Breezy

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    Little Scrapper

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    A short but sweet EAA video on the Breezy replica. Have any of you ever been on one? That's gotta be an amazing feeling. The creater of the Breezy I have never met buy seemed like a pretty cool fella according to what I've heard and read. Would be neat to see more of these built.

    [video=youtube_share;BSPfxoc3h5c]https://youtu.be/BSPfxoc3h5c[/video]
     
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    I’ve ridden one once. Don’t forget to buckle your seat belt!
     
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    A cool plane. Never been in one but plenty of Aircam flights. Out in the open is crazy when in the air. I'm sure that's why many ULs have their popularity.
     
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    Faster than an ultralight... I figure the experience must be just like my Ultrastar but a lot, er, breezier.:gig:

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    I've flown Ultralights and started on a PPG. But boy, sticking out in front like that at cruise speed and actually going somewhere has got to be one heck of a wild ride.

    SpruceMoose on here just built one and he's 25 minutes from me. I'll have to buddy up with him some day and at least check it out.
     
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    Never been on one but its on my "Got to own one before I die" list.
     
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    Curious how this is built. I bet the plans are pretty cool to look at.

    With the kink in the truss is the back built on a table and attached to the front or is it actually built in one piece. Pretty wild fuselage overall.

    Wonder what other airfoils would do to this design, like a Taylorcraft or Luscombe.
     
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    LOL, I knew someone who forgot to fasten their belt in a Quicksilver MX, and didn’t find our until he landed and reached to undo his belt. It’s a good thing it was a calm day.

    My friend has two Breezy’s. He usually flies with an ultralight club, but says the Breezy flies more like a Cub or Cessna. It can’t match the short takeoffs or steep climbs that the ultralights do.
     
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    I’ve ridden in the back seat od a Breeze. Clear day, about 34 degrees F. Really cold for this Southerner.

    Nice, open air experience, but not as good as freefalling.


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    I think the PDQ would be much like flying a Breezy just in a smaller aircraft and you'd be alone. I bet a person feels the opposite of "CLOSTAPHOBIC":shock: I've ridden my vw trike with out a wind screen and at ground level the bugs are always on the attack.:uzi: Guess it would be better upstairs.
     
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    Jeff Point (SpruceMoose) in the MKE chapter just finished and launched his this year. Not sure where he’s based, but saw it in person at a chapter picnic in Burlington this past summer. Cool ride!

    Edit: you just said that, duh...
     
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    I doubt that any "cleaner" or lower drag airfoil would benefit it much. Reducing the drag by putting a T-craft wing on it instead of a Cub wing, the entire aircraft would still be held back by all that fuselage/people drag. If anything, you'd want to put a higher lift, higher drag airfoil on it like the early Avids or something.
     
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    I've hit bugs even thousands of feet up, but you usually fly that kind of plane down low. Still you gotta land, and most of my flights were evenings after work when the bugs come out. I always wore either sunglasses or clear industrial safety glasses when flying the Ultrastar.

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    Two of my friends has built a Breezy. Never wanted to take a ride. I do like flying a Cub with the door down but I like something around me besides a seat belt. IF the seat on a Breezy had arm rest it would help.
     
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    There is certainly nothing to prevent you putting a fairing and windscreen on a Breezy other than tradition. The Breezy-like Merlin/Blue Yonder EZ Flyer had both.

    EZFlyer.jpg
     
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    The bubble plane is the most famous enclosed Breezy. Takes away from the crazy.
     
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    A Woody Pusher is about as "open air" as I think I would comfortably enjoy. Plus it would be eas(y)(ier) to put on skis.
     

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    Turd:

    Have you flown one? Did you like it? There was a time that I wanted one.

    Woody’s son, Bob, told me to go fly the prototype, but that was after I stopped flying other peoples’ airplanes solo.


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    I've been around the pattern in the back seat of a Breezy. Didn't like it and we never got over 500'. Maybe in time. I don't have a fear of heights but I do have a fear of falling (basophobia vs acrophobia). Enclosed in a plane, even open cockpit and I feel safe. That keeps me from buying a PP or ultralight despite the fact they look like fun.

    In the 80's-90's I knew an ag pilot that had a Woody Pusher. He kept it at his house, flew it to all fly-ins, first one to arrive last one to leave. Plane was always covered with mud like he had been 4-wheelin' -- :) He offered to take me up in it several times but for some reason that never happened. Regardless, I always wanted one, even considered buying one but I have reservations about buying a plane without dual controls because most of my motivation to fly is to teach and watch someone else have a chance to fly.
     
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