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Hangar Flying / Re: Long ez gear wanted
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:02:15 PM »
They are in the process of changing hands - with a little work I found the right e-mail in the interim
gregory.andronaco at gmail dot com

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Hangar Flying / Re: Where is that "New" molded fuselage?
« on: October 18, 2016, 10:57:50 PM »
Sure - get in touch

David at CanardFinder dot net

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Send me an e-mail and I'll supply a list of all known Cozy IVs around you.

David Orr

david at canardfinder dot net

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For Sale/Wanted / Re: SQ2000
« on: August 23, 2016, 05:01:33 PM »
I can look through my database and send a list of all known SQ2000 builders so you can check with any of them for plans, etc.

Beagle

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Hangar Flying / Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« on: August 11, 2016, 01:25:32 AM »
any more photographs on the Osh show?

Beagle

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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking for a propeller
« on: August 04, 2016, 10:00:18 PM »
I keep lists of propellers by engine size and aircraft...get in touch.  David at CanardFinder dot net.

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Hangar Flying / Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« on: July 31, 2016, 12:12:07 AM »
How'd it go - is there a website update somewhere?

Beagle

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Hangar Flying / Re: PSRU
« on: July 31, 2016, 12:10:54 AM »
I can list the guys who have Mazda Rotaries for you, (I also worked for Mazda for 22 years) and I can list those with the 20B engines I know about.  They may have some advice.  My advice is that auto engines, great for cars, are so experimental that Burt Rutan preached against them (after working with Bede where the lack of a good aviation engine ended the popularity of that aircraft).   I track people who build and finish and fly and it is pretty clear that auto engines add about a year to the build, adds months and reconfiguration time to the test period and cause more dead sticks than the Lycosaurus, as the auto group prefers.  Sadly, they also end up in the for sale columns, dropping in price well below the Lycoming engined ones, sometimes down to half of the O-320 Long EZs.  I also find that people who hear my advice ignore me on this one.  So I don't mind listing all the Mazda rotary guys or just those with the 20B.   More than the other auto engines, cooling that engine is a unique challenge...

David Orr

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Hangar Flying / Re: Long ez or Varieze?
« on: July 31, 2016, 12:04:58 AM »
I can give you all the names in Nebraska. 

David at CanardFinder dot net.

Beagle

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Hangar Flying / Re: Nose Lift
« on: July 31, 2016, 12:02:05 AM »
Some have put a nose tie down hard point and simply tied the plane down while the gear was fully extended.  If you try to store a Rutan Coffee Grinder nose gear anywhere but fully up or down you will weaken the soft gear wheel teeth and they will.  I've seen others who use a kind of Carabiner(sp?) through a hole in the step of their plane to tie the plane down - unfortunately, the nose is so close to the main wing and the tie down chains so far away, and the plane is in a more "dangerous" high wind position.  Parking nose down makes the high wind situation so much better for a canard...  The Nose lift kits seem to be getting more expensive.  I am encouraging a local guy who is on his third "Beta" unit relying on the same Thompson unit as the others.  But if you have a bad back, the nose lift is the answer.

Beagle

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Hangar Flying / Re: New Varieze
« on: July 16, 2016, 02:51:41 PM »
One guy is building a wholly new Varieze.  He's mounted a new set of Varieze wings on a new Varieze Spar just as the Long EZ is mounted (3 bolts).  He's tested it for strength.  His name is Tom Landgrebe - and I can send a photo if you get in touch David at CanardFinder dot net.

Beagle

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Hangar Flying / Re: Old Long EZ New Owner in TN
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:02:30 PM »
If you'd like a list of the locals just get in touch with me at David at CanardFinder dot net.

David Orr

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Hangar Flying / Re: Long ez or Varieze?
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:01:17 PM »
I've been collecting information on the choice for 25+ years.  If you'd like my blurb on the comparison, please send a note to David at CanardFinder dot Net

David Orr

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Hangar Flying / Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« on: June 11, 2016, 06:05:04 PM »
So glad they are being careful.  The Berkut Molds are available for sale if they want to move into 2 seats after they are wildly successfully...

Beagle

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Hangar Flying / Re: Builder Advice Please
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:11:46 PM »
I try to keep track of the Oz canards - there are a few guys out in Western Australia - have you contacted them, the local population tends to be friends but if they built their plane they also tend to be brutally honest if there is a problem airplane amongst them. 

I'm not here often enough to help promptly - but touch base David at CanardFinder dot net to get the names I have out that way.

David Orr

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