Mike Conlin Q-LIST Re: Waddelow canard info

Mike Conlin

Paul, Mark and I built those per his schedule at about the same time.
He brought his 240" wing/canard over to my house, then he and I load
tested both of his and mine in my driveway. I have pictures of that
event which I can scan and post for those interested. I will have to
locate them. (that may take a few days.....)
as far as that plane.....I parted it out 100 hrs. the main wing had
previously had a fuel tank above it, and i did some major repair to
it, but did not want the liability associated with that.
Mark made a few revisions to the plans after we were done, such as
the glass webs between the cores. Mind you, that was over 15 yrs ago,
so I may not remember all the details. Mike
-- In Q-LIST@y..., "Paul Buckley" <Buckley@h...> wrote:
Hi Mike
I have been trying to find someone who has built the Waddelow
Canard, as per
original plans, for some time now, and the fact that you have both
tested and flown the canard is fantastic news for us here in
I have built two 200" Waddelow canards, one of which is due to fly
summer. The problem is that we have to persuade our CAA that the
design has
flown before and/or has been load tested satisfactorily. Would you
willing to supply me with details of the load test and the name and
info of the present owner so that I could verify the hours the
canard now
has from the aircraft logbook?
Do you have any pics of the construction and the load test ?
Did you modify the design at all, however minor, or is it fully as
Waddelow specified ?
This sort of information would be invaluable to us at this stage of
game, and would be very much appreciated.
Thanking you in anticipation!

Paul Buckley Buckley@h...

Tri-Q 200, 85% completed.
Cheshire, England.

----- Original Message -----
From: conlin_m <conlin_m@y...>
To: <Q-LIST@y...>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 5:57 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Waddelow canard info

..BOTH Wing and Canard were intended to be 240". One of each were
built. The main wing failed the load test, possibly due to the
fixture. the canard passed. I built a 200" canard per his
instructions and load tested at the same time as the others. I
istalled this canard and flew it over 100Hrs before I sold the
I would take a "tested, but broken" canard any day over the
unknown.....my butt is worth a little more than that. This is not
something you should do half-heartedly. (I'm sure some won't like
this.) Mike Conlin

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