Re: Q1 wheels and brake system options

Robert Bounds

Some of the Q-1’s were modified to larger wheels and it makes them operable on grass which is a good thing in tail draggers.  The tire scrubber brakes are a joke.  I always said that they give you something to do while you’re waiting for the plane to slow down.  I would definitely upgrade your plane to bigger wheels with real brakes.
(250 hrs in a Q-1)

Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:24 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Q1 wheels and brake system options

Dear Quickheads,

I'm finishing up a mostly-complete Q1 project (actually Marc Zeitlin
is doing most of the work) and am interested in the group's opinions
on the suitability of the Q1 plans brake system. It seems a bit
dubious, but does it tend to work well enough in practice? Has anyone
fitted a hydraulic system or any other variant? Do larger wheels ever
make sense?

Henry Hallam
VariEze N27GM OAK
Quick-E N??? TSP

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