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Do you know of any builders / ware to get parts? I do not need anything, but always looking for contacts. Thanks Kevin

 

I see that David Hanson who built the one above advertises in Barnstormers for mods and repairs.  Search for his name or "EZ MODS".  There is also an SQ2000 google group but it seems to be inactive.

 

A search in the FAA registry for SQ2000 brought up nine of them.  With a little more sleuthing, you can probably figure out where they live.  http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/acftref_inquiry.aspx

 

Heck, just drop into Chino for the saturday gettogether and those guys probably know.  :-)

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Seller relisting N87CZ.  Was asking $59,900 in 2015!  Special good deal for you G.I., $45K.  There are some pics in an earlier post  http://www.canardzone.com/forum/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?p=52604

 

Also saw the Davila EZ in post 165 relisted at $27K down from $28.5K

http://www.canardzone.com/forum/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?p=61358

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I see that Craig has reduced his Cozy IV project discussed here

http://www.canardzone.com/forum/topic/31643-cozy-iv-project-for-sale/?p=59701

 

to $12K.  It was a pretty fair price at $17.5K.  See ad on Barnstormers.    $40K in materials and 1000+ hours of labor.

 

Craig, I would post a photo every month on the Cozybuilders and Canard-Aviator's lists.  I put one on a FB page today for you, pal.  I think many people do not know anything but Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.  Newbies see an EZ or Cozy and are interested but do not know anything about Barnstorms, Trade-a-plane, or "Kent's Sales I've Seen".  :-)   Heck, I would put an ad on the Aviation section of Craigslist-Atlanta.  That project should sell if you get more eyes on it.  How about advertising "trade for a Harley".

 

Geez, how depressing to think that project is going to sell for less than a stupid Harley.  It just goes to show the state of aviation these days.

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I have been a bit lazy on the marketing.  Thanks for the help Kent! I'll post to the email lists again, and "My"list-Atlanta.  One would think I'd frequent my list more often, but I forget.  Hehe.

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This Long-ez today which appears to be N460LZ.  The owner has built another cosmic EZ for scaled (N90EZ) so he probably knows what he's doing.  I think I saw it in the A.F. Museum a few years ago.

http://stargazer2006.online.fr/aircraft/pages/borealis.htm

 

This one "As seen in Kitplanes"  :-)  No other pics I could find.

https://newsline.kitplanes.com/2015/12/30/tim-binders-rebuilt-long-ez/

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=460LZ

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This O-320 EZ today.  Mystery seller.  No EZs registered in Mendocino County, CA, AFAICT so I could not pin down an N-number.  I remember 10  years ago when you could put a phone number into Google and all would be revealed.  Now you gotta pay.  It's not much but I would have to get advertising in my thread before digging that deep.  :-)

 

Seems like a reasonable price.  Nice 3 blade prop, old 4-into-two exhausts, going to need ADSB and a transponder soon, I expect.  A lot depends on what the seller means by "SMOH".

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I see that the SQ2000 in post #198 is marked "sale pending" today.  

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This Long-ez today built by the famous Debbie Iwatate.   N455EZ with an impressive 2270 airframe hours!  I first heard of Debbie's little book of mods (pic) years ago before there was even dial-up internet.  People still ask for it but I could not find a source.  Good to see these airplanes outliving not only their owners, but their follow-on owners.  It'd be interesting to know the EZ which has changed hands the most.  I bet some of them have been through five or more owners.  Here is the transformation of the Cozy III I used to own that is now with it's third owner.

http://www.canardzone.com/forum/topic/18661-kents-long-ez-project/?p=61054

 

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=455EZ

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Craig sez his Picaso-on-the-curb* in post #203 has sold--or at least, sale pending.  Way to go! 

 

* "Picaso on the curb" - (slang, American) a valuable or rare item casually or inadvertently given away, i.e.,  as placed on a street curb or beside a Dumpster for passersby to take.  Such items often featured on Antiques Roadshow.  First attributed to K.J. Ashton 2018.      :-)

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Anyone interested in a LongEZ project for sale in San Diego, KSEE

 

Asking $4k OBO

 

Comes with a bunch of materials (photos to be added later)

 

 

 

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That looks nice.  A good start on an airframe.  You offering plans with that?  A lot of folks want the plans, too.

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Saw this Vari on a FB page.  Richly priced, I would think.  That Russian Mig-green cockpit color has never been my cup of tea either, otherwise looks good.

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"Needs left wind"  Well, yeah, with only a right wing I suppose it would.  :-)

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Today on the Cozybuilders's list:   Essentially a fuselage with engine, prop and materials to finish.  Decent price.  He probably has at least $35k in it at this point.  It cost me about $40K to build my Cozy and that was at turn-of-the-century prices.  Factor in 3% inflation over 18 years--$40K becomes $68,000 in today's money!  It's a sad state of affairs:  money inflating, airplanes and projects deflating.

 

I am selling my Cozy Mk4 project. This includes the following

Tub completed through chapter 13.  Eureka cut wing foam.   Todd's Texas canopy   Jigs for construction of  center section spar and turtle back.   All foam, glass and epoxy to complete plane.    Complete firewall back package from a flying Cozy including Lycoming IO-360.   Sensenich 2 blade prop.   Everything needed to complete this project is included except avionics. But that is the last thing to buy which is why I don't have any.

Project is located in Austin, TX.   Please email or call me @ 512-294-8966 for more information. Asking price $20,000

Les Behrens  [retselb  AT gmail DOT com]

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This new ad today for Cozy N42CZ,  serial number 26--an early one!  No price I could find but it looks nice. Very clean.   See another pic or two on seller's website

https://siegels.us/Cozy.html

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=42CZ

 

 

And this Cozy III seller hoping for a "SERIOUS" buyer is beginning to get serious about his asking price--$9.5K down from $15K.   Still not a "Picasso on the curb" though.   :-)     http://www.canardzone.com/forum/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?p=60860

 

It is interesting to me that a buyer could have bought Craig's complete Mk-IV (less engine, wiring) for $12.5 or a half built C-III project for $9.5K .  That tells me the C-III seller might reasonably expect $4K-5K in this market and even that seems like a stretch.  Don't start projects unless you can eat the whole schnitzel.

 

"Ask me about my BD-5".  :-(

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Two different Long-EZ plans on ebay.  Items  283028928090 and 132680745293.  First one also includes epoxy pump but does not mention the drawings. 

 

No rush, 6 days to bid.

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Seen on the Cozybuilder's list today. 

 

I'm not going to finish building my plane so have decided to sell off pieces parts. I live in North San Diego county, so figure cost of shipping from here.

Main spar with infinity layups.: cost of materials
Wings and ailerons (spherical bearings): cost of materials
Winglets  (upper and lower) hidden bell horns, full span rudders.: cost of materials
Strong electric trim kit: 1/2 price
matco 3 puck brake kit/w wheels tires and tubes: 1/2 price
nose wheel /w tire and tube: 1/2 price
seat belts: 1/2 price
subaru svx engine and shop manuals  with ross 1.81:1 redrive: make an offer
Blue foam, enough for a wing : 1/2 price
crappy photos attached. wings and engine are behind wood and spar
 
Louis Lauriello
760 271 2639

 

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Saw this deal on a FB page.  The poster has  previously posted a lot about his project on CanardAviators; should be easy to find there.  I dunno about the 10" stretch.  I presume it was to balance his engine but these airplanes are somewhat finely balanced.  Anyway, lots of stuff for the price.

 

His website here:  https://sites.google.com/site/garagerocket/   Significant to me: "I don't have a pilot's license yet."   There is a natural order to things--fall in love, get married, have children.  Violate the natural order and bad stuff happens.  

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This is where one gets good deals on good hardware. The modified fuse and so on probably isn't worth much unless you find the right buyer - someone looking to do something similar. Bit of a needle in a haystack.

The 10" stretch isn't a major problem, provided one realizes that the plans CG limits will not apply, and a new range will need to be calculated and proven. Phase 1 will consequently be a bit higher risk than for a per-plans Long.

 

You are right though - disrupting the natural order of things is takin' a might big risk!

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The 10" stretch isn't a major problem, provided one realizes that the plans CG limits will not apply, and a new range will need to be calculated and proven.

 

I think there is more to it than that.  I'm thinking that if the location of the axles isn't correct for the new CG (if the CG changes), the airplane may have more or less weight on the nose and be more easily tipped-back, or slower to rotate on takeoff.  Locating and readjusting axle location can be a lot of work.  A forward-canard could have more leverage and more easily drive the wing into wing-stall or at the very least the ideal incidence might be different from a standard EZ which is a lot of testing and adjusting.  If the canard lift vector is more forward, the aircraft center-of-lift might be more forward even if the CG is balanced to the standard location.  I would think that if the distance from the center-of-lift to the CG gets bigger (the aircraft C-of-L is forward of the CG) the airplane might be less responsive in pitch and the canard-size might need be greater or smaller.  

 

I might be overestimating the effects but I don't think it's a trivial change.

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Seems to work fine for the stretched Cozies, Longs, and the Berkuts. :) Not saying its trivial, but it can certainly be done safely. Again, though, it will need to be the right buyer, probably a rare breed for this sort of thing. I'm of the opinion that a non-plans airframe has essentially no value until it has flown and been proven.

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Nice clean Q-200 today.  I don't know much about them but I have read that the main gear at the end of the canard is a bit problematic and you will see some built with gear mounted closer to the centerline.  Cool little airplane though.skiby.jpg.9a1f600be25f3afa4a12a5dc2c09f533.jpg

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I just shake my head when a seller posts no pictures, gives limited details and then says "no tire kickers".   Can you imagine a car dealer with a sign out front saying "no tire kickers"?  I shouldn't even post this.  Don't ask any questions, just show up with a trailer and cash.  😞inEZ.jpg.fa7275dc6134e1ef98b0726d6a1b6978.jpg

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