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updated: 25/11/2010

 

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This page is where you can find information on what has been spent on this project to date.  I built this section in order to find out what the ultimate cost of building the aircraft would be.  While I've done a lot of research to try and obtain an accurate final figure, one really doesn't know until it's all done.  Regardless, I hope this information will be of use to others who are considering building one of these fine birds.

One thing to consider is that the costs here reflect only purchases made from the point of deciding to build the plane.  My workshop was already equipped with most of the common & basic hand tools; however I had absolutely nothing as far as tools specifically aimed at working with composites.  Things like respirators, gloves, scissors, etc. were included in the Wicks Bulk order detailed below.  Any additional Cozy related expenses incurred during the build process will be captured in the Misc. Tools and Equipment spreadsheet.

All overseas supply costs have been converted to AUD$ at the conversion rate applicable at time of payment. 

Description

Supplier

Status

Cost

Bulk order from Wicks for all Chapters Except Chapter 22

Wicks Aircraft

Paid Bank TT

$13088.72

Cozy IV Plans, Extra M drawings and POH - US$105.15 USPS Charges

Aircraft Spruce

Paid - PayPal

$714.35

Tinted Canopy and windows US$75 delivery charges to Wicks

Todd Canopies

Paid - Bank TT

$504.58

N1L - Electric Nose lift US$25 delivery charges to Wicks

EZ-Noselift

Paid - PayPal

$1847.84

MKAA & MKNG6A - US$25 delivery charges to Featherlite

EZ-Noselift

Paid - PayPal

$809.58

Main Gear, Nose Gear, Cowls & TB - US$320 delivery charges to Wicks

FeatherLite inc

Paid Bank TT

$2274.00

2nd FeatherLite Order. FeatherLite inc Paid Bank TT $2031.41

Electric speed brake actuator Kit

Composite Design

Paid - PayPal

$391.32

Strong Electric Pitch Trim $210 + $32 for dual stick relay

Alex Strong

Paid - PayPal

$323.74

Vance Fuel Gauges

Vance Atkinson

Paid - PayPal

$59.91

Antenna Builder's Kit (2802) and Antenna Reference Text (RST-8020)

RST Engineering

Paid - PayPal

$52.18

Rudder Pedals US$350 +$15 delivery charges to CG Products Dennis Oelmann

Paid - Bank Cheque

$456.91

Cosy Classic Fwd Opening Canopy Plans - Eur 40 + $15 bank charges Uli Wolter Paid - Bank Cheque

$80.49

CG Products,  Custom Metal Parts - US$3276.91  CG Products Paid - PayPal

$3994.12

Superior XP IO-360-B1AC2 Engine - US$21,400

Superior

Estimate

$30000.00

MGS Epoxy - L285 & H285\H287.  $1265 per 35kg kit + $159.00 delivery

MGS Australia

Paid So Far

$3019.40

Misc Tools and Equip

Various 

Paid So Far

$2925.34

Spray Painting

 

Estimate

$4000.00

Upholstery material

 

Estimate

$1000.00

Instrument Panel, Radios & GPS + Chapter 22 - Electrical

 

Estimate

$10000.00

USPS charges to Perth and USA Delivery Charges to Wicks

 

Paid So Far

$687.86

Freight (Door/ Door), Wicks Order to Perth, Includes Quarantine Charges

Atlas Global

Paid

$5194.93

Bank Transfer Fees $20 this End and $35 for the Receiving Bank

Local Bank

Paid So Far

$238.25

Customs Duties and GST on imported goods see comment below

Australian Customs

Paid So Far

$2683.37

 

TOTAL AUD$

 

  $86,339.76

  • Since January 2005 all imports from USA into Australia are duty free, if more than 50% labour or material content is local.   10% GST is applied to the total import value, which includes insurance and shipping costs.  Reference the Australian Customs Services website for further information on Item 31 relating to Aircraft Parts.

  • United States postal Service (USPS) Inter Air.  To deliver the Cozy Plans cost US$105.15 and took about 3 weeks to arrive.

  • Due to restrictions on the transport of hazardous substances, I could not import the MGS Epoxy and sourced it directly from an Australian based MGS Supplier, The delivered cost being only about $10 per kg more than the overseas quoted price.  There is normally a $50.00 HAZMAT fee to pay for each delivery.

  • When paying by PAYPAL some suppliers insist that you pay the 3.9% credit card service fee.  This is OK for small amounts up to $1400, for larger amounts it is better to pay the fixed $55 Bank transfer fee.

  • The first 8 items on the list above were purchased at the same time from the USA and shipped together as one consignment made up of 2 skids each 73 x 77 x 50 weighting 553lbs ea, total of 1106lbs and 1 crate from Featherlite at 113 x 9 x 7 weighting 63 pounds.  This price included all associated shipping costs i.e. Fumigation, Customs clearance and Port Charges as well as collection and delivery. 

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