If you are referring to Rene's plane you should listen to every word he says. I trust his expertise, judgement and honesty. Qs are aptly named. Pay attention to periodic maintenance. Vw based engines have worked well and Revmaster with Rene's modifications are superb. Some issues by other Q2 drivers have been with Cylinder head torque (fatality). Check at 25 hour intervals along with torque on prop bolts. Take off and land fast.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Seek additional advice on Tri Qs from Bruce Crain, Jerry Marstall and lynn French to start. They are flying O-200s.
Attention to maintenance, engine removal, magneto access, landing gear hoop condition and nosewheel condition.
I dont think of a Q so much as a commuter but as a frequently used recreational vehicle. Pick your days. For whatever reasons I don't think of a commuter as something you can have so much fun in.
If you are not particulalry set on a Q or verieze or Longeze, consider a Cessna 150/150, RV3, Grumman Traveler.
You are the instructor but remember airspeed is your friend. You will never stall/Spin a canard but off field landings at higher speeds can be interesting
I love Rene's aircraft and I really respect Rene. Keep us posted.
On Sep 15, 2012, at 7:47 AM, Martin Pepper <mlpepper@...> wrote: