Perhaps some remember me from a previous lifetime... I met many at the FOD's in Ottawa, KS back around '99/2000. I've had my Q2 kit since original purchase back in the late fall of '81 (nope, that's not a typo, 1981, back when I was a young lad...). I've
worked on this project, off and on obviously, throughout my entire adult life. It started out in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with a major kick start from Peter Meszaros - he had just completed his (the 1st Q2 kit finished in Canada) in record time and he generously
offered all kinds of advice, personal construction support and materials to me. I owe my wonderful example of a GU canard to Peter... Since then the project has lived in 4 different homes, in Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Windsor, Ontario.
I'll cut to the chase - I began actively working on the Q bird daily back in October. I moved again about a year ago and took some time setting up my shop. The heat and ventilation has been tested in some new lay-ups - Yah! no fumes in the house!! I've designed
and crafted a new toe brake assembly using the original rudder pedals and some Matco cylinders. The reflexor mechanism is almost complete. Tiny tasks every day = big deal! I hope to come close to completion in this calendar year.
I learned when I joined up on quickheads recently that I live very close to Sanjay Dhall - I had the pleasure of meeting him and checking out his beautiful Q last weekend - he lives about 45 minutes from me just across the border in Michigan. Now I'm totally
One mod that I don't have my head totally wrapped around yet is the belly board - I checked out Sanjay's and also poured over the plans that I found on Jon Findley's website. I need to do this mod from scratch, I have none of the materials stashed in my
shop. This is not a problem, however I am wondering about the board itself. The originals were a carbon fiber plate. I understand that a version has been executed that is external/flush and fabbed from fibreglass (Bob Farnam??) but cannot locate any detail
about it? (I did surf around in old Qtalks etc. on quickheads.com). I need some input regarding the board. I currently have enough info to work through the actuator mechanism...