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Q-talk 151 - Jan/Feb 2012 - Index

Q-talk Newsletter
Jan/Feb 2012
Issue 151

Hey Member,
This issue marks the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the Quickie Builders Association, and the 181st issue of the newsletter. This is an incredible achievement, especially for a homebuilt based organization that lacks factory support.


Who needs factory support when you've got friends?



After several hundred dollars investment, the website is now working at full speed, on a new dedicated host. Since December I was also able to upgrade the Member Map with several enhancements that make placing your icon even easier. If you haven't see the new version, I encourage you to have a look.


In addition, the comment system is turned on again, so you can provide instant feedback on all of the articles you see on the website. And finally, the classified ads are once again fully operational (with the exception of a few language issues that will be sorted out by the next newsletter.)


But enough with the technical mumbo jumbo, for now, sit back and enjoy this edition of Q-talk which is once again full of user submissions! As always, I appreciate your continued support, and look forward to working with you as we grow and expand together!


2012 is off to a great start, and I look forward to seeing you at one of the fly-ins this year.


Remember, "Together we build better planes" (and newsletters.)


Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor

The following contributors have had their QBA membership extended for FREE:

        • Chad Burrell
        • Charlie Johnson
        • Mike Lutman
        • Gary McKirdy
        • Rene Robertson


Sparrow Strainers


Even if you think they look ugly, you should not attempt to fly without them. Charlie Johnson discusses how they work and why they're needed.


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New Zealand - Non-Fatal


Gary McKirdy sent in this landing accident report from New Zealand. Luckily the pilot walked away, but another beautiful Q-200 was substantially damaged.


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Before You Fly


I re-organized the "Before You Fly" page of the SAFETY category on the QBA website. Please point prospective Tandem Wingers to this page, and keep those SAFTEY articles coming!


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On February 5, 2012 Charlie Johnson committed aviation in his 2900 cc Corvair powered Dragonfly!


Congrats Charlie. . . and keep us posted on your progress.


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Rylan Robertson - First Flight


Not bad for a 16 month old! Rene Robertson discusses the joys of fatherhood, and instilling the "Q bug" early.


Way to raise 'im right Rene! What a cutie!


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DragonFly Projects


Chad Burrell and Mike Lutman discuss what they've been up to this winter. We hope to see a couple more Dragonflies out on the ramp soon.


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2012 QBA Events


I updated the QBA events page with all of the known Tandem Wing Fly-ins. Please send me the info, if you intend to host an event, or know of a good one in your area!


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