Re: Sparrow Strainers

Jon Finley <finley@...>


Yea, now that I think about it the land portion of the sequence is

Right. No strainers previously, only trim springs holding the elevator.

No, not really. I have the plans setup with the rope, springs, and wheel.
That does give me something to think about though. Maybe, while on the
ground, I could note the position of the trim wheel while the elevators are
at their normal cruise position. Then fly, move the trim to the previously
marked position and begin adjusting the strainers until it flies hands off
with the trim in this position. The problem with all of this is the fact
that there are so many variables involved (CG, t-tail, reflexor, trim,
etc...). Those of you that are flying know that you can lean forward or
back to control pitch - the Q is really sensitive.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Panzera [mailto:panzera@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 9:39 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Sparrow Strainers

Jon Finley wrote:


> The only way that I can figure to do this is to remove the existing
> trim and fly-adjust-fly-adjust-fly-adjust until this state is reached.

Jon, you may want to land between "fly-adjust". :)

> The problem
> is that my arm couldn't handle flying without the trim (stick forces way
> high to hang on for too long).

Did you have any strainers at all before?... or was it the trim
which was holding the elevator in trail?

Does your trim mech. have a neutral position where the spring is
not holding anything?


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