Re: Q2 Air foil

Paul Buckley

The GU
canard could not support the additional weight of the heaver engine
on he ground without sagging. So, enter he LS1 canard with a tubular,
carbon fibre spar to support the weight and not be susceptible to
As has been pointed out, the GU canard is well able to support the weight of a heavier engine without sagging, as it is good for 30g.
However, it was the lack of sufficient elevator authority, combined with the heavier engine, with the GU that was the reason for the move to the LS1.
I believe that the contamination problem solved by the LS1 was a bonus.....simply co-incidental.

What is the weight of the 100hp Rev?

Paul Buckley
Cheshire, England.

Still building.................................

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph M Snow
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2007 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Q2 Air foil


Thanks for the imput regarding the GU airfoil. However, Eric wanted the Q2 in the conventional gear configuration along with 100 hp.


larry severson <larry2@...> wrote:
Reference to the below:
If the plane is a triQ, the GU canard will support any weight the
engine can lift. The weakness of the GU canard vs the LS1 only has
impact on bounced landings WITH tip gear. On the QAC specs, the GU
canard will withstand 30 Gs at 1000 lbs. The triQ will never face
this kind of stress on the canard with a live pilot even if the plane
were flown at a gross weight of 2000 lbs.

At 05:35 PM 3/17/2007, you wrote:

>Hello Joseph, Thanks for the tip, I still havent heard anything more
>out of them about the TriQ over there. She was going to let me know
>if it was GU or LS1 but still nothing and I still havent sent them
>an offer for it but have found one that is complete less engine and
>paint for $5000.00 Which is not bad considering all the work and
>expense that went into it. So I dont know what to offfer them. Im
>kinda resigned to the fact that it's probably a GU though. Did you
>ever come up with what you thought would be a good offer?
>Joseph M Snow
><<>1flashq@...> wrote: Eric,
>I am not an aeronautical engineer. What I have heard:
>The GU is laminar flow. It has low drag characteristics. It is very
>efficient. The only problem encountered with it was contamination ,
>e.g. water, bugs, interupped the laminar flow causing loss of lift.
>Vortex generators corrected this problem keeping the airflow intact.
>And the vorex generaors did not impose an efficiency penalty. There
>are numerous Q2 flying with the original GU just fine. However, he
>GU is paired with VW engines. With two people (170 lbs+), baggage,
>and full fuel, performance on take off was marginal. Quickie
>Aircraft Corp decided to correct the airfoil contamination problem
>and the marginal performance by going to the O-200 engine. The GU
>canard could not support the addiional weight of the heaver engine
>on he ground withou sagging. So, enter he LS1 canard with a tubular,
>carbon fiber spar to support the weight and not be susceptable to
>contamination. Yet, all airfoils are compromises. The LS1 is not as
>efficient as the GU; it was more
>draggy. The additional horsepower of the O-200 made this fact not as
>Here is an idea. Remove the canard from the Painsville airframe. Cut
>the canard at BL
>00, rebuild it with anhedral and wheels. Change the cockpit to a
>single seat version, add fuel to the side consoles or behind the
>pilot. Get the new Revmaster 100 hp. And you have a single seat
>screamer. Just add vortex generators
>eric kelsheimer <<>ekelsheimer@...> wrote:
>Is the LS1 canard and wing air foil so much better that its worth
>rebuilding the Canard and wing.? Thanks for the reply
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Larry Severson
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 968-9852


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