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Re: Jerry come lately

Paul Fisher
 

Great to hear you are all put back together Jerry!  You beat me this year.  I just made my first Q flight of the year today - 10 days into March!  My excuse is not medical, but mechanical. 

My #4 cylinder had developed an exhaust leak that ate away the edge of the exhaust port, so I had to put on a new cylinder.  Kevin Boddicker had a usable cylinder left over, so he gave it to me (thanks Kevin!!).  I finally got everything back together today and flew it for 0.9 hours.  That's the good news.

The bad news is after about 45 minutes in the air at full power circling the airport, the engine "coughed" - like someone had turned the ignition off and back on again.  Only lasted a split second but seriously got my attention.  About a minute later it happened again, and again about 30 seconds after that.  So I called approach and told them I was headed back to land.  I had plenty of altitude and I was only about a mile north of the airport, so it wasn't a huge deal, but I was concerned! 

I landed long and taxied all the way to the end of the runway.  Just as I was turning off the runway the engine quit - prop stopped.  I was afraid I was going to have to push it back to the hangar, but it started right back up and I headed towards the barn.  About halfway back it died again.  Same symptom each time, like someone had turned of the ignition.  One more restart and I taxied uneventfully back to the hangar.  Throttle ups along the way all seemed normal.  Shut down at the hangar was also normal.

At this point, I'm assuming something is grounding the P-leads to the mags.  It didn't seem like a fuel issue (no sputtering, just instantly turned off).  I had enough for one day, so I'm going to sleep on it and then pull things apart and inspect the ignition wiring.  Weird because I didn't touch anything electrical as I replaced the cylinder - the whole job was done with the engine still on the plane.  Is it possible the SARS-CoV2 virus can infect an O-200?!?  I guess I'll have to wait 14 days to find out!

So I'm not ready to fly it to the Spring Fling yet, but it did fly today!

Paul A. Fisher
Q-200 N17PF turns 30 this year with ~1700 hours on it



On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 4:18 PM Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...> wrote:

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: Q2 to to Q200

Richard Kaczmarek 3RD
 

If you go to the 130hp ULPower engine you don't have to modify the firewall at all. The engine weighs 178lbs all up, and the only fiberglass mod needed would be to the top half of the cowling. No need for mixture control or carb heat since it is a Fuel injected FADEC controlled engine.

Richard 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020, 3:59 PM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

    The plans also show a smaller header tank on the Q200.

On 10/03/2020 13:25, Brian Larick wrote:
Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Robert Cringely
 

Rotec also sells liquid-cooled aftermarket cylinder heads for all Jabirus to cure those CHT problems. 


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Richard Thomson
 

    The plans also show a smaller header tank on the Q200.

On 10/03/2020 13:25, Brian Larick wrote:
Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Jerry come lately

Richard Thomson
 

Thanks Jerry for the encouragement. Glad they are putting you back together gradually :-)

Rich T.


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Mike,

 

Your friend probably has the Bing carb on his (that is the standard equipment). It turns out that there is a kind of trial and error you have to do on the Bing to get the right needle for operations dependent on the elevation where you normally operate. The high fuel flow at high power is normal and ok to keep the heads from overheating, but rich mixture has its own problems if you persist a that richness/power setting. His 5 gph at cruise is about right for that engine.

 

There is a lot of discussion about the Bing carb on the JabCamit engine site (I am the admin of that io group) and how to get it set properly. I did some “reading between the lines” on this subject before I even installed my engine and I decided to go with the Rotec throttle body injector. It is a direct copy of the Ellison throttle body. At my altitudes leaning is a requirement, so rather than mess with the Bing, I just skipped it entirely. I am very happy with my results. My full power fuel burn is about 8.5 gph, but I have never had it even close to sea level, so I am really not at “full power” (maybe 75% at most). I would expect to see >10 gph, if I were to be down where you are, just to keep the EGT’s withing limits. Maybe I will get down to the coast sometime and let you know.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Dwyer
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:15 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Jay,

My buddy has a 3300 on his Aeron Lightning.  He sets his cruise by Fuel flow.  At full power he sees like 12 GPH but sets his cruise to 5 GPH.  It appears this engine runs really rich mixtures at higher power.  He has carbs and no mixture control.  Is yours like that?

Fly Safe,

Mike Dwyer

 

YouTube Videos: https://goo.gl/yKEHfK

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF

 

 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10:22 AM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

There have been several Jabiru 3300 engines installed in quickies. Two successfully completed and flown in the US that I am aware of. One is mine, the other was Paul Spackman’s he has since sold his, but I think he put close to 1000 hours on it and he had the GU canard. I have less than 100 on mine, so far. The J3300 engine engine weighs 185 pounds and is 120 hp at sea level at 3300 rpm. It is happier running at a lower rpm’s so think of it as an O-200 equivalent (same power at the same rpm’s as the O-200). The newest version of the Jab (Gen4) has been quite reliable with a change to all aluminum cylinder assemblies (nikosil lined).  

 

Also, Richard K would be happy to sell you a UL engine.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Larick
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Mike Dwyer
 

Jay,
My buddy has a 3300 on his Aeron Lightning.  He sets his cruise by Fuel flow.  At full power he sees like 12 GPH but sets his cruise to 5 GPH.  It appears this engine runs really rich mixtures at higher power.  He has carbs and no mixture control.  Is yours like that?
Fly Safe,
Mike Dwyer

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


On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10:22 AM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

There have been several Jabiru 3300 engines installed in quickies. Two successfully completed and flown in the US that I am aware of. One is mine, the other was Paul Spackman’s he has since sold his, but I think he put close to 1000 hours on it and he had the GU canard. I have less than 100 on mine, so far. The J3300 engine engine weighs 185 pounds and is 120 hp at sea level at 3300 rpm. It is happier running at a lower rpm’s so think of it as an O-200 equivalent (same power at the same rpm’s as the O-200). The newest version of the Jab (Gen4) has been quite reliable with a change to all aluminum cylinder assemblies (nikosil lined).  

 

Also, Richard K would be happy to sell you a UL engine.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Larick
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Jay Scheevel
 

185 dry weight, all up. There is no speed reduction drive. It is a direct drive air-cooled horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder aircraft engine:

 

https://jabiru.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3300-Aero-Engine-Flyer.compressed.pdf

I think you are confusing it with a Subaru engine. There are a few of those on quickies also.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Hood
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:26 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

All inclusive at 185, or adds for radiator and speed reduction drive?

 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10:22 Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

There have been several Jabiru 3300 engines installed in quickies. Two successfully completed and flown in the US that I am aware of. One is mine, the other was Paul Spackman’s he has since sold his, but I think he put close to 1000 hours on it and he had the GU canard. I have less than 100 on mine, so far. The J3300 engine engine weighs 185 pounds and is 120 hp at sea level at 3300 rpm. It is happier running at a lower rpm’s so think of it as an O-200 equivalent (same power at the same rpm’s as the O-200). The newest version of the Jab (Gen4) has been quite reliable with a change to all aluminum cylinder assemblies (nikosil lined).  

 

Also, Richard K would be happy to sell you a UL engine.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Larick
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Joe Hood
 

All inclusive at 185, or adds for radiator and speed reduction drive?

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10:22 Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

There have been several Jabiru 3300 engines installed in quickies. Two successfully completed and flown in the US that I am aware of. One is mine, the other was Paul Spackman’s he has since sold his, but I think he put close to 1000 hours on it and he had the GU canard. I have less than 100 on mine, so far. The J3300 engine engine weighs 185 pounds and is 120 hp at sea level at 3300 rpm. It is happier running at a lower rpm’s so think of it as an O-200 equivalent (same power at the same rpm’s as the O-200). The newest version of the Jab (Gen4) has been quite reliable with a change to all aluminum cylinder assemblies (nikosil lined).  

 

Also, Richard K would be happy to sell you a UL engine.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Larick
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Jay Scheevel
 

There have been several Jabiru 3300 engines installed in quickies. Two successfully completed and flown in the US that I am aware of. One is mine, the other was Paul Spackman’s he has since sold his, but I think he put close to 1000 hours on it and he had the GU canard. I have less than 100 on mine, so far. The J3300 engine engine weighs 185 pounds and is 120 hp at sea level at 3300 rpm. It is happier running at a lower rpm’s so think of it as an O-200 equivalent (same power at the same rpm’s as the O-200). The newest version of the Jab (Gen4) has been quite reliable with a change to all aluminum cylinder assemblies (nikosil lined).  

 

Also, Richard K would be happy to sell you a UL engine.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Larick
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 to to Q200

 

Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Q2 to to Q200

Brian Larick
 

Thank you all.  Summary
Q2 to Q200:
Engine mounts
firewall mod or replace
cowling change
counter weights for controls
Weight/Balance

generally for GU Canard add VG’s


Re: Q2 to to Q200

One Sky Dog
 

My HAPI 1835cc firewall forward was 189 lbs if I recall correctly. I think a fully dressed O-200 is closer to 250 lbs but I have not weighed one. Plus whatever counter balance to get the CG right.

I do not own a Q but I have sort of done what you are considering. My Dragonfly weighed 778 lbs with the HAPI 1835cc, cruised at 125 mph, flat out on a good day 140 mph, burning 4 gal per hr (50 hp) average. After going through 2 engines in 800 hrs I decided to go for something a little more reliable. I chose a Corvair engine for a variety of reasons but it is very close to the weight of an O-200 and puts out 100 hp at 3500 rpm.

After the conversion, second fuel tank to feed the thirstier engine, bigger battery moved under rear wing for CG correction the plane weighs 950 lbs. With the 60 lb increase in engine weight the CG moved beyond the forward limit. To keep my 200 to 250 mile range another gas tank behind the seat and plumbing plus the bigger battery and cables added 111 lbs to get the CG back in the envelope.

So far I have been burning 5-6 gal per hour climb rate improved a lot, top speed so far low over the Bonneville salt flats 4500 MSL 154 mph I have a range of over 300 miles.

Consider the R-2300 redundant ignition and dynamos built in and 80 hp  continuous with the Revmaster heads. 20 hp does not offset 50 plus pounds or the time to modify the airframe in my opinion. It will be a long road to go from VW block to O-200 engine.

On Mar 9, 2020, at 8:18 PM, Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:


Weight different between the Revmaster and O-200 170 vs 200?

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.


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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
 

184lbs vs 240lbs and 30hp


On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 11:18 PM Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:
Weight different between the Revmaster and O-200 170 vs 200?

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 to to Q200

Joe Hood
 

Weight different between the Revmaster and O-200 170 vs 200?


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 


Tri-Q Project For Sale Denton, TX

Dave A <usaf_david@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Sam Hoskins invites me to repost this ad here in the group.

I am selling a fairly (if not completely) complete Tri-Q project.  I haven’t done a detailed inventory, but it looks to be all here.  I was going to build it myself but there’s no way I can fit anyone in there with me, and a single seater isn’t in the cards.  $3500 takes it all.

it’s located in my hanger at the Denton, TX airport (KDTO).

Dave Anderson


Re: Jerry come lately

John Hoxie
 

All,
To get back into flying with confidence, I bought a couple Kasperwing ultralights. I didn't realize until I drove 1600 miles to pick them up, that they are going to take some work. I got a corner of a large hangar for them. One cage on floats. A lot of canyons around here to explore and a lake & river my sister has a place onin North Idaho. Been going there nearly every summer my whole life hoping to fly it some day. In the process, I bought an enclosed trailer that my Q2 with engine off will fit into. Kwings fit also. I need to make a dolly to fit the Q2 at the right attitude for the trailer. Note the bent header ram-air tube. Happwned tears ago turning the plane over for first time after installing the tube. Anyone know the easiest way to c


hange it?







On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 2:23 PM, Jerry Gmail
<jerrylm1986@...> wrote:
I did. Interviewed 3 people who used it. None of them successful after 3 years. Wound up getting replacements. Another downer, insurance doesn't cover.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 3:38 PM albert jolliffe <ajolliffe50@...> wrote:
You should have looked into stem cell implant .friend of mine had it worked good although it took 9 months to compleat . 


On Mar 8, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:

Good report Jerry.  Reminds me that we are getting old!  
Not much from me lately as they are repaving a couple of runways at our airport and it's a terrible mess... So I bought a fixer upper boat!
Never learn!
Mike Dwyer

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


On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 5:18 PM Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...> wrote:

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: Jerry come lately

Jerry Marstall
 

I did. Interviewed 3 people who used it. None of them successful after 3 years. Wound up getting replacements. Another downer, insurance doesn't cover.


On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 3:38 PM albert jolliffe <ajolliffe50@...> wrote:
You should have looked into stem cell implant .friend of mine had it worked good although it took 9 months to compleat . 


On Mar 8, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:

Good report Jerry.  Reminds me that we are getting old!  
Not much from me lately as they are repaving a couple of runways at our airport and it's a terrible mess... So I bought a fixer upper boat!
Never learn!
Mike Dwyer

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


On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 5:18 PM Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...> wrote:

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: Jerry come lately

albert jolliffe
 

You should have looked into stem cell implant .friend of mine had it worked good although it took 9 months to compleat . 


On Mar 8, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:

Good report Jerry.  Reminds me that we are getting old!  
Not much from me lately as they are repaving a couple of runways at our airport and it's a terrible mess... So I bought a fixer upper boat!
Never learn!
Mike Dwyer

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


On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 5:18 PM Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...> wrote:

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: I'm flying as well

Matthew Curcio
 

Sam - funny you should mention that about the tower recognizing you. I’ve got the same thing going at John Wayne airport in Orange County. It’s pretty funny amongst the constant stream of a320’s, 737’s and bizjets going in there they recognize me. One controller will make a point to say “have a nice day Matt” before handing me off to ground - def a cool feeling. Anymore approach even does too. This last weekend I called up approach out of special flight rules over LAX and the controller already new my type and Asked if I was going to John Wayne before I said anything. I think with a memorable tail number and ADSB she ready and waiting. It’s a lot of fun feeling like more than a visitor in the system.

Now I’ve just got to figure out my cylinder break in problems and ADSB good chance I’m going to pull off my jugs tonight, for a 3rd (since my overhaul in September), and take them over to Kenny at Lycon in Visalia to see what he has to say tomorrow. I have some issues with his pistons and lack of documentation :/ 

Matthew Curcio
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On Mar 9, 2020, at 10:57, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:

I may as well post a bit myself. Last fall I replaced my #1 cylinder (I recently wrote about it here). The wife and I took a couple of months off in the Winnebago and recently got back into town. At this point I'm still breaking in the cylinder, so I'm not traveling very far. This past Thursday I got another 1.4 hours flying in circles around southern Illinois and it ran smoothly.

One funny thing, KMDH is the 4th busiest airport in the state with 250 operations a day, because of all the student flight training. The tower is very professional and contribute greatly to the flight students learning how to properly interact with ATC. Because of the air races I have hosted, it turns out I am now on a first name basis with one of the controllers.

"Southern ground, Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel at the T-hangers with taxi Foxtrot, west departure".
"Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel, how you doing Sam?"
"Good Larry How about yourself?"

later

"Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel ready at 36L".
"Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel, cleared for departure.  Have a good trip, Buddy".

Makes me smile.


I'm flying as well

Sam Hoskins
 

I may as well post a bit myself. Last fall I replaced my #1 cylinder (I recently wrote about it here). The wife and I took a couple of months off in the Winnebago and recently got back into town. At this point I'm still breaking in the cylinder, so I'm not traveling very far. This past Thursday I got another 1.4 hours flying in circles around southern Illinois and it ran smoothly.

One funny thing, KMDH is the 4th busiest airport in the state with 250 operations a day, because of all the student flight training. The tower is very professional and contribute greatly to the flight students learning how to properly interact with ATC. Because of the air races I have hosted, it turns out I am now on a first name basis with one of the controllers.

"Southern ground, Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel at the T-hangers with taxi Foxtrot, west departure".
"Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel, how you doing Sam?"
"Good Larry How about yourself?"

later

"Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel ready at 36L".
"Quickie 202 Sierra Hotel, cleared for departure.  Have a good trip, Buddy".

Makes me smile.

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