Q-talk 121 - Jan/Feb 2007 - index
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- Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:24
- Written by Doug Humble
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Quickie Builders Association
Together we build better planes!
Issue Number 121
Checking In With HQ
Dear Doug, Thanks again for another great year! My VP II with a Revmaster 2100D should fly this year. It is running and the article about the Q2 Revmaster was very valuable.
Thanks again for all that you do!
Bill Jagust -St. Peters, FL
Hi Doug! I think I may have told you that I bought a "previously flown" Q1 a little over a year ago. It had minor damage to the aft fuselage and the canopy from a hanger collapse. I have the paperwork ready for it to fly, but the Onan engine is still a little stiff but getting better.
I have taxiied it quite a bit the length of the 3200 foot runway here. I find it fairly friendly during acceleration or slowing down, but seems to require more attention if a constant speed of 30 mph or above is maintained.
I would like to improve the brakes some. Individual brakes would be nice but not installed. As long as it is on a hard surface, it seems to be acceptable. If I turn corners with proper amount of enthusiasm, it does well and stops the turn on the desired heading fairly well.
I scaled up the drawing and located the CG where it is shown. It is heavier than I would like it to be. Total weight is 513lbs. with oil, 7.5 gal. of fuel and me (160 lbs.). The main gear weight was 489 lbs. at 40" aft of datum and the tail weighed 24 lbs. at 188.5" aft. of datum. The way I see it my CG range is from 46" to 49.5".
I did get to the Emporia "Family Reunion". I arrived Friday and left Saturday evening. I appreciated seeing the Q1 fly, and fly, and fly! Is the video from the Pilot's hat available yet? I came in a "tin can" this year. I will try to do better next year.
Robert Park -Harper KS N84MP SN 476
Dear Doug, I sure like to receive the newsletter. I read it all in one setting as soon as it arrives. You do a terrific job. Please keep up the good work.
I haven't been doing anything exciting or fun this past summer. Not being able to fly is a bummer. I had several inquiries on my Q2 for sale, but no buyers yet. I just received another on Jan.9th. I hate to sell it, but I have to since I can't fly it. It really is a good flying Q.
Jerry Kennedy -Sioux Falls, SD
Hawkeye - Thanks for the great newsletter year. It is of great value!
Jim Porter -Madison, AL
Dues for 2007 enclosed. Plane nearly finished & so are my days as a pilot!
Adrian Weigart -Cupertino, CA Quickie #85 N3QK
Hi Doug! I now own 4 Q2's.Two of them are in my Q shop and need some work, but are almost complete. The other two are still in the original factory sealed packages. I was very fortunate to come across them recently. I was just wondering if there is anyone in the group that travels for hire to help in construction?
Ritz Bartoli -Ontario, Canada
A photo of Ritz's shop can be seen at the Members Only page on the QBA web site.
Hi Doug! I'm the 4th owner of S/N 2036 and hope to be the one that gets it flying. I bought it last fall and have since sold the Revmaster and bought a wrecked C150 for the engine. This has turned into a very worthwhile adventure, because besides the obvious acquisition of the O-200 engine, I got a good 720 channel nav/com, transponder w/modeC, instruments, etc. An added bonus is the cash from selling the unwanted C-150 parts to eager ebay buyers. Win-Win!!
I'm anxious to get going on this project. Glass construction is complete. It still needs work on the controls, engine and wiring, etc. I've been watching the Q-List and have learned much. I flew over to the fly-in at Casey last spring with a friend in his Swift. It was there that I met Sam Hoskins and two guys who live near me that are also building a Q2.
My background is aviation related. I have been a pilot, sky diver, and an A&P since 1969. I've always been attracted to the Quickie since I first laid eyes on one. It looks like a Stagger winged Beech by Picasso.
I'm looking to retire in about a year and I just bought a lot at an airpark north of Kalamazoo. I'm also half owner of a 182 that we use part time for jumpers. High gas prices got me looking for economy. So here I am!
Jerry Brinkerhuff - Gobles MI
I've also placed a photo of Jerry's project in the Members Only page.
Articles from this issue:
Where was Sam hiding? - by Doug Humble
The Saga of a CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter - by Doug Humble
Building Tip, Forming shapes with screen mesh - by Larry Severson
Update From Northeast Iowa - by Kevin Boddicker
Farm Shed Find Down Under - by Craig Jones
TAILDRAGGER - by Author Unknown
QBA on the Grow - by Doug Humble
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