In the beginning, there were airplane parts....
The Long-EZ is a plans-built airplane; you start with nothing but a book. Compared to a kit-built airplane, where most of the kit is prefab and purchased, there are obvious advantages and disadvantages.
Obviously, the advantages are cost, and the knowledge you gain by doing things yourself.
The disadvantage is glaringly obvious: TIME.
Sometimes, you can compromise: find someone else's project, and complete it! Obviously, you need to make sure your predecessor did good work! (I did, and he did).
With Dave Harsay's (now my) project in the back of a U-Haul, I brought it home and took inventory:
One well-built fuselage, with nose complete:
Incredibly, I have no photograph of me riding around in the "canoe." A pity.
One canard, slight undulations around the spar cap: One main spar:
One landing gear bow. Attach fittings were complete in the fuselage, and had obviously been previously fitted. Layups were done for the brake fittings; toe-in later checked to be pretty good when I installed the brakes and wheels.
Misc hardware: Brock dynafocal mount for O-235, firewall, Cleveland wheels + brakes.
Not shown is the Saf-T-Poxy I won't use because it's too old; I got some new EZ-Poxy. Also, Gerdes master cylinders, control hardware (in fact, the whole Brock metal parts kit), foam, glass...you name it.
I was in business!
Now, what to DO with all this stuff....?