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Re: LS-1 canard

Bruce Crain
 

Say Michael that news letter was a ton of info!  Really enjoyed looking it over!.
Bruce


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From: "Michael" <dunningme@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] LS-1 canard
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 17:08:30 -0700

Tested in 1982 and approved for kits in January 1983:

Quickie Newsletter No. 19
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Jim Patillo
 

Sorry forgot to attach pix. 

Jim 
N46JP Q200


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Michael Dunning
 

Sam, is that plate aluminum or steel? Thickness?
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Jim Patillo
 

Here’s another cable option that allows for differential between rudder and tailwheel but Sam’s
set up is a lot easier to install especially on a finished airplane. Like he said, no destruction.  (This is one of the six pack mods). I think this mod is like dual finger brakes vs dual toe brakes, it’s a matter of individual taste. They both accomplish the same thing.

Jim Patillo
N46JP Q200


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Sam Hoskins
 

No destructions needed, this photo shows all.  The turnbuckle cable goes to the rudder bellcrank.

Sam

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 8:01 PM Michael <dunningme@...> wrote:
Sam:
Do you have instructions/drawings/parts list for your cable splitter in the files section somewhere, or on your blog? Might be an easier retrofit on a completed bird.
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Michael Dunning
 

Sam:
Do you have instructions/drawings/parts list for your cable splitter in the files section somewhere, or on your blog? Might be an easier retrofit on a completed bird.
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Facet Fuel Pump

Mike Dwyer
 

Yes, the old pump was repaired.  But it's so old that I'm only going to use it in the airplane now.
Fly Safe,
Mike Dwyer

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


On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 7:55 PM Michael <dunningme@...> wrote:
Maybe instead of solid state the new ones are "quiet state" 😁

Mike: Do you think the diode could be replaced and the pump repaired? Be an interesting data point and might leave you a spare...

Would be kind of fun to run the Facet+BraveX pumps side by side 24/7 circulating a test fluid to see how long they last. Anyone got 83 days to waste??
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Hobbs Wiring

Joe Hood
 

Good idea, I'll try that. Now that I think about it (and now six states away from the plane), the main bus isn't that hard to get to.


On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 7:59 PM Michael <dunningme@...> wrote:
Easy stuff first:
Try connecting a 9 volt battery to the Hobbs meter directly using alligator clips. Wait 6 minutes and see if it turns...
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-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: LS-1 canard

Michael Dunning
 

Tested in 1982 and approved for kits in January 1983:

Quickie Newsletter No. 19
--
-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Hobbs Wiring

Michael Dunning
 

Easy stuff first:
Try connecting a 9 volt battery to the Hobbs meter directly using alligator clips. Wait 6 minutes and see if it turns...
--
-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Facet Fuel Pump

Michael Dunning
 

Maybe instead of solid state the new ones are "quiet state" 😁

Mike: Do you think the diode could be replaced and the pump repaired? Be an interesting data point and might leave you a spare...

Would be kind of fun to run the Facet+BraveX pumps side by side 24/7 circulating a test fluid to see how long they last. Anyone got 83 days to waste??
--
-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

John Hoxie
 

I have to complete the six pack too.


On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 8:38 AM, Joe Hood
<joe.hood@...> wrote:
I intend to complete the six pack, once I get the plane back to Michigan. 

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 10:26 Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:
Bruce is correct, you have to adjust the cable to the rudder with the tailwheel spring unloaded. If the cable is too loose, you can encounter rudder flutter at the higher speeds.  This is unnerving, as it shakes the crap out of the entire aircraft.

Joe, take a look at my recent Q-Tour video. The stock tailwheel/cable setup is not good.  I talk about it a little here and how I improved it.  https://youtu.be/yAqjcTAcHTw?t=1758
The stock method is a shitty design.

Regards,

Sam

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On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 7:35 PM Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:
I have about a half inch of play in relationship to my tail wheel. This is still pre-Six pack, so cable comes from wheel to rudder. I haven't figured out where in the plans this number might be, anyone know?


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Joe Hood
 

I intend to complete the six pack, once I get the plane back to Michigan. 

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 10:26 Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:
Bruce is correct, you have to adjust the cable to the rudder with the tailwheel spring unloaded. If the cable is too loose, you can encounter rudder flutter at the higher speeds.  This is unnerving, as it shakes the crap out of the entire aircraft.

Joe, take a look at my recent Q-Tour video. The stock tailwheel/cable setup is not good.  I talk about it a little here and how I improved it.  https://youtu.be/yAqjcTAcHTw?t=1758
The stock method is a shitty design.

Regards,

Sam

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On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 7:35 PM Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:
I have about a half inch of play in relationship to my tail wheel. This is still pre-Six pack, so cable comes from wheel to rudder. I haven't figured out where in the plans this number might be, anyone know?


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Sam Hoskins
 

Bruce is correct, you have to adjust the cable to the rudder with the tailwheel spring unloaded. If the cable is too loose, you can encounter rudder flutter at the higher speeds.  This is unnerving, as it shakes the crap out of the entire aircraft.

Joe, take a look at my recent Q-Tour video. The stock tailwheel/cable setup is not good.  I talk about it a little here and how I improved it.  https://youtu.be/yAqjcTAcHTw?t=1758
The stock method is a shitty design.

Regards,

Sam

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On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 7:35 PM Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:
I have about a half inch of play in relationship to my tail wheel. This is still pre-Six pack, so cable comes from wheel to rudder. I haven't figured out where in the plans this number might be, anyone know?


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Joe Hood
 

Oh, that makes sense: I did have weight on the tailwheel. And the build instructions do show springs wrapped around. 

Thanks!

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 09:26 Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Is thy that with the tail wheel off of the ground?  The tail spring flex will perhaps make it tighter when the load is off.  You can take the slack off the cable by putting a couple of springs from one cable to the other which pulls them together in the middle.  As you push the rudder peddles left and right the springs move with them.  Hope this is clear as mud. 
Bruce


On Jun 20, 2020, at 7:35 PM, Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:

I have about a half inch of play in relationship to my tail wheel. This is still pre-Six pack, so cable comes from wheel to rudder. I haven't figured out where in the plans this number might be, anyone know?


Re: How Much Cable Play between Rudder and Tailwheel in Q2?

Bruce Crain
 

Is thy that with the tail wheel off of the ground?  The tail spring flex will perhaps make it tighter when the load is off.  You can take the slack off the cable by putting a couple of springs from one cable to the other which pulls them together in the middle.  As you push the rudder peddles left and right the springs move with them.  Hope this is clear as mud. 
Bruce


On Jun 20, 2020, at 7:35 PM, Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:

I have about a half inch of play in relationship to my tail wheel. This is still pre-Six pack, so cable comes from wheel to rudder. I haven't figured out where in the plans this number might be, anyone know?


Re: Old Video - Subaru Q2

ryan goodman
 

Of course it matters. I do think we have better "alternative" development happening now than ever before. But I think they has more to do with advances in engine management technology than some magic dust that suddenly made non aircraft engines better for this application. But the good thing in my opinion, is that those advances are also available for retrofit to proper aircraft engines now. So you can have a Conti or lyc with the electronic management systems, injection etc. 


On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 9:02 AM, Jon Finley
<jd@...> wrote:
That is always a tough question to answer Ryan.

The final configuration performed fine - much better than a Revmaster, maybe approaching a Q200.  However; that does not tell the real story. It required thousands of hours to get it to work (yes, thousands, plural), the cost, and the limitations that existed after all that effort were absolutely not worth it. I fly behind a Lycoming now - ya, big old ugly dinosaur.  I fly whenever and wherever I want - including some places most pilots avoid. I pull the cowling off once every six months or so just cause it feels like a should.  The reliability and resulting peace of mind cannot be understated.  The cost of an aircraft engine (Lycoming/Continental) and bad-mouthing "ancient tech" are the basic tenants of those desiring an "alternative engine".- they are lies we tell ourselves. If you want to fly (soon & reliably) - fork out the dollars at the front end and install an O-200.  If you want to spend years tinkering, troubleshooting, scaring yourself to death, increasing your risk of significant injury or death, and spending MORE $$$ than an O-200 costs - go with an alternative engine.  Btw, having flown with a HAPI VW and Revmaster (and Rotax 503), I put them in the 'alternative engine' category.  

Not sure it matters but my opinions are based on twenty years of working on alternative engines and ten years flying behind aircraft engines.  So, not exactly an opinion based on a couple articles that I read.

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: LS-1 canard

Jim Patillo
 

I believe the LS1 showed up around 1982 if my memory is correct.

Jim
N46JP Q200

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Subject: [Q-List] LS-1 canard
 
What year was the LS-1 canard first released?


Re: Hobbs Wiring

Paul Fisher
 

I've seen it done both ways.  Mine is wired through an oil pressure switch.  When the engine is running, so is the Hobbs.  

Paul

On Sat, Jun 20, 2020, 20:50 Joe Hood <joe.hood@...> wrote:
My Hobbs meter isn’t moving. Does Hobbs connect up with oil pressure or straight to the master bus?


Hobbs Wiring

Joe Hood
 

My Hobbs meter isn’t moving. Does Hobbs connect up with oil pressure or straight to the master bus?

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