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1 minute ago, Kent Ashton said:

Yup,  I think you had a good strategy for finding them.  I know of three near me that are sitting.  One nice long-ez that the builder flew for about 15 hours but it has been sitting for almost five years,  Another older EZ purchased 10 years ago from an estate by a biz-jet pilot.  He never got it put back together as far as I know.   I do not know why people let a $20K+ airplane sit there.  That reminds me that I have watching a Zenith CH650 parked on the ramp at my airport.  It looks pretty good but has not moved in  2-3 years.

 

Oddly enough, some of the older builders have no idea they can get anywhere near $20K for their canard.  I have all the receipts from the builder of my VariEze.  His most expensive part was a $3300 Cont. O-200-A in 1978.  He likely built the entire plane for under $10k.  The tendency for seniors to avoid technology/internet generally inhibits them from knowing the current value.  Plus they likely just reference what they put into it 40 years ago for the value, minus depreciation.  Many are apprehensive of selling due to liability concerns and also because the plane has sat for so long and they think is it worthless.  I believe the elderly builder of my flying VariEze sold it in 2018 for around $5000 to the second owner.  The 2nd owner sold it to the 3rd owner within 6 months and made a quick profit.  The 3rd owner refinished the paint and interior.  I bought it in 2019 for a very affordable price and put it in a quality operating condition for a considerably small amount.

Spending time with the Marc Zeitlin, Robert Harris/JetGuys, Ryszard Zadow, and some others is the most valuable education you can get on how to understand the Rutan designs.  Paying for their assistance, consultation, or services is a minimal expense if you are really serious about finding and owning a canard.  I learn a lot on this forum and other internet sites, but being face-to-face in front of a Rutan design with an experienced builder/owner is priceless.

 

 

 

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Interesting to see Al Wick's Cozy for sale.  Al was an early Cozy IV builder.  He did a lot of development on his Subaru engine and it seemed to fly OK as I recall although he didn't put many hours on it.  It looks like he developed tank problems from mogas(?)f and ran out of ambition to fix it.   The plane is looking a bit sad these days but for the right price, it could be spriffed up.  I would look at it as a project needing new strakes, an engine, wiring and interior paint.  A wild guess: $12-15K unless you want to experiment with a Subaru.   I like those engines--just not on an airplane.  I put two of them in VW Vanagons and they ran great (pic 4).  More details here

https://cozyserenity.weebly.com/cozy-mk-iv-for-sale.html

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

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This EZ project on Craigslist  https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/avo/d/oroville-longez-in-baot-stage/7258370820.html   posted yesterday.  Good price.  In California.  More pics in the ad.

and this one in the UK for 7500 UK pounds   https://afors.com/aircraftView/50757   No pics here.  Pics in the ad

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Also this one listed on Barnstormers day or two ago.  Might be a repeat.

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LONG EZE UNFINISHED PROJECT • FOR SALE BY BUILDER • Structural sections built by an A&P. No engine/instruments. text to phone only. KFXE • Contact Gary Hall , Owner - located N. Lauderdale, FL United States Telephone: 954-979-9494 • Posted January 7, 2021

 

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

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Barnstormers:  I wonder if this could be what's left of the Todd's Canopies business?  Todd blew a lot of canopies for a lot of airplanes before he died in a crash.  Might be a good business for anyone interested  There'd be a learning curve but there is nothing very complex about blowing canopies.  More pics in the ad

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CANOPY FORMING EQUIPMENT • BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OFFERED • Equipment for pressure forming Van's RV, Cozy, Pitts, Long EZ, Harmon Rocket canopies and many more; oven overhaul due. Drape forming equipment for forming RV 6/7/9 canopies; not fully running yet. Several stocked canopies included. Aprx 30 new sheets of clear, light & medium solar grey tinted 75" x 100" x .177" acrylic cast sheet included. Crating equipment & misc tools included. Serious inquiries only. See Inventory List! • Contact Charles Stence - COPAAIR MAINTENANCE SERVICES , Owner - located Indiantown, FL United States Telephone: 772-597-0070 • Posted January 19, 2021

 

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

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Just noticing that the Berkut listed in Nov. at $150K reduced to $135K, on Barnstormers.  This one   https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?do=findComment&comment=73443

Then this Long-ez today (2 pics),  N232JG built by Steve Harmon.  I think he built a Cozy, too.  I haven't heard Steve on the net for a while   https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult?NNumberTxt=232JG   Decent price.  Maybe you'd get by with a paint touchup:    LONG EZ WITH 0-320 • $35,000 • FOR SALE • Long EZ. TT632, 0-320 187SMOH, Still flying so times will increase. 9.0 to 1 pistons for 160+ HP, Catto 3 blade Prop, 1 Bendix MAG, 1 Lightspeed Plasma II EI, Blue Mountain EFIS, Garmin 300XL GPS/COM, VM1000, Navaid 1 axis Autopilot linked to GPS, PS engineering Audio Panel/intercom, Canopy/Gear Warning system, nicely built but needs some minor TLC like Paint touch up, wheel pants repair, etc, Built in 1989, Converted to 0-320 between 1997-2001, Empty wt 956, condition inspection due 08/21. No ADS-b, Delivery Possible, I don't need help selling. • Contact Jared Granzow , - located Powell, OH United States Telephone: 614 439 8058 • Posted January 23, 2021

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

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This Long-ez in Virginia on Barnstormers.  (pic 1) Good price with all the gear, brakes, wheels, canopy, etc.

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LONG-EZ • PROJECT FOR SALE • All major glass work on fuselage, wings and canard is done except for final sanding, lights and paint. Nose gear, main gear and canopy installed. Includes digital plans and news letters. Asking $4,000. Needs finishing, engine and electronics. Flight control hardware is included. Nose and main gear are installed, with brakes and wheels. Includes: Digital copy of POH, Plans and Update Letters. Engine Mount. Engine Fairings. All major glass work on fuselage, wings and canard is done. Landing Gear installed and wheel pants are included but not installed. • Contact Alexander Van Wormer , Owner - located Fairfax Station, VA United States Telephone: 7032162179 • Posted January 24, 2021

Also a project in E. Tennesee (pics 2,3,4).  Workmanship looks very good.  Owner said he wants $900.  Very cheap

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

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Is that the GU canard on the first LongEZ?   I pinged the guy in VA if he has "complete" build logs.  Will let you know what the response is.   It is a good price for how much work goes into that!  Would want to weigh it to see if it is not over resined 

 

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