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Re: Jan 1 flight

Kevin Sheeley
 

I flew also, over to the Atlantic Ocean up the coast a bit and over to lake Okeechobee and back for 1.2 hours. I love flying on the last day and first day of the year.

Kevin S.


Re: Jan 1 flight

 

I flu too.  Did t & go's for 1.2 hrs in the Q-1 N494K w/ geese.  Yup gooses and a huge flock of Starlings.  For some reason tower said they had been loitering around HUF for a few weeks.  Had to keep an eye on em.  Fantastically smooth air, temps in the low 40's and an all around great day to fly.  And....for the first time in all my years of flying I flew on the shortest day of the year (21 Dec) & New Year's Day (1 Jan) in consecutive years 10 days apart.  Don't know if that'd qualify for a bucket list thing but cool nonetheless.  Keith 


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Kevin,

 

I was going to fly the Luscombe today but we were overcast at 300' until 1500, then it was time for my nap.

 

Sam Kittle

 

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Kevin,
I always enjoy your helpful tips and words of encouragement:)
And no. I did not bring in the new year with a flight. I had the heater turned on and all good intentions but we got covered in a sheet of ice by 9:00 and snow thereafter. So I was worried about my takeoffs outnumbering my landings.
Regards,
LF

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> On Jan 1, 2017, at 9:20 PM, Kevin Boddicker trumanst@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
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> Ok. A show of hands. Who celebrated in the new year today with a flight.
> I know Sam's reason as he flew yesterday.
> I did go flying today. 1.5 hours of pure enjoyment. Did one touch and go at DEH, flew to 3Y2 for another touch and go. Then flew over the big city covered with snow. All is still white around here, but 40 miles south the snow is gone. Back to DEH, but was not ready to quit at that point. Flew to CJJ and then turned around and back to DEH for landing.
> Good landing there, and still able to re-use the plane.
> The freedom of flight is an awesome thing of pure joy.
> For those flying, keep at it. For those still building, get your asses to work!!!
> All the best for 2017. May your landings equal your departures!
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Re: Jan 1 flight

Sam Kittle
 

Kevin,

 

I was going to fly the Luscombe today but we were overcast at 300' until 1500, then it was time for my nap.

 

Sam Kittle

 

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Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2017 8:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Jan 1 flight

 

 

Kevin,
I always enjoy your helpful tips and words of encouragement:)
And no. I did not bring in the new year with a flight. I had the heater turned on and all good intentions but we got covered in a sheet of ice by 9:00 and snow thereafter. So I was worried about my takeoffs outnumbering my landings.
Regards,
LF

Short & simple from my mobile

> On Jan 1, 2017, at 9:20 PM, Kevin Boddicker trumanst@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
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> Ok. A show of hands. Who celebrated in the new year today with a flight.
> I know Sam's reason as he flew yesterday.
> I did go flying today. 1.5 hours of pure enjoyment. Did one touch and go at DEH, flew to 3Y2 for another touch and go. Then flew over the big city covered with snow. All is still white around here, but 40 miles south the snow is gone. Back to DEH, but was not ready to quit at that point. Flew to CJJ and then turned around and back to DEH for landing.
> Good landing there, and still able to re-use the plane.
> The freedom of flight is an awesome thing of pure joy.
> For those flying, keep at it. For those still building, get your asses to work!!!
> All the best for 2017. May your landings equal your departures!
>
> Kevin Boddicker
> Tri Q200 N7868B 409 hrs
> Luana, IA
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Re: Jan 1 flight

Lynn French
 

Kevin,
I always enjoy your helpful tips and words of encouragement:)
And no. I did not bring in the new year with a flight. I had the heater turned on and all good intentions but we got covered in a sheet of ice by 9:00 and snow thereafter. So I was worried about my takeoffs outnumbering my landings.
Regards,
LF

Short & simple from my mobile

On Jan 1, 2017, at 9:20 PM, Kevin Boddicker trumanst@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

Ok. A show of hands. Who celebrated in the new year today with a flight.
I know Sam's reason as he flew yesterday.
I did go flying today. 1.5 hours of pure enjoyment. Did one touch and go at DEH, flew to 3Y2 for another touch and go. Then flew over the big city covered with snow. All is still white around here, but 40 miles south the snow is gone. Back to DEH, but was not ready to quit at that point. Flew to CJJ and then turned around and back to DEH for landing.
Good landing there, and still able to re-use the plane.
The freedom of flight is an awesome thing of pure joy.
For those flying, keep at it. For those still building, get your asses to work!!!
All the best for 2017. May your landings equal your departures!

Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q200 N7868B 409 hrs
Luana, IA

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Re: Jan 1 flight

John Hartley
 

I'm still converting the Tri-Q200 to fuel injection and digital ignition. Instead, I took the family in my turbo mooney to KGAS (Gallipolis, OH) for buffalo wild wings - it's a 300yd walk from the FBO. Really friendly FBO there who has an El Camino for a crew car. The mothman museum is a 5 minute drive from the airport, so it makes for a comical day trip if anyone is looking for something to get into. 

John Hartley
Tri Q200 N666GB 130 hrs
Chillicothe, OH

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Ok. A show of hands. Who celebrated in the new year today with a flight.
I know Sam's reason as he flew yesterday.
I did go flying today. 1.5 hours of pure enjoyment. Did one touch and go at DEH, flew to 3Y2 for another touch and go. Then flew over the big city covered with snow. All is still white around here, but 40 miles south the snow is gone. Back to DEH, but was not ready to quit at that point. Flew to CJJ and then turned around and back to DEH for landing.
Good landing there, and still able to re-use the plane.
The freedom of flight is an awesome thing of pure joy.
For those flying, keep at it. For those still building, get your asses to work!!!
All the best for 2017. May your landings equal your departures!

Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q200 N7868B 409 hrs
Luana, IA


Jan 1 flight

Kevin Boddicker
 

Ok. A show of hands. Who celebrated in the new year today with a flight.
I know Sam's reason as he flew yesterday.
I did go flying today. 1.5 hours of pure enjoyment. Did one touch and go at DEH, flew to 3Y2 for another touch and go. Then flew over the big city covered with snow. All is still white around here, but 40 miles south the snow is gone. Back to DEH, but was not ready to quit at that point. Flew to CJJ and then turned around and back to DEH for landing.
Good landing there, and still able to re-use the plane.
The freedom of flight is an awesome thing of pure joy.
For those flying, keep at it. For those still building, get your asses to work!!!
All the best for 2017. May your landings equal your departures!

Kevin Boddicker
Tri Q200 N7868B 409 hrs
Luana, IA


Re: Quickheads Q2 Package

Norm Parmley <norm_parm@...>
 

What is available on the net for free is the assembly manual. There are no "true" plans for construction from scratch. Thou, some have built from scratch by gathering the information, and making molds. The packages offer a lot of information.

Richard Kaczmarek is now the "go-to-guy" for the "Q" bird. https://www.facebook.com/richard.kaczmarek.39  
He runs the Quickheads website, and offers parts, rebuild birds, and a lot of past experience. I got a rebuild project from him a few months back.

The Q2, Q200, and  Tri-Q maybe an older design but is still as sleek, and sexy as ever.

My 2 cents.........


From: "Allan afarr@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 7:10 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Quickheads Q2 Package

 
Plans are available free online





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Summary of 2016

Kevin Sheeley
 

All,


For 2016, I flew my plane 119.0 hours with a trip to Oshkosh from southern Florida being a highlight.


Kevin Sheely (Q200, O200A, dragger, 194.8 hours total, Florida)



Re: Quickheads Q2 Package

Allan Farr
 

Plans are available free online





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Re: Weight of Canard and Wing/Gascolator

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Jim,

I am planning on doing first flight, but need to get to the end of the tunnel first. I will be excited to get the whole thing through final paint, hopefully early this spring. Once I get the official paperwork, I will start being aggressive on transition training before any first flight.  I will keep you posted when I get there. I appreciate everyone's contribution to my long and continuing effort.

Hope you have a great flight today to start 2017 out right.

Is Sam K already flying his Q200 already, or is he flying something else?

Cheers,
Jay


2016 RAFE Presidents Letter of Thanks and state of the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience.

Ryszard Zadow
 

This past year has had so many great moments and great people. The most memorable and important was the awesome gift from the family of David Brown. The Brown family’s donation of David Browns beautiful LongEZ was significant and symbolic in so many ways. It completely validated the concept of the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience. There’s no longer any doubt that what we seek to accomplish can be done. It takes that first step, that “leap of faith”, to look forward towards your vision. Without all the support from those that shared this vision it would’ve never happened. Unending thanks to the Brown family.

The great network of Canard people has proven invaluable. Canardians around the globe have stepped up and helped at the right moment to allow us to keep making progress. Without people wearing our T-shirts and talking about the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience, Mike Brown and Todd Hensley wouldn’t have been directed to us and started a conversation about what to do with their family’s project. Todd Hensley facilitated the donation of the Varieze project of his father, Dwayne Hensley. We take great pride in becoming the caretakers of Dwayne’s project. Once again it validates the concept. The Hensley family now has the security that Dwayne’s lifetime of work will carry on educating the public about these great airplanes by keeping them in the forefront of homebuilt aviation. Thank you Todd, Dwayne and the entire Hensley family for believiing in us. Thanks to Dug Hurd and Ray Parker who stepped up to collect and store the Hensley Varieze for us. Big Thanks to Chris Calovini and Jamie Hicks who braved 6 degree temperatures to pick up the entire project and O-200 engine and transport it to Chris’s airplane paint facility, AV8 aircraft painting, in Marion Ohio.

Another significant donation was a Velocity donated to us by Proxy Technologies. Though not a true Rutan design, we felt obligated to accept this donation due to the aircrafts unique history. Proxy developed the first autonomously flown canard aircraft that was a competitor to the Predator UAV. Once again Canardians stepped up to help. Moving a Velocity airframe is no small task and many, many thanks to Fred Wimberly and Ron Springer who dis-assembled the Velocity, secured a place to store it in Cumberland Maryland and transported it there. We’d love to see this unique aircraft fly again so please pass the word about it.

No donation goes unappreciated. We posted on Facebook recently asking for people to consider donating stuff they had around their hangars and boxes started to appear. Many thanks to Dan Fuerst and Liz Stevey. These parts will help complete the restoration of N1RZ, a Varieze donated to us last year by Laura Zahner who with her husband Robert built and flew N1RZ. This will become the first flying Varieze of the RAFE. Thank you, Laura, Doug, Liz and especially Ron Scarbro who towed a trailer all the way to Atlanta to retrieve 1RZ and bring it to our hangar workshop in Waller, Texas.
2016 ends with the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience having 3 flying LongEZ’s, one donated and two on loan, and two more donated airplanes that are so very close to being assembled and flown. Soon in 2017 we will have FIVE airplanes bearing the RAFE logo!
2017 is going to be an exciting year!

-We have two donated airplanes that will fly in 2017, 1RZ and Jim Madsen’s LongEZ, 83JM.

-We’re working with Tony Warnock to build a dedicated two seat LongEZ training aircraft and dual check out training program.

- Our manuals, which describe the way we do business, are being finalized.

-We’re going to finish the canard formation training program and get our own FAST credential.

- Most important, the CozyJet will FLY AGAIN! Lots of work is left to accomplish this goal. Standby for a fundraising campaign to help us over the last hurdles to repair and improve the CozyJet. We have engines identified, sponsors willing to give us components and improvements that not just improve safety but make the CozyJet more of a crowd pleaser than it even has been. The CozyJet is the one thing that brings attention to the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience like no other aircraft. Together with awesome airplanes like David Browns’ LongEZ and the other restorations the RAFE is doing we WILL put Burt Rutans designs back into center stage at OSH and other aviation venues. More importantly, as we grow and evolve we get closer to one of our major goals of developing a EZ FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION TEAM.

2017 already has a challenging list to accomplish and none of can be done without people and funding. Restoring aircraft takes time and money. Operating the airplanes donated to us takes time and money. Imagine what it will take to field a flight demonstration team? That takes skilled Pilots, committed people and sponsorship. Driven by the achievements of 2016, I have no doubt Canardians around the globe will help step up make these dreams reality. As you’ve heard me say many times before, I can’t fly all these airplanes by myself. Get involved, become an RAFE PILOT, SPONSOR or MENTOR. Look up, WAY UP because we ARE the “Homebuilts that led to Space” and we will continue to LEAD!

Sincerely,
Ryszard Zadow
Founder and President.
Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience
Waller County Aviation Museum

 

 

 


Re: I'm finally Mag-less

Michel Royer
 

Thank you, getting info with this one...
Cheers..
Michel..


Any Q-1 build logs/blogs out there?

Dave Anderson <usaf_david@...>
 

I'm interested to look through a Q-1 build. Does anyone know of a build log or blog out there?


Regards,


Dave Anderson


Re: I'm finally Mag-less

mylittlemgb@...
 

Try Simple Digital Systems


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

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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


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