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Old 06-18-2007, 12:20 PM
DiscoveryBay DiscoveryBay is offline
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Default Hello from Simi Valley

Well, we are off! My son and I start on a Cozy project in August, so I have started gathering info and collecting any tools that I do not have, for the time being.

I wanted to say hi and introduce myself and my son, with whom I am well pleased. He just completed his priviate training and is continuing to work twards his commercial. He is also working to get his A&P. Big goals and a Big heart for a 17 year old. Not much to say about myself, except that I have dreamed about doing this with my son from when he sat on my knee. (a little too big for that now!)

I look forward to talking to some of you and hopefully I will keep my stupid questions to a minimum.

Jerry
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:09 PM
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Welcome to the group.You have undoubtedly been checking this forum out for awhile. All questions are good ones. Be sure and look at the archives and the unofficial cozy page[s] website.

You might want to look into buying somebodies tub stage project if you want to save some time.They sell typically for about or less than the cost of the materials- and depending on your speed,you've saved 3-4-5-6-to longer?- months of work. Course you might be the guy that wants to have a hand at building every piece of the airplane and thats a position.

Anyway, great to have you both building/starting a greatttttt type of aircraft.
I guess the above assumes you are building a MarkIV....Are you building a III or a IV?
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Hello from Simi Valley

Thanks Dennis,
We are taking on the Mark IV. I am considering some of the more popular mods.

I have not seen any tubs for sale. Where can I find these posted? As far as qc issues or safety are concerned, I think any fixes or mods are easy enough while in the first few chapters.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: Hello from Simi Valley

I think there are 2 or 3 listed in the Canard Zone forum.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:36 PM
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I am considering some of the more popular mods.
Don't worry, everybody gets the same sickness at the start. It usually wears off after a while. For some the mods-syndrome evolves into kind-of a nervous tick/Turrets manifestation.
Ask Steve Parkins about his FHC sweet monkey lovin...he's barely recovered from that one!
Course it looks like he did a nice job on that FHC, just was took bearcat worth of time doing it ,according to Steve. But thats what changes to the plans do- consume time...they interact with a lot of other parts/systems/considerations.
Just a point of view. My.02
Check the archives.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:23 AM
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lol! I am sure you are on the ball. In the last few months I have been swayed this way (radial), that way (wider cabin) and have woke up in the night with bright ideas. I'll be heading off to a shrink, next.

Thanks for your advise. I am committed to keep it simple.., mostly.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:00 PM
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lol! I am sure you are on the ball. In the last few months I have been swayed this way (radial), that way (wider cabin) and have woke up in the night with bright ideas. I'll be heading off to a shrink, next.

Thanks for your advise. I am committed to keep it simple.., mostly.
I think the ''radial'' engine may put you over the top a bit on the keeping it simple commitment-mostly!
Good luck!
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:17 PM
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I think the ''radial'' engine may put you over the top a bit on the keeping it simple commitment-mostly!
Good luck!
Right, we talked about this once before ...

http://canardaviationforum.dmt.net/s...=radial+engine
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:38 PM
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I still chuckle everytime I see that photo. And I'm the one that photoshoped it!

Sorry. somtimes you just have to brag and be proud!
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