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Hangar Flying / Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:08:33 PM »
Looks more like the Berkut than a Long EZ, seems to me.  If you can get the strengths right with this new process, more power to you!


Hangar Flying / Re: New Canard Design - Oshkosh 2016
« on: May 25, 2016, 06:39:57 PM »
Who is Jeff Kerlow?


For Sale/Wanted / Re: SQ2000
« on: May 02, 2016, 09:08:46 PM »
Does Bump mean it sold?


Hangar Flying / Re: Greetings all, from a hopeful future EZ driver
« on: March 27, 2016, 11:28:50 PM »
I do help people find good canards if you want advice for that.  I find the O-320 Long EZs went up in price a few years ago and are holding, the O-235/O-290 prices seem to be lower.  I was once your size, but am heavier now - and I moved my seat to save room - but in my current canard I have a box structure that moves me forward a couple of inches, more at the top of the seat than the bottom - provides some more space for odd things. 

As to metal planes, I prefer the Tiger to the Mooney, but when I was young the Mooney was not rented out...but I have a set of comparison blurbs between the various canards and the Tiger, etc.  Get in touch: David at CanardFinder dot Net.  I can also provide the Canadian guys you can go visit with if you prefer.  I think Canada prefers a plane have 100 hours on it before importation - projects not allowed imported...

David Orr 9499391479

Hangar Flying / Re: Transporting a verieze project
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:13:36 AM »
If you are anywhere near SoCal, I have a trailer set up for EZ transport.

Beagle David at CanardFinder dot net

Hangar Flying / Re: Long EZ Retracting step
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:12:24 AM »
I find that I leave the retracting step extended so often that I'd be more attracted to the kick step - a little 3"x2" door that hinges at the top - I've got the plans from some Varieze guy who was selling his Varieze plans - it's in my library - likely scanned already.

Get in touch

David at Canardfinder dot net

Hangar Flying / Re: New Varieze
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:07:17 AM »
Bob is a great guy!  We used to meet up at every Jackpot flyin  - a flyin we are trying to start up again...

Get in touch and I'll locate your nearest canard guys for advice and help, possible hangar share issues.  There are clubs of 900 and 625 with address lists - and a number in neither club.

We have a video library, various Rutan documents and blurbs on the many unique qualities of these planes.

David at CanardFinder dot net

Hangar Flying / Re: Economics of buying/owning a Long-EZ?
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:02:30 AM »
A couple of variables.

Give me an e-mail and I'll see if you have a neighbor canard guy.

While hangar rent is the biggest item, we fit two canards in virtually any sized hangar - so you may be able cut that cost in half.

We find that new guys should maintain hull insurance for at least a year - and if handy, you can do a lot of the repairs and maintenance yourself (Except the yearly inspection).   The seller should spring for a recent yearly inspection - or discount if not.  We have good inspectors around the country, like Mark Zeitlin too.

David at CanardFinder dot net

Hangar Flying / Re: Did anyone here know Doug Westin or his Varieze N42DW
« on: September 19, 2015, 12:14:28 AM »
I've got quite a bit of information on 42DW from the first buyer...get in touch
David at CanardFinder dot net


For Sale/Wanted / Re: WTB Lyc vac pad/ gear alternator
« on: September 19, 2015, 12:10:12 AM »
not for the accessory mounting...sorry.


I don't touch base here every day - use David at CanardFinder dot net to reach me quickly.

Get in touch, I'll supply all the known canards around you for better contact. 

David at canardfinder dot net

For Sale/Wanted / Re: WTB Lyc vac pad/ gear alternator
« on: September 04, 2015, 01:01:37 AM »
Don't recognize SD8...

I have a never used alternator in my stuff, if we can figure out what the new price is, I'll sell it for 75% of price.

david at canardfinder dot net

Hangar Flying / Re: Message Reply Help Please
« on: August 11, 2015, 03:18:29 PM »
What an amusing question.  Depending on Engine, the Long EZ flies down to about 57 mph, when it starts descending (not stalling).  Again, depending on engine the Long EZ flies around 200 mph in cruise.  That is a speed range of 143 mph.   So if the question is what flies at a slower speed before stalling, the first answer is that the Long EZ doesn't stall, but ignoring that safety advantage, virtually all the training planes, common commercially built planes and all the sport planes have flaps and can stop flying at a lower speed.  As to high cruise speed, virtually all the factory planes under $200,000 fly slower than the Long EZ...  Amongst canards, those with vortex generators on canard and wings can eek out a few more miles per hour on the bottom end, and fly a little slower on the top end.  The heavier Canards don't fly as slow as the Long EZ, and depending on engines, they may be slower or cruise.   I'll stay away from efficiency....another great advantage...

For Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking for a nose gear pivot
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:46:23 PM »
You are very welcome - we have a lot of second generation suppliers of things - there is virtually nothing you can't get for a Long EZ project...


For Sale/Wanted / Re: Long ez project
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:20:46 PM »
Greetings Marl,

I try to track the locals for new builders - if you would, send me an e-mail at David at CanardFinder dot net

Beagle, aka David Orr

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