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Q-talk Newsletter
Jan/Feb 2013
Issue 157

Hey Member,
Don’t despair. . . We’ve almost made it through the winter doldrums.

As we begin our 31st year, spring will once again bloom and herald yet another fine season for building and flying. Here’s a quick shot of Jerry Marstall taken by his wife in her Sundowner to get your blood circulating again.


Jerry Marstall


I appreciated all of the help I received this issue, as some of you took Jerry’s “New Year’s Resolution” from the Q-list seriously and sent me articles for the newsletter. I ended up with enough material to fill this one, plus about 1/3 of the next. Thank you.


Now, for those of you who already broke your New Year’s resolution and didn’t send anything, please remember that it’s not too late. I have heard from several members who’ve stated that they don’t have anything to contribute; they are just rebuilding their carburetor, or sanding filler. Hey at least send a picture! Besides, I don’t know how to rebuild a carburetor, and I’m sure there are several other members who don’t either.


Just because something seems simple to you, doesn’t mean others will see it that way. We can all learn from your experiences. So don’t be shy, and share what you’re doing with the group. Since the invention of the internet, there is no longer a need (or an excuse) to work in a vacuum. So keep those letters and e-mails coming in.


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:

        • Jean-Paul Chevalier
        • Joanne "Honey Lamb" Crain
        • Reg Clarke
        • Jerry Marstall
        • Jon M Swenson

New Panel


Jon Swenson shows us how he fabricated and configured the new panel for his corvair powered Tri-Q.


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CNC Panel




No, I didn't open a Starbucks, but Reg Clarke is selling his highly modified Q2! This is part 1 of a 4 part photo documentary of his mods.


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New Year's Resolution


If one of your New Year's Resolutions was to lose some weight, perhaps the latest series of Lithium Batteries will help you reach your goal!


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Elevator Roll Trim

Honey Lamb

Why I Love My Q!

Joanne "Honey Lamb" Crain sent in this great report about why she's fallen in love with her and Bruce's Tri-Q-200. Builders, please share this with your loved ones!


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Odds and Ends


An Update from Richard Kaczmarek and F.L.A.P's. An improved method for even non-members to easily find Q-talk topics. And Forward Sliding Canopy Instructions sent in from Jean-Paul Chevalier


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Odds and Ends


QBA Events 2013

I updated the events page with all of the known and suspected events for 2013. If you know more information than is listed there, please let me know, so I can keep the events page updated.


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Original Q2 Plans and Templates


These are New Old Stock (NOS) rescued from destruction by a thoughful hanger owner. There are only a few left. First come first served.

$125 for a complete set


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Original Paper Q2 Plans and Templates



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