JUST PURCHASED IN LATE AUG. ST'S BEEN UNDER AN EXTENXIVE ANNUAL INSPECTION SINCE. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THIS AIRCRAFT HAS ONLY 70 HOURS TOTAL TIME, BUILT AND FINISHED DEC OF 1986. APPEARS TO BE A FINE BUILT AIRCRAFT, LINES ARE STRAIGHT AND SMOOTH AND EXCELLENT WORKMANSHIP. HOPE TO FLY IT SOON WITH A FULL REPORT ON PERFORMANCE.
O-320 160HP, Ellison TBI, Retard Breaker mags.
Dual alternator, dual electric. BMA EFIS/One, with Dynon backup. AV-10 engine monitor.
GU canard, standard nose. Strakes are Aerocad parts and dispense with the "kink".
Built by Lawrence Smith, I'm the 4th owner. I've owned the plane since 1997, and have owned it the longest. I like to call myself the second-builder of the plane. When I bought it, it was a non-flying wreck. I installed Long-eze gear, re-finished the paint, upgraded the interior, and did a top overhaul of the engine. That took about a year and a half (with much thanks to Al Fink). I flew it for about 15 hours, when my hangar neighbor's hangar caught fire and totaled the plane. I bought it back from the insurance company, rebuilt the wings, and repaired the damage (another year.....) and flew it again in 1998/99. I've since completely rebuilt the engine, adding aprox 25hp, and maintain the plane to IFR standards. I've looged about 1000 hours in it to date.
I'm a Louisiana transplant living in S. Cal. Retired Aerospace engineer. This Long-EZ is my second flying one and I have about 1100 hours PIC in canards. Had three other canards not completed. Started doing this in 1979. Long EZ Serial 412. N36EJ has most of the latest upgrades and avionics. I am based at Whiteman Field Los Angeles.
Started construction as a EAA chapter project in 1979 and made 1st. flight Aug. 1985. Another person and I purchased the project from the chapter before we finished it.
After about 100hrs or so I installed Z28 auto pistons by Speed Pro. Still running strong. No problems to date 2012.
I am trying to sell my 1947 classic V-tail Bonanza to enable me to buy/build a Cozy. The aircraft is hangared but has not moved in 7 years. A former partner in the plane has information on the plane on the following web site. http://rvflying.tripod.com/id12.html
Bought this bird in 2005 from Sandy Cleland. Had it ferried home to SBM (Wisconsin), and found a boat load of things wrong with it. One flight and I took it home for pretty much a total make - over. Finished one wing and am working on the other. Panel all rebuilt. Added oil heat in back seat. Trying to seal elevator tubes and reconfigure cowl. Was going to change to DD cooling but changed mind after considering reasons for initial overheating. My work has kept me busy but now I'm gonna get back at it.
N36EJ was signed off Dec 2007. It now has 100 hours and did win a Bronze Lindy at OSH 2009. It has most of the latest mods. I am currently installing a Trio AP with altitude hold. I did the first testing with a B n T. Based at Whiteman Field (WHP) Los Angeles. Did own N160RG. It now lives in Ark. Posted 9-2009
This one is built "per plans" by a builder in MA. Well built but a bit heavy. IFR, GU Canard, NACA inlet, football pants,
-New Seat Cushions (comfor foam)
-Fiberglass Ram Air inlet (self designed, based on Vans system)(increased top end RPM by ~150)
-Installed single Klaus Plasma III
-Given up on the Vacuum instruments in favor of GRT Sport
-Purchased James wheel pants (not installed yet)
-installed 6" Sabre prop extension (replaced 4" incorrect dia one)
-installed 4 cyl EGT and CHT probes feeding data to my custom built touch-screen Engine monitor Display system
-Casper Labs Oil Filtration system
-Re worked the baffle seals and installed ramps on lower cowl (to alleviate cooling issues created by my Ram air inlet system)
last fall I was vary lucky to find my dream plane
now that I have my plane is time to practice but i am student pilot
and I wonder if there is some body on the west sub. in chicago with a vary eze or a long eze who
can help me to fly my plane thanks my email bapaintingllc77@hotmail
Acquired partially completed Long EZ project November 2010. All major layups complete, canopy complete, controls, pitch trip, brakes, cables complete. Left to do: strakes, winglet attach and rudder fab with cables, roll over, consoles, "FWF", electrical, avionics finishing, etc. Have mount for O-235 dynafocal and exhaust so leaning that way.
N97LZ, 0235L2C, 125hp with Lightspeed electronic ignition. Cruise 155kts top speed, 165kts on GPS. Sometimes see more on the GPS at 10,5. Prop is Great American 62x64 2 blade. She s a beautifully flying machine. Based at South Lake Tahoe Ca. for commuting to work in the San Francisco/San Jose bay area.
VariEze N930L. Purchased right after she was built by Paul Millet in 1983. Have had her apart so many times I feel like I built it! Just broke 1000 hrs and currently running a hoghly modified O-200 with 9-1 pistons, ported, polished, flow balanced and all rotating parts balanced. Turns 3000 rpm with s Sterba 60x80 prop and cruises at 174 ktas. Has been IFR with a full vacuume panel for about 15 years. Flown 930L coast to coast twice, Oshkosh about 3 times, Sun-N-Fun twice and almost every year to Rough River.
N38AR has been flying since May of 1983 and has 2250+ hours. First 1950 hours was with a 0290G and changed to a 0320. Prop is a Felix 2 blade and a Catto 3 blade. Rose Ign. and 1 mag. Hone base CID Cedar Rapids Iowa. Baggage pods under construction
As the third owner I completed this vari-eze (N6112Q) and first flew in 6/01. It has a pumped up 126 HP 0200 from Ly-con, a one of a kind three blade Catto prop, boat tail with ram air, trailing edge fences, shortened canard, Gary Hertzler wheel pants and a Garmin 196 linked to a navaid auto pilot. Its based at Gnoss Field in the SF Bay Area. Cruse speed is around 185 Mph and top end is well over 200 Mph.
My father built 987BW he started in 1980 first solo in Nov. 1985. He lost is medical in 2000 so i decided to get my private to take him up in his plane and loving it. powered by 0-235c1 American wood prop 60/62 I m installing GNC300XL in the next couple week and am looking at wheel pants and maybe a different prop. Hangered at rwf mn.
Berkut 540 (kit#14) N53MW (reserved) still under construction, but making good progress. Completion expected within the next 18 months. IO-540 (290hp), Terra radio stack, Grand Rapids EFIS (front & rear).
VariEze, N489EZ,started October 1976, completed and moved to airport Feb. 1991. Due to engine problems, first flight was delayed until January 1992. Empty weight - 705 lbs. Nicknamed "Fantasy Fighter" the airplane reflects my 36 year employment with the Air Force (Military and Civilian). It s standard, built strictly per plans with mods. No wheel pants. Cont. O-200 engine. Full throttle speed is around 155 MPH, but I normally cruise around 140 MPH; it s more economical. I LOVE THIS AIRPLANE! http://users.adelphia.net/~jcwauford/drjamescwaufordthd/id3.html
Long-EZ license #405 under construction. Currently working on chapter 9 & 10. Plan on using the long nose mod, 0320, high performance rudders, Ronzc canard. The project is located in OKC, so any previous or current builders in Oklahoma don t hesitate to drop me a line! I could use the input as well as encouragement!
I am in the process of building a Cozy MKIV (540) and it is about 60% done. You can see it at http://home.intekom.co.za/qmain/JANNIE~1.HTM I have a "0" timed Lycoming E4B5 O-540 rated at 260Hp ready to install. I plan on a 70" diameter prop with a 106" pitch.
LongEz N729RA with O-235L2A. I am the third owner of the aircraft, which has about 330 hours on the hobbs. It was completed in 1986. I am repairing damage from THREE gear up landings, a fuel tank leak, and other misc things I want to do my way.
N12ET (for Ed Esteb & Sid Tolchin - "Compliant Partners") Finished April 1987 with an O235 and flown to Ireland July that year with Gene Scott. Pods, Heater, Leaks and Fun are all parts of this plane. Built with committee love including Jerry Hansen, Gene Scott, Chuck Busch, Rob Grove and most members of the local EAA. All White and ALL RIGHT!
G-OMJT built 1982-1993. Based at Prestwick, Scotland about 1 mile from the wicked North Atlantic. Parked outside on the apron (ramp!) for the past ten years with no significant corrosion problems and never any rain leakage into the tanks through the original Brock fuel caps.
Long EZ N29EZ completed and first flight December 1990. 8 1/2 years to build. Won Outstanding Workmanship award at Sun-N-Fun 1990, and best composite at Watsonville 1991. Featured in Kitplanes, Sport Aviation and QST (Ham Radio) magazines. 0-235 Lycoming, Garmin GPS/wing leveler, HF com radio, Oxygen, electric heat, and FULL RETRACTS of all 3 gears! 1,000 hours in 6 years, landing only to refuel. What a plane!! Thanks Burt!
89 Dan Maher Velocity N7044Q. I m the 3rd owner of "Pinky" & it flies & handles superb. Great workmanship everywhere you look. I took a day & a half training the Velocity factory in Sebastain, FL. Duane Swing & his associates made my transition training a very pleasant experience.
Cozy N534S (Cloud Dancer) Completed by Walt and Helen Suminski in 1989, bought by me in September 2000. O-235 L2C, Day/Night VFR, working on IFR package, Strong Pitch Trim, Navaid Devices Wing Leveler.
Long EZ N7999H "Wildfire", Built June 1987, O-235 L2A lots of upgrades since purchased in 99. Dual LSE, new paint, stereo intercom, soon to put install an O-320. Won Workmanship Award at 2004 Arlington, won outstanding craftmanship OSH 89.
COZY III Lyc-0320 150hp, First flt. mar./93. Top speed reached 234mph TAS. Have made two trips to the East coast. We have a desert dry lake airport at Calico, 5 miles NE of Barstow- Daggett airport DAG, 14 miles on the 244 radial DAG VOR. homepage "http://www.canard.com/trim"
N223MM was flying for a while but is back on hiatus again. This time it has been gutted and is now in the process of getting a new (rebuilt) engine, new wiring, new panel, new brakes and hydraulics, and probably other stuff that I have not figured on yet. Watch for updates...
I flew my VariEze for the first time April 22,1991 after 13 years of building. VariEze N64HL now has 539 hours with on trip to Oshkosh in 1995. I have an 0200 with a B&T 57x70 prop. We have a hanger at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Ca.
I bought my Long-EZ, N13YV, in 1989. Since then, I have completely rebuilt and repainted the plane, including upgrades to an O-320, a full IFR panel, and several safety improvements. I flew airshows in the plane, named "Invictus", for 8 years, but now I just enjoy it as the cross-country machine it was intended to be. I have flown over 1,200 hours in the plane.
VariEze N82GR, 0-200-A, Hangared at OCO in Oconto, WI. Empty weight 815 lbs. Built by Robbie Grove of Grove Aircraft w/20 gal. strakes. Beautiful workmanship. Uses Great American 56 x 68 prop. 2500 rpm static run up. Looking for another that is built light to plans so I can carry passengers to introduce to flight by canard! Heart beats every day so I can fly my canard!
Cozy MKlll, N655DK made the maiden on January 11, 1999. It s a 1000lb baby with a 150 hp O-320 E3D swinging a Prince P-Tip 68"x74". We re located in Hollister, CA ( 3O7 ). If you re in the neighborhood drop me a note and let s go flying.
N601VS completed 1988 and now has over 1600 hours. Engine is Lycoming O 320 D3G (160 hp). The Airplane has a number of modifications including nose gear doors, lower winglets removed, Lightspeed electronic ignition, KX 155, DME, Transponder and GPS. Full IFR panel.
Long EZ N131JF, first flew February 1995. I purchased it from the original builder Jesse Huerta (thanks for the great job Jesse). 160hp O-320. 410 hours TT. Hangared at Redbird (oops, sorry, Dallas Executive) TX. Let s go fly!
First Flight for N10LZ occurred on Sept 28th of 98. It was exhilarating to say the least, I now have 56 trouble free hours now and look forward to many more. The Long EZ is one of the most unique Aircraft that I have ever encountered and a joy to fly. She is fast, reliable and economical to fly.
At last I am a proud owner of a Vari-Eze . N2112 built by James Tennermann 10-10-79 Last flight 1987. Continental C-85 engine. It is now tied down at Van Nuys, VNY. Randy s E-Z page http://home.socal.rr.com/films/vari/
My Vari HB-YBL flew 1st time 1980.1998 decision to upgrade. New instr - AP - new cool-air inlet with completely new baffling - new interior - new paintjob - cabin heating. Lyc O 235 C-2-C,TT AF-PP 540 hours ,Prop Muehlbauer elec. constant speed.
My trusty full instrument long EZ N93DJ. first flew in l984. And after a major overhaul and a fresh paint job , is back in the air again. Hangared at Gillespie field . A member of the San Diego EZ squad.
VariEze N82RG was built by friend Bob Gray and I bought her in 1997. She has about 600 hours including the 325 I have put on her. She has an O-200, panel GPS, VOR, T&B, attitude and directional gyros, and backseat controls. Had her to the east coast about four times so far.
Fully retractable Long-EZ, split canopy. I m working on finishing this rare project, i will make the rear landing gear hydraulic and front using electric actuator, long nose, Roncz canard, long rudders, NACA inlets for cooling and cabin heat and Mazda rotary engine. Palm Bat FL
KingKozy N-number N540KK it is still under construction, it is equipped with an IO-540 and Infinity Retractable gear, with any luck (and money) it will fly in 1998. Web Page http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/1165
Velocity RG Elite standard. Completed June 2001 after 2.5 years of construction in a small 2-car garage with a wing passing through a hole cut in the garage/kitchen wall of our brand new house. My wife is great! Franklin 220 hp engine. Runs and flies great! Flying in primer and will paint this Spring 2002.
N173ZG, 1995 Velocity 173RG, IO-360 (200HP), Full IFR, King radio stack, Century autopilot, Vision engine monitor, HSI, Argus moving map, Stormscope. Located in Goldsboro, NC. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello!! Hangered at W40.
VariEze N40LR, first flight August l986, over 1200 flying hours O-200 with modified Perry experimental Q-tip prop. Probably one of the few canards with a buck deer kill on landing at Jekel s Island, Georgia, about as far from Dallas as I usually fly. Hangared at Air Park, Dallas, F69. It s not for sale. If you don t have a canard pusher, get one!
VariEze N500EZ. It was built by Victor E Mondary of Indiana back in November of 1979. He did a wonderful job on the airplane and it s still flying today with more than 1200 hours on the airframe. Top speed is 209 MPH (so far).
N4281X LONG-EZ 0-235. Home Airport, Santa Rosa, Ca. Purchase airplane in Texas, as a flying airplane with only one previous owner. N4281X is very original which will give me a lot of room to personalize. I look forward to getting involved..
My VariEze, N555LS first flew in 1981. I bought it damaged and not flying in 96. Took a year and a half to refurb it and get it flying, only to have it damaged again when a neighbor s hangar in Long Beach caught fire. Another year later it was flying again, and now I have over 200 of the total 1050 hours logged. It has an O-200, Long-Ez gear, and night IFR capable.
N81CP VariEze 500+ hours Built in 1979-1981 timeframe but due to overseas assignment with USAF, did not fly first flight until 1987! O-200 engine, LSE electronic ignition and in the process of making other LSE speed mods. Based at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas
Long-EZ N102LE was completed by its builder, Lynn Burks in 1982. I purchased the aircraft from Lynn in November of 1998 and have really enjoyed it ever since. N102LE is powered by a recently overhauled 0-290-D2 and is fully instrumented with dual comm and dual nav including ILS capability.
VariEze N79JN - first flight 10/10/03. Stock O-200 with Hal Hunt pipes, a Saber 6-inch extension, and Hertzler Spin-on oil filter adaptor. Empty weight with tools, tie-downs, etc., is 617 pounds. Sure is good to be back in the saddle!
VariEze - N862DP. Cont. O-200 power, first flown June 1981, with 1350 hours TT as of 3/99. Electronic ignition, with B&T 62x66 prop. IFR & night equipped. Best race speed was 186.5 mph at Mesquite, NV. Member of San Diego EZ Squadron since 1976 - currently Squadron Safety Officer. Home Airport Montgomery Field, San Diego.
Berkut under construction. "B" Kit complete. "C" kit complete up to "strakes". Molded canard is complete. Molded wings started. Will have IO-540. Expect to finish prior to the big bash at Kitty Hawk on 12-17-2003.
Long EZ O-320 powered with 1400 hrs in 11 years. Based at SNA (John Wayne). Fairbanks, Florida, Oshkosh, Guadalajara, Baja so far... I help people find plans, projects and planes for virtually any Canard available to homebuilders.
Defiant, a Rutan designed twin in the push/pull configuration. Mine is 3,000 Hrs. into the build with about 2,000 more to go. 0-320 160 hp. Ltcs. are being used along with a fixed front gear! On the gear canard ready to mount, one wing done, fuselage was molded by John Queener and the windscreen is pushed forward 12". First flight on Monday!! Which Monday, I don t know !! N34FR
VariEze, still building. Looking for info on twin snowmobile engines. Keep the faith N16WF 0320B2C - 160hp. 1st. flight 9/96 - 280hrs. Catto 2 blade prop, extended nose. 1998 Kilo class winner (super stock) @228.63mph. Based at Henderson,NV. Do a lot of formation flying with Gus Sabo and 5 other canard types here in the valley. I ve been flying for 35 years and have never had as much enjoyment and fun as the in the last 2 1/2 with the Long.
Per plans Long-EZ, N60AK, based at Merrill Field, Anchorage AK. First flight in 1985. EWT 830 lbs. 1800 hrs TT in 2002. Lyc O-235L2C, LSE EI, LSE prop. Cruise 140 ktas on 4.6 gph @ 2500 rpm, 18.5 in. mp, 10,000 ft pa, leaned to peak. Flies straight as an arrow.
I have a Long-EZ that I completed and flew in march of 1998. To date I have approx 150 hours. The plane is equipped with King radios and panel mount GPS. Engine is a 0-290-D2 135hp with a 65x66 performance propeller.
I have built a Long-EZ F-PMYD (numero of serie 1732 L ) motorizes with RR 0-240.Wings 450 hours with since 10 years. It is based in Etampes (south Paris ) France. I am currently building an E RACER MK 1.
Purchased my "Baby", French registered (F-PFMP) COZY, from builder Marc Pichot JAN 03.Empty 1001 lbs, first flight FEB 94.Has O-235-C2A with Aymar Deluth 62x64 prop, FAA IFR equipped. Hangared in Belgium (EBKT). Flying it with my wife, Djamila, all over Europe, it gives me even more joy than the Emirates airline Airbus 330 I fly for a living in Dubai (U.A.E.).Hope to take it to Dubai one day!
Long-EZ/XP N6KD, Completed in 1995 has flown over 1100 hours with an 0-320D3G with Rose electronic ignition, Ellison TBI, 10:1 forged Lycon pistons, Superior Millennium flow matched cylinders and Catto three blade prop. Mods include electric speedbrake and pitch trim, electric nose lift, extended nose and dihedral canard. 6KD also has ram cooling, baggage pods, and reverse taper carbon fiber spinner and flowguide.
Long-EZ 944SJ w/ IO 320, extended nose. Just finished the project in early 2001 (started in 1983 by previous owner.) About 25 hours TT so far... The name "Joy Ride" is on the Winglets & it really is just that!!!
Gyroflug SC01B Speed Canard - 1992, N160MM, 120 TT. This German built airplane is not a homebuilt... It is one of approximately 170 airplanes built by Gyroflug/FFT/Dornier - 3 of which are in the USA. Lycoming O-320-D1A (160 HP), 3-Bladed MT-6 Constant Speed Propeller, 42 Gallon Fuel Capacity, Garmin 155 IFR GPS - Coupled to HSI & Argus 3000 Moving Map, NSD-1000 Slaved HSI with Glideslope, Shadin "Digidata", EDM-700 Graphic Engine Monitor, Terra Radar Altimeter, Electric Attitude Indicator, Terra Audio with Marker Beacons, Dual Terra Coms, Dual Terra Navs. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org !
VariEze N6LK O200 completed in 1978 by Lester King. Well instrumented but Day/VFR only. I ve owned it since 1988 and have put over 2,000 hours on it. Actively race in AirVentureCup and A/C Spruce sponsored races as well as the RACE events. Top race speed 222mph, normal cruise 205mph.I ve flown to all 4 corners of the Continental US and Alaska, north of the Artic Circle.
Long-EZ, N777DJ, First Flight Sept. 02,1986, O-235L2C that will push us along at 166KTAS. 2 3rd place in RACE events and 2 place Composite trophy at Muskogee Hatbox Fly-in. Full IFR and many mods. Prototyped the Internal Rudder Lever on this plane and still sell kits. Next mods are modified boat tail and forward opening front canopy.
Vari-EZ N123JM, completed in 1992. Empty weight 650lbs. Purchased in flying condition in Dec., 2000. 130hp O-200, 9.5:1 Lycon pistons, ported cylinders, 6" Saber extension, Hal Hunt 4-in-4-out exhaust and a Klaus spinner, 60x68 Performance Propeller. Top Speed 200mph. Based in Dallas, TX (ADS).
Long Ez,on gear long nose,long rudders,Roncz canard 4"in wider at front seat bulkhead 2"in wider rear seat bulkhead right wing almost complete. Mazda 13b with R.W.S psru and atachments. Possiable retracts not sure if it s worth the time.
My VariEze F-PBJL has a rounded fuselage, the French canopy, O200 with twin electronic ignition and high compression pistons ,wheels pants and leg fairings spinner from Klaus, nose lift from Jack Wilhelmson.
Purchased Long-EZ and Defiant plans from Bert. Building a Defiant 50% under construction. The turtle deck finished windows not installed. Bonding it onto the tub. All glass parts made except Winglets and one bulkhead over the nose gear. Ross redrive.
VariEze N26FM completed 9/98. Now has 0290D2 140HP engine. The airplane flies like a little starship. In fact that s her name "Starship II" because you can truly climb to the stars in our little great flying birds.
VariEze N34GM. Completed first flight in late fall of 1981. Current engine is a Lycoming 0-320 with 245 hours SMOH. 450 hours total time on the airframe. Maintenance, mods and repairs, painting, a new transponder, and GPS installation in work, as money permits.
Long-EZ 742TJ. Just purchased from original builder. Thanks T.J. for building such a beautiful plane! Completed in 1997, 0-320 150 HP, extended nose, B&T prop, no lower winglets, and soon to have electric speed brake and electric pitch trim. A/C will be hangared at Gillespie Field. Thanks to Jerry, Sid, Chuck and the rest of the San Diego Long-EZ guys for their encouragement and support.
Finally! I m the proud, new owner of N98RB. I just purchased her on the 21st of Dec. 2003! Light weight starter, Long-Eze main gear and a delight to fly. She has 592 hrs TTAF at this time. 0-200 powered. Now based at Fox field (KWJF). I can t wait until the weekend!
Berkut 540 under construction. Currently at the 80%+ stage. IO-540 powered, LSE ignition, Catto 3 blade prop, Mountain High Oxygen system, IFR panel, oil cooler cabin heat. Project first flight in 2004. Will be based at U42.
I purchased Long-EZ N86WK from Willis "Joe" Kusy in September of 1997. Joe built her stock, straight & strong and she flies great. No plans to swap the O235-L2C for a larger engine. I ve flown her to Florida twice (Sun-N-Fun 1998 and a snorkeling and camping trip in 1999), and many shorter trips. I added an electric landing brake actuator which I really like. I m currently developing an ambitious, low cost, very full featured custom EZ multifunction display with an 8" color LCD touch screen. Feature list is "everything but the kitchen sink". Primary design goals are very low cost, reliable and intuitive. Just add GPS/NAV/COM, transponder and fly. Solid state gyro instruments when the price performance improves.
Construction started in 1979. First flight in 1986. 1230 hours to date. Active in RACE and San Diego EZ Sq. prior to recent move. This EZ has flown from San Diego to Kitty Hawk and as far north as Kalispel (near the Canadian border). Lyc 0-235 pushes it over 200 mph ... cruises at 180-185mph @ 6gph.
VariEze N47LG has been flying since 1985, originally built by Byron Aviation in Ida Grove Iowa and sold to me with 47hrs on the hobbs, she now has 2400+hrs and is running better than ever. Powered by an 0-200 with LSE electronic ignition. I cruise her wide open at 9.5 or 10.5 and get 165kts on the GPS. She carried me to R.A.C.E. high points champion in 1996. See you at the races.
VariEze. 1/3 completed (Looks like an eze needing systems installation and then a lot more filling/sanding & etc)... Prop selection, instruments and exhaust setup for O200 to be decided upon... All other pieces and materials on hand or in the structure...
VariEze N388DT, O-200, NACA scoop, football wheelpants. Fun plane, great business travel tool. Building Long-EZ and needed something to fly. Bought through Beagle ... strongly recommend his services. Checked out by Marko Bewersdorff, who performed as instructor, throttle cable and brake pedals until I figured out where I was and what I was doing. Why fly anything else?
N390EZ 980 hrs. TT - bought in 95. based in Torrance, CA. 0-235C2C a joy to fly around the US. a bit slow, but fun to fly alone. Most famous moment- Off field landing, worked perfect, thanks Burt. Picture - Wish the other bird was mine!
Cozy MKIV/Aerocanard N-637PS. Under constructions and finishing now, in primer. Has an 0-360 with right Slick impulse and left Electro-aire ignition; throttle-body injection; VM 1000 engine monitor; King radios with glideslope, marker, digital clock/OAT, and KI-209A (in preparation for IFR GPS/COM); electric speed brake; electric cabin heat; and Strong pitch-trim. Plan to install an electric nose lift. Should fly this spring from Chino, CA.
N160RG I purchased it but have been building since1979. Owned a partnership in two others. N160RG has 0-320-160HP, LSE, Ronz, large rudders, Navaid, HD brakes, Shadin Fuel Management, and lighted fuel gauges. Normal VFR stuff. Normal cruise is at 2550 RPM at 175 MPH. I ve flown into 2200 hundred strip and fully loaded. She flies great. Last trip was to Los Angeles to Myrtle Beach SC. About 16 hours each way.
VariEze N191RJ O-200 B&T prop; first flight was in June 2004; although I live in the Netherlands, the A/C is located at KTCY (Tracy, CA). Addictive airplane once you get used to it; it took me 15 hrs to feel comfortable during landings.
VariEze N95BJ 1996, 700 hrs. Fort Worth Spinks Airport (FWS). Downdraft Cooling Plenums, QuickCowls/Hatches, Level Wings (No Anhedral), Extended Strakes, MantaRay Prop from WallMart. Flew 1400sm non-stop from Tx to Reno 2000, 2400rpm @ 175mph in 8 hrs @ 12.5K on 31 of 35 gallons. Picked up 15 mph between Jackpot 97 and 2000. When not grinding on it, usually make about 15-20 flights a month.
VariEze N6CB, signed off 1986 w.0-290G, rebuilt w/dual ignition just completing new brake system, new paint, interior, SW noselift, new radios, etc. Have another one ready for restoration (has 126.Hrs. since sign-off) needs lots of work but easier than starting from scratch. C-85 ready for overhaul.
Long EZ built by Hank Strauch in 1999, I purchased it with 50 hours on the tach. I now have over 200 hours with N70HA. Stock Long with an O-235 L2C, basic VFR. I have since added new canard tips, Light Speed Engineering Wheel pants. Great plane, thanks Burt!
Vari-Eze C-GRDN. First flight August 1984. TT to Aug.2000 955hrs.Engine is a C-85 on the outside and an 0-200 inside!! Empty weight was 668lbs. in 1984. Without wheel fairings, which are still in the basement, it cruises at 180mph solo at 12,500
Purchased Cozy IV Plans #678 at Sun-N-Fun in April 98. Currently in Chapter 18 with 900 hrs and a Fall 2002 completion date. Home airports are Hampton Roads (KPVG) and Suffolk (KSFQ), both in Virginia. I also have a webpage. http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/falls/2027
N440EZ I acquired the project in Feb 2001 it was started in 1976. I have an 0200 with high compression pistons, Light Speed ignition, Hal Hunt exhaust , Gary Hunter wheel pants and Catto 56x67 prop. I have extended the nose and fabricated my own leg fairings, It s day night VFR. First flight was August 7, 2003. she trimmed out well and cruises at 156 kts at 2500 rpm. Still flying off the hours and learning more about it
N101BG, that s BG for Bruce Goose. SN 488 using a 0320 E2D. The airplane flew one time and then my wife and I moved to Australia. Old BG has been hanging in a garage in Southern California for about seven years. One of these days I hope to dig it out and fly it again.
Varieze N30CG. Purchased and flew home to DSM Sept. 02. I flew 25 hours within 4 weeks then dismantled and brought the wornout EZ home for refurbishing. My plans are for a complete rebuild utilizing up-to-date mods for speed and saftey.
Plan built Brazilian Long-Ez PP-ZGP, sporting a Lyc O235-C2A, NAVAID autopilot, King radios including VHFCOMM, VOR, ADF, DME, RNAV, electric attitude indicator, RMI engine monitor. Logged 500 hrs. Cooling the engine always difficult. One of the finest acft to fly cruises at 140kt and tops 155kt. Has been grounded for 6 years and is presently under heavy maintenance for near future flight.
Vari-Eze, N27RG, 1979, O-200. Bulit by Ray and (son) David Ganzer with help from Kati (David s wife) in 2-1/2 years. Modified in 1997 with boat tail, strengthened main gear, rear seat arm pits, & much more. Total hours now over 700.
VariEze N273EZ, Lyc 0235 C1, 1000 hrs, MT 62 X66 2 bladed prop, built 1981. I purchased 1998. (This is my fifth VariEze.) IFR, pods, , Long-EZ gear, auto pilot, GPS, etc. Was in San Diego EZ Squadron, but now live in Pensacola, Fl. Home of Naval Aviation. Stop by and visit our Naval Aviation Museum!.
Long-EZ N141 was purchased from original builder Max Overholtzer in 1998. She had an 0235 Lyc 115 h.p. with a three blade Catto prop. She will do about 140-150 kts flat out without wheel pants. Has been going through constant upgrades over the last 4 years. Partner is Larry O Brien.
Long-EZ, N25LE, 0-320, 9/1 Pistons, Lightspeed, Ellison, Catto 3-blade, 4 tube exhaust, 8" prop extension, Long Nose, Full Panel/GPS, All of Herb Sanders Mods, Straight & FAST, Built 1985 over 1200TT. My Fifth Canard and this ones a Keeper, Based in Okla. (AXS)
We built N46EZ in 1978 after 1.1/2 years of construction. We have flown it coast to coast and border to border. It has 2600 hours on it with a 0-200 Cont. eng. It weighs 640 lbs and cruises at 185 mph at 75% power. We have a Val com and a Terra Transponder and encoder and a Garmin GPS. I am retired now and am building a new one just for fun.
Cozy 3, N423CZ, Lyc 0-320. 1200+ hours. Empty weight 1003 lbs. Still going strong after 12 years. New project - Modified Cozy Mk4, I0-540, retractable gear, fuselage stretch, in finishing stage as of 1-04 (lots of fun).
Under construction - 3rd owner of VariEze ser.#109 and about 1/2 way done as of 3/2002. Hope to be flying by 12/2002 time and funds permitting. Mods: Subaru EJ25, extended nose, 3-part canopy (Phantom F4 style), EZ Nose lift, electric trim, automobile interior. Visit my site: www.escobal.com/VE
Long-EZ N321EF. Completed April 1997. O-320D2J with Airflow Performance Fuel Injection and Lightspeed Engineering s new Plasma electronic ignition. Berkut canopy bubble and Berkut cowlings. O2heavy at 1018 lbs. 225 mph at Mesquite 99 R.A.C.E event.
Long EZ, N289WD, Finished 10/89. Lycoming O-320, Ellison throttle body (I don t recommend it). Klaus prop, wheel pants, spinner. Lightspeed electronic ignition replaces one mag. >1000 hrs. Future plans include IO-360 and second electronic ignition with backup.
VariEze-N840EZ Lyc-235C2C-240hrs Completed 1988, Jiran Wings and Wing attach system, Jack W. eznoselift, Grand Rapids EIS, MicroAir Radio/Transp, AVMAP EK IIIC GPS Large display moving, slips into a half hanger at Paine Field (PAE) Everett WA
I m just getting and will need all the help I can get I purchased a set of blueprints for a 2 place Cozy also sent for Wicks catalog and Aircraft Spruce catalog and am waiting for the EAA membership form to come in the mail . I have built a 25 trimaran of composite materials but this will be my first aircraft . I m sure I will need lots of advice. . I received Sec. 1 manufacturing 150 pages ------ Sec 1a manufacturing 100 pages and news letters #4 to #74 dated 4 10 84 through 1 2001. New builder
My long sold some time ago , please remove it ,but not my name. I have both a ground damaged Vari-Eze N-2xb and will be deciding to rebuilt or sell parts soon! I probably will never fly again but that doesn t mean I can t have fun building.
Variviggen N106VV, pushed by Lycoming O-360-A1A. First flight Nov.28, 1996. (The VV stands for very viggly) The ship has ~75 hrs and I m looking to install a nose lift ala EZ s. Tips and comments welcome. Based at ORE in Mass. Soon to be moved to EAA chapter 106 s new hangar at Lawrence, Ma. (LWM).
Long-EZ N82CD was built by Gordon Diehl and Ron Corley and first flew in March 1983. It now has over 1500 hours and still is flying great trips such as to our second home in BAJA where a soft field is used. Any info I could give to anyone who is interested in seasoned experience, let me know. Gordon and Mary Lou Diehl. (By the way, that s Air Force One in the background! ed.)
Here is a copy of N94WD which took 7 years to build. It has an IO320 with electronic ignition. It also has a full engine analyzer, King KX155 with GS, Northstar M3 GPS and Terra XPDR. Also has autopilot with altitude hold, and an HSI. I have flown it coast to coast and currently has over 530 hours on it. I am installing a new canard and a longer nose to put heat to warm my toes.
My Long EZ (N600TD) was built in 1985 by Tom Duffy of Livermore, CA. It was bought from his estate in 1989 and transformed into a real fast moving machine that is a pure delight to fly. I have put 1250 hours on it. It was used to commute for three years from Livermore, CA to Edwards AFB and still resides in Livermore as a pleasure craft. It has an O-320 engine, Catto three blade prop, IFR, dual Jeff Rose ignition and does an easy 200 mph at 2650 RPM
Reichelt RC-01 Experimental Canard Motorglider Under Construction but flying D-KMSE Stationed in Germany The RC-01 is an experiental motorglider based upon the Speed Canard. It has a 15m Wingspan and a over 4 m canard. The Vne is 265 km/h Vcr 200 km/h. It is powerd by a Rotax 912A engine 81 Hp It has a constant speed prop. 2 blades, adjustable from start to cruise, reverse for very short landings and a soaring mode of low drag during gliding.
I ve been building the Cozy Mk-IV since Aug. 95. The engine will be installed beginning in October of 99 and I hope to do some taxi tests and maybe first flight be the end of 1999. Engine will be IO-360 with LightSpeed Ignition and Sensenich 2 blade prop. See my progress at http://www.deford.com/cozy
Long-EZ N86TD took 5 years to complete and was first flown on 2/26/88. Pushed with a Lycoming O-235-L2C and Hendrickson multi-lam prop. Installed electric speed brake, electric trim and Infinity (HOS) stick grip (electric roll trim coming soon). Several other subtle modifications were incorporated while building. She has taken Grand Champion and several subsequent First Place awards at EAA Arlington, Washington. Fun flying bomber. Gee...I think I will start on my next project - a Murphy Rebel on amphibious floats...the adventure continues!
Long EZ, Purchased project, under construction, Roncz, Long Rudders, 0-320E2D 150HP. The local EZ chapter and my brother, Mike, are providing invaluable help. I owe my wife big time for letting me take over the garage.
Long-EZ VH-LDL, flown Aug 1985 with 0-235, flown approx 795hrs all over Australia and non stop Sydney-Auckland NZ. Currently upgrading to an 0-320,160hp. Looking for info on suggested oil cooler and engine air intake setups.
I m building a Long-EZ, Long nose with a 13B REW engine "Garrett T04 - Turbo, Tracie Cooks Re-drive and Controller". It s on the gear and ready to attach the wings. I still need to build the strakes and rudders, rigging and wiring etc. Hoping to make OSH in 05.
Long-EZ recently refurbished, new panel, instruments, wiring, paint and O-320 engine. About 1,000 hours and two Bahamas trips with the O235. Best money I ever spent. I co-Host the Rough River Fly-in. Glasgow, KY KGLW
N342MC "Spirit of America" Long-EZ. Six years building. First flight 6-2002. 0-320 with Klaus ignition, armpit scoops, ram-air scoop for oil cooler and airbox. Extended nose and clipped winglets. 50+ hours of flight. Very stable, smooth, and few problems. Based at Van Nuys Airport.
I have stripped the aircraft of all wiring and am in the process of correcting the mistakes made from years of previous owners. Just finished the new panel, engine baffle., installing new sight gauges, refitting the canopy and soon to rewire. Estimated flight tests, Spring 02.
VariEze, 0-200 with High Comp. pistons and cylinders, moving map gps display (Argus 3000), Navaid autopilot, flies smooth and straight. Baggage pods, wheel pants.. love the plane.. I need an outline of a conditional insp. if anyone has one for the VariEze. I m also looking for other Canard or Composite people in the Northern AZ area.. I live near Sedona.. Fly safe
Long EZ, N49KH, 1990, O-235 (118hp), night VFR. Cruises at 145-150 knots on 5.2 gallons of fuel. Home airport: Mount Holley, New Jersey. Beautiful and swift bird. Buchanan, Gregory email: email@example.com SE-XGE JUN 85 O-200 Swedish EZ one of three.
Long-EZ N439DM. Built and completed in Canada in 1983 by Bruce Bolton, DM has found its way to the Dallas area. It has a recent Penn Yann overhaul on a 160 hp O-320, Catto 3-blade prop, long nose, nose gear doors, and full gyro panel. It cruises at 170 kts at 7 gph up high. Absolutely wonderful.
Long EZ N105EA built in 1991 by Al Johanson, O-290. Rough picture at www.jps.net/sjbrown. Has 20 hrs. hasn t flown in 6 years. Just bought it. Has Ellison TBI and Great American 62x68. Hangared at Redding, CA (RDD)
N966EZ first flight was August 31, 1986 in Schenectady, NY and for many years was the only built-in-NY State Long-EZ. Currently hangared at Ryan Field in Tucson, AZ. Flys according to plans with about 500 hours in the air.
0-235 L2C powered Long-EZ under construction in Victoria B.C. Canada. Plans built with canard, spar, wings cut and jigged, fuselage, with long nose and forward mounted brakes. Thanks to all the Canard Aviators for their support and ideas on keeping this aircraft a safe flying machine.
Under construction (Spangdahlem Air Base Germany). Currently preparing to glass the outside of the fuselage. Doing Davenport long nose, brake cylinders up front, 0-320, long rudders, Ronzc canard, and lookdown windows for back seat. Almost a year into the project and having a ball! See my website: www.geocities.com/beasley1984
Long-EZ N7HJ First flight in 1987. O-235 removed in 1994 for installation of O-320 E2D. 1300hrs. TT at the end of 1997. Backseater has RMI micro-encoder remote display and 3in. TV receiver. Mountain High oxygen system installed.
3-place Cozy, O-320 Lyc 160hp, N97PZ; built in partnership with Mike Brown; currently owned & flown by Liese Aufill & Dina El Sherif out of Hawthorne Muni (HHR) CA. See photos at http://delsherif.tripod.com/CozyIII.html
N81DN - Purchased in Sept 2000 a wonderful plane! Lyc. 0235 118hp. Flight plan at 170mph but typically see almost 200mph. About 210 hrs on the airframe. Hangared at high altitude in Colorado - with departures in density altitudes of 10,500ft with no problem.
Son, Jim and I finished 575WA Sept 1995 after 3 yrs and 2 month of fun(?). 0-235 power with Ellison and light speed ignition. Cruises at 150, 10000ft sipping 4.6 GPH. Home-made propeller, am now carving a three-blade. Testing completed with dimpled prop. No improvement! Located at PVG, Virginia