Re: Was New Years; now elevator mass balance

Fisher Paul A. <fisherpaula@...>

I believe the Q-200 upgrade plans (for the LS-1 canard) changed to a single mass balance arm for the elevators. At least that's how I've been flying mine for the last twenty years! It's on the left side inboard of the pilot's right leg. There is no counter balance on the right side. I built mine as a Q-200 (LS-1) from the start, so I didn't spend much time looking at the original plans. But I believe the entire control mechanism was done differently with the LS-1.

It's been a really long time since I looked at those plans, but I'm not smart enough to come up with a change like that on my own, so I assume it is per plans! But you are exactly correct about following the plans - follow them for whatever you've got!

Good Luck!

Paul A. Fisher
Q-200, N17PF ~1400 hours

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Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011 08:03
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Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: New Years


I'm making no promises BUT I am pushing on steadily and I have high hopes. I have re-fabricated the left elevator torque and have it ninety percent installed. The former builder decided to use only one mass balancer on the right elevator torque tube but it looks like he has put both lead weights on it. I have consulted the plans and they call out for one on each side. Is this a mod that has been tried before? My feeling is I would rather follow the plans (now that I am working on a part that has plans for it, a nice change for me) and make a mass balancer for both sides. Any advice ?


--- In Q-LIST@...<>, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:

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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