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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Long EZ N104EZ for sale - new price point.
« on: March 17, 2016, 12:20:43 PM »
Transition was pretty simple. The planes are extremely stable and easy to land but you need hard runway and fairly long compared to a Cessna or Piper.
My insurance required 10 hours of transition training from a CFI familiar with the canard aircraft.
I have pitch and roll trim so the plane does fly hands off.
Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

For Sale/Wanted / Long EZ N104EZ for sale - new price point.
« on: January 20, 2016, 01:40:45 PM »
As we say, the only constant is change.
It is now time to get serious about selling my great Long EZ
When I posted this a couple of years ago I was asking $27,000.00 and actually had it sold for that when I decided to keep it.
Beagle says that price is still in the ball park but Bill (Duck) Oertel says that now $22,000.00 would be a proper price. Of course, I would look at reasonable offers. REASONABLE offers.
The plane is at Chino Airport and is hangared.

Plane built in 1999
Here are the specs as far as I know them.

Empty weight = 880#

Max weight = 1600# per the data book/ I wouldn't want to be that heavy.

Lycoming 0235 L2C - 118 HP

My cruise speed = 140 kts GPS speed over the ground at 7000 +/- feet

fuel burn 5.75-6 GPH. That # has held steady since I have owned the plane.

fuel: 26 gal per side = 52 gal total. I usually put 15-16 gal in each side which gives me 5 + hours of fuel landing with no less than 1 hour fuel on board. That is my personal minimum.

353.7 hours on top o/h.

Same hours on prop as far as I know.

The prop is a Bruce Tift wooden laminate.

I think that's about all I can answer. Simple plane, really. I have all the original plans and log books for the engine and airframe.

Here is a link to a SkyDrive folder which includes both photos from after I first purchased the plane and then later when I took my next door neighbor girl for a local flight. 
These show the instrument panel and other things, such as the windows in the back strake for the passenger.

Here is a link to a YouTube video which was taken by one of my business partners with his father in law, who is a pilot and owned a flight school in the Philippines. This video also includes some photo shots/ still pictures.


For Sale/Wanted / Flying Long EZ for sale
« on: December 31, 2012, 11:32:00 PM »
This is an update from a previous post. Happy New Year.
Flying and fun Long EZ with Lycoming 0235 L2C. 330 hours on airframe and since Top OH, 2035 total time. Annual is now due which could serve as part of your pre purchase inspection.
Bruce Tift laminated wooden prop 60X66. Long rudders, standard GU canard. Nav lights, instrument panel lights. Starter, alternator.
Flies easily and straight. Well built and well balanced.
Light smoke tint canopy with gas cylinder.
Passenger plexiglass strake windows.
Panel: Airspeed, Attitude Indicator, turn coordinator, heading indicator, VSI, Altimeter, combo EGT/ CHT, combo  oil temp/ oil pressure, vacuum gauge, lighted w/ rheostat
Radios: Comm & navigation digital flip/flop with nav mode selector, glideslope and 2 place intercom.
digital mode C transponder
Wheel pants installed  but not totally finished. Airframe still in primer over basecoat.
This is a flying aircraft and has been hangared at CNO (Chino) since purchase.
Here are links to pictures and a YouTube Video.
It can be yours for $27,500.00
Harry Thomas N104EZ
David Orr at has seen the plane and has more information.
Canardian A&P Bill Oertel is also familiar with the plane.

I may know somebody who could help, but he doesn't monitor this forum any longer.
Please send your email address and I will see if I can forward your message to him.
Harry Thomas
Long EZ 104EZ, Chino

Hangar Flying / Operating Limitations
« on: April 22, 2007, 12:31:39 AM »
Hi, Barney.  Yes, they are required.  They seem keen on making sure that us experimental guys have our stage 2 op limits.
Yes, they will see your plane on the ramp one day and ask for them.  I picked up a passenger at Hayward (HWD) to go to Reno (RNO) and had to show them to the FAA inspector, who was actually checking out some planes in another area.  He saw my EZ and decided to check me out.  The first thing he asked was if I had my stage 2 operating limitations, then proceeded to check out the rest of the plane.  He was actually a decent guy and helpful, but he COULD have been a real pain.  Fortunately for me and my passenger, he wasn't.  If you don't have your operating limitations, your plane is considered unairworthy and therefore would/ could be grounded until you get them.  

Harry Thomas
Long EZ N 104EZ, Chino (CNO) - aka, Canard Central.  Yes, I am going to Flo's tomorrow for breakfast!!

Hangar Flying / IE 7 on forum
« on: March 03, 2007, 05:13:32 PM »
My default browser is IE 7, but I personally use Firefox.  I can get onto the forum with either one, no problem.  
Since my wife is familiar with IE7 and prefers no changes ever in her life, I let her merilly go on with IE, while I use FF.  
Makes me happy and keeps her not mad at me for changing something.

This didn't really answer your questions, but my suggestion would be to check security.  I know the site is tweaked for Firefox.  

Harry Thomas

Hangar Flying / This forum is becoming useless
« on: September 05, 2006, 12:33:07 AM »
I have a friend who manages several websites with bulletin boards that look much like this one.  He has people sign up and approves them for posting.  Prior to his approval, they cannot post a message.  He also controls or removes them if they post something inappropriate.  I am sure such a system would work on this forum.  I am certain that his filter, if you wish to call it that, is common commercially available software and may even come as part of the bulletin board.

I agree this forum is too valuable to let sick scum bags ruin it for all of us.

Harry Thomas
LE 104EZ, Chino, CA

Hangar Flying / New buyer of a LongEZ asking for any info
« on: July 09, 2006, 11:10:34 PM »
Quote from: "alcornl"
Thank you very much for the information.  I'm going up next week to look at it and I'll let you all know how it works out.

Before buying any EZ type aircraft, especially if not really familiar with the type, I would check with the Canard guru, David (Beagle) Orr.  
His email address is:  David knows virtually every canard available for sale and can help steer you to a well built and maintained aircraft, as well as suggest those where you may NOT wish to put your $$$ down.  

I was very fortunate with my purchase, but I also had a very knowledgable canard builder and A&P go with me to inspect the plane.  I hope that same person will be available in addition to David on my next purchase.

Regards and good luck
Harry Thomas
LE 104EZ Chino, CA - CNO

Hangar Flying / Bugs
« on: June 21, 2006, 09:53:42 PM »
I read the "bounce" sheet ideas and thought I would give it a try on my car which went too many miles in too few days through too many bugs.  I just had time to do the windshield, but want to say that the bounce sheets worked really great.  
Cheap, easily obtained, works great.  That is what this forum is designed for.
One suggestion: rinse the sheets throroughly before using, or you will get a really messy soap film, which you will then have to use additional water to clean off.  I will let you figure out how I know that.

Thanks again for the tip.

Regards to all
Harry Thomas
LE 104EZ, Chino, CA

Hangar Flying / Zap these scumbags
« on: June 10, 2006, 01:20:09 PM »
I don't know anything about how to run a bulletin board like this, but my friend, who does, says he can block out undesirable users.  Of course, they can register again using another name/ login id.
Maybe we should set up some kind of verification access/ recommendation from a current member before they can post.  
I agree, for somebody doing this as a service to all of us to have to take the extra time to work through this is a pain in the neck, and I thank you in advance for all of us.
Harry Thomas
LE 104EZ, Chino - CNO

Hangar Flying / Banner ads?
« on: December 18, 2005, 01:26:08 AM »
The banner ads on the top of the main page only are not a problem for me and if they help financially, even a small amount, that is ok with me.

Thanks for the work you do.  
Harry Thomas

Hangar Flying / GPS for PDA
« on: December 17, 2005, 04:03:54 PM »
I have the Controlvision Anywhere Map.  To my knowledge, it works ONLY with the Pocket PC (Microsoft) platform.  As always, double check with the AWM people to verify.
The unit works great, the clarity is superb, the size of the display is larger than most of the single use only GPS units with which I am familiar.  It offers many modes of program and information.  Plus, I get the use of a fully functional PDA for a lot less than what some of the other manufacturers want for a stand alone GPS.  
The people have been very good to work with, and they have always answered my questions.
They even suggested where I could get my HP Ipaq repaired after it went out of warranty and was less than what HP wanted to do it directly and the work was done professionally and in a timely manner.  
In my opinion, they have the best program out there and give the best support.  
Harry Thomas
CNO - Long EZ

Hangar Flying / Deleting posts
« on: July 27, 2005, 10:13:15 AM »
Thank you, Mr. hard working moderator for deleting and hopefully disabling posts from that individual.  Nobody needs that.

LongEZdriver Harry T.

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