Re: Flight report

Gordon Givens

Just a brief note to thank you for your very detailed flight reports. As a Q 200 builder I have looked forward to each one with extreme interest and am somewhat disappointed to have them come to an end from a personal point of view but extremely happy for you now that you have achieved this goal. Wishing you many enjoyable hours of flying N7868B around the country and hope to see you and your Q at a fly-in some day. Congratulations on achieving this milestone and thank you on behalf of other Q-Builders for the inspiration you have given us all.
Gord Givens
Ottawa, Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 9:05 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight report

26 Dec 06
Todays flight was to get finished with the flight testing. Added 14
pounds in the PAX seat to bring it up to max weight. Max being, 170#
pilot, 214# PAX, 40# baggage, 30# fuel header, 99# fuel Main, leaves
747# empty weight.
Added the 14 pounds of weight to the PAX seat. Probably went over the
weight some, due to all the duct tape needed to secure the bags. TO
on 17 was with wind from 260 at 10. Everything went well. Climb to
altitude for pitch bucks. Normal. I did not do more climb and
descents, as I think I have those numbers nailed down.
The rest of the tests proceeded by landing, adding fuel, adding 10#
in the baggage area, TO, climb, pitch buck power on and off, landing,
adding fuel, doing it all over again. Got to gross and flew around
some to feel the plane at gross. The biggest lesson learned, how much
different the reflexor settings are at higher weights. The plane
would be a bear to fly without a reflexor or T Tail. ( I have not
flown with a T tail but gather that it trims somewhat the same)
It hardly seems possible, but I am free to roam the country!!!
This will end the flight reports. Next I may write about the places I
Thanks to all who helped in any way, you know who you are.
Keep building!! It's great fun.

Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q 200 N7868B 43.7 hours
Luana, IA.

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