Re: 1st 2021 flight today.

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>

Thanks Jay,
Yes, AP is fun.  I use the heading and altitude controls when approaching an airport to comply with Appr Control directives.  That way I can put all of my attention to looking for traffic.  I also have a better chance of not being violated due to my erratic flying practices.

On Friday, January 15, 2021, 10:46:43 AM EST, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

Guess who’s using the cool little track/heading knob on their new AP?  Neato!



Jay N8WQ 130 hours


From: <> On Behalf Of Jay Scheevel
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] 1st 2021 flight today.


Congrats Jerry. Glad you got back “on the air” so you could get back “in the air”.  

I also got up there this afternoon for a nice jaunt around town. 30 minutes in the air and a good landing do wonders for the soul!




On Jan 14, 2021, at 8:47 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

I flew the TriQ 200 yesterday!  Nice 55 degree day!  I worked on arresting the descent on final after setting up the speed (100 st mph) with the elevator.  Seems when I try to pull on the stick at the last minute to arrest descent it always slows me down (with the help of the MT electric prop) it gets slow and the nose gets to high and then it pays off with the nose gear getting punished by bouncing on the runway.  So the moral to the story for my Q is something I heard years ago “power is altitude and elevator is airspeed”.  Once close to the runway pull out the power.   I did that and the landing was fantastic!  Your mileage may vary.

So that was my 1st flight of 2021!

Changing the oil in ‘er next week getting ready for “Spring Fling”!  Of course there is a condition inspection due in May so hopefully SF can be early this year.



On Jan 14, 2021, at 9:19 PM, Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...> wrote:

Thx. Wow! You have it bad. Not to late to begin planning your 2022 first flight.  How about Q-skis?  Take care and stay safe. J


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From: Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...>

Date: 1/14/21 9:36 PM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: [Q-List] 1st 2021 flight today.


Congratulations Jerry.  Glad it all worked out.


I finally got my hangar shoveled out, but the taxiways are not plowed wide enough to get the Q to the runway yet.  Oh, and we're supposed to get another 2-3 inches of snow over the next two days.  I don't think I'll have my first Q flight of the year for a while!



Q-200 N17PF


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021, 20:18 Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...> wrote:

Finally got my radio back. Surprisingly it worked after installing. Got the Q airworthy at 2:30 and gave it a test flight. 


53-deg, great vis, calm winds.  Went out to a local practice area and knocked off the rust with some airwork.  Back to the pattern for some crash and dashes and on to the hanger to wipe off the big grin.


Ya gotta love the Q.




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