Re: Flight Report - sorry no video!

Bruce Crain

Probably not enough time for the rings to drain down into the plugs so nothing to see here.  Moving on.

On Dec 17, 2021, at 12:26 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:

I found that if a camera is hard mounted, say hung from the canopy, or whatever, that any vibration gets amplified by the length of the mount.  I haven't actually found a solution to this other than using the camera functions to reduce vibration.  The problem with the vibration is it makes the video blurry or gives it a jello look.  The stick mount, inside the canopy are so far the best. I just don't think you can stick on the outside and come back with a camera!  I got more work to do on that!
Fly Safe,
Mike Dwyer

Q200 Website:

On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 1:16 PM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Merry Christmas Mike, Santa has a Go Pro for me if Im good. Might be able to recipricate next year.

Question, do you use just the stick on mounts ?

Rich T.

On 17/12/2021 01:57, Mike Dwyer wrote:
2weeks.   I try to fly at least once a week.  Not sure why I missed last week.
Merry Christmas to all!
Mike Dwyer N3QP

On Thu, Dec 16, 2021, 7:00 PM Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
And that's how it's done folks!  Keep em flyin'!  How long was it since the flight before this one Mike?

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Mike Dwyer " <q200pilot@...>
To: Q_List <>
Subject: [Q-List] Flight Report - sorry no video!
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 14:16:15 -0500ike

I had a problem where my carb was fowling the plugs bad, to the point where the next start up failed the mag test.  I pulled the carb apart and thoroughly cleaned the passes related to the idle mixture area.  Seems if a tiny hole gets plugged in the idle needle then the carb pumps fuel into the mixture circuit.  
So what I thought was fun today was...  called in to land 8 miles out.  got a right downwind for RWY 18 (9730 feet long).  The wind was a 12K left crosswind (my personal limit is 15K).  Then was cleared to land #2 behind the Airbus on final.  Gota hate that.  So my plan is to stay high, way over his wing tip turbulence.  I was planning on landing long anyway as the taxiway to my hangar is at the end of this long runway.  
So I turn base after the Airbus goes by and I'm way high.  All the VASI lights are white.  The Airbus lands and I note where he touched down.  The tower tells me to do an S-turn.  Then the tower clears a Cherokee for take off.  I see the Cherokee sitting on the numbers and think to myself...this isn't going to work out.  After a couple of really slow S-Turns (I'm at 90 mph), I see the Cherokee making some progress getting off the runway.  The Tower tells me to land long.  I hear the tower tell whoever is following me that it's going to work out as I'm landing long and he needs to keep us only 3000' apart!  I get back into landing mode and make a good landing and hard braking to make the turn off that I need to make.  Never a dull moment at KPIE! 
Back at the hangar I do a runup to check the mags and everything looks great.  Hopefully my plug fouling is fixed!  

Mike Dwyer Q200 N3QP
Q200 Website:

Join to automatically receive all group messages.