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Re: [c-a] foreflight

Webcave
 

I second that on the "Highway in the Sky". Should be a standard feature on any flight mapping system.

I would also like to see the cones of safety feature which gives you a circle showing your maximum or specified glide distance from your present location and altitude. I especially like that feature for night flights, we have lots of airports in the midwest so I have plotted night flights using the cones to minimize the flight zone I fly outside of glide distances.

JackM
Veze



I have been looking at this feature.

Pretty amazing what you get for so little. I'd recommend getting the AHRS to make it truly functional.

I have always liked the GRT highway in the sky that draws concentric boxes & has an anticipator ball.

For me, it made approaches really simple. It would be great if they had that feature also!

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 10:59 AM, to tu totucomm@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators-noreply@...> wrote:
 
That's neat.

Now I wish they would re-label 'maps' to 'charts' so to appear as a serious aviation product.      And I wish they would add a 'navigation trail' (navtrail) showing a trace of where you've been and can export it.     I wrote them a couple times on both of these things.    

On the nav-trail feature they wanted to correct me with "you're talking about a breadcrumb feature".    I said "NO!  that is a web-page developer's term.     Jets do not make breadcrumbs in the sky, they make contrails."   The guy was probably a user-interface developer and not a pilot.     Hopefully they prioritize these things ahead of a link to Facebook.   The pilots there need to keep the UI developers in check.

Tom

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM, mulqueen@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators-noreply@...> wrote:
 
ForeFlight has added a synthetic vision upgrade to their popular iPad-based flight-planning software, the company recently announced. The upgrade provides a three-dimensional view of terrain and airport features, and dims or brightens to simulate daylight and night conditions. The Stratus ADS-B receiver is not required to run the feature, the company says, but with Stratus 2, the built-in AHRS "drives a super responsive pitch and bank instrument in the center of the Synthetic Vision view."
With AHRS, the upgrade provides a "backup glass cockpit on your iPad" that can help you stay aware of your position and surroundings, the company says. Without the Stratus AHRS, the horizon at the center of the synthetic vision view remains fixed, and displays GPS-derived ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, track, and an HSI display with course deviation indicator. The feature works in either split-screen or full-screen mode. It's available to current subscribers for a $25 annual fee. A full review of the new upgrade will be featured in the February issue of Aviation Consumer magazine.


JackM
Veze



foreflight

Webcave
 

ForeFlight has added a synthetic vision upgrade to their popular iPad-based flight-planning software, the company recently announced. The upgrade provides a three-dimensional view of terrain and airport features, and dims or brightens to simulate daylight and night conditions. The Stratus ADS-B receiver is not required to run the feature, the company says, but with Stratus 2, the built-in AHRS "drives a super responsive pitch and bank instrument in the center of the Synthetic Vision view."
With AHRS, the upgrade provides a "backup glass cockpit on your iPad" that can help you stay aware of your position and surroundings, the company says. Without the Stratus AHRS, the horizon at the center of the synthetic vision view remains fixed, and displays GPS-derived ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, track, and an HSI display with course deviation indicator. The feature works in either split-screen or full-screen mode. It's available to current subscribers for a $25 annual fee. A full review of the new upgrade will be featured in the February issue of Aviation Consumer magazine.


JackM
Veze


Re: FW: Another Reason Why Pilots Are Cool.....

Bruce Crain
 


FW: Another Reason Why Pilots Are Cool.....

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

At the risk of being barred from the list, I felt the moral of this story was too good not to pass on to my fellow Q drivers.

Jerry

 

 

 

 

Why Pilots are always Honest.... 

A Pilot Parable 

One day, while an old pilot was cutting the branch off a tree high above a river, his ax fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?" The aviator replied that his ax had fallen into water, and he needed the ax to supplement his meager pension. The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden ax. "Is this your ax?" the Lord asked. The aviator replied, "No." The Lord again went down and came up with a silver ax. "Is this your Ax?" the Lord asked.
Again, the aviator replied, "No." The Lord went down again and came up with an iron ax. "Is this your Ax?" the Lord asked. The aviator replied, "Yes." The Lord was pleased with the aviator's honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the aviator went home happy.
Sometime later the aviator was walking with his woman along the river bank, and his woman fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?" "Oh Lord, my woman has fallen into the water!" The Lord went down into the water and came up with Angelina Jolie. "Is this your woman?" the Lord asked. "Yes," cried the aviator. The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!" The Pilot replied, "Oh, forgive me Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to Angelina Jolie, You would have come up with Cameron Diaz. Then if I said 'no' to her, you would have come up with my woman. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. And Lord, I am an old man not able to take care of all three women in a way that they deserve, that's why I said yes to Angelina Jolie."
And God was pleased. 


    The moral of this story is:  Whenever a Pilot lies, it is for a good and honorable reason, and only for the benefit of others!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: new member, contemplating a Q-2 with revmaster, many questions

Jeff Sellars
 

Hello there, I see this here old post, and I am curious as to, did you ever find a plane to build? Did you get your license?


I guess I would say hello and nice to meet you, if you are still there.


I also am in love with the Quickie birds, I have a Q-2, revmaster, have not yet flown it, but I love looking at it,. I have several other planes that I do fly.


Re: Bittersweet day...

Jean-Paul Chevalier <chevalier.jeanpaul@...>
 

Bruce, I sent you a direct message (Reply to sender) with his name and location.  It should go to the email address you use with Yahoo Groups.  Let me know if you don't receive it.


Re: Multiple Questions starting a Q2

Paul Fisher
 

Rick,
I'm sorry you didn't introduce yourself sooner.  I spent much of the holidays in Manchester TN visiting my son.  I would have liked to see your project and discuss it with you in person.  Maybe next time!

Paul A. Fisher
Q200 N17PF

On Jan 5, 2015 5:15 AM, "bwtaudiowerks@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Sorry 'bout the name thing- it's from years ago registering on yahoo. I'm Rick Lee and live in Tullahoma, TN. No  worries about brighter or faster- I'm not in this to prove anything. Just want to live to see another day. I worked at Lancair for about a year back in the late '80s before they moved from Santa Paula.


Re: Multiple Questions starting a Q2

Richard Thomson
 


Re: Multiple Questions starting a Q2

bwtaudiowerks@...
 

Sorry 'bout the name thing- it's from years ago registering on yahoo. I'm Rick Lee and live in Tullahoma, TN. No  worries about brighter or faster- I'm not in this to prove anything. Just want to live to see another day. I worked at Lancair for about a year back in the late '80s before they moved from Santa Paula.


Re: Never Wet, slick surface, water proofing paint, Chrome paint

Jeff Sellars
 

Thanks Patrick, I will do that at some point, I was assuming that Chrome would be more reflective than White , as a Mirror, but I will do some looking into that before it all goes on, I guess - worst case, I could leave the tops of the wings white, and do the rest of the plane.


On Sunday, January 4, 2015 6:33 PM, "Patrick Panzera editor@... [Q-LIST]" wrote:


 
Might want to test the surface temps of this "chrome" treatment. In my experience,  chrome gets WAY hotter than white when left in the sun.
On Jan 4, 2015 3:58 PM, "kitfoxjeff@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 
Few question of surface slickness,.... I have decided to paint my Q-2 (Ls-1) bird a few shades of Chrome from Spectra Chrome. I guess that these finishes are relatively new, real cool looking. I may use some Chrome Vehicle wrap material for some of the stripes and design.  You can Google Chrome vehicle wraps, and have a look how cool these Chrome finishes look.

Now as for the questions:
I have been seeing a lot of interesting videos on the new in reference to product that water proof surfaces like never before. Water drops don't stick to painted surfaces once treated. Even surfaces that are almost flat. You need to see what I mean on you tube. Well, are they accomplishing a decrease in surface adhesion? If so, are they making the surfaces more slick? Can we possible have a Faster plane if our planes were coated with this stuff? How about on a propeller? More slick surfaces? Has anyone tried any of these products for speed?




Re: Original Q1 LS1 Spars Question

Wayne Bressler <wayne@...>
 

Sam,

I'll do my best to get pictures soon, but it'll be a few days at best.

Thank you,

Wayne Bressler
Taildraggers, Inc.

On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:25 PM, "Sam Hoskins sam.hoskins@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

You could take a few photos and show us.

On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Wayne Bressler wayne@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Other than a receipt, or seller's word, is there any way to tell if a set of carbon spars are original QAC, or something else?

I have a pair that came with my project, and I've been told they are QAC, but I would like to be able to verify that if possible.

I appreciate any tips on this.

Thank you,

Wayne Bressler
Taildraggers, Inc.
www.taildraggersinc.com



Re: Never Wet, slick surface, water proofing paint, Chrome paint

Patrick Panzera
 

Might want to test the surface temps of this "chrome" treatment. In my experience,  chrome gets WAY hotter than white when left in the sun.

On Jan 4, 2015 3:58 PM, "kitfoxjeff@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Few question of surface slickness,.... I have decided to paint my Q-2 (Ls-1) bird a few shades of Chrome from Spectra Chrome. I guess that these finishes are relatively new, real cool looking. I may use some Chrome Vehicle wrap material for some of the stripes and design.  You can Google Chrome vehicle wraps, and have a look how cool these Chrome finishes look.


Now as for the questions:

I have been seeing a lot of interesting videos on the new in reference to product that water proof surfaces like never before. Water drops don't stick to painted surfaces once treated. Even surfaces that are almost flat. You need to see what I mean on you tube. Well, are they accomplishing a decrease in surface adhesion? If so, are they making the surfaces more slick? Can we possible have a Faster plane if our planes were coated with this stuff? How about on a propeller? More slick surfaces? Has anyone tried any of these products for speed?



Re: Original Q1 LS1 Spars Question

Sam Hoskins
 

You could take a few photos and show us.

On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Wayne Bressler wayne@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Other than a receipt, or seller's word, is there any way to tell if a set of carbon spars are original QAC, or something else?

I have a pair that came with my project, and I've been told they are QAC, but I would like to be able to verify that if possible.

I appreciate any tips on this.

Thank you,

Wayne Bressler
Taildraggers, Inc.
www.taildraggersinc.com



Re: Multiple Questions starting a Q2

Jeff Sellars
 

Hi , Mike, I have 7 vehicles wrapped with good quality stuff, I get one done each year. My oldest in 8 years old and still looks great. And my vehicles all live out side and work year round. I figure a quality chrome wrap, kept in a hanger and used a few times a month should last 30 to 80 years.






At Jan 4, 2015, 4:53:40 PM, jay@... [Q-LIST]<'Q-LIST@...'> wrote:










I would echo what Jim says here. There are many experienced people whose advice you can leverage for free if you go with the O-200 engine. If you do not choose this route, then you better find those that have worked with whatever engine you choose and listen to them. I can personally vouch for Jim P's airplane doing what he says it can do. All those that fly above 1100 lbs have done so pretty much without incident and know how to compensate for the additional weight and do so safely. Good luck with your choice. I hope to join the ranks of those that have some flying cred in the Q within the next year, but in the meantime I have seen/heard the voices of those with experience over the 30 years that I have been working on mine and I have learned a lot from them.

Cheers,
Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q still building











Re: Original Q1 LS1 Spars Question

Mike Dwyer
 

The original LS1 spars had a wrap of yellow fiberglass on the outside.  I believe the aftermarket spars were straight black?
Mike Dwyer N3QP

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



On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 5:51 PM, Wayne Bressler wayne@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Other than a receipt, or seller's word, is there any way to tell if a set of carbon spars are original QAC, or something else?

I have a pair that came with my project, and I've been told they are QAC, but I would like to be able to verify that if possible.

I appreciate any tips on this.

Thank you,

Wayne Bressler
Taildraggers, Inc.
www.taildraggersinc.com



Re: Never Wet, slick surface, water proofing paint, Chrome paint

Mike Dwyer
 

I checked into that wrap stuff recently.  The chinese guy told me it can last for up to a year outside.   In other words, not to durable.

Mike Dwyer N3QP

My YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/ddljYZ
My Vimeo: http://goo.gl/bsaLsG
My Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF
Skype q2pilot@...

On Jan 4, 2015 6:57 PM, "kitfoxjeff@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Few question of surface slickness,.... I have decided to paint my Q-2 (Ls-1) bird a few shades of Chrome from Spectra Chrome. I guess that these finishes are relatively new, real cool looking. I may use some Chrome Vehicle wrap material for some of the stripes and design.  You can Google Chrome vehicle wraps, and have a look how cool these Chrome finishes look.


Now as for the questions:

I have been seeing a lot of interesting videos on the new in reference to product that water proof surfaces like never before. Water drops don't stick to painted surfaces once treated. Even surfaces that are almost flat. You need to see what I mean on you tube. Well, are they accomplishing a decrease in surface adhesion? If so, are they making the surfaces more slick? Can we possible have a Faster plane if our planes were coated with this stuff? How about on a propeller? More slick surfaces? Has anyone tried any of these products for speed?



Never Wet, slick surface, water proofing paint, Chrome paint

Jeff Sellars
 

Few question of surface slickness,.... I have decided to paint my Q-2 (Ls-1) bird a few shades of Chrome from Spectra Chrome. I guess that these finishes are relatively new, real cool looking. I may use some Chrome Vehicle wrap material for some of the stripes and design.  You can Google Chrome vehicle wraps, and have a look how cool these Chrome finishes look.


Now as for the questions:

I have been seeing a lot of interesting videos on the new in reference to product that water proof surfaces like never before. Water drops don't stick to painted surfaces once treated. Even surfaces that are almost flat. You need to see what I mean on you tube. Well, are they accomplishing a decrease in surface adhesion? If so, are they making the surfaces more slick? Can we possible have a Faster plane if our planes were coated with this stuff? How about on a propeller? More slick surfaces? Has anyone tried any of these products for speed?



Original Q1 LS1 Spars Question

Wayne Bressler <wayne@...>
 

Other than a receipt, or seller's word, is there any way to tell if a set of carbon spars are original QAC, or something else?


I have a pair that came with my project, and I've been told they are QAC, but I would like to be able to verify that if possible.


I appreciate any tips on this.


Thank you,


Wayne Bressler
Taildraggers, Inc.
www.taildraggersinc.com


Re: Multiple Questions starting a Q2

Jay Scheevel
 

I would echo what Jim says here. There are many experienced people whose advice you can leverage for free if you go with the O-200 engine. If you do not choose this route, then you better find those that have worked with whatever engine you choose and listen to them. I can personally vouch for Jim P's airplane doing what he says it can do. All those that fly above 1100 lbs have done so pretty much without incident and know how to compensate for the additional weight and do so safely. Good luck with your choice. I hope to join the ranks of those that have some flying cred in the Q within the next year, but in the meantime I have seen/heard the voices of those with experience over the 30 years that I have been working on mine and I have learned a lot from them.

Cheers,
Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q still building


Re: Multiple Questions starting a Q2

Jim Patillo
 

Again I don't know your name and I'm sure its not boogi, please identify yourself and where you are located.

It sounds like no matter what you've been told by us regular Q200/0200  drivers, you want to install lower horsepower because you can't afford more or you don't think it will be necessary. Your enthusiasm is good
(because you will need a lot of it) but that typically doesn't get er done.There are only a few Q2 Revmaster guys like Dave and Renee  I respect because of their tenacity and understanding of what they have done. They have continued to overcome the odds and quirks of that engine.

 No problem, engineer or install what ever you want. You just won't get a great deal of advice or encouragement for it from this list. Like Mike D, Bruce C, Mark S, Sam H, Jerry M, Earnest M, Bob F, Kevin S, Sanjay D,  Brad O  and others before, we've seen this scenario  many  times over the last 35 years. Maybe you are brighter and faster thant all of us. I don't think so.

When I rode in the factory Q2 Revmaster in 1980, I  thought the unproven Revmaster was the cats meow, like many did, It wasn't. As soon as the plane was redesigned with the 0200, many of us saw the benefits right away and switched. You can say what you want about old Continental technology like Bruce said, but facts are facts.

As far as Willard goes, I've never heard of him in the Q community. He appears to have considerable aviation knowledge but obviously little or no experience in Q200s. We have tested and proven the plane works fine in higher gross weight ranges. I tested and have flown my Q at 1,300 lbs + many times on cross country trips. I am helping Grayson in New Zealand get his Q200 Airworthiness Certificate gross weight increased. Their Civil Aviation Authority wants a copy of my Airworthiness Certificate as a source of proof of gross weight increase over the original factory specifications.

If you worked with Tim at Lancair ( I have his old hangar) you know about glass and what you can trust and what you cannot. I personally would be suspicious of old glass components.

Good luck!

Jim Patillo
N46JP
Q200/0200 pumped, polished, ported, flow balanced, dual electronic LightSpeed ignitions. Marvel Schebler
carb, Catto 60/72 prop.



---In Q-LIST@..., <bwtaudiowerks@...> wrote :

Ok, you mention LS1 Q2s at 577lbs. Is there a difference in the wing loading etc. between the original wing and the LS1? When you say the wings are barely big enough for 1100lbs. you're referring to both wings? Stupid question but the only real difference between the Q2 and 200 is the engine and the LS1 because of rain/less critical build?

Basically, I just want to figure out where the sweet spot of the envelope is with 400lbs. I've lost 35lbs. over the last several months so who knows- we might be at 300 by the time it's finished.

All I know is when I worked at Lancair it seemed that customers were always interested in bigger engines and faster airspeed. It seemed that the dog was chasing it's tail with bigger engine/bigger plane. I'm not interested in that. I've finally been able to buy a kit after all these years where I have the time and space to build it. If the Q2 with the six pack and (upgraded) Revmaster will get me there within the best part of the design parameters I'm perfectly happy with that.

So what I understand you saying is keep the weight down and that the O200 is on the overkill side? Is the sweet spot somewhere between the two engines? Would the bigger Revmaster be the better way to go?

The other question I would like input on is the age of the wings. These in my kit were finished many years ago and signed off by an inspector in Canada. They look to be well built. Can I trust them? I don't mind rebuilding the original wings if need be or the LS1 if I can figure out the carbon spar. Doesn't look too hard.

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