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Messages - Marc Zeitlin

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Hangar Flying / Re: Economics of buying/owning a Long-EZ?
« on: February 01, 2016, 10:34:01 AM »
So how would the economics work out for someone who bought a used Long-EZ and who has maybe 3-5 hours of flight time each month?   Unfortunately, building isn't in the cards for me at this stage of my life.
At only 40 - 60 hours/year of flight time, your costs will be dominated by fixed costs - i.e., hangar rental, insurance, and Condition Inspection. If you're in a cheap part of the country, hangars may be $200/mo. - expensive part and they may be $800/mo. Assuming you didn't build the plane and you want hull insurance, expect to pay $100 - $200/mo. for that as well. A good CI will cost at least $500 - $1K (I charge $900). Add that up and you're looking at $350/mo. - $1050/mo. in fixed costs alone. Now add in 6 - 8 gph depending upon whether you've got an O-235 or O-320, and the price of fuel at your home base (call it $4/gal). So you've got $24 - $32/hr in variable costs (plus a few for oil, and $10/hr for engine fund).

Add all that up for the hours you project and you get your answer. It will not be cheap if you're only flying 40 - 60 hours/year - figure at least $100/hr. Fly twice as much and the cost drops substantially per hour.

But you don't own an airplane to be economical - you own one because you want to and can afford it, and you want to have your own plane that you can maintain and customize as you see fit. It's a hobby - some folks drink, some bowl or ski. My COZY MKIV costs me about $100/hr, and I fly about 100 - 120 hours/year.

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Hangar Flying / Re: Long EZ sight window leak
« on: October 01, 2015, 08:50:36 AM »
Unfortunately the glass is cracked horizontally. I ordered a new set however i may need to cut into the firewall and remove the old one to install. Its an annoyance at the moment but at some point it will be a problem.
Why would you need to cut into the firewall to replace a fuel sight gauge?

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Hangar Flying / Re: Long EZ sight window leak
« on: September 21, 2015, 06:58:05 PM »
Hey everyone, I have an 86 long ez that is starting to develop a leak that is seeping through the left sight window. where can i get a replacement sight window? Anyone have any experience replacing one?
Contact Vance Atkinson at nostromo56@tx.rr.com . He still sells them.

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For Sale/Wanted / Long-EZ for Sale
« on: December 08, 2014, 05:11:12 PM »
Long-EZ plans # 1968 was built and is still owned by Bo Kreide in the Los Angeles area. It was first flown in 1993 and has between 250 - 500 hours on the airframe and Mattituck rebuilt O-320-D3G engine. I am assisting Bos daughter in the sale of this aircraft. It is located in Compton, CA, also in the Los Angeles area.

I have completed a thorough Condition Inspection, signed off in July, 2014. Bo was a high quality builder and maintained his aircraft to high standards - this will make a great cross country aircraft for anyone.

The plane runs well and is very comfortable. Attached is a list of current equipment with a few pictures of the exterior and interior.

The owner has reduced the price to $44.9K OBO (some negotiation acceptable) - remember, this is a relatively low time engine and airframe.

If you are serious about purchasing this aircraft and would like a copy of the complete Condition Inspection Checklist and a list of future discretionary work, as well as a link to a more extensive set of pictures, aircraft logbooks and AROW documents, please contact me directly at the contact info listed below or in the attached document.

Serious buyers only can come to KCPM to evaluate the airplane and get a demonstration flight - please contact me directly for any technical info or to arrange a viewing/demo flight. If you wish a separate pre-buy examination with a third party inspector, that can be arranged as well.

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Hangar Flying / Re: Working at Edwards AFB
« on: February 15, 2014, 08:16:52 PM »
Would any Canardians want to hook up after work next week somewhere in the Mojave?  2 Seattle type Canardians are down here testing and would like to get away from EDW and see some real experimental planes.
I'm up in Tehachapi and would be happy to get together, but I'll be out of town from Monday through Thursday. If you're still around next Friday through the weekend, hit me up. Got a couple of COZY's and a couple of Long-EZ's in the hangar (and a Pitts).

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For Sale/Wanted / IO-360-C1C Engine for sale
« on: January 04, 2014, 11:50:19 PM »
Folks:

Clas Lundgren (not a forum member) asked me to post this engine for sale message - please reply to the addresses/phone #'s listed below - NOT to me.


I am now looking for a buyer of the rear engine and some accessories to it, if the buyer would want them.

200 HP Lycoming IO360-C1C (experimental)
Removed from discontinued project
0 time since MOH by Barrett Performance Engines (rebuild log included),
Rear induction (pusher setup) with single Bendix S4LN-1209 (non-impulse) mag,
Early Light Speed electronic ignition (Klaus Savier), Electric heating pad and high temperature (Magnolia epoxy: 470 degr. F)  baffling designed for pusher mounting.

Fixed pitch prop (Savier), engine mount, and stainless pusher exhaust also available.
 $25K OBO
 
Location: Niagara Falls, NY

Contact Jim KC2EBH@frontiernet.net,  phone: 716-408-6183 or Claes at  claeslundgren@aol.com, phone:  716-481-9527.

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Hangar Flying / Re: Weight & Balance
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:25:53 AM »
General thought seems to be belly button position for bodies, fuel will be tougher....
Get a good set of scales. NOT bathroom scales. Calibrated aircraft or auto racing scales. Level the aircraft longerons in a closed hangar (NO BREEZE).Measure the position of the nose wheel and main gear axles in relation to the aircraft datum points and aft face of the firewall - correlate and make sure you know where the axles are. Weigh the airplane EMPTY. Weigh the airplane with YOU in it. Weigh the airplane with whomever else will fly the plane in it. Weigh the plane with someone sitting in the back seat. Weigh the airplane with 1/2 fuel and full fuel.

Once you have all these weights (and with three scales, you'll know the weight distribution on each axle), you can then calculate all the moments in each configuration and back out the moment arms for the front seater, back seater, and fuel. You will find that the moment arm for humans will move around depending upon the shape of each human - long legs, long torso, etc. will make a difference - can be up to an inch or two.

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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Any projects available?
« on: November 16, 2013, 07:52:10 PM »
Im kicking tires looking for a Long Ez or Cozy project.
What's your definition of a project? Does a flying plane that needs a bunch of work qualify?

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For Sale/Wanted / COZY MKIV Plans/Templates for sale
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:37:24 AM »
David Kaiser, a prospective COZY MKIV builder not on the forum, has asked me to list a full set of COZY MKIV Plans and Templates, complete and in perfect condition (MK-0846). These are 2nd Edition plans, so will require a bit of updating per the newsletters.

David is listing these plans for $300, including shipping in the USA.

Please contact David directly at:

   Phone 307.532.3737
   Email david@szosa.com

if you're interested.

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Hangar Flying / Re: Tip Back Prop Strike!!!
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:36:14 PM »
Why wouldn't you ask Craig Catto?

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For Sale/Wanted / Re: IFR Long-EZ $47,000
« on: June 13, 2013, 07:48:24 PM »
I'm curious - what modifications were made to the airframe to allow for a MGW increase from 1425 lb. to 2000 lb.?

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For Sale/Wanted / Re: COZY III N22AZ For Sale
« on: June 08, 2013, 11:18:08 AM »
Folks:

Marilyn Seibold is relisting her beautiful COZY III, originally built and flown by Robin DuBois. She has reduced the price to $67.5K OBO (some negotiation acceptable). I present it here for your review. Marilyn (and Bill) purchased the plane from Joe Hobbs in 2001. Joe had purchased it from David Vollrath, who had purchased it from Robin DuBois (to the best of my knowledge).

N22AZ  (COZY III plans # 442) was first flown in 1993 and has 1293.8 hours on the airframe.  The O-320 engine was recently rebuilt by Lycon and has ~41 hours on it SMOH. I currently have the plane in Tehachapi, CA, having flown it here from Bisbee, AZ a couple of weeks ago. I have completed a thorough Condition Inspection, signed off on May 3rd, 2013. This is a well maintained and documented aircraft - I have all paperwork, including receipts - Bill was a good record keeper and maintained his aircraft to high standards.

The plane runs well, flies fast, and is very comfortable. You can view a list of current equipment, a list of recommended work to be completed and some performance figures as well as some pictures of the exterior and interior on Barnstormers - search for "cozy".

If you're serious about purchasing the plane and would like a copy of the complete checklist of what I inspected/checked during the CI, contact me directly.

Serious buyers only can come to KTSP to kick the tires and get a demonstration flight in the plane - please contact ME directly for any technical info or to arrange a viewing/demo flight. If you wish a separate pre-buy inspection with a third party inspector, that can be arranged as well.

Financial arrangement for purchase will be directly with Marilyn, after a viewing/test flight.

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For Sale/Wanted / COZY III N22AZ For Sale
« on: May 04, 2013, 04:29:45 PM »
Folks:

I am in the process of helping Marilyn Seibold sell her beautiful COZY III, originally built and flown by Robin DuBois. I present it here for your review. Marilyn (and Bill) purchased the plane from Joe Hobbs in 2001. Joe had purchased it from David Vollrath, who had purchased it from Robin DuBois (to the best of my knowledge).

N22AZ  (COZY III plans # 442) was first flown in 1993 and has 1293.8 hours on the airframe.  The O-320 engine was recently rebuilt by Lycon and has ~41 hours on it SMOH. I currently have the plane in Tehachapi, CA, having flown it here from Bisbee, AZ a couple of weeks ago. I have completed a thorough Condition Inspection, signed off on May 3rd, 2013. This is a well maintained and documented aircraft - I have all paperwork, including receipts - Bill was a good record keeper and maintained his aircraft to high standards.

The plane runs well, flies fast, and is very comfortable. Below is a list of current equipment, a list of recommended work to be completed and some performance figures. If you're serious about purchasing the plane and would like a copy of the complete checklist of what I inspected/checked during the CI, as well as some pictures of the aircraft (the forum won't allow me to upload four pics) contact me directly.

Marilyn is listing the airplane for $75K OBO (some negotiation acceptable) - remember, this is essentially a zero time engine and a full IFR panel with AP. Serious buyers only can come to KTSP to kick the tires and get a demonstration flight in the plane - please contact ME directly for any technical info or to arrange a viewing/demo flight. If you wish a separate pre-buy inspection with a third party inspector, that can be arranged as well.

Financial arrangement for purchase will be directly with Marilyn - I've listed her contact information below.

Current Equipment List:
  • O-320-B2C Engine
  • Temperfoam Seats
  • Allegro Engine Monitor
  • Trio 2-axis Autopilot (Roll and Altitude)
  • Narco Nav Radio
  • Bendix King KY97A Radio
  • Terra TX760D Radio
  • Terra TR250D Transponder
  • Taper pins in most control system joints
  • Electric Pitch Trim
  • Electric Landing Brake Actuator
  • O2 Tank Installed
  • Heat duct w/electric blower
  • Whelen Strobes/Nav Lights
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • WX Weather Receiver / IPAQ for Anywhere Map
  • Wilhelmson NoseLift with Auto-Extend
  • Airflow Performance Fuel Injection
  • One Jeff Rose EI System
  • One Magneto
  • Hertzler Propeller
  • Belleville Washers on Prop Bolts
  • Remote Oil Filter Adapter on Firewall
  • Extra Nose Tire
  • Tie Down Stakes
  • And more...

Recommended Work:
  • Revise Checklist - it's a bit thin
  • Ballast Weights need better mounting system - will get picture of old system
  • Brake lines are all Nylaflow - they're in good shape, but could consider replacing with hard and flexible lines
  • NG-6 attach bolts a bit short - could eventually replace with longer bolts
  • Instrument wiring a bit messy, but safe - could be cleaned up (especially with a panel makeover)
  • Needs new tires soon
  • Wheel pants need minor cosmetic work on the bottom
  • Rear seat and Landing Brake wiring loose - could use more tie-wraps and mounting points
  • Both aileron U-joints in wing starting to get a little play - could be replaced
  • Aileron gaps a bit close - could be opened up
  • Will need oil change soon (uses Shell 100 wt)
  • Engine mount needs paint touch up
  • Aileron pushrods in engine compartment need paint touch up
  • Propeller need refinishing - aft face

None of these are safety of flight issues - I corrected one safety related items I found during the CI. This was tightening the landing gear strut mounting bolts, which were a little loose.

Performance Measurements (all at 8500 ft. indicated - 9560 ft. DA):

2400 RPM 6.5 GPH 147 KIAS 169 KTAS
2500 RPM 7.4 GPH 157 KIAS 180 KTAS
2600 RPM 8.2 GPH 164 KIAS 189 KTAS

This is a FAST airplane. On the flight back from Bisbee, I had to throttle back to 2400 RPM to keep from running away from Mike Melvill's Long-EZ, which has essentially exactly the same performance as my COZY MKIV. This plane is 15-20 KTAS faster - at 2600 RPM and ~8.2 GPH at 8500 ft., I get 169 KTAS.

I cannot verify the absolute accuracy of these #'s - they were measured quickly with uncalibrated (by me) instruments - but if they're off, they're off by a few knots.

Marilyn Seibold's contact Info:

(520) 249-6992 (C)
(520) 432-7687 (H)
mabi@theriver.com

My contact info - email is preferred.

Marc J. Zeitlin
(978) 502-5251
marc_zeitlin@alum.mit.edu

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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Wanted Varieze project or flying
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:57:55 PM »
Contact me off list - I may know of an available Varieze. Use my email below, please.

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Hangar Flying / Re: Cozy MKIV Canard rigging templates
« on: April 13, 2013, 11:00:32 AM »
And Am I to assume nobody on this forum has canard incidence template for loan? Did everyone guess the incidence or just eyeball it???
See:

http://cozybuilders.org/newsletters/

under #80 - you can download the template and fabricate it yourself.

You're welcome.

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