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Re: N96BJ Flight

Frankenbird Vern
 

 How bad was the homestead when you arrived? Just today the water mains in Tulsa were finally repaired.. Out here in the sticks we are on a water catchment system I built backed up by a well I drilled last Summer. No water problems but my electric bill is probably going to be a bit extreme. Need to get PV back on a roof. I lived off grid for over 20 years in Taos County...so I know the limitations and potentials. I've been to Angel Fire many times...Taos, Crested Butte,.. lots of skiing. Its a beautiful airport at Angel Fire.     

Which is your preference for X-wind landings, Bruce. Forward slip all through Final or do you crab angle and then align to the
runway? X-wind Pilot techniques were taught both ways in my Student times... Instructor presented both. 
 
 I ask because the various types of aircraft make the Approach to landing different. I am wondering specifically the change (if any) in Tri Q compared to taildragger version.  

 I learned both and most of the time use forward slip. I do this because early in the approach it's mostly known what the ability of the aircraft is to fly the X-wind component at that airport at the time.  The risk of course is strict airspeed maintenance because I'm cross controlled at low altitude.  

Glad your back and safe.  Does your RV have the added gussets on the gear tubes? This months Kitplanes has a very good article on the topic. 

Vern


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:26 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] N96BJ Flight
 
After flying 14 hours in our RV 6 to Angel Fire, NM, Pampa, TX, Phoenix, AZ to see grandkids, ski and spend a week in a Time Share I pulled out the TriQ 200.  I flew to Stillwater to see my brother Kirby and get the engine warmed up and water cooked off.  Great landings both airports and when I returned to Enid the wind had shifted to 240.  The best runway was 170 so 70 degree crosswind with wind at 18 knots gusting to 27 knots!  I lowered the right wing andr pushed left rudder and put the right main down 1st with the other 2 following quickly.  Seemed good and the tower came on and said “you handled that crosswind nicely”!  I told him the TriQ handled crosswinds much better than my taildraggin’ RV because of the smaller rudder.  It doesn’t weathervane into the wind so much!  The temperature was around 65 F which is a 70 degree difference from the week before and “Snowklahoma”!  We weren’t able to get home during that snowstorm from Angel Fire and Pampa so we cancelled our commercial flight to Phoenix and flew the RV 6!  The trip home over the hump east of Phoenix had a wonderful tailwind and we saw ground speeds of 235 mph!  Take that United.  Home in a little over 4 hours with a picnic lunch in Tucumcari, NM!  (We packed sandwiches because Tucumcari doesn’t have a courtesy car).

Thus far I have only logged 2.5 hrs in the TriQ this year.  That just ain’t right!  Gotta do better!  Come on “Spring Fling”!  Kevin please don’t mention the worthless cross wind landing I had last year.  Just our little secret.  😘
Bruce Crain
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Jay Scheevel
 

Hi All,

 

Sam has put me on the calendar sometime down the road for a Q-tour done via Zoom. I will be doing that Zoom tour from my office, since I have poor signal at the airport. I will narrate the tour while showing a video much like Mike Dwyer did on his Q-tour. Sam will schedule my Zoom for some time after this month’s tour hosted by Jim Patillo.

 

In the meantime, I have posted on YouTube, the video that I will narrate. If you want to take a sneak peek. It has no narration, and you will have to tune in to the future Zoom session if you want to hear me talk about it (or not). In any case, here is the link to my “silent movie” version of that video tour:  https://youtu.be/a-8e-chpia8

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel Tri-Q2 N8WQ 132 hours


Re: Cold Weather Texan

Jay Scheevel
 

Although not a very convenient reference point, there is no need to specify C or F at minus 40 degrees. They are the same. <--- good for pub trivia and not much else.

Cheers,
Jay

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From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dorothea Keats
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 10:18 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Cold Weather Texan

Corbin------------ It is minus 20 to minus 40 here for about four months.

Springtime, normal walk around , fire it up and go flying.

It is always in an unheated hangar. If I ever do leave it outside, I also check the back fuselage for any

water that could of entered from the canopy area, plus all static vents and pitot.

Take care--------- Chris


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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

Dang...that's cold!!  I guess 0 degrees F is considered warm to you.  

Corbin

On February 26, 2021 at 11:17 AM, Dorothea Keats <dkeats@...> wrote:

 Corbin------------  It is minus 20 to minus 40 here for about four months.

 Springtime, normal walk around , fire it up and go flying.

It is always in an unheated hangar.  If  I ever do leave it outside, I
also check the back fuselage for any

water that could of entered from the canopy area, plus all static vents
and pitot.

Take care---------  Chris


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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Chris Walterson
 

Corbin------------  It is minus 20 to minus 40 here for about four months.

 Springtime, normal walk around , fire it up and go flying.

It is always in an unheated hangar.  If  I ever do leave it outside, I also check the back fuselage for any

water that could of entered from the canopy area, plus all static vents and pitot.

Take care---------  Chris


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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

Oh man, those would have been wonderful last week.

Corbin

On February 26, 2021 at 9:25 AM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

Hey Corbin,

 

Two words from me: Insulated overalls 😊  Hope you made it through the Texas deep freeze without too much damage or discomfort.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Fisher
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 8:14 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Cold Weather Texan

 

I would suggest you check tire pressure.  Sometimes the cold can cause air leaks.  

 

You might also check anything else in the hangar that might be affected by freezing.  I have two boxes of stuff (tapes, cleaners, pens, etc.) that I remove in November and return in April.  It happens every year here in Iowa so it's just part of the process!

 

Paul

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 07:08 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

As many of you know, we got down to zero Fahrenheit for 2-3 days down here in Texas.  That’s common for many of you but certainly not for us.

I haven’t been out to the hangar in a month but thought about going out to hug the plane.  Are there any areas of the plane anyone has noticed needing extra attention after periods of cold temps like that?  Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold?

Corbin

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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Jay Scheevel
 

Hey Corbin,

 

Two words from me: Insulated overalls 😊  Hope you made it through the Texas deep freeze without too much damage or discomfort.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Fisher
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 8:14 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Cold Weather Texan

 

I would suggest you check tire pressure.  Sometimes the cold can cause air leaks.  

 

You might also check anything else in the hangar that might be affected by freezing.  I have two boxes of stuff (tapes, cleaners, pens, etc.) that I remove in November and return in April.  It happens every year here in Iowa so it's just part of the process!

 

Paul

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 07:08 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

As many of you know, we got down to zero Fahrenheit for 2-3 days down here in Texas.  That’s common for many of you but certainly not for us.

I haven’t been out to the hangar in a month but thought about going out to hug the plane.  Are there any areas of the plane anyone has noticed needing extra attention after periods of cold temps like that?  Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold?

Corbin

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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

Thanks, Paul...I appreciate it.

Corbin Ge!ser

On February 26, 2021 at 9:14 AM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

I would suggest you check tire pressure.  Sometimes the cold can cause air leaks.  

You might also check anything else in the hangar that might be affected by freezing.  I have two boxes of stuff (tapes, cleaners, pens, etc.) that I remove in November and return in April.  It happens every year here in Iowa so it's just part of the process!

Paul

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 07:08 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
As many of you know, we got down to zero Fahrenheit for 2-3 days down here in Texas.  That’s common for many of you but certainly not for us.

I haven’t been out to the hangar in a month but thought about going out to hug the plane.  Are there any areas of the plane anyone has noticed needing extra attention after periods of cold temps like that?  Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold?

Corbin

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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Paul Fisher
 

I would suggest you check tire pressure.  Sometimes the cold can cause air leaks.  

You might also check anything else in the hangar that might be affected by freezing.  I have two boxes of stuff (tapes, cleaners, pens, etc.) that I remove in November and return in April.  It happens every year here in Iowa so it's just part of the process!

Paul


On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 07:08 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
As many of you know, we got down to zero Fahrenheit for 2-3 days down here in Texas.  That’s common for many of you but certainly not for us.

I haven’t been out to the hangar in a month but thought about going out to hug the plane.  Are there any areas of the plane anyone has noticed needing extra attention after periods of cold temps like that?  Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold?

Corbin

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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

Haha....so true, fellow Texan.

Corbin

On Feb 26, 2021, at 7:34 AM, Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:

< Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold? >

Yes,, the Pilot!

Survivor of the Texas Freeze myself
Ryszard

On Feb 26, 2021, at 07:08, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

As many of you know, we got down to zero Fahrenheit for 2-3 days down here in Texas. That’s common for many of you but certainly not for us.

I haven’t been out to the hangar in a month but thought about going out to hug the plane. Are there any areas of the plane anyone has noticed needing extra attention after periods of cold temps like that? Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold?

Corbin

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Re: Cold Weather Texan

Ryszard Zadow
 

< Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold? >

Yes,, the Pilot!

Survivor of the Texas Freeze myself
Ryszard

On Feb 26, 2021, at 07:08, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

As many of you know, we got down to zero Fahrenheit for 2-3 days down here in Texas. That’s common for many of you but certainly not for us.

I haven’t been out to the hangar in a month but thought about going out to hug the plane. Are there any areas of the plane anyone has noticed needing extra attention after periods of cold temps like that? Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold?

Corbin

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Cold Weather Texan

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

As many of you know, we got down to zero Fahrenheit for 2-3 days down here in Texas. That’s common for many of you but certainly not for us.

I haven’t been out to the hangar in a month but thought about going out to hug the plane. Are there any areas of the plane anyone has noticed needing extra attention after periods of cold temps like that? Anything prone to being brittle or suffering from prolonged cold?

Corbin

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Corbin
N33QR


Re: First flight of 2021!

Richard Thomson
 

Well done Paul, thats 1.1 hours more than me this year in any flying machine. Thanks for the encouragement !!

Rich T.

On 25/02/2021 23:14, Paul Fisher wrote:
Woo hoo! I finally got a chance to fly my first Q flight of the year.  We've had a snowy winter and the taxiways have been snow and ice covered to the point that the Q wouldn't fit. The middle was plowed, but not the edges, so I couldn't get to the runway. Today I finally got my chance. I had to taxi through a little snow, but not too bad.

I had a great flight - smooth air, clear, mid thirties, and virtually no wind.  It was fun to get back in the air.  My only squawk was the battery in my outside air temperature gauge was dead - and I certainly wasn't going to let that stop me!

After tooling around the local area (I didn't really have anywhere in particular to go!), I came in for a decent landing!  Not bad for not having flown for almost three months.  I was feeling pretty cocky, but I still had to taxi back to the hangar.  I reminded myself you aren't done until it's back in the barn!  Well, I almost made it.  About 50 yards from the hangar I hit a snow bank with the left wheel.  I probably could have powered through it, but after a successful flight I decided to shut it down, pull it out of the snow, and get back in and finish taxiing.  No damage, no problem.  I'm glad I stopped and pulled it out.

Hopefully things will continue to melt and I can get up again soon.  But for now I'm just happy to finally be a member of the 2021 flight club!!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF  1.1 hours so far in 2021


Re: N96BJ Flight

Jay Scheevel
 

Wow! Quite the report, Bruce! Glad you are good with cross winds!


On Feb 25, 2021, at 6:50 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


Great flight report.  Nice hearing when a plan comes together.
Mike Q200

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 7:26 PM Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
After flying 14 hours in our RV 6 to Angel Fire, NM, Pampa, TX, Phoenix, AZ to see grandkids, ski and spend a week in a Time Share I pulled out the TriQ 200.  I flew to Stillwater to see my brother Kirby and get the engine warmed up and water cooked off.  Great landings both airports and when I returned to Enid the wind had shifted to 240.  The best runway was 170 so 70 degree crosswind with wind at 18 knots gusting to 27 knots!  I lowered the right wing andr pushed left rudder and put the right main down 1st with the other 2 following quickly.  Seemed good and the tower came on and said “you handled that crosswind nicely”!  I told him the TriQ handled crosswinds much better than my taildraggin’ RV because of the smaller rudder.  It doesn’t weathervane into the wind so much!  The temperature was around 65 F which is a 70 degree difference from the week before and “Snowklahoma”!  We weren’t able to get home during that snowstorm from Angel Fire and Pampa so we cancelled our commercial flight to Phoenix and flew the RV 6!  The trip home over the hump east of Phoenix had a wonderful tailwind and we saw ground speeds of 235 mph!  Take that United.  Home in a little over 4 hours with a picnic lunch in Tucumcari, NM!  (We packed sandwiches because Tucumcari doesn’t have a courtesy car).

Thus far I have only logged 2.5 hrs in the TriQ this year.  That just ain’t right!  Gotta do better!  Come on “Spring Fling”!  Kevin please don’t mention the worthless cross wind landing I had last year.  Just our little secret.  😘
Bruce Crain
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Re: N96BJ Flight

Mike Dwyer
 

Great flight report.  Nice hearing when a plan comes together.
Mike Q200

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 7:26 PM Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
After flying 14 hours in our RV 6 to Angel Fire, NM, Pampa, TX, Phoenix, AZ to see grandkids, ski and spend a week in a Time Share I pulled out the TriQ 200.  I flew to Stillwater to see my brother Kirby and get the engine warmed up and water cooked off.  Great landings both airports and when I returned to Enid the wind had shifted to 240.  The best runway was 170 so 70 degree crosswind with wind at 18 knots gusting to 27 knots!  I lowered the right wing andr pushed left rudder and put the right main down 1st with the other 2 following quickly.  Seemed good and the tower came on and said “you handled that crosswind nicely”!  I told him the TriQ handled crosswinds much better than my taildraggin’ RV because of the smaller rudder.  It doesn’t weathervane into the wind so much!  The temperature was around 65 F which is a 70 degree difference from the week before and “Snowklahoma”!  We weren’t able to get home during that snowstorm from Angel Fire and Pampa so we cancelled our commercial flight to Phoenix and flew the RV 6!  The trip home over the hump east of Phoenix had a wonderful tailwind and we saw ground speeds of 235 mph!  Take that United.  Home in a little over 4 hours with a picnic lunch in Tucumcari, NM!  (We packed sandwiches because Tucumcari doesn’t have a courtesy car).

Thus far I have only logged 2.5 hrs in the TriQ this year.  That just ain’t right!  Gotta do better!  Come on “Spring Fling”!  Kevin please don’t mention the worthless cross wind landing I had last year.  Just our little secret.  😘
Bruce Crain
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N96BJ Flight

Bruce Crain
 

After flying 14 hours in our RV 6 to Angel Fire, NM, Pampa, TX, Phoenix, AZ to see grandkids, ski and spend a week in a Time Share I pulled out the TriQ 200. I flew to Stillwater to see my brother Kirby and get the engine warmed up and water cooked off. Great landings both airports and when I returned to Enid the wind had shifted to 240. The best runway was 170 so 70 degree crosswind with wind at 18 knots gusting to 27 knots! I lowered the right wing andr pushed left rudder and put the right main down 1st with the other 2 following quickly. Seemed good and the tower came on and said “you handled that crosswind nicely”! I told him the TriQ handled crosswinds much better than my taildraggin’ RV because of the smaller rudder. It doesn’t weathervane into the wind so much! The temperature was around 65 F which is a 70 degree difference from the week before and “Snowklahoma”! We weren’t able to get home during that snowstorm from Angel Fire and Pampa so we cancelled our commercial flight to Phoenix and flew the RV 6! The trip home over the hump east of Phoenix had a wonderful tailwind and we saw ground speeds of 235 mph! Take that United. Home in a little over 4 hours with a picnic lunch in Tucumcari, NM! (We packed sandwiches because Tucumcari doesn’t have a courtesy car).

Thus far I have only logged 2.5 hrs in the TriQ this year. That just ain’t right! Gotta do better! Come on “Spring Fling”! Kevin please don’t mention the worthless cross wind landing I had last year. Just our little secret. 😘
Bruce Crain
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Re: First flight of 2021!

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

Nothing is easy. Welcome back. Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...>
Date: 2/25/21 6:14 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] First flight of 2021!

Woo hoo! I finally got a chance to fly my first Q flight of the year.  We've had a snowy winter and the taxiways have been snow and ice covered to the point that the Q wouldn't fit. The middle was plowed, but not the edges, so I couldn't get to the runway. Today I finally got my chance. I had to taxi through a little snow, but not too bad.

I had a great flight - smooth air, clear, mid thirties, and virtually no wind.  It was fun to get back in the air.  My only squawk was the battery in my outside air temperature gauge was dead - and I certainly wasn't going to let that stop me!

After tooling around the local area (I didn't really have anywhere in particular to go!), I came in for a decent landing!  Not bad for not having flown for almost three months.  I was feeling pretty cocky, but I still had to taxi back to the hangar.  I reminded myself you aren't done until it's back in the barn!  Well, I almost made it.  About 50 yards from the hangar I hit a snow bank with the left wheel.  I probably could have powered through it, but after a successful flight I decided to shut it down, pull it out of the snow, and get back in and finish taxiing.  No damage, no problem.  I'm glad I stopped and pulled it out.

Hopefully things will continue to melt and I can get up again soon.  But for now I'm just happy to finally be a member of the 2021 flight club!!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF  1.1 hours so far in 2021


Re: First flight of 2021!

Jay Scheevel
 

Congrats, Paul. Glad you finally made it back up above the snowy plain and that the snow monster did not damage your craft. I took a nice flight today also, expecting calm air, since it was dead still on the ground, but once I got up about 1000’ it was all bounces. Nevertheless it is always fun to be up in the Q.  Curious how the canard vibrates at a high frequency when you hit turbulence. I guess that is a function of low mass and high stiffness. Welcome again to Q-year 2021 (The year of the Canard)!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Fisher
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:15 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] First flight of 2021!

 

Woo hoo! I finally got a chance to fly my first Q flight of the year.  We've had a snowy winter and the taxiways have been snow and ice covered to the point that the Q wouldn't fit. The middle was plowed, but not the edges, so I couldn't get to the runway. Today I finally got my chance. I had to taxi through a little snow, but not too bad.

 

I had a great flight - smooth air, clear, mid thirties, and virtually no wind.  It was fun to get back in the air.  My only squawk was the battery in my outside air temperature gauge was dead - and I certainly wasn't going to let that stop me!

 

After tooling around the local area (I didn't really have anywhere in particular to go!), I came in for a decent landing!  Not bad for not having flown for almost three months.  I was feeling pretty cocky, but I still had to taxi back to the hangar.  I reminded myself you aren't done until it's back in the barn!  Well, I almost made it.  About 50 yards from the hangar I hit a snow bank with the left wheel.  I probably could have powered through it, but after a successful flight I decided to shut it down, pull it out of the snow, and get back in and finish taxiing.  No damage, no problem.  I'm glad I stopped and pulled it out.

 

Hopefully things will continue to melt and I can get up again soon.  But for now I'm just happy to finally be a member of the 2021 flight club!!

 

Paul Fisher

Q-200 N17PF  1.1 hours so far in 2021


First flight of 2021!

Paul Fisher
 

Woo hoo! I finally got a chance to fly my first Q flight of the year.  We've had a snowy winter and the taxiways have been snow and ice covered to the point that the Q wouldn't fit. The middle was plowed, but not the edges, so I couldn't get to the runway. Today I finally got my chance. I had to taxi through a little snow, but not too bad.

I had a great flight - smooth air, clear, mid thirties, and virtually no wind.  It was fun to get back in the air.  My only squawk was the battery in my outside air temperature gauge was dead - and I certainly wasn't going to let that stop me!

After tooling around the local area (I didn't really have anywhere in particular to go!), I came in for a decent landing!  Not bad for not having flown for almost three months.  I was feeling pretty cocky, but I still had to taxi back to the hangar.  I reminded myself you aren't done until it's back in the barn!  Well, I almost made it.  About 50 yards from the hangar I hit a snow bank with the left wheel.  I probably could have powered through it, but after a successful flight I decided to shut it down, pull it out of the snow, and get back in and finish taxiing.  No damage, no problem.  I'm glad I stopped and pulled it out.

Hopefully things will continue to melt and I can get up again soon.  But for now I'm just happy to finally be a member of the 2021 flight club!!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF  1.1 hours so far in 2021


Re: Propeller clearance

Robert Cringely
 

If you do takeoffs and landings three-point, as you say, it’s fine. That’s the old Daryll Greenameyer F8F technique. 

Bob

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:29 PM Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:
Sorry, I forgot to measure my plane, but I finally did today.  I've got about 4 1/8 inches when the plane is level and 11 1/4 inches in landing configuration (sitting on the tail wheel).

I was NOT in the plane at the time, so these numbers will decrease some with the canard under load.  And further reduced when I land poorly!  But prop clearance has never been a problem.  As a reminder my prop is a 60x68 Sterba.

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF, ~1750 hours over 30+ years

Still waiting for enough snow to clear to get my first flight of 2021!!

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