Re: New Years


Happy New Year Kevin, Thanks for the prod. My Q-200 is on short final. The exhaust is finished but I have not run the engine with it yet. I ran the engine for about 15 minutes with stub stacks a while back and it ran very well. Cabin heat muff and carb heat muff completed and installed. The last thing to do is connect the cowl openings to the plenums via some yet to be conceived genius method that will allow easy removal and installation of the cowling without having to hook up or connect anything like scat hose. It's mooie freo in the unheated garage and I got bogged down installing replacement windows (10) in my house. Then came the holidays and my son's college graduation etc etc. We all have excuses when necessary.

I think that I know what I'm going to do with the plenum thing and I'll do it in the basement this week. Still need to placard everything in the cockpit and do weight and balance. I've scoped out Tulip City airport and their generous 6000 ft runway that's wide and traffic free. My IA buddy has scales and lead weight for ballast if needed. My Swift pilot friend has access to a suitable trailer and I have conceived an idea for a really slick trailer should time permit which I'm sure it won't. Slick trailer goes on the "things to improve" list to do after it flies.That list is about 10 items long now and growing. And then there's the collection of paperwork and stuff for the FAA to be satisfied.

Joseph sounds like he's proceeding nicely as is Sanjay so I'm behind but not by much. Should be a good year for first flights by the way this sounds eh? Happy New Year to you all and thanks for the support. Probably would not have made it this far without everyones sage advice. Jerry Brinkerhuff Q 200 Registered N2935R

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
To: Q-LIST <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 9:05 am
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] New Years

That a way Joseph.
Lead the way, and others will follow. Hopefully my admonishment will light some
fires. Alan? Sam? Darrell? Sanjay? Jerry?Jon?
Seven new planes in 2011?
Couldn't help myself. :>))))
On Jan 1, 2011, at 11:43 AM, Joseph M Snow wrote:

Hi Kevin,

I am moving up to high speed taxiing. Does 47 & 46 MPH qualify....? I guss
not. Sam said I needed to do 50 mph while staying on the centerline. And. I
want to feel confident I can do it repeatedly. You are driving a Tri-fear; I am
doing a taildragger... I want to check my main wheels next week for any
looseness and I have an oil leak at the right valve cover... Soon.

Joseph Snow
Q2xx, N240JS
Eculid, Ohio

--- On Sat, 1/1/11, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:

From: Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] New Years
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 10:12 AM

Happy New Year to everyone.
I recall hearing that in 2010 there would be a great multitude of first
flights. I am still listening!!! I can't hear you!!!
I am sure none of our group has a hangover today, so get your asses out in the
shop and get to work!!
Wishing everyone all the best in 2011. Seriously, get the damned thing done.
It is great fun. If you need any help, just ask, someone will respond.
This is the year to FLY. Were not getting any younger!!!!!!

Warmest Regards,

Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 194 hrs
Luana, IA.


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