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Started building a Cozy Mkiv in March 2017 and I even have photographic evidence:


Workshop - https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZeSadwPXxhp5fqH82

Ch 4 Bulkheads - https://photos.app.goo.gl/bcMTMyVnpFz119oo2

Ch 5 Fuselage Sides - https://photos.app.goo.gl/1dy2Pb2N7ThyU7673

Ch 6 Fuselage Assembly - https://photos.app.goo.gl/O34iwxvnf8xVoG0N2

Ch 7 Fuselage Exterior - https://photos.app.goo.gl/nZWN4N0agJeaTJ9w2

Ch 8 Headrests & Seatbelts - https://photos.app.goo.gl/jOCvskcaJgoe573H2

Ch 9 Main Landing Gear - https://photos.app.goo.gl/0KZzM9V4EOTYkNQ42

Ch 10 Canard - https://photos.app.goo.gl/Bm0tNPBoRmaqCc2W2

Ch 11 Elevator - https://photos.app.goo.gl/yyifhEZlV4rwzEbH2

Ch 12 Canard Install - (waiting)

Ch 13 Nose - https://photos.app.goo.gl/WztpLQceG5D2hcmv6

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Looks pretty good. I see you made your own pedals. Good for you! Here is a way to make the linkage to the master cylinders, for your consideration. http://www.canardzone.com/forum/topic/18661-kents-long-ez-project/?p=60524



  Great suggestion. I had a hell of a time trying to fabricate the plans sliding clevis and eventually just put it on the backburner for now. Your way seems easier. I also like the way Wayne Hicks did his as well, Two u channels welded back to back.



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Thanks compliments guys. I've come to realize that logistics is my least favorite activity on this project. Everything goes great until something gets backordered. The past few months have been:

* Start the canard, but run out of spar cap tape, now the canard takes up my workshop table while I wait

* Spar cap tape is backordered everywhere in the world, ok

* Move onto elevator chapter, finish elevator

* Move onto nose chapter, okay still waiting on nose lift parts

* Can't buy the Oelmann pedals any more, so I have to figure out how to make those, deal with that for a while

* Now I'm stuck, can't move forward with canard, elevator, canard install, nose, or even main spar

* Start gathering parts for control system

* Jack comes through with nose lift and sells me some spare spar cap tape he has from the 90s

* Now I'm finishing off the canard finally!

* Oh and by the way, ACS still has my spar cap tape on BO, along with about a dozen other parts 2-3mo later.

* The point is really driven home when I see how easy my RV buddy has it with parts logistics


Hopefully now things are unstuck for a while. I'm hoping have the canard & elevator done and installed and the nose lift installed and working before Oshkosh.

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"I can't figure out how to edit posts."


As I recall, on this site your editor is active for a period of time on any comment, then closes. I'll just test that...


yes, edit button active at the lower right, but it will disappear sometime later.

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Finished and hung canard, more nose jobs, built a more level work table, finished main spar, working on a wing. I figure the wings will carry me through December.  Really wish I could edit and update the original post

Workshop - https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZeSadwPXxhp5fqH82

Ch 13 Nose - https://photos.app.goo.gl/WztpLQceG5D2hcmv6

Ch 14 Main Spar - https://photos.app.goo.gl/w6SxSRVufFpoP1X8A

Ch 19 Wings - https://photos.app.goo.gl/fCTHXWsMsK5KeJqo7



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1 hour ago, datachomper said:

Looks very good.  Personally I don't like using nut plates to bolt up the canard; have read of them stripping out after a while.  I would rather use a through-bolt with metal self-locking nut and wide washers.

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

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