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Hangar Flying / Long-EZ Panel .DXF wanted
« on: April 13, 2019, 08:34:48 PM »
Looking for a .DXF file of the plans' Long-EZ panel.  Ancient dead links are all I've found.  Anyone?


Hangar Flying / Re: Gas Shock
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:19:13 PM »
YMMV because it depends on the geometry of the installation but I used the Aircraft Spruce part number 05-01177 in my Long-EZ.

Hangar Flying / Re: Aviation Consumer EZ and Rutan Articles 1981
« on: October 20, 2014, 08:17:45 AM »
... Aviation Consumer articles about the EZ and Burt Rutan ...
Thanks for posting, Mark.  I very much enjoyed the read.


Hangar Flying / Re: Lycoming O-235 carburettor orientation
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:24:16 AM »

I do not know (no firsthand experience) whether or not you can rotate the carburetor as you described but there is an additional advantage to doing it. 

The Van's Aircraft filtered airbox (FAB-320-1) required modifications when I installed one on my O235.  Installation would have been considerably easier without having to fabricate a new mounting plate and even modify the filter element to fit.


Hangar Flying / Re: Rochester Oil Pressure Gage
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:53:00 AM »

Answering your question #2 ...

I replaced my unreliable Rochester sender /AND/ gauge with ones from Van's Aircraft.  They required no physical modification of the panel or wiring.

Gauge part number: VOP100
Sender part number: IE 411K (it's a Stewart Warner 201359, also available at some auto part stores)

These parts are for a 240- to 33-ohm system (0-100 PSI) and are not interchangeable with the Rochester parts so they must be used together.

You might be able to pick up these items from a local RV-er for a song as many have replaced their round gauges with glass panel engine monitors.


Hangar Flying / Re: Arlington
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:16:36 PM »
Joe D is planning dinner @ Bremerton Friday

Corrected -- it's Thursday night.  Pardon my lack of S.A. -- did I mention that I hadn't recovered from Columbia yet? <g>

Don, it was good to see you and Ann at Columbia.  Thanks for all of your behind-the-scenes hard work that made the event so enjoyable for those of us who just "showed up".  [For those who weren't there: I counted 30+ canard aircraft on the ramp, there was a full house for all three forums, opening the bar early was a stroke of genius, and dinner was delicious.]

Hangar Flying / Re: Arlington
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:54:04 AM »
Another Joe here :-)   Just got back from Columbia and not yet fully recovered but my blond ballast (Harriet) and I will be there, starting with Bremerton for dinner on Friday Thursday night.  Talked with Jim Price and he'll be there too.

My location is 7S5 (Independence, OR), 50 NM south of Portland and I'll offer my place on a first-come-first-served basis to any flyers who want to stage out of here if the weather or daylight precludes direct flight, either to or returning from Arlington.  Guest room, hangar space, cafe on the airfield ...

Hangar Flying / West Coast Canard Fly-in Schedule
« on: March 26, 2013, 07:21:34 AM »
Not everyone is on Char Spencer's mailing list so here's a web-accessible version of the 2013 fly-in schedule she sent:


Hangar Flying / Re: Flying in SoCal
« on: January 29, 2013, 09:30:25 PM »
Are you still in AZ?
If you have to ask, you're missing the point of APRS tracking <g>. 

But I'll give you a clue: see and work with the "All Tracks" and "More" buttons for specific tracks.  If you're savvy with a web browser you'll also find other APRS-equipped canard aircraft such as Marc Zeitlin's N83MZ, Don Denhard's N93EZ, and James Redmon's N97TX.

But yes, I was successful in avoiding the Class B airspaces (and the unseasonable SoCal weather).  Alas, it was cold in Arizona most of my time there too and I had a devil of a time getting back into western Oregon.  Fortunately, Don Denhard came to the rescue and put me and my airplane up in Columbia for a couple of days after I made it as far north as Yerrington, NV before running out of VFR minimums.

This link (or TinyURL equivalent will show the whole 19 hours of flying time.  Don't be afraid to zoom and pan; it's a Google map.  Caution: the 1202 position reports may bring your computer (and my server) to their knees while being rendered.  Just wait for it ...


Hangar Flying / Re: Flying in SoCal
« on: December 29, 2012, 02:45:33 PM »
Joe, check with Beagle.  They are meeting up at Dave's Berkut Hangar around noon.

I didn't have any email addresses or phone numbers for him (or you) and the weather was forecast to change so I just left and flew to Phoenix <g>.  Still some tailwind although nothing like the earlier flight.  APRS track here: 

The O235 Long-EZ can't take credit for the nice groundspeeds (it cruises at only 145 KTAS) but it sure does well on fuel.  I landed at Falcon Field (KFFZ, Mesa, AZ) with 7 gallons of Oregon gas remaining!

Hangar Flying / Re: Flying in SoCal
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:10:03 AM »
... I will be based at Oceanside (KOKB) ...

Made it -- only 4.2 hours non-stop from northwestern OR (with an 80 knot tailwind!). APRS track here:

Now that I'm here, is there any local EZ flying activity tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 29)?  I'm a $25 taxi ride from the airport but would consider it part of the $100 hamburger activity.

(503) 836-2022

Hangar Flying / Re: Flying in SoCal
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:28:10 PM »
No iPad/iPhone or Android (at least not that I'd want in the cockpit).  I paid Garmin for a database update this one last time as this is the last major X-C for my old Garmin.  Meanwhile, my up-to-date Dynon Skyview will be sitting in my hangar :-( 

It isn't just the cost (although at $50 every 28 days or $XXX per year it's bad enough) but it's also the hassle.  While dumbing down the update process so Anyone(tm) can do it, Garmin eliminated the ability to directly download the file.  Now their proprietary "Communicator Plug-in" and a compatible browser is required and the GPS must be plugged in to the computer at the time of the download.  Another piece of software to endlessly update (it's now at ver. and deal with.  And don't even get me started on Garmin's flat-rate minimum repair fee.  Garmin makes good stuff but my next airplane will be "Garmin free".


Hangar Flying / Re: Flying in SoCal
« on: December 16, 2012, 10:57:30 PM »
Yep, I think I already knew the answer but thanks, Marc -- you're right.  Good advice; question withdrawn!


Hangar Flying / Flying in SoCal
« on: December 16, 2012, 11:54:40 AM »
Can anyone regularly flying in southern California tell me whether or not there have been any large airspace revisions in the past couple of years?  I'm particularly interested in avoiding the San Diego and Los Angeles airspaces as I will be based at Oceanside (KOKB).

Sure, I could update my portable GPS but Garmin makes that such an expensive P.I.T.A. these days.  Paper charts in the cockpit are not a good option for me.  My Skyview is current but alas, not flying yet :-(

Again, I just want to avoid the San Diego class C and LAX class B airspaces.


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