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Re: OSH Report

Jerry Marstall
 

Super writeup. Thx Jay. Jerry 


On Sun, Aug 1, 2021, 7:54 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

Returned back home this morning after a very enjoyable visit to Oshkosh 2021. There was a lot of pent up energy after last year’s cancelled version, so lots of airplanes (I think the field filled up by late Sunday), and lots of people attending. There was a notable absence of international people this year, and with the exception of a few intrepid Canadians, I did not see international planes or companies. The Germans flew a big Nato Airbus A400 transport in, but that was it. Only 3 of the 4 large exhibit halls were open, and there were fewer rows in the ones that were open than in past years. It was hot and very humid most of the week, with lots of smoke from Canadian wildfires making for almost IFR haze. I had that all the way home. We had the requisite OSH thunderstorms, which pretty much came at night, but not too soggy on the field, and no damage.

 

Since I flew my Tri-Q2 in for the first time I went very early, the Thursday before, so as to avoid the traffic. I came in maybe 1 hour after the field opened with pink shirt controllers. The traffic was still the conga line even then, but I had a couple miles of spacing. Nevertheless there is always something. There was an RV in front of me as we were landing on 18. The basic idea is to fly downwind to remain short of the tower (blue dot) then turn base and final to land. I hear on the tower frequency “Are you going to call my base?” coming from the RV in front of me. No answer, so the next thing I see is he has made a 180 and is flying back towards me on downwind. I know there is no one close behind me so I made a sharp descending left 360 and when I am able to see him again, he has found the base, and I have spacing, so I continue the downwind, base and land on 18. The tower said nothing to either one of us during this, so I guess they did not see it or thought “no harm, no foul”. Shortly after touching down, I hear the controller say “welcome to Sun and Fun” and then catch himself and correct to Oshkosh. Oh well, I guess we were all finding our sea legs. My landing pattern looked like this on Flightaware.

I had a buddy texting me asking why I did a snap roll on downwind. These Quickies can make a tight turn!

 

I camped in homebuilt camping for the first time. It is a little noisier than other places I have camped on the field in the past, but there was a lot of good conversation and camaraderie. I was surrounded by RV’s and for most of the week I had the only Quickie of any flavor on the field. Matthew Curcio from California came through for one day flying his Q200 and had his new bride with him, and that was the only other Q to show. He says they have a house near John Wayne airport and he commutes with his Q200 to Mojave to work every day. He said he put 1200 hours on it in the last two years. Jerry and Nancy Marstall drove in with their motorhome, so we palled around a bit during the week. Keith Welsh probably thought I was stalking him, since I kept running into him all over the place.

 

When I pulled in on Thursday, the coordinator of the homebuilt showcase asked me if I wanted to fly in the air show on Tuesday. I said yes and after some paperwork and a briefing which included all the “bigs” in the airshow world, I felt pretty pumped to fly my little Quickie in the big show! We fly a take off pass along the crowd, then another pass at 500 and then land on the parallel. It was a blast. Found a video online that includes the whole show, but if you hit the link below it should start in the middle with my take off roll (if not, go to 2:00:46 and start). I has only my takeoff pass, but is a good look. So lots of people along the flight line got to ask each other “What is that thing???”

 

https://youtu.be/qPNKXh9zlEQ?t=7246

 

Had a Quickie get together at the Homebuilder back porch on Wednesday morning and had a good crowd of the about 7-8 of the regulars and a few others who were curious about the type (airplane that is). The only other one that flew a homebuilt in was Keith Welsh but he scooted in in his Thorp T-18. We all chatted for an hour or so and then wandered off to see all of the rest of the goodies.

 

I had my Q judged and made it pretty far into the competition, since I had a visit late in the week with a couple golf carts full of judges who pawed over it for 15 minutes or so while I talked as fast as I could. i had total of 13 judges initials on my prop card, but I did not walk away with any hardware. Was a good experience though.

 

My other flights to and from were typical cross country flights.  I managed to have gusty cross winds on almost all landings, so I got better at that. My engine is much peppier when I am not flying at 6000’ DA and higher that is the norm out here. I got off shorter, climbed faster and burned lots more fuel! I don’t see how you people can breathe down there near sea level!

 

Coming and going, I flew 1100 miles each way, at MSL cruising altitudes from below 2000’ to 12500’ and my little Q averaged 160 mph TAS on less than 7 gph (better at higher altitude), so am very happy with that. Great little airplanes, these Q’s. Good cross country platforms and fun to fly. You Just don’t have much cargo space 😊, but we have UPS for that.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 176 hours


Re: OSH Report

Bruce Crain
 

Sweet!  Nice report Jay!  I had you nailed at Grand Champion but I am a bit bias!  Glad you had a great trip and improved cross wind landings!
Bruce 


On Aug 1, 2021, at 8:09 PM, Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:


Good seeing you there Jay! 

Ryszard 

On Aug 1, 2021, at 20:07, Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2@...> wrote:

Great report Jay. Glad you made a safe trip.
Dave D


On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 8:54 PM, Jay Scheevel
<jay@...> wrote:

Returned back home this morning after a very enjoyable visit to Oshkosh 2021. There was a lot of pent up energy after last year’s cancelled version, so lots of airplanes (I think the field filled up by late Sunday), and lots of people attending. There was a notable absence of international people this year, and with the exception of a few intrepid Canadians, I did not see international planes or companies. The Germans flew a big Nato Airbus A400 transport in, but that was it. Only 3 of the 4 large exhibit halls were open, and there were fewer rows in the ones that were open than in past years. It was hot and very humid most of the week, with lots of smoke from Canadian wildfires making for almost IFR haze. I had that all the way home. We had the requisite OSH thunderstorms, which pretty much came at night, but not too soggy on the field, and no damage.

 

Since I flew my Tri-Q2 in for the first time I went very early, the Thursday before, so as to avoid the traffic. I came in maybe 1 hour after the field opened with pink shirt controllers. The traffic was still the conga line even then, but I had a couple miles of spacing. Nevertheless there is always something. There was an RV in front of me as we were landing on 18. The basic idea is to fly downwind to remain short of the tower (blue dot) then turn base and final to land. I hear on the tower frequency “Are you going to call my base?” coming from the RV in front of me. No answer, so the next thing I see is he has made a 180 and is flying back towards me on downwind. I know there is no one close behind me so I made a sharp descending left 360 and when I am able to see him again, he has found the base, and I have spacing, so I continue the downwind, base and land on 18. The tower said nothing to either one of us during this, so I guess they did not see it or thought “no harm, no foul”. Shortly after touching down, I hear the controller say “welcome to Sun and Fun” and then catch himself and correct to Oshkosh. Oh well, I guess we were all finding our sea legs. My landing pattern looked like this on Flightaware.

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I had a buddy texting me asking why I did a snap roll on downwind. These Quickies can make a tight turn!

 

I camped in homebuilt camping for the first time. It is a little noisier than other places I have camped on the field in the past, but there was a lot of good conversation and camaraderie. I was surrounded by RV’s and for most of the week I had the only Quickie of any flavor on the field. Matthew Curcio from California came through for one day flying his Q200 and had his new bride with him, and that was the only other Q to show. He says they have a house near John Wayne airport and he commutes with his Q200 to Mojave to work every day. He said he put 1200 hours on it in the last two years. Jerry and Nancy Marstall drove in with their motorhome, so we palled around a bit during the week. Keith Welsh probably thought I was stalking him, since I kept running into him all over the place.

 

When I pulled in on Thursday, the coordinator of the homebuilt showcase asked me if I wanted to fly in the air show on Tuesday. I said yes and after some paperwork and a briefing which included all the “bigs” in the airshow world, I felt pretty pumped to fly my little Quickie in the big show! We fly a take off pass along the crowd, then another pass at 500 and then land on the parallel. It was a blast. Found a video online that includes the whole show, but if you hit the link below it should start in the middle with my take off roll (if not, go to 2:00:46 and start). I has only my takeoff pass, but is a good look. So lots of people along the flight line got to ask each other “What is that thing???”

 

https://youtu.be/qPNKXh9zlEQ?t=7246

 

Had a Quickie get together at the Homebuilder back porch on Wednesday morning and had a good crowd of the about 7-8 of the regulars and a few others who were curious about the type (airplane that is). The only other one that flew a homebuilt in was Keith Welsh but he scooted in in his Thorp T-18. We all chatted for an hour or so and then wandered off to see all of the rest of the goodies.

 

I had my Q judged and made it pretty far into the competition, since I had a visit late in the week with a couple golf carts full of judges who pawed over it for 15 minutes or so while I talked as fast as I could. i had total of 13 judges initials on my prop card, but I did not walk away with any hardware. Was a good experience though.

 

My other flights to and from were typical cross country flights.  I managed to have gusty cross winds on almost all landings, so I got better at that. My engine is much peppier when I am not flying at 6000’ DA and higher that is the norm out here. I got off shorter, climbed faster and burned lots more fuel! I don’t see how you people can breathe down there near sea level!

 

Coming and going, I flew 1100 miles each way, at MSL cruising altitudes from below 2000’ to 12500’ and my little Q averaged 160 mph TAS on less than 7 gph (better at higher altitude), so am very happy with that. Great little airplanes, these Q’s. Good cross country platforms and fun to fly. You Just don’t have much cargo space 😊, but we have UPS for that.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 176 hours

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Re: OSH Report

Ryszard Zadow
 

Good seeing you there Jay! 

Ryszard 

On Aug 1, 2021, at 20:07, Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2@...> wrote:

Great report Jay. Glad you made a safe trip.
Dave D


On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 8:54 PM, Jay Scheevel
<jay@...> wrote:

Returned back home this morning after a very enjoyable visit to Oshkosh 2021. There was a lot of pent up energy after last year’s cancelled version, so lots of airplanes (I think the field filled up by late Sunday), and lots of people attending. There was a notable absence of international people this year, and with the exception of a few intrepid Canadians, I did not see international planes or companies. The Germans flew a big Nato Airbus A400 transport in, but that was it. Only 3 of the 4 large exhibit halls were open, and there were fewer rows in the ones that were open than in past years. It was hot and very humid most of the week, with lots of smoke from Canadian wildfires making for almost IFR haze. I had that all the way home. We had the requisite OSH thunderstorms, which pretty much came at night, but not too soggy on the field, and no damage.

 

Since I flew my Tri-Q2 in for the first time I went very early, the Thursday before, so as to avoid the traffic. I came in maybe 1 hour after the field opened with pink shirt controllers. The traffic was still the conga line even then, but I had a couple miles of spacing. Nevertheless there is always something. There was an RV in front of me as we were landing on 18. The basic idea is to fly downwind to remain short of the tower (blue dot) then turn base and final to land. I hear on the tower frequency “Are you going to call my base?” coming from the RV in front of me. No answer, so the next thing I see is he has made a 180 and is flying back towards me on downwind. I know there is no one close behind me so I made a sharp descending left 360 and when I am able to see him again, he has found the base, and I have spacing, so I continue the downwind, base and land on 18. The tower said nothing to either one of us during this, so I guess they did not see it or thought “no harm, no foul”. Shortly after touching down, I hear the controller say “welcome to Sun and Fun” and then catch himself and correct to Oshkosh. Oh well, I guess we were all finding our sea legs. My landing pattern looked like this on Flightaware.

<image001.png>

I had a buddy texting me asking why I did a snap roll on downwind. These Quickies can make a tight turn!

 

I camped in homebuilt camping for the first time. It is a little noisier than other places I have camped on the field in the past, but there was a lot of good conversation and camaraderie. I was surrounded by RV’s and for most of the week I had the only Quickie of any flavor on the field. Matthew Curcio from California came through for one day flying his Q200 and had his new bride with him, and that was the only other Q to show. He says they have a house near John Wayne airport and he commutes with his Q200 to Mojave to work every day. He said he put 1200 hours on it in the last two years. Jerry and Nancy Marstall drove in with their motorhome, so we palled around a bit during the week. Keith Welsh probably thought I was stalking him, since I kept running into him all over the place.

 

When I pulled in on Thursday, the coordinator of the homebuilt showcase asked me if I wanted to fly in the air show on Tuesday. I said yes and after some paperwork and a briefing which included all the “bigs” in the airshow world, I felt pretty pumped to fly my little Quickie in the big show! We fly a take off pass along the crowd, then another pass at 500 and then land on the parallel. It was a blast. Found a video online that includes the whole show, but if you hit the link below it should start in the middle with my take off roll (if not, go to 2:00:46 and start). I has only my takeoff pass, but is a good look. So lots of people along the flight line got to ask each other “What is that thing???”

 

https://youtu.be/qPNKXh9zlEQ?t=7246

 

Had a Quickie get together at the Homebuilder back porch on Wednesday morning and had a good crowd of the about 7-8 of the regulars and a few others who were curious about the type (airplane that is). The only other one that flew a homebuilt in was Keith Welsh but he scooted in in his Thorp T-18. We all chatted for an hour or so and then wandered off to see all of the rest of the goodies.

 

I had my Q judged and made it pretty far into the competition, since I had a visit late in the week with a couple golf carts full of judges who pawed over it for 15 minutes or so while I talked as fast as I could. i had total of 13 judges initials on my prop card, but I did not walk away with any hardware. Was a good experience though.

 

My other flights to and from were typical cross country flights.  I managed to have gusty cross winds on almost all landings, so I got better at that. My engine is much peppier when I am not flying at 6000’ DA and higher that is the norm out here. I got off shorter, climbed faster and burned lots more fuel! I don’t see how you people can breathe down there near sea level!

 

Coming and going, I flew 1100 miles each way, at MSL cruising altitudes from below 2000’ to 12500’ and my little Q averaged 160 mph TAS on less than 7 gph (better at higher altitude), so am very happy with that. Great little airplanes, these Q’s. Good cross country platforms and fun to fly. You Just don’t have much cargo space 😊, but we have UPS for that.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 176 hours

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Re: OSH Report

Dave Dugas
 

Great report Jay. Glad you made a safe trip.
Dave D


On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 8:54 PM, Jay Scheevel
<jay@...> wrote:

Returned back home this morning after a very enjoyable visit to Oshkosh 2021. There was a lot of pent up energy after last year’s cancelled version, so lots of airplanes (I think the field filled up by late Sunday), and lots of people attending. There was a notable absence of international people this year, and with the exception of a few intrepid Canadians, I did not see international planes or companies. The Germans flew a big Nato Airbus A400 transport in, but that was it. Only 3 of the 4 large exhibit halls were open, and there were fewer rows in the ones that were open than in past years. It was hot and very humid most of the week, with lots of smoke from Canadian wildfires making for almost IFR haze. I had that all the way home. We had the requisite OSH thunderstorms, which pretty much came at night, but not too soggy on the field, and no damage.

 

Since I flew my Tri-Q2 in for the first time I went very early, the Thursday before, so as to avoid the traffic. I came in maybe 1 hour after the field opened with pink shirt controllers. The traffic was still the conga line even then, but I had a couple miles of spacing. Nevertheless there is always something. There was an RV in front of me as we were landing on 18. The basic idea is to fly downwind to remain short of the tower (blue dot) then turn base and final to land. I hear on the tower frequency “Are you going to call my base?” coming from the RV in front of me. No answer, so the next thing I see is he has made a 180 and is flying back towards me on downwind. I know there is no one close behind me so I made a sharp descending left 360 and when I am able to see him again, he has found the base, and I have spacing, so I continue the downwind, base and land on 18. The tower said nothing to either one of us during this, so I guess they did not see it or thought “no harm, no foul”. Shortly after touching down, I hear the controller say “welcome to Sun and Fun” and then catch himself and correct to Oshkosh. Oh well, I guess we were all finding our sea legs. My landing pattern looked like this on Flightaware.

I had a buddy texting me asking why I did a snap roll on downwind. These Quickies can make a tight turn!

 

I camped in homebuilt camping for the first time. It is a little noisier than other places I have camped on the field in the past, but there was a lot of good conversation and camaraderie. I was surrounded by RV’s and for most of the week I had the only Quickie of any flavor on the field. Matthew Curcio from California came through for one day flying his Q200 and had his new bride with him, and that was the only other Q to show. He says they have a house near John Wayne airport and he commutes with his Q200 to Mojave to work every day. He said he put 1200 hours on it in the last two years. Jerry and Nancy Marstall drove in with their motorhome, so we palled around a bit during the week. Keith Welsh probably thought I was stalking him, since I kept running into him all over the place.

 

When I pulled in on Thursday, the coordinator of the homebuilt showcase asked me if I wanted to fly in the air show on Tuesday. I said yes and after some paperwork and a briefing which included all the “bigs” in the airshow world, I felt pretty pumped to fly my little Quickie in the big show! We fly a take off pass along the crowd, then another pass at 500 and then land on the parallel. It was a blast. Found a video online that includes the whole show, but if you hit the link below it should start in the middle with my take off roll (if not, go to 2:00:46 and start). I has only my takeoff pass, but is a good look. So lots of people along the flight line got to ask each other “What is that thing???”

 

https://youtu.be/qPNKXh9zlEQ?t=7246

 

Had a Quickie get together at the Homebuilder back porch on Wednesday morning and had a good crowd of the about 7-8 of the regulars and a few others who were curious about the type (airplane that is). The only other one that flew a homebuilt in was Keith Welsh but he scooted in in his Thorp T-18. We all chatted for an hour or so and then wandered off to see all of the rest of the goodies.

 

I had my Q judged and made it pretty far into the competition, since I had a visit late in the week with a couple golf carts full of judges who pawed over it for 15 minutes or so while I talked as fast as I could. i had total of 13 judges initials on my prop card, but I did not walk away with any hardware. Was a good experience though.

 

My other flights to and from were typical cross country flights.  I managed to have gusty cross winds on almost all landings, so I got better at that. My engine is much peppier when I am not flying at 6000’ DA and higher that is the norm out here. I got off shorter, climbed faster and burned lots more fuel! I don’t see how you people can breathe down there near sea level!

 

Coming and going, I flew 1100 miles each way, at MSL cruising altitudes from below 2000’ to 12500’ and my little Q averaged 160 mph TAS on less than 7 gph (better at higher altitude), so am very happy with that. Great little airplanes, these Q’s. Good cross country platforms and fun to fly. You Just don’t have much cargo space 😊, but we have UPS for that.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 176 hours


OSH Report

Jay Scheevel
 

Returned back home this morning after a very enjoyable visit to Oshkosh 2021. There was a lot of pent up energy after last year’s cancelled version, so lots of airplanes (I think the field filled up by late Sunday), and lots of people attending. There was a notable absence of international people this year, and with the exception of a few intrepid Canadians, I did not see international planes or companies. The Germans flew a big Nato Airbus A400 transport in, but that was it. Only 3 of the 4 large exhibit halls were open, and there were fewer rows in the ones that were open than in past years. It was hot and very humid most of the week, with lots of smoke from Canadian wildfires making for almost IFR haze. I had that all the way home. We had the requisite OSH thunderstorms, which pretty much came at night, but not too soggy on the field, and no damage.

 

Since I flew my Tri-Q2 in for the first time I went very early, the Thursday before, so as to avoid the traffic. I came in maybe 1 hour after the field opened with pink shirt controllers. The traffic was still the conga line even then, but I had a couple miles of spacing. Nevertheless there is always something. There was an RV in front of me as we were landing on 18. The basic idea is to fly downwind to remain short of the tower (blue dot) then turn base and final to land. I hear on the tower frequency “Are you going to call my base?” coming from the RV in front of me. No answer, so the next thing I see is he has made a 180 and is flying back towards me on downwind. I know there is no one close behind me so I made a sharp descending left 360 and when I am able to see him again, he has found the base, and I have spacing, so I continue the downwind, base and land on 18. The tower said nothing to either one of us during this, so I guess they did not see it or thought “no harm, no foul”. Shortly after touching down, I hear the controller say “welcome to Sun and Fun” and then catch himself and correct to Oshkosh. Oh well, I guess we were all finding our sea legs. My landing pattern looked like this on Flightaware.

I had a buddy texting me asking why I did a snap roll on downwind. These Quickies can make a tight turn!

 

I camped in homebuilt camping for the first time. It is a little noisier than other places I have camped on the field in the past, but there was a lot of good conversation and camaraderie. I was surrounded by RV’s and for most of the week I had the only Quickie of any flavor on the field. Matthew Curcio from California came through for one day flying his Q200 and had his new bride with him, and that was the only other Q to show. He says they have a house near John Wayne airport and he commutes with his Q200 to Mojave to work every day. He said he put 1200 hours on it in the last two years. Jerry and Nancy Marstall drove in with their motorhome, so we palled around a bit during the week. Keith Welsh probably thought I was stalking him, since I kept running into him all over the place.

 

When I pulled in on Thursday, the coordinator of the homebuilt showcase asked me if I wanted to fly in the air show on Tuesday. I said yes and after some paperwork and a briefing which included all the “bigs” in the airshow world, I felt pretty pumped to fly my little Quickie in the big show! We fly a take off pass along the crowd, then another pass at 500 and then land on the parallel. It was a blast. Found a video online that includes the whole show, but if you hit the link below it should start in the middle with my take off roll (if not, go to 2:00:46 and start). I has only my takeoff pass, but is a good look. So lots of people along the flight line got to ask each other “What is that thing???”

 

https://youtu.be/qPNKXh9zlEQ?t=7246

 

Had a Quickie get together at the Homebuilder back porch on Wednesday morning and had a good crowd of the about 7-8 of the regulars and a few others who were curious about the type (airplane that is). The only other one that flew a homebuilt in was Keith Welsh but he scooted in in his Thorp T-18. We all chatted for an hour or so and then wandered off to see all of the rest of the goodies.

 

I had my Q judged and made it pretty far into the competition, since I had a visit late in the week with a couple golf carts full of judges who pawed over it for 15 minutes or so while I talked as fast as I could. i had total of 13 judges initials on my prop card, but I did not walk away with any hardware. Was a good experience though.

 

My other flights to and from were typical cross country flights.  I managed to have gusty cross winds on almost all landings, so I got better at that. My engine is much peppier when I am not flying at 6000’ DA and higher that is the norm out here. I got off shorter, climbed faster and burned lots more fuel! I don’t see how you people can breathe down there near sea level!

 

Coming and going, I flew 1100 miles each way, at MSL cruising altitudes from below 2000’ to 12500’ and my little Q averaged 160 mph TAS on less than 7 gph (better at higher altitude), so am very happy with that. Great little airplanes, these Q’s. Good cross country platforms and fun to fly. You Just don’t have much cargo space 😊, but we have UPS for that.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel, Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 176 hours


Re: Flight Report

Jerry Marstall
 

Great report Mike
Can't wait to get back from KOSH to do same. Jerry 

On Sun, Aug 1, 2021, 12:00 PM Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:

Great report Mike, took me a moment to work out which is land and water being they are both blue. In the end the roads gave it away.

Rich T.

On 31/07/2021 19:52, Mike Dwyer wrote:
Had a nice flight today.  Was 10K gusting to 16 on takeoff but right down the runway so that's great.  Lots of puffy clouds to probably 7000 feet.  Of course I never got close to the clouds.  Played the "get between the clouds and the sun and you'll see the shadow of your plane circled in a rainbow" game.  The Tampa class B limits us to 6000 feet so we climbed to around 4000 and flew around the clouds.  It was sprinkling to the north and west but we didn't go into the rain.  ADS-B was showing the rain nicely tho.  I love having weather info in the cockpit!  Went up, went down, and circled around.  Hey, that sounds like a line from Dr Seuss.

Check out my flight path.  

 
Mike Dwyer
Q200

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


Re: Flight Report

Richard Thomson
 

Great report Mike, took me a moment to work out which is land and water being they are both blue. In the end the roads gave it away.

Rich T.

On 31/07/2021 19:52, Mike Dwyer wrote:
Had a nice flight today.  Was 10K gusting to 16 on takeoff but right down the runway so that's great.  Lots of puffy clouds to probably 7000 feet.  Of course I never got close to the clouds.  Played the "get between the clouds and the sun and you'll see the shadow of your plane circled in a rainbow" game.  The Tampa class B limits us to 6000 feet so we climbed to around 4000 and flew around the clouds.  It was sprinkling to the north and west but we didn't go into the rain.  ADS-B was showing the rain nicely tho.  I love having weather info in the cockpit!  Went up, went down, and circled around.  Hey, that sounds like a line from Dr Seuss.

Check out my flight path.  
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Mike Dwyer
Q200

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


Re: Flight Report

Paul Poulsen
 

As always a great report Mike :) Video to follow?
Clear skies and Tailwinds Matey
Paul


On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 4:52 AM Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:
Had a nice flight today.  Was 10K gusting to 16 on takeoff but right down the runway so that's great.  Lots of puffy clouds to probably 7000 feet.  Of course I never got close to the clouds.  Played the "get between the clouds and the sun and you'll see the shadow of your plane circled in a rainbow" game.  The Tampa class B limits us to 6000 feet so we climbed to around 4000 and flew around the clouds.  It was sprinkling to the north and west but we didn't go into the rain.  ADS-B was showing the rain nicely tho.  I love having weather info in the cockpit!  Went up, went down, and circled around.  Hey, that sounds like a line from Dr Seuss.

Check out my flight path.  
image.png
 
Mike Dwyer
Q200

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



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Flight Report

Mike Dwyer
 

Had a nice flight today.  Was 10K gusting to 16 on takeoff but right down the runway so that's great.  Lots of puffy clouds to probably 7000 feet.  Of course I never got close to the clouds.  Played the "get between the clouds and the sun and you'll see the shadow of your plane circled in a rainbow" game.  The Tampa class B limits us to 6000 feet so we climbed to around 4000 and flew around the clouds.  It was sprinkling to the north and west but we didn't go into the rain.  ADS-B was showing the rain nicely tho.  I love having weather info in the cockpit!  Went up, went down, and circled around.  Hey, that sounds like a line from Dr Seuss.

Check out my flight path.  
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Mike Dwyer
Q200

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


Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Corbin
 

Mine are on both sides, like Jim's.  Can't wait to fly again...this avionics upgrade is taking forever but it will all be worth it.

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 5:42 PM, "Mike via groups.io" <n7000t@...> wrote:

Yep, I have one one the right side.  Jim Patillo has one on each side.  

Mike.   200QK



On Jul 30, 2021, at 3:18 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Thanks Martin!  

Corbin

On Jul 30, 2021, at 5:06 PM, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

Corbin,  It is the counter balance weight for the elevator.  Prevents flutter.  Do not remove.



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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] Elevator Weights or Something Else

Makes sense.  I have yet to play with the servo much to feel the resistance, if any at all.

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:21 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

My opinion - a servo that is not engaged should have close to zero resistance, so no I think you should still have the elevators balanced.

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 16:11 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Follow-up question.  Would the resistance from a servo make the weights obsolete?

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM, "Corbin via groups.io" <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Don’t miss the Future of Rutan Design Symposium

Ryszard Zadow
 

Saturday morning, 31 July at 8:30 am at Forum Stage 5.

Tomorrow’s forum will be an open mike discussion with an opening topic of canard safety records, aging pilots and insurance. More often it’s being heard that pilots are being dropped by their insurers simply due to their age. On stage will be Tracy Martin of Aviation Insurance Resources who have worked closely with RAFE on insurance for Rutan canards, along with Duane Swing, owner of Velocity aircraft and Leonard Milholland, designer of the Legal Eagle and 15 other aircraft plans built design, still designing and building at 95 year old.

We’re all headed there! Don’t miss this!

Ryszard


Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

 

Yep, I have one one the right side.  Jim Patillo has one on each side.  

Mike.   200QK


On Jul 30, 2021, at 3:18 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Thanks Martin!  

Corbin

On Jul 30, 2021, at 5:06 PM, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

Corbin,  It is the counter balance weight for the elevator.  Prevents flutter.  Do not remove.


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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday July 30 2021 2:24:02PM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Elevator Weights or Something Else

Makes sense.  I have yet to play with the servo much to feel the resistance, if any at all.

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:21 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

My opinion - a servo that is not engaged should have close to zero resistance, so no I think you should still have the elevators balanced.

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 16:11 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Follow-up question.  Would the resistance from a servo make the weights obsolete?

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM, "Corbin via groups.io" <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Corbin
 

Thanks Martin!  

Corbin

On Jul 30, 2021, at 5:06 PM, Martin Skiby <mskiby@...> wrote:

Corbin,  It is the counter balance weight for the elevator.  Prevents flutter.  Do not remove.


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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday July 30 2021 2:24:02PM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Elevator Weights or Something Else

Makes sense.  I have yet to play with the servo much to feel the resistance, if any at all.

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:21 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

My opinion - a servo that is not engaged should have close to zero resistance, so no I think you should still have the elevators balanced.

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 16:11 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Follow-up question.  Would the resistance from a servo make the weights obsolete?

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM, "Corbin via groups.io" <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Martin Skiby
 

Corbin,  It is the counter balance weight for the elevator.  Prevents flutter.  Do not remove.


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From: "Corbin via groups.io"
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday July 30 2021 2:24:02PM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Elevator Weights or Something Else

Makes sense.  I have yet to play with the servo much to feel the resistance, if any at all.

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:21 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

My opinion - a servo that is not engaged should have close to zero resistance, so no I think you should still have the elevators balanced.

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 16:11 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Follow-up question.  Would the resistance from a servo make the weights obsolete?

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM, "Corbin via groups.io" <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Corbin
 

Makes sense.  I have yet to play with the servo much to feel the resistance, if any at all.

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:21 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

My opinion - a servo that is not engaged should have close to zero resistance, so no I think you should still have the elevators balanced.

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 16:11 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Follow-up question.  Would the resistance from a servo make the weights obsolete?

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM, "Corbin via groups.io" <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Paul Fisher
 

My opinion - a servo that is not engaged should have close to zero resistance, so no I think you should still have the elevators balanced.


On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 16:11 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Follow-up question.  Would the resistance from a servo make the weights obsolete?

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM, "Corbin via groups.io" <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Corbin
 

Follow-up question.  Would the resistance from a servo make the weights obsolete?

Corbin

On July 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM, "Corbin via groups.io" <c_geiser@...> wrote:

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Corbin
 

Thanks Paul and Cody.  That is what I have always thought (a weight) but now knowing it is for flutter that helps explain why it is fairly light as not much weight would be needed for that.

Thanks again,

Corbin 

On July 30, 2021 at 4:06 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

Paul Fisher
 

Yes, it's a counter weight to balance the elevators to prevent flutter (hopefully!).

Paul


On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 15:53 Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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Re: Elevator Weights or Something Else

 

That is a lead counterweight.


On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 3:53 PM Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey all,

I’ve always assumed that the circled item is a weight of some kind connected to the elevator control.   

While we continue to work on the avionics , and locate a spot to mount a servo up front, I realize there’s hardly any weight to these at all.  I’ve also noticed in quite a few photos posted by this group that others don’t seem to have this mysterious object.

Any ideas on what the circle item could be if not a weight?





Corbin

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