August 2007 Issue
Cozy Mark IV
Nearly four decades ago, when Burt Rutan began work on his VariViggen, something like the current crop of high-performance canards--of which the Cozy is a popular member--might have been difficult to imagine. Rutan's slab-sided, spruce-and-plywood Vari Viggen was the result of detailed model experiments, wind tunnel work and the kind of down-home engineering that has made Rutan an icon.
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