Re: Old Timers
the answers you seek :
--- In Q-LIST@..., REBECCA SIMPSON
All,build but bought a highly modified TW plane that is said to be a
combination of DF/Q2/Cessna ? It is a trike with an LS1 so I have
been watching all posts on both pages and now have some questions.
Yes, specifically those with carbon tube spars
2) Has this only been Q200 s ?Yes, so far because with only one exception that has been identified
only Q-200s have carbon tube spars There is a Q1 somewhere and it
is not automatically immune.
3) What is the configuration of the planes with failures (tri ortaildraggers) ?
So far tail draggers, but if defective spars have been built into
tri-Qs there is the possibility of a problem there as well.
4) Is the over board Muff heat being dumped just infront of thearea failing ?
No, heat in front, the spar is towards the rear of the canard.
regarding paint color and caution based on the foam will deteriate
at 180 F so UV relate heat becomes an issue with dark colors. If
this failure is on Q200 s that many have the O235 with an operating
oil temp around 212 F could there be heat damage occuring to the
internal foam thereby weaking the canard interior strength allowing
the failure ?
NO, the foam is not failing, the carbon spar is.