David A Froble
On 6/12/2019 12:53 PM, Mike Tooze miketooze@... [canard-aviators] wrote:
Hi All,Now, now, be nice to Marc ....
I'm sure he means well, and, pessimists are disappointed much less often than optimists.
(One could mod the Vari for Cozy/Long Eze style wing attaches - but we don’t want Vari’s with sloppy ailerons do we?? ;-)Ok, why would Long EZ style wing attach imply sloppy ailerons? I'm curious about this statement.
We are discussing here New-Build Vari Ezes.Yes.
Should the new builder or his/her inspector be unhappy with 2024-T3 Alclad plates then why not fabricate them from stainless steel? Ferritic or Austenitic stainless should do the job without adding too much weight.Now, what you are indicating here is nothing is perfect, and just about everything could be improved. A good perspective.
One thing that has bothered me is the possibility of corrosion in some places on the EZ types, and wondering why more effort to prevent same hasn't occurred. Most likely one of the issues is how long the aircraft have survived. I'm betting that if Bert was asked in the 1970s, he would not have anticipated this.
My own perspective is that nothing is permanent. Everything on an aircraft is a consumable, at different rates. The ability to perform maintenance is vital. Metal buried in composite structure doesn't lend itself to easy maintenance.
With a very moderate amount of positive instead of negative thinking, perhaps we have removed this long-standing ‘imagined’ block to future new-build Vari Ezes.Yes, the Vari could have a new design, and could be much better than before. At least it better be, or fire the new designer.
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