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Re: Cozy - cvh

Unread post by nat123 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:00 pm

Oops, Iv'e blown my cover....enough said from me for now :oops:
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Unread post by cvh » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:06 pm

Thanx anyway :D
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Unread post by cvh » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:14 pm

So flew w Cozy to FAWI from FASY, routing south of RA.

Nice run 2450 rpm, from time of start-up to time of shutdown measured 37 minutes, including a full circle around the field to give the parachutists a chance to land.

Anyway on the way back it was just starting to get bumpy and it flew just as nice, I did notice the performance slacking off some 15Nm to BaraG.

Came in a little fast to 31 at the drome and decided on a go around.

Soon as I took power the whole contraption started spluttering and coughing, so I did a shortish tight circle and put her down, what a snap crackle and pop to get the show to the hangar (slight uphill)

Anyway, saw lots of oil on the prop and all over. Made it secure and left for home, not wanting to deal with any problems on that day.

Sunday pulled the cowlings and was surprised to find the # 02 spark upper plug lead had separated and was loosely in place - must have been an oversight in my checking, since I cannot believe that this can come adrift by itself.

Much more interesting was that the # 03 fuel injector pipe had broken and was held together by the rubber insulation, not quite right off, but a light jiggle and it came apart smartly!
The underside of the top cowl was blue from the fuel dye and must have had copious quantity of fuel go over this.
The updraft cooling must have saved the day, since it appears to have blown the fuel vapours right out, what with the opposite side having a sparking wire at the ready to creat havoc.

My Lucky day, I suppose. :-)
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Re: Cozy - cvh

Unread post by RV » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:18 pm

Phew Cvh, that could have been bad, it was your lucky day, but look on the bright side, use one of your shirts to clean the dye off, nobody would notice the difference in the colour scheme :D :D :D :D :D
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Unread post by cvh » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:20 pm

Anything for your entertainment :D
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Unread post by BenSmit » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:09 pm

Lucky break cvh, shows you how easily something can go wrong. Accidents are normally a chain of events arn't they?
I have been reading your posts here in awe. Canards really something that facinates me. If you ever have an open seat on your Cozy.... :D
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Unread post by Etienne » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:04 am

I thought you didn't like excitement in your old age cvh? Especially when flying!
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Unread post by RV » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:12 am

Etienne wrote:I thought you didn't like excitement in your old age cvh? Especially when flying!
Nope Etienne, you should be busy with your soldering iron & shrink sleeving gun instead of being on avcom :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

The old man in question must have a strong constitution because it takes real guts to go out in public dressed like that :D :D :D :D :D
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Unread post by RudiGreyling » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:59 am

Shoe Chris, well done...no wonder you can't bring it to EAA Sun'n'Fun.
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Unread post by cvh » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:07 am

EAA Tempe ... "may" not ... depending on the fuel pipe arriving in time R1000 for such a little item. :twisted:

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Unread post by cvh » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:52 pm

HI Folks!

Just to share the joy of having received an FAI certificate stating the Cozy Mk IV, ZU-CZZ and me :-) hold the National Altitude Record for South Africa.

This was handed to us at an Aeroclub Awards Evening at FAGM, suitably attired in Tuxedo and the softness evening gown!

Just wanted to share the officialness of it all :D
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Unread post by JacoP » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:05 pm

Hartlike geluk!

Do we get to read about it in detail sometime soon?

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Re: Cozy - cvh

Unread post by cx45338 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:47 pm

Well done Chris =D> =D> =D>

Maybe you should change "cvh" to "Angel".
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Re: Cozy - cvh

Unread post by cvh » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:04 pm

SAF has an article in the December issue, now on the shelves ... but the post is MUCH slower :-)

and thank you!
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Unread post by WABez » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:36 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Well done cvh =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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