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Offline alcornl

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« on: July 08, 2006, 08:31:03 PM »
Hello.  I am planning on purchasing a long ez in detroit and wondered if anyone on hear has ever seen or known this plane.  Tail number in N61WD.  I'm betting this is a long shot but thought I might try.  Thanks in advance for your help.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2006, 04:46:59 AM »
I don't personally know anything about this EZ.  However, a quick look in the databases at landings.com brought up the following:

N-number                       : N61WD
Aircraft Serial Number         : 2152
Aircraft Manufacturer          : DURGAN WILLIAM DEAN
         Model                 : LONG-EZE
Engine   Manufacturer          : LYCOMING
         Model                 : 0-235 SERIES
Aircraft Year                  : 1993
Owner Name                     : FERRUCCI DAVID J
Owner Address                  : 74 WHITELAWN AVE
                                 MILTON, MA, 02186-3515
Type of Owner                  : Individual
Registration Date              : 28-Feb-2002
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Experimental
Approved Operations            : Amateur Built


Nothing shows up at the NTSB site.
A quick search of pilot certificates on the builder yields nothing.
And for whatever reason, could not find a pilot cert on the owner.  However, it could be a spelling thing---I have seen the FAA mess that up before.
Drew Swenson
Cozy N171ML

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2006, 10:05:23 AM »
Thank you very much for the information.  I'm going up next week to look at it and I'll let you all know how it works out.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2006, 11:10:34 PM »
Quote from: "alcornl"
Thank you very much for the information.  I'm going up next week to look at it and I'll let you all know how it works out.


Before buying any EZ type aircraft, especially if not really familiar with the type, I would check with the Canard guru, David (Beagle) Orr.  
His email address is: canardfinder@worldnet.att.net....  David knows virtually every canard available for sale and can help steer you to a well built and maintained aircraft, as well as suggest those where you may NOT wish to put your $$$ down.  

I was very fortunate with my purchase, but I also had a very knowledgable canard builder and A&P go with me to inspect the plane.  I hope that same person will be available in addition to David on my next purchase.

Regards and good luck
Harry Thomas
LE 104EZ Chino, CA - CNO
LE N104EZ - Chino

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006, 10:26:54 AM »
Thanks again.  I am very familiar with ez's, built a vari and part of a long a long time ago, but I will contact him for any info he may have about the builder or plane.  Thanks.