Welcome to this new blog documenting the development of a new canard aircraft design.

For many years I have thought about the possibility of building my own aircraft but it wasn’t until about a year ago when I took the plunge and purchased a set of plans for the Cozy MKIV (#1620) that the idea started to feel like a reality.

The Cozy is a fantastic airplane but after studying the plans and with my background in composites I felt like I wanted to take a different approach to the construction. The main differences would be building the at least the fuselage in a mould and incorporating carbon fibre to save weight. I am also keen to streamline the fuselage for aerodynamic and aesthetic reasons and this was a big factor in the decision to use a mould as this removes the restrictions on what shapes you can build using the Rutan construction technique. The plan, at least for the moment, is to not alter the already well proven design of the wing, winglets and canard.

That’s all for now!

Fergus Noble

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