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Hangar Flying / Auto Fuel
« on: April 28, 2008, 11:17:55 AM »
Does anybody know for sure what brand supplies their gas without alcolhol in it.

Some driver I hear have used auto fuel in thier EZ's for several years. I would like to know what brands they found without the alcolhol

Hangar Flying / Whats happening here?
« on: April 25, 2008, 05:02:05 PM »
I still cannot get into the pictures from the April newsletter and passwords.

There has not been much activity here either. Time to step up.

By the way any news on the Two Canard Aviator forums. They ain't up either.

Maybe everyone is at the airport.

Hangar Flying / Canard Empty Weights
« on: February 01, 2008, 12:17:31 PM »
Earlier I posted on another forum, a messsage calling for a survey of canard empty weights. The result was that information started pouring in. The initial information is really astounding and the results will be posted but I need a larger profile.

This is what I need. Type of plane, Vari, Long, Cozy. E racer etc.
Empty weight, Engine and any comments on how its decked out, nose lift, long nose, electric trim, battery size etc, anything that adds to the overall weight.

I have lots of Long EZ's and a few vari EZ's reporting in. Unfortunately
no Cozy's of any kind or other canards. If you have any of these planes I could use your data.

The idea is not to draw any scientific conclusions but to gather a comparitive data base to see where you stand or if your building, what to add to your plane.

It doesn't take that much time. Send me an e-mail to or

Hangar Flying / Engine baffles
« on: January 16, 2008, 04:52:27 PM »
I am going to rebuild my engine baffles and am looking for for a copy
of the original drawings. I have the standard, not the sport flight cowls

I park outside and it is a little too cold to be tearing into the engine just now.

I could wait until spring and copy the
existing ones but I am looking for a winter project to get done before the spring.

I would appreciate any help I could get. Even if all you have is tracings of the original drawings.

I could not find them on the open EZ drawings

I tried to get an answer on the other forums so far but nothing yet


Hangar Flying / Fuel hose questions for the A&P's
« on: March 03, 2007, 04:02:45 PM »
I have a question on fuel lines.

I have been using the Aeroquip  303 hoses for fuel lines and they have been on for 20 years.

They seem fine but is there a replacement schedule?

How long should they be good for?

I have no problem in replacing these.

Hangar Flying / Speed brake
« on: March 02, 2007, 01:02:28 PM »
I have a couple of questions to those who use the electric speed brakes.

How fast are they to deploy? 1 second, 2, 3 or more?

How much force is needed to push the speed brake down.

I am looking at some linear motors.

There is a speedbrake kit out there, but the price is close to $500.

A 4" stroke linear motor can be had for $120 w/limit switches but the time and force needs to be reconciled.

Hangar Flying / Update on Long EZ speed with O-235 L2C
« on: June 10, 2006, 05:36:18 PM »
I now have over 10 hours on the rebuilt engine. I didn't post this earlier but three weeks ago it was a calm overcast day, no wind, no turbulance.

I opened her up to WOT and after several retrims to keep the nose down
I was showing just over 151 Kts, indicated, 72 degree day at 2500 MSL.

It just keeps geting better. Maybe with a few things to clean up drag I can get another few Kts.

Hangar Flying / Nose Lifts
« on: January 26, 2006, 10:26:24 AM »
For those of you with operating nose lifts what is your routine?

Do you get into the plane and let the lift do it's work or.....

Do you stand outside and and then let it lift up?

Comments appreciated


Hangar Flying / Cleveland Brakes
« on: January 08, 2006, 11:04:08 AM »
Is it possible to buy parts for the Clevland brake sets?

For example new "O"Rings or pistons. I have not seen a breakdown from AS or Wicks to this effect

Hangar Flying / Black stuff on prop
« on: August 30, 2005, 10:09:11 AM »
Maybe someone can tell me what this is. I just had the engine overhauled about 10 hours ago. O 235 L2C

I came back from flying Sunday with some very sooty black spatters on the prop. I didn't think much about it at the time and didn't have a rag so I went back yesterday to clean it off.

Then the surprise. The black would not rub off with solvent or avgas. It was almost like it was imbeded in the surface. So I took a pocketknife and started scraping. Some came off real easy and some not so easy.

My exhaust comes out of the cowl and points directly toward the prop.  It was a warm day and I am still running the engine full rich.

The spatter covers an area about 8 inches along each blade. The spread is even or about what you would expect from the prop hitting small droplets of pitch black paint.  I'm sure they have come out of the exhaust but I cannot imagine from what.

Has anyone seen this or something similar?

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