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Hi there,

New guy from Atlanta. Prior Lancair owner – well, what’s left is still in the garage and it seems like it would cost more to fix than it would be worth.

Now the wife won’t fly single engine, but I’m really closer to a single engine budget. Have been looking at the (apparently) one and only twin Cozy which never flew, and it seems to me that two of the new generation of lightweight engines (Rotax; ULPower; D-Motor; or perhaps even a pair of Gemini diesels once released) would look great on a Cozy and weigh about the same as a big bore Lycosaurus.

Standing by to have my sanity questioned. I particularly like the idea of the all water-cooled D-Motor. It would allow completely shrouding the motors, then could mount the radiators where the center engine would have been (lots of volume to use small scoops / big radiators / small outlet). Water cooling would also allow an automotive-type cabin heater. There is something appealing about a simple motor design which might have come right out of a ‘57 Chevy. However, the one comment I saw which might make a twin a no-go would be the question of minimum power for safe single engine operation. What DOES it take to keep a Cozy IV in the air at L/D(max)? Would want a reasonable margin of safety… Of course, the Rotax 915 would probably be the best "fit" with 127 continuous hp available anywhere below the flight levels and the ability to mount an inexpensive WhirlWind C/S propeller, but the engine price will undoubtedly be as stratospheric as the air they breathe.

By the way, my only canard flight was in a Q-200 at Mojave airport in 1984, right after I and a fellow F-4 student met Burt & Dick Rutan at their shop (don’t believe it was called Scaled Composites yet).

Anyway, hello world!

http://forum.canardaviation.com/showthread.php?t=6866&goto=newpost

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