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AJ, e-mail, 09.09.2020 12:51

Hey, are your plans in digital format on computer? I have some templates but they don't seem very precise :(

aj, e-mail, 09.09.2020 12:49

Hey Bo, do you have the plans for verieze in digital format? I have some templates but they don't seem very precise, they look like they'd turn me into a hamburger with catchup :(

Ray Mallah, e-mail, 11.07.2017 19:03

Iam looking for varieze plan Electrical,instruments and other systems instructions to help in accomplish my project thanks call 314 484 5552

Stan Morris, e-mail, 07.01.2017 19:16

I am looking for a set of original Varieze plans -

Matteo, e-mail, 08.11.2016 13:25

I'm interested into buying the Varieze plans, if anyone has it, please email me! I would like to build it myself from the very beginning, so no purchase of incomplete plane. My email is

greg davis, e-mail, 20.02.2016 02:14

We have 2 incomplete variEze in dads basement. Have been setting since 2001. Have plans and all pieces, glass work mostly done. no motors, dad was a composite builder and work is spot on. any help on moving these would greatly appreciated. 423 991 1959 (Eastern Time)

tony, e-mail, 14.12.2015 16:17

Bo Watwood I would be interested in a copy of the plans. You can e mail me at

Giovanni, e-mail, 26.11.2015 18:06

Jane Hastings.....
I'm interested in her box parts.
Please contact me at (

Bo Watwood, e-mail, 05.10.2015 18:05

email correction
phone 256 786 0626

Bo Watwood, e-mail, 05.10.2015 18:00

I have a complete set of plans. If you will pay for copy cost, I will send copy to you.

TORBJÍRN KAMPE, e-mail, 19.03.2015 01:09

A dream machine. Has all the man could want in terms of performance.
I wish Attman had one and queke. You should have fun up there in the air.
Thanks Burt Rutan, To good home construction flying good.

Giovanni, e-mail, 22.11.2014 20:00

Wanted Varieze metal parts

tom, e-mail, 25.10.2014 07:22

Verite project for sale.

Francesco, e-mail, 05.11.2013 23:38

I'm looking a Varieze project or plane ready to fly
Please conctact me

Tom McAvoy, e-mail, 11.05.2013 21:03


I am looking for a set of plans and templates for a long ez or varieze

Jane Hastings, e-mail, 12.11.2012 20:59

I have a box of templates and other misc small parts/pieces someone can have, if you are in San Diego or nearby. My husband and I built our EZ in 1978 (finished in Jan, 1980). Illness forced the sale a number of years ago. As I cleaned out the garage, I found this box. Anyone interested?

Hank Johnson, e-mail, 03.07.2012 02:30

Interested in buying plans for the VariEze...what are the main composites used in this plane? CF & fiberglass? Anything else?

Greg, e-mail, 23.06.2012 17:10

I have a partially built VARIEZE airplane with everything for completion including a new 125hp Lacoming engine. Please inquire if interested.

Brendan, e-mail, 06.05.2012 17:51

I am looking for a set of plans to build one of these aircraft

Larry Rothrock, e-mail, 06.01.2012 07:36

I love the airplane. San Diego to East Coast fights are delightful. I throttle back to 150 - 155 mph and get a 4.3 gph fuel burn.

lucy johnson, e-mail, 15.09.2011 09:22

can you forward this to lew danforth on facebook?

JeskaSavage, e-mail, 24.07.2011 03:04

Alan Summers, I have a set of plans for the varieze. I'm pretty sure they are complete.

alan summers, e-mail, 02.05.2011 08:56

am looking for a full set of plans for varieze,any help would be apreciated....thank you

Mary J P, e-mail, 08.02.2011 01:43

The VariEze I mentioned in a previous post as being for sale is not going to be sold after all. An earlier Will was found that leaves the plane to the deceased's brother. Thank you.

Leon Rausch, e-mail, 06.02.2011 06:28

Rick Kipp, Some answers to your question: The balance on this light plane is such that when parked without the weight of the pilot the center of gravity is behind the main gear. Lowering the nose puts this unloaded center of balance in fromt of the main gear, and it will rest on its nose.
JOHN BENNISON Please call me at 214 349-6024 for information on my exciting aircraft. I flew it some 1300 hours from coast to coast and to the eclipse of the sun in Mazatlan, Mexico, and to the Bahamas in a flight of nineteen vacationers. This is not a "wierd" airplane when you reflect that the Wright Brothers flew a Canard Pusher, and the winglets of the Varieze were the first of a production airplane. I have been spoiled as a Delta Airlines parent and no longer fly the beauty.
JOHN: I built and flew my Varieze for some 1300 hours at a pilot weight of 230 pounds. Initial flight testing was done with ten pounds of ballast in the nose to meet the weight and balance requirements. After testing that weight was removed and weight and balance was never a problem.
WARWICK, Landing speed: My approach speed usually bled down to 70 MPH, and the landing distance varied with the headwind. Never an excessive landing roll! The Varieze design never "mushes and drops the canard." If there is a stall of the canard I have found that a one-degree decrease in the angle of attack of the canard brought it back to an unstalled condition and the plane was flying again without seeing a stall of the main wing. I hope I have been a help to each of you. N40LR

Rick Kipp, e-mail, 05.01.2011 08:26

Why are they always pictured with the nose on the turf? Surely they have a retractable front wheel. Please answer this for me. Thanks, Rick

Conrad Driussi, e-mail, 15.11.2010 04:22

I bought the plans for VariEze in the early 1970's and was awarded S/N 15. I Quickly found out that I was allergic to the resin and sold my plans and S/N to a fellow worker.

I have often wondered how the foam/glass/resin and paint has weathered the weather - the nasty sun and those damn UV rays. It was quite a concern in the early days and Burt came up with some sturdier materials. Now 40 years later, I would like to know how they've held up.

Any info would be appreciated.


Mary J P, e-mail, 29.10.2010 16:00

I saw Burt Rutan fly his incredible planes at Mojave years ago. My brother in law built a VariEze in the 1970's. It is disassembled and in a San Diego storage unit now, but available for a quick sale for very reasonable price. (estate sale) No reasonable offer refused. (619) 347-4994

Stu Kingman, e-mail, 23.09.2010 06:18

I built my VariEze when I was in high school in 1979. Flew it for several years, sold it, then bought it back again. Family grew, so sold it again. Wish I had kept it... I continued my flying (and retired) as a Captain with American Airlines on the MD-83 in 1998. Flew the B-727,MD-80, B-757,and the B-767. None flew as nicely as Rutan's VariEze. Excellent reading with "The Complete Guide to Rutan Aircraft" - 3rd Edition by Don and Julia Downey (ISBN: 0-8306-2420-1)

John, e-mail, 11.06.2010 02:19

What would be the maximum front seat weight the Varieze would accomidate for a pilot.

Jon Bennison, e-mail, 15.05.2010 08:04

I would love to know where i could get one of these beautiful kit planes. They look wierd but i just love the speed and the whay it flies.
Please let me know the website.

warwick, e-mail, 18.04.2010 07:12

I would love to know more about this plane like the aproach speed for landing. and landing distance. what is the slowest speed it can be flown straight and level before it mushes and drops the cannard. I have only flown slower planes with conventional high wing design. Where can I find out more??? thanks Warwick

carlos, e-mail, 06.03.2010 23:55

I flew my VARIEZE from 1077-2001. T was the most fun airplane I ever had the joy of flying. I finally donated it to a international relief Org, and dont have any idea what
became of it after that

Joe Person, e-mail, 17.07.2008 18:43

The VariEze does not utilize a 100 hp Volkswagen engine. The plans-built VariEze was "sized" around the 100 hp Continental O-200. Any Continental engine from 65 to 100 hp was suitable. The 108 hp Lycoming O-235 was authorized by Rutan, with certain limitations. Any other engine installation was not specified by Rutan.

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