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Rigging the 6-pack

John Loram <johnl@...>
 

When rigging the 6-pack, what would be a reasonable cable tension for the cables between the tail wheel and pivot in the tail cone. These are the cables with the springs in them.

 

Thanks for any guidance…. –john-


Revmaster 2100

Jeff Sellars
 

So I still havent even brought my q-2 to an airport yet. The plane is stored 30 miles from my home. at my parents house so I really get time to see that Bird. Whenever I have a free moment I drive 70 miles the opposite direction spend time with my kid Fox 3 and Cessna 172.

That q-2 is such a beautiful plane,.. Everytime I see it, I must sit down for a while and just stare at it's beautiful lines.

The engine only have seven hours on it. But one head is cracked from Tining a head boat too much. I purchased the aircraft in this condition. I am ordering new heads later this month. I hope to get this bird in the Air sometime next year. And I hope to spend the rest of my life enjoying it.

I can't help but to feel a bit afraid of the Revmaster 2100. I wonder if somebody can give me the right words to comfort me. And assure me that it is a good motor and it will not fail.

I wish I could pay somebody a few bucks to go over this injury that is familiar with these. Before I actually fly her.


Re: Flight Report

Sam Hoskins
 

Yes they can. Ask me how I know.

Sam

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On Oct 19, 2014 8:45 PM, "'jcrain2@...' jcrain2@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

An electronic ignition doesn't carbon up like a mag.  Also could it be that your mag needs to be refurbished?  A hotter spark might help.  Just throwing it out there for conjecture.
Bruce

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From: "Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight Report
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:50:37 -0400

 

Hi Guys,
Well this isn't my typical we had fun flight report.  But you gotta take the good with the bad.
Saturday we flew down to Venice FL for lunch.  An absolutely perfect day, 75F light winds, hardly a cloud in the sky, low humidity.  If every day in FL was like that we'd have a population of 100 Million in FL but because it's mostly scorching hot and 99% humidity when it's not raining with mosquito's that can carry away small children we only have 20 Million... anyway back to the flight report.
 
I flew at low power for the 30 minutes down the beach.  I was shooting 3D video, figured it would be fun to have the whole beach recorded.  We climbed into the pattern at Venice and got behind a Cessna on Downwind.  Those things are slow, surprised they can actually fly at that speed... So we dragged the Q200 in behind the Cessna at idle speed.  Landed.  Darn half the taxi ways are closed so we had to taxi a long long time to the restaurant.  Toward the end of the taxi the engine started missing.  Weird, it's never done that.  I got parked and powered up do do a mag check, both systems were running like crap.  Oh well, let's have lunch.
 
After lunch we fired her back up and the poor 0-200A was running like crap.  I thought I'd get away from the ramp and in the open somewhere and run some real power to it.  Wow it was banging, wheezing, acting like I was just turning the mag switches off and on.  Never did that in the 29 years I've been flying her.  I kinda wondered if I could make it back to the tie down ramp.
 
With no tools or parts we rented a car and drove home in shame.  A couple of buds at the home airport thought it might be bad gas, fowled plugs, stuck valve, intake issue,... 
 
So today (Sunday) I loaded the rental car with my 4 spare plugs, hoses, tubes, duct tape!, torque wrench... At Venice I checked everything over, looks good.  I drained the carb bowl, nice gas and good fuel flow, it's not gas.  I pulled the top plugs, #1 was soaked in oil, #3 was black as night, the other two just looked bad.  I put the new plugs in the top and the best from the top into the #1 bottom (oil soaked).  Then I figured I'd fire her up and see what happens.  Started great and ran great, just like it's supposed to.  So I figure I might as well go to full power and see what happens.  If I starts popping I'll abort the take off.  She climbed out great, took her to 4500 and headed home.  Not a miss, no issues.  A beautiful day with some clouds at 3000', just enough to make it pretty.
 
The Q200 is back in her hangar.  I think I'll pay a lot more attention to cleaning the plugs on a regular schedule.  I had no idea plugs could make it run so bad!  She's going to get a good looking over this week.

Mike Dwyer N3QP Q200
 
My YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/ddljYZ
My Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF

 

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Re: Flight Report

Bruce Crain
 


Re: Flight Report

Mike Dwyer
 

Yes, I do lean at low power and taxi... but on taxi I don't lean to the point of engine stopage.  I think I'll start agressively leaning.  I also have an issue with a tired engine and get 4 hours per qt.  This oil probably increases my fowling.
Mike Q200

On Oct 19, 2014 5:59 PM, "Bill Allen billallensworld@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hi Mike,

Do you lean on the ground?

Having had plug fouling when my LongEz had an 0-235, I'm now in the habit of leaning while taxing, right to the point where any more leaning will shut it down. No more fouled plugs :^)

Bill Allen
LongEz160 N99BA FD51
CZ4 G-BYLZ EGBJ

On 19 October 2014 22:50, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys,
Well this isn't my typical we had fun flight report.  But you gotta take the good with the bad.
Saturday we flew down to Venice FL for lunch.  An absolutely perfect day, 75F light winds, hardly a cloud in the sky, low humidity.  If every day in FL was like that we'd have a population of 100 Million in FL but because it's mostly scorching hot and 99% humidity when it's not raining with mosquito's that can carry away small children we only have 20 Million... anyway back to the flight report.

I flew at low power for the 30 minutes down the beach.  I was shooting 3D video, figured it would be fun to have the whole beach recorded.  We climbed into the pattern at Venice and got behind a Cessna on Downwind.  Those things are slow, surprised they can actually fly at that speed... So we dragged the Q200 in behind the Cessna at idle speed.  Landed.  Darn half the taxi ways are closed so we had to taxi a long long time to the restaurant.  Toward the end of the taxi the engine started missing.  Weird, it's never done that.  I got parked and powered up do do a mag check, both systems were running like crap.  Oh well, let's have lunch.

After lunch we fired her back up and the poor 0-200A was running like crap.  I thought I'd get away from the ramp and in the open somewhere and run some real power to it.  Wow it was banging, wheezing, acting like I was just turning the mag switches off and on.  Never did that in the 29 years I've been flying her.  I kinda wondered if I could make it back to the tie down ramp.

With no tools or parts we rented a car and drove home in shame.  A couple of buds at the home airport thought it might be bad gas, fowled plugs, stuck valve, intake issue,... 

So today (Sunday) I loaded the rental car with my 4 spare plugs, hoses, tubes, duct tape!, torque wrench... At Venice I checked everything over, looks good.  I drained the carb bowl, nice gas and good fuel flow, it's not gas.  I pulled the top plugs, #1 was soaked in oil, #3 was black as night, the other two just looked bad.  I put the new plugs in the top and the best from the top into the #1 bottom (oil soaked).  Then I figured I'd fire her up and see what happens.  Started great and ran great, just like it's supposed to.  So I figure I might as well go to full power and see what happens.  If I starts popping I'll abort the take off.  She climbed out great, took her to 4500 and headed home.  Not a miss, no issues.  A beautiful day with some clouds at 3000', just enough to make it pretty.

The Q200 is back in her hangar.  I think I'll pay a lot more attention to cleaning the plugs on a regular schedule.  I had no idea plugs could make it run so bad!  She's going to get a good looking over this week.

Mike Dwyer N3QP Q200

My YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/ddljYZ
My Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF




--


Re: Flight Report

Sam Hoskins
 

I agree with this. Extended taxiing can certainly foul plugs. However, a check list is imperative to make sure you don't take off lean. Ask me how I know.

Sam

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On Oct 19, 2014 4:59 PM, "Bill Allen billallensworld@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hi Mike,

Do you lean on the ground?

Having had plug fouling when my LongEz had an 0-235, I'm now in the habit of leaning while taxing, right to the point where any more leaning will shut it down. No more fouled plugs :^)

Bill Allen
LongEz160 N99BA FD51
CZ4 G-BYLZ EGBJ

On 19 October 2014 22:50, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys,
Well this isn't my typical we had fun flight report.  But you gotta take the good with the bad.
Saturday we flew down to Venice FL for lunch.  An absolutely perfect day, 75F light winds, hardly a cloud in the sky, low humidity.  If every day in FL was like that we'd have a population of 100 Million in FL but because it's mostly scorching hot and 99% humidity when it's not raining with mosquito's that can carry away small children we only have 20 Million... anyway back to the flight report.

I flew at low power for the 30 minutes down the beach.  I was shooting 3D video, figured it would be fun to have the whole beach recorded.  We climbed into the pattern at Venice and got behind a Cessna on Downwind.  Those things are slow, surprised they can actually fly at that speed... So we dragged the Q200 in behind the Cessna at idle speed.  Landed.  Darn half the taxi ways are closed so we had to taxi a long long time to the restaurant.  Toward the end of the taxi the engine started missing.  Weird, it's never done that.  I got parked and powered up do do a mag check, both systems were running like crap.  Oh well, let's have lunch.

After lunch we fired her back up and the poor 0-200A was running like crap.  I thought I'd get away from the ramp and in the open somewhere and run some real power to it.  Wow it was banging, wheezing, acting like I was just turning the mag switches off and on.  Never did that in the 29 years I've been flying her.  I kinda wondered if I could make it back to the tie down ramp.

With no tools or parts we rented a car and drove home in shame.  A couple of buds at the home airport thought it might be bad gas, fowled plugs, stuck valve, intake issue,... 

So today (Sunday) I loaded the rental car with my 4 spare plugs, hoses, tubes, duct tape!, torque wrench... At Venice I checked everything over, looks good.  I drained the carb bowl, nice gas and good fuel flow, it's not gas.  I pulled the top plugs, #1 was soaked in oil, #3 was black as night, the other two just looked bad.  I put the new plugs in the top and the best from the top into the #1 bottom (oil soaked).  Then I figured I'd fire her up and see what happens.  Started great and ran great, just like it's supposed to.  So I figure I might as well go to full power and see what happens.  If I starts popping I'll abort the take off.  She climbed out great, took her to 4500 and headed home.  Not a miss, no issues.  A beautiful day with some clouds at 3000', just enough to make it pretty.

The Q200 is back in her hangar.  I think I'll pay a lot more attention to cleaning the plugs on a regular schedule.  I had no idea plugs could make it run so bad!  She's going to get a good looking over this week.

Mike Dwyer N3QP Q200

My YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/ddljYZ
My Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF




--


Re: Flight Report

Mike Perry
 

I wonder if the long time at low power led to fouled plugs.  You were at low altitude where we usually run full rich, BUT:  "I flew at low power for the 30 minutes down the beach. . . got behind a Cessna on Downwind. . . dragged the Q200 in behind the Cessna at idle speed."

Perhaps you need to lean the engine at lower power settings even at low altitude. 

Mike


On 10/19/2014 1:50 PM, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] wrote:
 
Hi Guys,
Well this isn't my typical we had fun flight report.  But you gotta take the good with the bad.
Saturday we flew down to Venice FL for lunch.  An absolutely perfect day, 75F light winds, hardly a cloud in the sky, low humidity.  If every day in FL was like that we'd have a population of 100 Million in FL but because it's mostly scorching hot and 99% humidity when it's not raining with mosquito's that can carry away small children we only have 20 Million... anyway back to the flight report.

I flew at low power for the 30 minutes down the beach.  I was shooting 3D video, figured it would be fun to have the whole beach recorded.  We climbed into the pattern at Venice and got behind a Cessna on Downwind.  Those things are slow, surprised they can actually fly at that speed... So we dragged the Q200 in behind the Cessna at idle speed.  Landed.  Darn half the taxi ways are closed so we had to taxi a long long time to the restaurant.  Toward the end of the taxi the engine started missing.  Weird, it's never done that.  I got parked and powered up do do a mag check, both systems were running like crap.  Oh well, let's have lunch.

After lunch we fired her back up and the poor 0-200A was running like crap.  I thought I'd get away from the ramp and in the open somewhere and run some real power to it.  Wow it was banging, wheezing, acting like I was just turning the mag switches off and on.  Never did that in the 29 years I've been flying her.  I kinda wondered if I could make it back to the tie down ramp.

With no tools or parts we rented a car and drove home in shame.  A couple of buds at the home airport thought it might be bad gas, fowled plugs, stuck valve, intake issue,... 

So today (Sunday) I loaded the rental car with my 4 spare plugs, hoses, tubes, duct tape!, torque wrench... At Venice I checked everything over, looks good.  I drained the carb bowl, nice gas and good fuel flow, it's not gas.  I pulled the top plugs, #1 was soaked in oil, #3 was black as night, the other two just looked bad.  I put the new plugs in the top and the best from the top into the #1 bottom (oil soaked).  Then I figured I'd fire her up and see what happens.  Started great and ran great, just like it's supposed to.  So I figure I might as well go to full power and see what happens.  If I starts popping I'll abort the take off.  She climbed out great, took her to 4500 and headed home.  Not a miss, no issues.  A beautiful day with some clouds at 3000', just enough to make it pretty.

The Q200 is back in her hangar.  I think I'll pay a lot more attention to cleaning the plugs on a regular schedule.  I had no idea plugs could make it run so bad!  She's going to get a good looking over this week.

Mike Dwyer N3QP Q200

My YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/ddljYZ
My Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Re: Flight Report

Bill Allen
 

Hi Mike,

Do you lean on the ground?

Having had plug fouling when my LongEz had an 0-235, I'm now in the habit of leaning while taxing, right to the point where any more leaning will shut it down. No more fouled plugs :^)

Bill Allen
LongEz160 N99BA FD51
CZ4 G-BYLZ EGBJ

On 19 October 2014 22:50, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys,
Well this isn't my typical we had fun flight report.  But you gotta take the good with the bad.
Saturday we flew down to Venice FL for lunch.  An absolutely perfect day, 75F light winds, hardly a cloud in the sky, low humidity.  If every day in FL was like that we'd have a population of 100 Million in FL but because it's mostly scorching hot and 99% humidity when it's not raining with mosquito's that can carry away small children we only have 20 Million... anyway back to the flight report.

I flew at low power for the 30 minutes down the beach.  I was shooting 3D video, figured it would be fun to have the whole beach recorded.  We climbed into the pattern at Venice and got behind a Cessna on Downwind.  Those things are slow, surprised they can actually fly at that speed... So we dragged the Q200 in behind the Cessna at idle speed.  Landed.  Darn half the taxi ways are closed so we had to taxi a long long time to the restaurant.  Toward the end of the taxi the engine started missing.  Weird, it's never done that.  I got parked and powered up do do a mag check, both systems were running like crap.  Oh well, let's have lunch.

After lunch we fired her back up and the poor 0-200A was running like crap.  I thought I'd get away from the ramp and in the open somewhere and run some real power to it.  Wow it was banging, wheezing, acting like I was just turning the mag switches off and on.  Never did that in the 29 years I've been flying her.  I kinda wondered if I could make it back to the tie down ramp.

With no tools or parts we rented a car and drove home in shame.  A couple of buds at the home airport thought it might be bad gas, fowled plugs, stuck valve, intake issue,... 

So today (Sunday) I loaded the rental car with my 4 spare plugs, hoses, tubes, duct tape!, torque wrench... At Venice I checked everything over, looks good.  I drained the carb bowl, nice gas and good fuel flow, it's not gas.  I pulled the top plugs, #1 was soaked in oil, #3 was black as night, the other two just looked bad.  I put the new plugs in the top and the best from the top into the #1 bottom (oil soaked).  Then I figured I'd fire her up and see what happens.  Started great and ran great, just like it's supposed to.  So I figure I might as well go to full power and see what happens.  If I starts popping I'll abort the take off.  She climbed out great, took her to 4500 and headed home.  Not a miss, no issues.  A beautiful day with some clouds at 3000', just enough to make it pretty.

The Q200 is back in her hangar.  I think I'll pay a lot more attention to cleaning the plugs on a regular schedule.  I had no idea plugs could make it run so bad!  She's going to get a good looking over this week.

Mike Dwyer N3QP Q200

My YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/ddljYZ
My Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF




--


Flight Report

Mike Dwyer
 

Hi Guys,
Well this isn't my typical we had fun flight report.  But you gotta take the good with the bad.
Saturday we flew down to Venice FL for lunch.  An absolutely perfect day, 75F light winds, hardly a cloud in the sky, low humidity.  If every day in FL was like that we'd have a population of 100 Million in FL but because it's mostly scorching hot and 99% humidity when it's not raining with mosquito's that can carry away small children we only have 20 Million... anyway back to the flight report.

I flew at low power for the 30 minutes down the beach.  I was shooting 3D video, figured it would be fun to have the whole beach recorded.  We climbed into the pattern at Venice and got behind a Cessna on Downwind.  Those things are slow, surprised they can actually fly at that speed... So we dragged the Q200 in behind the Cessna at idle speed.  Landed.  Darn half the taxi ways are closed so we had to taxi a long long time to the restaurant.  Toward the end of the taxi the engine started missing.  Weird, it's never done that.  I got parked and powered up do do a mag check, both systems were running like crap.  Oh well, let's have lunch.

After lunch we fired her back up and the poor 0-200A was running like crap.  I thought I'd get away from the ramp and in the open somewhere and run some real power to it.  Wow it was banging, wheezing, acting like I was just turning the mag switches off and on.  Never did that in the 29 years I've been flying her.  I kinda wondered if I could make it back to the tie down ramp.

With no tools or parts we rented a car and drove home in shame.  A couple of buds at the home airport thought it might be bad gas, fowled plugs, stuck valve, intake issue,... 

So today (Sunday) I loaded the rental car with my 4 spare plugs, hoses, tubes, duct tape!, torque wrench... At Venice I checked everything over, looks good.  I drained the carb bowl, nice gas and good fuel flow, it's not gas.  I pulled the top plugs, #1 was soaked in oil, #3 was black as night, the other two just looked bad.  I put the new plugs in the top and the best from the top into the #1 bottom (oil soaked).  Then I figured I'd fire her up and see what happens.  Started great and ran great, just like it's supposed to.  So I figure I might as well go to full power and see what happens.  If I starts popping I'll abort the take off.  She climbed out great, took her to 4500 and headed home.  Not a miss, no issues.  A beautiful day with some clouds at 3000', just enough to make it pretty.

The Q200 is back in her hangar.  I think I'll pay a lot more attention to cleaning the plugs on a regular schedule.  I had no idea plugs could make it run so bad!  She's going to get a good looking over this week.

Mike Dwyer N3QP Q200

My YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/ddljYZ
My Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


Flight Report

Mike Dwyer
 

The big front crossing the country just blew threw here this morning and the sun popped out about 11am.  After a big rain the West Central Florida sky typically gets cleaned out and today was no exception so we headed for the airport.  The Q200 fired right up.  I use Sam's procedure for two shots with the accelerator pump then pull it through 8 blades.  Today was 81F so I only did this once.  Puffy clouds and little air traffic I'm cleared for take off as my oil goes through 100F.  I stay low under the Class B and head north to Tarpon springs.  I see someone built a new house there, looks like the Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC but with a pool on top the garage.  I guess someone wanted to blow some bucks there.  This is roughly the same neighborhood where General Powell has a big house.    

My APRS track is here:

Then we headed to the off shore islands and looked for dolphin or sea turtles.  The water was not pretty.  I guess the prior storm had stirred up the water.  Very few boats out also.  The north most island did not have one person on it which is very abnormal.  We buzzed down the beach, I see from my track that I was doing 175 mph.  I was set for 50% power so must have had some tail wind.  Where the track dots are close is where I was circling.  The altitudes are pretty messed up on the APRS track.  I was probably 500' up going down the beach and climbed to 1200 to come back to land.  

Anyway, beautiful day, 60+ mi vis, few puffy clouds. And the plane running perfectly. 

Get yours done!
Mike Q200 N3QP


Barnstormers: EXPERIMENT QUICKIE Q2 . $13,500 . FOR SALE

John Loram <johnl@...>
 

EXPERIMENT QUICKIE Q2 • $13,500 • FOR SALE2015 Quickie Q2, LS1Canard, only been fast taxied run twice, and ready for FAA Inspection. You can be the builder & Inspector of this good looking plane, You will get builder logs, Wire diagram, Photos, weight balance charts as if you build this plane from start to finish. It has new elt, strobs, small radio, Revmaster 2100d engine The only thing is little stenciling, The reason selling this Q2 is that I build one before and hundred of hour of Q2 time, and other projects going • Contact TED D. GERBER, Owner - located MARKLE, IN USA • Telephone: 260-638-4394 • Posted October 15, 2014

 

-john-


New Quickie Q2 Project/Kit Owner

Jon Matcho <jmatcho@...>
 

Here’s a quick write-up on my newest project addition:  http://www.canardzone.com/forum/topic/20543-my-quickie-q2-project/

 

Yes, I still have that other plane/project to get off the ground.

 

Priorities,

Jon

 

 

Jon Matcho

Canard Zone Developer & Builder

Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E

Building Quickie Q2

www.canardzone.com

 


Dragonfly for sale on eBay

Patrick Panzera
 

It looks like it's going to go cheap!


Pat


Re: Maple Syrup!!

Bruce Crain
 


Re: Maple Syrup!!

quickieaircraft
 

My alien stowaway ate the maple syrup while hiding in the USPS box!  But I picked his brain on how to build Q's and he was tasty when I finished.


Maple Syrup!!

Bruce Crain
 

The good news is Dave sent me some maple syrup via Post Office (Imraan and I and our luggage were concerning me which prevented me from flying it home). I have been so busy since I returned to Enid that I had not opened the box yet. When I did, an Alien jumped out and, I almost dropped the Syrup!
So the moral of the story is don't use the Post Office! They have aliens and they slip themselves into random boxes. Also I am retiring the last of this month so use UPS so my retirement account will be solvent.
Thanks Men and you to Dave!
Bruce
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Re: FOD recap

Bruce Crain
 


FOD recap

Sam Hoskins
 

Here's my 2 cents worth.



Re: Another Interesting O-200 Oil Leak Path

Mike Dwyer
 

Good method of finding leaks.  Mine is pretty leaky but I think it keeps the engine from rusting!  I may just try your method if I get ambitious.
Mike Q200 N3QP



On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM, tebhall@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

No.  I also have the realgasket spring loaded pushrod tubes.  The leak was just above the one of the lower bolt hole flanges in the casting.  It was like a crack in the casting at the junction of the bolt hole ear and the body of the housing (not the bolt).


I will try and post a photo with an arrow.


Thanks for the reply



Re: Another Interesting O-200 Oil Leak Path

dflybldr
 

No.  I also have the realgasket spring loaded pushrod tubes.  The leak was just above the one of the lower bolt hole flanges in the casting.  It was like a crack in the casting at the junction of the bolt hole ear and the body of the housing (not the bolt).


I will try and post a photo with an arrow.


Thanks for the reply

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