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This EZ project today:  LONGEZ • $5,000 • PROJECT FOR SALE • 60% finished. Wings, gear, cannard, elevator, canopy, engine mount done. No engine or instruments. • Contact Dennis Cote, Owner -  located West Richland, WA United States • Telephone: 209-484-5043 • Posted November 17, 2019


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

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Going down to Chino to spend 1/2 day opening up N79YT with Bill Oertel. He's agreed to open things up and give me a (no) crash course on the plane. 

I saw a reference to a Dorothy who makes covers for Long-EZ and some others, but didn't see any actual contact info. 

Does anyone have her details?

Thanks!

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Today's Barnstormers:  E-RACER PROJECT • $15,000 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • E-Racer project for sale. Canard complete, wings need winglets attached (included) I have most of the gear pieces as well. Fuselage has bulkheads installed and nose gear. Spar had not been drilled for wings or installed. Factory strakes and cowlings included. Lots here. no engine Text if interested. • Contact Martin Skiby, Owner -  located Bakersfield, CA United States • Telephone: 661-340-0575 • 661-393-5418 • Posted November 22, 2019

The glass work looks pretty good.  More pics in the ad

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

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This Vari on Barnstormers:  1981 VARIEZE PROJECT • $4,850 • OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING!! DON'T MISS OUT • OBO TTAF 38Hrs No Engine or Prop VHF New Inst Panel AW Cert NoTime to Complete • Contact Max Reece - RED RIVER AIR, Owner -  located Wichita Falls, TX United States • Telephone: 9406961571 • Posted November 27, 2019

Then the Cozy project below on Facebook.  Well worth the $4500 asking price, IMO.  In Seattle.

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

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On 11/17/2019 at 8:00 PM, 2High2Fast said:

Why? Can you recommend someone?

Sorry - I missed this posting. Obviously OBE (but I'd be very interested to know why the deal fell through), but yes - I can recommend someone. For anyone in the Socal area, I do Pre-Buys (take a look at the link in my signature to Burnside Aerospace), and I also have traveled around the country to do PB's for folks that want me to do them. Burrall Sanders is in Colorado and is good as well - he knows canards.

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Saw this Long-ez project on Craigslist linked to here  https://longezforsale.godaddysites.com    Lots of stuff.  He says his canopy is creased(?) but the workmanship looks very good.  Well worth the $3K asking price, IMO.   In the Iowa/South Dakota area.  


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

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This Vari today N76LN  https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N76LN      High-time engine (1436 hrs) even though the seller seems to say it could go to 2400.  The airplane has been through several owners.   Check those wing attach plates!

1982 RUTAN VARIEZE • $23,000 • NEW TO MARKET • Nice Vari Eze loaded with great avionics. IFR capable. Great aircraft to build canard time for Velocity, Raptor, Cozy, or Long Ez. TTAF: 733, O-235-C1B, SMOH: 1436, TBO: 2400, elect starter, spinon oil filt, oil cooler. MGL Xtreme EFIS, RDAC XF EIS, MGL Velocity B/U att, hdg, turn/ball, PS PMA9000EX audio w/ Bluetooth and music storage, Garmin SL-30 Nav/Comm/ILS/LOC/VOR/DME, Garmin 106A Nav CDI, Garmin 696 power & antenna cable, KT76C mode C transponder, non ADSB, LED Nav/Strobe/Landing lights, Cleveland brakes, new paint, new seat belts, complete logbooks, 457.5 useful load. $23,000 OBO • Contact Jeff Hullinger, Owner -  located Lancaster, OH United States • Telephone: 7037746013 • Posted December 7, 2019

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

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2 hours ago, Kent Ashton said:

This Vari today N76LN  https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N76LN      High-time engine (1436 hrs) even though the seller seems to say it could go to 2400.  The airplane has been through several owners.

I will give the owner props for being completely up-front about the condition of this plane. Many owners don't do that, and many don't know what the issues are with their planes. So good on Jeff for being an honest guy.

That said, the single biggest issue I see with this plane (other than that it's been worked on by Dave Hanson, which is always a red flag although not necessarily disqualifying depending upon what he did to it other than the obvious signature mediocre paint job) is that it weighs 867 lb. Even with an O-235, it's a single seater, and that only if you're willing to fly 200 lb. over POH MGW. This is the heaviest VE I've ever heard of - the dataplate said that it weighed 720 lb. when it was certificated in 1982, so somehow it's gained almost 150 lb. over the years.

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2 hours ago, Marc Zeitlin said:

This is the heaviest VE I've ever heard of - the dataplate said that it weighed 720 lb. when it was certificated in 1982, so somehow it's gained almost 150 lb. over the years.

I saw a picture of it when it was white so I would bet some of the weight is paint-on-paint.  Even possibly paint on primer on polyester filler on original paint on primer on filler.  It's such a huge job to strip off an old finish, refill and respray . . .


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

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6 hours ago, Kent Ashton said:

I saw a picture of it when it was white so I would bet some of the weight is paint-on-paint.  Even possibly paint on primer on polyester filler on original paint on primer on filler.  It's such a huge job to strip off an old finish, refill and respray . . .

No doubt - having done exactly that (strip and refinish) to my plane, I feel the pain. Doesn't make it right, though...

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On 12/8/2019 at 12:12 PM, Marc Zeitlin said:

That said, the single biggest issue I see with this plane is that it weighs 867 lb.

Where does it say that? I only see a useful load listed but it doesn't state what MGW was used to calculate it.

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19 minutes ago, Ron Springer said:

Where does it say that? I only see a useful load listed but it doesn't state what MGW was used to calculate it.

In the specification document and in the barnstormers ad somewhere. The MGW is set to 1350 lb, which is 240 lb. OVER POH value, and it's STILL a single seater with full fuel at that point (or two tiny people, if you believe that it's OK to fly VE's at 1350 lb).

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Saw this one on a FB page today: N229CM   Out of registration   https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/NNum_results.aspx?NNumbertxt=229CM

No price, description, or contact information and the seller's own FB page is pretty much empty but he appears to be in Oregon.  At least he didn't say "serious buyers only"  :-)

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

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On 12/10/2019 at 9:55 AM, A Bruce Hughes said:

To 2high2fast (whoever you are) (note that this is 6 years old but may be OK):
Eze Covers
Date:     Sun, 20 Jan 2013

https://sites.google.com/site/ezaircraftcovers/

Email to:
<canardcovers@yahoo.com>

 

Thanks, Bruce. The lack of hangars at my two local airports is, in fact, the main thing that’s kept me from pulling the trigger on a Long-EZ. I’m trying to determine how advisable outside storage, with a good cover and protection for the wood prop, would be through at least 1 Oregon winter.

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