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Re: Damian Gregory

Jim Patillo
 

Ron,

I talked with Phil a couple days ago and was saddened to learn of
Damian's passing.

I was saddened but prefer to remember "Batman" as an interesting
character that had a good time and did what he wanted. When I first
met Damian I believed him to be somewhat of a kook. I thought he was
either totally full of shit or he was a very smart fellow. As it
turned out he was the latter. A couple of things I remember about him;

The first time I took him for a hot lap in my Q was at Jean last
year. As you know, Damian was a tall fella, so once we got him
stuffed into the plane and shut the lid we were on our way. From the
first 360 degree roll I could tell he was in airplane heaven. He flew
the plane around the area for awhile and began getting a grin on his
face that lasted for the next couple for days. He thanked me several
times afterward and I really appreciated that. I thought that ride
really inspired him to move forward with his project. Then he got ill
again and things slowed.

I saw him again last year at our flyin in LVK. The year before I
fried a turkey for the group and Damian made me promise to do it
again in 2006. He spent most of his afternoon eating fried turkey,
telling me how good it was and telling war stories as he was prone to
do. We were both Viet Nam Vets and saw a lot of action there, so in
talking to him, I knew he knew the story and had paid his dues. I
still wonder if the agent orange we were exposed to caused his
cancer?

Ron you are right! He was a good friend to you and many others. I
will miss "Batman" too.

Regards,

Jim Patillo





--- In Q-LIST@..., "Ron Weiss" <ronweiss4@...> wrote:

--So long Batman....I know he liked that name. I never liked Robin
but, he was taller and probably looks better in tights! Since
Damian
had his neck surgery some months back I've been laying low and
taking some time off from my Q. I logged on to this website for
the
first time in quite a while and am swamped by tradedgy! I'm real
sorry to hear about Dave. Our family is truly suffering and I wish
all will get through with plesant thoughts of our friends who have
passed and the new ones we'll have in the future. My feelings about
Damian's passing are ambivilent. I believe if he wasen't so smart,
he might still be with us. Please don't judge me on this, just hear
me out. I'm more concerned about all of us in the future! My
experience in life dictates to let the professionals do their jobs!
We're all educated in different fields so that we can help
eachother
when our expetise is needed. After Damian's neck surgery he had
trouble swallowing. He had assumed the Doctor overperferated his
throat. He learned a few 'Doctor' terms and instead of asking what
was wrong....he diagnosed himself. Upon speaking with his
physician.
The Doctor replied sarcasticly....'how many years of medical school
did you go to?' I know this because I was there!I don't know in the
end whose to blame about this communication gap? but, somebody
missed something that should have been caught.... and my friends
dead! What I loved most about Damian was his intellegence and
willingness to share it with anyone!What I hated about Damian was
his intellegence and his desperate need to prove it to everybody!
For the short time I knew him we had a love/hate relationship! I
loved the fact He helped me to construct my plane correctly and
hated being yelled at and called stupid in the process! But, most
of
all,I loved talking about airplanes with him for hours on end. For
all his insecurities, he just wanted people to appreciate his
knowledge and abilities. He did a great deal for me and I thank him
for that! After surgery I made sure he was taken care of and if he
needed something I'd try to make him comfortable. I'll Miss him and
will wish he could see my Bird take its first flight! He kept on
talking about how much time we had to get it right! I wish he was
in
a little more of a hurry....but, those who knew him could confirm
he
wasen't ever rushed! Thanks for being there Pal, I feel cheated we
lost you so young....Ron (Robin nomore). I guess I'll have to come
up with a new nickname? It just dosen't sound right without you!
- In Q-LIST@..., "Doug Humble" <hawkidoug@> wrote:

I was thinking about the "threes" just after Dave passed. I just
knew I was going to get a call or an email about another Q
accident.
In a warped way, I'm relieved that the third wasn't an accident.

I also found Damian to be an interesting fellow. I was in contact
with him when he purchased the Q2 molds and thought they had found
a
good home. I thought he had been awfully quite on the list for
quite
some time. Now I know why.

His family will be in my prayers.

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
A Sign Above www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory


They say things happen in "threes". I am sorry to here of
Domains passing. I talked to him awhile back about transporting a
Q.
He was a wealth of knowledge. With the events of the last month I
think a lot of us are looking at what are REALLY the important
things in our lives, and taking each day as a gift, because no one
really knows how many they have left. My condolences to his friends
and family.

Steve Ham

----- Original Message -----
From: britmcman@
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a fellow
Q
enthusiast, Damian Gregory. Damian passed on Friday, March 16
in
the care of his
family and had suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He was a
Vietnam
war veteran,
mechanical engineer, composites engineer, motorcycle mechanic
to
the Stars, and
a dreamer / inventor.

I first met Damian over a telephone conversation and I quickly
surmised that
he was either a great teller of stories (Liar) or one of the
most talented
people on earth. After meeting him in person and seeing some of
the fruits of
his accomplishments I chose to believe the latter. He truly was
a brilliant
mind, somewhat eccentric, and always engaging in conversation.
I
and many
others loved him as a colleague, an intellectual mentor, and a
brother.

Not everybody on this Q-List has the honor of having a nick-
name. Damian
was known as "Batman" to many of us, always accompanied at
group
events by
non-other than one of his best friends, Ron Weiss, who, through
the association
was named "Robin". I spoke with Ron this evening and he
consented to my
putting out this note to the List.

Damian was attempting to rebuild a Q-200 project with broken
canard and very
damaged engine. He and Ron went about to the California and
Nevada events
over the last few years where their combined presence was
always
known and
enjoyed. One thing lead to another and Damian and Ron ended up
making one of
those memorable cross country road trips to pick up a great
deal
on a Tri-Q for
Ron. Ron will write a book on this subject and you should be
able to buy it
at Barnes and Noble soon. It was one of those kinds of road
trips.

Damian is survived by a daughter who is now holding the great
responsibility
of settling her father's estate. Among the personal possessions
aside from
his Q-200 project are Harley Davidson motorcycles and related
articles, and
an array of machine tools, lathes, and related machine shop
items. Lastly,
Damian came into the possession of what are represented as the
Q-
2 fuselage
forms. It would be fitting if someone were interested in
preserving these molds.

I will be speaking with Damian's daughter on Monday, March 26
and I plan on
meeting her at Damian's place in Los Angeles, CA some time
later
that week.

With deepest sympathy,

Phil Lankford

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Re: Damian Gregory

Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...>
 

Saddened again to hear of yet another passing.
I met Damian at the Livermore fly in last August.
He was quite a "dude"!
Our sympathy and prayers to his family and friends.

Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q 200 N7868B 48.6 hours
Luana, IA.


Re: Damian Gregory

Doug Humble <hawkidoug@...>
 

Wow Ron, you were Robin!

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
A Sign Above www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Weiss
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 4:04 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Damian Gregory


--So long Batman....I know he liked that name. I never liked Robin
but, he was taller and probably looks better in tights! Since Damian
had his neck surgery some months back I've been laying low and
taking some time off from my Q. I logged on to this website for the
first time in quite a while and am swamped by tradedgy! I'm real
sorry to hear about Dave. Our family is truly suffering and I wish
all will get through with plesant thoughts of our friends who have
passed and the new ones we'll have in the future. My feelings about
Damian's passing are ambivilent. I believe if he wasen't so smart,
he might still be with us. Please don't judge me on this, just hear
me out. I'm more concerned about all of us in the future! My
experience in life dictates to let the professionals do their jobs!
We're all educated in different fields so that we can help eachother
when our expetise is needed. After Damian's neck surgery he had
trouble swallowing. He had assumed the Doctor overperferated his
throat. He learned a few 'Doctor' terms and instead of asking what
was wrong....he diagnosed himself. Upon speaking with his physician.
The Doctor replied sarcasticly....'how many years of medical school
did you go to?' I know this because I was there!I don't know in the
end whose to blame about this communication gap? but, somebody
missed something that should have been caught.... and my friends
dead! What I loved most about Damian was his intellegence and
willingness to share it with anyone!What I hated about Damian was
his intellegence and his desperate need to prove it to everybody!
For the short time I knew him we had a love/hate relationship! I
loved the fact He helped me to construct my plane correctly and
hated being yelled at and called stupid in the process! But, most of
all,I loved talking about airplanes with him for hours on end. For
all his insecurities, he just wanted people to appreciate his
knowledge and abilities. He did a great deal for me and I thank him
for that! After surgery I made sure he was taken care of and if he
needed something I'd try to make him comfortable. I'll Miss him and
will wish he could see my Bird take its first flight! He kept on
talking about how much time we had to get it right! I wish he was in
a little more of a hurry....but, those who knew him could confirm he
wasen't ever rushed! Thanks for being there Pal, I feel cheated we
lost you so young....Ron (Robin nomore). I guess I'll have to come
up with a new nickname? It just dosen't sound right without you!
- In Q-LIST@..., "Doug Humble" <hawkidoug@...> wrote:
>
> I was thinking about the "threes" just after Dave passed. I just
knew I was going to get a call or an email about another Q accident.
In a warped way, I'm relieved that the third wasn't an accident.
>
> I also found Damian to be an interesting fellow. I was in contact
with him when he purchased the Q2 molds and thought they had found a
good home. I thought he had been awfully quite on the list for quite
some time. Now I know why.
>
> His family will be in my prayers.
>
> Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
> A Sign Above www.asignabove.net
> Omaha NE
> N25974
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Steve
> To: Q-LIST@...
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory
>
>
> They say things happen in "threes". I am sorry to here of
Domains passing. I talked to him awhile back about transporting a Q.
He was a wealth of knowledge. With the events of the last month I
think a lot of us are looking at what are REALLY the important
things in our lives, and taking each day as a gift, because no one
really knows how many they have left. My condolences to his friends
and family.
>
> Steve Ham
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: britmcman@...
> To: Q-LIST@...
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory
>
> It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a fellow
Q
> enthusiast, Damian Gregory. Damian passed on Friday, March 16 in
the care of his
> family and had suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He was a Vietnam
war veteran,
> mechanical engineer, composites engineer, motorcycle mechanic to
the Stars, and
> a dreamer / inventor.
>
> I first met Damian over a telephone conversation and I quickly
surmised that
> he was either a great teller of stories (Liar) or one of the
most talented
> people on earth. After meeting him in person and seeing some of
the fruits of
> his accomplishments I chose to believe the latter. He truly was
a brilliant
> mind, somewhat eccentric, and always engaging in conversation. I
and many
> others loved him as a colleague, an intellectual mentor, and a
brother.
>
> Not everybody on this Q-List has the honor of having a nick-
name. Damian
> was known as "Batman" to many of us, always accompanied at group
events by
> non-other than one of his best friends, Ron Weiss, who, through
the association
> was named "Robin". I spoke with Ron this evening and he
consented to my
> putting out this note to the List.
>
> Damian was attempting to rebuild a Q-200 project with broken
canard and very
> damaged engine. He and Ron went about to the California and
Nevada events
> over the last few years where their combined presence was always
known and
> enjoyed. One thing lead to another and Damian and Ron ended up
making one of
> those memorable cross country road trips to pick up a great deal
on a Tri-Q for
> Ron. Ron will write a book on this subject and you should be
able to buy it
> at Barnes and Noble soon. It was one of those kinds of road
trips.
>
> Damian is survived by a daughter who is now holding the great
responsibility
> of settling her father's estate. Among the personal possessions
aside from
> his Q-200 project are Harley Davidson motorcycles and related
articles, and
> an array of machine tools, lathes, and related machine shop
items. Lastly,
> Damian came into the possession of what are represented as the Q-
2 fuselage
> forms. It would be fitting if someone were interested in
preserving these molds.
>
> I will be speaking with Damian's daughter on Monday, March 26
and I plan on
> meeting her at Damian's place in Los Angeles, CA some time later
that week.
>
> With deepest sympathy,
>
> Phil Lankford
>
> ************************************** AOL now offers free email
to everyone.
> Find out more about what's free from AOL at http://www.aol.com.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Damian Gregory

Ron Weiss <ronweiss4@...>
 

--So long Batman....I know he liked that name. I never liked Robin
but, he was taller and probably looks better in tights! Since Damian
had his neck surgery some months back I've been laying low and
taking some time off from my Q. I logged on to this website for the
first time in quite a while and am swamped by tradedgy! I'm real
sorry to hear about Dave. Our family is truly suffering and I wish
all will get through with plesant thoughts of our friends who have
passed and the new ones we'll have in the future. My feelings about
Damian's passing are ambivilent. I believe if he wasen't so smart,
he might still be with us. Please don't judge me on this, just hear
me out. I'm more concerned about all of us in the future! My
experience in life dictates to let the professionals do their jobs!
We're all educated in different fields so that we can help eachother
when our expetise is needed. After Damian's neck surgery he had
trouble swallowing. He had assumed the Doctor overperferated his
throat. He learned a few 'Doctor' terms and instead of asking what
was wrong....he diagnosed himself. Upon speaking with his physician.
The Doctor replied sarcasticly....'how many years of medical school
did you go to?' I know this because I was there!I don't know in the
end whose to blame about this communication gap? but, somebody
missed something that should have been caught.... and my friends
dead! What I loved most about Damian was his intellegence and
willingness to share it with anyone!What I hated about Damian was
his intellegence and his desperate need to prove it to everybody!
For the short time I knew him we had a love/hate relationship! I
loved the fact He helped me to construct my plane correctly and
hated being yelled at and called stupid in the process! But, most of
all,I loved talking about airplanes with him for hours on end. For
all his insecurities, he just wanted people to appreciate his
knowledge and abilities. He did a great deal for me and I thank him
for that! After surgery I made sure he was taken care of and if he
needed something I'd try to make him comfortable. I'll Miss him and
will wish he could see my Bird take its first flight! He kept on
talking about how much time we had to get it right! I wish he was in
a little more of a hurry....but, those who knew him could confirm he
wasen't ever rushed! Thanks for being there Pal, I feel cheated we
lost you so young....Ron (Robin nomore). I guess I'll have to come
up with a new nickname? It just dosen't sound right without you!
- In Q-LIST@..., "Doug Humble" <hawkidoug@...> wrote:

I was thinking about the "threes" just after Dave passed. I just
knew I was going to get a call or an email about another Q accident.
In a warped way, I'm relieved that the third wasn't an accident.

I also found Damian to be an interesting fellow. I was in contact
with him when he purchased the Q2 molds and thought they had found a
good home. I thought he had been awfully quite on the list for quite
some time. Now I know why.

His family will be in my prayers.

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
A Sign Above www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory


They say things happen in "threes". I am sorry to here of
Domains passing. I talked to him awhile back about transporting a Q.
He was a wealth of knowledge. With the events of the last month I
think a lot of us are looking at what are REALLY the important
things in our lives, and taking each day as a gift, because no one
really knows how many they have left. My condolences to his friends
and family.

Steve Ham

----- Original Message -----
From: britmcman@...
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a fellow
Q
enthusiast, Damian Gregory. Damian passed on Friday, March 16 in
the care of his
family and had suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He was a Vietnam
war veteran,
mechanical engineer, composites engineer, motorcycle mechanic to
the Stars, and
a dreamer / inventor.

I first met Damian over a telephone conversation and I quickly
surmised that
he was either a great teller of stories (Liar) or one of the
most talented
people on earth. After meeting him in person and seeing some of
the fruits of
his accomplishments I chose to believe the latter. He truly was
a brilliant
mind, somewhat eccentric, and always engaging in conversation. I
and many
others loved him as a colleague, an intellectual mentor, and a
brother.

Not everybody on this Q-List has the honor of having a nick-
name. Damian
was known as "Batman" to many of us, always accompanied at group
events by
non-other than one of his best friends, Ron Weiss, who, through
the association
was named "Robin". I spoke with Ron this evening and he
consented to my
putting out this note to the List.

Damian was attempting to rebuild a Q-200 project with broken
canard and very
damaged engine. He and Ron went about to the California and
Nevada events
over the last few years where their combined presence was always
known and
enjoyed. One thing lead to another and Damian and Ron ended up
making one of
those memorable cross country road trips to pick up a great deal
on a Tri-Q for
Ron. Ron will write a book on this subject and you should be
able to buy it
at Barnes and Noble soon. It was one of those kinds of road
trips.

Damian is survived by a daughter who is now holding the great
responsibility
of settling her father's estate. Among the personal possessions
aside from
his Q-200 project are Harley Davidson motorcycles and related
articles, and
an array of machine tools, lathes, and related machine shop
items. Lastly,
Damian came into the possession of what are represented as the Q-
2 fuselage
forms. It would be fitting if someone were interested in
preserving these molds.

I will be speaking with Damian's daughter on Monday, March 26
and I plan on
meeting her at Damian's place in Los Angeles, CA some time later
that week.

With deepest sympathy,

Phil Lankford

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to everyone.
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Re: Damian Gregory

Doug Humble <hawkidoug@...>
 

I was thinking about the "threes" just after Dave passed. I just knew I was going to get a call or an email about another Q accident. In a warped way, I'm relieved that the third wasn't an accident.

I also found Damian to be an interesting fellow. I was in contact with him when he purchased the Q2 molds and thought they had found a good home. I thought he had been awfully quite on the list for quite some time. Now I know why.

His family will be in my prayers.

Doug "Hawkeye" Humble
A Sign Above www.asignabove.net
Omaha NE
N25974

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory


They say things happen in "threes". I am sorry to here of Domains passing. I talked to him awhile back about transporting a Q. He was a wealth of knowledge. With the events of the last month I think a lot of us are looking at what are REALLY the important things in our lives, and taking each day as a gift, because no one really knows how many they have left. My condolences to his friends and family.

Steve Ham

----- Original Message -----
From: britmcman@...
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a fellow Q
enthusiast, Damian Gregory. Damian passed on Friday, March 16 in the care of his
family and had suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He was a Vietnam war veteran,
mechanical engineer, composites engineer, motorcycle mechanic to the Stars, and
a dreamer / inventor.

I first met Damian over a telephone conversation and I quickly surmised that
he was either a great teller of stories (Liar) or one of the most talented
people on earth. After meeting him in person and seeing some of the fruits of
his accomplishments I chose to believe the latter. He truly was a brilliant
mind, somewhat eccentric, and always engaging in conversation. I and many
others loved him as a colleague, an intellectual mentor, and a brother.

Not everybody on this Q-List has the honor of having a nick-name. Damian
was known as "Batman" to many of us, always accompanied at group events by
non-other than one of his best friends, Ron Weiss, who, through the association
was named "Robin". I spoke with Ron this evening and he consented to my
putting out this note to the List.

Damian was attempting to rebuild a Q-200 project with broken canard and very
damaged engine. He and Ron went about to the California and Nevada events
over the last few years where their combined presence was always known and
enjoyed. One thing lead to another and Damian and Ron ended up making one of
those memorable cross country road trips to pick up a great deal on a Tri-Q for
Ron. Ron will write a book on this subject and you should be able to buy it
at Barnes and Noble soon. It was one of those kinds of road trips.

Damian is survived by a daughter who is now holding the great responsibility
of settling her father's estate. Among the personal possessions aside from
his Q-200 project are Harley Davidson motorcycles and related articles, and
an array of machine tools, lathes, and related machine shop items. Lastly,
Damian came into the possession of what are represented as the Q-2 fuselage
forms. It would be fitting if someone were interested in preserving these molds.

I will be speaking with Damian's daughter on Monday, March 26 and I plan on
meeting her at Damian's place in Los Angeles, CA some time later that week.

With deepest sympathy,

Phil Lankford

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Re: Awful News+Dave Richardson

Keith Welsh <kfly@...>
 

One Q attendee not mentioned was Joseph Snow and his wife who was there on Saturday as well.
Terry and I got to visit with him quite a while.
Jim, I share your sentiment that Susie seems to be holding up well, very strong. She was so grateful to see some from the Q family there on Saturday. Terry and I got there at the start before the line got long and received a catch all hug from her which is typical. They finally had to move us along as we were taking up to much time, so much to talk about. She and Dave really love the Q family. The service ended with a very nice prayer from their minister, from there I can't say much, just to tough.
Dave was accomplished in a few areas most don't know about like a fantastic base gutiar player, weekend camper and community servant to his church. His dad was especially proud of the fact that he got a ride in Dave's Tri-Q.
What a great memory to have.

Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: JMasal@...
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Awful News+Dave Richardson


Spent Sunday with Susie Richardson at Stow near Akron. Ceremonies were
teary. D&S were VERY involved with their Presbyterian church. Susie will have lots
of help and comfort with this. She is doing well and was proud to show me a
stack of cards she got... some from you guys. Thanks. Terry and Keith were
able to drive in for the Saturday events to represent Q guys as well. They were
involved with QBA as much as church.

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Re: Damian Gregory

Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>
 

I met Damian at Sam's flyin on the Southern Illinois airport. I thought it was quite impressive that he flew all the way from California to participate. Damian offered some very interesting ideas regarding Q2 construction issues. I remember his offering additional thoughts on the Q-list. I found his comments quite interesting and made it a point to read anything he wrote. I am saddened by his passing and our loss as a thoughtful contributor to Q discussions.

Joseph

britmcman@... wrote:
It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a fellow Q
enthusiast, Damian Gregory. Damian passed on Friday, March 16 in the care of his
family and had suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He was a Vietnam war veteran,
mechanical engineer, composites engineer, motorcycle mechanic to the Stars, and
a dreamer / inventor.

I first met Damian over a telephone conversation and I quickly surmised that
he was either a great teller of stories (Liar) or one of the most talented
people on earth. After meeting him in person and seeing some of the fruits of
his accomplishments I chose to believe the latter. He truly was a brilliant
mind, somewhat eccentric, and always engaging in conversation. I and many
others loved him as a colleague, an intellectual mentor, and a brother.

Not everybody on this Q-List has the honor of having a nick-name. Damian
was known as "Batman" to many of us, always accompanied at group events by
non-other than one of his best friends, Ron Weiss, who, through the association
was named "Robin". I spoke with Ron this evening and he consented to my
putting out this note to the List.

Damian was attempting to rebuild a Q-200 project with broken canard and very
damaged engine. He and Ron went about to the California and Nevada events
over the last few years where their combined presence was always known and
enjoyed. One thing lead to another and Damian and Ron ended up making one of
those memorable cross country road trips to pick up a great deal on a Tri-Q for
Ron. Ron will write a book on this subject and you should be able to buy it
at Barnes and Noble soon. It was one of those kinds of road trips.

Damian is survived by a daughter who is now holding the great responsibility
of settling her father's estate. Among the personal possessions aside from
his Q-200 project are Harley Davidson motorcycles and related articles, and
an array of machine tools, lathes, and related machine shop items. Lastly,
Damian came into the possession of what are represented as the Q-2 fuselage
forms. It would be fitting if someone were interested in preserving these molds.

I will be speaking with Damian's daughter on Monday, March 26 and I plan on
meeting her at Damian's place in Los Angeles, CA some time later that week.

With deepest sympathy,

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Re: Damian Gregory

Steve <sham@...>
 

They say things happen in "threes". I am sorry to here of Domains passing. I talked to him awhile back about transporting a Q. He was a wealth of knowledge. With the events of the last month I think a lot of us are looking at what are REALLY the important things in our lives, and taking each day as a gift, because no one really knows how many they have left. My condolences to his friends and family.

Steve Ham

----- Original Message -----
From: britmcman@...
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Damian Gregory


It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a fellow Q
enthusiast, Damian Gregory. Damian passed on Friday, March 16 in the care of his
family and had suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He was a Vietnam war veteran,
mechanical engineer, composites engineer, motorcycle mechanic to the Stars, and
a dreamer / inventor.

I first met Damian over a telephone conversation and I quickly surmised that
he was either a great teller of stories (Liar) or one of the most talented
people on earth. After meeting him in person and seeing some of the fruits of
his accomplishments I chose to believe the latter. He truly was a brilliant
mind, somewhat eccentric, and always engaging in conversation. I and many
others loved him as a colleague, an intellectual mentor, and a brother.

Not everybody on this Q-List has the honor of having a nick-name. Damian
was known as "Batman" to many of us, always accompanied at group events by
non-other than one of his best friends, Ron Weiss, who, through the association
was named "Robin". I spoke with Ron this evening and he consented to my
putting out this note to the List.

Damian was attempting to rebuild a Q-200 project with broken canard and very
damaged engine. He and Ron went about to the California and Nevada events
over the last few years where their combined presence was always known and
enjoyed. One thing lead to another and Damian and Ron ended up making one of
those memorable cross country road trips to pick up a great deal on a Tri-Q for
Ron. Ron will write a book on this subject and you should be able to buy it
at Barnes and Noble soon. It was one of those kinds of road trips.

Damian is survived by a daughter who is now holding the great responsibility
of settling her father's estate. Among the personal possessions aside from
his Q-200 project are Harley Davidson motorcycles and related articles, and
an array of machine tools, lathes, and related machine shop items. Lastly,
Damian came into the possession of what are represented as the Q-2 fuselage
forms. It would be fitting if someone were interested in preserving these molds.

I will be speaking with Damian's daughter on Monday, March 26 and I plan on
meeting her at Damian's place in Los Angeles, CA some time later that week.

With deepest sympathy,

Phil Lankford






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Re: Damian Gregory

britmcman99
 

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of a fellow Q
enthusiast, Damian Gregory. Damian passed on Friday, March 16 in the care of his
family and had suffered from Esophageal Cancer. He was a Vietnam war veteran,
mechanical engineer, composites engineer, motorcycle mechanic to the Stars, and
a dreamer / inventor.

I first met Damian over a telephone conversation and I quickly surmised that
he was either a great teller of stories (Liar) or one of the most talented
people on earth. After meeting him in person and seeing some of the fruits of
his accomplishments I chose to believe the latter. He truly was a brilliant
mind, somewhat eccentric, and always engaging in conversation. I and many
others loved him as a colleague, an intellectual mentor, and a brother.

Not everybody on this Q-List has the honor of having a nick-name. Damian
was known as "Batman" to many of us, always accompanied at group events by
non-other than one of his best friends, Ron Weiss, who, through the association
was named "Robin". I spoke with Ron this evening and he consented to my
putting out this note to the List.

Damian was attempting to rebuild a Q-200 project with broken canard and very
damaged engine. He and Ron went about to the California and Nevada events
over the last few years where their combined presence was always known and
enjoyed. One thing lead to another and Damian and Ron ended up making one of
those memorable cross country road trips to pick up a great deal on a Tri-Q for
Ron. Ron will write a book on this subject and you should be able to buy it
at Barnes and Noble soon. It was one of those kinds of road trips.

Damian is survived by a daughter who is now holding the great responsibility
of settling her father's estate. Among the personal possessions aside from
his Q-200 project are Harley Davidson motorcycles and related articles, and
an array of machine tools, lathes, and related machine shop items. Lastly,
Damian came into the possession of what are represented as the Q-2 fuselage
forms. It would be fitting if someone were interested in preserving these molds.

I will be speaking with Damian's daughter on Monday, March 26 and I plan on
meeting her at Damian's place in Los Angeles, CA some time later that week.

With deepest sympathy,

Phil Lankford








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Re: Lane Wallace

Jim Patillo
 

Earnest,

I saw Lane at the airport a few weeks back. The photo she and Jeff
took of the airport is pretty nice. A couple more months of this lush
green stuff and we're back to being the Golden State once again.

She probably would be a good person to invite to the flyin. Maybe I
can talk to Jeff and Jeff can talk to her and well you know, give her
an invite. Thanks for thinking of us.

Jim P.

--- In Q-LIST@..., MartinErni@... wrote:

Livermore troop,
Lane Wallace of Flying magazine has a nice picture of your
airport in
the April issue. I think Livermore is her home base. Has anyone
met her? She
seems like a real down to earth airport bum. Maybe you should
invite her over
at the next T/W fly in.
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A few typos...

Patrick Panzera <panzera@...>
 

<snip>

There seems to be some confusion over the event being held at Jean NV next
month, formerly held at Laughlin, NV, and before that, Avra Valley AZ, and
although I'm not certain, probably traces it's roots back to Rex Taylor
and
Elyo AZ.
^^^^
Eloy


<snip>

So anyhow, I just read the current issue of the Dragonfly newsletter,
where
the editor was kind enough to "advertise" the CONTACT! Magazine event, but
in doing so, he inadvertently wrote that it was, "formally the Mountain
^^^^^^^^
formerly
<snip>


I'm sure there are a few more, but these were the most glaring when I
re-read it after posting.

Sorry.

Pat


Re: Awful News+Dave Richardson

Richard Hole <rickhole@...>
 

It is great to hear you were able to attend and in a way to represent
us all to Dave's family.


Aerocarb

Peter Harris <peterjfharris@...>
 

Hi,

Does anyone have experience with the Aerocarb?

Sam did you go ahead with this carb?

Regards

Peter H


Re: Quickie in New Mexico?

Mike Perry <dmperry1012@...>
 

Wes:

Very well said. It takes a lot of time to understand exactly what needs to
be done, let alone do it.

Mike Perry

(I still hope to finish my project, but not on my current work schedule.)

At 05:16 PM 3/21/2007 +0000, you wrote:

As someone who bought a flying Q200 two years ago and still haven't
flown, I would strongly recommend your going and talking to
owner/builders. It will save you a lot of time considering things.
(At the Livermore California fly-in last year, someone drove all the
way from Utah.)

These are wonderful planes, but you need to understand the kind of
commitment that is required to build and fly them. There is no manual
for maintenance, parts, owners, or pilots; getting something wrong can
cost you a lot of time, and it will take a lot of time just to find
out what's right, no less to do it. It's key to find people who
actually know what they're talking about, who you can trust, and who
make the time to answer your questions. You will need to establish
yourself with them, so they know they won't be wasting time mentoring
you. At a fly-in you can see the plane, ask your questions, find out
what people think, and build relationships.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "Oh, I can get a cool
flying plane for $15,000!" The money is nothing compared to the time.
It's even worse if, like many builders, you invest a ton of time but
don't get in the air. (If you don't have time to drive to the fly-in,
you almost certainly don't have time to build or maintain :)

Wes


Re: Quickie in New Mexico?

Wesley Hebert
 

I guess I should have been more clear, I'm really only looking into
buying a flying airplane (and yes, I've been around the aviation
community enough that "flying" doesn't always mean flying. If I'm
going to build an airplane, I'm going to wait a couple years. I
realize that popping up and asking a bunch of peole I've never met
before for a ride in their airplane probably isn't the way to get a
flight, but I'd really like to see how it flies before I put the
effort into researching, buying or building one.


--- In Q-LIST@..., "wesisberg" <wes@...> wrote:

As someone who bought a flying Q200 two years ago and still haven't
flown, I would strongly recommend your going and talking to
owner/builders. It will save you a lot of time considering
things.
(At the Livermore California fly-in last year, someone drove all
the
way from Utah.)

These are wonderful planes, but you need to understand the kind of
commitment that is required to build and fly them. There is no
manual
for maintenance, parts, owners, or pilots; getting something wrong
can
cost you a lot of time, and it will take a lot of time just to find
out what's right, no less to do it. It's key to find people who
actually know what they're talking about, who you can trust, and
who
make the time to answer your questions. You will need to establish
yourself with them, so they know they won't be wasting time
mentoring
you. At a fly-in you can see the plane, ask your questions, find
out
what people think, and build relationships.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "Oh, I can get a cool
flying plane for $15,000!" The money is nothing compared to the
time.
It's even worse if, like many builders, you invest a ton of time
but
don't get in the air. (If you don't have time to drive to the fly-
in,
you almost certainly don't have time to build or maintain :)

Wes

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Wesley Hebert" <greenn17h@> wrote:

Yeah, I was thinking about that, the problem is I'd only be able
to
spend the day there, and it's a little far. Who knows, though,
I
still might try to go

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Patrick Panzera" <panzera@>
wrote:

You could join us at one of our annual gatherings and see
several
Q's and
maybe get a demo ride or two.

http://www.mountainstatesfly-in.com/

Pat

Hey all, I'm considering buying or building a Q2 withen the
next
year
or 2. I'm currently in Albuquerque until May, and was
wondering if
there was anyone in the area that was willing to give a demo
flight.
Of course I'd be more than willing to pay for fuel and lunch
or
whatever. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Lane Wallace

MartinErni@...
 

Livermore troop,
Lane Wallace of Flying magazine has a nice picture of your airport in
the April issue. I think Livermore is her home base. Has anyone met her? She
seems like a real down to earth airport bum. Maybe you should invite her over
at the next T/W fly in.
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Mountain States Canard Wing Fly-In

Patrick Panzera <panzera@...>
 

Friends,

There seems to be some confusion over the event being held at Jean NV next
month, formerly held at Laughlin, NV, and before that, Avra Valley AZ, and
although I'm not certain, probably traces it's roots back to Rex Taylor and
Elyo AZ.

The event is the "Mountain States Canard Wing Fly-In"
www.mountainstatesfly-in.com
It's not a Quickie event, it's not a Dragonfly event, it's both, hence the
term "canard wing" (I didn't name it, but the name has stuck). The first one
I ever attended was actually the last one held at Avra Valley, and I believe
that was in 1999. Back then it was hosted exclusively by Don Stewart.

That year we had at least two forums, one was Margie Warnke who spoke on her
propeller business and another was someone who spoke of the dangers
associated with landing out in the desert. There may have been another one
or two, but I don't remember the details. But almost on the order of a
full-on forum was all the attention I received as I picked up the Corvair
engine core I had arranged to have delivered to me while at the event. Back
then, there was little known about Corvairs so there were a lot of questions
I found myself answering.

Due to issues I don't recall, Don moved the event to Laughlin, NV, where it
resided for six consecutive years. Since I was so deeply involved in Corvair
engines by then, I offered to present a forum, which included having William
Wynne and Bob Sutcliffe join us.

One thing leading to another, I found myself presenting an engine forum
every year, as well as helping Don with the event, including arraigning for
the awards dinner.

Several years into my support of the event, Don and I met up at the
Livermore fly-in (another west coast event I usually support by way of
presenting a Corvair engine forum) and discussed the future of Laughlin. The
infrastructure of the airport was declining as the airport was literally
being relocated. By this time I took over editorship of CONTACT! Magazine
and I had a desire to promote an alternative engine related fly-in. I
mentioned this to Don and asked if it would be OK to "piggyback" this new
event on his event. He had no problems with this and thought it was a great
idea.

So from 2004 on, while Don promoted the Mountain State Canard event, I would
promote the Alternative Engine Round-Up ContactMagazine.com/Roundup.html and
continue to support Don's event by helping with the dinner. The last year we
had the event at Laughlin, CONTACT! Magazine paid for the tent and the
potties, as by then, the infrastructure at Laughlin had us relegated to
standing on the tarmac for our meetings, as all the hangars were demolished.

It was then we decided to move it to Jean, with its carpeted and air
conditioned, multi-purpose building (complete with REAL bathrooms and a full
kitchen) and in my estimation, it was a raging success. Being on the
outskirts of LV, as opposed to being in the heart of Laughlin was maybe not
as exciting for those who like to gamble, but the walk to the hotel/casino
and the uncontrolled airspace made up for it in my eyes.

So anyhow, I just read the current issue of the Dragonfly newsletter, where
the editor was kind enough to "advertise" the CONTACT! Magazine event, but
in doing so, he inadvertently wrote that it was, "formally the Mountain
States TW Fly-In", which nothing could be further from the truth.

I'd just like to clear the air and make sure that everyone understands that
BOTH events run concurrently, and one has not taken over the other. And with
that, I'd like to remind everyone that time is running out and that the
cheap prices on hotel rooms will be vanishing soon. The date of the Mountain
State Canard Wing Fly-In is April 27-29. The on-site hotel is the Gold
Strike. www.stopatjean.com/

I just called checked prices for rooms:
Thursday, April 26, $35.95
Friday, April 27, $55.95
Saturday, April 28, $65.95
Sunday, April 29, $35.95

They are nice rooms too, with a view of the airport if you request it.

As we get closer to the event, the room prices will go up to $89.95 on
Saturday, and they will most likely sell-out as they did last year. Then the
options are to stay down the road at Primm, or in LV proper, or some of the
smaller cities and towns around LV, so it's really best to book early.

Thanks!

Pat


Re: Quickie in New Mexico?

wesisberg <wes@...>
 

As someone who bought a flying Q200 two years ago and still haven't
flown, I would strongly recommend your going and talking to
owner/builders. It will save you a lot of time considering things.
(At the Livermore California fly-in last year, someone drove all the
way from Utah.)

These are wonderful planes, but you need to understand the kind of
commitment that is required to build and fly them. There is no manual
for maintenance, parts, owners, or pilots; getting something wrong can
cost you a lot of time, and it will take a lot of time just to find
out what's right, no less to do it. It's key to find people who
actually know what they're talking about, who you can trust, and who
make the time to answer your questions. You will need to establish
yourself with them, so they know they won't be wasting time mentoring
you. At a fly-in you can see the plane, ask your questions, find out
what people think, and build relationships.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "Oh, I can get a cool
flying plane for $15,000!" The money is nothing compared to the time.
It's even worse if, like many builders, you invest a ton of time but
don't get in the air. (If you don't have time to drive to the fly-in,
you almost certainly don't have time to build or maintain :)

Wes

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Wesley Hebert" <greenn17h@...> wrote:

Yeah, I was thinking about that, the problem is I'd only be able to
spend the day there, and it's a little far. Who knows, though, I
still might try to go

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Patrick Panzera" <panzera@> wrote:

You could join us at one of our annual gatherings and see several
Q's and
maybe get a demo ride or two.

http://www.mountainstatesfly-in.com/

Pat

Hey all, I'm considering buying or building a Q2 withen the next
year
or 2. I'm currently in Albuquerque until May, and was wondering if
there was anyone in the area that was willing to give a demo
flight.
Of course I'd be more than willing to pay for fuel and lunch or
whatever. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Re: Quickie in New Mexico?

Wesley Hebert
 

Yeah, I was thinking about that, the problem is I'd only be able to
spend the day there, and it's a little far. Who knows, though, I
still might try to go

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Patrick Panzera" <panzera@...> wrote:

You could join us at one of our annual gatherings and see several
Q's and
maybe get a demo ride or two.

http://www.mountainstatesfly-in.com/

Pat

Hey all, I'm considering buying or building a Q2 withen the next
year
or 2. I'm currently in Albuquerque until May, and was wondering if
there was anyone in the area that was willing to give a demo
flight.
Of course I'd be more than willing to pay for fuel and lunch or
whatever. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Re: Awful News+Dave Richardson

JMasal@...
 

Spent Sunday with Susie Richardson at Stow near Akron. Ceremonies were
teary. D&S were VERY involved with their Presbyterian church. Susie will have lots
of help and comfort with this. She is doing well and was proud to show me a
stack of cards she got... some from you guys. Thanks. Terry and Keith were
able to drive in for the Saturday events to represent Q guys as well. They were
involved with QBA as much as church.

j.



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