Cozy Construction Chapters.
Welcome to my Cozy Web Page!
In these pages I plan to chronicle the building of my very own Cozy Mark IV. With all the trials and tribulations that goes alone with a life long dream of flying my very own aircraft.
Hello my name is Dave Barnes currently living in Houston Texas.
The first three chapters are very good and a must do, but I do not have a lot to show. Below is the bookend, the lines are from a marker I used to layout the size of cloth needed to cover the foam, I was learning :-)
I got a practice kit from Wicks that follows what you have in the Cozy manual with some extras.
As I was learning about epoxy I build the balance tool. It work just fine but I found out the a scale to weigh out the epoxy works better.
Confidence lay-up, was the first part I was able to test. It held all my weight and them some with out any damage. WOW!
The picture is of my father who loved to fish.
It was very educational and surprising as to how strong it is.
What ever you do have fun is the number one thing!
This is my shop in the front of my three car garage, I had it built with an extra 10 feet so I ended up with a 13X32 shop. Take the cars out and I've got a 30 X 32 shop to finish the really big parts.
Glass cutting table.
Holding both BID and UNI glass on a slotted rack. This allows me to pull as much glass down on the table as I need, still keeping them clean and fiber straight. UPDATE - with all the glass cutting I've had to change out the table top. Used partial board.
Glass table closed and out of the way.
This site was last updated 05/21/14