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  1. cattflight

    FOR SALE: Ballistic Recovery System (BRS1800)

    FOR SALE: BRS6-1800 Softpack Ballistic Recovery System. Never installed. All components included. Same parachute and rocket system used in the RV-6/7/9 BRS but without the RV-specific mounting assembly. Can be modified to fit an RV or any other aircraft requiring an 1800 lb capacity chute...
  2. cattflight

    Tell us what you are building!

    I'm not nearly as ambitious as most of you. I am building a Glastar from a kit [eek!]. 6 years into it amidst a busy work life and 4 home moves (one from Colorado to the Northwest). But making steady progress on FWF now! Build site link included here. I am in the process of porting all...
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    Trailing edge sraightness: what's the tolerance range?

    Yup. Two hinges per aileron. Thanks for the feedback, gang!
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    Trailing edge sraightness: what's the tolerance range?

    Hi Folks, Been many months since I visited HBA as I have been happily working away on my Glastar project. I purchased an in-progress kit from the original builder so I have been doing my best to pick up where he left off on various elements. On the ailerons in particular, he had labeled the...
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    iPad app for replacing panel-mounted nav/comm/txpndr?

    So I see the proliferation of iPad apps for managing flight plans, moving maps, Wx, even system monitoring & management, but I have yet to see anyone present an application that mimics (or better yet, improves) the in-panel nav/comm/transponder functions that currently require hardware eating up...
  6. cattflight

    Tell us what you are building!

    Glastar #5788. Finishing an abandoned airframe project. About 60% complete Planning to go with an IO-360 and either a CS or Ground Adjustable prop. Too soon to talk avionics. Probably be all iPads by the time she flies! :)
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    New builder RE-introduction...

    Well gang, I suppose a re-introduction and an "official welcome" is in order. I am now the proud and equally intimidated owner of an in-progress Glastar kit! I want to thank you all for your advice, perspective and unwitting knowledge transfer as I've lurked on this site and others for a year or...
  8. cattflight

    Cozy MKIV or Glastar project

    Interested in a Cozy MKIV or Glastar project in any state of completion. For Glastar, all parts must be included in kit even if unfinished. Please IM me with any details and photos. Prefer a project that has some form of builder log and original licensed plans or kit invoice in hand. Thanks!
  9. cattflight

    Reference data for qty & types of Experimental aircraft flying?

    I am trying to gather some data about current quantity of flying E-AB aircraft. Focusing on the 20-25 most popular kit built and plans built aircraft, and this number does not have to be pin-point accurate (+/- 10-15% is probably fine for my purposes as it's just for a light market analysis)...
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    Recommendations for preparing a nearly-finished surface for a structural bond.

    Pursuant to some of the ideas offered here, I am looking for some feedback. Without asking you to read the entire thread in the above link, suffice to say some smart folks recommended adding "blisters" to the outside of a per plans Cozy fuselage to solve my interest in increasing elbow and hip...
  11. cattflight

    Epoxy Heat Box: Fish tank heater?

    I read on another homebuilder site that some folks have used Goldenrods for heating and humidification control. I might explore this option.
  12. cattflight

    What is this thing in front of the canard?

    Of course, once I looked at the higher res version, I realized it's the pitot tube! I couldn't really see the tube against the spider web fuselage graphics. And here I was thinking it was some cool new aerodynamic lift assist thing. :nervous:
  13. cattflight

    What is this thing in front of the canard?

    In the attached photo I circled what appears to be a small airfoil just ahead of and below the canard on this Cozy. Anyone know what this is? I haven't seen it on any other canard aircraft.
  14. cattflight

    Epoxy Heat Box: Fish tank heater?

    Maybe this belongs in Workshop/Tools but I wanted to narrow the focus to Composites. I see a lot of folks putting a light bulb in their insulated epoxy heat boxes. Hs anyone used an electric fish tank heater instead? With the built-in thermostat, seems it should work as well. Any issue with...
  15. cattflight

    Cozy MKIV: Rounded Fuselage Concept (caution: LONG!)

    Thanks Aircar. "Blisters"? Yikes, that sounds UGLY! :ermm: But generally, I agree this is a good option and John (Synergy) suggested something like that as well. Also seems it could make the build less 'custom' by only adding to the plans rather than re-designing the entire fuselage...
  16. cattflight

    Cozy MKIV: Rounded Fuselage Concept (caution: LONG!)

    With all due respect, I am looking for constructive feedback. Besides, I am reasonably certain Nat Puffer didn't have access to Burt Rutan's engineering data when he derived the CozyIII from the LongEZ.
  17. cattflight

    Cozy MKIV: Rounded Fuselage Concept (caution: LONG!)

    Thanks John. Yes, that approach is similar to one I had considered after reading this Cozy builder's website. He essentially suggested building a standard Cozy and then apply a hollow treatment to the exterior (sides only) to cover the control linkage and the arm rest, above which he would cut...
  18. cattflight

    Cozy MKIV: Rounded Fuselage Concept (caution: LONG!)

    Thanks, John. I love the Synergy program and I am excited to see the progress continue on that. Looking forward to your feedback on my slightly less ambitious concept! :) Some other people I've shown it to have only expressed concerns for the "ripple effect" of some of the dimension...
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    Cozy MKIV: Rounded Fuselage Concept (caution: LONG!)

    Folks,Posting this here to test the waters before I ask the same of the Cozy Builders Group. Because this is conceptual in nature, I want to avoid the common "stick to the plans" response that often occurs on those forums...especially around the concept of widening the fuselage. I find this...
  20. cattflight

    Any conventional 2-place plans-built acft using hot-wired composite wing constrction?

    Re: Any conventional 2-place plans-built acft using hot-wired composite wing constrct Any reason either the KR2S or the Vision couldn't be built with hot-wired wings, if properly engineered? And by "properly engineered" I suspect one would have to find a way to build in either an aluminum or...
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