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Re: Last Call- Oshkosh Tuesday Night Dinner

DON JONES <djonesdnd@...>
 

I'm in, along with a friend. Don Jones & Rob Bond C U there. Excited to see that Truck Camper Emoji

On Monday, July 8, 2019, 9:16:38 AM CDT, CozyGirrrl@... [canard-aviators] wrote:


 

Last call....we have over 110 people signed up, don't miss this event!
...after the 11th we may be out of touch

    Cozy Girrrls 1st Annual Early Birds Jambalaya Jam
===========================================
 This is a CSA/RAFE group event for Canard Enthusiasts
 
Its that time again!
If you are coming to Osh and are going to be there early in the week (Tuesday) and hoping to
connect with other canardians, this is it!
 
WHAT's FOR DINNER:
Jambalaya is a Cajun/Creole dish, it is made in a huge cast iron kettle, it is
mildly to somewhat spicy-NOT HOT. Chicken, pork, sausage, veg and rice.
Probably have a side of coleslaw and....?
Hint: it goes well with beer.
  
LOCATION:
We will be at our campsite on North Doolittle providing we get our usual spot
otherwise we will put out the word via grapevine where we will be located,
as always look for the little red truck. Pictures of truck and map at bottom.
 
WHEN:
Tuesday July 23rd, social hour begins around 5PM BYOBeer
 
$5 "donation" per person, PLEASE bring a chair this year!
 
RSVP:
...this is a test, based on previous years RSVP responses we have determined 70%
of you either drink a lot when using your computer or your skills at following the
simplest of written instructions are questionable, even if they come with M drawings.
We wish to thank the remaining 30% for making our lives easier.
So, if you are coming to the dinner, please send us an RSVP with a one line response:
 
Please do it like this:
 
# of people, name(s), email, cell

EXAMPLE:
 
2, Chrissi, Randi, CozyGirrrl@..., 867-5309
 
That way there will be enough food and beverage, you wouldn't want to run out would you?
There is a threshold where we may need to make a 2nd pot, so real numbers are important.
 
IMPORTANT:
1. If you RSVP, please make sure you receive a Thank You! email from us within 48 hours.
2. Picnic tables are probably not available so bring a chair if you are able to scrounge one.
3. No vehicles, there is absolutely no parking available, you must park in the BLUE lot and walk.
4. Bicycles, golf carts, strollers etc must be off the road and not on our neighbors campsites.
5. We do not know of anyone who will be donating alcohol so feel free to BYOB or pass a hat and make a run to Walmart.
6. =Please, no animals!= ,we LOVE animals, just not when & where we are preparing and serving food.
7. If you RSVP in the 10 days before Airventure you will probably not receive an acknowledgement from us.
8. This has been a very wet Spring & Summer so far, count on mosquitoes! Spray yourself.
 
You will need your chair and maybe a blanket for the movie next door, schedule says
Tuesday, July 23: Planes: Fire and Rescue (Cartoon)
This sequel to 2013’s Planes takes us into the world of aerial firefighting as Dusty Crophopper gets
fitted with a water tank and amphibious floats, and gets to work.
This animated Pixar feature features a star-studded voice cast, and nonstop aviation.

.... or stick around and socialize!
 
Our trusty band of well trained and highly skilled volunteers look forward to seeing you all there!
 
The "Little Red Truck" for those who were looking for a red mini-pickup last year:
Secret location of dinner:

 
 



Last Call- Oshkosh Tuesday Night Dinner

cozygirrrl
 

Last call....we have over 110 people signed up, don't miss this event!
...after the 11th we may be out of touch

    Cozy Girrrls 1st Annual Early Birds Jambalaya Jam
===========================================
 This is a CSA/RAFE group event for Canard Enthusiasts
 
Its that time again!
If you are coming to Osh and are going to be there early in the week (Tuesday) and hoping to
connect with other canardians, this is it!
 
WHAT's FOR DINNER:
Jambalaya is a Cajun/Creole dish, it is made in a huge cast iron kettle, it is
mildly to somewhat spicy-NOT HOT. Chicken, pork, sausage, veg and rice.
Probably have a side of coleslaw and....?
Hint: it goes well with beer.
  
LOCATION:
We will be at our campsite on North Doolittle providing we get our usual spot
otherwise we will put out the word via grapevine where we will be located,
as always look for the little red truck. Pictures of truck and map at bottom.
 
WHEN:
Tuesday July 23rd, social hour begins around 5PM BYOBeer
 
$5 "donation" per person, PLEASE bring a chair this year!
 
RSVP:
...this is a test, based on previous years RSVP responses we have determined 70%
of you either drink a lot when using your computer or your skills at following the
simplest of written instructions are questionable, even if they come with M drawings.
We wish to thank the remaining 30% for making our lives easier.
So, if you are coming to the dinner, please send us an RSVP with a one line response:
 
Please do it like this:
 
# of people, name(s), email, cell

EXAMPLE:
 
2, Chrissi, Randi, CozyGirrrl@..., 867-5309
 
That way there will be enough food and beverage, you wouldn't want to run out would you?
There is a threshold where we may need to make a 2nd pot, so real numbers are important.
 
IMPORTANT:
1. If you RSVP, please make sure you receive a Thank You! email from us within 48 hours.
2. Picnic tables are probably not available so bring a chair if you are able to scrounge one.
3. No vehicles, there is absolutely no parking available, you must park in the BLUE lot and walk.
4. Bicycles, golf carts, strollers etc must be off the road and not on our neighbors campsites.
5. We do not know of anyone who will be donating alcohol so feel free to BYOB or pass a hat and make a run to Walmart.
6. =Please, no animals!= ,we LOVE animals, just not when & where we are preparing and serving food.
7. If you RSVP in the 10 days before Airventure you will probably not receive an acknowledgement from us.
8. This has been a very wet Spring & Summer so far, count on mosquitoes! Spray yourself.
 
You will need your chair and maybe a blanket for the movie next door, schedule says
Tuesday, July 23: Planes: Fire and Rescue (Cartoon)
This sequel to 2013’s Planes takes us into the world of aerial firefighting as Dusty Crophopper gets
fitted with a water tank and amphibious floats, and gets to work.
This animated Pixar feature features a star-studded voice cast, and nonstop aviation.

.... or stick around and socialize!
 
Our trusty band of well trained and highly skilled volunteers look forward to seeing you all there!
 
The "Little Red Truck" for those who were looking for a red mini-pickup last year:
Secret location of dinner:

 
 



Defiant leaky brakes

johntoelaer
 

The plans call out Cleveland 199-60  which is a "conversion kit".  defiant plans Page D-37  Back in 1987 I found a nice set of Cleveland double pucks that looked just like the cleveland drawings but with stainless disks.  They worked perfect for 60 flight hours until I got divorced and put the defiant in storage. I cant find the paperwork on the ones I bought in 1987, but I made a logbook entry that the o-ring is MS28775-222
Now I am ready to fly but one piston is leaking.   I replaced the Ms28775-222 with a new one from aircraft spruce but no joy. The leak was small and I thought I could get away with a high speed taxi test.  On the second test the leaky brake went kaput and I used nosewheel steering and maximum braking to stay on the centerline.  when I get back to the hangar I had overheated the good brake and it was leaking also.
additional info:
I use dot 5 silicone brake fluid.  Aircraft Spruce sells a Ms28775=222 for 65 cents and also a Parker -Hannefin equivalet for about 20 bucks.  I ordered both because the cheap one has a speck thickness of 0.125 but the expensive one is 0.139 thick (may be within the + or minus tolerance, don't know)
Any help would be appreciated.
N138EZ


Re: Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

calvin carey
 

Taking a complete shot in the dark on this.  Anyone know what strobe driver this would be?


Re: Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

calvin carey
 

Well there I go.   :)

Thank you very much for the input.  


On Jul 4, 2019, at 8:03 PM, Ron Springer ron228rj@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

Calvin,


A plans built VariEze wouldn’t have lights ...

Ron


On Jul 4, 2019, at 4:02 PM, ccarey@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

I apologize in advance as I'm new to the whole maintenance process and appreciate any help.


There is power to the strobe driver and the light works.  What is the part number or likely part number of the strobe driver for a plans built Veri Eze?

Respectfully,
Calvin


Re: Long EZ OSH 40th anniversary shirts

Jenatepilot
 

Ryan what’s the brand and style of shirt and what price? 

On Jul 4, 2019, at 7:33 PM, Ryan Kyzar kyzarcozy@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

I'm considering printing these shirts to bring to OSH. Let me know what you think.

(I saw that a couple of other people are also making shirts, this is just a design idea I had and wanted to see if enough people would want to buy it.)

Thanks!
Ryan Kyzar 



Re: Intersection Radius

Cameron Garner
 

Mike Arnold suggests 6% of the chord as fillet radius for wing/body intersections. Seemed to work well for him.

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 2:36 AM Andrew Anunson macleodm3@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

Is there a minimum radius that we can use at the wing/winglet intersection and the strake/fuselage intersection for aerodynamic efficiency?  These parts are structurally complete and I am working on fairings and micro fill.

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


Re: Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

Gene
 

There was a supplementary chapter in Vari plans which has lighting. The plans specify to install strobes on the fuselage rather than piggyback wingtip strobes (piggybacked on the red/green position lights Grimes or Whelen style)

For the upper strobe/position light (white) a Whelen A500 series is specified. This is a combination light with a strobe tube and a halogen bulb. I have tried replacing this halogen with LED and had no luck for durability.


For your lower forward strobe (under pilot seat)  I do not remember what the spec was however I have a streamlined Hoskins housing from a Learjet with a Whelen emergency vehicle flasher bulb mounted.


I use a Kuntzelman flasher power supply for 2 strobes. It's a reliable system after about 450 hours.


 If you have a no fire situation, Take one tube and hook it to your power supply.. Make sure the connections are good as the original terminals may be burned. If you don't hear a whine noise from the pack then it is likely dead. If you hear a high pitched whine try pulling and swapping tubes. If no flash then it's again probably your power pack and this time it's likely really dead. If no whine, and you're halfway competent at electronics, open up the case and check the soldered on board fuse... good luck


///Gene Cockrell


Re: Intersection Radius

Andrew Anunson
 

James,
I read through your winglet fairing section... you did excellent work fine tuning your installation and then documenting your findings for the rest of us... Thank You!!

Is a 2.5" radius a good number to use all over the airplane for major intersection fillets like wing/winglets and strake/fuselage (not so big it introduces too much additional surface area, but enough to minimizes the drag from the intersection).

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


Re: Intersection Radius

Mike Tooze
 

Andrew,
I used a min. of six/seven inch radius for my fuselage/strake intersection, tapering, of course at the front. Rear merging into the under engine cowl.
This is by far the largest 'drag intersection' on an Eze.
My wing/winglet's are about two inch rad, put in as nominal and could well be improved - in years to come ;^)

Intersections - parasitic drag's great friend.

OMV

Mike Tooze
O-235 Vari Eze


On Friday, 5 July 2019, 15:36:56 BST, Andrew Anunson macleodm3@... [canard-aviators] wrote:




Is there a minimum radius that we can use at the wing/winglet intersection and the strake/fuselage intersection for aerodynamic efficiency?  These parts are structurally complete and I am working on fairings and micro fill.

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




Re: Looking for Fuel Flow Test Procedure O-320

besmith51
 

I found what I needed.


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 10:19 AM bsmith51@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

All my docs are at the hangar 95 miles away.  C/S Index says July 07, p. 34 has something, but I'm told it isn't there.  Checked Van's. 

I know it exists, because I recently saw the whole thing, but now can't find it.  Anyone know without going to any trouble?

Thanks,


Bruce Smith

Long-EZ

Vancouver, WA 


Looking for Fuel Flow Test Procedure O-320

besmith51
 

All my docs are at the hangar 95 miles away.  C/S Index says July 07, p. 34 has something, but I'm told it isn't there.  Checked Van's. 

I know it exists, because I recently saw the whole thing, but now can't find it.  Anyone know without going to any trouble?

Thanks,


Bruce Smith

Long-EZ

Vancouver, WA 


Re: Intersection Radius

berkut13
 

From: canard-aviators@... [mailto:canard-aviators@...]
Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 9:36 AM
To: Cozy Builders; Canard Aviators
Subject: [c-a] Intersection Radius

 

 

Is there a minimum radius that we can use at the wing/winglet intersection and the strake/fuselage intersection for aerodynamic efficiency?  These parts are structurally complete and I am working on fairings and micro fill.

 

Thanks,

Andrew Anunson

Cozy MKIV #1273

Chapter 25

Pound, VA

 


Re: Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

KEN4ZZ
 

All good advice, but I'd perhaps come at this from an alternate angle. My geriatric VariEze is indeed day, VFR, no electrical system. That said, I think a valid argument can be made that increasing your plane's visibility w/ strobes is a worthwhile empty weight investment in flight safety even if only operated VFR. Especially true if you routinely operate in busy airspace. If the wiring is already in place, perhaps ditching the old fashioned strobes and upgrading to modern lightweight LED strobes would be a better choice. Would save weight and use less power.

IMVHO, these days spending $$$ to repair a gas discharge strobe system is throwing good money after bad.

Ken

On 7/5/2019 8:37 AM, Mike Tooze miketooze@... [canard-aviators] wrote:
??
Calvin,
Gleaning from your post I understand that you have acquired a VE and that you are 'putting a few thing right'.
I think that Ron is right and what he says does help you in that, for a VE, you should be removing anything that is unnecessary for day VFR flight. Saving weight is the imperative with the exception of anything that, on balance, reduces drag and whatever is needed to achieve the correct CoG position. i.e Add(remove) ballast as necessary to achieve your minimum trim drag at the speed you choose to fly.
Saves a ton of money too.

OMV,

Mike Tooze
O-235 Vari Eze G-EMMY
On Friday, 5 July 2019, 09:17:51 BST, Tony Rothwell tony13rothwell@... [canard-aviators] wrote:




Ron is correct but that does not help you Calvin.
Post a photo of the item causing you a problem and somebody on here will know what it is and where to get a replacement if that is what you need.

Tony

On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 12:12, Ron Springer ron228rj@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
??

Calvin,


A plans built VariEze wouldn???t have lights ...

Ron


On Jul 4, 2019, at 4:02 PM, ccarey@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

??

I apologize in advance as I'm new to the whole maintenance process and appreciate any help.


There is power to the strobe driver and the light works.?? What is the part number or likely part number of the strobe driver for a plans built Veri Eze?

Respectfully,
Calvin



Intersection Radius

Andrew Anunson
 

Is there a minimum radius that we can use at the wing/winglet intersection and the strake/fuselage intersection for aerodynamic efficiency?  These parts are structurally complete and I am working on fairings and micro fill.

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


Re: Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

Mike Tooze
 

Calvin,
Gleaning from your post I understand that you have acquired a VE and that you are 'putting a few thing right'.
I think that Ron is right and what he says does help you in that, for a VE, you should be removing anything that is unnecessary for day VFR flight. Saving weight is the imperative with the exception of anything that, on balance, reduces drag and whatever is needed to achieve the correct CoG position. i.e Add(remove) ballast as necessary to achieve your minimum trim drag at the speed you choose to fly.
Saves a ton of money too.

OMV,

Mike Tooze
O-235 Vari Eze G-EMMY

On Friday, 5 July 2019, 09:17:51 BST, Tony Rothwell tony13rothwell@... [canard-aviators] wrote:




Ron is correct but that does not help you Calvin.
Post a photo of the item causing you a problem and somebody on here will know what it is and where to get a replacement if that is what you need.

Tony

On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 12:12, Ron Springer ron228rj@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

Calvin,


A plans built VariEze wouldn’t have lights ...

Ron


On Jul 4, 2019, at 4:02 PM, ccarey@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

I apologize in advance as I'm new to the whole maintenance process and appreciate any help.


There is power to the strobe driver and the light works.  What is the part number or likely part number of the strobe driver for a plans built Veri Eze?

Respectfully,
Calvin




Re: Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

Tony Rothwell
 

Ron is correct but that does not help you Calvin.
Post a photo of the item causing you a problem and somebody on here will know what it is and where to get a replacement if that is what you need.

Tony


On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 12:12, Ron Springer ron228rj@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:
 

Calvin,


A plans built VariEze wouldn’t have lights ...

Ron


On Jul 4, 2019, at 4:02 PM, ccarey@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

I apologize in advance as I'm new to the whole maintenance process and appreciate any help.


There is power to the strobe driver and the light works.  What is the part number or likely part number of the strobe driver for a plans built Veri Eze?

Respectfully,
Calvin


Re: Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

Ron Springer
 

Calvin,

A plans built VariEze wouldn’t have lights ...

Ron


On Jul 4, 2019, at 4:02 PM, ccarey@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators@...> wrote:

 

I apologize in advance as I'm new to the whole maintenance process and appreciate any help.


There is power to the strobe driver and the light works.  What is the part number or likely part number of the strobe driver for a plans built Veri Eze?

Respectfully,
Calvin


Long EZ OSH 40th anniversary shirts

Ryan Kyzar
 

I'm considering printing these shirts to bring to OSH. Let me know what you think.

(I saw that a couple of other people are also making shirts, this is just a design idea I had and wanted to see if enough people would want to buy it.)

Thanks!
Ryan Kyzar 



Strobe Beacon - Veri Eze

calvin carey
 

I apologize in advance as I'm new to the whole maintenance process and appreciate any help.

There is power to the strobe driver and the light works.  What is the part number or likely part number of the strobe driver for a plans built Veri Eze?

Respectfully,
Calvin

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