The prototype of the original Cozy flew for the first time on 19 July 1982. Uli and Linda Wolter built and flew the first plans-built Cozy on 19 July 1985. The new Classic has a wider fuselage to provide more shoulder room, a larger canopy with more headroom, new turtleback with improved streamlining. R 1145 rain canard as standard equipment, and the options of a fixed pitch or constant speed/variable pitch propeller.
The following modified details refer to the new Classic.
TYPE: Two/three-seat sporting homebuilt.
AIRFRAME: Wing and foreplane structures of unidirectional glassfibre with rigid styrofoam core. Modified Eppler wing section; foreplane has Roncz section. Composite fuselage comprising sheets of PVC foam, with wood strips as corner fillers, in a sandwich using internal and external covering of unidirectional glassfibre. Light alloy or steel extrusions used for engine mount. Tricycle landing gear, with retractable nosewheel.
POWER PLANT: One 112-119 kW (150-160 hp) Textron Lycoming O-320 or IO-320 engine. Fuel capacity 196 litres (51.8 US gallons; 43 Imp gallons).