Re: Q2/200 configurations
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It isn’t needed, but it sure makes doing annuals easier.
From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sam Hoskins
I am going to throw in my opposing two cents worth. I think that the additional JimBob bellcrank is an unneeded modification. I think it is a fix in search of a problem.
Yes, if you have the stock setup, with the rudder cables going to the tailwheel bracket, then to the rudder bellcrank, it is a bad design due to the complete loss of rudder if the tail spring breaks. I have first-hand knowledge of this problem. Rather, a simpler way is to simply tie in a second cable that goes to the tail. This way, there are separate cables; one to the rudder and one to the tailwheel. I'll attach a photo to show what I mean.
I know that several guys installed the JimBob bellcrank, but I don't think it is needed. What is needed, is to make sure that the Gall Wheel Alignment has been performed correctly. The root cause of most handling issues is the improper wheel alignment method what was called out in the QAC plans. When QAC wrote the Q-2/Q-200 plans, they simply cut and pasted the Q-1 wheel alignment. Doesn't apply to a substantially heavier airframe.
On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:23 AM Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote: