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Re: September Field of Dreams

Dave Dugas
 

Sam,
Have you ever thought of a career in advertising?  I think you missed your calling.  Rod Herzig, with his Cozy, and I in Q2 N68DD are planning on being there (for the ribs).
Dave Dugas

--- On Sat, 6/18/11, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:


From: Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] September Field of Dreams
To:
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 1:53 PM


 



Summer is here, so it's time to start talking about our annual Field of
Dreams Fly-in. As you recall, this year's fly-in will be held at Marion, IL
on September 9, 10, & 11.

Read all about it here: http://southernillinoisfieldofdreams.blogspot.com/
The web site has travel, lodging, and other information.

Ladies invited! Check out the web site!.

Besides the change in venue, we will having a few other changes this year.
First off, I am inviting all canard aircraft, so we
are welcoming Vari-Ezes, Longs, Burkuts, and anything else that has a wing
in the front. The more, the merrier.

Second, we will be having a Fly-In breakfast on Saturday, hosted by EAA
Chapter 277.

So, take a look at the web site, set the date aside and make your travel
plans.

Best wishes.

Sam Hoskins
http://southernillinoisfieldofdreams.blogspot.com/

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Re: Vertical Power VP-X

Fisher Paul A. <fisherpaula@...>
 

Jay,
As with all homebuilt decisions - it's entirely up to you. I took a quick look at VP, and I didn't see the value. I suggest you take some time and read Bob Nuckolls book about wiring an airplane. It isn't hard, it just takes some time to think it all through. The book is downloadable from here:
http://www.aeroelectric.com/Book/AEC12A_PDF.zip

As Mike said, if you are wiring a very complex airplane, it might be worthwhile, but the Q is pretty simple (and it would be best to try to keep it that way!).

But it's your airplane, just let the rest of us know what you learn!

- Paul


From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of scheevel@...
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 12:29
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Vertical Power VP-X



Hi Guys,

Having more money than sense at this point (and not an excessive amount of either), I am considering installing the Vertical Power VP-X in my plane to handle all the electrical switching, circuit management/breaking and status reporting from a single device.

It seems like a neat little gizmo for a guy like me because it will allow me to customize/modify the installation after the electrical system is already fully installed in the plane. One of the nice things about it, is that it allows you to use any type of switch for everything without regard to current requirements of the device. This is because the switching is actually done inside the VP-X box, with the manual switch simply alerting the electronics in the box to activate the circuit and manage it according to programmed preferences. Circuit breaker limits can be changed in software as necessary and things like trim, starter, etc. can be programmed to be deactivated or desensitized as a function of airspeed, engine rpm and the like. It reports all status items to the EFIS and allows custom reconfiguration by plugging in an ethernet cable from a PC.

Has anyone in this group got any experience with this device (it is relatively new on the market)? They seem to have a lot of support documentation and videos on their site. One that I found extremely helpful, probably to anyone new to wiring is a generic document about the top 10 aircraft wiring mistakes. Link is:

http://www.verticalpower.com/docs/Top_10_Wiring_Mistakes.pdf

Cheers,
Jay Scheevel -- Tri-Q, still building


Re: First Flight !!

Fisher Paul A. <fisherpaula@...>
 

CONGRATULATIONS SANJAY!! That's an absolutely fantastic accomplishment. I was just wondering if you had done your first flight yet. Sounds like you found a perfect weather day - exactly what you want. We all knew you could do it - we're just thrilled another Q is born!

Keep at it - remember to take a few minutes to enjoy the view. As others have said, you have entered a very exclusive club. Not just the Q, but there are very few people who actually fly the airplane they built. There's just nothing like it!

We're all looking forward to seeing you at a fly-in soon!

Paul A. Fisher
Q-200, N17PF


From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of Sanjay Dhall
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 02:09
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!



It finally happened !!!
My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!
After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in
my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of
several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.
It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day
with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early
morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at
myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first
flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.
But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I
fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me
generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over
with a video camera.
I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with
emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with
flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.
KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide
runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.
Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.
Do I turn back.
After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I
can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.
Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,
gages. All in range.
Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!
Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or
tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a
little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.
The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed
quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about
2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine
showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more
and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,
could not climb too much higher.
Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this
process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as
required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This
was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a
shallower approach and reduce speeds further.
Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose
speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make
a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95
I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard
down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.
Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest
of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a
slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many
months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and
onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching
and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,
must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going
to fly.
Well, today it did!
I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's
flight would have been far more difficult without it.
thanks
Sanjay


Re: Q-tube and Quicker. . .

L.J. French <LJFrench@...>
 

Dan,
My guess is that you put way more effort into all this technology than most of us realize. I just want to say a big thank you for all the work you put into giving us a great way to share experiences, ideas and buy/sell opportunities. The increased traffic speaks to the success of your work. Until you are better paid - thanks again.

LJ French

Short & simple from my mobile

On Jun 19, 2011, at 5:58 AM, dan@... wrote:

Q-tube and Quicker are back up and running on the QBA site. You can
still upload videos and pictures directly to the site without having to
link them to Vimeo or YouTube.

Turns out that the server resource issues weren't related to the videos
at all, but a small module that was running on the side of the site that
scrolled new products from the online store. It was accessing the
DataBase 300 times every time a page loaded. The site is getting A LOT
of traffic with literally thousands of page views per day, so you can do
the math and figure out that the DataBase and server were getting
overwhelmed.

OK enough geek talk, you're free to use everything on the site again!
Just FYI. I have some more work to do optimizing some of the other
components as well, but removing that module seems to be a good start.
The pages load a little quicker now too.

Thanks for your patience and your suggestions.

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com



------------------------------------

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http://www.quickiebuilders.org

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Re: First Flight !!

Bruce Crain
 

Sanjay!You did it!!!! You are definitely a focused guy. Seems like only last week that we met and you were bumming rides and asking lots of questions. You must have found all the right answers!You handled my TriQ200 very well when you flew with me. I think it was your 1st ride in a Quickie wasn't it? I remember asking you if you had flown in a Quickie before. You said no and I said well lets go do it. I could tell you were going to make it from watching you and listening to you. Congratulations!!!!Bruce CrainN96BJ
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Re: First Flight !!

Sam Kittle
 

Congratulations Sanjay, it would be great to see the video on the Q-list if
you can stop watching it long enough to make the post.



Best regards,

Sam Kittle



_____

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Sanjay Dhall
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:09 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!





It finally happened !!!
My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!
After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in
my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of
several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.
It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day
with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early
morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at
myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first
flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.
But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I
fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me
generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over
with a video camera.
I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with
emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with
flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.
KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide
runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.
Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.
Do I turn back.
After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I
can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.
Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,
gages. All in range.
Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!
Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or
tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a
little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.
The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed
quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about
2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine
showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more
and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,
could not climb too much higher.
Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this
process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as
required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This
was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a
shallower approach and reduce speeds further.
Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose
speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make
a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95
I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard
down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.
Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest
of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a
slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many
months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and
onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching
and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,
must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going
to fly.
Well, today it did!
I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's
flight would have been far more difficult without it.
thanks
Sanjay


Re: Vertical Power VP-X

Mike Dwyer
 

Wow, starting at $1200 bucks! If you were building a Lancair 4 maybe. My switch panel cost closer to $12. Q's are way to simple for that fancy thing.http://www.warnerair.com/q200/pnl_2008.html Mike Q200
To: Q-LIST@...
From: scheevel@...
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:28:39 +0000
Subject: [Q-LIST] Vertical Power VP-X




























Hi Guys,



Having more money than sense at this point (and not an excessive amount of either), I am considering installing the Vertical Power VP-X in my plane to handle all the electrical switching, circuit management/breaking and status reporting from a single device.



It seems like a neat little gizmo for a guy like me because it will allow me to customize/modify the installation after the electrical system is already fully installed in the plane. One of the nice things about it, is that it allows you to use any type of switch for everything without regard to current requirements of the device. This is because the switching is actually done inside the VP-X box, with the manual switch simply alerting the electronics in the box to activate the circuit and manage it according to programmed preferences. Circuit breaker limits can be changed in software as necessary and things like trim, starter, etc. can be programmed to be deactivated or desensitized as a function of airspeed, engine rpm and the like. It reports all status items to the EFIS and allows custom reconfiguration by plugging in an ethernet cable from a PC.



Has anyone in this group got any experience with this device (it is relatively new on the market)? They seem to have a lot of support documentation and videos on their site. One that I found extremely helpful, probably to anyone new to wiring is a generic document about the top 10 aircraft wiring mistakes. Link is:



http://www.verticalpower.com/docs/Top_10_Wiring_Mistakes.pdf



Cheers,

Jay Scheevel -- Tri-Q, still building


















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


Re: First Flight !!

quickieq2uk
 

Congratulations Sanjay!

I hope to be flying my Q2 again in the next month or two.

Regards,

Simon Wilson
Quickie Q2
United Kingdom

--- In Q-LIST@..., mitch hargin <hargin@...> wrote:

Congratulations Sanjay!!!  I enjoyed your flight story.  I am up to 16 hours of flight time on the E-Racer.  Seemed like there was always something to adjust after every flight.  The last two hours were adjustment free and I think I am ready to raise the gear.  Good luck with your flying off the hours.
Mitch Hargin

--- On Sat, 6/18/11, Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...> wrote:

From: Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 2:09 AM
















 









It finally happened !!!

My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!

After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in

my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of

several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.

It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day

with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early

morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at

myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first

flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.

But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I

fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me

generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over

with a video camera.

I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with

emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with

flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.

KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide

runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.

Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.

Do I turn back.

After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I

can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.

Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,

gages. All in range.

Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!

Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or

tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a

little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.

The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed

quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about

2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine

showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more

and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,

could not climb too much higher.

Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this

process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as

required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This

was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a

shallower approach and reduce speeds further.

Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose

speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make

a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95

I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard

down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.

Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest

of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a

slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many

months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and

onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching

and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,

must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going

to fly.

Well, today it did!

I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's

flight would have been far more difficult without it.

thanks

Sanjay



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


Re: Q-tube and Quicker. . .

quickieq2uk
 

Hi Dan,

Great news that Q-Tube is working again. I hope to post some videos to it when I get my Q2 back in the air later this year.

Whilst this is not Quickie related here is a video I made of a Chipmunk that I fly in here in the UK. I filmed it one evening back in April but only got round to editing it this afternoon. It was filme in 1080p HD although I have only edited it and uploaded it in 720p HD. I plan to make a similar video with my Q2 when I get it flying, hopefully with some air to air footage too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-FN1xZs_o

Regards,

Simon Wilson
Quickie Q2
United Kingdom

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

Q-tube and Quicker are back up and running on the QBA site. You can
still upload videos and pictures directly to the site without having to
link them to Vimeo or YouTube.

Turns out that the server resource issues weren't related to the videos
at all, but a small module that was running on the side of the site that
scrolled new products from the online store. It was accessing the
DataBase 300 times every time a page loaded. The site is getting A LOT
of traffic with literally thousands of page views per day, so you can do
the math and figure out that the DataBase and server were getting
overwhelmed.

OK enough geek talk, you're free to use everything on the site again!
Just FYI. I have some more work to do optimizing some of the other
components as well, but removing that module seems to be a good start.
The pages load a little quicker now too.

Thanks for your patience and your suggestions.

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com


Vertical Power VP-X

scheevel@...
 

Hi Guys,

Having more money than sense at this point (and not an excessive amount of either), I am considering installing the Vertical Power VP-X in my plane to handle all the electrical switching, circuit management/breaking and status reporting from a single device.

It seems like a neat little gizmo for a guy like me because it will allow me to customize/modify the installation after the electrical system is already fully installed in the plane. One of the nice things about it, is that it allows you to use any type of switch for everything without regard to current requirements of the device. This is because the switching is actually done inside the VP-X box, with the manual switch simply alerting the electronics in the box to activate the circuit and manage it according to programmed preferences. Circuit breaker limits can be changed in software as necessary and things like trim, starter, etc. can be programmed to be deactivated or desensitized as a function of airspeed, engine rpm and the like. It reports all status items to the EFIS and allows custom reconfiguration by plugging in an ethernet cable from a PC.

Has anyone in this group got any experience with this device (it is relatively new on the market)? They seem to have a lot of support documentation and videos on their site. One that I found extremely helpful, probably to anyone new to wiring is a generic document about the top 10 aircraft wiring mistakes. Link is:

http://www.verticalpower.com/docs/Top_10_Wiring_Mistakes.pdf

Cheers,
Jay Scheevel -- Tri-Q, still building


Re: First Flight !!

hargin
 

Congratulations Sanjay!!!  I enjoyed your flight story.  I am up to 16 hours of flight time on the E-Racer.  Seemed like there was always something to adjust after every flight.  The last two hours were adjustment free and I think I am ready to raise the gear.  Good luck with your flying off the hours.
Mitch Hargin

--- On Sat, 6/18/11, Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...> wrote:

From: Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 2:09 AM
















 









It finally happened !!!

My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!

After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in

my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of

several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.

It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day

with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early

morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at

myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first

flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.

But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I

fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me

generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over

with a video camera.

I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with

emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with

flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.

KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide

runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.

Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.

Do I turn back.

After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I

can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.

Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,

gages. All in range.

Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!

Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or

tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a

little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.

The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed

quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about

2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine

showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more

and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,

could not climb too much higher.

Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this

process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as

required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This

was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a

shallower approach and reduce speeds further.

Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose

speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make

a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95

I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard

down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.

Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest

of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a

slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many

months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and

onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching

and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,

must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going

to fly.

Well, today it did!

I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's

flight would have been far more difficult without it.

thanks

Sanjay



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


Q-tube and Quicker. . .

quickheads
 

Q-tube and Quicker are back up and running on the QBA site. You can still upload videos and pictures directly to the site without having to link them to Vimeo or YouTube.

Turns out that the server resource issues weren't related to the videos at all, but a small module that was running on the side of the site that scrolled new products from the online store. It was accessing the DataBase 300 times every time a page loaded. The site is getting A LOT of traffic with literally thousands of page views per day, so you can do the math and figure out that the DataBase and server were getting overwhelmed.

OK enough geek talk, you're free to use everything on the site again! Just FYI. I have some more work to do optimizing some of the other components as well, but removing that module seems to be a good start. The pages load a little quicker now too.

Thanks for your patience and your suggestions.

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com


Re: First Flight !!

John Cartledge <urecomps@...>
 

CONGRATULATIONS Sanjay. Well flown and well reported!
Be ready on that throttle to go around when you do a bad one.
We all do them. Regards
John C. VH LOQ 415 hrs.
John Cartledge
Director
Urethane Compounds Pty Ltd

----- Original Message -----
From: Sanjay Dhall
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 5:09 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!



It finally happened !!!
My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!
After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in
my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of
several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.
It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day
with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early
morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at
myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first
flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.
But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I
fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me
generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over
with a video camera.
I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with
emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with
flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.
KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide
runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.
Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.
Do I turn back.
After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I
can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.
Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,
gages. All in range.
Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!
Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or
tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a
little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.
The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed
quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about
2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine
showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more
and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,
could not climb too much higher.
Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this
process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as
required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This
was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a
shallower approach and reduce speeds further.
Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose
speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make
a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95
I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard
down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.
Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest
of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a
slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many
months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and
onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching
and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,
must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going
to fly.
Well, today it did!
I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's
flight would have been far more difficult without it.
thanks
Sanjay


Re: First Flight !!

Rick Hole
 

Congratulations, Sanjay! We are all so proud of your accomplishment.



Rick Hole
N1711Q Instrument Panel ready to install


Re: First Flight !!

Dave Dugas
 

Sanjay,
Excellent job and congratulations.  All the homework, taxiing, tweaking, etc., are necessay for a sucessful first flight. Don't let your guard down during your future test flights.  The flights will gradually get more comfortable as you work along.  Good luck and ENJOY!
Dave Dugas

--- On Sat, 6/18/11, Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...> wrote:


From: Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 3:09 AM


 



It finally happened !!!
My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!
After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in
my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of
several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.
It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day
with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early
morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at
myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first
flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.
But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I
fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me
generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over
with a video camera.
I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with
emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with
flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.
KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide
runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.
Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.
Do I turn back.
After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I
can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.
Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,
gages. All in range.
Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!
Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or
tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a
little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.
The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed
quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about
2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine
showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more
and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,
could not climb too much higher.
Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this
process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as
required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This
was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a
shallower approach and reduce speeds further.
Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose
speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make
a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95
I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard
down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.
Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest
of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a
slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many
months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and
onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching
and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,
must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going
to fly.
Well, today it did!
I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's
flight would have been far more difficult without it.
thanks
Sanjay


Re: First Flight !!

scheevel@...
 

Way to go Sanjay. This brings tears to my eyes. Not sure why...maybe just wish I was up there with you. Your description was great and I think it shows you really did your homework. Looking forward to hearing about many more good flights. Time to celebrate!

Cheers,
Jay Scheevel - Tri-Q STILL BUILDING

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Sanjay Dhall" <sdhall@...> wrote:

It finally happened !!!
My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!
After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in
my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of
several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.
It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day
with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early
morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at
myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first
flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.
But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I
fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me
generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over
with a video camera.
I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with
emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with
flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.
KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide
runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.
Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.
Do I turn back.
After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I
can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.
Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,
gages. All in range.
Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!
Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or
tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a
little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.
The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed
quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about
2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine
showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more
and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,
could not climb too much higher.
Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this
process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as
required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This
was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a
shallower approach and reduce speeds further.
Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose
speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make
a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95
I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard
down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.
Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest
of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a
slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many
months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and
onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching
and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,
must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going
to fly.
Well, today it did!
I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's
flight would have been far more difficult without it.
thanks
Sanjay


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Re: First Flight !!

Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>
 

Hoooray Sanjay!  Congratulations on your safe flight...  and many more.  Thanks
for the description.

Joseph




________________________________
From: Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Sat, June 18, 2011 3:09:09 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!

 
It finally happened !!!
My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!
After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in
my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of
several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.
It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day
with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early
morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at
myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first
flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.
But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I
fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me
generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over
with a video camera.
I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with
emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with
flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.
KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide
runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.
Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.
Do I turn back.
After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I
can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.
Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,
gages. All in range.
Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!
Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or
tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a
little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.
The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed
quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about
2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine
showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more
and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,
could not climb too much higher.
Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this
process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as
required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This
was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a
shallower approach and reduce speeds further.
Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose
speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make
a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95
I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard
down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.
Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest
of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a
slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many
months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and
onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching
and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,
must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going
to fly.
Well, today it did!
I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's
flight would have been far more difficult without it.
thanks
Sanjay






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


Re: First Flight !!

John Loram <johnl@...>
 

Congratulation Sanjay, I'm just a little way behind you have have really
profited from all your questions.

-john-


_____

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Sanjay Dhall
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:09 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!




It finally happened !!!
My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!
After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in
my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of
several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.
It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day
with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early
morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at
myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first
flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.
But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I
fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me
generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over
with a video camera.
I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with
emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with
flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.
KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide
runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.
Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.
Do I turn back.
After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I
can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.
Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,
gages. All in range.
Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!
Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or
tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a
little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.
The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed
quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about
2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine
showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more
and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,
could not climb too much higher.
Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this
process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as
required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This
was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a
shallower approach and reduce speeds further.
Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose
speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make
a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95
I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard
down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.
Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest
of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a
slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many
months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and
onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching
and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,
must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going
to fly.
Well, today it did!
I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's
flight would have been far more difficult without it.
thanks
Sanjay


Re: First Flight !!

Chick Masoner <chick@...>
 

Darn it you get to have all the fun.

Congrats Sanjay. Good to another one flies.



Chick, still building Tri-Q


Re: First Flight !!

kr2flyer1986
 

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--- On Sat, 6/18/11, Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...> wrote:

From: Sanjay Dhall <sdhall@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] First Flight !!
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 3:09 AM
















 









It finally happened !!!

My Quickie Q-200 took to the air today for the first time. What a thrill!

After months of taxiing and tweaking, and with considerable apprehension in

my ability to deal with the unknowns, and after listening to the advice of

several of you, I finally took my Q-200 on its maiden flight today.

It had been a great day for any flying, with winds below 5 knots all day

with temps in the 70's. I felt bummed all day that I missed the early

morning opportunity to make the first flight, and somewhat dejected at

myself for not being able to face the reality of actually making the first

flight. The thought of handing the job to a test pilot did cross my mind.

But my EAA flight advisor was available this evening. I had proposed that I

fly this evening. He came over to the hangar and spent time with me

generally gaging my state of mind. He gave me many outs. A friend came over

with a video camera.

I had spoken to the tower before the flight and they were ready with

emergency vehicles, and were ready to assist as needed, and were OK with

flying directly over the airport above pattern alt.

KYIP 7:30pm. temp 78. Willow Run is a pretty big airport with long and wide

runways. I decided on RWY 23L 7500 x 150'.

Taxied out, did an engine run up, and mag check. Left mag sputtered. oops.

Do I turn back.

After running that mag a few extra seconds it cleared up, and ran smooth. I

can still turn around and go back. Kept on rolling towards the runway.

Lined up at the very end of 23L. One last check of engine temps, pressures,

gages. All in range.

Decision point. Deep breath. Applied full power. No turning back now!

Concentrated on staying on the centerline and watching for any nose up or

tail up tendency. A quick glance at the airspeed ~80. The nose dropped a

little, so pulled up slightly and it was off the ground and going faster.

The left canard dropped just a little, and easily corrected. Airspeed

quickly crossed 110, so I started climbing out. Quickly climbed to about

2000' AGL airspeed about 140mph as I turned crosswind, then downwind. Engine

showed 2600 rpm. Cut back to 2300 rpm. Still climbing, cut power some more

and leveled. Since Willow Run is underneath the Detroit Class B airspace,

could not climb too much higher.

Performed a simulated landing at 2000' right over RWY 23L. During this

process I noted that the speeds were just not coming down as quickly as

required. Arrived at 2000' alt. approximately at midpoint of the RWY. This

was useful at it told me that for the actual landing I need to make a

shallower approach and reduce speeds further.

Descended into pattern alt, cut power. The Q does not seem to want to lose

speed and alt together quickly. Still going 115 on final turn. But did make

a fairly shallow approach. Crossed the threshold at about 95. Once below 95

I did note a tendency to rock back and forth in the roll axis. Left canard

down, left canard up, left canard down... Maybe it was me over correcting.

Dont know what my speed was now but seemed a whole lot slower than the rest

of the flight. Just kept on approaching the runway. And then it was down, a

slight bounce, but it stuck, and now the familiar part from the last many

months of taxiing. Taxied back. Total flying time ~12minutes. Friend and

onlookers were cheering. BTW, the friendly tower folks who had been watching

and assisting me in my taxiing up and down the runways in the recent past,

must have been relieved. Many surely wondered if this thing was ever going

to fly.

Well, today it did!

I am thankful to so many of you, for your help, advice and support. Today's

flight would have been far more difficult without it.

thanks

Sanjay



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