Re: Sparrow Strainers


David J. Gall
 

Ron,

I don't have a flying Q, but I'll try to answer your question. Sparrow
strainers are like big, fixed trim tabs. They make it possible for you to
pull enough up elevator to fly. They also increase "stick-free" pitch
stability. They are mandatory for flight if you have the LS-1 canard. Flying
without them could leave a permanent mark....


David J. Gall
BSAE, Comm Inst ASMEL, AGI, CFIAI (expired)
Quickie kit owner

-----Original Message-----
From: rondefly [mailto:rondefly@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 8:31 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Sparrow Strainers


They are part of the origional design and necessary. Since I did not build
this from zero, My understanding is they aid the airflow over the
elevator's. Maybe some of the flying Q's will give us the exact
job they do.

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