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Re: Long-EZ photo' wanted

Phil Kriley
 

With one wing in the clouds and the other out?  I don’t think clouds have enough definition to make that happen, but hey, if someone shows me then I’ll eat my words.
😎
Phil Kriley

On Aug 21, 2020, at 2:04 PM, Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:

Not at all.. That shot just takes good camera positioning, a flight of two and good timing . Gets done often but not with Ezs. 

On Aug 21, 2020, at 12:43, Phil Kriley via groups.io <greilich@...> wrote:


The requested photo does not seem possible...maybe Photoshop would be the ticket...

On Aug 21, 2020, at 1:29 PM, Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:

Closest thing I have to what you’re seeking: 


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On Aug 21, 2020, at 02:50, l.p@... via groups.io <l.p@...> wrote:

Please, does anyone in the Canard forum world have a photo' of a Long-EZ just coming out of a cloud to share?
Ideally it would be a forward side-on photo' with one main wing still in the cloud.
This is for a project.
Thanks in advance.
Linda and Patrick Elliott
G-LGEZ


Re: Long-EZ photo' wanted

Ryszard Zadow
 

Not at all.. That shot just takes good camera positioning, a flight of two and good timing . Gets done often but not with Ezs. 

On Aug 21, 2020, at 12:43, Phil Kriley via groups.io <greilich@...> wrote:


The requested photo does not seem possible...maybe Photoshop would be the ticket...

On Aug 21, 2020, at 1:29 PM, Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:

Closest thing I have to what you’re seeking: 


<image0.jpeg>



On Aug 21, 2020, at 02:50, l.p@... via groups.io <l.p@...> wrote:

Please, does anyone in the Canard forum world have a photo' of a Long-EZ just coming out of a cloud to share?
Ideally it would be a forward side-on photo' with one main wing still in the cloud.
This is for a project.
Thanks in advance.
Linda and Patrick Elliott
G-LGEZ


Re: Long-EZ photo' wanted

Phil Kriley
 

The requested photo does not seem possible...maybe Photoshop would be the ticket...

On Aug 21, 2020, at 1:29 PM, Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:

Closest thing I have to what you’re seeking: 


<image0.jpeg>



On Aug 21, 2020, at 02:50, l.p@... via groups.io <l.p@...> wrote:

Please, does anyone in the Canard forum world have a photo' of a Long-EZ just coming out of a cloud to share?
Ideally it would be a forward side-on photo' with one main wing still in the cloud.
This is for a project.
Thanks in advance.
Linda and Patrick Elliott
G-LGEZ


Re: Long-EZ photo' wanted

Ryszard Zadow
 

Closest thing I have to what you’re seeking: 






On Aug 21, 2020, at 02:50, l.p@... via groups.io <l.p@...> wrote:

Please, does anyone in the Canard forum world have a photo' of a Long-EZ just coming out of a cloud to share?
Ideally it would be a forward side-on photo' with one main wing still in the cloud.
This is for a project.
Thanks in advance.
Linda and Patrick Elliott
G-LGEZ


Re: Primer Coverage

Bob Holliston
 

Andrew, good point. Most white paint jobs on EZ.s are exactly what you described...... not WHITE white. 


On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 7:26 PM Andrew Anunson via groups.io <macleodm3=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bob Holliston wrote:
"It's a little late now, but the primer should always be white (not gray) to give the top coat more brilliance."

Thanks Bob.... although for beginners (like myself) its easier to use contrasting colors... that way we can see mistakes before moving on to the next step.
1.)  Gray primer over white micro shows mistakes.
2.)  White paint over gray primer... you know if your coverage is too light.

The paint manufacturer says its ok to use the gray primer with the white paint.... and my choice of "Pure White" may need some toning down anyway.

Andrew Anunson
Cozy MKIV #1273
Chapter 25
Pound, VA



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Re: COZY: Canards over Georgia

Ryszard Zadow
 

Will be there in spirit, recovering from a knee replacement. 

Ryszard 

On Aug 21, 2020, at 08:27, robert <frdm2002@...> wrote:


I’m in. Visiting fam in metro Atlanta area this weekend so I’m going to drop in - by car. 

Bob Obreiter 
N36DX
KWHP

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 1:53 PM beasley1984 via groups.io <beasley1984=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
All,
Its definitely on.  Tell your friends.  :-)
Mike


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 10:26 AM, Del Schier
<cozypilot@...> wrote:

I am planning on flying up and with a friend with an EZ.  As far as we know it is on.  I think this is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/atlanta-regional-airport/canards-over-georgia-lunch-fly-in/122958401749941/?ref=110

 

If it has been cancelled we would like to know also.

 

Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL

 

 

 

 

From: cozy_builders@... <cozy_builders@...> On Behalf Of Nick U
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:06 AM
To: Cozy Builders <cozy_builders@...>; canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: COZY: Canards over Georgia

 

This Saturday (22 Aug) is the planned date for CoG.  I haven’t seen any discussion or emails from the organizer about the fly in.  

 

Does anyone know if the event is still going to take place?

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nick Ugolini, www.nickugolini.com  

Charleston, SC 

LongEZ N29TM (for sale)

Cozy 4, N229TM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: COZY: Canards over Georgia

robert
 

I’m in. Visiting fam in metro Atlanta area this weekend so I’m going to drop in - by car. 

Bob Obreiter 
N36DX
KWHP


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 1:53 PM beasley1984 via groups.io <beasley1984=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
All,
Its definitely on.  Tell your friends.  :-)
Mike


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 10:26 AM, Del Schier
<cozypilot@...> wrote:

I am planning on flying up and with a friend with an EZ.  As far as we know it is on.  I think this is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/atlanta-regional-airport/canards-over-georgia-lunch-fly-in/122958401749941/?ref=110

 

If it has been cancelled we would like to know also.

 

Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL

 

 

 

 

From: cozy_builders@... <cozy_builders@...> On Behalf Of Nick U
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:06 AM
To: Cozy Builders <cozy_builders@...>; canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: COZY: Canards over Georgia

 

This Saturday (22 Aug) is the planned date for CoG.  I haven’t seen any discussion or emails from the organizer about the fly in.  

 

Does anyone know if the event is still going to take place?

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nick Ugolini, www.nickugolini.com  

Charleston, SC 

LongEZ N29TM (for sale)

Cozy 4, N229TM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: COZY: Canards over Georgia

Izzy
 

I longingly watched other canard people fly to Rough River and Kanab for 8 or 9 years before I was able to get the skills and equipment to go to those events. You will get there! Your instructor is typically a pretty good judge of ability and readiness for the next level. 

Canards are pretty easy to fly (even easier than a 150!) if maintained and configured correctly once you know the rules about takeoffs and landings. 

Izzy


On Aug 20, 2020, at 21:35, 'KD HayesSDP' via COZY Builders Mailing List <cozy_builders@...> wrote:


I went last year with my friend Matt in his Long EZ and planned on flying in this year in my Cozy III but not be able to. I still have a few more months left until I get my license, plus will my instructor sign me off to fly anything other then a Cessna 152. I do have two friends licensed to fly it but they are out of the sate till next month. :( 





On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 01:53:19 PM EDT, 'Michael Beasley' via COZY Builders Mailing List <cozy_builders@...> wrote:


All,
Its definitely on.  Tell your friends.  :-)
Mike


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 10:26 AM, Del Schier
<cozypilot@...> wrote:

I am planning on flying up and with a friend with an EZ.  As far as we know it is on.  I think this is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/atlanta-regional-airport/canards-over-georgia-lunch-fly-in/122958401749941/?ref=110

 

If it has been cancelled we would like to know also.

 

Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL

 

 

 

 

From: cozy_builders@... <cozy_builders@...> On Behalf Of Nick U
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:06 AM
To: Cozy Builders <cozy_builders@...>; canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: COZY: Canards over Georgia

 

This Saturday (22 Aug) is the planned date for CoG.  I haven’t seen any discussion or emails from the organizer about the fly in.  

 

Does anyone know if the event is still going to take place?

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nick Ugolini, www.nickugolini.com  

Charleston, SC 

LongEZ N29TM (for sale)

Cozy 4, N229TM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

Mike Tooze
 

Hi Todd,

Just to clear up from my original post.
Gary Hunter is right in that the original Rosenham axles were aluminium; this was widely reported at the time. I purchased a set of steel replacements, but didn’t fit them quite in time as I had an axle fail a week or two after I received the new ones!
I didn’t raise the condition of the discs in your photo as they appeared to me to be covered in some sort of preservative grease/wax etc. Simply clean and assess their condition. As long as they are in plain, flat, and not too worn, thin, a few pits won’t matter.
Certainly everything needs disassembly for a good clean-up and inspection but ‘if it works don’t fix it’.
Yes, you will need those cap screws, bleed nipple, and the heat barrier (aluminized blanket, non-asbestos hi temp silicone and/or wired in place). However, change for change sake is not particularly a philosophy I would back. Few of us are in that position.
I test flew my Vari in 1982 and we are still flying, Nylo Seal and all. (I’m on the steel axles and my second set of Matco discs.) My runway limit, around SL to 2k’, is about 600m/2,000ft but I use far less.

BTW your tires appear to be the 3.40x 3.00x5 Shins, which I use. What with these and the Matco’s you have the possibility of making a sleek set of wheel pants, not like the balloons seen on so many Ezes. ;^)
I suggest that you try what you have before splashing out just because of a bit of age-accumulated dirt.
If it taxis well and you run-in a set of new pads ok, then you’re set to go.
We’d all be interested in a report back.

Mike Tooze
O-235 Vari Eze
Amongst other things I’ll be checking my tyre pressures at the weekend so will try to take a photo of my set-up.





------ Original Message ------
From: "Todd DeVito via groups.io" <devitotl@...>
To: "canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io" <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, 21 Aug, 20 At 02:55
Subject: Re: [c-a] Varieze Brake Bleeding

Thanks to everyone for the great responses. It's great to know the brand of calipers I have, and even better that you passed along the part number for the bleeder assembly and pads. It's also good to know about the possible axle issues. I'll be searching the CPs and CSA newsletters for information about Rosenhan brakes.

I will also be searching the CPs and CSA newsletters for information on installing a thermal shield. I have seen some stories about the consequences of not having one, but have not looked into building one yet.

Interestingly, the brown on the brake disc is not corrosion. It is some sticky, tar like substance. Once I'm sure the system holds fluid, I'll have to take the brakes apart and clean all of that gunk off and also see if the pads are contaminated.

Thanks also for the Grove ordering information. Depending on how these brakes perform, I may go in that direction.

I have also wondered if the tires on this plane are adequate. I do not like the idea of landing on tires that are not appropriate for the purpose. Before I bring my Eze to the hangar for it's first test drive, I'll make sure it has the correct tires.

Finally, if anyone has a picture of this model of brakes on their Eze, I would love to see a copy.

Thanks again for all the information.

Todd

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, 03:47:28 AM PDT, Mike Tooze via groups.io <miketooze@...> wrote:


Hi Todd,


From your picture I would say that your brake assembly is an Rosenham, became Matco, the same as I have on my Vari Eze.

What you may need is an ACS p/n 11225 Brake Bleeder Assembly, it just screws into the hole in the bottom of the caliper.


Other comments. The disk normally has three counter bored holes for three hex cap screws, wire locked to wiring holes in the disk, just visible in your pici. Therefore those existing bolts should come out and be replaced by caps screws. (See ACS 'socket head cap screw alloy steel-drilled, coarse thread'.). You may find that the counter bores for the cap screws are on the other side of the disc as fitted, in which case you will need to reverse the disc.

A reflective heat shield between the disc and gear leg is essential; also I wrap my Nylo Seal tubing and fittings with the same heat reflective/insulative material.

If/when you replace the pads, RA66-106-4K brake kit, you will have to order additional 1/8” by 3/8” long brake pad rivets as the rivets in the kit are for Cleveland and too short.

I use DOT5 brake fluid but ensure that it only ever touches the inside of your brake system/tubing. i.e. Never, anywhere, on your Eze or even in your workshop!


I have found that my brakes perfectly sufficient for my Vari Eze. (I use 'dynamic braking', nose wheel 'off' till the last moment without banging it down.)

Just what I have/do - OMV.


All the very best for your project.

Sincerely,

Mike Tooze

O-235 Vari Eze







------ Original Message ------
From: "Todd DeVito via groups.io" <devitotl@...>
To: "Canard Aviators" <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, 20 Aug, 20 At 03:00
Subject: [c-a] Varieze Brake Bleeding

Hello Everyone,

This is a picture of the left wheel and brake on my Varieze project. The problem is I can't see a nipple to bleed it with. Is anyone familiar with this type of caliper and can you fill me in on how to bleed it? On the bottom right of the caliper is an allen head screw. When I removed the screw and used a mirror to look into the hole, it leads into the bottom of the caliper, but there was no nipple attached.

I didn't find any names or part numbers on the brake caliper, but the master cylinder is a Grove part #675-3, manufactured in 12/06.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Todd DeVito







Long-EZ photo' wanted

l.p@talk21.com
 

Please, does anyone in the Canard forum world have a photo' of a Long-EZ just coming out of a cloud to share?
Ideally it would be a forward side-on photo' with one main wing still in the cloud.
This is for a project.
Thanks in advance.
Linda and Patrick Elliott
G-LGEZ


Re: Primer Coverage

David Fife
 

It makes your base uniform in color and aids in adhesion. You can also scuff sand if necessary for dirt nibs.
Just my take.

On Aug 20, 2020, at 10:29 PM, Andrew Anunson via groups.io <macleodm3@...> wrote:


Dave Fife wrote:
"I use an epoxy sealer as the final coat just before applying the color. "

Hello Dave,
What is the purpose of an epoxy sealer over the primer?  My 2k paint system instructs to use the single stage white of the primer.... 

Thanks!
Andrew Anunson


Re: Primer Coverage

Andrew Anunson
 

Greg Norman wrote:
"Looks like you have 2K on there? Either way yes, absolutely give it another shot or even two. A bit of inconvenience on small batch mix and gun cleaning but do it anyway. When painting, prep is 90% of a good job. Additionally, primer is the first and most important coat. Color coats rely on that bond and surface for a good end results. Some colors rely on it for uniform color coverage. Some more sanding, no biggie. "


Yes.... 2k high build primer and next will be 2k single stage paint.  I did reapply primer to all area sanded through... took just a few minutes.  Yes... learning to prime takes trial and error.  I've learned that I need some reducer to get a usable finish, and its still needs 400 grit wet sanding to get it ready for the paint.  

It won't be perfect... but it should be real good.  Thanks for all the help...]
Andrew

_._,_._,_


Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

 

Todd-
I would pull the disk(s) and clean and bead blast it.
The whole thing needs to be cleaned.
Based on the look, removing the mains and re-greasing the bearings would be peace of mind.
You can get bleeder nipples at the auto parts store. Measure the allen diameter to match before
you leave. My VE has a 12" length of braided SS down to the caliper.
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Hello Everyone,

 

This is a picture of the left wheel and brake on my Varieze project.  The problem is I can't see a nipple to bleed it with.  Is anyone familiar with this type of caliper and can you fill me in on how to bleed it?  On the bottom right of the caliper is an allen head screw.  When I removed the screw and used a mirror to look into the hole, it leads into the bottom of the caliper, but there was no nipple attached.

 

I didn't find any names or part numbers on the brake caliper, but the master cylinder is a Grove part #675-3, manufactured in 12/06.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer.

 

Todd DeVito

 


Re: Primer Coverage

Andrew Anunson
 

Dave Fife wrote:
"I use an epoxy sealer as the final coat just before applying the color. "

Hello Dave,
What is the purpose of an epoxy sealer over the primer?  My 2k paint system instructs to use the single stage white of the primer.... 

Thanks!
Andrew Anunson


Re: Primer Coverage

Andrew Anunson
 

Bob Holliston wrote:
"It's a little late now, but the primer should always be white (not gray) to give the top coat more brilliance."

Thanks Bob.... although for beginners (like myself) its easier to use contrasting colors... that way we can see mistakes before moving on to the next step.
1.)  Gray primer over white micro shows mistakes.
2.)  White paint over gray primer... you know if your coverage is too light.

The paint manufacturer says its ok to use the gray primer with the white paint.... and my choice of "Pure White" may need some toning down anyway.

Andrew Anunson
Cozy MKIV #1273
Chapter 25
Pound, VA


Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

Todd DeVito
 

Thanks to everyone for the great responses.  It's great to know the brand of calipers I have, and even better that you passed along the part number for the bleeder assembly and pads.  It's also good to know about the possible axle issues.  I'll be searching the CPs and CSA newsletters for information about Rosenhan brakes.  

I will also be searching the CPs and CSA newsletters for information on installing a thermal shield.  I have seen some stories about the consequences of not having one, but have not looked into building one yet.

Interestingly, the brown on the brake disc is not corrosion.  It is some sticky, tar like substance.  Once I'm sure the system holds fluid, I'll have to take the brakes apart and clean all of that gunk off and also see if the pads are contaminated.  

Thanks also for the Grove ordering information.  Depending on how these brakes perform, I may go in that direction.

I have also wondered if the tires on this plane are adequate.  I do not like the idea of landing on tires that are not appropriate for the purpose.  Before I bring my Eze to the hangar for it's first test drive, I'll make sure it has the correct tires.

Finally, if anyone has a picture of this model of brakes on their Eze, I would love to see a copy.

Thanks again for all the information.

Todd

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, 03:47:28 AM PDT, Mike Tooze via groups.io <miketooze@...> wrote:


Hi Todd,


From your picture I would say that your brake assembly is an Rosenham, became Matco, the same as I have on my Vari Eze.

What you may need is an ACS p/n 11225 Brake Bleeder Assembly, it just screws into the hole in the bottom of the caliper.


Other comments. The disk normally has three counter bored holes for three hex cap screws, wire locked to wiring holes in the disk, just visible in your pici. Therefore those existing bolts should come out and be replaced by caps screws. (See ACS 'socket head cap screw alloy steel-drilled, coarse thread'.). You may find that the counter bores for the cap screws are on the other side of the disc as fitted, in which case you will need to reverse the disc.

A reflective heat shield between the disc and gear leg is essential; also I wrap my Nylo Seal tubing and fittings with the same heat reflective/insulative material.

If/when you replace the pads, RA66-106-4K brake kit, you will have to order additional 1/8” by 3/8” long brake pad rivets as the rivets in the kit are for Cleveland and too short.

I use DOT5 brake fluid but ensure that it only ever touches the inside of your brake system/tubing. i.e. Never, anywhere, on your Eze or even in your workshop!


I have found that my brakes perfectly sufficient for my Vari Eze. (I use 'dynamic braking', nose wheel 'off' till the last moment without banging it down.)

Just what I have/do - OMV.


All the very best for your project.

Sincerely,

Mike Tooze

O-235 Vari Eze







------ Original Message ------
From: "Todd DeVito via groups.io" <devitotl@...>
To: "Canard Aviators" <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, 20 Aug, 20 At 03:00
Subject: [c-a] Varieze Brake Bleeding

Hello Everyone,

This is a picture of the left wheel and brake on my Varieze project. The problem is I can't see a nipple to bleed it with. Is anyone familiar with this type of caliper and can you fill me in on how to bleed it? On the bottom right of the caliper is an allen head screw. When I removed the screw and used a mirror to look into the hole, it leads into the bottom of the caliper, but there was no nipple attached.

I didn't find any names or part numbers on the brake caliper, but the master cylinder is a Grove part #675-3, manufactured in 12/06.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Todd DeVito







Re: Primer Coverage

David Fife
 

Hi Andrew,

I use an epoxy sealer as the final coat just before applying the color. It comes in white, from PPG their Omni brand. Great stuff and gives a uniform color, white...
There are you tube videos that are very educational.

Good luck.
Dave Fife Long EZ 12LZ, flying 9 years.

On Aug 19, 2020, at 6:20 PM, Andrew Anunson via groups.io <macleodm3=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I’ve got small areas where I’ve sanded off a little too much primer.... the white showing through is the West epoxy skim coat which was sanded to prepare for the primer. Do I need to spray primer again before paint? It is now smooth enough for a nice finish as is but will the paint peel off in these spots?

Thanks,
Andrew Anunson
Cozy MKIV #1273
Chapter 25
Pound, VA

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Mobile devices overheating

gary hall
 

On Amazon search for cooling for ipad - many options. I am not sure how the following would suitable for adaption to the LZ cockpit. It looks like it would provide ample cooling though.

havit HV-F2056 15.6"-17" Laptop Cooler Cooling Pad - Slim Portable USB Powered (3 Fans), Black/Blue $33

Gary Hall


Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

Del Schier
 

Hi Todd,  Looks like you need a bleed screw fitting on the bottom, and bleed by pumping up till the air goes out and the reservoir is full.

 

Like one of the other guys said, the rotors look bad and need replacing along with new pads. 

A heads up:  Years ago I lost a brake on my EZ years ago because the heat from the caliper conducted through to the Nyloflow tubing softening it and causing a leak.  Fortunately I had a crosswind in the right direction to stop before the end and almost on the runway.

 

A VariEZ may not need it as much as heavier canards but we usually put some sort of heat shield between the brake rotor and gear leg on EZs and Cozys.  Velocitys have lost gear legs from brake heating.

 

Del Schier

Cozy IV N197DL

Cannon Creek Airpark 15FL

 

 

 

From: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Todd DeVito via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:01 PM
To: Canard Aviators <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Subject: [c-a] Varieze Brake Bleeding

 

Hello Everyone,

 

This is a picture of the left wheel and brake on my Varieze project.  The problem is I can't see a nipple to bleed it with.  Is anyone familiar with this type of caliper and can you fill me in on how to bleed it?  On the bottom right of the caliper is an allen head screw.  When I removed the screw and used a mirror to look into the hole, it leads into the bottom of the caliper, but there was no nipple attached.

 

I didn't find any names or part numbers on the brake caliper, but the master cylinder is a Grove part #675-3, manufactured in 12/06.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer.

 

Todd DeVito

 

 




Re: Varieze Brake Bleeding

Gary Hunter
 

Todd, from my perspective, the disc in that  photograph appears to be badly pitted from corrosion.  I will gamble to say the other disc is no better.  It’s time to replace those and the brake pads.  If not, you will have poor braking efficiency and will wear out brake pads very quickly.   These brakes were marginal at best when new.  

If I am not mistaken, the original Rosenhan axles were aluminum that developed crack issues.   But, they were supposed to be replaced with steel axles.  You need to check that out too. 

You might think about upgrading, but I would at least change out those discs.

Gary Hunter. 

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On Aug 20, 2020, at 5:47 AM, Mike Tooze via groups.io <miketooze@...> wrote:


Hi Todd,


From your picture I would say that your brake assembly is an Rosenham, became Matco, the same as I have on my Vari Eze.

What you may need is an ACS p/n 11225 Brake Bleeder Assembly, it just screws into the hole in the bottom of the caliper.


Other comments. The disk normally has three counter bored holes for three hex cap screws, wire locked to wiring holes in the disk, just visible in your pici. Therefore those existing bolts should come out and be replaced by caps screws. (See ACS 'socket head cap screw alloy steel-drilled, coarse thread'.). You may find that the counter bores for the cap screws are on the other side of the disc as fitted, in which case you will need to reverse the disc.

A reflective heat shield between the disc and gear leg is essential; also I wrap my Nylo Seal tubing and fittings with the same heat reflective/insulative material.

If/when you replace the pads, RA66-106-4K brake kit, you will have to order additional 1/8” by 3/8” long brake pad rivets as the rivets in the kit are for Cleveland and too short.

I use DOT5 brake fluid but ensure that it only ever touches the inside of your brake system/tubing. i.e. Never, anywhere, on your Eze or even in your workshop!


I have found that my brakes perfectly sufficient for my Vari Eze. (I use 'dynamic braking', nose wheel 'off' till the last moment without banging it down.)

Just what I have/do - OMV.


All the very best for your project.

Sincerely,

Mike Tooze

O-235 Vari Eze







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From: "Todd DeVito via groups.io" <devitotl@...>
To: "Canard Aviators" <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, 20 Aug, 20 At 03:00
Subject: [c-a] Varieze Brake Bleeding

Hello Everyone,

This is a picture of the left wheel and brake on my Varieze project. The problem is I can't see a nipple to bleed it with. Is anyone familiar with this type of caliper and can you fill me in on how to bleed it? On the bottom right of the caliper is an allen head screw. When I removed the screw and used a mirror to look into the hole, it leads into the bottom of the caliper, but there was no nipple attached.

I didn't find any names or part numbers on the brake caliper, but the master cylinder is a Grove part #675-3, manufactured in 12/06.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Todd DeVito


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