It's officially summer (on the northern half of the Earth) so there is a LOT of Q activity going on. This includes fly-ins, air races, building, and flying.
In the coming months I want to work a little harder to ensure that all of those activities are going smoothly and safely for all of us. One area that we can make improvements in is the hand off of our planes to less experienced flyers.
As you may have heard, we had THREE successful FIRST take-offs since the last newsletter. Unfortunately, we only had ONE successful FIRST landing. You can read more about how I propose we fix that ratio later in this issue.
I have been very impressed by the number of builders that have really "lit a fire under it" over the last couple of months! Check out Reg Clarke's plane:
Reg has been patiently taxi testing in preparation for sign off, and flight testing. We look forward to hearing more about his progress. (He says the new tailwheel not only looks great, but responds great as well!)
Last but certainly not least, let me once again congratulate Sanjay Dhall on a very successful FIRST FLIGHT. Sanjay is our new poster child for doing things right! He has proceeded carefully, yet very steadily, and it has been amazing to see his progress over the last year or so. He has worked out several bugs with the help of the community and is continuing his record of professional advancement as he begins his flight test regimine. Good luck Sanjay, keep up the great work!
As you work on or fly you rown project I hope you'll consider documenting the major milestones as Sanjay has. You can upload videos to Q-tube, upload pictures to Quicker, and add yourself to the Project Map.
In the meantime, 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!
Remember, "Together we build better planes" (and newsletters.)