Date   
Jerry come lately

Jerry Marstall
 

I am slow on the trigger, but today I experienced my first flight of the year.  There are legitimate reasons – so I believe.

 

June 19, 2019, I had my left knee replaced.  That grounded me for tooooo long.  I did get a chance to fly twice at the end of October before having my right knee replaced on November 4.  That likewise kept me out of the air until today.  Actually, I could have flown a little earlier, but in between the two knee surgeries I somehow came up with a hernia.  That delayed my flying for another 4 weeks.  Not so much that I couldn’t fly during the hernia recovery, the doctor was concerned about the force required to push the tail down and spin the plane around to then push it uphill out of the hangar.  Guess I should not have described that part to him.

 

Fortunately, Nancy took me for a couple of rides over the last two weeks to familiarize me with the art of flying.  Today was the perfect day.  CAVU and calm.  As in the past, I found that muscle memory carried me through the flying maneuvers, but I really lose familiarity with the cockpit.

I know what I want to look at, but I can’t seem to find it on the instrument panel.  No matter how much broomstick flying I do in the cockpit before a flight after a long layoff, I still have trouble finding the instrument I want to scan.  I know it isn’t old-age because I have always had this problem.  Fortunately, after a few minutes in the air, the instruments seem to relocate themselves to where I remember them being.

 

Anyway, I had my first flight of 2020 and it quickly reminded me of why we love this little airplane so much.  Worth every minute of construction time required to get one completed (if they ever are REALLY completed) and airborne.  For those still building, DON”T STOP.  Doing so will only cause you great lament in the future.

 

Wishing you all a great flying season.  Hope we can all get to Spring Fling and Field of Dreams!!

Jerry Marstall

Asheville, NC

Tri-Q200

900 hrs.

Re: Rutan Aircraft Showcase @ OSH 2019

Kevin Boddicker
 

Very nice Keith!
I was there, don’t know how I missed the show.
Thanks for the video.


Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B    500 
hrs
Luana, IA.



On Mar 2, 2020, at 10:42 AM, Keith Welsh <kflyav8@...> wrote:

Hello everyone,

“AIRSHOWSTUFF” recently released their video of the Rutan Aircraft Tribute Flight at last years Oshkosh 2019 during Thursday’s airshow.    

We were “Act Five” of the 18 acts that day.  The opportunity to fly in an Oshkosh Airshow is something everyone in our group thought would never happen.  
Heck I wondered if I’d ever fly my Quickie there let along do that. 

    The AirshowStuff crew did a great job....much better than the video done by
    EAA which is of the entire four hour show.  I can send that link if anyone is
    interested. 
                 
The video can be found at the link below.
    Keith Welsh N494K




Re: Flight Report/s

Richard Thomson
 

    Congrats Kevin, 500 hours is a great milestone to achieve.

Rich T.

On 02/03/2020 01:36, Kevin Boddicker wrote:
Been a long time since my last report. Damn!
Flew last week for the first time this year, but for a biannual on 2/2.
Nice day forecast, and that came true.
Left DEH at 11:30 AM to meet Paul Fisher for lunch.Flight was great! Severe clear and bright sunshine. 45°F as well. 
Picked VTI because of favorable winds, although wind was light when we arrived.
I took Paul a used O-200 cylinder. He has use for one, but is not sure if he will rebuild, or buy new. 
Went to town for lunch an good conversation. 
Flight home was excellent as well. Had a strong crosswind, but didn’t effect ground speed much. Paul had a headwind to VTI, and haulled on the way home.
Made two good landings, and was happy with the day.

#2
Flew again today! 50°F+ today. Old saying, if March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion. Hope that”s wrong.
Went for two reasons. The obvious, because I could. AND I logged 500 hours on N7868B today!!
When I was building, I could only imagine being able to fly at all. Now I have flown her 500 hours. Again, never thought that would happen when 
elbow deep in a layup in some hell hole. 
It may not mean much to you high timers, but I’m happy today.


There is an old story about someone in Q the group, telling another from the Dragonfly group that he would kiss his ass, if,,,,????           
Well, I would have thought I might do the same if I ever got 500 hours on my plane, but I don’t have to. See attached.

Thanks Yimmie

Keep building, taxiing, painting, dreaming, working, 
It’s well worth it.


Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   500 hrs
Luana, IA.

I'll never tell!!!


Rutan Aircraft Showcase @ OSH 2019

 

Hello everyone,

“AIRSHOWSTUFF” recently released their video of the Rutan Aircraft Tribute Flight at last years Oshkosh 2019 during Thursday’s airshow.    

We were “Act Five” of the 18 acts that day.  The opportunity to fly in an Oshkosh Airshow is something everyone in our group thought would never happen.  
Heck I wondered if I’d ever fly my Quickie there let along do that. 

    The AirshowStuff crew did a great job....much better than the video done by
    EAA which is of the entire four hour show.  I can send that link if anyone is
    interested. 
                 
The video can be found at the link below.
    Keith Welsh N494K



Re: Flight Report/s

Jay Scheevel
 

Great reports, Kevin. Congrats on clearing the 500 hour hurdle. Must be weird to fly with a cylinder in the right seat instead of under the cowl.

 

I am happy to be putting hours on mine too, but pretty slow this winter. Not too much to report right now, since I have been working in California for the last 3 weeks and left the plane at home.

 

BTW, You are now the official photo historian of the Q-list!

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, TriQ2 N8WQ  84 hrs.

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2020 6:36 PM
To: Q List <Q-List@groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Flight Report/s

 

Been a long time since my last report. Damn!

Flew last week for the first time this year, but for a biannual on 2/2.

Nice day forecast, and that came true.

Left DEH at 11:30 AM to meet Paul Fisher for lunch.Flight was great! Severe clear and bright sunshine. 45°F as well. 

Picked VTI because of favorable winds, although wind was light when we arrived.

I took Paul a used O-200 cylinder. He has use for one, but is not sure if he will rebuild, or buy new. 

Went to town for lunch an good conversation. 

Flight home was excellent as well. Had a strong crosswind, but didn’t effect ground speed much. Paul had a headwind to VTI, and haulled on the way home.

Made two good landings, and was happy with the day.

 

#2

Flew again today! 50°F+ today. Old saying, if March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion. Hope that”s wrong.

Went for two reasons. The obvious, because I could. AND I logged 500 hours on N7868B today!!

When I was building, I could only imagine being able to fly at all. Now I have flown her 500 hours. Again, never thought that would happen when 

elbow deep in a layup in some hell hole. 

It may not mean much to you high timers, but I’m happy today.

 

 

There is an old story about someone in Q the group, telling another from the Dragonfly group that he would kiss his ass, if,,,,????           

Well, I would have thought I might do the same if I ever got 500 hours on my plane, but I don’t have to. See attached.

 

Thanks Yimmie

 

Keep building, taxiing, painting, dreaming, working, 

It’s well worth it.

 

Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   500 hrs
Luana, IA.


I'll never tell!!!

 

 

Re: Flight Report/s

One Sky Dog
 

Kevin,

Very nice report, alas the Dragonvair is still in reconstruction. I have to console my self with the Tri-Pacer 2020 7 hr 18 landings 1 air show and 1 hr of dual slow flight practice.

Forecast 73 F this weekend enjoy.

Your wingman from afar,

On Mar 1, 2020, at 6:36 PM, Kevin Boddicker <trumanst@...> wrote:

Been a long time since my last report. Damn!
Flew last week for the first time this year, but for a biannual on 2/2.
Nice day forecast, and that came true.
Left DEH at 11:30 AM to meet Paul Fisher for lunch.Flight was great! Severe clear and bright sunshine. 45°F as well. 
Picked VTI because of favorable winds, although wind was light when we arrived.
I took Paul a used O-200 cylinder. He has use for one, but is not sure if he will rebuild, or buy new. 
Went to town for lunch an good conversation. 
Flight home was excellent as well. Had a strong crosswind, but didn’t effect ground speed much. Paul had a headwind to VTI, and haulled on the way home.
Made two good landings, and was happy with the day.

#2
Flew again today! 50°F+ today. Old saying, if March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion. Hope that”s wrong.
Went for two reasons. The obvious, because I could. AND I logged 500 hours on N7868B today!!
When I was building, I could only imagine being able to fly at all. Now I have flown her 500 hours. Again, never thought that would happen when 
elbow deep in a layup in some hell hole. 
It may not mean much to you high timers, but I’m happy today.


There is an old story about someone in Q the group, telling another from the Dragonfly group that he would kiss his ass, if,,,,????           
Well, I would have thought I might do the same if I ever got 500 hours on my plane, but I don’t have to. See attached.

Thanks Yimmie

Keep building, taxiing, painting, dreaming, working, 
It’s well worth it.


Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   500 hrs
Luana, IA.

I'll never tell!!!


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Flight Report/s

Kevin Boddicker
 

Been a long time since my last report. Damn!
Flew last week for the first time this year, but for a biannual on 2/2.
Nice day forecast, and that came true.
Left DEH at 11:30 AM to meet Paul Fisher for lunch.Flight was great! Severe clear and bright sunshine. 45°F as well. 
Picked VTI because of favorable winds, although wind was light when we arrived.
I took Paul a used O-200 cylinder. He has use for one, but is not sure if he will rebuild, or buy new. 
Went to town for lunch an good conversation. 
Flight home was excellent as well. Had a strong crosswind, but didn’t effect ground speed much. Paul had a headwind to VTI, and haulled on the way home.
Made two good landings, and was happy with the day.

#2
Flew again today! 50°F+ today. Old saying, if March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion. Hope that”s wrong.
Went for two reasons. The obvious, because I could. AND I logged 500 hours on N7868B today!!
When I was building, I could only imagine being able to fly at all. Now I have flown her 500 hours. Again, never thought that would happen when 
elbow deep in a layup in some hell hole. 
It may not mean much to you high timers, but I’m happy today.


There is an old story about someone in Q the group, telling another from the Dragonfly group that he would kiss his ass, if,,,,????           
Well, I would have thought I might do the same if I ever got 500 hours on my plane, but I don’t have to. See attached.

Thanks Yimmie

Keep building, taxiing, painting, dreaming, working, 
It’s well worth it.


Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B   500 hrs
Luana, IA.

I'll never tell!!!


Re: Q2, Complete, Revmaster 2100D

Adrian Rogers
 

Yes, I’m hesitantly outing it up for sale. I’ll update the post later today. My apologies.

Sent from the ultimate iPhone 

On Feb 26, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Corbin via Groups.Io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

You are selling?

Corbin

On Feb 26, 2020, at 11:01 AM, Adrian Rogers <anrogers29@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

I have a Q2 in the final stage of flight, high speed taxi phase,over 30 hrs of taxi time,  I took over this project in 2014...slowly adding/fine tuning areas, new battery, airworthiness certificate is in hand. Call/email/txt for further details/demo of ground activity. Thank you - Adrian
<Q2_02_24_2020.jpg>

--

Corbin 
N33QR

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Martin Skiby
 

Mike,  I saw one years ago that was a swing mount so the guy could swing the engine out to get to accessory case.  It pushed the engine only about 2 inches farther forward I believe.  Looked like a good idea, but I decided it was not worth the extra work and weight and CG issues.




-----------------------------------------

From: "Mike Dwyer"
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday February 26 2020 11:20:03AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

The Quickies don't have a welded motor mount like a J3.  It would make the engine stick out too far forward.  It would not be a really hard thing to cut off the old firewall and glass in a new one for the 0-200A.
Mike Dwyer

YouTube Videos: https://goo.gl/yKEHfK
Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM <joe.hood@...> wrote:
New hard points for the O-200 mounted on the firewall or weld the current frame?

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Mike Dwyer
 

The Quickies don't have a welded motor mount like a J3.  It would make the engine stick out too far forward.  It would not be a really hard thing to cut off the old firewall and glass in a new one for the 0-200A.
Mike Dwyer

YouTube Videos: https://goo.gl/yKEHfK
Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM <joe.hood@...> wrote:
New hard points for the O-200 mounted on the firewall or weld the current frame?

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Mike Dwyer
 

The Quickie factory people determined that to use the heavier 0-200A engine that a LS1 wing with the carbon fiber spar was needed.  The GU spar ends 4 feet from the wing tips and is the weak point for landing loads.  Yes a couple of people have got some hours on a GU with the 0-200A but maybe they are exceptional pilots or haven't faced that sudden downburst yet...

Other changes.  Header tank, elevator control system, mass balancers on elevator and ailerons, stiffener stringers on back side of cowling, engine mounts.   
Mike Dwyer

YouTube Videos: https://goo.gl/yKEHfK
Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:31 AM Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:
Yes what Richard said.

No need for an LS Canard.  But there is a need to counter balance all control surfaces if not already done.


-----------------------------------------

From: "Richard Kaczmarek 3RD"
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday February 26 2020 8:04:06AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

1. New engine mounts 
2. A modification to the firewall 
3. A longer cowling 
Some will argue that is you don't have the LS1 canard you need to have it but but that just isn't true.

Richard 

Re: Q2, Complete, Revmaster 2100D

Corbin
 

You are selling?

Corbin

On Feb 26, 2020, at 11:01 AM, Adrian Rogers <anrogers29@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

I have a Q2 in the final stage of flight, high speed taxi phase,over 30 hrs of taxi time,  I took over this project in 2014...slowly adding/fine tuning areas, new battery, airworthiness certificate is in hand. Call/email/txt for further details/demo of ground activity. Thank you - Adrian
<Q2_02_24_2020.jpg>

--

Corbin 
N33QR

Q2, Complete, Revmaster 2100D

Adrian Rogers
 
Edited

I have a Q2 in the final stage of flight, high speed taxi phase,over 30 hrs of taxi time,  I took over this project in 2014...slowly adding/fine tuning areas, new battery, airworthiness certificate is in hand. Call/email/txt for further details/demo of ground activity. Located at the EAA Hangar in Camarillo, Ca. (KCMA)

Thank you - Adrian

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Martin Skiby
 

Good advice Jay,



-----------------------------------------

From: "Jay Scheevel"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday February 26 2020 8:37:47AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

Also, if using the GU, especially with the heavier engine, you will need to fit the canard with vortex generators to avoid contamination related lift degradation.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, N8WQ

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Martin Skiby
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:31 AM
To: 'main@Q-List.groups.io' <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Cc: 'main@q-list.groups.io' <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Yes what Richard said.

No need for an LS Canard.  But there is a need to counter balance all control surfaces if not already done.

 

-----------------------------------------

From: "Richard Kaczmarek 3RD"
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday February 26 2020 8:04:06AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

1. New engine mounts 

2. A modification to the firewall 

3. A longer cowling 

Some will argue that is you don't have the LS1 canard you need to have it but but that just isn't true.

 

Richard 

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Jay Scheevel
 

Also, if using the GU, especially with the heavier engine, you will need to fit the canard with vortex generators to avoid contamination related lift degradation.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, N8WQ

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Martin Skiby
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:31 AM
To: 'main@Q-List.groups.io' <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Cc: 'main@q-list.groups.io' <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Yes what Richard said.

No need for an LS Canard.  But there is a need to counter balance all control surfaces if not already done.

 

-----------------------------------------

From: "Richard Kaczmarek 3RD"
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday February 26 2020 8:04:06AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

1. New engine mounts 

2. A modification to the firewall 

3. A longer cowling 

Some will argue that is you don't have the LS1 canard you need to have it but but that just isn't true.

 

Richard 

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Martin Skiby
 

Yes what Richard said.

No need for an LS Canard.  But there is a need to counter balance all control surfaces if not already done.


-----------------------------------------

From: "Richard Kaczmarek 3RD"
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday February 26 2020 8:04:06AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

1. New engine mounts 
2. A modification to the firewall 
3. A longer cowling 
Some will argue that is you don't have the LS1 canard you need to have it but but that just isn't true.

Richard 

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Richard Kaczmarek 3RD
 

1. New engine mounts 
2. A modification to the firewall 
3. A longer cowling 
Some will argue that is you don't have the LS1 canard you need to have it but but that just isn't true.

Richard 

Re: Q2 to to Q200

Joe Hood
 

New hard points for the O-200 mounted on the firewall or weld the current frame?

Re: Looking for Alternative Canard layup schedules

Brian Larick
 

We’re these drawings ever uploaded?  I may have missed them.

Re: Q2 to to Q200

 

Money