Thanks for passing along that info. I played around with using reflex for pitch control on my flight home from work yesterday afternoon. I was more looking at to see how effective the reflex system is for controlling
pitch and if I could fly the airplane without touching the stick. I was happy to see how much authority the aileron reflex has in pitch and I could use aileron trim system my Q has effectively for roll. I tried to let it go into a bit of a dive and then pull
power and pull out with reflex and that seemed to be very effective, I also saw how it added some stability when reflexed in cruise. I didn't play with it enough to see how it affected cruise speed but an aero person would say that an increase in stability
would be an increase in drag. I didn't really try using it as primary trim so I'll try that on my flight home from work today in a couple of hours!
From: Q-LIST@... on behalf of Earnest Martin MartinErni@... [Q-LIST]
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Re: Strainers
I am a previous Q200 owner and I flew mine for 1250 hours. A couple of things I learned might help. First when I installed my strainers per plans they would occasionally stall. Usually it happened in a little turbulence or some other unusual flight condition. This caused a bump in the control stick and a tiny pitch down, but it recovered instantly. It was a bit disconcerting until I realized what was happening.. I reduced the angle one or 2 degrees and it worked great from then on.
Second, when I first started out I had the spring trim system and the reflexor installed. It seemed to me to be really easy to get into some screwy trim conditions when using both systems. I found the work load (thinking) lighter when I reduced that to just one. Since the reflexor is the more powerful of the two systems I kept it. The good thing is you don’t have to change anything to try it. Just adjust the spring system to neutral and don’t touch it again. Make all trim changes with the reflexor from then on.
That worked so well that I eventually removed the trim wheel but kept the springs. Several guys have done the same and several still have two systems and both seem happy. If you are a racer like Sam you might find some speed advantage by optimizing both systems but maybe not so much for everyday flying.
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