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Jon Matcho

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  1. Hi Tim! Kent covered your other questions, but yes, presently you need printed plans. TERF offers these, but are not yet available as part of the Open-EZ download. This is a key point. Burt has specifically asked for any Long-EZs build outside of RAF support to be NOT registered as a "Long-EZ". We should all respect that and is why new planes should be called something else, such as an Open-EZ, Xerox-EZ, Tim-EZ, etc.
  2. Kent, try to think of the Canard Zone as a "sanctuary" from all the noise that's out there. Enjoy your time off and I look forward to your future posts whenever works out best for you. Sincerely, Jon
  3. So why post against the forum's guidelines?! You can find the link at the bottom of every page on this site. Here's the particular guideline I am referring to: I left your thank you there in appreciation of Kent's posts, otherwise it would have been deleted.
  4. This issue has been resolved. Everything is working fine. Please post something. Say hi. Share a status update on your project. Have a nice day. 🙂
  5. Good to "see" you Hat! There's progress brewing in the land of the Open-EZ. Interest seems to be picking up just a bit these days, which I personally find inspirational and has me interested in taking it to the next step. How's life in SoCal?
  6. There has been a problem since Friday, May 15th with outbound email delivery. This affects notifications, registrations, password reset requests, etc. -- anything involving an email. I have been told by the platform that, "We are aware of an ongoing issue at the present time. We are working to get this resolved as soon as possible." I will keep everyone posted as soon as I hear myself. Jon
  7. Dustin, welcome to the forum. Please re-read the Rules and Guidelines for the forum, particularly this part: "1. Civility and Respect. If you cannot be as nice and courteous as one would expect from an in-person conversation with a stranger and their children, then please move along to somewhere else on the Internet; abusive behavior and personal attacks will not be tolerated here. Moderators will delete (not edit) the offending post." This is sarcasm. Your response, which has been redacted, is against this forum's guidelines.
  8. Yes. Here's a better break-down: Plans You can get a copy of anyone's plans. RAF used to refer to these as "Xerox EZs". You can acquire the TERF CD. The Open-EZ does not yet include actual plan text. Drawings These were originally provided in printed form, to scale, from RAF as part of Long-EZ plans. The Open-EZ drawings are these. The TERF CD does not include scale drawings. Canard Pusher Newsletters These contain all the plans changes while RAF was in business. You need to question how someone else came to the CAD model that was sent to you. To so so, they'd have to account for all of the above. For example, the Open-EZ drawings allow you to define the airfoil shape, but do not provide you with information on how many layers of fiberglass are to be used to cover them, and for the winglets, the angles they are to be canted inward. I am always concerned about seeing things in 3D CAD where the typical reaction immediately seems to be "oh that's better than anything", but it's just not if the translation from the original source is flawed or in any way. Make sense?
  9. Interesting. I verified the limit per post is set to be 50MB. Let me know if you have any issues and I'll be happy to review.
  10. Justin, that's nice work! How did you acquire and maintain those skills? Yes, which is why I pointed Ary to that page as soon as I learned of what he was doing. The simple answer would have been this: Download and print the Open-EZ drawings. Make the corrections shown in red on 3 sheets. Follow the instructions. Ary just went overboard for no additional value to these steps (although I see nothing wrong with what he did).
  11. Justin, Ary is mistaken in that there are NO scaling issues with the drawings as you can see from this explanation: https://www.canardzone.com/forums/topic/20540-important-update-regarding-open-ez-rev-5-templates
  12. Nice work! What tools do you use to make all that happen? I'll take a look at that to see how to increase without going breaking the bank here.
  13. I was thinking the same thing. OR, Brian, just proceed with your approach but only using half container (forget the acetone technique). Done right you can pop the half off and then prep and do the other one. Look into simple fiberglass mold making. You'll then know how to make wheel pants, baggage pods, and cowlings.
  14. FWIW, the execution appears to be rather good. The design just needs some help. 🙂
  15. Your drawing is similar to the Ligeti Stratos, which did fly.
  16. If you set those stations up at their proper dimensions and coordinates, you could recreate the kit fuselage.
  17. Ah... still, you can probably work around that. It may go more slowly to get someone to look at the project, but I'd think it would be possible if you put the question out there when you're ready. There's a lot of distance available in a hangar. The closer a project is to finish (or flying) the more essential it is to have an inspection. Projects come up all the time, so patience is the key.
  18. If you can share a bit more you may be able to get more advise... what are the current circumstances?
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  20. Version 1.0.0

    This complete information package contains everything you need to start building your very own single seat Quickie. This combination product contains the following: Quickie Construction Plans A PDF copy of all 20 chapters of the original Quickie Aircraft Corporation plans for the Single Seat Quickie. Scanned from a clean original paper copy, the pictures and text are crystal clear. Quickie Large Template Sheets PDF copies of all of the original foam part templates for the Single Seat Quickie. These can be printed full scale and used to produce the construction jigs, main wing, canard, tail, and fuselage bulkheads. Quickie LS1 Canard Templates and Instructions The instructions and Templates will allow you to upgrade the canard on your Single Seat Quickie from the original GU airfoil to the "new" LS1-0417Mod airfoil. You won't have to worry about loss of lift due to rain or bug contamination, and the build tolerances are less critical. Quickie DXF File Format Templates All of the templates mentioned above in AutoCAD DXF file format. These will allow you to use a CNC cutter to precisely cut your foam parts, and jigging assemblies. Quickie Pilot Manual This is a PDF copy of the original Single Seat Quickie Pilot's Operating Manual as originally supplied by Quickie Aircraft Corporation. Quickie Flight Simulator Model for X-plane 9.2+ This is a digital version of Terry Crouch's award winning Q1. Now you can fly it before you even build it. Buy this complete package and save over 40%: If you were to buy each of these products individually it would cost you $167.75. You get them all here in one shot for just $99!

    $99.00

  21. Does everyone see the Downloads tab at the top of the screen? If not please let me know.
  22. So charge $50 for your model! Or... maybe the basic model for free and for anyone wanting to get serious, $50 or even $99/$100! As you point out, there's nothing about airplanes that resembles "free".
  23. That's hardly any fault of X-Plane's. @vezePilot wow Curt, just trying to have a conversation on modern-day flight simulators. Sorry if you found any of it offensive, but that was not the intent. No part of this is me suggesting that X-Plane is not viable. I am only mentioning that MSFS is worth looking at.
  24. Yes, but someone will eventually make a canard-type aircraft in MSFS. I was only suggesting to consider jumping on a train that will undoubtedly have a lot of momentum and exposure (and one that I and others are predicting will be better). What makes you think that the MSFS files are proprietary? You're stuck in the "old Microsoft" mindset, where they were indeed "borderline evil". Google and Apple are steadily taking the proprietary throne these days while Microsoft has been remarkably open since 2014. I have no problem paying you or anyone a fair amount of money for a good product. Austin Meyer, X-Plane founder, does exactly this many times over and has the toys to prove it. I thoroughly disagree with that as does Lockheed Martin, who took the MSFS engine to build their own professional flight simulation and training product (Prepar3D). I am not saying there's no value in X-Plane and all that's been done with it for "real" flight simulation -- I will probably run it and appreciate your renewed interest in updating your models! Time will tell and I hope the new MSFS 2020 product is absolutely amazing. In the meantime, I am buying new PC hardware, monitors, and a video card to support the system requirements for BOTH the upcoming X-Plane and MSFS products.

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