Aust Q2 rebuild project
As a long follow on from my original questions about the sanity/worth of rebuilding/restoring a Q2. I have posted some pictures of the project aircraft in the Albums under Paul Ps Q2. I have written a brief report on my inspection though not as thorough as I would have liked owing to my lack of knowledge of the aircraft.
If you have any comments or suggestions (Seeing a psychologist has already been made by my wife), please do, as the more information I have the better.
All the best
Condition report QAC Q2
The following observations were taken during an inspection of the aircraft at Serpentine airport on 1/7/12.
Aircraft: Quickie Aircraft Company Q2
Serial No: Unknown
Total Time: 170Hours
Engine Type: Revmaster 2100CC
Engine Hours: Zero hour overhaul by manufacturer Documentation Provided
Instrumentation: Standard VFR panel
Modifications: All Operational Directives, Reflexor etc
Main Spar: I beam
The overall condition of the aircraft appears to be conducive with its being in storage for several years and containerised transportation from the US last year. Numerous surface scratches and chips over the entire aircraft as detailed in the attached photographs. A two dollar coin (US Dime size) was used to give relative size comparison.
There was corrosion noted on the tail wheel bracket and the tail wheel has considerable wear. Sizable chipping of the glass coating was observed on the left upper canard. The rear fuselage is held in place by every other screw hence the gapping on the fuselage join. Some cosmetic work is required to tidy this join up.
The pitot head is covered with what looks to be masking tape. This could be to prevent contamination of the Pitot/static system by bugs and debris. A serious chip/separation on the 90 degree bend on the pitot head. I was assured that this was nothing, but it will require further investigation to ascertain the correct operation of the Pitot/Static system.
The disc brake callipers have been removed and overhauled. New brake pads have been included. The brakes will need to be fitted and bled.
The landing gear was reset (aligned) post and ground accident where the aircraft veered off the runway and caused damage to the left wheel pod. This damage has been repaired and taxi/flight test serviceable.
Damage is consistent with the aircraft being transported in a container. This will need to be addressed further to understand the extent of the repairs to be done. The forward area on the fuselage top (Damage two) could have been the location of a radio antenna. A new Micro Air radio is to be obtained and fitted.
The instruments are supplied but will need to be overhauled/recalibrated before installation in the aircraft. A glass panel may be worth looking at to save costs , space and weight.
No aircraft lighting is currently fitted to the aircraft. landing lights (steady and wig wag)or strobe lights may be considered for safety reasons.
Four point harnesses are currently fitted in the aircraft.
The canopy is fixed on the right side opening sideways. There is a tilt up option available with procedures and drawings on www.quickheads.com.
A full set of plans, manuals and operational logs is supplied with the aircraft detailing service history/repairs/modifications/Operational directives carried out.