Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
At a fly and I turned around to see a fellow getting ready to put his foot on my strainer. I had a "NO Step" decal on mine. I hollered at him and he said it says "STEP ON". I immediately removed the decal
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From: "Sam Hoskins sam.hoskins@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Date: 1/22/18 2:10 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Quickie List <Q-LIST@...>
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Re: Strainers
Put a NO STEP decal on the strainers. I once had an army officer try and use mine as a step and it broke. Was able to fly it home and the repair was no big deal.
I say do it per plans. Like Jay mentioned, I think the reason they are close to the fuselage is to better exert torque to the elevator and torque tubes. Did you know there was a Q-200 fatality due to failure of the mid-elevator support. Yes, the builder did a poor job of executing that part of the construction process, but I could see a sparrow strainer adding more stress and wear to the mid-span pivot.
And yes, it is good practice to make it adjustable during flight testing. I think the sparrow strainer design, as provided in the QAC Q-200 plans, has way too much angle of attack.
On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:32 AM, jay@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote: