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About Jon Matcho

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    Canard Zone Member & Administrator
  • Birthday January 8

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    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.

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    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

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    United States
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    (732) 319-0666
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  1. ...and I of you! Sounds like a great set of visits!
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    Fly-in website: https://www.roughriver.org Rough River Accommodations: https://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/rough-river Fly-in Coordinator: Ryszard Zadow, ryszardzadow@att.net Airport: http://www.airnav.com/airport/2I3
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    Annual Field of Dreams Fly-in for Quickie builders and pilots. ALL EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT WELCOME! Point of Contact: Bruce Crain, 480-478-3670, e-mail: crainj@sbcglobal.net Airport: KWDG (Woodring Field) 1026 S 66th St Enid, OK 73701 https://fieldofdreamsreunion.weebly.com/
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    8th Annual Canards over Georgia Free BBQ Lunch Saturday, August 22nd, 10am-4pm Atlanta Regional Airport, Falcon Field Peachtree City, GA Airport: KFFC Parking at Hangar T4 Come and enjoy some good BBQ and hangar talk! Lunch is served at 11:30am. Also, you can do some shopping at Aircraft Spruce East and check out the Commemorative Air Force Museum.
  5. Mark Spedding is giving a walk-through of his Cozy IV project tonight. Click below or view the calendar for more details.
  6. Mark Spedding is hosting an online Zoom meeting on the progress of his Cozy Mark IV project. http://us02web.zoom.us/j/85395157930 Date and time: EDT: 7/31/2020 @ 8:00 PM CDT: 7/31/2020 @ 7:00 PM MDT: 7/31/2020 @ 6:00 PM PDT: 7/31/2020 @ 5:00 PM UTC: 8/1/2020 @ 12:00 AM
  7. You can find a copy of the Dragonfly Construction Manual here: I'll work on getting a proper set of templates for the airfoils and bulkheads, so until then you cannot build from these plans -- although they are still an interesting read.
  8. Version 1.0.0


    The Construction Manual for building a Dragonfly, a plans-built tandem wing aircraft similar to the Quickie Q2. Templates are not included.


  9. You can subscribe to the CSA/COBA here: https://canardowners.com/ The magazine was recently handed over from Terry Schubert to new owners, which gave the printed version a long overdue upgrade to a color format. There's something special about receiving a canard-specific magazine in the mail.
  10. I was mistaken. After some simple digging I do see that Dragonfly aircraft are listed to have lower stall speeds than Quickies and other comparable canards. That's surprising to me, but makes sense with the Dragonfly having a different wing altogether. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Dragonfly (stall speed shown is 55 MPH) https://dragonflylist.groups.io/g/main (stall speed shown is 48 MPH)
  11. I would like to take a look, although I suspect there would be full-size drawings that may not be included in what you have. Only way I know is to solicit to buy someone's used plans, or eBay. We could try that. You also have Dragonfly information here and on Facebook groups (although FB is a black hole). Building a Dragonfly is comparable to building a Cozy, at least a Long-EZ. If you think you can build a Dragonfly, I suggest you are able to build a Cozy if you want. The Dragonfly has similar flying qualities to the Q2, but a touch slower. All canards (and tandem wings; Qs and Dragonflys) have higher stall speeds, are faster in general, and require longer runways than conventional aircraft. Yah... that's an issue. I might be able to locate materials lists, but the idea is that you need to develop the materials list as you go through the plans. Maybe. I would like to create an Open-EZ version of the Dragonfly plans, but if Dart decided to wake up and do something, the plans would no longer be orphaned. By my definition, the Cozy Mark IV plans are orphaned. The only real support that's available is through "the community". Aircraft Spruce isn't giving tips or advice on building.
  12. Here's a good introduction to some things to look out for if you're looking to purchase a Long-EZ: https://www.kitplanes.com/buying-used-long-ez/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=KITPLANES+Weekly&utm_campaign=KP+Weekly+2020%2F07%2F28
  13. Jon Matcho

    West 105/209

    Ah, I found this note in the Gary Hunter slide: "Resins Shown in Shaded Rows are NOT approved for construction of Vari-Eze, Long-EZ’s or Cozy’s" Still, there’s not a citation for the source of this, but I trust what Gary and Marc have to say on the matter. No, MGS and Aeropoxy (and others) are fine with room-temperature cures (some folks have post-cured some parts by putting in a hot attic, etc., but that's very uncommon. There's really no need.
  14. They are no longer available. You would have to find a pre-owned. That's a broad statement that's most likely coming from the tail-dragger configuration of the Q1 and Q2/200s. I have flown a Tri-Q200 and was remarkably similar to flying an EZ -- VERY controllable. Yes, the wheels outboard at the wingtips have large moments and ask for a ground loop, but those that have them manage quite fine. Your impression must be related to the Dragonflys typically having gear that is more inboard than the Qs. You can also consider the tricycle configuration of the Tri-Qs. I don't believe that's the same aircraft company that once held the Dragonfly plans. I could be wrong. They were, and then Dart seemingly disappeared. I too would like to get a copy of Dragonfly plans.
  15. Jon Matcho

    West 105/209

    I vaguely recalled Nat approving it in one of his latter newsletters, but could find no evidence of that.

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