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I am looking for a set of Infinity retract landing gear for sale. 

 

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Richard

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Has anyone purcahsed a set from Infinity lately?  Just wondering what the lead time is etc currently?

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I have a set of them on my SQ2000 project at KVDO if you want to see them up close. Not selling but happy to send details/photos etc.  James at Infinity is very responsive so simply email JD@infinityaerospace.com

 

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This is an old thread now, but last time I spoke with JD, the gear was out of production and sold out.

I believe he posted in recent months that he would only do a new run if he got something like 60 deposits(!). This seems unlikely, as people aren't likely to want to put down a deposit for an indefinite amount of time for something that might never be produced.

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on the Infinity web site, James mentioned they infinity gear set that they are NOT usable on velocity due to differences in the spar.  Can you guys explain the differences between a Cozy IV spar and a Velocity spar?

On another note, If Voidhawk9 is correct on the 'out of stock' thing, is there anyone else who make canard landing gear or that can be applied to a canard?

 

thanks,

Kenneth

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I'm not very familiar with Velocity spars, though I believe they are similar. I imagine there are differences in mounting bolt locations that could cause a problem, and the actual structure may be different as well.

AFAIK there are no other retractable gear vendors for our canards. But Infinity gear kits come up for sale from time to time from owners who never fitted them.

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The regular fiberglass gear struts are sold by Aerocomposites

Gregory Andronaco

AeroComposites LLC

KUKI

1327 South State Street

Ukiah, CA  95482

707.462.2939o

707.462.3424f

aerocomposites@pacific.net

About a year ago a chap reported cracks in his Infinity gear weldments   https://groups.google.com/g/cozy_builders/c/BHIV1WV5GrM/m/SxVUS45-AgAJ   I don't recall what happened after that but this is more of the discussion   https://groups.google.com/g/cozy_builders/c/Nhv-zVchpD4/m/LjY7wM0cAAAJ   

IMO, the Cozy fiberglass strut and wheel pant are pretty aerodynamic and the speed increase you'd get from retracts (5-6 kts?) is not justified by the expense, weight, and complexity.  They might be worth it if you're cruising in the 300+ range but at the sub-200 range we cruise at, no.  Six knots gains you 7-8 minutes on a 400 mile trip.  Big whoop.

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

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50 minutes ago, Kent Ashton said:

IMO, the Cozy fiberglass strut and wheel pant are pretty aerodynamic and the speed increase you'd get from retracts (5-6 kts?)...

If you even get that. John McAvoy, after a 3 year retrofit on his Long-EZ, noted that at some altitudes he was getting exactly zip for a speed increase, and at best a 2- 3 kt. increase (IIRC) and still had the loss of fuel capacity.

I'm 100% with Kent here - completely against retractable mains on a standard Long-EZ or COZY that cruises in the 160 - 180 KTAS range. Do a good job on your wheel pants, gear leg fairings and intersection fairings and you'll be in about the same place with far less maintenance and cost.

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