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by The Buzz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Gemini 2 stroke diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Gemini 2 stroke diesel

Thanks for the info and pics. Leonardo da Vinci said " simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", with 30 % less parts and the ability to burn A1, diesel, sunflower oil, paraffin, it opens the African skies for a touring LSA like the long EZ. I have attempted contacting Gemini directly, no luck so ...
by The Buzz
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Gemini 2 stroke diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Gemini 2 stroke diesel

Hi Chaps,

Does anybody have info on the availability of the Gemini 100 and 125 hp 2 stroke, 6 (yes) piston, 3(yes) cylinder - diesel aero engine? Superior stocks this engine. Used for the Carbon Cub.
I would like to use it in my Long EZ (under construction) Pusher application.
by The Buzz
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

AAAgg, the photo files are too big. Ill email them to you, please send me your email address
by The Buzz
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

Ok,ok.. So we have nearly completed the 1/5th scale EZ, final sanding wheel pants and paint to go. This was a fantastic way to exercise the ignorance and now we have a "pretty close" scale model to fly. Its more fun than throwing all that layup practice, sanding and painting in the bin as pieces Muc...
by The Buzz
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

Sorry for the late reply, Lots have happened and much progress made:- Jig box complete Laser cut templates made for the Roncz canard Much foam cutting practice Much layup practice Booked for a composite course at AMT on the 12th March. R950 pp all day cant wait! Resin warming box complete 1st editio...
by The Buzz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

She sure is inspiration
by The Buzz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Aircraft for Sale
Topic: Velocity 173 RG-E For Sale - R350 000 SOLD!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3265

Re: Velocity 173 RG-E For Sale - R350 000 (Private Sale)

Where is her hangar?
by The Buzz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Aircraft for Sale
Topic: Velocity 173 RG-E For Sale - R350 000 SOLD!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3265

Re: Velocity 173 RG-E For Sale - R350 000 (Private Sale)

She's a Beauty! love the Velocity.
Its a Berkut all grown up
by The Buzz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

Sorry that's Continental o-200 100HP
by The Buzz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

Spot on! Once airborne it attains and holds cruising speed well, hence the small engines. Originally used a continental o-200 Hp or a VeeDub . The lighter the plane the better it goes! Its a fantastic balance of power vs weight vs range vs agility vs speed. It flies at a glide ratio of some 35:1 I w...
by The Buzz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

Lycoming o-320 A1A 160 Hp with a Hertzler wood prop is, with all things considered, the gold standard although some use the Lycoming o-360 180hp. Rotax, Jabiru can all work. What you add at the back you add at the front Trick with this thing is to do what Uncle Burt said. How to know if something is...
by The Buzz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

First the flat lay up x2 then the load test piece to prove to oneself the strength of design Then the book stand to test that you poses the skillset to shape foam and lay glass and gloo. This piece teaches one all the materials characteristics Then the bulkheads, wood and CNC routering on standby. W...
by The Buzz
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

Updated Profile.... So this is what we have so far in the bag: Permission and blessings from the Missus Premises to build Plans Canard pusher all issues Updates to plans all issues Roncz canard plans Internal rudder bellhorn plans High performance rudder plans Landing brake plans Roll over structure...
by The Buzz
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

WoW that's Amazing!! Yes please. My email is ivan@ilrsafety.co.za Thanks Gavin, this is just what we needed. Mega Brain Food, I love this stuff. The history and performance of this little plane is staggering, altitude, distance, endurance, speed, economy, sheer great looks. Sculpting one with my han...
by The Buzz
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Building the Long EZ
Replies: 26
Views: 2037

Re: Building the Long EZ

I know of a EZ that was for sale on the east rand not so long ago, one at Krugersdorp, one in Stellenbosch and a Cozey at Barra Must be honest for me its a lot to do with the building but anything EZ feeds my passion. Burt Rutan and Mike Melville (a true SA hero) are BOSS for designing such an amazi...