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Bryan Dover

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About Bryan Dover

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  • Real Name (Public)
    Bryan
  • Location (Public)
    Spring Hill

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  • Plane
    VariEze
  • Plane (Other/Details)
    O-235-C1B
  • Plans Number
    654
  • Chapter
    in progress
  1. Update; I got a voicemail from a product specialist at Endurance Technologies, he said to immerse the product in hot water and if it didn't return to a liquid that they would send me a replacement. So, I got a large pot of water to almost boiling and set the container in it for about 30 minutes, presto! it's as good as new. Lesson learned.
  2. I ordered 5 gallons of Ez Poxy and 1 1/2 gallons of hardener back in April of this year. I'm just now getting around to using it. I have three cans of hardener, two 83 (medium) and one 87 (slow). The 87 is for construction of the strakes. I opened the 87 can first and it had the same color and consistency as apple butter. It was about 60 degrees in the garage so I thought perhaps it just need to be warmed up. Then I get to looking at the label, it has a manufacture date of 2014...hmmm. I take it in the house and get the can nice and warm, still I could turn it upside down and the hardener will stay in the can. I pick up a can of 87 and shake it, the contents slosh around as in liquid form. I go to the manufacturers website, Endurance Technologies, it seems Ez Poxy has a shelf life of two years from date of manufacture, it's also stated on the pail of epoxy. The 5 gallon pail has no date of manufacture, just a "Lot" number. One can of 83 hardener has a date of manufacture of 11/30/16 and an expiration date of 11/30/17 (1 year ??) One can of 83 hardener has no dates at all. The can of 87 hardener has a manufacture date of 04/06/14 (no expiration date listed but assumed to be one year, right?) I contacted Aircraft Spruce the day before Thanksgiving via email, I was told a product specialist would contact me, four or five days later no contact. I followed up and Josh Solis contacted me, stated he was reaching out to Endurance Technologies for answers. He said the product was good for 1 year from date of shipment, sent me pictures of invoices and PO numbers where Aircraft Spruce had ordered the product from Endurance. He said it was my responsibility to verify product condition on receipt and so on and so forth. This was last Wednesday 11/29/17, still no answers. This is my position; The 87 hardener was 2 years expired when shipped, one can of 87 only had 7 months of useful (shelf) life remaining. I will take the hit if I have to and buy another can of hardener from Aircraft Spruce because I am committed to using EZ Poxy at this point but I doubt very seriously I will do business with Aircraft Spruce again. Am I right or wrong?
  3. I think that is a splendid idea. I joined the "Rutan LongEz and Varieze" Facebook group mainly to gather all the information possible. My gripe with Facebook is they run script every time I log in and after a few minutes my browsing slows to a crawl, like a dial up crawl. I have to recycle my browser to stop the script.
  4. This sounds like a raw deal at best and at worse a scam. If your group is so successful and wealthy why don't you just buy yourself a airplane? They can be had for as little as a measly $15k.
  5. Please contact me if you have one or know of someone that has one for sale. Thanks! dover1525 att net
  6. I don't really remember the website but the ad was up literally for years, it wasn't a airplane website. I can remember seeing it like five years prior and thinking if I were closer I would go look at it. I really didn't expect the project would still be on the market or it wouldn't be worth the effort but it turned out to be close enough to me that it wouldn't matter after I moved from South Carolina to Tennessee in 2013. I just finished sorting all my hardware, building some new fixtures for the fuselage and a fiberglass cloth rack, everything is cleaned and safely stored. Bought some EZ Poxy/hardner, respirator, epoxy pump, ect. I was pleasantly surprised to find all the Brock hardware was there, mostly in duplicate, except for the gear crank handle and carburetor heat box..
  7. Hello, my name is Bryan. I've always dreamed of owning/flying a Rutan canard airplane. I purchased a LongEz project back in the 90's, a fuselage on the gear, but made no progress due to a career change, I finally sold it. I often wonder if the fellow I sold it to ever completed it, problem is I can't remember his name. I think the SN was 1989, not sure. Anyhow, I'm married, no children and CSMEL with instrument privileges. I've flow a variety of airplanes but I learned when I flew for a living it became a job. That takes all the fun out of it. I browse the internet every day for airplanes that perhaps I could afford to own. I came across an ad at a obscure website where a man was advertising a couple of Varieze's in his basement that he needed to move. It was within a 150 miles so I called him and arranged to meet so I could see what he had. I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of dormant projects complete with all the hardware, foam and glass that was needed to complete both planes, plus some spares. (no engines, avionics, a few instruments) We negotiated a deal and I picked everything up this past Friday, 02.17.17. I believe I can have one flying in a year. I'm sure I will have lots of questions during that period so I will be on here often. I joined the local EAA chapter, haven't been to a meeting yet. I need a DAR inspection to get my repairman's certificate. Already reserved N555BD. I took a few photo's http://www.fototime.com/users/dover1525@att.net/Projecte%20Varieze%20-%2002.18.17

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