I am making a renewed push this year to get Earnest Martin’s TriQ-200 N479E back in the air. I bought it from the 2nd owner after a main landing gear collapse. It had a constant speed MT prop which was trashed from the incident. That and the engine need rebuilding.
I WAS thinking to keep everything as-is, particularly since Bruce and (I think) Imraan have the same props on their TriQ-200s. However, I don’t want to spend $7,000+ to REFURBISH the MT prop and get new blades. With a few extra HP from high compression pistons I expect the CS won’t be necessary, which Earnest specifically mentioned to me as well. Losing the MT CS the front-end weight will go down, which I also suspect contributes to nose gear collapses. I realize I’ll need to do a new W&B on the aircraft.
Considering that, I have 2 questions:
Repairing Quickie TriQ-200
Building a Cozy Mark IV+ (widened rear)