and hardener is $135 plus hazardous shipping.    Canopy, landing gear, brakes, Cozygirrl parts.   It adds up.

 

Thanks for the plug Kent!

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Whoa, now here is a nice one!  Good time to sell at the top of the market, too.  :-(  Actually, that was about 8 years ago but it seems that as the canard airplanes get cheaper, the cost of materials keeps going up.   I kept a good record (attached) so you can see what it costs to build these things.   Mr. Buyer, I built you an EZ for $1500 [sound of grown man crying].    Nah, it was fun and I will be happy if I get my cost out of it and see someone else enjoy it.

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Ha!  I saw this today in email without the picture.  I just connected the dot that it was yours.  

 

Looks like a great deal!

 

Building one of these is not a for-profit endeavor indeed.  

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Nice airplane Kent. Good luck with the sale. Must be difficult to let go...

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Ebay today: the Moller Sky Car!  The ad is pretty honest.  Yeah, I can see an aviation or car museum buying it.  Sort of a "Spruce Goose" of flying cars.  I wonder how much money was poured into that thing?  Surely millions.

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