Modifications

This section is where I will list the modifications that I plan on incorporating in to the Cozy.  I’m not looking to break the mold on this one, just looking at the mods that make sense, are safe, and have already been proven and flown by someone else.  Does that make me cautious….. or selfish?  Hmmm…

  • ELECTRIC AIR BRAKE – Yes
  • ELECTRIC NOSE WHEEL – Yes
  • AEX (Automatic Extension) for Electric Nose Actuator – Yes (Cheap Insurance)
  • FORWARD TILTING CANOPY – No, I’m actually contemplating the canopy stop modification from Newsletter #37.  It looks like it will add a minimum amount of build time, and allows a lot of extra canopy travel for those trying to gain access to the additional seats.
  • COZY GIRL STRAKES – Yes
  • TIE DOWNS – Also in Newsletter #37 – maybe
  • Fuel Sight Gauges – Vance Atkinson – Yes
  • Retracting Step – Wasn’t planning on this one, however, there was never a step added on the project I purchased.  Have to research if it will be easier to add the permanent step, or just as easy to add a retractable.  Also worry about added air leaks with the retractable step.
  • HEADLIGHTS IN NOSE – Yes
  • SKID PLATE IN NOSE – Thinking there is no need, since I’m using the AEX unit from Jack Wilhelmson.  Only reason would be if the brakes fail and I lower the nose on purpose.
  • REMOVABLE PITOT TUBE – Yes
  • METAL BRAKE LINES – Yes, have flexible lines for everything but the part that runs the length of the fuselage.  Purchased Aluminum Tubing for that, but may switch to Stainless.
  • NOSE HEAT – Yes, looking to upgrade the heat and put a oil cooler in the nose section in front of the passenger rudder pedals.  Will run oil lines through the original heat duct and push heat out with a fan.

2 Responses to Modifications

  1. James Howard says:

    Chad,
    are you going to sell #1627?

    James Howard
    jamhow2@yahoo.com

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