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    david D
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    VariEze

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  1. Mark I can't .... just yet! The Plane is down for repairs (just finished fixing the fuel tank). I'd like to scientifically approach the problem by remeasuring all the numbers first, then work from there. That is now that I know what I didn't know (have a manual for my parts). I have to get the plane back to the airport so I can start it. Dee
  2. Kent I do like the fact that you used effectively using 2 moped batteries to solve your problem. And thanks for the spec. FYI: I'm also sporting a brand new BC alternator. question: isn't the UB12080 (12V 8Ah) not 18Ah? Dee
  3. Kent what battery are you using? Just curious
  4. Kent I just checked - I have a B & C's LR-3 voltage regulator. SO that I don';t mis quote the other guy. Our regulators are putting out 14.4V and the Odessey needs 14.6V to charge.
  5. Hi, I have a Odessey PC680 I purchased for my Varieze. Come to find out that it is not being charged by my Electrical system (puts out 13.2V). I got told by a friend with a cozy (and a Ossey PC680) he had the same problem. In his investigation he found out was that the Odessey PC680 needed 14.6V to charge it (don't hit me - what I'm told). My question is, what batteries are folks using out their in your Variezes, longeze's, Cozy's. Really not trying to recreate the wheel. That fit the bill of reasonably light and can crank. Also charge with 13.4V applied. Thanks Dee
  6. Hello Kevin Walsh I have a slow tank leak that is emerging from the bottom corner where the spar and strak meet. I came across Kevins Walsh fix that he posted in response to S. Cambells posting of "fuel tank" (topic message# 108414). Unfortunately, I had several questions. Also, I was looking for some guidance here. First question, would you (Kevin W.) change or handle the leak any differently from what you did to fix your plane, Cozy IV (having had a year to further think on it). Question 2: when you fixed your 10" square hole, could you tell me how you did it. Did you re-install the foam? how did you glass the inside of the patch to seal it? Question 3: Is it possible to instead of making a 10" square incision. Just Widen the gas cap enough that you could stick your hand in the tank to do the repair and be able to see inside it. Are there bigger fuel caps? Re: Fuel Tank Kevin R. Walsh 8/24/20 #108414 On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 8:21 AM Steve Campbell via groups.io <campb001=umn.edu@groups.io> wrote: I had a problem on my right tank where when the tank was completely full, in a climb, it would wick from the strake to fuselage seam at the top, through the foam to a 1/8" diameter channel that I had put through to run the coax for my fuel level sensor, then into the rear cockpit as a drip-drip-drip. I would suggest that there is no magical cure here. You need to find the leak and properly patch it with EZ87 or whatever epoxy you used for your tanks. In my case I ended up cutting a ~10" square hole in the strake top to access the corner, which had been insufficiently smeared with wet flox when originally. I sanded down that intersection and put a nice EZ87 and flox fillet in there, and it has been perfect since then. -- Kevin
  7. I had a problem on my right tank where when the tank was completely full, in a climb, it would wick from the strake to fuselage seam at the top, through the foam to a 1/8" diameter channel that I had put through to run the coax for my fuel level sensor, then into the rear cockpit as a drip-drip-drip. I would suggest that there is no magical cure here. You need to find the leak and properly patch it with EZ87 or whatever epoxy you used for your tanks. In my case I ended up cutting a ~10" square hole in the strake top to access the corner, which had been insufficiently smeared with wet flox when originally. I sanded down that intersection and put a nice EZ87 and flox fillet in there, and it has been perfect since then. -- Kevin
  8. Hello I have a slow tank leak that is emerging from the bottom corner where the spar and strak meet. I came across Kevins Walsh fix that he posted in response to Cambells posting of "fuel tank" (topic# 108413). Unfortunately, I had several questions. Also, I was looking for some guidance here. First question, would you change or handle the leak any differently from what you did to fix your plane (having had a year to further think on it). Question 2: when you fixed your 10" square hole, could you tell me how you did it. Did you re-install the foam? how did you glass the inside of the patch to seal it? Question 3: Is it possible to instead of making a 10" square incision. Just Widen the gas cap enough that you could stick your hand in the tank to do the repair and be able to see inside it. Are there bigger fuel caps?
  9. I need to change my landing gear on my Vari-Ez. I was looking to buy/get a Long-Ez landing gear. Can someone point me in the right direction as to were to find one.
  10. I was refering to the extension (bump) at the center of the canard. Is that piece structural? Most pics of variezes with batteries up front don't have the bump
  11. Sorry I did not see the questions My variEz has: I have a franklin sport engine brand new. I also have electric ignition and and 2 magnetos. I have an Ellison throttle body for fuel flow. I also have electric nose gear. My empty weight is 715#
  12. I have a franklin sport. The new 4 cylinder 135Hp engine to replace the O-200 and the 65Hp engines Thanks Mark
  13. I would really like to convert my variEz to electric. Has Anyone done this? Does any one know or recommend an aircraft electric engines that produce 60 Hp

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