Re: IFR in Qbirds


Hee hee heeee, McCormack, I had almost forgotten about the wire brush...ALmost !

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce McCormack bob2@... [Q-LIST]
Sent: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 8:44 am
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Re: IFR in Qbirds

As he slowly returns the wire brush to the drawer, unused but ready.

On 11Aug, 2017, at 3:39, JMasal@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

Alrightee then...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay fossjay111@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...>
To: Q-LIST <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 8:38 pm
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Re: IFR in Qbirds

i am not currently IFR rated but I am planning on getting rated this fall. I think you miss understood me, I would never fly into IFR conditions without an IFR clearance or rating. I have read those accident reports as well and don't want to be a statistic.  I am looking to upgrade my current TRI-q panel and I am thinking of going all the way to have the ability to fly IFR. Iam just trying to get information from the knowledgeable group on wether that is a reasonable option or like some others have already stated the quickie is not a very stable platform and maybe I should just stay VFR with the quickie and rent an IFR certified airplane for those days that are marginal.  

On Aug 9, 2017, at 5:31 PM, JMasal@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@yahoog> wrote:

OK then.  
you IFR   rated?
... or you just figger the odds are good you won't hit me coming thru the other direction.
From 40+ years reading accident reports I don't like those odds even for IFR rated pilots
(who should be more stable even than their aircraft but are not always !)
Being grounded by death lasts toooooo long.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay fossjay111@...  [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...>

Hey other Jim
I do not know the other Jim at all. The lite I am talking about is maybe a low cloud base that is not more than a couple thousand feet thick and a destination airport that is marginal VFR. I am not talking about climbing or descending though 10000 feet of CB clouds. I have been grounded by not having the ability to take off with a low cloud base at 500 and clear skies from 300 0 feet of stratus cloud. 

On Aug 9, 2017, at 12:39 PM, JMasal@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

Jay, how close are y0u and Jim as far as "knowing "each other???
Flying ANY kind of IFR depends a lot on how good a pilot you are and what
level of slo p you are willing to enter. How much lite is lite?
Even with a 50 axis autopilot, does Jim have enough data to evaluate you on that?

Another Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay fossjay111@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...>
To: Q-LIST <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 8:56 am
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Re: IFR in Qbirds

Thanks Jim
Ya I was also thinking about that. I am planning on a two Axis auto pilot, in your opinion will that not be enough?

On Aug 8, 2017, at 6:22 PM, logistics_engineering@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

Hi Jay,

I've flown "Lite IFR" in my Q200 and would not recommend it without a 3 axis autopilot. The Q is not a real stable platform.........IMHO. 

Jim Patillo

N46JP Q200

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