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New EZ owner, wanting dual in Cozy prior to pickup

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Hi yall.

I bought Joe Dubner's Long EZ from Independence, Oregon. I'm looking for someone generous enough to give me a ride in their Cozy IV or velocity(?) I don't need to land it all the way to the ground, but i'd like to fly some approaches to make sure I'm not going to crazy my EZ on the first landing. I got to fly the Long-EZ I bought from the back seat, and felt good about the handling. I feel even better about the airframe and 

A little about me: I'm a young engineer in central coast California developing unmanned aerial vehicles. Truthfully, only 20% of my job is designing, because I spend 80% of my time running the company's internal machine shop where I have a passion in helping designers make their parts economical to machine. I'm also a glider pilot and have a glider that I keep in Avenal CA for most of the year. I'm at about 170tt, which is a bit low to fly a high performing EZ, but I've transitioned to single seat aircraft 3 times in the past without problems and have a history of passing check-rides and not damaging aircraft. 

If you're in California or near it, and have the willingness and time to give me a ride in the next week or two, please give me a ring or a message. I'll leave my phone number here for a couple of days: 805-503-0264




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Well, it appears I waited too long to fix my first paragraph with an edit. I meant to say, I feel confident about the quality of the airframe and electronics.

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Hi Eric, congrats on the purchase!

There are lots of Ez drivers in CA. David Orr (Socal) knows just about everyone, you can contact him directly at: David@CanardFinder.net




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On 6/20/2022 at 2:24 AM, riktit said:

If you're in California or near it, and have the willingness and time to give me a ride in the next week or two, please give me a ring or a message. I'll leave my phone number here for a couple of days: 805-503-0264


Drop me an email - you can pop over to Tehachapi sometime and I can give you a ride.

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Hey Eric, 

Ben Williamson here, My bird lives at Santa Ynez CA, I'm wrapping up a Dual G5 / SL30 install at the moment but should be back in the air within a couple of weeks. Let me offer a few tips from my check out experience. 

For context, Santa Ynez has a "Short" runway for a new owner, Eric Cobb (built and worked on all sorts of canards) was kind enough to let me land his from the back seat for about 10 or 15 landings at various airports, we flew up to Santa Maria and did three landings, called it a day (all from the back seat) 

Next, we flew out to Paso Robles CA and did 6 or 8 landings, again all from the back seat then called it a day. 

Third time was the memorable one, He called me without any notice and just said "Lets go fly airplanes, meet me at the hangar in 20 minutes..."

We ended up flying to Paso, I landed twice from the back then he stopped the plane at the taxi way, came to a full stop and lowered the nose and said he had to pee. 

 At this point I had a total of 80 hours in a 152, and maybe 15 from the back seat of an EZ...

He told me to hop in the front, that it was my day to land from the front. My first landing I was sweating all over the place, I ate up every inch of 5500 feet and stopped at the VERY end of the runway, I kept at it and got to the point where I could consistently land after 3k of feet, 2k, eventually consistently at 1800 feet. 

So.... leverage PASO as your training airport, it's close and doesn't have a lot of traffic, watch your speed carefully and you'll do fine. 

Once I'm back in the air I'd be happy to have you hop in the back of mine and head out there or land at SLO, I love high st deli for lunch anyway. 

[First landing front seat =]


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Sorry for the late replies y'all

@ezdoesit Thanks for that information, Ben! Good to hear from a guy close by. Looking forward to visiting you and flying some formation once I can handle the aircraft expertly. Sounds like a sweet avionics upgrade. Mine is pretty setup with a G5 and Dynon Skyview, but I'll be adding autopilot servos soon. I'll post an update soon on how the retrieval of 47EZ goes.

@Voidhawk9 I shot David an email, he had some great information to share. He also notified me about Kanab, which I'm now planning to attend. 


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