Post-Test Period Flight
and Modification/Upgrade Reports
Cozy MKIV N83MZ

So I've long since finished flying off the 40 hour restricted period, done all the necessary testing and have been using the plane for three and a half years now.  Here I present some of the more interesting flights and experiences - most of these have been posted to the COZY mailing list and I reprint them here.

Possibly Interesting Work / Flight Reports:

Flight

Description

Report Date

Heater Fix/Test It's COLD - make the heating system work for the winter!!! 17-OCT-2002
Altimeter/Encoder Check Also known as: "How to kill ANOTHER starter". 22-OCT-2002
More Starter Stories So, can this fool ever get his airplane working for more than an hour or so?  Is he damned to a life of starter repair?  Tune in and find out! 23-OCT-2002 through
13-NOV-2002
Miscellaneous Fixes/Work 50 hour Oil Change / Electrical checks and fixes 22-DEC--2003
Winter Starting and Visits - Short Trip Report How to get an engine started in 15 degree weather - go visit folks in Rhode Island 14-JAN-2003
Another Short Trip Report Fly over Manchester-By-The-Sea (yes, that's the freaking town's REAL name, if you can believe it - what a bunch of pompous wind-bags, eh?) to please a friends father-in-law (what's up with the hyphens?) 25-JAN-2003
New Jersey Day Trip Report Visit the parents in NJ for the day (don't want to do THAT in the car!) 9-MAR-2003
Minor Mods / Noodling Around Flight up to Winnepesaukee to have a look/see at Mt. Washington 16-MAR-2003
   
 
Sun and Fun Trip Report LONG flight down to S&F, via Suffolk, VA and back via my sister's place in Raleigh Durham, NC

7-APR-2003

   
 
John Ellor Visit Try to get to Suffolk for fly-in, but the weather says "NO". We stop in NJ to visit a builder and give a demo ride 17-MAY-2003
Utility of Aircraft Actually using the airplane instead of a car for a trip that we'd have to make anyway, and make it more fun and faster. 11-JUL-2003
Wheel Pants Tests Finally get the wheel pants finished and mount them (in primer).  One short flight and a couple longer ones. 12-JUL-2003
   
 
Airventure Cup Race / Oshkosh Diary - Day 1 Fly to Suffolk - prepare for race (oil change, minor squawks) 25-JUL-2003
 Airventure Cup Race / Oshkosh Diary - Day 2 9 plane formation flight to Manteo - very cool! 26-JUL-2003
Airventure Cup Race / Oshkosh Diary - Day 3 First race day to Dayton, Ohio 27-JUL-2003
Airventure Cup Race / Oshkosh Diary - Day 4 Hang around the hangar day in Dayton waiting for the weather to improve 28-JUL-2003
Airventure Cup Race / Oshkosh Diary - Day 5 Second race day to OSH- fix broken alternator wire lug - Get interviewed for Dayton TV station Channel 2 (2 MB WMV Movie or 2 MB AVI Movie) 29-JUL-2003
Airventure Cup Race / Oshkosh Diary - Day 6 Hang out at OSH - see loads of stuff and people 30-JUL-2003
Airventure Cup Race / Oshkosh Diary - Day 7 Challenging trip back from OSH to FIT 31-JUL-2003

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e-mail: marc_zeitlin@alum.mit.edu

Last Updated: - August 17, 2012