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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking at possible veriez purchase in west virginia
« Last post by Marc Zeitlin on August 15, 2018, 06:44:20 AM »
I am looking for a pre buy inspection for a veriez in Morgantown West Virginia. The owner has sent me some pictures. Attached are a few of the wing hardware.
Are you familiar with the Varieze (sp) wing attach fitting corrosion issue? And the fact that the wing attach fittings are uninspectable without disassembly? And the RAF imposed "G" limitation on Variezes?

I am a new pilot and am open to any advice.
My advice to you, as someone who inspects 30 - 40 canard aircraft/year, is to look for a different airplane (not a Varieze) as an introductory ownership aircraft. I'd look for a Long-EZ, if you believe that a two seat tandem canard airplane fulfills your mission (and you should realize that you can not legally take instruction for any rating in a VE or LE unless they're one of the very few that have been outfitted with full dual controls) or a COZY, if you're going to want side-by-side seating and/or instruction capability (and way more baggage space).

VE's are great planes, when they're in perfect condition, lightweight, and are KNOWN to have no corrosion. Almost none fit all three criteria.

Now, all that said, I'm on the east coast for a few more weeks and will be heading west sometime around 8/26 or so - I might be able to arrange a stop for a day in WV. If you're still interested, see the link to Burnside Aerospace in my signature below for information on Pre-Buy/Condition Inspections and get back to me directly via email.
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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking at possible veriez purchase in west virginia
« Last post by airdocs on August 15, 2018, 05:05:24 AM »
I am not able to do a condition inspecton, but am also interested in getting a variez.  If you do not purchase, can you send me contact info for the varieze owner?
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For Sale/Wanted / Looking at possible veriez purchase in west virginia
« Last post by braemear on August 11, 2018, 10:09:24 PM »
I am looking for a pre buy inspection for a veriez in Morgantown West Virginia. The owner has sent me some pictures. Attached are a few of the wing hardware. The tail number is: N22GK if any are familiar with it. It was flying a few years ago, but currently is not. I am a new pilot and am open to any advice. More photos available on request. Thanks in advance for any replies.
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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Condition inspection needed in NC
« Last post by johnrk on July 05, 2018, 06:03:13 PM »
Thanks Marc, message sent!!

John
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For Sale/Wanted / Re: Condition inspection needed in NC
« Last post by Marc Zeitlin on July 05, 2018, 05:33:49 PM »
Hello,
     I am considering a purchase and am looking for a pro to perform a condition inspection in North Carolina. Please PM me for more details - thanks in advance.
Drop me an email, text or phone call - contact info at the Burnside Aerospace website listed in my signature.
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For Sale/Wanted / Condition inspection needed in NC
« Last post by johnrk on July 05, 2018, 03:13:29 AM »
Hello,
     I am considering a purchase and am looking for a pro to perform a condition inspection in North Carolina. Please PM me for more details - thanks in advance.

Thanks
John
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Hangar Flying / Re: Gas Shock
« Last post by dorr on May 28, 2018, 02:35:32 AM »
If you know the force and body length and length extended and retracted, you local RV parts supplier has catalogs of these things to chose from.  Fairly reasonably.  The "ends" are often replaceable, so if you are replacing one already installed, you can often remove the tips and use a new strut of the right force and size.


David Orr
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Hangar Flying / Rutan Birthday Party
« Last post by dorr on May 28, 2018, 02:32:28 AM »
We are gathering at Couer D'Alene on June 29th & 30th for Burt & Dick's Birthday party - and there is always a great congregation of canard airplanes at these events.   I have been asked to provide responses to the Rutans if you would please RSVP to me: David Orr David@CanardFinder.net (There are well over 100 people contemplated, so please do inform me if you can join.

David Orr 949-939-1479(Cell)
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Hangar Flying / Re: Gas Shock
« Last post by PaulGee on May 22, 2018, 10:23:32 AM »
If this is still an open topic.  If you get the geometyry sorted then these guys have preloaded gas struts that you "bleed off" until you get just the load value that you need.  They ar e based in UK but there must be similar things over there.  PG

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/product/4960/stainless-steel-gas-struts-gas-springs-with-swivel-eye-rose-joints-wds-850/
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Hangar Flying / Kanab Rutan Fly-In 2018
« Last post by atfloyd on May 16, 2018, 09:43:46 PM »
Hello Canard Pilots & Enthusiasts,

We had a great time with everyone last year in Kanab, and we are preparing for the Labor Day weekend event again this year. The Rutan Kanab 2018 Fly-in will take place September 1, 2, and 3 ( Saturday, Sunday, and departures on Monday).  It’s become popular with a number of people to arrive a day early on Friday, so we have coordinated with the hotel to block the rooms for the nights of Friday Aug. 31st, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 1, and 2nd.

If you haven’t been to the Rutan Kanab Fly-in, KKNB is a small town airport.  The three main reasons people say they love coming to Kanab for the fly-in: 1. The laid back atmosphere, 2. The scenery, and 3. The timed event.  Every year there seem to be between 20-30 planes that make the trip to KKNB, along with folks who drive in. We don’t plan a lot of scheduled activities, so that people can choose what they want to do, including plenty of airport “ramp talk”.  A few planned group activities that bring everyone together are typically the outdoor pizza party, a group fly out on Saturday morning, the timed event Sunday morning, and a group “awards” dinner on Sunday evening. There is plenty of free time during the 3 day fly-in to explore Kanab, Kane County, and the surrounding national parks and attractions. More “back seat” and “right seat” Canardians are attending Kanab each year, and there are activities available in the area for you if you’re not interested in hanging out at the airport.

For 2018, we secured lodging with the fantastic Canyons Collection hotels again ( three separate but commonly owned properties in close proximity ). We received great feedback from attendees last year about the lodging, and from the hotel management about the event. The 2018 room rates for the Rutan Kanab Fly-in are as follows:
The Canyons Lodge $99-$169/night + tax  (*includes continental breakfast) 13 rooms available
Canyons Boutique Hotel $179/ night +tax (*includes breakfast buffet) 20 rooms available
Quail Park Lodge $139/night + tax (*includes continental breakfast) 10 rooms available
           *Please do not book online*.

Please book Canyons Lodge as the primary hotel before the other two.  Identify that you’re with the Rutan Fly-in group when you call to make your reservations. Any hotel based social activities will be held on the grounds of the Canyons Lodge in the common areas. Also... book as soon as you can, because they’ll release our block of rooms fairly soon, after all... Summer is peak travel season. The 72 hour/ 3 day cancellation policy will apply to reservations, even though issues crop up last minute.

If you’d like to see the properties, the website is www.TheCanyonsCollection.com
(Again, *please do not book online*. ) Travis is the owner, and he’s the only independent hotelier left in Kanab. When you’re ready to book a room you’ll need to call them at 844-322-8824.  Their desk staff have all been briefed about our group event, and will be able to take your reservation by phone.

Because the event has grown in size, we have outgrown most venues in Kanab for our Sunday evening awards dinner. We have been exploring our options for alternatives.  If someone has a suggestion for the awards dinner that will accommodate 60 people, please email or contact us ASAP.  There is no written schedule of events available until we secure a plan for the awards dinner. We are hoping to have the Kane County Visitors Bureau bus available again for transportation to and from the hotel/airport.

Blue Skies,
Laura & Allen
AllenandLaura@icloud.com

Phone numbers of interest:
The Canyons Collection hotels 844-322-8824
KKNB Kanab Airport 435-644-2299
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