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Old 02-12-2007, 01:59 AM
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LUGGAGE in Longeze
Another question.Using the wing roots to hollow out luggage space,does it affect the integrity of the center section?
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:35 AM
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well - the wing roots are the fuel tanks.

baggage pods are available
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:48 AM
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In a LongEZ, there are all kinds of little cubby holes to store stuff;

The strakes serve double duty. They provide an area for luggage (or other stuff) and the fuel tanks are built into them.

http://www.iflyez.com/LongEZ_Constru...s_Strake.shtml

The Centerspar is hollow, nice place to store tools or spare parts while on a road trip.

The Hell Hole, area behind and below the rear seat provides a lot of space to stuff stuff.

AND, you still need more room, invest in the baggage pods. These mount under the wing and have a lot of room.

You need to be a little innovative on how you store stuff for trips. We pack our baggage into the small plastic grocery bags that fit in all these nooks and crannies. When we arrive at the destination, we pull out all the little grocery bags, and place everything in a soft duffel bag.


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Old 02-12-2007, 10:55 AM
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Picture of Long-Eze Baggage Podz on Johns plane. Available from Gary the Glue-Guru Hunter and Aerocad and Featherlight. The back part of the dolphin 'cone' comes off to store duffles inside. About $600. clams. Pretty easy to install and once on, they are easily detachable and reattachable.
Gary built larger scaled/sized ones for the larger Mark IV that you can fit your bag of golf clubs or 2 pairs of skis per Pod. Very well made, very attractive. They are about a grand.
Podz add drag but according to the flyer's Ive talked too, amazingly still great performance. If ya need the stowage..they've been figured out!!
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:05 AM
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When you say "wing root", are you referring to the wing root of the leading edge (which is outboard of the strake) or the wing root of the trailing edge (which is adjacent to the cowls)? You can't access the latter because the aileron control system is in that wing root. You can't put a baggage area in the former because you'd need to cut in an access hatch/panel. That would destroy the structural integrity of the wing. That area of the wing is identified as a critical structural area in the plans. One of the reasons RAF didn't want anyone installing lights in the leading edge near that wing root.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:26 AM
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Podz add drag but according to the flyer's Ive talked too
Baggage pods cost me about 5kts in speed.

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Gary built larger scaled/sized ones for the larger Mark IV that you can fit your bag of golf clubs or 2 pairs of skis per Pod. Very well made, very attractive. They are about a grand.
Waahoo I can take golf clubs!

Well, I'd better build the damn thing first.
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When you say "wing root", are you referring to the wing root of the leading edge (which is outboard of the strake)... That area of the wing is identified as a critical structural area in the plans. One of the reasons RAF didn't want anyone installing lights in the leading edge near that wing root.
Picture attached. Pod bracket is attached to front curve and on top of wing leading edge. You custom shape and fit 'bracket' to your wing L.E. etc shape.
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When will you ever find time to golf Mike.
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Picture of Long-Eze Baggage Podz on Johns plane. Available from Gary the Glue-Guru Hunter and Aerocad and Featherlight. The back part of the dolphin 'cone' comes off to store duffles inside. About $600. clams. Pretty easy to install and once on, they are easily detachable and reattachable.
Gary built larger scaled/sized ones for the larger Mark IV that you can fit your bag of golf clubs or 2 pairs of skis per Pod. Very well made, very attractive. They are about a grand.
Podz add drag but according to the flyer's Ive talked too, amazingly still great performance. If ya need the stowage..they've been figured out!!
How can you contact Gary?
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:03 PM
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Last email I have for Gary is, gluegaru@earthlink.net , if anybody else has a better link or his phone#, please list.
I was going to open his box that's got his Podz in it to get out the installation paperwork included, thinking his # might be on it, but its under a big pile of stuff, so ainta gonna do dat now.
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How do the baggage pods attach to the wings? Should I incorporate hardpoints into the wings (or strakes) to facilitate pod attachment later?

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You don't add anything- they are made for an already built and finished set of wings. They attach right next to the junction of strake and wing- wrapping on the leading edge of the wing and going back a bit.
Very sturdy and demountable easily if a particular trip doesn't warrant them.

Oh, I noticed you haven't ordered Mark IV plans yet.....GET THOSE PLANS and start building something, so you can say to your friends-"Hey, Guys, I'm building a bloody airplane in my garage- what are YOU doing with your free time?- watchin' T.V. still???!!!!!
It makes daily going home from the office kinda fun, knowing at home YOUR airplane is slowly taking shape. And at that, you can't help breakin' out in a grin.
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You don't add anything- they are made for an already built and finished set of wings. They attach right next to the junction of strake and wing- wrapping on the leading edge of the wing and going back a bit.
Very sturdy and demountable easily if a particular trip doesn't warrant them.

Oh, I noticed you haven't ordered Mark IV plans yet.....GET THOSE PLANS and start building something, so you can say to your friends-"Hey, Guys, I'm building a bloody airplane in my garage- what are YOU doing with your free time?- watchin' T.V. still???!!!!!
It makes daily going home from the office kinda fun, knowing at home YOUR airplane is slowly taking shape. And at that, you can't help breakin' out in a grin.
so true !
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:33 AM
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Uh...the baggage pads are attached to hardpoints that you install into the wings. You do this following the instructions that come with the pods. The existing structure supports this. You don't need to beef up anything right now in anticipation of getting them later.
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