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Old 01-16-2007, 10:03 PM
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Some photos that show progress so far on Cozy IV #935.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:16 PM
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Looks great Phil!! Thanks for sharing your work.

A couple of questions:
1. What is the cross piece between F22 and IP? It looks like the manual gear extension is attached to it, but does it serve another function?

2. The nose gear retract control, is that home brewed, and is that the Wilhelmson gear system?

More pictures....
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:40 PM
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Remi,

Here are some more photos to answer your questions.

1/ The piece between F22 and the IP supports another U joint so that I can exit the manual extension rod lower on the IP. I will also mount Jack's AEX (the black box) to it and maybe some other electrical parts.

2/ All the parts with the exception of the change above came with the Wilhelmson gear system.

Hope this helps,

Phil
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:53 PM
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Very nice looking work, Phil.
Sure has come a long way since I was there.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:06 AM
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Hi Phil- Your stuf looks great!- are those strakes the ones that fuel fills the leading edge from aerocad?
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:42 AM
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Nice Phil!
Thanks for the pictures. That work you're doing looks great and must be a fun part of the build. Is the extra U joint the one that Jack sells? Is your IP standard height in the middle? How do you like your fuel valve? I'll most likely get the same one. Nice work, very neat too. Andy
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:49 AM
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LOOKS GREAT, good solution on the extra ujoint, mine was a box to hold it.

Just a note on the black box - ima gonna shock mount it with rubber to reduce the vibration on its internal parts
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:50 PM
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Looking great Phil.

I can tell I'm still a little loopy from last night though... I was sitting scratching my head wondering why you reversed the sides for the controls.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for the compliments and encouragement.

Here are some answers.

1/ Strakes are per plans. Leading edge is urethane foam.

2/ The extra U joint is actually the one that is called out in the plans for the manual retract. I purchased some of the parts, then decided to install the electric actuator. It appears to be the same as the joint that comes with Jack's retract.

3/ The IP is per plans, height wise.

4/ Fuel valve is the Weatherhead called out in the plans. No experience with performance yet. But installation is easy.

5/ You may notice a piece of aluminum extrusion that attaches the gas strut to the head rest. This is temporary to try different gas strut geometries. I installed the gas strut exactly per plans and found that it took a lot of force to open the canopy and I doubt that I would be able to reach the canopy to close it with seat belt on. Or is this design intent?

Hey John when are you going to fly your Cozy to AZ?
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:58 PM
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Phil,

Right after he flies to Georgia!!!!

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:01 PM
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While we are one up-ing each other.

He'll come visit both of you right after he flys his Cozy down to Australia!!!
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:07 PM
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Sorry, Bob. Georgia went under the wing so quickly I missed it completely on the way up from Florida.

We'll be doing some travelling when time and weather permits, and I do plan a trip to my daughter in Redlands sometime. Time is the tough part these days.

13F this morning here and it's much colder aloft. My heater works ok for the passenger, but there's a draft from somewhere near the canopy lip on my side that's really brutal at altitude. Another thing - have you ever sat on temperfoam seats when they're really cold? They're like rocks. They do soften up fairly quickly (guess where they get the heat from ).

On the good side, the bird takes off like a homesick angel in this weather.

Australia? Hmmm. I'd like to vist my brother in Cyprus, and Melborne is on the way back....
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:32 AM
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Time is the tough part these days.
Must be do to that new job were you have to work everyday. Seems like one builder took several years off to build and did some consulting work on the side. Must have been nice

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Australia? Hmmm. I'd like to vist my brother in Cyprus, and Melborne is on the way back....
Come on down, there are enough canardian around to have a party. Did I mention is was over 100 degrees yesterday?


Now just for kicks and giggles
It's roughly 10k straight line miles from NY to Melbourne. So that roughly 12,000 knots. So say you fly you Cozy down and average 150kts. It would roughly take 80 hours of flying time to get here. With my best WAG it probably take at least 1/2 again or more to island hop here.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:29 PM
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would roughly take 80 hours of flying time to get here
WHo said anything about being in a hurry? I'm not one of those guys who wants to fly around the world in 4 days, then turn around and do it again in the opposite direction.

I'm thinking of taking more like 6 months. Stop for a week or two in each country on the way.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:06 PM
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It's roughly 10k straight line miles from NY to Melbourne. So that roughly 12,000 knots.
A knot is a unit of speed, not distance. If you mean Nautical Miles, then you did the conversion backwards - 10K Statute Miles is about 8,600 Nautical Miles.

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So say you fly you Cozy down and average 150kts. It would roughly take 80 hours of flying time to get here.
8600/150 is ~58 hours. Call it 65 to reach islands along the way.
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