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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:1367] Re: EZ


Thread: [IAC-L:1367] Re: EZ

Message: [IAC-L:1367] Re: EZ

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From: Hubie Tolson <tolson at>

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 14:49:49 UTC


 The Long Easy flys ok without an engine. A fellow lost his over Cherry
Point, NC a few months ago, and made an otherwise uneventful landing.



>   If a gas cap comes off and is not secure, it will go through the
> prop and most of them are wood.  If this happens, we all know what
> happens
> when part of the prop leaves and the rest stays. These airplanes are
> tail
> heavy and that is why you see them sitting on there "nose".  I haven't
> checked
> the cg change that would occur if the engine left the airframe, but it
> probably wouldn't be good.
> One last thing.  There is a rumor that Denver bought this aircraft
> from Dick
> Rutan, the brother of Burt Rutan, the EZ designer.  If so, this is the
> bird
> that Dick just flew around the world.  He was accompanied by another
> Long-EZE,
> flown by Dick M.......
> Well like I said, not difficult, but very different and a joy to fly.
> Paul Logue


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