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Click on the image below for more information on each product available for the Long-EZ

Wing Jigs Roncz Canard
Wings & Winglet Foam Cores Wing Jigs Canard Foam Cores Elevator Foam Cores Canard Jigs
 
   
  Winglet Jigs Main Landing Gear Fairings  

 

How to make an order

First, download the form at the link below and complete it. You can either scan and email it back or mail it to the address on the form. Please don't send photos of the form.

Release form

Next, you have two options:

Option 1: Download the order form using the link below. Fill it out and and email it to the address on the upper right corner of the form.

PDF Order Form

Shipping and sales tax (for TX and NM customers) will be calculated when your order is received and will be emailed to you. Once you know the total, mail a check to the address on the form.

Option 2: Use the Paypal buttons below. Paypal will include sales tax (for TX and NM customers) but not shipping. Shipping will be calculated once your order is received and an invoice will be sent to you.

Note: there will be a ~2.9% fee added to all US orders and ~3.9% fee for international orders using Paypal.

Long-EZ Package Deal

Includes all wing, upper & lower winglet, Roncz canard, and elevator foam cores
$2799.00

Elevator Options

Wing Root Options

Long-EZ Wing and Upper Winglet Foam Cores

Left/Right Pair

$2250.00

Wing Root Options

Long-EZ Lower Winglet Foam Cores

Left/Right Pair

$225.00

Long-EZ Special Performance (Roncz) Canard and Elevators Foam Cores $425.00
Elevator Options

Long-EZ Roncz Canard Elevator Foam Cores

Left/Right Pair

$130.00
Elevator Options

Long-EZ Main Landing Gear Fairing Foam Cores*
Left/Right Pair

$150.00
Long-EZ Jig Package
Includes Wing, Winglet, and Canard Jigs
$475.00

Long-EZ Wing Jigs* $275.00

Long-EZ Canard Jig Package $200.00

Winglet Jigs* $40.00

*Options with an asterisk have been modified from the plans in some way. I do not claim to have tested or proven the usability of any of these parts. I only provide these as a service. The builder is 100% responsible for determining their airworthiness. Use at your own risk!

 

Click on the image below to download a pdf showing all the foam parts and how they fit together for the Long-EZ.

 

Wings and Winglets

For the wing cores, the fore and aft sections are already separated. The aft core forward edges come pre-rounded and ready for the shear web layup. Wing cores also come with electrical conduits and aileron cutouts already made. Wings and upper winglets usually come as a set. If you need only one or the other, contact me and I can cut whatever combination you need.

Upper winglets are cut 3.75" long. The extra length is all at the top. This is easily trimmed to the proper length by the builder but it allows more options when for the tips. The plans have you cut them 47 tall and then add a 1 urethane block to the top. Im not sure what the purpose of the urethane tip is is but Ive had a number of builders ask me to leave them long so they dont have to add that piece later. Also, some people want to do different things with the winglet tip so this gives you more options. If you just want to stick to the plans you simply trim 3.75 off the top to make them 47 tall.

Click on the image below for a larger view

Top of wing cores Another view of the top of the wing core Wing core leading edge

 
Shear web/spar cap area. Note radiused corners. Also note the perfect match of the plotted blue line on the paper with the foam core.
 
Wing tip core
Outboard wing cores showing the aileron, spar cap, and electrical conduit cutouts
Lower Winglet Lower Winglet Winglets Upper and Lower Winglets Upper Winglets Upper Winglets

Long-EZ straight trailing edge option

The original Long-EZ was built as a highly modified VariEze. In order to use already available parts such as the cowling, it was designed to make use of existing VariEze parts. The wing trailing edge was designed with a slight "kink" in it on the inboard cores in order to make the VariEze cowling fit properly. This kink is small but it is noticable when sighting down the trailing edge. It kinks both in planform and in the vertical. In planform it amounts to about 0.67" and in the vertical it is 1.00". Since many Long-EZ builders these days build their own cowlings from scratch, this kink is most likely unnecessary. Newer designs such as the ERacer and Berkut all have straight trailing edges.

Due to popular demand, I've decided to make a straight trailing edge modification available to anyone that wants it. This option makes the trailing edge straight in planform only. There is still a kink in the vertical. Be advised that I have never built nor flight tested this modification so use it at your own risk. Also, this will cause the wing root not to fit the plans jigs. I will make a wing root jig to fit it upon request. I can also make a trailing edge option that is straight in both the planform and the vertical upon request.

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Wing Jigs - Available Now

Precision CNC wing jigs are now available for the Long-EZ. These are made from 3/4" MDF using a CNC router. They are designed to work the same way the plans jigs work but were developed by taking cross sections of a 3D wing model in CAD. They should fit much better than the plans jigs but still follow the plans jigging method. They are designed to be a tight fit to hold them firmly in place. A very flat building surface is required (not a shop floor as shown below).

All Joiner plates are provided (also CNC cut). These fit into depressions milled into the jig itself to improve the alignment and strength of the joint. Joiners should be glued in place one one side and bolted on the other per the plans. Bolts, washers, and nuts are included to bolt one side of each joiner to the jig.

 

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Roncz Canard

Roncz canard foam cores are available for the Long-EZ. If I get enough interest I can also make the GU canard available.

Click on the image below for a larger view

The Roncz canard cores were developed from the Long-EZ Special Performance Canard plans. The leading edges are already separated with the corners already rounded for the shear web. The dowel holes come pre-drilled to ensure perfect alignment of the leading edges.

Long-EZ Roncz canard cores include the modification described in Cozy newsletter #53, builder's hint #7 and newsletter #60, builder's hint #1. This modification calls for the removal of approx 1/16" from the trailing edge fishtail area to allow the elevator to attain it's 15 deg trailing edge up limit. This modification is done to the Long-EZ canard for the same reason and because it makes the core better match the scale drawing given on page C-1 of the Long-EZ Special Performance Canard (Roncz canard) plans.

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Elevators

I make 2 types of elevator cores for the Long-EZ, hotwire template elevators and contour template elevators. The hotwire template elevators are cut per the hotwire templates on the plans. The plans tell you to compare them to the elevator contour templates after cutting and then sand them to shape taking into account 0.020" of skin thickness. I think the hotwire templates are were probably intentionally made oversized because the small, thin elevators are rather difficult to cut by hand. In fact, the plans tell you to cut them in 2 separate pieces and then micro them together. With the templates a bit oversize they are easier to cut by hand and it allows the builder extra material to be able to sand them to match. The contour template elevators I make are simply cut to match the contour templates to begin with. CNC allows me to make much more precise cuts and to cut material much thinner than would be possible otherwise. Some people still prefer elevators cut slightly oversized so I offer both.  

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Here is scale drawing of the elevator from the plans.
Note that you can see the thickness of the skin on top of the foam.
This is an example of a hotwire template elevator compared to the scale drawing from the plans.
Note that it doesn't quite fit within the inside skin thickness lines on the drawing.
This is an example of a contour template elevator compared to the scale drawing from the plans.
Note that it fits nicely within the skin thickness lines on the drawing.
Here is a hotwire template elevator (top) compared to a contour template elevator (bottom).

Another thing CNC allows me to do is to cut the elevators full length instead of cutting them as 2 parts apiece as it says to do in the plans. This means you don't have to micro the 2 halves together to make each elevator. When I ship a canard, it comes with elevators cut full length. Actually they are slightly extra long to allow the builder to cut them down to fit exactly. When I sell the elevators apart from the canard, they are too long and skinny to ship full length so I have to cut them in half to make them less likely to be damaged in shipping.

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Canard Jigs - Available Now

All jigs, contour templates, and alignment templates for the Long-EZ Roncz canard are now available.

This is a 21 piece kit that includes all of the following:

E - Canard Bottom Contour Checking Template

F - Canard Top Contour Checking Template

G - Elevator Travel Checking Template

H - Top Elevator Contour Checking Template

I - Bottom Elevator Contour Checking Template

J - 2 Outboard Mass Balance Mounting Jigs

K - 9 Canard Jigs

L - 4 Elevator Mounting Templates

M - Canard Tip Shaping Template

These are all precision cut from MDF and plywood using a CNC router. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winglet Jigs - Available Now

These jigs are used for doing the outside skin layup on the upper winglets. The foam scraps included with the winglets are used to do the inside skin layup. The jigs are precision cut using a CNC router from 1/2" MDF.

 

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Main Landing Gear Fairings- Available Now


View of Cozy IV fairing from the back showing the brake line placement. Also notice how little overall thickness these fairings add.Long-EZ MLG Fairing

Main landing gear fairings are now available for the Long-EZ. The photo to the right is the first set being installed. The photos and drawings shown below are all of similar fairings for the Cozy Mk IV. They are designed to align the main gear strut with the airflow during cruise and provide a lower drag airfoil that is only slightly thicker than the landing gear strut itself. These fairings are simply foam pieces that are designed to be attached to the main landing gear after the strengthening layups are complete. They fit over the strut and have a conduit cut in them for the brake lines. After the foam fairings have been affixed, they are covered with a thin layer of fiberglass. Click on the links below for more photos of the installation process.

Kevin Walsh's photos

Sean Sullivan's Blog

 

 

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