Re: First flight
chris rayner <chris-rayner@...>
Thanks guys - it's a good feeling. Looking forward to my turn. Not many details about the flight because there was no "supporting engineer" to make notes. I expect to be aboard next time for the measurements. The oil reached about 225F, but it was after several taxi runs and also a long continuous climb. Plus the prop is too fine so it was turning about 2600 at 160mph or so - it's a nominal 60x66. We''ll probably leave it for the early flights as it was climbing at around 1500 fpm. I have another prop (60x70) which I'll probably fit after testing - should improve top end and stop over-revving. First things first though - I need to add a bit more +ve camber and a bit more toe out to try to improve tracking - not bad, but could be better. Also cowls off and check things.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
With the storms we have at the moment, next flight might be a while....
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Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 3:44 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: First flight
--- In Q-LIST@..., "chris rayner" <chris-rayner@...> wrote:
> Guys, I am delighted to report that today at just after 15:00 GMT, Q-
200 G-CUIK made a successful first flight under the expert command of
Gary McKirdy from Enstone in UK. The slow progress of more than seven
years building and some hours taxying, finished up with a 27 minute
(not the one circuit I was expecting) flight. So now it's time for a
good, cowlings off inspection before continuing with the flight tests.
> I'm patient (anyone who builds one of these is), but sure looking
forward to my turn....
> Chris Rayner Quickie Q-200, G-CUIK, beginning the fun.....
Congradulations Chris. Happy to see it made the first one. Were all the
temps in order? should be plenty of fun ahead for you.