Mike, I dunno
why you feel you took a hit for an innocent question (or
why I should feel I took a hit for downplaying freedom
of speech which I don't), I'm just answering your
question. I think I have been involved in exp aviation
longer than you and have seen much more than you have.
Maybe not, But if it is hard to sue the builder or pilot
what do you think brought an end to Quickie Aircraft
Corp? I was around back then. I have even heard that
legal irritation played some kind of role in moving
Rutan Aircraft Factory out of the homebuilt arena but
that is probably speculation.
If you are ignorant of the engineering there are
engineers who are not and you could engage one for a
fee, do the testing then be the big gorilla in the Q
spar world (like Thayer was trying to do). It's not a
I'm not suggesting you are one of these guys, but
after 35 times at Oshkosh keeping my ears open I have
always found a class of humans who want somebody else to
design something for them FOR FREE and to their specs
then hold their hand thru construction or installation.
And then I have a friend who gets to yakking about a pet
idea gets many other guys chasing their tails in free
speech but has not yet bent metal, cut foam or mixed a
cup of epoxy. Yas it's their free speech but using my
free speech that's a big fat waste of energy in most
cases. You can't accomplish anything by just yakking
about your dreams. I agree it is fun to do however....
but not for everybody.
Spar-wise I DID consider the possibility of a
different spar and I even decided how I would do it and
test it but then I got 3 tubular spars from an abandoned
kit. I don't blabber about it because I haven't cut foam
There are at least 3 possible and doable alternate
spar plans that have been considered and all of that I
wrote up in back issues of QTALK. One,maybe 2 have been
test flown by now. It's not likely anybody is going to
hold your hand and show you exactly what to do.
From: 'Phillip J. Kocmoud' pkocmoud@...
Sent: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 8:14 pm
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Q2 LS1 Carbon spar?
agree with Mike. When I read this
post, I thought, why not at least
consider the possibility. That is,
unless your legal system puts you in
the far east, j.? Here in the US, I
think we are still free for open
sure what I did to deserve that
one. I have heard it is very
hard to sue the builder or pilot
of an Experimental -- which
doesn't mean the lawyers don't
I admit to my ignorance of the
engineering involved in
designing a replacement spar,
but I'm still wondering.
Has anyone thought of designing a
don't you design one??? You
seem not to have a concern
for our legal system.
From: Mike Perry dmperry1012@...
Sent: Wed, Sep 3, 2014
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Q2
LS1 Carbon spar?
of designing a
spar that a
could make for
box of carbon
AM, Jon Matcho
jmatcho@... [Q-LIST] wrote:
a source for
the LS1 carbon
spar. I have
found that he
to do the
their cost to
him was more
than he is
My take is
that the spars
or exceed the
www.quickheads.com and click 'Kit Hardware'.
Cozy Mark IV