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Hangar Flying / What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« on: May 17, 2009, 07:22:30 PM »
It looks like I took another hose clamp throught the prop...I will pull the cowls and see if it was mine...this time I have a slice 1/4" in the leading edge. What product would you smart folks advise to fill it.



Hangar Flying / Re: 2009 Canards de Mayo program announcement
« on: May 03, 2009, 10:51:44 PM » Don, How did it all work out?

Can't believe the weather..geez.


Hangar Flying / Re: 2009 Canards de Mayo program announcement
« on: May 01, 2009, 08:14:17 AM »

Really crunching the weather right now to see if we can make it from Eugene...thanks for all the work you are doing!

Sorry to hear about your engine...glad you are safe.

Dave and Pam

Hangar Flying / Re: Light speed ignition installed
« on: April 23, 2009, 09:46:46 AM »
Thanks for the info...can you give me more detail on the components that failed you?


Hangar Flying / Light speed ignition installed
« on: April 22, 2009, 06:36:59 PM »
Flew light speed ignition last night for the first time..biggest noticeable change is really smooth starts and low speed idle.

You Boeing guys will like this link:


Hangar Flying / Re: Canards de Mayo 2009
« on: April 03, 2009, 08:22:18 AM »

Thanks again. Pam and I are really wanting to be there but won't know until last minute.

Hope to see you.

Dave and Pam

Hangar Flying / harmonic between 120 -135 knots
« on: March 19, 2009, 07:34:50 PM »
I have been trying to identify the cause of a harmonic that occurs between 120 & 135 knots in my Long EZ.... it is a "Waaaaaba  waaaaba waaaaaba" sound that comes and goes with change in airspeed.

I noticed it more when I went from a 3" extension to a 8" extension. Yesterday I flew it with the 3" extension and it was much less pronounced...went back to the 8" today and it is much louder and the audible range is greater..

It is not in the controls...nothing shaking on the stick..

I think that it is the sound of the prop as it goes through the disturbed airflow of the a/c.

My goal today was to fly to 5,000 to 7,000'  over the airport and stop the prop and see if I could recreate the sound...the deck was a 2,200 today so no luck on that.

Will report back...would appreciate your thoughts or similar experiences.



Hangar Flying / Re: Flying over Canada?
« on: March 18, 2009, 09:26:39 PM »
The last 2X I crossed I called from the ground in Canada (after the 2 hour notice etc.) and they agent simply gave me a # to write down...never met a person...going the other way ...a little different..

Hangar Flying / Re: Flying over Canada?
« on: March 17, 2009, 04:08:12 PM »
aopa has good info on this..

Hangar Flying / Re: Long EZ vs Varieze. What's your take?
« on: March 11, 2009, 07:46:42 PM »
Common Joe...once more...with feeling....(good to hear ya as always)


Hangar Flying / Re: Long EZ vs Varieze. What's your take?
« on: March 09, 2009, 10:23:31 PM »
There both great... I would recommend going to a canard gathering and seeing for yourself. Think about Columbia 1st weekend in May...The long gives the option of packing enough gear for 2 people to camp without pods..including tent and pads and sleeping bag...this was a requirement for me when we bought.

A vari is a tight squeeze but cool plane for sure...

Good luck with you quest.


Hangar Flying / Re: Canards de Mayo 2009
« on: March 04, 2009, 08:08:18 PM »

Thanks for doing it again...we will do our best to make it weather and business permitting.

Take Care,

Dave and Pam

Hangar Flying / Re: Book of Canards
« on: January 31, 2009, 10:02:20 AM »
Excellent. The best Canard photos I have seen assembled. Bravo.


Hangar Flying / Re: Fire. My plane is burning ~ Yesterday
« on: January 28, 2009, 08:11:37 AM »
I have learned that a contributing factor to my induction fire is that the needle that is seated in the acceleration port is missing in my carburetor. My A&P says that it is a challenge to repair this because of soldering dissimilar metals. Anyone have any ideas as to who might make this type of repair? Thanks in advance. Dave

Hangar Flying / Fire. My plane is burning ~ Yesterday
« on: January 19, 2009, 07:33:15 PM »
My plane is burning..

When it is cold out I usually stand next to the Long Ez and warm it up with the nose in the down position. I do this out of habit because my old battery was pretty weak and after extended cranking I would have to prop it by hand.

So...there I was...cranking away, because there is no primer in my plane I pump the throttle to actuate the accelerator pump and squirt some fuel into the system...usually works like a charm...the sun was shining and I was anxious to hear it fire so I pumped a little more vigorously then usual....crank crank pump pump crank pump crank pump crank pump....boof....boof?

I looked back and saw fuel burning on the ground beneath the scoop....hmmm better move my plane forward...did...looked again and noticed there were flames inside the scoop...crap...what now?...hmmm. I remember in my flight the event of an induction fire CRANK THE ENGINE and it will suck the fire out....I did and it did...I have some black on my cowl and will pull my air cleaner the next time I am down to the hangar to see if anything got torched ...but it appears I got away clean on this one...

What did I learn?

1) Had I been in the a/c I might not have noticed quickly enough and it could have gotten really bad really quickly. For cold starts I will always warm it up with the nose down 1st standing outside so that I can see and react will re-start easily after having been run for a minute or so..

2) no pumping without cranking...NO PUMPING WITHOUT CRANKING...cause if you pump without the suction of the engine the fuel will follow gravity...make sense?

3) Would I have remembered to turn off the fuel shut off if it had gotten out of hand...hope so

I offer this to add to the collective,


Dave in Eugene

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