Re: Ottawa Rides.......Spars again......

Alan Thayer <alanq1@...>

Hi, Barry and All!

Have been lurking here lately, and saw the interest in the carbon spar that has been expressed. As you know, the work that we have been doing out here in California has centered mostly around developping a very easy to build and extremely rugged spar out of carbon fiber rods for the Quickie single-place. However, the design is certainly applicable to the Q-200 as well, and all that is needed is one more exercise of number-crunching to get the proper rod-pack schedule, which the designer does indeed plan on doing eventually. It turns out that i will be in France for several weeks shortly, and i do plan on stopping in at Cap Aviation in Dijon, where Chris works, to check out all the interesting stuf going on there, and to bring back finalized plots and instructions for the Q-1 in time for Ottawa. Hopefully, i can get him to do the number-crunching for the Q-200 as well. The carbon necessary for this project is going to cost a fraction of the cost of the original tubes.

In case you missed it, the drop load tests on my prototype canard went without a hitch, and the canard survived just fine, although, i think the whole process must have aged me by at at least 10 years!


From: Don Stewart <siinc@...>
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Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Ottawa Rides.......Spars again......
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 11:05:58 -0700

The carbon Spar man is alan Thayer. He'll be at Ottawa to talk about his
new spar and the load testing he just finished.

Barry Stearns wrote:

Hello all. Just wanted to get in touch with some of you for the
possibility of scheduling one of those religious rides at Ottawa this
Would really appreciate the opportunity to fly in one of your aircraft.
Please let me know if this would be possible. I am planning on being
Early Saturday and be there for the duration of the flyin.

Also, as most already know i am still in need of a set of spars. I knew
that someone had told me they had access to a set, but the name escapes
now. Please respond if you are that special person. Someone else also
brought up the possibility of getting spars made by some of the original
spar manufacture. I appreciative the help on this and look forward to
meeting you all again at Ottawa.

Barry Stearns
Grand Island, Nebraska

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