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Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)

Jim Patillo
 

Allan,

I bought my Quickie Kit in October 1981 from the factory. It had a
single pull lever that when applied set both brakes. I found this to
be totally unacceptable in any kind of crosswind. I did not like the
idea but toyed with dual finger brakes not near as close to fininshing
as Bob Malachek, Sam Hoskins, Paul Fisher and Tom Moore. So I delayed
finishing the brakes knowing some how I was going to install toe
brakes. Then I met Bob Farnam and he showed me the fix. Bob had
already designed and installed toe brakes so I basically copied his
set up. Our toe brake pedal geometry varied a little but both planes
handled basically the same....................tame. I didn't do
David's alignment becaue the plane was already a "pussycat" . I know
for a fact from Sam and others that the alignment worked wonders on
many planes.

Later Brad Olson, Jeff Rudledge and Mark Summers installed toe brakes
with small variations but basically the same. I can say............
tame my good buddy Sam because it's so.

Now should we collabrate and make a Q that can kick Klaus' ass?

Regards,

JP



--- In Q-LIST@..., "Allan Farr" <afarr@...> wrote:

Hi Jim. I understand that originally the Q2 had differential brakes,
& that QAC changed it to a single pull lever. Was their reasoning
faulty in your opinion?
Regards
Allan Farr
Q2

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Patillo
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Friday, 20 October 2006 11:28
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)



Dave,

I hear you loud and clear and it's not that we had a better idea or
that I'm pontificating. The entire tail dragger world had a better
idea. Why don't you see finger brakes on all those tail draggers?
Why do you think finger brakes even came into existance in the Q
world? It was because we realized a single pull hand brake was not
the answer and we needed dual differentiating brakes. A finger brake
modification is a hell of a lot easier than installing toe brakes so
many of us (Texas contingent)did finger brakes and got use to it.

I'm simply stating what I saw and did. As you point out, you do need
three hands to perform this operation safely. Problem is I haven't
run across any three handed pilots lately.

If people want to do things different, thats their perogative. As I
said before, the post was not to denigrate or pupu Wes's idea or
approach but to help prevent crashes before or during first flights.
He was really creative in comming up with a unique differential
finger brake, problem is it doesn't work and its almost counter
intuitive. The control is to seensitive when moving the stick left
to right or visa versa. Having taxied his plane, it just takes so
much more to deal with than toe brakes. He can prove this out really
easy. Leave the plane like it is and go fly!

I know Paul and Sam have finger brakes and have lots of proven hours
on them, fine. P.S. They are also really good Q pilots. Has either
one of them ever had to repair their planes due to a mishap on the
runway/taxiway or are their planes totally tame?

Many people on this list know what I'm talking about but just don't
care to express it.

Regards,

JP

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Dave Richardson" <dave@> wrote:
>
> You know Jim, it is easy to get so wrapped up in the "I've got a
better
> idea" mode that all other solutions become just noise. It sounds
like
> Wes came up with a neat adaptation of the original single pull
lever.
> Your practical experience shows, though, he would really need three
> hands to make it work safely. I hope Wes listens to you and
realizes
> you are not just pontificating. Have you let him taxi your plane
to
> show him what he could be experiencing as compared to what his is
> getting out of his design? I'll bet he spent far more time coming
up
> with his solutions and implementing them than it would take to
install
> the proven six pack.
>
> I had something similar happen to me with my reflexor prior to
first
> flight when a major flaw in my design was pointed out. Rather than
> argue my position, I ripped out the whole mechanisim I worked
pretty
> hard on designing and implementing and installed a Falkner
reflexor in a
> fraction of the time. I have a much safer reflexor as a result
and that
> is what really counts.
>
> To Wes and other guys like Wes, why waste your time, energy and
$'s on
> something that has already been solved and proven to be
successful? Do
> what works and go fly your plane.
>
> Dave Richardson
> Tri-Q2 N825DR 84 hrs.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Patillo
> Sent: Thu 10/19/2006 2:33 PM
> To: Q-LIST@...
> Cc:
> Subject: [Q-LIST] Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>







Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)

FR Jones <seabeevet@...>
 

Jim, I have a Super Quickie and you are right, the brakes scare me a little.
So far I am still in the taxi phase of learning my airplane. I have no
problem with steering the plane, but the braking system (A D-ring attached
to two cables) is not safe. Do you know of a better design or system of
which you can send me plans?

On 10/19/06, Jim Patillo <logistics_engineering@...> wrote:


Fellas,

I had the opportunity to high speed taxi Wes Isbergs' Q200 Saturday
before his first flight and would like to share some info. Even
though he did a fair job of controlling the plane down the runway, I
found it very difficult to handle. I could not keep it straight
either with rudder or his braking system or the combination. Wind
was about 12K - 10-15 degrees off the nose. (Note: he has no
bellcrank but has split the cables internally to rudder and tail
wheel and has a modified dual differential finger brake system).
Guess he didn't buy the Jim/Bob Six Pack Mod concept. My immediate
response to him was to park the plane before he got hurt and fix the
problem!

Now for the details. With just splitting the cables, Wes has no way
to differentiate (detune)the angle of the tail wheel from the
rudder. He's installed a modified dual finger brake that has a
single stick that slides sideways to apply pressure to one master
cylinder or the other or both. That is not good because its way to
sensitive and hard to get positive results from known inputs.
Further exacerabating the situation is his hand is on the brake and
not the throttle when taking off or landing. Not a good thing! How
many serious tail draggers have anything other than toe brakes or
heel brakes? Its just not natural to have finger brakes on a tail
dragger and is to dangerous in my opinion. There are way to many
things going on to be doing this additional "dance".

This leads me to a conclusion. The Q's with sixpack mods installed
are really quite tame, ask anyone who has them. I cannot for the
life of me understand why anyone would want to do anything
different. Yet we see it all the time. Most new Q pilots have a very
difficult time handling their planes initially and often crack them
up or have an incident even before the first flight. Because you
didn't invent it, doesn't mean you can't copy it! The situation with
Wes; here's a very intellignet fella sitting on a field with
sucessuful Q's all around, yet he chooses to do his own thing. Why?
To much additional cost? To much additional labor? Doesn't have a
clear undrstanding of the problem? Doesn't know how to fix it - NOT!
What? I do not understand this.

This leads me to another conclusion. If Wes, sitting in the middle
of LVK with sucessful planes all aroud, chooses to go a different
route, what does that tell you about builders working on their own,
isolated and out of touch? I now understand why this is not so
simple and brace yourself fellas, we're in for more!

These comments are in no way intended to bring heat on Wes but to
simply make a couple of points as to why Q pilots are still smacking
up their planes. Hopefully this turns on the lights for someoen who
don't want to get hurt.

Regards,
Jim Patillo N46JP Q200 800 hours in type. So far, even in severe
crosswinds, this plane has never deviated from the center line.
Bingo! There's a reason.



Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)

Sam Hoskins <shoskins@...>
 

My two cents worth, where I disagree with my good friend, Jim.

1. I do use differential finger brakes, with great success. They are
positioned right behind the throttle. I let go of the throttle to use the
brakes. You can see my installation here:
http://home.mchsi.com/~shoskins/brakes01.jpg

2. I do have rudder splitters. See the installation here:
http://home.mchsi.com/%7Eshoskins/aircraftdetail/tailcone01.jpg

Each cable, splitting off to the rudder bellcrank, has a turnbuckle for
adjustment.

3. I do not have the intermediate bellcrank.

I believe the single biggest ground handling improvement that can be made is
correcting the wheel alignment, per Gall. I made a blog entry about it:
http://samhoskins.blogspot.com/

Having said that, I think it's fine for people to install the 6-pack. A
couple of years ago I had the opportunity to taxi Jim's plane. I thought it
felt a lot like mine, though maybe a little "softer" on the rudder pedals
due to the tail wheel cable springs. (I bought a set, but never got around
to installing them).

Jim's point is well taken, if you build like a successful model, you should
have the same results as that plane. However, "tame" is a word that is not
in my Quickie vocabularly.

Sam Hoskins

Murpysburger, IL



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From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Jim Patillo
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:33 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)




Fellas,

I had the opportunity to high speed taxi Wes Isbergs' Q200 Saturday
before his first flight and would like to share some info. Even
though he did a fair job of controlling the plane down the runway, I
found it very difficult to handle. I could not keep it straight
either with rudder or his braking system or the combination. Wind
was about 12K - 10-15 degrees off the nose. (Note: he has no
bellcrank but has split the cables internally to rudder and tail
wheel and has a modified dual differential finger brake system).
Guess he didn't buy the Jim/Bob Six Pack Mod concept. My immediate
response to him was to park the plane before he got hurt and fix the
problem!

Now for the details. With just splitting the cables, Wes has no way
to differentiate (detune)the angle of the tail wheel from the
rudder. He's installed a modified dual finger brake that has a
single stick that slides sideways to apply pressure to one master
cylinder or the other or both. That is not good because its way to
sensitive and hard to get positive results from known inputs.
Further exacerabating the situation is his hand is on the brake and
not the throttle when taking off or landing. Not a good thing! How
many serious tail draggers have anything other than toe brakes or
heel brakes? Its just not natural to have finger brakes on a tail
dragger and is to dangerous in my opinion. There are way to many
things going on to be doing this additional "dance".

This leads me to a conclusion. The Q's with sixpack mods installed
are really quite tame, ask anyone who has them. I cannot for the
life of me understand why anyone would want to do anything
different. Yet we see it all the time. Most new Q pilots have a very
difficult time handling their planes initially and often crack them
up or have an incident even before the first flight. Because you
didn't invent it, doesn't mean you can't copy it! The situation with
Wes; here's a very intellignet fella sitting on a field with
sucessuful Q's all around, yet he chooses to do his own thing. Why?
To much additional cost? To much additional labor? Doesn't have a
clear undrstanding of the problem? Doesn't know how to fix it - NOT!
What? I do not understand this.

This leads me to another conclusion. If Wes, sitting in the middle
of LVK with sucessful planes all aroud, chooses to go a different
route, what does that tell you about builders working on their own,
isolated and out of touch? I now understand why this is not so
simple and brace yourself fellas, we're in for more!

These comments are in no way intended to bring heat on Wes but to
simply make a couple of points as to why Q pilots are still smacking
up their planes. Hopefully this turns on the lights for someoen who
don't want to get hurt.

Regards,
Jim Patillo N46JP Q200 800 hours in type. So far, even in severe
crosswinds, this plane has never deviated from the center line.
Bingo! There's a reason.


Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)

Allan Farr <afarr@...>
 

Hi Jim. I understand that originally the Q2 had differential brakes, & that QAC changed it to a single pull lever. Was their reasoning faulty in your opinion?
Regards
Allan Farr
Q2

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Patillo
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Friday, 20 October 2006 11:28
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)



Dave,

I hear you loud and clear and it's not that we had a better idea or
that I'm pontificating. The entire tail dragger world had a better
idea. Why don't you see finger brakes on all those tail draggers?
Why do you think finger brakes even came into existance in the Q
world? It was because we realized a single pull hand brake was not
the answer and we needed dual differentiating brakes. A finger brake
modification is a hell of a lot easier than installing toe brakes so
many of us (Texas contingent)did finger brakes and got use to it.

I'm simply stating what I saw and did. As you point out, you do need
three hands to perform this operation safely. Problem is I haven't
run across any three handed pilots lately.

If people want to do things different, thats their perogative. As I
said before, the post was not to denigrate or pupu Wes's idea or
approach but to help prevent crashes before or during first flights.
He was really creative in comming up with a unique differential
finger brake, problem is it doesn't work and its almost counter
intuitive. The control is to seensitive when moving the stick left
to right or visa versa. Having taxied his plane, it just takes so
much more to deal with than toe brakes. He can prove this out really
easy. Leave the plane like it is and go fly!

I know Paul and Sam have finger brakes and have lots of proven hours
on them, fine. P.S. They are also really good Q pilots. Has either
one of them ever had to repair their planes due to a mishap on the
runway/taxiway or are their planes totally tame?

Many people on this list know what I'm talking about but just don't
care to express it.

Regards,

JP

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Dave Richardson" <dave@...> wrote:
>
> You know Jim, it is easy to get so wrapped up in the "I've got a
better
> idea" mode that all other solutions become just noise. It sounds
like
> Wes came up with a neat adaptation of the original single pull
lever.
> Your practical experience shows, though, he would really need three
> hands to make it work safely. I hope Wes listens to you and
realizes
> you are not just pontificating. Have you let him taxi your plane
to
> show him what he could be experiencing as compared to what his is
> getting out of his design? I'll bet he spent far more time coming
up
> with his solutions and implementing them than it would take to
install
> the proven six pack.
>
> I had something similar happen to me with my reflexor prior to
first
> flight when a major flaw in my design was pointed out. Rather than
> argue my position, I ripped out the whole mechanisim I worked
pretty
> hard on designing and implementing and installed a Falkner
reflexor in a
> fraction of the time. I have a much safer reflexor as a result
and that
> is what really counts.
>
> To Wes and other guys like Wes, why waste your time, energy and
$'s on
> something that has already been solved and proven to be
successful? Do
> what works and go fly your plane.
>
> Dave Richardson
> Tri-Q2 N825DR 84 hrs.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Patillo
> Sent: Thu 10/19/2006 2:33 PM
> To: Q-LIST@...
> Cc:
> Subject: [Q-LIST] Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)

Jim Patillo
 

Dave,

I hear you loud and clear and it's not that we had a better idea or
that I'm pontificating. The entire tail dragger world had a better
idea. Why don't you see finger brakes on all those tail draggers?
Why do you think finger brakes even came into existance in the Q
world? It was because we realized a single pull hand brake was not
the answer and we needed dual differentiating brakes. A finger brake
modification is a hell of a lot easier than installing toe brakes so
many of us (Texas contingent)did finger brakes and got use to it.

I'm simply stating what I saw and did. As you point out, you do need
three hands to perform this operation safely. Problem is I haven't
run across any three handed pilots lately.

If people want to do things different, thats their perogative. As I
said before, the post was not to denigrate or pupu Wes's idea or
approach but to help prevent crashes before or during first flights.
He was really creative in comming up with a unique differential
finger brake, problem is it doesn't work and its almost counter
intuitive. The control is to seensitive when moving the stick left
to right or visa versa. Having taxied his plane, it just takes so
much more to deal with than toe brakes. He can prove this out really
easy. Leave the plane like it is and go fly!

I know Paul and Sam have finger brakes and have lots of proven hours
on them, fine. P.S. They are also really good Q pilots. Has either
one of them ever had to repair their planes due to a mishap on the
runway/taxiway or are their planes totally tame?

Many people on this list know what I'm talking about but just don't
care to express it.

Regards,

JP





--- In Q-LIST@..., "Dave Richardson" <dave@...> wrote:

You know Jim, it is easy to get so wrapped up in the "I've got a
better
idea" mode that all other solutions become just noise. It sounds
like
Wes came up with a neat adaptation of the original single pull
lever.
Your practical experience shows, though, he would really need three
hands to make it work safely. I hope Wes listens to you and
realizes
you are not just pontificating. Have you let him taxi your plane
to
show him what he could be experiencing as compared to what his is
getting out of his design? I'll bet he spent far more time coming
up
with his solutions and implementing them than it would take to
install
the proven six pack.

I had something similar happen to me with my reflexor prior to
first
flight when a major flaw in my design was pointed out. Rather than
argue my position, I ripped out the whole mechanisim I worked
pretty
hard on designing and implementing and installed a Falkner
reflexor in a
fraction of the time. I have a much safer reflexor as a result
and that
is what really counts.

To Wes and other guys like Wes, why waste your time, energy and
$'s on
something that has already been solved and proven to be
successful? Do
what works and go fly your plane.

Dave Richardson
Tri-Q2 N825DR 84 hrs.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Patillo
Sent: Thu 10/19/2006 2:33 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Cc:
Subject: [Q-LIST] Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)

Dave Richardson <dave@...>
 

You know Jim, it is easy to get so wrapped up in the "I've got a better
idea" mode that all other solutions become just noise. It sounds like
Wes came up with a neat adaptation of the original single pull lever.
Your practical experience shows, though, he would really need three
hands to make it work safely. I hope Wes listens to you and realizes
you are not just pontificating. Have you let him taxi your plane to
show him what he could be experiencing as compared to what his is
getting out of his design? I'll bet he spent far more time coming up
with his solutions and implementing them than it would take to install
the proven six pack.

I had something similar happen to me with my reflexor prior to first
flight when a major flaw in my design was pointed out. Rather than
argue my position, I ripped out the whole mechanisim I worked pretty
hard on designing and implementing and installed a Falkner reflexor in a
fraction of the time. I have a much safer reflexor as a result and that
is what really counts.

To Wes and other guys like Wes, why waste your time, energy and $'s on
something that has already been solved and proven to be successful? Do
what works and go fly your plane.

Dave Richardson
Tri-Q2 N825DR 84 hrs.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Patillo
Sent: Thu 10/19/2006 2:33 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Cc:
Subject: [Q-LIST] Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)


Re: Taxiing before first flight.

Paul Buckley
 

Jim Patillo N46JP Q200 800 hours in type. So far, even in severe
crosswinds, this plane has never deviated from the center line.
Bingo! There's a reason.


A nosewheel ?? :-)


Re: Flight characteristics questions

Paul Buckley
 

Hi Tim

As a matter of interest, all aircraft become increasingly pitch sensitive as the C of G travels aft, that is why there is an aft limit.
There is a safety factor built in, of course, but, generally speaking, to be behind that limit is dangerous.
The further forward the C of G is, the more pitch stable the aircraft is, at the expense of elevator authority, which is why there is a forward limit.

Would I be correct in thinking that you do not have any sparrow strainers installed?

Regards

Paul Buckley
Cheshire
England.

TriQ200....still building.

----- Original Message -----
From: q2fun
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 12:27 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions


Hi All,

I have some questions about the flight characteristics of the Q-2.
Pitch sensitivity. With an after c/g my Q2 seams pitch sensitive.
My Q2 has the LS1 canard, Revmaster 65hp, tail dragger. Is it
normal to get more pitch sensitive the more aft the C/G gets?

Rudder to control bank. My rudder does not do anything for bank.
If the wing is down 5 degrees and you use the rudder to bring it up,
all that happens is the plane will yaw and the bank may even get
steeper. Is that a normal characteristic of the Q design?

With an increase in airspeed above 150 mph indicated the airplane
wants to pitch down and farther increase airspeed/pitch down
harder. Is this normal? Sparrow strainers to small for this
airspeed? I have the standard pitch trim system.

I have been flying my Q since April and now have 62 hours in it. It
is a joy to blast around the pattern and it is even a joy to put gas
in it after a long cross county. It is just a little too slow in
cruise 130 kts.

Thank You All.
Tim Bryant
KUNV
N86TB






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Taxiing before first flight. (long editorial)

Jim Patillo
 

Fellas,

I had the opportunity to high speed taxi Wes Isbergs' Q200 Saturday
before his first flight and would like to share some info. Even
though he did a fair job of controlling the plane down the runway, I
found it very difficult to handle. I could not keep it straight
either with rudder or his braking system or the combination. Wind
was about 12K - 10-15 degrees off the nose. (Note: he has no
bellcrank but has split the cables internally to rudder and tail
wheel and has a modified dual differential finger brake system).
Guess he didn't buy the Jim/Bob Six Pack Mod concept. My immediate
response to him was to park the plane before he got hurt and fix the
problem!

Now for the details. With just splitting the cables, Wes has no way
to differentiate (detune)the angle of the tail wheel from the
rudder. He's installed a modified dual finger brake that has a
single stick that slides sideways to apply pressure to one master
cylinder or the other or both. That is not good because its way to
sensitive and hard to get positive results from known inputs.
Further exacerabating the situation is his hand is on the brake and
not the throttle when taking off or landing. Not a good thing! How
many serious tail draggers have anything other than toe brakes or
heel brakes? Its just not natural to have finger brakes on a tail
dragger and is to dangerous in my opinion. There are way to many
things going on to be doing this additional "dance".

This leads me to a conclusion. The Q's with sixpack mods installed
are really quite tame, ask anyone who has them. I cannot for the
life of me understand why anyone would want to do anything
different. Yet we see it all the time. Most new Q pilots have a very
difficult time handling their planes initially and often crack them
up or have an incident even before the first flight. Because you
didn't invent it, doesn't mean you can't copy it! The situation with
Wes; here's a very intellignet fella sitting on a field with
sucessuful Q's all around, yet he chooses to do his own thing. Why?
To much additional cost? To much additional labor? Doesn't have a
clear undrstanding of the problem? Doesn't know how to fix it - NOT!
What? I do not understand this.

This leads me to another conclusion. If Wes, sitting in the middle
of LVK with sucessful planes all aroud, chooses to go a different
route, what does that tell you about builders working on their own,
isolated and out of touch? I now understand why this is not so
simple and brace yourself fellas, we're in for more!

These comments are in no way intended to bring heat on Wes but to
simply make a couple of points as to why Q pilots are still smacking
up their planes. Hopefully this turns on the lights for someoen who
don't want to get hurt.

Regards,
Jim Patillo N46JP Q200 800 hours in type. So far, even in severe
crosswinds, this plane has never deviated from the center line.
Bingo! There's a reason.


Re: Flight characteristics questions

Letempt, Jeffrey MR <jeffrey.letempt@...>
 

It is interesting to discover differences in the Q and Dragonfly as these
discussions come up. The Dragonfly's rudder is very effective, in fact the
rudder is way more effective than the ailerons in rolling my Dragonfly....of
course the Dragonfly probably has twice the rudder area. As the airspeed
builds in the Dragonfly the aileron controls forces get very heavy, this is
a problem that the Q does not seem to have. Lots of Dragonfly's have
aileron servo tabs to reduce the aileron stick pressure.

Like Jim's experience, my Dragonfly is more pitch sensitive with an aft CG.
I have adjustable sparrow strainers on my Dragonfly (GU canard) and a simple
2 spring elevator trim system. If I run out of up elevator trim I need to
put more AOA in the sparrow strainers. The faster the airspeed the more the
elevator wants to come up. Using a digital level; with the upper surface of
the elevator at 45 degrees down (not travel, just the static position) the
upper surface of my sparrow strainers are at 38 degrees down. A 2-3 degree
adjustment of the sparrow strainers makes a significant difference, in fact
I have been able to correct for a slight roll tendency with one sparrow
strainer that is set ever so slightly different that the other one.

This sparrow strainer setting works for my current cruise airspeed of about
140 MPH. My elevator trim system does not have a wide adjustment range and
I have found that the 5-7 MPH airspeed difference with my wheel pants
requires a sparrow strainer adjustment. I can adjust for hands-off with the
reflexor if I run out of elevator trim, but the elevator will not be in
trail. I can either install larger springs, install a different trim system
that has more travel, or make minor sparrow strainer adjustments when I make
aerodynamic adjustments that will effect my cruise airspeed. I will
probably opt for the minor sparrow strainer adjustments, but a trim system
with more range is the right answer (and there are even plans in an old
Dragonfly newsletter)....maybe I am getting lazy.

I know very little of this information could be directly applied to a Q, but
you never know. Obviously you should listen to what the experienced Q guys
have to say. Good luck.

Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@...
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: 10/16/2006 7:12 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Flight characteristics questions


TIM, FIRST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 62 HOURS FLIGHT TIME IN A Q.
YOU'VE JOINED A UNIQUE CLUB.

--- In Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com,
"q2fun" <q2fun@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I have some questions about the flight characteristics of the Q-
2.
Pitch sensitivity. With an after c/g my Q2 seams pitch
sensitive.
My Q2 has the LS1 canard, Revmaster 65hp, tail dragger. Is it
normal to get more pitch sensitive the more aft the C/G gets?
ABSOLUTELY! FAR AFT CG IS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO BE IN THIS PLANE.

Rudder to control bank. My rudder does not do anything for bank.
If the wing is down 5 degrees and you use the rudder to bring it
up,
all that happens is the plane will yaw and the bank may even get
steeper. Is that a normal characteristic of the Q design?
MAYBE. IN LEVEL FLIGHT, PUSHING THE RUDDER WILL DEFINATELY YAW THE
TAIL BUT I HAVEN'T NOTICE THE BANK INCREASING. IN SLIGHT BANKS MINE
WILL RECOVER USING THE RUDDER ONLY. I THINK THE SMALL RUDDER ON
THESE PLANES DOES A GOOD JOB BUT RECOVERING FROM A BANK SOLELY USING
RUDDER .......NOT SO GOOD. I WILL CHECK IT OUT WHEN I FLY AGAIN.

With an increase in airspeed above 150 mph indicated the airplane
wants to pitch down and farther increase airspeed/pitch down
harder. Is this normal? Sparrow strainers to small for this
airspeed? I have the standard pitch trim system.
I CRUISED MY Q200 (LS1)SATURDAY FROM 130 TO 185K AND DID NOT NOTICE
ANY TUCKING OR PITCHING. I ALSO HAVE A STANDARD TRIM SYSTEM. MAYBE
YOUR STRAINERS ARE INSTALLED INCORRECT.

I have been flying my Q since April and now have 62 hours in it.
It
is a joy to blast around the pattern and it is even a joy to put
gas
in it after a long cross county. It is just a little too slow in
cruise 130 kts.
YOU CAN FIX THAT! TIM WE SEE 160-165K CRUISE STANDARD WITH PUMPED
0200'S (TAIL DRAGGER VERSION). JUST COSTS A LITTLE $$$$$$$.

REGARDS,
JIM PATILLO

Thank You All.
Tim Bryant
KUNV
N86TB


Re: Headset

BARRY AMANDA STEARNS <stearns2559@...>
 

Or buy a David Clark or Telex and not have to worry about it breaking....not even talking about the one I have for sale, but we have seen so many light speed headsets broke at the shop that I don't care for them anymore...yes the service support is great, but I'd buy one that didn't need service for the same money. Also, I haven't seen this new 30 something Lightspeed, but I hope it isn't as big and stiff as the ones I have worked on. I like lighter softer headsets that don't squeeze my brains out to stop the noise from getting in the ear. Just me 2 cents worth.

Barry

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Patillo<mailto:logistics_engineering@...>
To: Q-LIST@...<mailto:Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:39 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Headset


Ron, quit being such a damn tight wad and just purchase a new 30 3G,
there are only $585.00! That will give you what you want and it will
be new. You can't beat Lightspeed for service warranty and back up.
Loosen up with that dough, you can't take it with you and you sure
as hell don't want to give it all to your kids.

Hope all is well with your flight testing. How many hours now?

Regards,
Jim P

--- In Q-LIST@...<mailto:Q-LIST@...>, "Ron Triano" <rondefly@...> wrote:
>
> James, do they have the cell plugin and what is the amount of noise
> canceling ? If so, let me know how much they offer.
>
>
>
> Ron Triano
>
> South Lake Tahoe, CA
>
> The Sonerai is finished and flying
>
> finishing the Q200
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Q-LIST@...<mailto:Q-LIST@...> [mailto:Q-LIST@...<mailto:Q-LIST@...>] On
Behalf Of
> James Cartwright
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:22 PM
> To: Q-LIST@...<mailto:Q-LIST@...>
> Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Headset
>
>
>
> Ron,
> I have a couple of Lightspeed headsets I was going to send in for
the 30 3g
> units. Maybe I can set you up for the same price they are going to
give me
> for a trade in. These units are only 2 years old. They are the
QFRXCc
> Headset.
>
> James
> 615-293-3134
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ron Triano
> To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:49 AM
> Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Headset
>
> Thanks Phil for the offer, from everything I hear about the
lightspeed type
> that probably is the way I will go however what is a Marv Golden
one?
>
> Ron Triano
>
> South Lake Tahoe, CA
>
> Sonerai there and Q200 gettin there
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
> [mailto:Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com]
On Behalf
> Of
> britmcman@aol. <mailto:britmcman%40aol.com> com
> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:15 PM
> To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
> Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Headset
>
> Ron:
>
> If you like, I could lend you a Marv Golden Logo'd version of the
Lightspeed
>
> QFR Cross Country C. It has a cell phone interface and is a pretty
nice
> unit. Or a 30 3 G Lightspeed (also with cell phone interface). You
can get
> an
> idea about what some of the Lightspeed products are all about. I
trust you.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Phil
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Flight characteristics questions

MartinErni@...
 

Jeff,
Not all Q's are like the one described that would not lift a wing with
rudder. My plane easily lifts a wing with rudder. When I want to fold a map I
get on the rudder so my hands are free. A few years back, before I put my
pitch trim switch on the stick, I flew it for 30 minutes without touching the
stick using pitch trim and rudder. That was on an average summer day with
average turbulence. I could have done it all day but 30 minutes gave me the info I
wanted.
I don't know if not having anhedral on the canard makes a difference or
not. Maybe anhedral on the canard partially cancels the dihedral of the wing.
It's amazing how many differences we find in the same design with different
builders.

Earnest
Triq200 960 hrs


Re: Headset

Jim Patillo
 

Ron, quit being such a damn tight wad and just purchase a new 30 3G,
there are only $585.00! That will give you what you want and it will
be new. You can't beat Lightspeed for service warranty and back up.
Loosen up with that dough, you can't take it with you and you sure
as hell don't want to give it all to your kids.

Hope all is well with your flight testing. How many hours now?

Regards,
Jim P




--- In Q-LIST@..., "Ron Triano" <rondefly@...> wrote:

James, do they have the cell plugin and what is the amount of noise
canceling ? If so, let me know how much they offer.



Ron Triano

South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Sonerai is finished and flying

finishing the Q200

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On
Behalf Of
James Cartwright
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:22 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Headset



Ron,
I have a couple of Lightspeed headsets I was going to send in for
the 30 3g
units. Maybe I can set you up for the same price they are going to
give me
for a trade in. These units are only 2 years old. They are the
QFRXCc
Headset.

James
615-293-3134

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Triano
To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Headset

Thanks Phil for the offer, from everything I hear about the
lightspeed type
that probably is the way I will go however what is a Marv Golden
one?

Ron Triano

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Sonerai there and Q200 gettin there

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
[mailto:Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com]
On Behalf
Of
britmcman@aol. <mailto:britmcman%40aol.com> com
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:15 PM
To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Headset

Ron:

If you like, I could lend you a Marv Golden Logo'd version of the
Lightspeed

QFR Cross Country C. It has a cell phone interface and is a pretty
nice
unit. Or a 30 3 G Lightspeed (also with cell phone interface). You
can get
an
idea about what some of the Lightspeed products are all about. I
trust you.

Cheers,

Phil



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Re: Headset

Ron Triano <rondefly@...>
 

James, do they have the cell plugin and what is the amount of noise
canceling ? If so, let me know how much they offer.



Ron Triano

South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Sonerai is finished and flying

finishing the Q200

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
James Cartwright
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:22 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Headset



Ron,
I have a couple of Lightspeed headsets I was going to send in for the 30 3g
units. Maybe I can set you up for the same price they are going to give me
for a trade in. These units are only 2 years old. They are the QFRXCc
Headset.

James
615-293-3134

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Triano
To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Headset

Thanks Phil for the offer, from everything I hear about the lightspeed type
that probably is the way I will go however what is a Marv Golden one?

Ron Triano

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Sonerai there and Q200 gettin there

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
[mailto:Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com] On Behalf
Of
britmcman@aol. <mailto:britmcman%40aol.com> com
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:15 PM
To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Headset

Ron:

If you like, I could lend you a Marv Golden Logo'd version of the Lightspeed

QFR Cross Country C. It has a cell phone interface and is a pretty nice
unit. Or a 30 3 G Lightspeed (also with cell phone interface). You can get
an
idea about what some of the Lightspeed products are all about. I trust you.

Cheers,

Phil


Re: Headset

James Cartwright <james.cartwright@...>
 

Ron,
I have a couple of Lightspeed headsets I was going to send in for the 30 3g units. Maybe I can set you up for the same price they are going to give me for a trade in. These units are only 2 years old. They are the QFRXCc Headset.


James
615-293-3134

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Triano
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Headset


Thanks Phil for the offer, from everything I hear about the lightspeed type
that probably is the way I will go however what is a Marv Golden one?

Ron Triano

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Sonerai there and Q200 gettin there

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
britmcman@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:15 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Headset

Ron:

If you like, I could lend you a Marv Golden Logo'd version of the Lightspeed

QFR Cross Country C. It has a cell phone interface and is a pretty nice
unit. Or a 30 3 G Lightspeed (also with cell phone interface). You can get
an
idea about what some of the Lightspeed products are all about. I trust you.

Cheers,

Phil


Re: Flight characteristics questions

njepsen@ihug.co.nz <njepsen@...>
 

Allan
I have sent you a few pix of your Q2 showing a side view. I'll do a CD of all the Pix I have of your A/C and post iot to you. Send me your address again.
neil



Allan Farr wrote:

Will do - I'll let you know when it's done, probably next week before I can get hold of a camera.
Allan


Re: Flight characteristics questions

Allan Farr <afarr@...>
 

From what I understand it depends on how much filler is used on the glass-to-glass join at the trailing edge. If none is used, there is quite a lip. However even allowing for that, my elevators may not have been constructed totally accurately as otherwise flipping them over would have been a lot easier.
AF

----- Original Message -----
From: David J. Gall
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, 19 October 2006 11:05
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions


Allan,

I don't think there's supposed to be any curve at all in the GU elevators.
My plans don't show any.

David J. Gall

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]
> On Behalf Of Allan Farr
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:40 PM
> To: Q-LIST@...
> Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions
>
> David,
> The elevators on my GU canard appeared to me to have been put
> on upside down by the original builder as the trailing edge
> curved up. I have gone to alot of trouble flipping them over
> so that the t/e curves down - do you think I should have left
> them as is?
> Allan Farr
> Q2
> P.S. On fast taxi runs with the elevators as they were (t/e
> curved up), the canard didn't want to fly. I need all the
> lift I can get up front, and that is one reason why I flipped
> the elevators over.


Re: Flight characteristics questions

Allan Farr <afarr@...>
 

Will do - I'll let you know when it's done, probably next week before I can get hold of a camera.
Allan

----- Original Message -----
From: Doug Humble
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, 19 October 2006 10:45
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions


Allen - can you take some photos and post them to the photos folder?

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
A Sign Above www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974
----- Original Message -----
From: Allan Farr
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions

David,
The elevators on my GU canard appeared to me to have been put on upside down by the original builder as the trailing edge curved up. I have gone to alot of trouble flipping them over so that the t/e curves down - do you think I should have left them as is?
Allan Farr
Q2
P.S. On fast taxi runs with the elevators as they were (t/e curved up), the canard didn't want to fly. I need all the lift I can get up front, and that is one reason why I flipped the elevators over.

----- Original Message -----
From: david@...
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wednesday, 18 October 2006 13:11
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions

Paul,

Not underneath. On top. It is UNdesirable to have undercambered
elevators on canards. It IS desireable to have a slight REFLEX (reverse
camber near the trailing edge) on the elevators of canard airplanes.
This is one distinct reason that the choice of the LS(1)-0417MOD
airfoil was such a POOR CHOICE for a canard airfoil, despite the fact
that it has been made to work. IIRC, the LS(1) canard was rumored to be
the breaking point between Rutan and the rest of QAC.

David J. Gall

----Original Message----
From: paulbuckley@...
Date: Oct 17, 2006 13:28
To: <Q-LIST@...>
Subj: Re: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions

Dave

As a matter of interest, an old method of achieving trim was to 'dope'
a length of string along the airfoil trailing edge, varying the length
to achieve the desired effect.
Do you think that this method could be used underneath the GU
elevators as an alternative to camber, if only as a temporary
explorative measure?

Paul Buckley
Cheshire
England


Re: Headset

Richard Hole <rickhole@...>
 

Lightspeed is a good unit. Last year while using a friends 3G (which
I liked a lot) the mic boom came loose. I called Lightspeed. The
tech guy told me how to disassemble and fix it, also sent me a
replacement mic and boom free of charge for an out-of-warranty unit.
Try to beat that!


Re: Flight characteristics questions

David J. Gall
 

Allan,

I don't think there's supposed to be any curve at all in the GU elevators.
My plans don't show any.


David J. Gall

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]
On Behalf Of Allan Farr
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:40 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Flight characteristics questions

David,
The elevators on my GU canard appeared to me to have been put
on upside down by the original builder as the trailing edge
curved up. I have gone to alot of trouble flipping them over
so that the t/e curves down - do you think I should have left
them as is?
Allan Farr
Q2
P.S. On fast taxi runs with the elevators as they were (t/e
curved up), the canard didn't want to fly. I need all the
lift I can get up front, and that is one reason why I flipped
the elevators over.