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Re: Flight Report

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

There was a lot of "smooth" talk up to the point of landing.  Hummmm



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From: "Kevin Boddicker trumanst@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Date: 8/5/17 6:26 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "'jcrain2@...' jcrain2@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] Flight Report

 

All,
Just a short report of todays flight. Got up early to fly to DVN, the home of this years FOD Sept. 22-24.

DVN is the home of EAA Chapter 75. The first Sat. of every month they host coffee and rolls for anyone that wants to attend.

Launched at 7:45 AM and the air was smooth as silk. Climbed to 2500’ and still smooth. As a matter of fact, it was eerily smooth all the way, about 130 miles. Even the descent to pattern altitude was smooth, as was base and final.

Met Paul Fisher there and had said coffee and rolls. Spoke about the FOD, and who had committed this year. We have 13 planes the plan to arrive, as long as the weather cooperates. Got a new chapter hat that Paul had been holding for me, fired up and headed for DEH. Again the air was smooth above 2000’. I did climb to 3500’ just for fun. Not only was the air smooth, but the vents felt like I had AC. Went through a few bumps as I passed a front, but not too bad. Landed at DEH and ended the fun for today.
A perfect day for flying, good company at DVN, a good time was had by all.

Hope to see everyone at DVN for FOD. That includes you Jimmehy!

All the best,

Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 430 hrs
Luana, IA.


Flight Report

Kevin Boddicker
 

All,
Just a short report of todays flight. Got up early to fly to DVN, the home of this years FOD Sept. 22-24.

DVN is the home of EAA Chapter 75. The first Sat. of every month they host coffee and rolls for anyone that wants to attend.

Launched at 7:45 AM and the air was smooth as silk. Climbed to 2500’ and still smooth. As a matter of fact, it was eerily smooth all the way, about 130 miles. Even the descent to pattern altitude was smooth, as was base and final.

Met Paul Fisher there and had said coffee and rolls. Spoke about the FOD, and who had committed this year. We have 13 planes the plan to arrive, as long as the weather cooperates. Got a new chapter hat that Paul had been holding for me, fired up and headed for DEH. Again the air was smooth above 2000’. I did climb to 3500’ just for fun. Not only was the air smooth, but the vents felt like I had AC. Went through a few bumps as I passed a front, but not too bad. Landed at DEH and ended the fun for today.
A perfect day for flying, good company at DVN, a good time was had by all.

Hope to see everyone at DVN for FOD. That includes you Jimmehy!

All the best,




Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 430 hrs
Luana, IA.


Re: It's a car! It's a plane! Actually it's both at the EAA AirVentu

Richard Thomson
 


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Dave Dugas
 

Rod's coming too.....looking forward to it.




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-------- Original message --------
From "Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Date: 08/03/2017 11:35 AM (GMT-05:00)
To Q-LIST@...
Subject RE: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24


 

Great Dave, I look forward to seeing you!  I hope you are planning to drag Rod along with you.

Paul

On Aug 3, 2017 10:04 AM, "Dave Dugas davedq2@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Paul

Just reserved a room…..see you in September.

Dave D

 

From: Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:21 PM
To: q-list@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

 

 

I hope all of you are getting excited for the Flyin this year.  Based on the casual conversations with a number of people, we should have a pretty good turn out of airplanes this year!  If you are still building, this is the time to see Quickie, Q-2, and TriQ aircraft up close and personal, so please consider attending. We'll be at the Davenport Iowa airport (KDVN) at hangar E5 - you should be able to spot the Q birds parked nearby!

Most people arrive on Friday, so we may do a fly out lunch to Muscatine (KMUT).  It's really just an excuse for me to fly, but the fly out lunches to Keen NH were great fun in the past, so I thought we would try it again here.

Saturday is the big day, so if you can't make it on Friday, try to make it in by Saturday. If we can get people to stop flying and giving rides long enough, we'll have a cook out at the airport, so nobody should go hungry!

Sunday is typically departure day, but I plan to spend the entire day at the airport, so you are welcome to stay as long as you like!

If you haven't made hotel reservations, I arranged a special rate at the Quality Inn in Davenport.  Call 563-386-8336 and mention the "Quickie Builders" group. Flyers - you will not need ground transportation, I'll make sure everyone gets to and from the airport.

I'm sending this to the Q-list, but if anybody knows any Dragonfly folks, please pass this invitation along to them as well.  We always have a good time when we get together, so all flyers and builders are most welcome!

Feel free to contact me directly for any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Paul A. Fisher

Q-200 N17PF

 


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]

David J. Gall
 

Matthew,

The "Gall alignment" is only part of the equation. It isn't complete until you do the "Jim-Bob six-pack," too. Please do the independent toe brakes, etc. ASAP. Jim Patillo can fill you in on the details....

Welcome aboard!


David J. Gall


Re: It's a car! It's a plane! Actually it's both at the EAA AirVenture

sanjay <Sanjay@...>
 

Sam,  thanks for sharing that news link with the quickie community. Btw, this article later also appeared in USA Today. 
The article mentions 4 flying car concepts that were on display at OSH.,
Switch blade - airplane kit that transforms to a 3 wheel motor cycle, (Richard T remarked about the $140k  price)
Kitty hawk flyer - quad copter based design, flies over water,  not road based - sales imminent by year end
Uber elevate - a biz plan to deploy air taxis
Detroit Flying Cars - my project venture to build a decent flying airplane and a decent mid size electric car. No commercial assessment yet.  Still building with intent to flight test mid-2018.

Thanks
Sanjay

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-------- Original message --------
From: "Sam Hoskins sam.hoskins@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Date: 08/01/2017 6:47 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Quickie List <Q-LIST@...>
Subject: [Q-LIST] It's a car! It's a plane! Actually it's both at the EAA AirVenture

 


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

sanjay <Sanjay@...>
 

Hello Matthew,  great to hear from you. I have a q200 based at willow ruin airport (YIP) not very far from Toledo exec. 
I will be happy to assist, if needed. 7346587444.
Sanjay 





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-------- Original message --------
From: "Matthew Curcio mlcurcio89@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Date: 08/03/2017 2:44 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

 

I forgot to add in there that I am based out of Toledo executive airport (Ohio). Cell phone is a work number shouldn't be too much of a haul to get to the fly in - I do have another fly in at my home airport as well that weekend so we'll see how I coordinate those.


Matthew Curcio

734.693.6326





From: Q-LIST@... <Q-LIST@...> on behalf of Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:03 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24
 
 

Matthew, welcome to the Q family!  You didn't mention where you are located, but your area code indicates Detroit area.  I hope you can make it to Davenport in September.  It would be great to see you and your airplane (if you are comfortable with it by then).  Otherwise a road trip would be worth it!

Paul

On Aug 3, 2017 10:49 AM, "Matthew Curcio mlcurcio89@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hello,


I'm thinking this will be a decent enough time to introduce myself for now and hopefully I will be able to do so in person at this fly in. I purchased a Q-200 that originally received it's airworthiness certificate in '86. It and another Q-200 were built in unison by a couple of gentleman on our field and has also been in the area since then (same owner). It has 230 hours on it but has been parked in a hangar for the past 15 years. I have spent the last couple of months doing a very thorough annual inspection, including removing the tail section and all control surfaces for inspection and any corrosion on hardware / control linkages. I also removed the engine and inspected the cam and cylinders. The great news is everything is in really good condition. I did replace all of the wiring, really just to clean it up, and replaced all of the fuel system. I hate to be the guy that re-does aesthetic stuff before flying the thing but I did re-do the interior while I had the dash off for the electric and fuel system and put a fresh coat of paint on her. It is getting very close to flying, mostly I just want to check / modify the alignment with David Gall's procedure and then get the logbooks signed off. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Hoskins at Air venture this past week and he gave me some really good information as I prepare for the (second) first flight. I do want to add differential breaks per Sam's advice but I am going to have some interference with the controls for throttle, carb heat, mixture, and cabin heat all being in that area. I may push that off - scared to even say that I hope I don't regret it.


That's the airplane, as for me - I'm 27 years old, mechanical engineer. I built an Aventura II amhib that made its first flight 2 years ago. It's a blast for flying low and slow over the water -the complete opposite of the quickie's MO.  I learned to fly in a Pietenpol and I have 250 hours in the past 3 years - all tailwheel. I'm going to get some time in a friends (CFI) Thorp T-18 and also spend plenty of time taxi testing so I can get comfortable with the ground handling of the Quickie and a taildragger that flys and lands fast. 


Very happy to find an active group of Quickie builders and operators! We are all aware of some of the hazards of the quickie as far as first flights go so any advice or recommendations you all have I am more than happy to listen to!


Thanks,


Matthew Curcio

734.693.6326





From: Q-LIST@... <Q-LIST@...> on behalf of Dave Dugas davedq2@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:04 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]
 
 

Paul

Just reserved a room…..see you in September.

Dave D

 

From: Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:21 PM
To: q-list@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

 

 

I hope all of you are getting excited for the Flyin this year.  Based on the casual conversations with a number of people, we should have a pretty good turn out of airplanes this year!  If you are still building, this is the time to see Quickie, Q-2, and TriQ aircraft up close and personal, so please consider attending. We'll be at the Davenport Iowa airport (KDVN) at hangar E5 - you should be able to spot the Q birds parked nearby!

Most people arrive on Friday, so we may do a fly out lunch to Muscatine (KMUT).  It's really just an excuse for me to fly, but the fly out lunches to Keen NH were great fun in the past, so I thought we would try it again here.

Saturday is the big day, so if you can't make it on Friday, try to make it in by Saturday. If we can get people to stop flying and giving rides long enough, we'll have a cook out at the airport, so nobody should go hungry!

Sunday is typically departure day, but I plan to spend the entire day at the airport, so you are welcome to stay as long as you like!

If you haven't made hotel reservations, I arranged a special rate at the Quality Inn in Davenport.  Call 563-386-8336 and mention the "Quickie Builders" group. Flyers - you will not need ground transportation, I'll make sure everyone gets to and from the airport.

I'm sending this to the Q-list, but if anybody knows any Dragonfly folks, please pass this invitation along to them as well.  We always have a good time when we get together, so all flyers and builders are most welcome!

Feel free to contact me directly for any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Paul A. Fisher

Q-200 N17PF

 



Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Q plusTwo
 

Paul: Put me down for next year!
And everyone else: Keep nagging me so I make it! :)

Michael Dunning
Resuming building


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

ryan goodman
 

He's very reasonably. Just call him. 


On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Jerry Marstall jerrylm1986@... [Q-LIST]
wrote:
 

Earnest and I are booked. Jerry

On Aug 2, 2017 4:21 PM, "Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

I hope all of you are getting excited for the Flyin this year.  Based on the casual conversations with a number of people, we should have a pretty good turn out of airplanes this year!  If you are still building, this is the time to see Quickie, Q-2, and TriQ aircraft up close and personal, so please consider attending. We'll be at the Davenport Iowa airport (KDVN) at hangar E5 - you should be able to spot the Q birds parked nearby!

Most people arrive on Friday, so we may do a fly out lunch to Muscatine (KMUT).  It's really just an excuse for me to fly, but the fly out lunches to Keen NH were great fun in the past, so I thought we would try it again here.

Saturday is the big day, so if you can't make it on Friday, try to make it in by Saturday. If we can get people to stop flying and giving rides long enough, we'll have a cook out at the airport, so nobody should go hungry!

Sunday is typically departure day, but I plan to spend the entire day at the airport, so you are welcome to stay as long as you like!

If you haven't made hotel reservations, I arranged a special rate at the Quality Inn in Davenport.  Call 563-386-8336 and mention the "Quickie Builders" group. Flyers - you will not need ground transportation, I'll make sure everyone gets to and from the airport.

I'm sending this to the Q-list, but if anybody knows any Dragonfly folks, please pass this invitation along to them as well.  We always have a good time when we get together, so all flyers and builders are most welcome!

Feel free to contact me directly for any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Paul A. Fisher
Q-200 N17PF


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]

Mike Dwyer
 

Just curious what Lonnie charges for props?
I have a Marge Warnkee prop and it is not as thick as the pictured one.  That Carbon fibre looks pretty tho.
Thanks,
Mike Q200 N3QP


On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 3:49 PM, ryan goodman elboy0712@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Lonnie is pretty much freaking awesome....and beautiful props out of his shop as well!


On Thursday, August 3, 2017, 1:46:48 PM MDT, Matthew Curcio mlcurcio89@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:


 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Jerry Marstall
 

Earnest and I are booked. Jerry

On Aug 2, 2017 4:21 PM, "Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

I hope all of you are getting excited for the Flyin this year.  Based on the casual conversations with a number of people, we should have a pretty good turn out of airplanes this year!  If you are still building, this is the time to see Quickie, Q-2, and TriQ aircraft up close and personal, so please consider attending. We'll be at the Davenport Iowa airport (KDVN) at hangar E5 - you should be able to spot the Q birds parked nearby!

Most people arrive on Friday, so we may do a fly out lunch to Muscatine (KMUT).  It's really just an excuse for me to fly, but the fly out lunches to Keen NH were great fun in the past, so I thought we would try it again here.

Saturday is the big day, so if you can't make it on Friday, try to make it in by Saturday. If we can get people to stop flying and giving rides long enough, we'll have a cook out at the airport, so nobody should go hungry!

Sunday is typically departure day, but I plan to spend the entire day at the airport, so you are welcome to stay as long as you like!

If you haven't made hotel reservations, I arranged a special rate at the Quality Inn in Davenport.  Call 563-386-8336 and mention the "Quickie Builders" group. Flyers - you will not need ground transportation, I'll make sure everyone gets to and from the airport.

I'm sending this to the Q-list, but if anybody knows any Dragonfly folks, please pass this invitation along to them as well.  We always have a good time when we get together, so all flyers and builders are most welcome!

Feel free to contact me directly for any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Paul A. Fisher
Q-200 N17PF


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

ryan goodman
 

Lonnie is pretty much freaking awesome....and beautiful props out of his shop as well!


On Thursday, August 3, 2017, 1:46:48 PM MDT, Matthew Curcio mlcurcio89@... [Q-LIST] wrote:


 

That sounds about right except it's carbon fiber how Lonnie laminates his propellers. 


On Aug 3, 2017, at 2:25 PM, logistics_engineering@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

Jay it looks like a 60/68 Warnke Prop painted black to me.

Jim Patillo
Q200-N46JP


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Jay Scheevel
 

Thanks Matthew. I think that Jim P. nailed it as a Warnke, but it should be identified somewhere in the logbooks if you have them.

Cheers,
Jay


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]

Jay Scheevel
 

I think you are right Jim, now that I look more carefully. Good eye!

Cheers,
Jay


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Matthew Curcio
 

I forgot to add in there that I am based out of Toledo executive airport (Ohio). Cell phone is a work number shouldn't be too much of a haul to get to the fly in - I do have another fly in at my home airport as well that weekend so we'll see how I coordinate those.


Matthew Curcio

734.693.6326





From: Q-LIST@... on behalf of Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]
Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:03 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24
 
 

Matthew, welcome to the Q family!  You didn't mention where you are located, but your area code indicates Detroit area.  I hope you can make it to Davenport in September.  It would be great to see you and your airplane (if you are comfortable with it by then).  Otherwise a road trip would be worth it!

Paul

On Aug 3, 2017 10:49 AM, "Matthew Curcio mlcurcio89@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hello,


I'm thinking this will be a decent enough time to introduce myself for now and hopefully I will be able to do so in person at this fly in. I purchased a Q-200 that originally received it's airworthiness certificate in '86. It and another Q-200 were built in unison by a couple of gentleman on our field and has also been in the area since then (same owner). It has 230 hours on it but has been parked in a hangar for the past 15 years. I have spent the last couple of months doing a very thorough annual inspection, including removing the tail section and all control surfaces for inspection and any corrosion on hardware / control linkages. I also removed the engine and inspected the cam and cylinders. The great news is everything is in really good condition. I did replace all of the wiring, really just to clean it up, and replaced all of the fuel system. I hate to be the guy that re-does aesthetic stuff before flying the thing but I did re-do the interior while I had the dash off for the electric and fuel system and put a fresh coat of paint on her. It is getting very close to flying, mostly I just want to check / modify the alignment with David Gall's procedure and then get the logbooks signed off. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Hoskins at Air venture this past week and he gave me some really good information as I prepare for the (second) first flight. I do want to add differential breaks per Sam's advice but I am going to have some interference with the controls for throttle, carb heat, mixture, and cabin heat all being in that area. I may push that off - scared to even say that I hope I don't regret it.


That's the airplane, as for me - I'm 27 years old, mechanical engineer. I built an Aventura II amhib that made its first flight 2 years ago. It's a blast for flying low and slow over the water -the complete opposite of the quickie's MO.  I learned to fly in a Pietenpol and I have 250 hours in the past 3 years - all tailwheel. I'm going to get some time in a friends (CFI) Thorp T-18 and also spend plenty of time taxi testing so I can get comfortable with the ground handling of the Quickie and a taildragger that flys and lands fast. 


Very happy to find an active group of Quickie builders and operators! We are all aware of some of the hazards of the quickie as far as first flights go so any advice or recommendations you all have I am more than happy to listen to!


Thanks,


Matthew Curcio

734.693.6326





From: Q-LIST@... <Q-LIST@...> on behalf of Dave Dugas davedq2@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:04 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]
 
 

Paul

Just reserved a room…..see you in September.

Dave D

 

From: Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:21 PM
To: q-list@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

 

 

I hope all of you are getting excited for the Flyin this year.  Based on the casual conversations with a number of people, we should have a pretty good turn out of airplanes this year!  If you are still building, this is the time to see Quickie, Q-2, and TriQ aircraft up close and personal, so please consider attending. We'll be at the Davenport Iowa airport (KDVN) at hangar E5 - you should be able to spot the Q birds parked nearby!

Most people arrive on Friday, so we may do a fly out lunch to Muscatine (KMUT).  It's really just an excuse for me to fly, but the fly out lunches to Keen NH were great fun in the past, so I thought we would try it again here.

Saturday is the big day, so if you can't make it on Friday, try to make it in by Saturday. If we can get people to stop flying and giving rides long enough, we'll have a cook out at the airport, so nobody should go hungry!

Sunday is typically departure day, but I plan to spend the entire day at the airport, so you are welcome to stay as long as you like!

If you haven't made hotel reservations, I arranged a special rate at the Quality Inn in Davenport.  Call 563-386-8336 and mention the "Quickie Builders" group. Flyers - you will not need ground transportation, I'll make sure everyone gets to and from the airport.

I'm sending this to the Q-list, but if anybody knows any Dragonfly folks, please pass this invitation along to them as well.  We always have a good time when we get together, so all flyers and builders are most welcome!

Feel free to contact me directly for any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Paul A. Fisher

Q-200 N17PF

 



Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Matthew Curcio
 

That sounds about right except it's carbon fiber how Lonnie laminates his propellers. 


On Aug 3, 2017, at 2:25 PM, logistics_engineering@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

Jay it looks like a 60/68 Warnke Prop painted black to me.

Jim Patillo
Q200-N46JP


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]

Jim Patillo
 

Jay it looks like a 60/68 Warnke Prop painted black to me.

Jim Patillo
Q200-N46JP


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Matthew Curcio
 

Jay,

I cannot remember what the prop was but it is the original one that was on he plane - not a prince. It needed refinished and Lonnie prince  is a good friend and just down the road from me so I had him wrap it in carbon fiber and finish it for me and of course it looks fantastic and hopefully will hold up a little better than the wood alone. 


On Aug 3, 2017, at 2:00 PM, jay@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

Good looking aircraft, Matthew. Keep up the careful work towards flying. Looking at your prop, it looks like a Prince. Is that right? If so, what is the length and pitch?

Cheers,
Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q, still building


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]

Jay Scheevel
 

Good looking aircraft, Matthew. Keep up the careful work towards flying. Looking at your prop, it looks like a Prince. Is that right? If so, what is the length and pitch?

Cheers,
Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q, still building


Re: Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

Matthew Curcio
 

I really hope that the airplane and I will good to make it by then but if not I will either fly my Aventura over or something else. Thanks for the warm welcome!


On Aug 3, 2017, at 1:43 PM, Jerry Marstall jnmarstall@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote:

 

This is a young man that is going at it in the right way. 

Sure hope he is able to make it to KDVN.
Jerry


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...>
Date: 8/3/17 12:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

 

Matthew, welcome to the Q family!  You didn't mention where you are located, but your area code indicates Detroit area.  I hope you can make it to Davenport in September.  It would be great to see you and your airplane (if you are comfortable with it by then).  Otherwise a road trip would be worth it!

Paul

On Aug 3, 2017 10:49 AM, "Matthew Curcio mlcurcio89@... [Q-LIST]" <Q-LIST@...> wrote:
 

Hello,


I'm thinking this will be a decent enough time to introduce myself for now and hopefully I will be able to do so in person at this fly in. I purchased a Q-200 that originally received it's airworthiness certificate in '86. It and another Q-200 were built in unison by a couple of gentleman on our field and has also been in the area since then (same owner). It has 230 hours on it but has been parked in a hangar for the past 15 years. I have spent the last couple of months doing a very thorough annual inspection, including removing the tail section and all control surfaces for inspection and any corrosion on hardware / control linkages. I also removed the engine and inspected the cam and cylinders. The great news is everything is in really good condition. I did replace all of the wiring, really just to clean it up, and replaced all of the fuel system. I hate to be the guy that re-does aesthetic stuff before flying the thing but I did re-do the interior while I had the dash off for the electric and fuel system and put a fresh coat of paint on her. It is getting very close to flying, mostly I just want to check / modify the alignment with David Gall's procedure and then get the logbooks signed off. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Hoskins at Air venture this past week and he gave me some really good information as I prepare for the (second) first flight. I do want to add differential breaks per Sam's advice but I am going to have some interference with the controls for throttle, carb heat, mixture, and cabin heat all being in that area. I may push that off - scared to even say that I hope I don't regret it.


That's the airplane, as for me - I'm 27 years old, mechanical engineer. I built an Aventura II amhib that made its first flight 2 years ago. It's a blast for flying low and slow over the water -the complete opposite of the quickie's MO.  I learned to fly in a Pietenpol and I have 250 hours in the past 3 years - all tailwheel. I'm going to get some time in a friends (CFI) Thorp T-18 and also spend plenty of time taxi testing so I can get comfortable with the ground handling of the Quickie and a taildragger that flys and lands fast. 


Very happy to find an active group of Quickie builders and operators! We are all aware of some of the hazards of the quickie as far as first flights go so any advice or recommendations you all have I am more than happy to listen to!


Thanks,


Matthew Curcio

734.693.6326





From: Q-LIST@... <Q-LIST@...> on behalf of Dave Dugas davedq2@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:04 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24 [1 Attachment]
 
 

Paul

Just reserved a room…..see you in September.

Dave D

 

From: Paul Fisher rv7a.n18pf@... [Q-LIST]
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:21 PM
To: q-list@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Field of Dreams Flyin - Sep 22-24

 

 

I hope all of you are getting excited for the Flyin this year.  Based on the casual conversations with a number of people, we should have a pretty good turn out of airplanes this year!  If you are still building, this is the time to see Quickie, Q-2, and TriQ aircraft up close and personal, so please consider attending. We'll be at the Davenport Iowa airport (KDVN) at hangar E5 - you should be able to spot the Q birds parked nearby!

Most people arrive on Friday, so we may do a fly out lunch to Muscatine (KMUT).  It's really just an excuse for me to fly, but the fly out lunches to Keen NH were great fun in the past, so I thought we would try it again here.

Saturday is the big day, so if you can't make it on Friday, try to make it in by Saturday. If we can get people to stop flying and giving rides long enough, we'll have a cook out at the airport, so nobody should go hungry!

Sunday is typically departure day, but I plan to spend the entire day at the airport, so you are welcome to stay as long as you like!

If you haven't made hotel reservations, I arranged a special rate at the Quality Inn in Davenport.  Call 563-386-8336 and mention the "Quickie Builders" group. Flyers

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