FlyteTime
Here is my Long EZ that I built from a kit from verticalclimbrc.com. He calls it the Ultra Canard Pusher. He also sells the plans for the airplane. I bought the plans also so I can build another if I like. I've had it for a while and decided to throw it together the other day. The great thing is the kit is cut out of Depron. This is the first plane I've built out of Depron and it's soooooooo nice and smooth and strong.

It has a 34 inch wingspan and it's 20 inches long. The canards are functional. They are actuated by a 5g servo. The ailerons are strip ailerons using only one 5g servo. The motor is a Suppo 2204 1400Kv. I'm running an 18A esc and a 500mAh 3S battery. The prop is an EP 7 x 3.5. I haven't weighed it yet but I imagine it'll be about 9 oz's or less.

It's going to be a fun little flyer.

Here's some pics........

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FED50H
Love that design. I've looked at it many times but have never committed to building it. Get us some video please.
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FlyteTime
I will definitely post some video when the weather gets right. I also plan to build a 150% version with Kf's as soon as I get a chance.
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FlyteTime
Just got back in from a successful maiden flight of the Long EZ. She's so light all it took was half throttle and it just floated from my hand. It's very stable and it glides forever. It's a nice break from the prop in slot planes I've been flying lately. So quiet with the little pusher motor. I love it.

I'm going to get it on video tomorrow.
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blkbaron
Hi Flyte,
Talk about a blast from the past
I got the plans for the homebuilt long-eze from Rutan back when I was spritely and goodlooking (I'm not spritley anymore) around 1983-84. There were no kits and foam was just a new art form for homebuilts with Burt at the forefront. I think I got my foam from Aircraft Spruce in Calif, a start-up in those days. Had the different grade foams and other accessories shipped to Oz in a container. I only got half way thru building the wings and was offered a job in Tucson which was too good to refuse. Sold the plane to a friend who finished it and has been flying it since the late 80's. I got a couple of flights and was not disappointed. Even the real one refuses to want to come down
I found plans for both the Vari and Long on Parkjets, designed by a guy called Steven Wong. I've got the plans but haven't had time to build one. Coming soon So good to see your plane - brought back a heap of memories. Thanx and enjoy.
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FlyteTime
Thanks for sharing your experience blkbaron. That is too cool man. So am I to infer that you are still goodlooking? I know you hated to walk away from that project! But that's great that you got to see and fly the finished airplane. I'd love to see a picture of it if you have one.

Yeah Burt was on the bleeding edge for sure and you were right there with him with the composite construction techniques. I just love everything he has designed. Canards rule!

Matter of fact I'm in the early stages of a Rutan Quickie build. Talk about a cool airplane! I found some plans for a balsa model I'm going to try to convert over to foam. It's going to be a fun project. Then maybe a VariViggen?......

Looking forward to seeing your build too.
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blkbaron
Some things are best left unsaid Flyte, especially in a forum like this
I think I have one pic of the plane at an airshow in Mangalore (about 60miles north of Melbourne). I will try and re-acquaint myself with my old pics and see if I can find it.
The man was amazing - and his brother too. Loved them all - don't forget the Cozy; but really wanted to build the Defiant (we were all macho at that age and, of course, 2 engines were going to be better than one) when I got back to Oz but he refused to release the plans for homebuild to anyone. Probably a good idea.
U cud end up with the whole fleet if u keep going like that. Why don't u hv a look at the asym twin (Boomerang) that he designed if u want to fly something out of left field. Not sure where u wud find plans or power considerations.
Look fwd to seeing ur build. I'm really slow but I'll get something built soon
Canards forever - quack, quack
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FED50H
Arrrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!! You guys are killing me. Started reading about Burt Rutan....now my want list is larger than ever. The Ares Mudfighter.....along with the LongEZ....I have a couple of FRC Foamies plans, already laser cut in a box to build, about 4 more sets of plans printed...and now this thread.....
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FlyteTime
FED50H, I've been eying that Ares also, I say you should move that closer to the top of your queue. Put a nice little fan in her, oh yeah baby. I really am sorry to make your life more difficult in a good way, if that makes sense.

And unfortunately today isn't a good day for shooting video of the Long EZ. Pretty nasty down here today and there's a tropical system in the Gulf heading this way. Good day for building I guess. Fortunately, I'm retired so I have all day and night to work on this stuff!. In addition to the Ligeti Stratos I'm working on, I have this little project on the table......

Another Rutan masterpiece! The Quickie.
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FED50H
Another reason I love the hobby...always learning more. I wasn't aware of Rutan until this thread. I had never looked to see who created the EZ...just liked it's looks...I'm currently in an electronics course that is fairly demanding....building has taken a back seat for a bit...but when I have the time...I will be working on the Ares....I have a 30mm and 64 mm edf....just sitting in a box and begging for a chassis....
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FlyteTime
The weather got nice enough to fly the EZe this afternoon. My neighbor tried to video it on his 35mm DSLR and it didn't come out very well. He did get a still photo that ain't that great but it shows her in the air. I desperately need to rig up a hat cam so I can get my own video. I'm working on it.

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The weather got nice enough to fly the EZe this afternoon. My neighbor tried to video it on his 35mm DSLR and it didn't come out very well. He did get a still photo that ain't that great but it shows her in the air. I desperately need to rig up a hat cam so I can get my own video. I'm working on it.

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blkbaron
Looks gr8 Flyte. I think Jeff suggested putting a bit of Velcro on my cap, which I did, and attached my Mobius to it. Sometimes u get the angle right and sometimes.......BTW, it also records the audio so u hv to mind your p's and q's
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FlyteTime
Thanks for that baron. I've got a wifi camera that also records hd video. I can view the live feed on my tablet to get the positioning right then start recording. 10-4 on the audio tip.
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FlyteTime
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