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Re: I'm finally Mag-less

britmcman99
 


Phil


On Dec 31, 2016, at 3:29 PM, royerm2@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

either i'm not too lucky with google but I get more back

about ski-doo CDI than anything else...Lol.

Should i be searching for SDI electronic/ignition or else??

I appreciate your help...
All the best in 2017..
Michel


Re: I'm finally Mag-less

Michel Royer
 

either i'm not too lucky with google but I get more back
about ski-doo CDI than anything else...Lol.

Should i be searching for SDI electronic/ignition or else??

I appreciate your help...
All the best in 2017..
Michel


Re: Weight of Canard and Wing/Gascolator

Jim Patillo
 

Excellent move Jay. You don't need one. You must be getting excited to near the finish. Are you going to fly the first flight? It was fun and memorable for me. We literally went on a 2 week cruise the next day. Don't think I came down from that natural high for the entire trip. August 2000.

Planning to ring in the new year with 1 January 2017
Quickie flight over the foothills. No better way to start the new year!

Sam K. Are you flying anywhere tomorrow?

Jim P
N46JP
Q200


Re: I'm finally Mag-less

Sam Hoskins
 

Look at SDI.

Sam

Sent via wireless Gizmo.

On Dec 31, 2016 4:14 PM, "royerm2@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Sad... indeed.

Regards


Re: I'm finally Mag-less

Michel Royer
 

Sad... indeed.
Regards


Re: I'm finally Mag-less

Sam Hoskins
 

Sadly, they are out of business.

On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 1:56 PM, royerm2@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hi Sam....  Can you point me to a website or so on your new Electronic ignition,  no idea about this EC2/EC3 brand name.


I'm also looking at replacing my remaining Mag..

Cheers ..

P.S  very nice work under the cowling

Michel



Re: Quickheads Q2 Package

victor taylor
 

I bought the Q-200 package recently and in my opinion it's worth every penny. 

Victor 


On Dec 31, 2016, at 1:47 PM, Mike Dwyer q2pilot@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

1. Does anyone have any opinions on the Quickheads.com info package for the Q2?  Is it worth the $99 or no?

Sorry, no opinion.  But if your building a Q and you don't have a full set of plans then it is Priceless!

2.Has anyone used Slack? 

I went and checked out the Slack web site as I'd never heard of it.  Us old timers are used to the yahoo group and unless Yahoo goes away I doubt we will be changing.  

Happy New Year to all!
Mike N3QP Q200

 
On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 8:51 PM, taildragger08@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hello Everyone,


Got the Q moved to the work space the week before christmas. Dropped the wheels out, aired them up and put them back in.  They hold air so I can roll the plane around.  I am currently inventorying all the parts.


My questions for everyone is:

1. Does anyone have any opinions on the Quickheads.com info package for the Q2?  Is it worth the $99 or no?

2.Has anyone used Slack?  I built one of the Stratux ADSB units and that build community uses slack.  It is much easier to navigate topics and always seems super organized.  Would that platform be something this community would be interested in?


Kyle



Re: I'm finally Mag-less

Michel Royer
 

Hi Sam....  Can you point me to a website or so on your new Electronic ignition,  no idea about this EC2/EC3 brand name.

I'm also looking at replacing my remaining Mag..

Cheers ..

P.S  very nice work under the cowling

Michel


Re: Quickheads Q2 Package

Mike Dwyer
 

1. Does anyone have any opinions on the Quickheads.com info package for the Q2?  Is it worth the $99 or no?

Sorry, no opinion.  But if your building a Q and you don't have a full set of plans then it is Priceless!

2.Has anyone used Slack? 

I went and checked out the Slack web site as I'd never heard of it.  Us old timers are used to the yahoo group and unless Yahoo goes away I doubt we will be changing.  

Happy New Year to all!
Mike N3QP Q200

 

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 8:51 PM, taildragger08@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hello Everyone,


Got the Q moved to the work space the week before christmas. Dropped the wheels out, aired them up and put them back in.  They hold air so I can roll the plane around.  I am currently inventorying all the parts.


My questions for everyone is:

1. Does anyone have any opinions on the Quickheads.com info package for the Q2?  Is it worth the $99 or no?

2.Has anyone used Slack?  I built one of the Stratux ADSB units and that build community uses slack.  It is much easier to navigate topics and always seems super organized.  Would that platform be something this community would be interested in?


Kyle



Re: I'm finally Mag-less

Bruce Crain
 


I'm finally Mag-less

Sam Hoskins
 

Just flew off my 10 hours required by the FAA. I also did some other flight testing. Here is a blog post with details and a few photos.


Cheers,

Sam


BBQ and Weigh in at KMIT

Martin Skiby
 

I just purchased a set of digital/wireless scales that we will make available next week during the BBQ.  So let's weigh some planes.  These are Proform scales for weighing race cars and can handle 1750 lbs per pad.    The BBQ starts at 1300hrs and I hope to see many of you here.  Again when you get there look for the A26 and park around the other Quickies that will be there.  We have two that will be there.  BBQ hamburgers and fixens provided and hanger talk of course.  We will set up to weigh planes in the large wooden hangers behind the bomber.  I will also have a set up to raise the tails to level with the scales if you want to check CG as well as get a total weight.


Let's hope for good weather and see you all on the 7th


Quickheads Q2 Package

Kyle Voltz
 

Hello Everyone,


Got the Q moved to the work space the week before christmas. Dropped the wheels out, aired them up and put them back in.  They hold air so I can roll the plane around.  I am currently inventorying all the parts.


My questions for everyone is:

1. Does anyone have any opinions on the Quickheads.com info package for the Q2?  Is it worth the $99 or no?

2.Has anyone used Slack?  I built one of the Stratux ADSB units and that build community uses slack.  It is much easier to navigate topics and always seems super organized.  Would that platform be something this community would be interested in?


Kyle


Re: Weight of Canard and Wing

Jay Scheevel
 

I copied some of your "extras" Jim. Also, tossed the gascolator up and it came back down so I left it off.

Cheers,
Jay


Canard Tip Landing Gear

Dave Anderson <usaf_david@...>
 

Would someone who currently flys or has experience with the canard tip mounted landing gear (original design) please contact me offline at this email address? I have some specific questions. Thanks!


Regards,


Dave Anderson


Re: Weight of Canard and Wing

Jim Patillo
 

Remember what Burt said........"if you throw it up and it comes back down it's to heavy. My Q200/0200 weighs 740 lbs but it has a lot of "extras" that added weight. Doesn't seem to affect the performance much tho. Still a blast!

Daily Driver
Jim Patillo
N46JP Q200


Re: Weight of Canard and Wing

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Richard,

Sounds like you are making good progress on your projects. Keep us posted.

Battery (or perhaps batteries) will go behind the seat-back. I intend to install at least one of the EarthX LiFePo batteries. The LiFePo are much lighter than the standard lead acid battery with better cranking power. The EarthX version LiFePo contains electronics that protects the battery from any adverse voltage situations, so it becomes very difficult to damage it under nearly any circumstance. The Jabiru is lighter than the O-200, but I have mounted it a bit farther forward using the same mount that Paul Spackman has, so the moment is about the same as the O-200.

About my engine. I actually have a Jabiru not a Camit. Although the Camit was a very close version of the Jab, and by all accounts, better. They (Camit) have now gone belly up and all of their manufacturing equipment has been repossessed and sold at auction last month. I am not sure what the future portends, but there is always the possibility of a Phoenix moment for Camit if some of that equipment ends up in the right hands.

With respect to my engine. Jabiru is still in business, so the engine is marginally supported. Basically, the Jab is a well built engine, but is not as robust as the typical LycCon, so it is not a "set it and forget it" engine. With appropriate care, the Jabiru is a solidly reliable engine.

I have made some mods to mine that will add to this reliability. The only Camit mods that I have incorporated are as follows: I replaced the early hydraulic lifters (original in my engine) with solid lifters and associated rockers, bushings and pushrods...all Camit. I also installed Camit's thermostatically controlled oil cooler attachment. This replaces the Jabiru one, which has unregulated flow to the oil cooler. The thermostat mod should allow the engine oil to heat to operating temp faster.

The other mods that I have added are all made by Rotec Aerosport (the Aussie company that makes the radial engines). The most significant Rotec mod is the liquid cooled heads mod. If you recall the Voyager (round the world rutan aircraft), it had a one of a kind Continental IOL-200 engine on the rear with specially made liquid cooled heads. The Rotec design is similar to that, inasmuch as the cooling is only in the head itself, not the entire cylinder. The barrels remain air cooled. I have replaced the original Bing carburetor with Rotec's throttle body injector (TBI). That is significantly simpler than the Bing and allows for simpler, more direct mixture control. The overall size of the TBI, also allows me to have essentially a flat firewall. The third mod is to replace the fixed magnet generator/alternator that is integral with the flywheel in the Jab (nominally 17-amps). This is removed entirely and replaced with a more "conventional" belt driven alternator. This Rotec mod comes with a 40-amp automotive alternator. I decided I did not like the integral regulator in the Rotec supplied Chinese alternator, so I bought a B&C alternator of the same size and the B&C regulator to go along with it. I have installed the regulator on the interior side of the firewall to keep it cooler. The overall effect of my mods, once you consider the radiators, hoses, ducting, coolant, brackets, etc. adds about 10 pounds to the overall installation. All up, the engine with everything is about 194 pounds, as opposed to 184 in the original configuration.

Cheers,
Jay


Re: Weight of Canard and Wing

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Sam,

Merry Christmas. My last weight was 625 pounds. I had thrown in a bunch of shot bags to account for a number of things like avionics, battery and fluids, but it was probably an underestimate. My guess at this point is I will not make my advertised minimum empty weight of 650 pounds. I will have a better estimate in a month or so, after I get the rest of the fuselage ready for paint. Will keep you posted. Everything I do seems to make it heavier...imagine that..

Cheers,
Jay


1/2vw Q1

MATT HUGHES
 

Hello all,

I'm new to the group. I have restored and am flying a plans built Q1 (original config*) in Alberta Canada. I have posted a few videos on YouTube( https://youtu.be/tOtvNmYGqoo ). I have flown mostly tailwheel( AG planes), but have some some twin IFR commercial experience as well. I find the Q1 a very fun plane to fly. The only experience I have with canards and quickies is with my quickie.

I have the original onan 20hp engine and can get 3300rpm at static with 42x30 prop. Stall is 58mph IAS, cruise at 3200rpm is 90mph. 1100ft takeoff at 480lbs, 3500ft ASL. 300lbs empty. I think I'm getting good performance based on what I've read.

Any idea on prop pitch in can put on a 32hp 1/2vw for Q1. I have read in back posts that 1/2vw engines have been installed on Q1's but I cannot seem to find details like, performance, configurations ect.

*I have converted hand brakes to heel. Changed tailwheel swivel rake angle to neutral for better ground handling. Changed tailwheel deflection for tighter turning. Aileron reflexor. Aerovee trim on elevator.

Thanks in advance
Matt
Matthughes@...


Re: Call to John Forde

MATT HUGHES
 

John,

Sure. I have a 1/2vw 32hp engine. I want to swap the onan out, but I rebuilt the onan with all new upgraded parts so it's a shame. I wanted to keep it original but..... a little more speed would be nice.

Merry Christmas

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