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Re: Super Quickie-brakes

Mike Conlin
 

-go to walmart/academy, look at the "new" disc brakes they have on the bicycles nowadays. Looks like it might be a good fit.


new epoxy mixer

Webcave
 

Looks like a nifty solution to some of our mixing usage.

http://tinyurl.com/7gh8kqo



JackM
Veze


Re: Super Quickie

JMasal@...
 

A couple guys tinkered with go-cart brakes years ago but if they were successful they didnt write
about it. A couple of them look do-able tho.... and technology never sleeps.so look around.

j.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...>
To: Q-LIST <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Sun, May 27, 2012 12:07 pm
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Super Quickie


Chris - I converted the tube to flexable urethane tubing years ago. Works
reat.
The QAC supplied vinyl tubing with the kits. Dump all of it. Easy switch
ut.
Sam
On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM, dkeats <dkeats@...> wrote:
**

I hadn't flown my Super Quickie for a while, but since I am waiting for a
rebuild kit for my turbo on my Dragonfly, I did the annual on the Quickie
and got my adrenilin fix. Now, my questions. My airplane is pretty much
stock other than the large engine. The clear tubular site guage on the fuel
tank turned foggy the first year. This is the site guage that came with it.
Is this common?? I have the original scrubber brakes. Has anyone converted
to drum brakes or anything better, and , how difficult?? Thanks in
advance------------- Canada Chris






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Re: Super Quickie

Sam Hoskins
 

Chris - I converted the tube to flexable urethane tubing years ago. Works
great.

The QAC supplied vinyl tubing with the kits. Dump all of it. Easy switch
out.

Sam

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM, dkeats <dkeats@...> wrote:

**


I hadn't flown my Super Quickie for a while, but since I am waiting for a
rebuild kit for my turbo on my Dragonfly, I did the annual on the Quickie
and got my adrenilin fix. Now, my questions. My airplane is pretty much
stock other than the large engine. The clear tubular site guage on the fuel
tank turned foggy the first year. This is the site guage that came with it.
Is this common?? I have the original scrubber brakes. Has anyone converted
to drum brakes or anything better, and , how difficult?? Thanks in
advance------------- Canada Chris

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Super Quickie

dkeats <dkeats@...>
 

I hadn't flown my Super Quickie for a while, but since I am waiting for a
rebuild kit for my turbo on my Dragonfly, I did the annual on the Quickie
and got my adrenilin fix. Now, my questions. My airplane is pretty much
stock other than the large engine. The clear tubular site guage on the fuel
tank turned foggy the first year. This is the site guage that came with it.
Is this common?? I have the original scrubber brakes. Has anyone converted
to drum brakes or anything better, and , how difficult?? Thanks in
advance------------- Canada Chris


April, May building progress

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi All,

Just to prove that I have not fallen off the wagon again. I have loaded a couple more time-lapse videos to You-tube in order to illustrate my slow steady progress. Elevators installation, pitot system installation, and fabrication and installation of a new design for the canard root, should increase the elevator efficiency and cut down on drag at the elevator/fuselage intersection.

Links are: http://youtu.be/mDo6t2kM5VM
and http://youtu.be/00J2hVNqEPs

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


Re: Flight report

Dave Dugas
 

Sounds like a nice adventure......can't wait for my next cross country trip / suprise.
Dave Dugas


________________________________
From: jnmarstall <jnmarstall@...>
To: "Q-LIST@..." <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:50 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight report


 
Ok Mike, Here it is,
The last week of April I cranked up the ol' Q and flew from Asheville,
NC to Olatha, KS, just outside of KC, to visit a sick relative. Had
been trying for 2 wks to make the trip but as usual wx was a problem.
Finally got a break and headed west after the fog lifted at noon. Had
to tiptoe around the buildups to get out of the valley and then it was
clear with great visibility.

Only problem, I had a 45-70mph headwind at all altitudes from
3-8,500msl. Never saw more than 115mph GS. As a result the flight
turned into 2 fuel stops vs 1. It also had me chasing sunset since I
got off late. I was within 60 miles of my destination when darkness
overtook me. Having not planned on a night flight and having never
landed the Q in the dark, I decided to land while there was still a beam
of light. Sedalia, MO was to be the spot.

Sedalia is a small town with the airport in the boonies. Naturally
there was no one there. I am stumbling around in the dark trying to
figure out how I was going to stretch out in the Q for the night when a
pickup drove up from nowhere. The guy asked if he could be of help
(silly question).
I mentioned my biggest concern was somewhere to stow the Q overnight
since thunderstorms are quite frequent in those parts. He then
suggested that we put the Q in his hangar. GREAT. I followed him to
his hangar which was HUGE. As the doors opened, there was a Citation,
Pilatus and Decathelon sitting inside. the floor was so clean I could
literally see my reflection. He motioned for me to roll the Q in. Not
wanting to mess up the floor I was considering carrying the Q in and
just setting it down. Needless to say, I was appreciative.

Then he asked if he could take me into town to a motel. He suggested
one where he gets a corporate discount. Got the suite for $49.00.
Then he asked if I would like for him to pick me up in the morning to
take me back to the airport. This guy turned into an angel. At 8:00
the next morning he was waiting for me in the lobby.

I fueled up and was on my way for the short leg to KC. Had a great
visit with my cousin and his family for a couple of days and headed
back. The wx was sucky while I was there. Not my usual luck, but the
day I wanted to leave, the wx was "ok" around KC and went clear about 50
miles to the east. I launched for Southern IL. Stayed at about 1500AGL
for the 50 miles and then the sky opened up for clear run to the
mountains of NC.

When I got to altitude, I was now seeing 193mph GS. Can't believe I
didn't get a headwind coming home too.

About 15 minutes out on a 2+ hr leg I noticed that when KC Center keyed
the mic to talk with me or any other plane I could hear an ELT beacon.
Didn't hear it when I transmitted. I switched over to 121.5 and heard
nothing. This continued until got off of KC freq. As I contacted the
tower to land, I could barely make out above the sounding beacon that I
was transmitting 121.5. Oops. I landed, jumped out to get to my ELT
behind the seat and set it to OFF. I could see the tower operator and
he was motioning for me to turn it off. Put the switch in every
position and it kept transmitting. So I disconnected the antenna and it
stopped. I pulled it out to inspect. While removing the batteries, I
heard something sliding around inside it. It appears that the switch
came apart. Haven't cut it to see yet. At any rate, I am now a
customer for a $600 406mhz ELT. WONDERFUL.

Refuel and made it on home without further ado. Those thunder bumpers
where still hanging around the mountains near Asheville, but
circumnavigated them. Cross-country flying always produces wonderful
experiences (some more wonderful than others). The Q performed
beautifully (another anomaly for me).

There you are Mike and the gang.
Jerry
Tri-Q200 544hrs


Re: Flight report

Sam Hoskins
 

Southern Il?

Sam

Sent from this wireless gizmo.
On May 24, 2012 9:51 AM, "jnmarstall" <jnmarstall@...> wrote:



Ok Mike, Here it is,
The last week of April I cranked up the ol' Q and flew from Asheville,
NC to Olatha, KS, just outside of KC, to visit a sick relative. Had
been trying for 2 wks to make the trip but as usual wx was a problem.
Finally got a break and headed west after the fog lifted at noon. Had
to tiptoe around the buildups to get out of the valley and then it was
clear with great visibility.

Only problem, I had a 45-70mph headwind at all altitudes from
3-8,500msl. Never saw more than 115mph GS. As a result the flight
turned into 2 fuel stops vs 1. It also had me chasing sunset since I
got off late. I was within 60 miles of my destination when darkness
overtook me. Having not planned on a night flight and having never
landed the Q in the dark, I decided to land while there was still a beam
of light. Sedalia, MO was to be the spot.

Sedalia is a small town with the airport in the boonies. Naturally
there was no one there. I am stumbling around in the dark trying to
figure out how I was going to stretch out in the Q for the night when a
pickup drove up from nowhere. The guy asked if he could be of help
(silly question).
I mentioned my biggest concern was somewhere to stow the Q overnight
since thunderstorms are quite frequent in those parts. He then
suggested that we put the Q in his hangar. GREAT. I followed him to
his hangar which was HUGE. As the doors opened, there was a Citation,
Pilatus and Decathelon sitting inside. the floor was so clean I could
literally see my reflection. He motioned for me to roll the Q in. Not
wanting to mess up the floor I was considering carrying the Q in and
just setting it down. Needless to say, I was appreciative.

Then he asked if he could take me into town to a motel. He suggested
one where he gets a corporate discount. Got the suite for $49.00.
Then he asked if I would like for him to pick me up in the morning to
take me back to the airport. This guy turned into an angel. At 8:00
the next morning he was waiting for me in the lobby.

I fueled up and was on my way for the short leg to KC. Had a great
visit with my cousin and his family for a couple of days and headed
back. The wx was sucky while I was there. Not my usual luck, but the
day I wanted to leave, the wx was "ok" around KC and went clear about 50
miles to the east. I launched for Southern IL. Stayed at about 1500AGL
for the 50 miles and then the sky opened up for clear run to the
mountains of NC.

When I got to altitude, I was now seeing 193mph GS. Can't believe I
didn't get a headwind coming home too.

About 15 minutes out on a 2+ hr leg I noticed that when KC Center keyed
the mic to talk with me or any other plane I could hear an ELT beacon.
Didn't hear it when I transmitted. I switched over to 121.5 and heard
nothing. This continued until got off of KC freq. As I contacted the
tower to land, I could barely make out above the sounding beacon that I
was transmitting 121.5. Oops. I landed, jumped out to get to my ELT
behind the seat and set it to OFF. I could see the tower operator and
he was motioning for me to turn it off. Put the switch in every
position and it kept transmitting. So I disconnected the antenna and it
stopped. I pulled it out to inspect. While removing the batteries, I
heard something sliding around inside it. It appears that the switch
came apart. Haven't cut it to see yet. At any rate, I am now a
customer for a $600 406mhz ELT. WONDERFUL.

Refuel and made it on home without further ado. Those thunder bumpers
where still hanging around the mountains near Asheville, but
circumnavigated them. Cross-country flying always produces wonderful
experiences (some more wonderful than others). The Q performed
beautifully (another anomaly for me).

There you are Mike and the gang.
Jerry
Tri-Q200 544hrs


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Re: Flight report

Mike Dwyer
 

Very fun report Jerry!
Thanks, Mike

Sent from my Windows Phone
________________________________
From: jnmarstall
Sent: 5/24/2012 10:50 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight report

Ok Mike, Here it is,
The last week of April I cranked up the ol' Q and flew from Asheville,
NC to Olatha, KS, just outside of KC, to visit a sick relative. Had
been trying for 2 wks to make the trip but as usual wx was a problem.
Finally got a break and headed west after the fog lifted at noon. Had
to tiptoe around the buildups to get out of the valley and then it was
clear with great visibility.

Only problem, I had a 45-70mph headwind at all altitudes from
3-8,500msl. Never saw more than 115mph GS. As a result the flight
turned into 2 fuel stops vs 1. It also had me chasing sunset since I
got off late. I was within 60 miles of my destination when darkness
overtook me. Having not planned on a night flight and having never
landed the Q in the dark, I decided to land while there was still a beam
of light. Sedalia, MO was to be the spot.

Sedalia is a small town with the airport in the boonies. Naturally
there was no one there. I am stumbling around in the dark trying to
figure out how I was going to stretch out in the Q for the night when a
pickup drove up from nowhere. The guy asked if he could be of help
(silly question).
I mentioned my biggest concern was somewhere to stow the Q overnight
since thunderstorms are quite frequent in those parts. He then
suggested that we put the Q in his hangar. GREAT. I followed him to
his hangar which was HUGE. As the doors opened, there was a Citation,
Pilatus and Decathelon sitting inside. the floor was so clean I could
literally see my reflection. He motioned for me to roll the Q in. Not
wanting to mess up the floor I was considering carrying the Q in and
just setting it down. Needless to say, I was appreciative.

Then he asked if he could take me into town to a motel. He suggested
one where he gets a corporate discount. Got the suite for $49.00.
Then he asked if I would like for him to pick me up in the morning to
take me back to the airport. This guy turned into an angel. At 8:00
the next morning he was waiting for me in the lobby.

I fueled up and was on my way for the short leg to KC. Had a great
visit with my cousin and his family for a couple of days and headed
back. The wx was sucky while I was there. Not my usual luck, but the
day I wanted to leave, the wx was "ok" around KC and went clear about 50
miles to the east. I launched for Southern IL. Stayed at about 1500AGL
for the 50 miles and then the sky opened up for clear run to the
mountains of NC.

When I got to altitude, I was now seeing 193mph GS. Can't believe I
didn't get a headwind coming home too.

About 15 minutes out on a 2+ hr leg I noticed that when KC Center keyed
the mic to talk with me or any other plane I could hear an ELT beacon.
Didn't hear it when I transmitted. I switched over to 121.5 and heard
nothing. This continued until got off of KC freq. As I contacted the
tower to land, I could barely make out above the sounding beacon that I
was transmitting 121.5. Oops. I landed, jumped out to get to my ELT
behind the seat and set it to OFF. I could see the tower operator and
he was motioning for me to turn it off. Put the switch in every
position and it kept transmitting. So I disconnected the antenna and it
stopped. I pulled it out to inspect. While removing the batteries, I
heard something sliding around inside it. It appears that the switch
came apart. Haven't cut it to see yet. At any rate, I am now a
customer for a $600 406mhz ELT. WONDERFUL.

Refuel and made it on home without further ado. Those thunder bumpers
where still hanging around the mountains near Asheville, but
circumnavigated them. Cross-country flying always produces wonderful
experiences (some more wonderful than others). The Q performed
beautifully (another anomaly for me).

There you are Mike and the gang.
Jerry
Tri-Q200 544hrs


Flight report

jnmarstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

Ok Mike, Here it is,
The last week of April I cranked up the ol' Q and flew from Asheville, NC to Olatha, KS, just outside of KC, to visit a sick relative. Had been trying for 2 wks to make the trip but as usual wx was a problem. Finally got a break and headed west after the fog lifted at noon. Had to tiptoe around the buildups to get out of the valley and then it was clear with great visibility.

Only problem, I had a 45-70mph headwind at all altitudes from 3-8,500msl. Never saw more than 115mph GS. As a result the flight turned into 2 fuel stops vs 1. It also had me chasing sunset since I got off late. I was within 60 miles of my destination when darkness overtook me. Having not planned on a night flight and having never landed the Q in the dark, I decided to land while there was still a beam of light. Sedalia, MO was to be the spot.

Sedalia is a small town with the airport in the boonies. Naturally there was no one there. I am stumbling around in the dark trying to figure out how I was going to stretch out in the Q for the night when a pickup drove up from nowhere. The guy asked if he could be of help (silly question).
I mentioned my biggest concern was somewhere to stow the Q overnight since thunderstorms are quite frequent in those parts. He then suggested that we put the Q in his hangar. GREAT. I followed him to his hangar which was HUGE. As the doors opened, there was a Citation, Pilatus and Decathelon sitting inside. the floor was so clean I could literally see my reflection. He motioned for me to roll the Q in. Not wanting to mess up the floor I was considering carrying the Q in and just setting it down. Needless to say, I was appreciative.

Then he asked if he could take me into town to a motel. He suggested one where he gets a corporate discount. Got the suite for $49.00.
Then he asked if I would like for him to pick me up in the morning to take me back to the airport. This guy turned into an angel. At 8:00 the next morning he was waiting for me in the lobby.

I fueled up and was on my way for the short leg to KC. Had a great visit with my cousin and his family for a couple of days and headed back. The wx was sucky while I was there. Not my usual luck, but the day I wanted to leave, the wx was "ok" around KC and went clear about 50 miles to the east. I launched for Southern IL. Stayed at about 1500AGL for the 50 miles and then the sky opened up for clear run to the mountains of NC.

When I got to altitude, I was now seeing 193mph GS. Can't believe I didn't get a headwind coming home too.

About 15 minutes out on a 2+ hr leg I noticed that when KC Center keyed the mic to talk with me or any other plane I could hear an ELT beacon. Didn't hear it when I transmitted. I switched over to 121.5 and heard nothing. This continued until got off of KC freq. As I contacted the tower to land, I could barely make out above the sounding beacon that I was transmitting 121.5. Oops. I landed, jumped out to get to my ELT behind the seat and set it to OFF. I could see the tower operator and he was motioning for me to turn it off. Put the switch in every position and it kept transmitting. So I disconnected the antenna and it stopped. I pulled it out to inspect. While removing the batteries, I heard something sliding around inside it. It appears that the switch came apart. Haven't cut it to see yet. At any rate, I am now a customer for a $600 406mhz ELT. WONDERFUL.

Refuel and made it on home without further ado. Those thunder bumpers where still hanging around the mountains near Asheville, but circumnavigated them. Cross-country flying always produces wonderful experiences (some more wonderful than others). The Q performed beautifully (another anomaly for me).

There you are Mike and the gang.
Jerry
Tri-Q200 544hrs


Re: Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase

Mike Dwyer
 

Ya, has been too quiet. Where are all those flight reports?
Mike

Sent from my Windows Phone
________________________________
From: Paul Buckley
Sent: 5/24/2012 9:34 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Cc: paulbuckley@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase


.Just a test as I have had nothing from the group since last Sunday........................


Re: Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase

Paul Buckley
 

.Just a test as I have had nothing from the group since last Sunday........................


(No subject)

Paul Poulsen <poulsenpr@...>
 

Hi,Thanks for your input, I should have realised that posting pictures would have been a good idea (Daarrrr!) I will get some on the week end and post them with a detailed survey of the airframe.The reasoning for "Basket Case" is that it has a lot of wear and tear, there is a lot of chipping around the rear fuselage join and the tail wheel control hardware is a write off (severely bent), the cockpit looks like a bomb has hit it. But, I did see it warts and all so a more detailed examination is in order.The joys of a military background, you tend to look at things in a worse case scenario and go from there.
RegardsPaul

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Re: Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase

Paul Buckley
 

Hi Paul

It is the general opinion of the group that the aileron reflexor is a better and more powerful trim device than the T-tail, consequently the T-tail is rarely seen.

The reflexor is simply a linkage that allows both ailerons to move the same way, up and down, in synchronisation.
This effectively loads or unloads the main wing thereby giving longitudinal trim.
......... and it would be easier to retrofit than a T-tail.

As regards this particular Q, is it possible to publish some detailed photographs, including those of any damage, on the Q list?
I assume that it has flown?
According to your description of the damage to the top right wingtip, it seems to be minor, so why do you say that it is a basket case?
Is there any other damage?

Pictures are definitely required!

Paul Buckley
Cheshire
England

TriQ-200
(with both reflexor and T-tail in order to really satisfy myself as to the attributes of both ......... actually the T-tail was already built when the reflexor came along!)

Still building after all these years....................... ;-( Yeah, yeah ......I know!! 'GET IT BUILT!'

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:19 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase



Hi Everybody,
I am new to the group and thought that I should introduce myself and get your opinions on the aircraft that I am looking at.

My name is Paul , I have a mechanical background and was an aircraft fitter in the Royal Australian Air Force for 18 years. I have some fibreglass repair experience, cowling, fairings mostly.

The aircraft that I am looking at buying is a Q2 that was imported a few years ago. There is some chipping on the right top wing tip which is about the size of an average hand. The fibreglass is exposed but there does not appear to be any internal damage. The aircraft overall will require an extensive overhaul (Hardware service or replacement control wire replacement etc. I estimate that it is a basket case but can be put back in the air. It comes with a factory overhauled revmaster 21 or 2300 engine and "some "instruments. The guy is asking $13000AUD (Think pretty much one to one on the AUD to USD exchange)

I realise that it is a "How long is a piece of string question". Do you think that it would be a worthwhile project or Q2s the type of aircraft that once they reach a certain point it is better to cut your losses and move on? Don't get me wrong, I have followed the development of the Quickies etc for many years and they are a beautiful aircraft. The second question is, Is the "T tail" mod worth installing, (if I can get a kit or make one that is) on a completed aircraft?

Thanks for your help and advice in advance,
Regards
Paul




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Re: Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase

Skyraider
 

Hi Paul, and Welcome.

 I don't have a Quickie, but I did see this and thought you might want to peruse it.

http://photos.imageevent.com/qdf_files/quickiefiles/Aper20Reportper20onper20theper20LeGareper20T-Tail.pdf 


Quite interesting really...

Charlie NJ  USA



________________________________
From: Paul <poulsenpr@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 12:19 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase


 
Hi Everybody,
I am new to the group and thought that I should introduce myself and get your opinions on the aircraft that I am looking at.

My name is Paul , I have a mechanical background and was an aircraft fitter in the Royal Australian Air Force for 18 years. I have some fibreglass repair experience, cowling, fairings mostly.

The aircraft that I am looking at buying is a Q2 that was imported a few years ago. There is some chipping on the right top wing tip which is about the size of an average hand. The fibreglass is exposed but there does not appear to be any internal damage. The aircraft overall will require an extensive overhaul (Hardware service or replacement control wire replacement etc. I estimate that it is a basket case but can be put back in the air. It comes with a factory overhauled revmaster 21 or 2300 engine and "some "instruments. The guy is asking $13000AUD (Think pretty much one to one on the AUD to USD exchange)

I realise that it is a "How long is a piece of string question". Do you think that it would be a worthwhile project or Q2s the type of aircraft that once they reach a certain point it is better to cut your losses and move on? Don't get me wrong, I have followed the development of the Quickies etc for many years and they are a beautiful aircraft. The second question is, Is the "T tail" mod worth installing, (if I can get a kit or make one that is) on a completed aircraft?

Thanks for your help and advice in advance,
Regards
Paul




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Re: Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase

Trevor Fernihough <spilligans@...>
 

Hi Paul,
You're not by any chance looking at the one at Serpentine ?
If so I have had a look at this aircraft myself. I'm building a Tri Q here in Perth
and would be very keen to have a chat if I have picked this correctly

Cheers

Trevor

On 20/05/2012, at 12:19 PM, Paul wrote:

Hi Everybody,
I am new to the group and thought that I should introduce myself and get your opinions on the aircraft that I am looking at.

My name is Paul , I have a mechanical background and was an aircraft fitter in the Royal Australian Air Force for 18 years. I have some fibreglass repair experience, cowling, fairings mostly.

The aircraft that I am looking at buying is a Q2 that was imported a few years ago. There is some chipping on the right top wing tip which is about the size of an average hand. The fibreglass is exposed but there does not appear to be any internal damage. The aircraft overall will require an extensive overhaul (Hardware service or replacement control wire replacement etc. I estimate that it is a basket case but can be put back in the air. It comes with a factory overhauled revmaster 21 or 2300 engine and "some "instruments. The guy is asking $13000AUD (Think pretty much one to one on the AUD to USD exchange)

I realise that it is a "How long is a piece of string question". Do you think that it would be a worthwhile project or Q2s the type of aircraft that once they reach a certain point it is better to cut your losses and move on? Don't get me wrong, I have followed the development of the Quickies etc for many years and they are a beautiful aircraft. The second question is, Is the "T tail" mod worth installing, (if I can get a kit or make one that is) on a completed aircraft?

Thanks for your help and advice in advance,
Regards
Paul





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Your opinion? Q2 basket case purchase

Paul <poulsenpr@...>
 

Hi Everybody,
I am new to the group and thought that I should introduce myself and get your opinions on the aircraft that I am looking at.

My name is Paul , I have a mechanical background and was an aircraft fitter in the Royal Australian Air Force for 18 years. I have some fibreglass repair experience, cowling, fairings mostly.

The aircraft that I am looking at buying is a Q2 that was imported a few years ago. There is some chipping on the right top wing tip which is about the size of an average hand. The fibreglass is exposed but there does not appear to be any internal damage. The aircraft overall will require an extensive overhaul (Hardware service or replacement control wire replacement etc. I estimate that it is a basket case but can be put back in the air. It comes with a factory overhauled revmaster 21 or 2300 engine and "some "instruments. The guy is asking $13000AUD (Think pretty much one to one on the AUD to USD exchange)

I realise that it is a "How long is a piece of string question". Do you think that it would be a worthwhile project or Q2s the type of aircraft that once they reach a certain point it is better to cut your losses and move on? Don't get me wrong, I have followed the development of the Quickies etc for many years and they are a beautiful aircraft. The second question is, Is the "T tail" mod worth installing, (if I can get a kit or make one that is) on a completed aircraft?

Thanks for your help and advice in advance,
Regards
Paul


Re: Loose Canopy incident, crashes short.

Rick Hole
 

It turns out to be a Sport Cruiser, LSA. I am well familiar with the model.
Even once failed to latch the canopy before takeoff. The plane handles well
in that configuration and the canopy floats, opening farther at faster
speeds. Pilots tend to panic when the canopy opens and may choose to land
in an available field rather than returning to airport. I can't predict
what that pilot may have done. But I do know the Sport Cruiser canopy can
be easily closed at 45 Knots, well above stall speed of 32 Knots.



Rick Hole

N1711Q and Sport Cruiser CFI



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"The rumor of my crash are greatly exaggerated"! Yes that is my TriQ200 but
no I did not crash it! ;o)Don't know who crashed.Bruce

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From: Gary McKirdy <gary.mckirdy21@...
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Subject: [Q-LIST] Loose Canopy incident, crashes short.
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 13:50:13 +0100

Any body know why it crashed short?
http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/05/plane-crash-lands-on-long-island-after-lo
sing-canopy/






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Re: Loose Canopy incident, crashes short.

Bruce Crain
 

"The rumor of my crash are greatly exaggerated"! Yes that is my TriQ200 but no I did not crash it! ;o)Don't know who crashed.Bruce

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Gary McKirdy <gary.mckirdy21@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Loose Canopy incident, crashes short.
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 13:50:13 +0100



Any body know why it crashed short?
http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/05/plane-crash-lands-on-long-island-after-losing-canopy/






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Re: Loose Canopy incident, crashes short.

Greg Z.
 

Probably pilot distraction. I took off once without latching the canopy. It is forward hinged like the tri q in the picture. The canopy wants to lift up and it gets very noisy but there was no controllability problems. On the other hand, if the canopy lifts up on my SX300 it will blank the elevator, decreasing effectiveness . Greg Z TRI Q 200 89RZ

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary McKirdy <gary.mckirdy21@...>
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Sent: Fri, May 18, 2012 7:50 am
Subject: [Q-LIST] Loose Canopy incident, crashes short.


Any body know why it crashed short?
http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/05/plane-crash-lands-on-long-island-after-losing-canopy/






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