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Re: OSH in general.

Glenn Charles
 

My only regret is that it's only once a year.  But then, I'm sure it wouldn't be the same if it was twice.

GM

LOVE. IT. !


On Jul 30, 2019, at 10:52 AM, Bill Allen billallensworld@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

Well put sir!

On Tue, 30 Jul 2019 at 05:53, Raymond Cole raycole@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

This is my 42 consecutive year to attend the OSH event (I flew my Varieze in back when they were still unusual (which way does it go? How do you get it to rotate with the nose on the ground?)) I would be very sad if I had to miss it.

-OSH HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY (even if you are shopping for a massage chair). In this day and age where the general public can't get past the fence at their local airport, it is a real opportunity to share the creativity, and capability of general aviation aircraft and their capability. (Remember the major airline Chairman that wanted to ban GA aircraft from large airports).

-SO MANY GREAT FORUMS ARE PRESENTED BY KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE. (One composites forum years ago was having a healthy discussion about radar signature on composite aircraft with a panel receiving questions from the audience. Carbon fiber was not used much at the time. One guy asked if a carbon fiber cowl would block radar detection of the engine/metal in the engine compartment. The panelist smiled and said we can't continue to discuss that. Everyone roared. (He was working on the unannounced B-2 at the time)

-ITS BIG ENOUGH TO BRING IN THE FAA ADMINISTRATOR AND DIRECTORS. I've seen several issues solved on the spot when rational discussion were held during a "ask the administrator" session.  Also it sets the stage for EAA staff to have meetings with the FAA directors for changes to certification road blocks and operational limitations...(note- latest progress on using experimental avionics on standard category aircraft)

-YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU ARE GOING TO MEET.  (I met General Doolittle one year) (another year I was asking questions about the P-51 one  year and an elderly man standing next to me answered my question and I asked how he knew so much about the airplane. He responded with "I was on the design team". Every one who attends is generally on the same level and you don't know who you may stand next to.

-INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION SKILLS Try your hand at Welding, Fabric covering, metal work, composites, ect.

-PEOPLE I look forward to meeting friends I only see at OSH. I always seemed to make some new ones and we all seem to have a common interest.

If you want a smaller event have your own fly-in (such as Rough River) No big organizing just get together and have fun. I'm still amazed how OSH can take place with all the resources, planning and people required. It's still amazing and keeps getting bigger..

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Re: Dipstick tube.

Glenn Charles
 

Thanks guys  ! !

I had already searched eBay with no luck.

My local FBO had a nice 6 inch, but threads were different, anfpd top of tube had no threads.

Recently had a sewer replace in one of my rentals. ( Ouch !) 11K

They joined two 20 foot lengths with a machine that shaved each face perfectly, then heated both sides for a few minutes, then pressed them together so hard that it raised a bead all the way around inside and out. Seems like similar material. (Black 10 inch pipe).   Wonder if it would work for this tube.

They said it would never break.  I believe it because they joined two more sections for an 80 foot pipe, and then we wrestled the whole thing through a basement window and pulled it all the way to the sewer main in the middle of the street !

GM



On Jul 31, 2019, at 5:13 PM, Ken Swain ken4zz@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

Quick search on flebay.?? Sift thru and find several lengths:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=lycoming+oil

On 7/31/2019 3:23 PM, Bill Allen billallensworld@... [canard-aviators] wrote:
??
I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
??

Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


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Re: Dipstick tube.

Greg Norman
 

You can also call your local aircraft salvage place like Wentworth Aircraft. I had to do this and it turned out pretty cheap.

Greg Norman


On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 1:21 PM Nick U unick3@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

Cutting a gluing will work (I did it), but you might need a lathe to ensure a proper fit.   Another option is cutting and using a short transition coupling of tubing with hose clamps .




---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nick Ugolini

LongEZ N29TM
Charleston, SC www.nickugolini.com  
Selling:  Canard Fuel Probes











On Jul 31, 2019, at 12:07 PM, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.  

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ? 

Any other options?

Glenn




Re: Dipstick tube.

Phillip Camarda
 

Send me the dipstick housing and I'll machine it to size. Include the dipstick so I can adjust it to the new housing length.

Cover shipping both ways. No charge for the modification. Send me an Email if interested.

PhilCamarda@...
Phil Camarda 

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 08:51:59 PM EDT, Regrot regrot@... [canard-aviators] wrote:


 

Hi Glenn,

What I recall I did was cut out the necessary length, less an inch, then bore a little out of one end and machine down the diameter on the other end so you have a slip fit.  You don't want it too tight a fit because I bonded it together and you want a little bit of a bond line. The two flanges coming together will keep in alignment and you can feel around the perimeter for concentricity while curing.  Obviously this will require you to have a lathe to be able to do the above..

Don't forget you will have to cutoff your dipstick as well. If you don't, and force it you may end up with a bend at the end!! Stuck out tongue closed eyes

Mine is plastic so I don't know what Bill is talking about below unless he has a plastic welder and the material is compatible to do that. I do have a plastic welder but never tried it..

Torger T
Long-EZ 606TT
FUL


-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Spreuer kspreuer@... [canard-aviators]
To: Canard Aviators
Sent: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 3:03 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Dipstick tube.



Mine's fine but I think the easiest solid fix is to cut x.x inches out of the center and weld the ends back together, clean well and paint.

Keith

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 1:53 PM Bill Allen billallensworld@gmail..com [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 
I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 
Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


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Re: Canard Calendar - August

Bob Holliston
 

Calendar, Erlend, WOW!


On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:48 PM erlend@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

The August Canard Desktop Calendar is ready for download.

This image is from the French Acro Team Patrouille Reva.


As always: Thanks a lot for the many beautiful pictures I have received so far. I’m always looking for new pictures, if you have pictures to share, please send them over to me. I need as large resolution as possible. My bandwidth is no problem, so don’t be afraid to send over large images!

 

Safe flying (and building)!

 

Here is the link: http://ljosnes.no/cozy/canard-calendar

 

PS: If the new calendar doesn’t show up, it’s probably because the website is cached in your web browser. Try to hit F5 to reload the page if this happens.

--

Erlend Moen

Cozy #1556 – chapter 20



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Re: OSH in general.

Elwood Johnson
 

Total agree Mr Lueck.

Long-EZ N36EJ my own little F16.
Elwood 'EJ' Johnson

On Jul 30, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Daryl Lueck cozypilot@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

Well said.  I enjoy it every year....  27 years in a row for me!  I enjoy the commercial and military stuff.  I don’t understand the ladders and flag pole sales, but somebody buys them.  

 
I love my Cozy.  Going to OSH while building is different than now.  I enjoy seeing old friends, meeting new, and the air shows.

The small regional shows are great too, but we love OSH.  There’s only one!

Daryl
Cozy IV N797DL 


On Jul 29, 2019, at 7:49 PM, Raymond Cole raycole@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

This is my 42 consecutive year to attend the OSH event (I flew my Varieze in back when they were still unusual (which way does it go? How do you get it to rotate with the nose on the ground?)) I would be very sad if I had to miss it.

-OSH HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY (even if you are shopping for a massage chair). In this day and age where the general public can't get past the fence at their local airport, it is a real opportunity to share the creativity, and capability of general aviation aircraft and their capability. (Remember the major airline Chairman that wanted to ban GA aircraft from large airports).

-SO MANY GREAT FORUMS ARE PRESENTED BY KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE. (One composites forum years ago was having a healthy discussion about radar signature on composite aircraft with a panel receiving questions from the audience. Carbon fiber was not used much at the time. One guy asked if a carbon fiber cowl would block radar detection of the engine/metal in the engine compartment. The panelist smiled and said we can't continue to discuss that. Everyone roared. (He was working on the unannounced B-2 at the time)

-ITS BIG ENOUGH TO BRING IN THE FAA ADMINISTRATOR AND DIRECTORS. I've seen several issues solved on the spot when rational discussion were held during a "ask the administrator" session.  Also it sets the stage for EAA staff to have meetings with the FAA directors for changes to certification road blocks and operational limitations..(note- latest progress on using experimental avionics on standard category aircraft)

-YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU ARE GOING TO MEET.  (I met General Doolittle one year) (another year I was asking questions about the P-51 one  year and an elderly man standing next to me answered my question and I asked how he knew so much about the airplane. He responded with "I was on the design team". Every one who attends is generally on the same level and you don't know who you may stand next to.

-INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION SKILLS Try your hand at Welding, Fabric covering, metal work, composites, ect.

-PEOPLE I look forward to meeting friends I only see at OSH. I always seemed to make some new ones and we all seem to have a common interest.

If you want a smaller event have your own fly-in (such as Rough River) No big organizing just get together and have fun. I'm still amazed how OSH can take place with all the resources, planning and people required. It's still amazing and keeps getting bigger.


Re: OSH in general.

Elwood Johnson
 

Well said Andrew

Long-EZ N36EJ my own little F16.
Elwood 'EJ' Johnson

On Jul 29, 2019, at 9:47 PM, Andrew Anunson macleodm3@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

I have been twice... 2000 and 2019... Loved It!!

2000... this was the year I walked in and saw a bunch of the airplanes you guys built.  I though it was some odd airplane factory until I noticed that some of the work was a little bit "Home Made".  I realized, then and there, that people built their own airplanes and that I could do it too.  Thank God I visited Oshkosh in 2000!

2019... its awesome... got to see Burt arrive in a Starship, felt an F-22 just about knock me over with afterburners, visited the innovation area to see new ideas, saw the Cozy 3 that Nat donated.... and more canards (some looked perfect, others home made.... ALL of them flew in and were awesome creations).  All Kinds of aircraft... WoW!!!!
Is it BIG?  Yes, it is.  

Hardly ANYBODY is starting new plans built projects.  Our local EAA chapter just disbanded because nobody is flying here anymore.  Without Airbus, Air Force, Boeing, Garmin, Vans Aircraft and other big money... well there just isn't a ton of homebuilt activity going on right now to support an event that expose hundreds of thousands to homebuilt aircraft.... I say we should take what we can get.  EAA still parks the canards on EZ Street.... Lots of Exposure there (where were all the other canards?)

Its OUR JOB to get new builders interested in aviation and home built aircraft... something new, easier to build... Whats Next?


Andrew Anunson
Cozy MKIV #1273
Chapter 25
Pound, VA


Re: Camping update at OSH

Elwood Johnson
 

Well said Mr Don Jones

Long-EZ N36EJ my own little F16.
Elwood 'EJ' Johnson

On Jul 29, 2019, at 9:14 PM, DON JONES djonesdnd@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

I have been attending Oshkosh/Airventure since 1976, one thing is for sure, a lot of change has taken place over the years. It was pretty big back in 76, but it has grown into a monstrous airshow. I was there this past week for Monday and Tuesday only and stood in amazement at the sheer size of the campgrounds, the seemingly endless displays of various aviation related items, the huge numbers of attendees, and in awe of EAA's ability to pull off the feat. The fly-in as a whole is nothing short of a remarkable accomplishment. I am proud to have been a member for the past 43 years.

 I, for one. love the diversity, from the seaplane base to the heavy iron that flies into the show. There is something for everyone and in general it is all top quality. Where on earth can you go and see and do the things we can at Airventure, I love it.

As for us Canadians, with a few exceptions like the younger Allen Floyd with his Grand Champion LongEze, we are a dwindling breed of aging builders and pilots. Our time horizon as productive contributors to the movement is short, all too soon we will have joined the OX-5 group from the early part of last century. Lets continue to support EAA and the Canard Movement to the best of our ability in hopes that younger canard builders and pilots will continue where we leave off. Burt gave us the best, most efficient aircraft ever conceived, let's do our best to pull together and support EAA which made our movement possible in the first place.

Don Jones
Berkut FG

On Monday, July 29, 2019, 7:12:25 PM CDT, Tom Smith TRCSmith@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:


 

Well. OSH could be the USA's version of the Paris airshow for the big aluminum.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Hall rickh@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...>
To: canard-aviators <canard-aviators@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Re: Camping update at OSH

It's Rockford ;)

Boeing/Fed-x/Ford/other big boyz pay to display their offerings in front
of 500,000 people. As to war-birds, I kinda agree. But seeing a F4U up
close is kinda neat, and they do draw a crowd.

Ignoring the 'commercial' aspect of Airventure, especially the eye glass
cleaners and magic fingers massage chair vendors, there's a lot to offer
for the builders/experimenters.

Bill K volunteers for the composite workshop, it's filled to capacity
more than half of the sessions. I volunteer at the Cozy-3 build in
Aeroplane Workshop, along with the rest of "Team Epoxy", Chrissi, Randi,
Bob, George, and often a few from the audience. We laid up both spar
caps and both wing skins on one wing this year. Ever try to skin a wing
using medium hardener in 85* heat while answering the inevitable "can I
ask a small question"?  Hand layups are 'old tech', but we do draw a
modest crowd.

If "Team Epoxy" didn't volunteer, RV types would be flying around with
butt ugly modified cowlings. Yes, that's one of the "can I ask a small
question" we *often* answer ;)

Do you know Portuguese? I don't either, but have had multiple visitors
to our workshop from Brazil. The International Tent has volunteer
translators that will go to a workshop/venue. I found that out on
departure, from a Russian couple. What timing :-/

Gordon:
Know where you're coming from, suspect many think the same... But if we
don't volunteer to share our collective knowledge with the few
experimenters that attend, we're shooting ourselves in the proverbial
foot. IMHO, of course :)

Rick


On 7/29/2019 1:40 PM, Izzy Briggs inbriggs@... [canard-aviators]
wrote:
>
> Good points. Personally, I’d like to see anything military banned from
> the event. It’s be nice to skip the United Airlines and UPS airplanes
> dominating Boeing as well. Those guys can all go to Paris.
>
>
> Maybe we should all just start landing in Rockville again.
>
> Izzy
>
>
> On Jul 29, 2019, at 13:46, Gordon Bowen
> gordon.bowen.training@...
> gordon.bowen.training@...> [canard-aviators]
> <canard-aviators@...
> canard-aviators@...>> wrote:

>
>> Osh$, has been going commercial for a long time. The reason I quit
>> doing the composites workshop and coming to Osh to volunteer. The
>> entire”AirVenture” theme will be a failure as soon as the homebuilder
>> core quit volunteering at Osh. It’s now 100% on the local chapters to
>> keep the original EAA movement alive. Ask yourself, if the EAA did
>> not have real experimental aircraft enthusiast around the country,
>> would our so called builders convention in Osh survive? Would the
>> State of WI pony up the money to support the state’s largest event? I
>> know someone in Osh corporate management reads these posting on our
>> user group, I wonder if they will wake up to the fact that they have
>> allowed our annual experimental convention has been highjacked by
>> money, like our political system...
>>
>>

>>
>




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Re: Dipstick tube.

Elwood Johnson
 

Take the roll pin out of the cap and slid the stick thru to the correct length and cut off extra.  (Very EZ)

Long-EZ N36EJ my own little F16.
Elwood 'EJ' Johnson

On Jul 31, 2019, at 4:20 PM, Tom Smith TRCSmith@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

Yes,clean all the paint off with sandpaper in the area of the cut and glass it together.Thumbs up


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen billallensworld@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...>
To: canard-aviators <canard-aviators@...>
Sent: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 1:53 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Dipstick tube.



I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 
Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


--



Canard Calendar - August

erlend@...
 

The August Canard Desktop Calendar is ready for download.

This image is from the French Acro Team Patrouille Reva.


As always: Thanks a lot for the many beautiful pictures I have received so far. I’m always looking for new pictures, if you have pictures to share, please send them over to me. I need as large resolution as possible. My bandwidth is no problem, so don’t be afraid to send over large images!

 

Safe flying (and building)!

 

Here is the link: http://ljosnes.no/cozy/canard-calendar

 

PS: If the new calendar doesn’t show up, it’s probably because the website is cached in your web browser. Try to hit F5 to reload the page if this happens.

--

Erlend Moen

Cozy #1556 – chapter 20


Re: Dipstick tube.

Torger Totusek
 

Hi Glenn,

What I recall I did was cut out the necessary length, less an inch, then bore a little out of one end and machine down the diameter on the other end so you have a slip fit.  You don't want it too tight a fit because I bonded it together and you want a little bit of a bond line. The two flanges coming together will keep in alignment and you can feel around the perimeter for concentricity while curing.  Obviously this will require you to have a lathe to be able to do the above..

Don't forget you will have to cutoff your dipstick as well. If you don't, and force it you may end up with a bend at the end!! Stuck out tongue closed eyes

Mine is plastic so I don't know what Bill is talking about below unless he has a plastic welder and the material is compatible to do that. I do have a plastic welder but never tried it..

Torger T
Long-EZ 606TT
FUL


-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Spreuer kspreuer@... [canard-aviators]
To: Canard Aviators
Sent: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 3:03 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Dipstick tube.



Mine's fine but I think the easiest solid fix is to cut x.x inches out of the center and weld the ends back together, clean well and paint.

Keith

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 1:53 PM Bill Allen billallensworld@gmail..com [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 
I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 
Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


--



Re: Dipstick tube.

KEN4ZZ
 

Quick search on flebay.?? Sift thru and find several lengths:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=lycoming+oil

On 7/31/2019 3:23 PM, Bill Allen billallensworld@... [canard-aviators] wrote:
??
I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
??

Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


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Re: COZY: Antenna placement

Phillip Johnson
 

Interesting design, but how does it fare when you are over the tower.  The ADSB towers are relatively short range compared with the RADAR systems for ATC.  A dipole or Monopole looks like the best solution for ADSB as it has good performance directly below the aircraft.  The dipole can be bent to spoil the beam and still have reasonable performance below the aircraft whilst maintaining good performance around the horizon.

 

Regards,

 

Phillip Johnson
Cozy MKIV RG Powered by Subaru IO-200 (SN 0030)

http://www.canardaviation.com/PhillipJohnson

 

 

 

From: cozy_builders@... On Behalf Of Del Schier
Sent: 17 July 2019 13:02
To: 'Scott Humphrey' ; cozy_builders@...; canard-aviators@...
Subject: RE: COZY: Antennna placement

 

I just made a couple of ADS-B antennas based on a design for a annular slot antenna for fiberglass aircraft. Read this information http://lea.hamradio.si/~s53mv/archive/a391.pdf  Nick Urgolini has a writeup at http://nickugolini.com/blog/?p=4072 and the original plans at: http://lea.hamradio.si/~s53mv/avionics/tranant.html

 

This antenna is cheap and easy to make, low profile and has 4 – 6 dB of omnidirectional gain with a pattern focused on the horizon.

 

The original design is for a mode C transponder with a center tuning is at 1090 MHz. I contacted the designer and he said he would not expect it to work well at 978 MHz for ADS-B.  I scaled the design larger by a factor of 1.14:1 to tune it to 978.  Testing a prototype it was still too high in frequency and I lengthened the antenna element by about 6 mm which showed a good match at 978. The return loss was ~ 15 dB and still good up at 1090.  I was concerned about the effect of the floor of the airplane and a large piece of 2” orange foam had no effect. My toolbox 2’ from the test antenna did and I moved that away.  Just moving my hand near the antenna would make it show a even better match so I think it will be good under the rear seat of the Cozy.  See the video of the tuning sensitivity at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY2ShtnDIAg

 

Vernon Asper purchased the brass material for the project and we have enough brass to make several dozen antennas. I would consider making kits provided I can get an airpark neighbors sheet metal shear to cut up the pieces for ADS-B operation. Maybe $15 with shipping for the brass cut into the necessary squares and rectangles.  Let me know if you are interested!  I think Vernon has a bunch of panel mount BNC connectors.

 

Del Schier

 

 

From: cozy_builders@... <cozy_builders@...> On Behalf Of Scott Humphrey
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:29 AM
To: cozy_builders@...; canard-aviators@...
Subject: COZY: Antennna placement

 

Is fiberglass more or less radio wave transparent? Is there a reason for the ELT antenna, transponder antenna, and DME antenna to be outside the aircraft? Nav and  Com are buried under the skin afterall.

 


Scott "Patch" Humphrey

Cozy III

Savannah, TX 

 

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Re: Dipstick tube.

Tom Smith <TRCSmith@...>
 

Yes,clean all the paint off with sandpaper in the area of the cut and glass it together.Thumbs up


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen billallensworld@... [canard-aviators]
To: canard-aviators
Sent: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 1:53 pm
Subject: Re: [c-a] Dipstick tube.



I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 
Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


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Re: Dipstick tube.

Tim Andres
 

I believe the thing is made from a phenolic, not sure what adhesive might work on it. 
Assuming this stuff is machinable, maybe cut a counter bore in each half to accept a thin steel tube inserted in  each end maybe 1”.  Then pop rivets could be used to secure it.    
 A decent machinist could make one from scratch if it comes to it.
Good luck
Tim Andres

On Jul 31, 2019, at 2:09 PM, Nick U unick3@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

Cutting a gluing will work (I did it), but you might need a lathe to ensure a proper fit.   Another option is cutting and using a short transition coupling of tubing with hose clamps .




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On Jul 31, 2019, at 12:07 PM, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.  

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ? 

Any other options?

Glenn




Re: Dipstick tube.

Keith Spreuer
 

Mine's fine but I think the easiest solid fix is to cut x.x inches out of the center and weld the ends back together, clean well and paint.

Keith

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 1:53 PM Bill Allen billallensworld@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


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Re: Dipstick tube.

Bill Allen
 

I shortened a too-long Lyco dipstick/tube and it worked fine - I seem to recall that it was a recommended fix in one of the CPs?

Bill Allen

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 18:24, Glen bob gcm2291@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

Dearest Canardians,

(Not to be confused with Canadians),

Looking for a shorter dipstick tube. Mine is 10 1/2 inches long (O-320).

Sticks out of the cowl. Need closer to 6 inch.

Somebody suggested cutting 4 inches out and re-gluing. I'm a little leary of that.

Will it work ?

Any other options?

Glenn


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Re: Issues with Dave

clint kramer
 

I have owned one of Dave Hansen's plane and flown it for the last 7 years. Been probably one of the greatest aviation experiences of my life. I have flown all kinds of planes from flight instructing, Grand canyon tours, cargo.It always gets tons of attention at the airport. People get interested in the Cunard community. People either tell me they haven't seen one or they haven't seen one in 10 years.
There is nothing like some guy that owns a multimillion-dollar plane stops his draw drops and stares at my plane in Invey as I taxi by.

If I ever need help with anything Dave always just a phone call away. It does it all without getting a dime.
Just my two cents before I jump in the plane and go flying.


Re: Group Guidelines

aviationeyes
 

Jon, I just want to say that I like your perspective and your pro-active approach to dealing with issues within this group. It is hard to work with polarized views when one party forgets that everyone has a right to speak here, but not the right to get personal, political or holier than thou. I don't believe all comments have to be positive. You live in a bubble if all you want to hear is good news. I also want to hear about potential problems, warnings, bad practices, etc.

This holier than thou attitude that cuts off others' perspectives seems to be getting worse in this group of primarily aging men. It definitely puts off the few younger canard enthusiasts that we all want to carry on with canard aircraft. I bumped into some of these younger canardians this past week at Oshkosh. I asked them why I had not seen them on this list or why they didn't post their question and the answer was that they preferred to just lurk because they were intimidated by the "old Guard". I wonder how many youthful enthusiast we are missing out on because these discussions just turn personal?
--Jose



On Wed, Jul 31, 2019, at 9:03 AM, jonmatcho@... [canard-aviators] wrote:
 

Ryszard wrote:

>You’re wrong Jon. The person who posted that “Vendor Warning” had no direct dealing with the “business”. That’s why I keep pointing out that this has nothing to do with safety.

>This would be totally different if the purchaser of the SQ had made that post.

I certainly can appreciate your point, and assume Marc Zeitlin had hands-on and experience with David's work. I may have misspoken earlier, but IF (and I am not saying this is so in David's case -- I have no idea) a vendor did some horrible work and I saw it on the flightline, I would be allowed to post a warning as well.

Ryszard wrote:

>I’ve been on this forum since it’s inception way back in Compuserv. Over that time span I’ve seen this forum turn from a clearing house of information fostered by enthusiastic, positive people to a podium for an overbearing, berating individual that drives away more potential Canard enthusiasts than you could imagine and done huge damage to the reputation of these airplanes.

I've been here for longer than I care to admit as well, but I'll disagree with you that the membership here is EXCELLENT regardless of those who have left us (for whatever reason, but mostly due to selling, retiring, or passing on).

Still, I cannot argue your perception and agree on the importance of your points (reputation of the aircraft supported by an educated, enthusiastic and positive community).

>This topic came up at OSH when former moderator of this forum Walt Bellue stopped by our airplanes.

I know Walt, and I'll talk to him about that.

>It inspired me to ask every Canard person I ran into the rest of that week what they thought of the current state of the Canard Forum and the resounding answer was, “Ugh, no, practically a waste of time”. This is why you seldom see others that have been involved with Rutan designs for nearly 40 years on here.

This is anecdotal, and it depends which forum the person answering actually thought you were referring to. In addition to this one, there are about a dozen on Facebook, the Cozy mailing list, CanardZone.com, EZ.org, CanardAviation.com, and another that has zero activity.

The problem is that we are so disjointed and can't get out of our own way with some of this stuff. We need to get along better, although this implies we don't -- we do; the not-getting-along part is the absolute exception from my point of view.

>So much corporate knowledge out there yet this forum has lost its ability to be inclusive because one person wants to prove they’re smarter than the rest of us.

I don't agree with this. I and many others read Marc's posts with interest. Marc is smarter than me in many areas, and I appreciate that. I have also had exchanges with Marc where I thoroughly disagreed and left knowing (in my mind at least) that I was more correct than him.

>If you want to ban me...

Only spammers and hackers are banned. The thought hasn't crossed my mind.

>...for pointing out the elephant in the room that’s fine. I’ll just join the ranks of all the rest that shun this forum because of what it’s become.

I'm not seeing the elephant you are, and I certainly do not want anyone to shun the forum.

>I got better things to do, like run an organization that helps promote Rutan designs through positive energy.

Please keep in mind that we all have other things to do.

If you are not satisfied with the forum I will gladly refund your membership fee 😉. Everyone, please keep in mind that this is a free service run and contributed to by volunteers. Some members have business services to offer, and their biases should be clear to anyone with any level of awareness -- you're included in this group too Ryszard, along with Marc Zeitlin and David Hanson.

Sincerely,
Jon

Jon Matcho
Repairing Quickie TriQ-200
Building a Cozy Mark IV
Canard Aviators Member Administrator
www.canardzone.com
www.quickheads.com



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Re: COZY: tailBeacon install on lower winglet

aviationeyes
 

I would agree with Mr. Berlin and is what I will do. The first Echo's seem to have had some issues with ghosting, but the word now is that it no longer has problems. Plus, I think the Echo may even be less expensive.
--Jose

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019, at 12:33 AM, DONALD BERLIN vette164@... [canard-aviators] wrote:
 

Why not just install the Uavionix Echo system. Installed mine in the Longez in less than 3 hrs! Works perfect and then you have both in and out.



> On Jul 30, 2019, at 6:07 PM, 'Robert Asis' via COZY Builders Mailing List wrote:
>
> Fellow Canardians,
>
> I have other plans for my wing position lights so I’m opting out of using skyBeacon; so, I’m contemplating installing the tailBeacon from uAvionix on the aft end of one my lower winglet. My Long EZ will always be Day VFR and from what I read FAR 91.205 doesn’t apply to me.
>
> Disregarding required work of installing it at that location and aesthetics, do you guys see any concerns of installing it there.


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