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  1. 3 points
    Below is a sample of a panel I laid out using XPanel software. Jim Evans was asking about instrument panel software on the Yahoo groups forum and you can no longer post attachments so here it is ....
  2. 2 points
    Reported sold: N19LE. This one: https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?do=findComment&comment=63668 The last asking price I heard was $25K; I think it went a bit cheaper. This Varieze today in Barnstormers N9LX (pics 1,2): http://www.aviationdb.com/Aviation/Aircraft/9/N9LX.shtm 1985 VARIEZE • $15,000 • FOR SALE • 1985 Varieze, SN # 1448. 1350 T.T. 0200 Continental. "0" STOH. Electric starter gen. Radios and more! $15,000.00 OBO. 209-333-7345 • Contact Joel Helicopter - ALPINE HELICOPTER SERVICE, INC, Friend of Owner - located Woodbridge, CA United States • Telephone: 2093688530 • 2093688530 • Fax: 2093332162 • Posted October 28, 2019 This Long-ez in pieces N95SD (pics 3,4,5). Could be a good value if there are no surprises. http://www.aviationdb.com/Aviation/Aircraft/9/N95SD.shtm ASSEMBELY REQUIRED • $18,000 • FOR SALE • Some assembly required. I have a long ez that needs only a small amount of work to get it flying. It comes with a low time engine 0-320 D3G 178 hours since major overhaul. The last overhaul was done in 1995. I have bore scoped the cylinders and they look great. The engine comes with exhaust, carburetor, bendix mags and new motor mounts, head gasket sets and motor stand. The push rod tubes are plastic and got cracked during shipping, but I have new push rod tubes ready to install. Open to all reasonable offers. The plane is currently at Stockton Metropolitan Airport. • Contact Adam Coyan, Owner - located Mi Wuk Village, CA United States • Telephone: 2097708759 • Posted October 26, 2019
  3. 2 points
    A cozy III could be deemed faster because most of them have an O-320. With the same HP an EZ and C-III are pretty similar. Are you a fairly light person? Nat and Shirley Puffer are/were little people. A C-III can be flown with heavier crew but it’s like flying an EZ with two people in the front seat. They are a little cheaper than the -IV but If you’re over 200 lbs you might be happier with the -IV. The C-IV is 2” wider and has some structural improvements over the -III
  4. 2 points
    Bring it all here, I say. Easily the best of the options. I don't care for the 'politics' of the past that some may be in to. This site has, IMHO, the best software and ease of use of the options I have looked at. And I've spent time on essentially all of them. All advice strictly worth what you paid for it, of course.
  5. 1 point
    A few more pics of "A-solution :
  6. 1 point
    Bumping this "A-solution" project which is back on Barnstormers today. https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/21972-sales-ive-seen/?do=findComment&comment=63573 His broker is doing a terrible job of marketing it. Same asking price, no pics and a bare minimum description that tells nothing. However there is plenty of history and pics of this project at http://forum.canardaviation.com/showthread.php?t=4928 or search for the builder Bob Setzer. I pulled off a few pics (sorry, not in order): Fuselage plug used to make molds, mold for the belly, plug for a centerspar mold, canopy plug, retractable gear. Lots more pics in the CA thread. An incredible amount of work went into this project.
  7. 1 point
    Barnstormers VariViggen pics are up now.
  8. 1 point
    VariViggen: I recall someone looking for one of these within the last year. No pics in the ad. I would guess it is without an engine. VARI VIGGEN • $5,000 • FOR SALE • Vari Viggen Winter project airplane, was a flying airplane at onetime. Appears to be good workmanship and was in process of restoration by previous owner. Airplane has SP wings with winglets. Lots of spare parts that go with the airplane, canopy, fuel tank, main gear, cowling, nose cone, ect. Airplane is setup for 0-320 series engine with exhaust. All electrical appears to be complete as well as flight control rigging. Will consider all offers. $5000.00 OBO. 940-683-2553 940-389-0115. • Contact Harold Love, Owner - located Bridgeport, TX United States • Telephone: 940-389-0115 • 940-683-2553 • Posted November 12, 2019
  9. 1 point
    Its high end equipment....
  10. 1 point
    Not just the pull of the springs, but warping of the glass. I fixed mine when it warped by cutting slices in the top surface glass, supporting the left and right edges and weighting the middle so that the LB would take a slight curve - higher at the sides. Then I glassed 2 BID over the slices to lock in the shape. That was about 9 years ago, I think, and it's kept shape perfectly since - when it's pulled up, the sides hit about 1/8" early and then the center pulls up, keeping the whole thing flat.
  11. 1 point
    I recently removed the heated insulated shop that I had in my hangar for more than 10 years. The remaining Glass & Paint work on my Cozy will not require it. What is your plan for a shop? Mine was one of those Steel Tube & Plastic Tarp temporary garages, insulated with two layers of Aluminized Bubble-wrap (R5) insulation. Heat Lamps are far more efficient than electric room heaters, and have no fumes like propane catalytic heaters. I used 1x Furring strips of wood to attach the bubble-wrap to, and sealed it with Duct Tape (lots of it), and I used 2x4s to make a door frame. Then I hung a regular interior door for an entry. This worked very well, and cost somewhat more than $500 total. The whole thing was in the back of my T-hangar, with plenty of room for my completed VariEze besides. I still have Half of one of these Tube & Tarp temp buildings in my hangar, insulated with 1-1/2 " white styrofoam insulation (much better.) This is an office space with a small bench for doing limited fiberglass jobs. It has Fluorescent lighting and a Heat Lamp hung from the ceiling. Hangars at Longmont are inspected at least once every year by the Fire Marshall (has his own keys) and for more than fifteen years there have been no concerns about these structures in my hangar. The price has gone up a little over the years; when we bought the first of Four of these that we have had, they were only about $165: https://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x-17-ft-portable-garage-62860.html When we had one of these outdoors in our backyard, where I started our first Cozy project in 1999, I put a very large additional, heavy tarp over the top of it, And I tied that down with over 300 feet of rope and 24 large (18") stakes. This allowed it to survive heavy snow falls and 60 MPH winds, for four years.
  12. 1 point
    Yikes! $454 for a single CHT bayonet probe! (pic) And _without_ bluetooth or Wifi. I posted a pic and description previously how to make a homemade probe for less than $10 here. https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/18661-kents-long-ez-project/?do=findComment&comment=63649 Even my puny mind can figure them out: twist the two wires together, make them contact the hot metal.
  13. 1 point
    Saw this oil cooler door idea (pic 1) on a FB page but I don't like it. The chap has an ingenious linkage to open and close the slots in flight but the problem is that when full open, half the cooler is blocked by the apparatus and even when open, the slots create drag on the air flow. In hot weather, you will want the whole cooler working. I have a pic of a cooler using louvers by Marc Z. that is a better idea but it might be copyrighted so you will have to imagine it. :-) I did not give this enough thought when building the Cozy. Eventually I arrived at this slider (pics 2,3) which is satisfactory but not in-flight adjustable. With experience, I know about where to set it. This time of year (Nov), it covers about 2/3rds of the cooler. In the winter it will block the entire cooler. Doing it again, I would offset the cooler which might have given the space for a cable-operated slider.
  14. 1 point
    That's generally the harsh truth, especially if you don't want to exceed the max gross of 1425 lbs, but its not all that terrible. While it is not advisable, many (I might guess 50% of the fleet as a wild guess) Long-Ezs fly over gross at some point even if their sporty performance is greatly diminished. Also, flying it solo isn't so bad especially since that is how the majority of our flights are flown any how. Although the "extra" weight might be stuck in the as built structure, it is possible that a plane could still have remediable weight with legacy starters, alternators, vacuum pumps, heavy wood props, high density foam seats, overbuilt cowlings, etc. So, don't stop at the panel for potential weight savings. PS- I don't know the specific plane in discussion.
  15. 1 point
    So it appears that the Yahoo Groups service is effectively downsizing. Pictures, email attachments, files, etc will soon be deleted, leaving only text email service. I have long wished for a one-stop, canard-centric forum equal to the Van's forum site. That's probably not going to happen, even with Yahoo diminishing, but there already exists two or three alternative forums catering to canardians. These have not been frequented often enough, but now is the opportunity to change that. Let's all act together, convince your canard friends to abandon Yahoo, and populate platforms, such as this one, already serving our interests. Don't you think we would all benefit?
  16. 1 point
    😃 Right! I wish I had a heated workshop. Well, I do, it is heated by a nearby star, but that's all!
  17. 1 point
    Hi Curt! Yeah e-mail lists have problems sometimes - I'm not a fan. This site is much nicer (just need to convince people to come here). Sound like you'll have a Vari-modern VariEze. I'm hoping to get back to layups on my Cozy in December - the half-done centre spar hasn't made any progress on finishing itself! Weather here is warming up again, and I just need to find some time between my 3 jobs, 4 kids and lovely wife. 🙄
  18. 1 point
    The November 2019 Canard Desktop Calendar is ready for download. As always: Thanks a lot for the many beautiful pictures I have received so far. I’m still looking for new pictures, if you have pictures to share, please send them over to me. I need as large resolution as possible. My bandwidth is no problem, so don’t be afraid to send over large images!Safe flying (and building!)!Here is the link: http://ljosnes.no/co...anard-calendar/
  19. 1 point
    Old commercial pilot wanting to build a Long-EZ or Cozy with my high school students. Anyone in Tennessee have a plane and time to chat about what I'm getting into?
  20. 1 point
    I concur 100%. 2-3 forums? I check 6 periodically: (1) Facebook-Rutan LongEZ and VariEze (2) Facebook-Canardians (3) Canard Zone forum (4) Cozy Builders Site on Google Groups (5) Canard Aviators on Yahoo Groups (6) Canard Aviation Forum And maybe there's others that I don't know of. I'm envious of the Van's Forum - one place for everything, not the multiple, segmented sites.....
  21. 1 point
    The tick marks aren’t in all four corners. All you need is x, y. I about lost my mind over it. Everything so far has turned out beautifully, much better then expected. I printed the templates on a plotter, they were pretty close, however some small scale adjustments might be necessary. Make sure to read all the CP’s for the deviations, changes.
  22. 1 point
    Which sheets and what format (.tif or .pdf)? I looked as a few of the PDF drawings and they have the dimensions shown in the bottom corner. There has been discussion about how to print them out to correct scale but I've never had to do that--had some original plans. As I recall, the TERF CD is copyrighted and should not be copied from. So are the EZ plans but Rutan has informally waived copyright.
  23. 1 point
    I have not been on this forum for several years. But I wanted to report that I finished my plane and am now flying it. I guess you never finish it exactly you just fly and work on it. I am presently building wheel pant got a couple more weeks to go. Wanted everyone to know what great airplane the cozy is and it is fun to Go places Steve build on
  24. 1 point
    Without seeing pics, I'm skeptical. :-)
  25. 1 point
    For those needing motivation to complete their canards, today was one of those perfect days to go 200 miles for fish and chips. From CNC3, up the west shore of Georgian Bay at 6500' to CPT2 (Killarney) (Google map it). Fresh caught Fish and Chips on the dock in town. Back in the planes down the east shore of Georgian Bay at 3500'. Smooth as silk and a million miles viz. Just a tad over an hour each way. This is what my buddy's Velocity looks like from the front seat of my Long EZ. Keep at it folks. http://www.canardzone.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif Neil 0-320 Long-EZ
  26. 1 point
    I've started collecting information on both the Dragonfly and the Quickie tandem winged canard homebuilts at http://www.imageevent.com/qdf_files - If you have anything I can add to the site please send me a message through the site. Thanks Chris
  27. 0 points
    Did not notice this was a very old thread...sorry folks.

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