Special Occasions 2012

This is going to be my favorite page for recording our Cozy building process. The purpose of this page is to record people who visited and unforgettable memories that made our journey so enjoyable and meaningful. When looking back, they will bring smiles and warmth to our hearts.


Tim & Paula Andres Visit (March)

Tim and Paula (from Northern California) completed their Cozy IV early this year and decided to head south to Disneyland with their family. Tim stopped by for a visit (its always good to see him). He is just a wealth of knowledge that I can tap into. We chat about my dual actuator control canopy, filling, sanding, primers, paint and paint guns. He even brought a crimper for use (Thank you Tim). I took lots of picture on Tim's new plane - it's a beautiful airplane. Tim looked over my engine mount, baffles, and throttle quadrant. One of his recommendations include beefing up my throttle cable bracket (aft firewall) because it will see a lot of vibration. He also recommended using guide coat to achieve a smooth fill and sand down the road.  


Visit by Doug Pitzer (April)

Doug Pitzer came by for a visit. I copied Doug's original idea with an actuator control locking mechanism for his canopy. The only difference is that I found a smaller actuator for the lock and a matching remote control (Firgelli). In addition, I added another actuator to lift the canopy as well. They are both controlled by the same remote control. I was glad to learn that Doug didn't find any fault with my dual actuator control canopy because he is one of few (may be the only) builder that flew with a actuator control canopy. Dough gave me some more pointers on the aileron trims, priming and painting.


Tim & Paula Andres Visit (May)