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Jon Matcho

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Jon Matcho last won the day on November 4 2018

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About Jon Matcho

  • Rank
    Canard Zone Member & Administrator
  • Birthday January 8

Flying Information

  • Flying Status
    Student
  • Registration Number
    N479E
  • Airport Base
    XLL

Personal Information

  • Real Name (Public)
    Jon Matcho
  • Location (Public)
    Martinsville, NJ
  • Occupation
    I help build development teams and custom software
  • Bio
    Hooked on canards and working towards building and flying my own plane.

Project/Build Information

  • Plane
    Quickie (Q1/Q2/Q200/Tri-Q)
  • Plane (Other/Details)
    Rebuilding Quickie TriQ-200, then building a Cozy Mark IV
  • Plans Number
    1185 (Cozy); 17 (AeroCanard)
  • Chapter
    4, 5, 6

Contact Methods

  • City
    Martinsville
  • State/Province
    NJ
  • Country
    United States
  • Email (Visible)
    jonmatcho@gmail.com
  • Phone Number
    (732) 319-0666
  • Website URL
    https://www.canardzone.com
  • Skype
    jon.matcho

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  1. Phil, welcome to the forum. Here are some additional responses to the numbered items in your mega-question 🙂: 1) Foam. The plans specify the foam to use. 2) Alternates to foams. Not worth the consideration in my opinion. I wouldn't even consider changing the foam material as the cost/effort-benefit would not be worth it. 3) MTOW vs Max Ramp Weight (and Max Taxi Weight). I just learned something trying to figure out what these two new MRW and MTW terms were. Most (all?) small airplanes only care about MTOW as the maximum weight the aircraft can be, whether in the hangar, or about to take off. I have never seen someone thinking about subtracting the 1 pound of fuel they might have burned from the hangar to the runway. 4) Round the World. Nobody is going to give you meaningful and specific advice on how to plan a round-the-world trip in a public forum, so expect that. Be prepared to deploy all your cash reserves here. Get in touch with Damon Meyer who was planning to do the same in his flying Cozy III, which he had fitted with a huge fuel tank occupying his entire back seat. After years of planning, campaigning, and real work, he has not been able to get off the ground though. It's a massive undertaking. 5) The Cozy plans include the Roncz canard plans (modified for the Cozy). 6) Engines... round-the-world... diesels... turbines... oh my. Build a Cozy IV with a Lycoming 360-type, take yourself to some places, and then your family when you trust everything. It's massive accomplishment considering the success rate of those intending to build and fly vs. those that actually do it. Once you've built and flown in standard configuration, look at your plane and revisit whether it's the one to fly around the world. At that point you will know enough to answer your own questions here. Your first step is to buy the plans.
  2. I am guessing that the fuselage parts are the upper and lower fuselage shells for an AeroCanard, unassembled and without bulkheads installed. I could be wrong.
  3. I split this into its own thread. Jim, as I mentioned in your private message to me... post a list of what's in there and attach a few pictures. You'll have tire kickers and serious buyers in no time.
  4. Not sure, if by "expired", you mean that prior thread is too old or actually expired, but it's still available here: https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/40245-cad-update-2/
  5. Here's an example of a beautiful Defiant with what appears to be equipped with dual C/S MT props: VH-OOU | Rutan Defiant | Private | Jarrod Swanwick | JetPhotos
  6. @A Bruce Hughes reminds me of another I left off my list: ERacer = a motorcycle w/side-by-side seating Cozy III = a motorcycle w/side-by-side seating and travel storage
  7. I agree with everything Kent says, which makes me question my own analogies... VariEze = a motorcycle that's a touch too small, but still a motorcycle. Long-EZ = a motorcycle. Cozy IV = a sports car. Velocity = a sporty SUV. These are relative to traditional aircraft, not aerobatic aircraft or actual racers. The Long-EZ is the evolution of the VariEze.
  8. It's safe to assume that you'll be quite free to do anything you like with the VariEze and/or Long-EZ (or other) silhouettes. For the COBA logo (formerly CSA logo) you should get permission from www.canardowners.com. Personally, I do not see how the COBA logo would be worthy of a jewelry design anyway (the logo is a bit too busy in my opinion, showing a VariEze on top of a runway in the shape of a red 'A', with words, etc.). If you showed up to Rough River with simple Long-EZ, VariEze, and Cozy earrings I think there'd be a fair amount of interest.
  9. Ben, the best thing you can do to create an aircraft is to get hangar space at the last possible time you can. In other words, building in your basement or any other room, even outside with a temporary canvas shelter, is far better than needing to drive to where your tools and such are. As Kent points out, some airports are difficult/unfriendly to homebuilders. You could keep on the waiting list, and just keep putting yourself at the bottom every time your name comes up.
  10. Yes, I now manage both. The Quickheads software needs a complete overhaul. I am trying to figure out how to maintain both sites. In the meantime I suggest sharing your build here in the Quickie sub-forums.
  11. Interesting engine and great walk-through! http://www.continental.aero/diesel/engines/cd155.aspx
  12. I did not know all that... thanks! There’s some mention of the Bateleur in another thread here.
  13. I am not selling my Tri-Q200 project, but do want to sell my unstarted Q2 kit which is in this post: I'm not doing the Q2 kit because I have since acquired this separate Tri-Q200 project/refurb shown in this thread. Once that's flying I will move back to my Cozy IV project.
  14. Jon Matcho

    Solitaire

    Looks like a Solitaire to me! I would very much like to see a plans-built option for the Solitaire, but there are not many examples at all to verify references. I suspect Ole and Kjeld had access to an actual Solitaire?
  15. @Stack and anyone else who might be interested in seeing a tour of a great example of a Quickie TriQ-200, I put the details up on the Calendar here for the Zoom meeting tomorrow (September 12th). This one is of particular interest to me as Jerry was the hangar mate of the builder of the TriQ-200 that I now have (to repair).

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