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Chapter 21 – Strakes (Up to T-Hats) – 94 Hours

I had already joined and glassed two sheets of foam per the Cozy Girrl’s method.  After cure, traced all the bulkheads onto the sheet and cutout all the bulkheads.       Used the Bernie Siu’s dremmel trick to auger … Continue reading

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Chapter 09 – Landing Gear (Gear Leg Fairings) – 30 Hrs

Put the gear back on the fuselage and propped it off the ground with a 2 degree up attitude and leveled side to side.  I had purchased the pre cut cores from Eureka for this, and while a discussion on … Continue reading

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Chapter 23 – Engine – 11 Hrs

Found an engine at Wentworth Aircraft with 996 SMOH that was in an off field landing.  It is an O-360-A3A with chrome cylinders.  I was able to swap the stock starter for a light weight Skytek starter that they happened … Continue reading

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Chapter 18 – Canopy (Part 2) – 84 Hrs

Marked the canopy to cut off the forward section.  Attempted to use Wayne Hicks method, but with all the bumps and joggles with the FHC, it didn’t work as well for me.  With needing to open the gap to 1/8″, … Continue reading

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Chapter 18 – Canopy (Part 1) – 175 Hrs

I’ve been hassled to get an update out on the Cozy build. I am currently working on the Canopy chapter, and I have several modifications here, so it is taking me more time to complete than I had hoped! I … Continue reading

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175hrs – Ch 24 – Covers and Fairings

I haven’t kept best track of this chapter, as there is a lot of thinking how things are going to fit, and is also a good time to get other little things completed on the interior. Since this chapter consists … Continue reading

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30 Hrs – Ch 20 – Wingletts

Created the 1″ top tips of the wingletts, rounded the corners, and prepped for glassing.  Glassed the wingletts with 2 ply UND and finished with peel ply. Removed the wingletts from the forms and began prepping them for the next … Continue reading

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24 Hrs – Ch 14 – Main Landing Gear Cover

The shed is complete, and took far more work during a busy summer than I was expecting.  While I’m waiting for control bearings from the Cozy Girrrls, I decided to build the LG cover.  I decided to take the Wayne … Continue reading

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There was a Cozy MK IV project that came up for sale on the Cozy forum, and after much thought, I decided to upgrade to this project that was further along.  There are essentially three reasons one would do this: … Continue reading

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Chapter 00 – 6 hours – Jig Table Construction

Finished painting the garage, and putting up the shop lights, and well into the construction of the jig table.  I decided to go with the jig table designed by Rick Maddy, which uses TJI’s for supporting the table.  I also … Continue reading

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