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Offline Joe Dubner

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« on: June 29, 2007, 07:32:17 PM »
Does anyone have any information about this good-looking Russian Long-EZ?

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1229337

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Offline D

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 12:24:01 AM »
I did a little digging, Joe, and found a forum "across the pond" with like minded folks.  Pretty neat stuff.  They poke around here, picking up drawings and pics and such.

The owner/pilot of the Long-EZ pictured posts several notes, pics, and videos about OSH, SNF, and is (by all accounts) an EAA member!  How COOL is THAT!?  

Anyhow, here's a link to their forum (translated from Russian to English) that provides a full chronology of his Long-EZ:  

http://tinyurl.com/39uobt

Neat read!  The aircraft itself was born in the US and shipped to Russia via container ship.  Anyone recognize the bird?  I remember seeing it... just don't know where.

My favorite translated quote thus far is (when discussing the long noze mod):

"Misha, me greater pleases itself long nose, than Rutanovskiy original. It looks much better."

"Rutanovskiy!"  Now that's a classic.

Enjoy,

D

Offline Bruce Hughes

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 02:42:44 PM »
That aircraft certainly IS a Longeze.

I once dropped by Dave Ronneberg's business on the airport
at Santa Monica (that has been a few years).   There were a
couple (3?) of guys there building a Berkut.   They were from
one of the Russian states.   I guess there is a Berkut flying
around in Russia or the area now.     :D

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 04:31:54 PM »
Perhaps it was Mishka Kasyan's "Super Berkut" (N38MK... IO-540... zooom-zoom!)?  Quite a few years back, indeed.   :wink:   I believe his airplane is still in the states, though.  He has a few videos on YouTube (search for 'Mihka') around Santa Monica / LA basin.  Good stuff.

D

Offline Bruce Hughes

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007, 07:18:38 PM »
Thanks D for the info.

What part of Texas do you live in?   Please reply to ezcopilot@fairpoint.net

Thanks.

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Offline Velocity_Russia

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 02:19:24 AM »
I'm owner of this Long-EZ.

We are visit after Sun'n Fun 2007 Santa Monica and my friend Mishka Kasyan (N38MK) show us several airfields and canards in Los Angeles area. We fly on Vari-eze and Berkut canards and meet with many canard owners. We get good chance to flight on world's fastest Vari-eze of Klaus Savier!

I'm not builder of Berkut in Russia. Nobody in Russia have this plans now. I have 3 Velocity SE RG kits and first Velocity will fly at this year.

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007, 01:33:35 AM »
N38MK is a 540 Berkut!  These guys are serious.  It's good to see.  :D

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2007, 03:33:09 PM »
We are visited MAKS airshow (largest airshow in Russia)

Some photos from MAKS:

Canard testing...
http://www.reaa.ru/yabbfiles/Attachments/s_0019.JPG

Nose gear searching...
http://www.reaa.ru/yabbfiles/Attachments/s_0022.JPG

Visitors graffiti...
http://www.reaa.ru/yabbfiles/Attachments/s_0018.JPG

My Velocity...
http://www.reaa.ru/yabbfiles/Attachments/s_0030.JPG


more images from MAKS airshow here:  http://www.reaa.ru/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1187478534  unfortunately in russian  :oops: