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Re: Canard angle of incidence

Jay Scheevel
 

Looks like good workmanship. I think an hour of laying on your belly on a blanket inside the plane to install rudder pedals is a good trade off for spending hours removing the canard and reinstalling it. I have my rudder pedals and brakes are mounted on a platform that is bolted onto the canard and firewall, so I can remove this platform at any time and remove it from the plane. That might be a good solution for you, especially if you are not quite sure how close you want them to be relative to the pilot or firewall.

 

The mount angle of the canard, as long as it is close to plans is not that important, since you have not mounted your main wing yet. The key is to get the relative angle of the two to be correct. So I would mount the level board on your canard and also the main wing, then mount the main wing level keeping the canard at +1 degree (leading edge up).  One of the OAC newsletters, just prior to the release of the LS-1 canard makes a plans correction to recommend that the GU canard be mounted with +1 degree angle compared to original plans. I can find a copy of that newsletter if you want me to.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 125 hours

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Steinsland
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:21 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Canard angle of incidence

 

Hi guys,
Now that Christmas and all its business is over I'm starting into the Q2 project I recently purchased.
It was started in 1984 (serial #100). 
it has the GU airfoil.
The workmanship has been very good.
The original owner worked on it until 1989  but died in an airforce training accident in 1992.
Since then the project has sat.
I am the third subsequent owner.
It appears that maybe the second owner may have mounted the canard.
I say this because the rudder pedals have not yet been mounted and I don't think, based on the rest of the workmanship, the original builder would have skipped the step of premounting them.

2 questions I have;

1. How do I check to see if the canard has the correct angle of incidence?

2.Would it be easier to remove the canard to do the rudder pedal install?

I've attached a couple of pictures of the project sitting in my shop here at home.in Parry Sound, Ontario
Also, if you happen to know of anyone near me that is working on a Q2 I'd love to get their contact info.

Thanks for any help.
Cheers
Mike


Mike


Canard angle of incidence

Mike Steinsland
 

Hi guys,
Now that Christmas and all its business is over I'm starting into the Q2 project I recently purchased.
It was started in 1984 (serial #100). 
it has the GU airfoil.
The workmanship has been very good.
The original owner worked on it until 1989  but died in an airforce training accident in 1992.
Since then the project has sat.
I am the third subsequent owner.
It appears that maybe the second owner may have mounted the canard.
I say this because the rudder pedals have not yet been mounted and I don't think, based on the rest of the workmanship, the original builder would have skipped the step of premounting them.

2 questions I have;

1. How do I check to see if the canard has the correct angle of incidence?

2.Would it be easier to remove the canard to do the rudder pedal install?

I've attached a couple of pictures of the project sitting in my shop here at home.in Parry Sound, Ontario
Also, if you happen to know of anyone near me that is working on a Q2 I'd love to get their contact info.

Thanks for any help.
Cheers
Mike


Mike


Re: "Darting" to Left on Slow Speed Taxi

 

Glad you figured it out without digging into the mechanical side.

Mike 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 6:22 PM, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

Good to hear and confirmed the assumption. 

Martin

 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 5:46 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Hey Bruce,

I’ve only have 56 of the 675 hours in it.  I stopped commuting to work in March (pandemic reason) as my client went full remote through now.  I’ll start traveling again up there again next year, I hope.  

Once flying again, I plan on flying 2-3 times a week at least.

Corbin

On Dec 28, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Good news Brother!  How many hours have you put on that Q 200?  Is it working well for your commute to Arkansas?
Bruce 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 3:19 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Hey all,

I wanted to circle back now that I was able to get back out for a taxi test.  This time with a direct crosswind of 8kts.  No problems at all except that my feet are a tad "asleep" from not flying since the start of the ignition install.  I need to wake these feet up!  So last time, I am confident it was just the gusting tailwind that caused the behavior we saw.

We have 3-4 days of low clouds and strong winds coming in so no test flight just yet.

--

Corbin 
N33QR



--

Corbin 
N33QR


Re: "Darting" to Left on Slow Speed Taxi

Martin Skiby
 

Good to hear and confirmed the assumption. 

Martin

 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 5:46 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Hey Bruce,

I’ve only have 56 of the 675 hours in it.  I stopped commuting to work in March (pandemic reason) as my client went full remote through now.  I’ll start traveling again up there again next year, I hope.  

Once flying again, I plan on flying 2-3 times a week at least.

Corbin

On Dec 28, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Good news Brother!  How many hours have you put on that Q 200?  Is it working well for your commute to Arkansas?
Bruce 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 3:19 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Hey all,

I wanted to circle back now that I was able to get back out for a taxi test.  This time with a direct crosswind of 8kts.  No problems at all except that my feet are a tad "asleep" from not flying since the start of the ignition install.  I need to wake these feet up!  So last time, I am confident it was just the gusting tailwind that caused the behavior we saw.

We have 3-4 days of low clouds and strong winds coming in so no test flight just yet.

--

Corbin 
N33QR



--

Corbin 
N33QR


Re: "Darting" to Left on Slow Speed Taxi

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

Hey Bruce,

I’ve only have 56 of the 675 hours in it.  I stopped commuting to work in March (pandemic reason) as my client went full remote through now.  I’ll start traveling again up there again next year, I hope.  

Once flying again, I plan on flying 2-3 times a week at least.

Corbin

On Dec 28, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Good news Brother!  How many hours have you put on that Q 200?  Is it working well for your commute to Arkansas?
Bruce 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 3:19 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Hey all,

I wanted to circle back now that I was able to get back out for a taxi test.  This time with a direct crosswind of 8kts.  No problems at all except that my feet are a tad "asleep" from not flying since the start of the ignition install.  I need to wake these feet up!  So last time, I am confident it was just the gusting tailwind that caused the behavior we saw.

We have 3-4 days of low clouds and strong winds coming in so no test flight just yet.

--

Corbin 
N33QR



--

Corbin 
N33QR


Re: "Darting" to Left on Slow Speed Taxi

Bruce Crain
 

Good news Brother!  How many hours have you put on that Q 200?  Is it working well for your commute to Arkansas?
Bruce 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 3:19 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Hey all,

I wanted to circle back now that I was able to get back out for a taxi test.  This time with a direct crosswind of 8kts.  No problems at all except that my feet are a tad "asleep" from not flying since the start of the ignition install.  I need to wake these feet up!  So last time, I am confident it was just the gusting tailwind that caused the behavior we saw.

We have 3-4 days of low clouds and strong winds coming in so no test flight just yet.

--

Corbin 
N33QR



Re: Prop extension for an O-200

britmcman99
 

I am interested if it is still available. 

Phil Lankford. 


On Dec 28, 2020, at 10:48 AM, hgflier via groups.io <hgflier@...> wrote:



Cleaning out my hangar, realized that someone might be able to use the prop extension I had on my Q200 (N200AL, now owned by Phil Lankford) 
The extension was made by Saber in Texas... http://www.sabermfg.com/extensions.htm   

See details on the listing on ebay: 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174574245402 

Description: 

5 3/8 inch propeller extension. Propeller faceplate is 6" diameter, engine side is 5 1/2 inch.
Removed from a Continental O-200  

Geoff Rutledge


Re: "Darting" to Left on Slow Speed Taxi

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

Hey all,

I wanted to circle back now that I was able to get back out for a taxi test.  This time with a direct crosswind of 8kts.  No problems at all except that my feet are a tad "asleep" from not flying since the start of the ignition install.  I need to wake these feet up!  So last time, I am confident it was just the gusting tailwind that caused the behavior we saw.

We have 3-4 days of low clouds and strong winds coming in so no test flight just yet.

--

Corbin 
N33QR


Prop extension for an O-200

hgflier
 

Cleaning out my hangar, realized that someone might be able to use the prop extension I had on my Q200 (N200AL, now owned by Phil Lankford) 
The extension was made by Saber in Texas... http://www.sabermfg.com/extensions.htm   

See details on the listing on ebay: 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174574245402 

Description: 

5 3/8 inch propeller extension. Propeller faceplate is 6" diameter, engine side is 5 1/2 inch.
Removed from a Continental O-200  

Geoff Rutledge


Re: December flight

Jay Scheevel
 

Great report, Dave. I enjoy reading your descriptions and how you managed to dodge the typical winter weather and get a flight in. I flew on Saturday and it was great. I hoping to contribute to the Jan. 1 flight reports this year.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Dugas via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:51 PM
To: Q. List <q-list@groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] December flight

 

As Christmas approached I wondered if I would be able to get a chance to fly before the end of the year, especially since we got a foot of snow last week. I like to try to get a flight each month during the year, and since I don't plow the hangar, it rarely happens. It poured all day on Christmas and was 60 degrees, totally melting the snow. Today was 35 degrees, bright sun and calm conditions, a pretty good day for a flight. 

I got to the airport at 1:00 and plugged in my pre-heater for about an hour while I straightened out my bench. I strapped in, closed the canopy, and let the sun do it's thing. It didn't take long for the temperature in the cockpit to get comfortable. It's a bit tough to start when it's cold, but it fired up and in about a minute it was running smoothly. It's been over a month since I flew last, and it felt good to taxi to runway 32 after a 7 or 8 minute warm-up. 

The density altitude today was minus 1200 feet so my take off was really short. Climb out with the Remaster felt like I had an IO 360 under the cowl. As I climbed to 3000 feet, I was experiencing a bit of engine roughness, which is common for me when the OAT is below 40 degrees or so. I leveled off and applied carb heat, leaned the mixture, and within a minute all was good. I fly my Q2 with full carb heat and leaned when I'm in these conditions, and I'm very comfortable with this setup. The engine smooths out and runs strong with this setting. 

Looking out over the New England landscape the only snow visible was on the ski slopes on Mount Snow and Stratton, about 50 miles to the north. I flew west for about 40 miles and checked out Berkshire East, a very busy ski area during the holidays, and the parking lot was full. My grandson Jack was somewhere on the mountain snowboarding. I turned back east to return to KORE, this time with a tailwind. The sun was behind me on the return trip so it began to feel a bit cold, but still comfortable. 

It felt good to get out and fly today with great conditions and no bugs to clean up. If January is good I'll be up there again. 

I hope all of you and yours have a nice holiday season.... Dave D


Re: December flight

Rodney Herzig
 

Nice report Dave. Looking forward to Spring and getting back in the air for a breakfast flight with you. Happy New Year!

Rod


On Dec 27, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Calvin Thorne <cbthorne14@...> wrote:


Wonderful winter report Dave,
Here in Calgary we also have a foot of snow but no winter flying for me right now.  Snow gets plowed but is only1foot wider than my wheels for 100 ft then taxiway is fine.  I will get out sometime I hope.  Thanks for the details on your use of carb heat, i will give it a try in my Revmaster as well. Envy the rain you get to melt it all away.

Calvin and Adele Thorne
Cochrane Alberta
Plane tracker https://aprs.fi/cgmbk
Cell and text 403 860-7582
Q2 web page:  https://calvinthorne.blogspot.com
Vision web page:  https://calvinthorne2.blogspot.com

Sent from Samsung tablet.

On Sun, Dec 27, 2020, 6:51 PM Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
As Christmas approached I wondered if I would be able to get a chance to fly before the end of the year, especially since we got a foot of snow last week. I like to try to get a flight each month during the year, and since I don't plow the hangar, it rarely happens. It poured all day on Christmas and was 60 degrees, totally melting the snow. Today was 35 degrees, bright sun and calm conditions, a pretty good day for a flight. 
I got to the airport at 1:00 and plugged in my pre-heater for about an hour while I straightened out my bench. I strapped in, closed the canopy, and let the sun do it's thing. It didn't take long for the temperature in the cockpit to get comfortable. It's a bit tough to start when it's cold, but it fired up and in about a minute it was running smoothly. It's been over a month since I flew last, and it felt good to taxi to runway 32 after a 7 or 8 minute warm-up. 
The density altitude today was minus 1200 feet so my take off was really short. Climb out with the Remaster felt like I had an IO 360 under the cowl. As I climbed to 3000 feet, I was experiencing a bit of engine roughness, which is common for me when the OAT is below 40 degrees or so. I leveled off and applied carb heat, leaned the mixture, and within a minute all was good. I fly my Q2 with full carb heat and leaned when I'm in these conditions, and I'm very comfortable with this setup. The engine smooths out and runs strong with this setting. 
Looking out over the New England landscape the only snow visible was on the ski slopes on Mount Snow and Stratton, about 50 miles to the north. I flew west for about 40 miles and checked out Berkshire East, a very busy ski area during the holidays, and the parking lot was full. My grandson Jack was somewhere on the mountain snowboarding. I turned back east to return to KORE, this time with a tailwind. The sun was behind me on the return trip so it began to feel a bit cold, but still comfortable. 
It felt good to get out and fly today with great conditions and no bugs to clean up. If January is good I'll be up there again. 
I hope all of you and yours have a nice holiday season.... Dave D


Re: December flight

Calvin Thorne
 

Wonderful winter report Dave,
Here in Calgary we also have a foot of snow but no winter flying for me right now.  Snow gets plowed but is only1foot wider than my wheels for 100 ft then taxiway is fine.  I will get out sometime I hope.  Thanks for the details on your use of carb heat, i will give it a try in my Revmaster as well. Envy the rain you get to melt it all away.

Calvin and Adele Thorne
Cochrane Alberta
Plane tracker https://aprs.fi/cgmbk
Cell and text 403 860-7582
Q2 web page:  https://calvinthorne.blogspot.com
Vision web page:  https://calvinthorne2.blogspot.com

Sent from Samsung tablet.


On Sun, Dec 27, 2020, 6:51 PM Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
As Christmas approached I wondered if I would be able to get a chance to fly before the end of the year, especially since we got a foot of snow last week. I like to try to get a flight each month during the year, and since I don't plow the hangar, it rarely happens. It poured all day on Christmas and was 60 degrees, totally melting the snow. Today was 35 degrees, bright sun and calm conditions, a pretty good day for a flight. 
I got to the airport at 1:00 and plugged in my pre-heater for about an hour while I straightened out my bench. I strapped in, closed the canopy, and let the sun do it's thing. It didn't take long for the temperature in the cockpit to get comfortable. It's a bit tough to start when it's cold, but it fired up and in about a minute it was running smoothly. It's been over a month since I flew last, and it felt good to taxi to runway 32 after a 7 or 8 minute warm-up. 
The density altitude today was minus 1200 feet so my take off was really short. Climb out with the Remaster felt like I had an IO 360 under the cowl. As I climbed to 3000 feet, I was experiencing a bit of engine roughness, which is common for me when the OAT is below 40 degrees or so. I leveled off and applied carb heat, leaned the mixture, and within a minute all was good. I fly my Q2 with full carb heat and leaned when I'm in these conditions, and I'm very comfortable with this setup. The engine smooths out and runs strong with this setting. 
Looking out over the New England landscape the only snow visible was on the ski slopes on Mount Snow and Stratton, about 50 miles to the north. I flew west for about 40 miles and checked out Berkshire East, a very busy ski area during the holidays, and the parking lot was full. My grandson Jack was somewhere on the mountain snowboarding. I turned back east to return to KORE, this time with a tailwind. The sun was behind me on the return trip so it began to feel a bit cold, but still comfortable. 
It felt good to get out and fly today with great conditions and no bugs to clean up. If January is good I'll be up there again. 
I hope all of you and yours have a nice holiday season.... Dave D


Re: December flight

Bruce Crain
 

Excellent!  Made my day!  Gott love a Q!
Bruce 


On Dec 27, 2020, at 7:09 PM, Jim Patillo <logistics_engineering@...> wrote:


Excellent reports Dave and Mike. We’re havin
fun now aren’t we. I will be flying tomorrow  and plan on flying Jan 1.

Guess I need to get some cameras back on my plane and do some reportin’. Not to tech savvy but what brand cameras do you hang outside and where? Are these hard mounts? I have a go pro but seems a little expensive to hang outside.

Best to you both.

Jim
N46JP  Q200

Sent from Outer Space

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 5:50:42 PM
To: Q. List <q-list@groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] December flight
 
As Christmas approached I wondered if I would be able to get a chance to fly before the end of the year, especially since we got a foot of snow last week. I like to try to get a flight each month during the year, and since I don't plow the hangar, it rarely happens. It poured all day on Christmas and was 60 degrees, totally melting the snow. Today was 35 degrees, bright sun and calm conditions, a pretty good day for a flight. 
I got to the airport at 1:00 and plugged in my pre-heater for about an hour while I straightened out my bench. I strapped in, closed the canopy, and let the sun do it's thing. It didn't take long for the temperature in the cockpit to get comfortable. It's a bit tough to start when it's cold, but it fired up and in about a minute it was running smoothly. It's been over a month since I flew last, and it felt good to taxi to runway 32 after a 7 or 8 minute warm-up. 
The density altitude today was minus 1200 feet so my take off was really short. Climb out with the Remaster felt like I had an IO 360 under the cowl. As I climbed to 3000 feet, I was experiencing a bit of engine roughness, which is common for me when the OAT is below 40 degrees or so. I leveled off and applied carb heat, leaned the mixture, and within a minute all was good. I fly my Q2 with full carb heat and leaned when I'm in these conditions, and I'm very comfortable with this setup. The engine smooths out and runs strong with this setting. 
Looking out over the New England landscape the only snow visible was on the ski slopes on Mount Snow and Stratton, about 50 miles to the north. I flew west for about 40 miles and checked out Berkshire East, a very busy ski area during the holidays, and the parking lot was full. My grandson Jack was somewhere on the mountain snowboarding. I turned back east to return to KORE, this time with a tailwind. The sun was behind me on the return trip so it began to feel a bit cold, but still comfortable. 
It felt good to get out and fly today with great conditions and no bugs to clean up. If January is good I'll be up there again. 
I hope all of you and yours have a nice holiday season.... Dave D




Re: December flight

Jim Patillo
 

Excellent reports Dave and Mike. We’re havin
fun now aren’t we. I will be flying tomorrow  and plan on flying Jan 1.

Guess I need to get some cameras back on my plane and do some reportin’. Not to tech savvy but what brand cameras do you hang outside and where? Are these hard mounts? I have a go pro but seems a little expensive to hang outside.

Best to you both.

Jim
N46JP  Q200

Sent from Outer Space


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 5:50:42 PM
To: Q. List <q-list@groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] December flight
 
As Christmas approached I wondered if I would be able to get a chance to fly before the end of the year, especially since we got a foot of snow last week. I like to try to get a flight each month during the year, and since I don't plow the hangar, it rarely happens. It poured all day on Christmas and was 60 degrees, totally melting the snow. Today was 35 degrees, bright sun and calm conditions, a pretty good day for a flight. 
I got to the airport at 1:00 and plugged in my pre-heater for about an hour while I straightened out my bench. I strapped in, closed the canopy, and let the sun do it's thing. It didn't take long for the temperature in the cockpit to get comfortable. It's a bit tough to start when it's cold, but it fired up and in about a minute it was running smoothly. It's been over a month since I flew last, and it felt good to taxi to runway 32 after a 7 or 8 minute warm-up. 
The density altitude today was minus 1200 feet so my take off was really short. Climb out with the Remaster felt like I had an IO 360 under the cowl. As I climbed to 3000 feet, I was experiencing a bit of engine roughness, which is common for me when the OAT is below 40 degrees or so. I leveled off and applied carb heat, leaned the mixture, and within a minute all was good. I fly my Q2 with full carb heat and leaned when I'm in these conditions, and I'm very comfortable with this setup. The engine smooths out and runs strong with this setting. 
Looking out over the New England landscape the only snow visible was on the ski slopes on Mount Snow and Stratton, about 50 miles to the north. I flew west for about 40 miles and checked out Berkshire East, a very busy ski area during the holidays, and the parking lot was full. My grandson Jack was somewhere on the mountain snowboarding. I turned back east to return to KORE, this time with a tailwind. The sun was behind me on the return trip so it began to feel a bit cold, but still comfortable. 
It felt good to get out and fly today with great conditions and no bugs to clean up. If January is good I'll be up there again. 
I hope all of you and yours have a nice holiday season.... Dave D


Re: Last Landing of 2020?

Dave Dugas
 

Nice video Mike. I was fortunate to get a chance to fly today also. Beautiful planes beautiful day... Dave D


On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 8:36 PM, Bruce Crain
<jcrain2@...> wrote:
Sweet!  Really clear!  Loved the song!  That wasn’t Leanna Crawford singing was it?  She is wonderful!


On Dec 27, 2020, at 6:16 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


I went out today with the mission of videoing the entire line of beaches we have here near Clearwater FL.  The wind seemed ok on the ground but was pretty bumpy over the beach.  So my attempt failed due to poor conditions for videoing.  On the way back to land tho the tower had me go straight to the runway so I made a 50 degree left turn right at the numbers.  It's more fun when it's not the normal base final stuff!  I figured out why.  An Airbus had just taken off on 36 and another one was on final and the tower wanted me to cross RWY 36 right away.  Note, the camera was set to the left 45 degrees.

https://youtu.be/6uLz-ngAMWQ

I'm ready to fly on Jan 1 2021.  Who's going to start 2021 off right and go flying!  

Mike Dwyer

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



Re: December flight

John Hoxie
 

Thanx for the report Dave & glad you had a good flight.


On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 6:51 PM, Dave Dugas via groups.io
<davedq2@...> wrote:
As Christmas approached I wondered if I would be able to get a chance to fly before the end of the year, especially since we got a foot of snow last week. I like to try to get a flight each month during the year, and since I don't plow the hangar, it rarely happens. It poured all day on Christmas and was 60 degrees, totally melting the snow. Today was 35 degrees, bright sun and calm conditions, a pretty good day for a flight. 
I got to the airport at 1:00 and plugged in my pre-heater for about an hour while I straightened out my bench. I strapped in, closed the canopy, and let the sun do it's thing. It didn't take long for the temperature in the cockpit to get comfortable. It's a bit tough to start when it's cold, but it fired up and in about a minute it was running smoothly. It's been over a month since I flew last, and it felt good to taxi to runway 32 after a 7 or 8 minute warm-up. 
The density altitude today was minus 1200 feet so my take off was really short. Climb out with the Remaster felt like I had an IO 360 under the cowl. As I climbed to 3000 feet, I was experiencing a bit of engine roughness, which is common for me when the OAT is below 40 degrees or so. I leveled off and applied carb heat, leaned the mixture, and within a minute all was good. I fly my Q2 with full carb heat and leaned when I'm in these conditions, and I'm very comfortable with this setup. The engine smooths out and runs strong with this setting. 
Looking out over the New England landscape the only snow visible was on the ski slopes on Mount Snow and Stratton, about 50 miles to the north. I flew west for about 40 miles and checked out Berkshire East, a very busy ski area during the holidays, and the parking lot was full. My grandson Jack was somewhere on the mountain snowboarding. I turned back east to return to KORE, this time with a tailwind. The sun was behind me on the return trip so it began to feel a bit cold, but still comfortable. 
It felt good to get out and fly today with great conditions and no bugs to clean up. If January is good I'll be up there again. 
I hope all of you and yours have a nice holiday season.... Dave D


December flight

Dave Dugas
 

As Christmas approached I wondered if I would be able to get a chance to fly before the end of the year, especially since we got a foot of snow last week. I like to try to get a flight each month during the year, and since I don't plow the hangar, it rarely happens. It poured all day on Christmas and was 60 degrees, totally melting the snow. Today was 35 degrees, bright sun and calm conditions, a pretty good day for a flight. 
I got to the airport at 1:00 and plugged in my pre-heater for about an hour while I straightened out my bench. I strapped in, closed the canopy, and let the sun do it's thing. It didn't take long for the temperature in the cockpit to get comfortable. It's a bit tough to start when it's cold, but it fired up and in about a minute it was running smoothly. It's been over a month since I flew last, and it felt good to taxi to runway 32 after a 7 or 8 minute warm-up. 
The density altitude today was minus 1200 feet so my take off was really short. Climb out with the Remaster felt like I had an IO 360 under the cowl. As I climbed to 3000 feet, I was experiencing a bit of engine roughness, which is common for me when the OAT is below 40 degrees or so. I leveled off and applied carb heat, leaned the mixture, and within a minute all was good. I fly my Q2 with full carb heat and leaned when I'm in these conditions, and I'm very comfortable with this setup. The engine smooths out and runs strong with this setting. 
Looking out over the New England landscape the only snow visible was on the ski slopes on Mount Snow and Stratton, about 50 miles to the north. I flew west for about 40 miles and checked out Berkshire East, a very busy ski area during the holidays, and the parking lot was full. My grandson Jack was somewhere on the mountain snowboarding. I turned back east to return to KORE, this time with a tailwind. The sun was behind me on the return trip so it began to feel a bit cold, but still comfortable. 
It felt good to get out and fly today with great conditions and no bugs to clean up. If January is good I'll be up there again. 
I hope all of you and yours have a nice holiday season.... Dave D


Re: Building

Bruce Crain
 

Gettin’ it done!!  Yeah Baby!  1st rate Chris!
Bruce


On Dec 27, 2020, at 6:01 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


Sounds good Chris.  FYI, those narrow gap lines your working so hard on.  I find that where I got them pretty tight that's where I get paint chipping off.  Maybe better would be to radius the corners a bit at the gap lines...
Merry Christmas!
Mike Dwyer

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


On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 7:52 PM Dorothea Keats <dkeats@...> wrote:
   What a mess.  Manged to clean up the shop today after taking this
picture.

  I have the canard and wing attached and all the flight control
surfaces finished and filled. I did as I  mentioned before, by mounting
the canard to the floor and glueing it down after leveling and getting
the incidence right.I had installed level blocks when it was on the
table. to glue to the floor. I  then attach the fuselage and then the
wing.  The fuselage I could install myself, but mounting the wing , I 
need my son in law for a few minute and then did the final jigging and
triangulation by myself.

  The plane is mostly finished , filled and primed and sanded twice with
homemade primmer filler, on the top only. I need to remove the tail and
bring the airplane outside and flip it and then I can finished the
internal wing glassing and ousuide canard glassing on  bottom.  I can
also get my rad scoop installed [water cooled 2.5 subaru] and finish the
canard internal root fairings.It's winter in these parts so -30 is
common and the flip will be done fast. I'm thankfull for lots of young
strong friends. No real surprises yet although the canopy was a chore to
get it to fit, and open well with narrow gap lines.

  Having fun-------------  Chris



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Re: Last Landing of 2020?

Bruce Crain
 

Sweet!  Really clear!  Loved the song!  That wasn’t Leanna Crawford singing was it?  She is wonderful!


On Dec 27, 2020, at 6:16 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


I went out today with the mission of videoing the entire line of beaches we have here near Clearwater FL.  The wind seemed ok on the ground but was pretty bumpy over the beach.  So my attempt failed due to poor conditions for videoing.  On the way back to land tho the tower had me go straight to the runway so I made a 50 degree left turn right at the numbers.  It's more fun when it's not the normal base final stuff!  I figured out why.  An Airbus had just taken off on 36 and another one was on final and the tower wanted me to cross RWY 36 right away.  Note, the camera was set to the left 45 degrees.

https://youtu.be/6uLz-ngAMWQ

I'm ready to fly on Jan 1 2021.  Who's going to start 2021 off right and go flying!  

Mike Dwyer

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



Last Landing of 2020?

Mike Dwyer
 

I went out today with the mission of videoing the entire line of beaches we have here near Clearwater FL.  The wind seemed ok on the ground but was pretty bumpy over the beach.  So my attempt failed due to poor conditions for videoing.  On the way back to land tho the tower had me go straight to the runway so I made a 50 degree left turn right at the numbers.  It's more fun when it's not the normal base final stuff!  I figured out why.  An Airbus had just taken off on 36 and another one was on final and the tower wanted me to cross RWY 36 right away.  Note, the camera was set to the left 45 degrees.

https://youtu.be/6uLz-ngAMWQ

I'm ready to fly on Jan 1 2021.  Who's going to start 2021 off right and go flying!  

Mike Dwyer

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

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