Re: LS1 vs GU
Thanks for the very valuable input.I was hoping you would chime in.
There is no substitute for experience and flying is the proof.
The two wings in fact may be capable of carrying heavier loads
satisfactorily, no one has disproved it yet. My observation is that
James concluded that the GU was "superior" to the LS1 and I don't
know if that is a true statement or not. Otherwise builders would
have discovered it wasn't worthy a long time ago and forgot about
No question it a way for the builder to make his wing and get his
plane into the air. QAC must have not researched very well and DID
NOT KNOW what they were talking about when they decided to install
LS1's on Q200's.
BTW, how do you get a 340 lb passenger in a Q, I would like to know?
Jim Patillo N46JP Q200 LVK- More flying Q200's than anywhere in the
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Jim,admit to the following:
As you know I have a GU and have flown in some of the worstweather around with absolutely no problems.
I have also flown it at the following weight:at this weight including touch and go's and low approaches. The GU
I cannot say that the GU is better than the LS1, but I can saythat a properly built GU will handle the above conditions and all
types of weather with no problem (vg's installed of course)
more so than the airfoil.flukeWe haven't determined whether my canard failure was a
or not at this point, ditto for yours. Can't Peter Harris providewith
an 0200 continental and we are about the same in climb.unscheduled
contact with mother earth. Who's broken a prop on a Q200 with athe
Q2 use a longer prop? I'm running 3,800 rpm now with my 54X46prop
and 80 hp. Can I use a 58" prop or 56" and by what pitch?except
bugs or rain is not a factor on the LS1.flown
with all those fantastic numbers that were reported and we werethat
nasty kind of weather that can develope enroute and definetlywould
not like to it in a Q2 Revemaster with a GU canard. Damn, now thatI
think about it I don't like doing it in a Q200.......just kidding!to
be acompletion.debate...'superior' airfoil! There's some fodder for a major armchaircontinuously
It willoption.Initiallyfly it's maiden flight with a 'stock', original GU, per plans.nophase.VG's - they will likely follow soon after the initial testing
When QACforalreadyinitially introduced this package, I thought, "sweet, but I'vespentmore money than I can afford - I've already got lots of bang
my buckOverat150 MPH and do I really need that extra 100 lbs. of lift?"
all ofQ200'sthesequalitiesyears I have never waivered or doubted the integrity or flyingofthe GU. I have flown in a few of the brother's beautiful
and haveadmirehandful ofbeen left breathless by their awesome ships - however, thebeen 'just asGU/Revmaster ships I have had the pleasure of riding in havemuch fun' for me. Being a professional engineer myself I
the designtimers).includeaccomplishments of the original Q1/Q2 configurations - (whichrobustairframes that are easily constructed by patient first
The Q200differentpredecessor - atrepresents a step in performance improvement over it'sdifferent types of costs that mean different things to