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Re: Flats?

Sam Hoskins <shoskins@...>
 

I think it was Tahlequah, OK and a Stinson.



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From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Mike Perry
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 9:27 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Flats?



Following up on Sam's post:

The California flyer was Richard Shapley who lives about 45 miles from me;
I've spoken to him and also to other local EAA guys who knew him at the
time. He had about 700 hours on his Q200 at the time of the
accident. Here is my understanding of what happened:

Richard either took off from here with a tire leak or developed one en
route to Oshkosh. He hoped to get to Oshkosh and replace the tube before
coming home. At each stop he would pump up the tire before takeoff and it
would be low on landing.

Crossing the Rockies (New Mexico I think) he flew higher than on the
previous legs. On landing the wheel locked up and he slid off the runway
and destroyed the canard. I'm pretty sure he hit a runway light, not an
airplane; otherwise the story is as Sam stated. The local speculation is
that by flying higher he increased the pressure differential so the tube
leaked more, but it may just have been a slowly worsening problem.

Several lessons here:
-- Don't ignore a known problem with landing gear
-- Flats can be a very serious problem

I think Richard could have saved the plane if he had differential braking
(toe or finger brakes), but he had only the plans single handle
brakes. This is of course pure speculation on my part.

Mike Perry

At 01:05 PM 12/31/2006 -0600, Sam wrote:

A flat on a conventional gear IS a major issue. I spend a lot of time
making sure my wheels and brakes are in good condition.

About 10 year back a venerable Q-200 flyer from California had a flat tire
on the way to Oshkosh. I don't remember it was taking off or landing. He
went off the runway and hit a parked aircraft. He was okay, the plane was
totaled.

Sam Hoskins

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Subject: [Q-LIST] Flats?

Greetings, still looking around at which kit I want to get into.
(probably be a while longer you all have to put up with my dumb
questions - with possibly several years of building I want to be
sure I pick the right one).

I thought of a time a year or two ago when I landed a C-172 with a
flat nosewheel tire. I actually did a fast touch and go first and
noticed a definate problem, although I didn't put full weight on the
nose gear. I brought her around again a little nervously (knew I
had a nose gear issue, I knew it wasn't collapsed, but I was not
sure exactly what the problem was) and kept the nose off as long as
possible and landed a little bumpy but with little other issue.

However.... with all the debate about the difficulty of getting
wheels aligned, finger brakes (or other brakes)adjusted, and that it
appears to not be difficult to ground loop one of these beasts, a
flat in Q may be a very major issue.

So, any comments? Anyone ever put a conventional gear Q down with a
flat main wheel? Do you all use any 'extra' tire precautions given
what I assume would be the greater dependance of this wide stance
gear tail dragger aircraft to tire problems?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Brian


Re: Flats?

Mike Perry <dmperry1012@...>
 

Following up on Sam's post:

The California flyer was Richard Shapley who lives about 45 miles from me;
I've spoken to him and also to other local EAA guys who knew him at the
time. He had about 700 hours on his Q200 at the time of the
accident. Here is my understanding of what happened:

Richard either took off from here with a tire leak or developed one en
route to Oshkosh. He hoped to get to Oshkosh and replace the tube before
coming home. At each stop he would pump up the tire before takeoff and it
would be low on landing.

Crossing the Rockies (New Mexico I think) he flew higher than on the
previous legs. On landing the wheel locked up and he slid off the runway
and destroyed the canard. I'm pretty sure he hit a runway light, not an
airplane; otherwise the story is as Sam stated. The local speculation is
that by flying higher he increased the pressure differential so the tube
leaked more, but it may just have been a slowly worsening problem.

Several lessons here:
-- Don't ignore a known problem with landing gear
-- Flats can be a very serious problem

I think Richard could have saved the plane if he had differential braking
(toe or finger brakes), but he had only the plans single handle
brakes. This is of course pure speculation on my part.

Mike Perry

At 01:05 PM 12/31/2006 -0600, Sam wrote:

A flat on a conventional gear IS a major issue. I spend a lot of time
making sure my wheels and brakes are in good condition.

About 10 year back a venerable Q-200 flyer from California had a flat tire
on the way to Oshkosh. I don't remember it was taking off or landing. He
went off the runway and hit a parked aircraft. He was okay, the plane was
totaled.

Sam Hoskins

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bjaphd
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 11:55 AM
To: <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com>Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flats?

Greetings, still looking around at which kit I want to get into.
(probably be a while longer you all have to put up with my dumb
questions - with possibly several years of building I want to be
sure I pick the right one).

I thought of a time a year or two ago when I landed a C-172 with a
flat nosewheel tire. I actually did a fast touch and go first and
noticed a definate problem, although I didn't put full weight on the
nose gear. I brought her around again a little nervously (knew I
had a nose gear issue, I knew it wasn't collapsed, but I was not
sure exactly what the problem was) and kept the nose off as long as
possible and landed a little bumpy but with little other issue.

However.... with all the debate about the difficulty of getting
wheels aligned, finger brakes (or other brakes)adjusted, and that it
appears to not be difficult to ground loop one of these beasts, a
flat in Q may be a very major issue.

So, any comments? Anyone ever put a conventional gear Q down with a
flat main wheel? Do you all use any 'extra' tire precautions given
what I assume would be the greater dependance of this wide stance
gear tail dragger aircraft to tire problems?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Brian


Re: Flats?

Sam Hoskins <shoskins@...>
 

A flat on a conventional gear IS a major issue. I spend a lot of time
making sure my wheels and brakes are in good condition.

About 10 year back a venerable Q-200 flyer from California had a flat tire
on the way to Oshkosh. I don't remember it was taking off or landing. He
went off the runway and hit a parked aircraft. He was okay, the plane was
totaled.



Sam Hoskins



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bjaphd
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 11:55 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flats?



Greetings, still looking around at which kit I want to get into.
(probably be a while longer you all have to put up with my dumb
questions - with possibly several years of building I want to be
sure I pick the right one).

I thought of a time a year or two ago when I landed a C-172 with a
flat nosewheel tire. I actually did a fast touch and go first and
noticed a definate problem, although I didn't put full weight on the
nose gear. I brought her around again a little nervously (knew I
had a nose gear issue, I knew it wasn't collapsed, but I was not
sure exactly what the problem was) and kept the nose off as long as
possible and landed a little bumpy but with little other issue.

However.... with all the debate about the difficulty of getting
wheels aligned, finger brakes (or other brakes)adjusted, and that it
appears to not be difficult to ground loop one of these beasts, a
flat in Q may be a very major issue.

So, any comments? Anyone ever put a conventional gear Q down with a
flat main wheel? Do you all use any 'extra' tire precautions given
what I assume would be the greater dependance of this wide stance
gear tail dragger aircraft to tire problems?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Brian


Re: Flats?

Mike Dwyer <mdwyer@...>
 

A flat in a conventional gear Q is a very bad thing. I keep a close eye on my tire condition and pressure and am careful where I taxi. 1000+ hours and no flat so far. I do carry a spare inner-tube just in case.
Mike Q200


bjaphd wrote:

Greetings, still looking around at which kit I want to get into.
(probably be a while longer you all have to put up with my dumb questions - with possibly several years of building I want to be sure I pick the right one).
I thought of a time a year or two ago when I landed a C-172 with a flat nosewheel tire. I actually did a fast touch and go first and noticed a definate problem, although I didn't put full weight on the nose gear. I brought her around again a little nervously (knew I had a nose gear issue, I knew it wasn't collapsed, but I was not sure exactly what the problem was) and kept the nose off as long as possible and landed a little bumpy but with little other issue.

However.... with all the debate about the difficulty of getting wheels aligned, finger brakes (or other brakes)adjusted, and that it appears to not be difficult to ground loop one of these beasts, a flat in Q may be a very major issue.

So, any comments? Anyone ever put a conventional gear Q down with a flat main wheel? Do you all use any 'extra' tire precautions given what I assume would be the greater dependance of this wide stance gear tail dragger aircraft to tire problems?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Brian



Re: Engine cowling fire protection

Mike Dwyer <mdwyer@...>
 

Sounds like the liquid firewall that was shipped with the original kit. It seemed to work well on the firewall but I would think it would flake off the flexible cowling. I tried it on the exhaust pipes with dismal success. It is still covering my firewall.
Mike Q200

viggenbuilder2 wrote:

Hi All,
Merry Christmas to you.
Under the upper cowling on my Tri, there is the remnants of some white substance which is flaking off, looks something like heavy weight dandruff. I suspect it was a fireproof protective coating in its past life. Does anyone have a similar experience ? The Fibreglass underneath it is in good condition. Is this the remains of a still valid process or is there a new material that is now used, like fibrefrax for example?

Richard Thomson
Tri Q G-BMFN
richard@...


Re: Merry Christmas and a question (as usual)

Mike Dwyer <mdwyer@...>
 

I have roll trim on the ailerons. I used a cheap plastic gearbox mounted just above the aileron reflexer that wraps up a piece of nylon string which connects to two springs that pull against the aileron belcranks. Makes for electric trim that weighs almost nothing and has worked well the last 20 years...
Mike Q200


Sam Hoskins wrote:

Chris,

My roll trim is on the elevator, not the ailerons. I don/t know the setup
that you have. When I was cogitating about this, way back when, I thought
adjusting the ailerons for trim would be ineffective, since they would
balance themselves.

Having said that, I think that Paul Fisher has a very simple roll trim
device which positions the control stick.

Paul?

Sam Hoskins


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chris rayner
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 8:32 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Merry Christmas and a question (as usual)


Sam, congratulations on the "new grandad" and Merry Christmas and have a
great New Year all.
Those little white dotted lines in the "trussnauts" picture looks like it
could be pretty useful... great picture though.

To all, now the festive season is on the way to "over" I'm thinking about
two things for the new year - moving out of my house at the end of January,
to another one I haven't found yet! .. and finishing flight testing the Q.
One thing from the first flight, when roll trim was used on the split
elevator control, to compensate for the single occupant, it affected the
neutral position of the ailerons. It naturally wanted to bank (left I
think). Does anyone know if this is normal or can be corrected by (eg
reducing the strength of the little springs between the elevator control
arms? Or do I have to change the untrimmed position of one elevator so the
left one is more down than the right when untrimmed? I haven't tried with
two on board yet, so maybe it's not a problem then, but it's a bit of effort
to fight the bias with only one person aboard. Any comments please?
Many thanks
Chris Rayner (G-CUIK) ----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Hoskins To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 1:17 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Off Topic - Merry Christmas

Take a look at this view:
http://antwrp.
<http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0612/trussnauts_sts116_big.jpg>
gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0612/trussnauts_sts116_big.jpg

From one of my favorite sites:
http://antwrp. <http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod> gsfc.nasa.gov/apod

Best to you all

Sam Hoskins
New Granddad








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Flats?

bjaphd <bjaphd@...>
 

Greetings, still looking around at which kit I want to get into.
(probably be a while longer you all have to put up with my dumb
questions - with possibly several years of building I want to be
sure I pick the right one).

I thought of a time a year or two ago when I landed a C-172 with a
flat nosewheel tire. I actually did a fast touch and go first and
noticed a definate problem, although I didn't put full weight on the
nose gear. I brought her around again a little nervously (knew I
had a nose gear issue, I knew it wasn't collapsed, but I was not
sure exactly what the problem was) and kept the nose off as long as
possible and landed a little bumpy but with little other issue.

However.... with all the debate about the difficulty of getting
wheels aligned, finger brakes (or other brakes)adjusted, and that it
appears to not be difficult to ground loop one of these beasts, a
flat in Q may be a very major issue.

So, any comments? Anyone ever put a conventional gear Q down with a
flat main wheel? Do you all use any 'extra' tire precautions given
what I assume would be the greater dependance of this wide stance
gear tail dragger aircraft to tire problems?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Brian


FW: Quickie

Ron Triano <rondefly@...>
 

Hey all you quickieites, I just got a email from a friend of mine in
Florida who has a friend that just finished up his Q1, He is looking for
someone who flies Quickies that is near his airport prior to his first
flight, The airport is DeFuniak Springs (54J), Fl Don't know if Mike Gifford
has email but you can get in touch with John Spratt at this address.
<mailto:JohnSpratt@...> JohnSpratt@.... I know nothing about
Florida except that they have big bugs. Please help if you can.



Ron T



Ron Triano

Working on Q200, Sonerai Flying

http://bld01.ipowerweb.com/contentmanagement/websites/rtrianoc/page10.html



From: JohnSpratt@... [mailto:JohnSpratt@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 5:28 PM
To: rondefly@...
Subject: Re: Quickie



Ron,

Thanks. The airport is DeFuniak Springs (54J), Fl. I will pass it on to
Mike Gifford, who has the Quickie.


...and yes, we are enjoying the warm weather. See:
http://seareyadventures.blogspot.com/

Over & out,
John


Re: Roll Trim

Richard Thomson
 

I agree chris, crossed controls tend to catch people out especially
when there is a lot going on, and the left side does seem better for
access to be able to use your other hand to adjust the wheel whilst
holding the stick straight. But are there advantages to keeping it on
the right ?? Is the reaction in the air more natural with it that
side ?

Rich Thomson.
Richard @cloudland.co.uk







--- In Q-LIST@..., "chris rayner" <chris-rayner@...>
wrote:

OK thanks everyone who could help with some advice. When you're new
to these planes (or anything) it's not easy to tell what's
significant and what's not. That's why it's good to have a bunch of
guys who have been there and know what is and what isn't. So my
unknown issue doesn't seem to be much of a problem and I'll probably
live with it, but at least I can now make an informed decision.
Tomorrow I hope to carry out post first flight checks and some more
taxying - if weather's OK.
Incidentally (Richard) I have instructions for fitting the roll
trim turnbuckle and it says "right control rod" which is crossed out
and "left" inserted. I think the only difference is that if you use
the right rod, the adjustment is not "intuitive" as you rotate the
knurled knob left to roll right and vice versa. Which causes the
control arms to run out of movement first is probably more to do with
exactly how it was built/trimmed in the first place. Mine needs about
1/2" left down elevator to trim for one (heavyish at I guess 200lbs)
pilot. I think this is more than some might find, but based on the
advice I received, I won't change anything till flight tests are
completed.
Chris Rayner
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Finley
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 8:30 PM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Roll Trim


I just went and checked mine. Yes, the stick position moves as I
turn the
elevator turnbuckle. I've never noticed this in-flight and don't
believe
that it is an issue.

Jon

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]On
Behalf Of
shoskins@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:23 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Roll Trim

Chris, sounds normal to me. I have mine on the right control rod.
I think
that
makes it work toward a safer system. If I have heavy loads on the
right, I
adjust the right turnbuckle so it shortens the rod length. If you
have the
adjustable rod on the left, adjusting it for heavier loads will
lengthen the
push rod, towards separation.

I haven't really paid attention to whether or not the stick
changes
position.
So to me at least, it's no big deal.
Sam

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Shipping Crate for 0-200

Sam Kittle
 

Could anyone use a Shipping Crate for a 0-200? I have one that I built for
shipping my 0-200 from California to Texas and back to California. The
crate is in excellent condition and I will donate it to anyone who is
willing to pay the shipping to their location. The crate weighs about 75
lbs.



Sam


Re: Flight report

Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
 

Maybe we should change it to Sammy Clause.
HO HO HO


Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q 200 N7868B hours
Luana, IA.

On Dec 27, 2006, at 6:03 PM, shoskins@... wrote:

Naw, due to an overload of Christmas packages to dispense, we are
traveling by
Toyota.
Sam





Re: Flight report

shoskins@...
 

Naw, due to an overload of Christmas packages to dispense, we are traveling by
Toyota.
Sam


Photo of New Zealand

Kerri & Mark <ksm@...>
 

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all.
In reply to Allan Farr's coment I thourght it looked like Nz, I also hope to be flight testing over a patch of the south Island in the new year with My Q1

Mark Fitzgerald
Timaru NZ


Re: Flight report

Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
 

Sam
Do you have your plane there?
There is a builder there that has asked my help. I told him to get in
touch with Bruce. He has a super quickie, and wants a ride and some
help.
Let me know.
Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q 200 N7868B 43.7 hours
Luana, IA.

On Dec 27, 2006, at 11:08 AM, shoskins@... wrote:

Kevin, I'll be in Topeka the next couple days. You should fly down
to TOP and
say hi!
Congratulations!
Sam Hoskins





Re: Roll Trim

chris rayner <chris-rayner@...>
 

OK thanks everyone who could help with some advice. When you're new to these planes (or anything) it's not easy to tell what's significant and what's not. That's why it's good to have a bunch of guys who have been there and know what is and what isn't. So my unknown issue doesn't seem to be much of a problem and I'll probably live with it, but at least I can now make an informed decision. Tomorrow I hope to carry out post first flight checks and some more taxying - if weather's OK.
Incidentally (Richard) I have instructions for fitting the roll trim turnbuckle and it says "right control rod" which is crossed out and "left" inserted. I think the only difference is that if you use the right rod, the adjustment is not "intuitive" as you rotate the knurled knob left to roll right and vice versa. Which causes the control arms to run out of movement first is probably more to do with exactly how it was built/trimmed in the first place. Mine needs about 1/2" left down elevator to trim for one (heavyish at I guess 200lbs) pilot. I think this is more than some might find, but based on the advice I received, I won't change anything till flight tests are completed.
Chris Rayner

----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Finley
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 8:30 PM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Roll Trim


I just went and checked mine. Yes, the stick position moves as I turn the
elevator turnbuckle. I've never noticed this in-flight and don't believe
that it is an issue.

Jon

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]On Behalf Of
shoskins@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:23 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Roll Trim

Chris, sounds normal to me. I have mine on the right control rod. I think
that
makes it work toward a safer system. If I have heavy loads on the right, I
adjust the right turnbuckle so it shortens the rod length. If you have the
adjustable rod on the left, adjusting it for heavier loads will lengthen the
push rod, towards separation.

I haven't really paid attention to whether or not the stick changes
position.
So to me at least, it's no big deal.
Sam



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Re: Merry Christmas and a question (as usual)

Jon Finley <jon@...>
 

Other than the changing the direction one might need to turn the thumb wheel
to roll right versus left, I cannot think of a reason why one side wouldn't
work as well as the other.

Maybe there is a discussion to be had about which elevator hits the down
limit stop first but that sounds like REALLY over-thinking the setup.

Jon

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]On Behalf Of
Richard Thomson
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 1:14 PM
To: Q-LIST
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Merry Christmas and a question (as usual)


Hi Guys,
So does it matter which Elevator pushrod the thumb wheel resides in ? Mine
is on the Right one.

Richard Thomson
Weston s Mare , UK
Tri-Q G-BMFN
richard@...



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Re: Roll Trim

Jon Finley <jon@...>
 

I just went and checked mine. Yes, the stick position moves as I turn the
elevator turnbuckle. I've never noticed this in-flight and don't believe
that it is an issue.

Jon

-----Original Message-----
From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...]On Behalf Of
shoskins@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:23 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Roll Trim


Chris, sounds normal to me. I have mine on the right control rod. I think
that
makes it work toward a safer system. If I have heavy loads on the right, I
adjust the right turnbuckle so it shortens the rod length. If you have the
adjustable rod on the left, adjusting it for heavier loads will lengthen the
push rod, towards separation.

I haven't really paid attention to whether or not the stick changes
position.
So to me at least, it's no big deal.
Sam










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Re: Merry Christmas and a question (as usual)

Richard Thomson
 

Hi Guys,
So does it matter which Elevator pushrod the thumb wheel resides in ? Mine
is on the Right one.

Richard Thomson
Weston s Mare , UK
Tri-Q G-BMFN
richard@...


Re: Flight report

raoborg@...
 

Thank you for all these reports Kevin, they are very well received and instructional to anyone working to finish the Q2. Happy new year and great sky ahead. Raoul

--- trumanst@... wrote:

From: Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
To: Q-LIST <Q-LIST@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight report
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 20:05:22 -0600

26 Dec 06
Todays flight was to get finished with the flight testing. Added 14
pounds in the PAX seat to bring it up to max weight. Max being, 170#
pilot, 214# PAX, 40# baggage, 30# fuel header, 99# fuel Main, leaves
747# empty weight.
Added the 14 pounds of weight to the PAX seat. Probably went over the
weight some, due to all the duct tape needed to secure the bags. TO
on 17 was with wind from 260 at 10. Everything went well. Climb to
altitude for pitch bucks. Normal. I did not do more climb and
descents, as I think I have those numbers nailed down.
The rest of the tests proceeded by landing, adding fuel, adding 10#
in the baggage area, TO, climb, pitch buck power on and off, landing,
adding fuel, doing it all over again. Got to gross and flew around
some to feel the plane at gross. The biggest lesson learned, how much
different the reflexor settings are at higher weights. The plane
would be a bear to fly without a reflexor or T Tail. ( I have not
flown with a T tail but gather that it trims somewhat the same)
It hardly seems possible, but I am free to roam the country!!!
This will end the flight reports. Next I may write about the places I
go.
Thanks to all who helped in any way, you know who you are.
Keep building!! It's great fun.

Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q 200 N7868B 43.7 hours
Luana, IA.










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Re: Roll Trim

shoskins@...
 

Chris, sounds normal to me. I have mine on the right control rod. I think that
makes it work toward a safer system. If I have heavy loads on the right, I
adjust the right turnbuckle so it shortens the rod length. If you have the
adjustable rod on the left, adjusting it for heavier loads will lengthen the
push rod, towards separation.

I haven't really paid attention to whether or not the stick changes position.
So to me at least, it's no big deal.
Sam