Date   

Re: 2015/2016 flights

Lynn French
 

Great flight report Kevin:)

Actually I'm Jealous...... Wish I would have got up today. 
L. French 

Short & simple from my mobile 

On Jan 1, 2016, at 5:18 PM, kjsheely1@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

I was able to flight the last day of the year and the first.


Kevin (Q200, dragger, 73 hours)


2015/2016 flights

Kevin Sheeley
 

I was able to flight the last day of the year and the first.


Kevin (Q200, dragger, 73 hours)


Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

mylittlemgb@...
 

I'm with Sam, and I would be happy to supply you with all the info you need to host a race. They do take a bit of work the first time but they are great fun. I guess the have to be since I am now hosting 4 of them a year. Not only are they great for seeing what your plane can do but they also really help improve your pilot skills which also helps make the plane faster. I wish we could see more Q's and Dragonfly's come out for these event's.

Richard Kaczmarek
Fast Little Airplanes
Host of:
Race to the Sun
Palmetto 100
MERFI 50/150
Southern Nationals 125


Re: Fibreglassing ply

Sam Hoskins
 

Here is a method I used on several occasions to embed nut plates into structures.


Sam

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 4:01 PM, paul.poulsen1957@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Matey,
I have a few nuts to flox in place in the brake system (cabin and pods where the brake support brackets were just held on with nuts and washers and crushed the foam inside the pod) so this method will be good. I made up a new pitot head yesterday with some 1/4 Stainless. I had not thought about streamlining it but it makes a lot of sense.
Thanks a bunch for this.
Paul



Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Mike Dwyer
 

LOL, Happy New Year everyone.  I hope to get the first Q flight of 2016 in so report in if you get your Q up tomorrow!  I'm gona take her up to 300 at least!
Mike N3QP Q200

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Reg Clarke airryder@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

This is my Favourite Saying, --Sam- say it again Sam
Reg Clarke




On Dec 31, 2015, at 13:01, Sam Hoskins sam.hoskins@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

Speed is best verified in a SARL race. When the flag drops, the B.S. stops.




On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 1:54 PM, mskiby@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

it is faster than you will expect.  Will verify soon. :)




Re: Fibreglassing ply

Paul Poulsen
 

Thanks Matey,
I have a few nuts to flox in place in the brake system (cabin and pods where the brake support brackets were just held on with nuts and washers and crushed the foam inside the pod) so this method will be good. I made up a new pitot head yesterday with some 1/4 Stainless. I had not thought about streamlining it but it makes a lot of sense.
Thanks a bunch for this.
Paul


Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Reg Clarke <airryder@...>
 

This is my Favourite Saying, --Sam- say it again Sam
Reg Clarke




On Dec 31, 2015, at 13:01, Sam Hoskins sam.hoskins@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

Speed is best verified in a SARL race. When the flag drops, the B.S. stops.




On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 1:54 PM, mskiby@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

it is faster than you will expect.  Will verify soon. :)



Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Martin Skiby
 

Exactly.  My wife won the Copperstate Dash three years in a row and took the Sun 100 in her Vari Eze.  No BS.  We we know a few things about making things go as fast as possible.  :)


Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Sam Hoskins
 

Sure - Just organize one and they will come.  Richard K and I are two Q-listers who have organized races. You can make it three.

I think there is one in Washington state.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 2:10 PM, mskiby@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Sam I notice every one of those races are back East.  Texas is the closest.  Any change of holding them in the West Coast some time?



Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Martin Skiby
 

Sam I notice every one of those races are back East.  Texas is the closest.  Any change of holding them in the West Coast some time?


Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Sam Hoskins
 

Speed is best verified in a SARL race. When the flag drops, the B.S. stops.




On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 1:54 PM, mskiby@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

it is faster than you will expect.  Will verify soon. :)



Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Martin Skiby
 

it is faster than you will expect.  Will verify soon. :)


Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Martin Skiby
 

Mike, just going by the pilot claim on the pass. We will do some additional testing fur sure however this has always been a quick plane and we did do a few more improvements in the rebuild. Let's hope we are accurate and can prove it. Wouldn't that be great!

Martin


Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Mike Dwyer
 

I call BS on a tri Q going 205.   He didn't put the units in so maybe it's in a dive or maybe he's using kilometers per hour!  Maybe an AS calibration is in need?
Happy new year.
Mike Q200

On Dec 30, 2015 10:55 AM, "mskiby@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Jay,


Nice job on getting close.  I don't know if you remember me but you loaned me your incidence tool for the main wing and I bought your extra nose gear.  Anyway we completed (finally) the project and it flew a few weeks ago.  The CG ended up at 39.6 inches and with all in our weight was 725lbs for the TriQ200.  The CG worked out with my son at 190 to just be at the forward end of the range when he flew it and it went very well.  I will attach a spreadsheet that I did for the TriQ200 that may assist in some calculations.

My son did the standard taxi tests at increasing speeds and after about 4 of them pulled it off and flew like a champ.  Only needed some additional trim on the ailerons so it would quit turning left with him in the seat.

Also the incidence we set seems to be nearly perfect but I wish I would have raised the back of the wing just a bit more for a little less incidence in the main wing.  We are running the reflexer jsut about 1/8 inch up to trim the elevators to perfect.  She is doing passes at 205 indicated with no wheel pants.  I will post some photos also.

Please let me know if I can help in any way to get you in the air.

Martin Skiby


Re: Tri-Q finish weight and balance estimate

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Martin,

Yes, I remember you using the tool, and also you may remember that I made a quick stop to see it after you had installed the new wing when I was in Bakersfield for work. You bought me a nice lunch at the diner near the field. Thanks for that.

I have the spreadsheet from your wing/canard measurements and it shows that you are flying at about minus 0.5 degrees decalage, which is just shy of the minus 1 decalage in the original Q-200 (N81QA). The majority of the Tri-Q's have a more negative decalage (meaning any combination of MW trailing edge higher or Canard leading edge higher). That is apparently where you would have preferred based on your comment that you would like to lose the need for reflexor.  I think you are in a nice place for flight if you are seeing airspeeds that high with no wheel pants. The plane looks really fast, so I am sure that helps :-) I hope to be joining you in the air in 2016. Congratulations to you and your son for a job well done.

Cheers,
Jay


Re: Pitot /Static System

Martin Skiby
 

Jim,  Come on down to MIT some time and see us.  

Martin


Re: nylaflow question

Martin Skiby
 

Nice job.

I took my nylaflow all the way to the brake, but installed a sleeve of larger nylaflow in the gear leg so I can easily change the tube at any time.  Has not been changed since 1995 at this point and is doing fine.  I use Fiber Frax and aluminum tape for a heat barrier.  Works great.  Your install looks mush heartier however and a great idea.

Make sure to still use Frax and tape on the gear leg to protect from heat.  Just on the gear next to the brake disc.  I have seen a Long Eze gear fail in taxi from super heating the gear leg on a long taxi.  Not pretty.


Re: Fibreglassing ply

Martin Skiby
 

I would flox a couple of nut plates into the foam then install a screw in them with a long shank and put some vaseline on it.  Glass around the screw with your layups.  # layers should do it.  Unscrew them and grind flat. You now have a mounting pad with nut plates. As for the Pitot.  Say with the aluminum if you like, but install some foam behind it and around the tube and form to look like a modern Pitot from a bonanza.  It will povide strength without much weight, but also will provide less drag than the tube itself.



Re: New flight

Martin Skiby
 

We are in Bakersfield CA and actually just moved to MIT in Shafter with a new hanger.  The home of Strega and some really nice airport folks.  You are all invited out whenever you want to come.


Re: New flight

Martin Skiby
 

Will do.  We did some modifications to the gear when we got it as I was not happy with the design on the top.  We added some gussets and it has worked fine thus far.  However when I got it back I notice it has been bent at the nose wheel so someone has landed it hard.  Went on a bit crooked, but we decided to leave for now.  I would like the source for the new gear as well as a source for the Belevue washers for the existing one.

11821 - 11840 of 55645