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Boring flight report

Paul Fisher
 

I've had enough excitement in my life, I like boring flights!

It was a BEAUTIFUL day today.  Not a cloud in the sky, no haze, no smoke (the exact opposite of Jay's report departing Oshkosh!), no wind and temperature in the 60s.  Just a little light fog over the Mississippi to add to the beauty.  The corn and beans are doing well so everything as far as the eye can see was green.  I cruised around at 3000 (~2300 AGL) and it was as smooth as glass.  Not at all what you would expect in August in the midwest!

I didn't have anywhere in particular to go, so I just wandered around for 1.2 hours.  For a while I watched a crop duster working well below me spraying a corn field.  It's a different perspective watching from the top!

At some point I decided I should land and get on with my day.  Actually that took a bout of arguing in my head - I still had gas, why land?!?  But I headed back anyway.

Upon returning, the temperature had gone up to 72, and the winds increased to all of 4mph!  So the argument about landing came up again.  But again landing won out.

I had a totally stable approach, exactly on airspeed the whole time.  I'd like to say I always do that.  I don't, but I'd like to say I did!  Finished with a nice smooth landing and no bouncing.  A gentle taxi back to the hangar completed my nice boring flight. 

Everything worked, no one got in my way, and the weather was perfect.  What a great time!

Now I suppose I should get at whatever it was that made me think I had to land!!

Enjoy!

Paul Fisher
Q-200 N17PF - 1,745 hours over almost 31 years


Re: W and B

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Theo,

It looks like you are showing empty weight numbers. If that is the case, then your empty CG is at 40.31. If I assume the pilot FS to be at FS 60 (you need to measure this by sitting in the airplane), then your empty-fuel, pilot-only CG would be 45.35. That should be in the middle of the envelope. The FS 40.31 empty aircraft arm is just about where you want it. Make sure you measure the main tank, header tank, pilot/passenger, and baggage area, individually. If your numbers you posted are empty weight numbers, then at 553.21 pounds, you have one of the lightest Q2's on the planet! With your rotax at ~100 HP, it should get off quickly and fly fast! Good work on that! Keep us posted.

Cheers,
Jay

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From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Theo Scheepers
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2021 2:03 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] W and B

Hi Gentlemen I hope someone can recommend and check my W&B I’ve installed a Rotax 912 UL . I’ve got the old GU canard It seems to me that if I’m using the LS1 Envelope that I’m just inside the Envelope (forward end ) but if I use the GU Envelope I’m forward outside of the Envelope Here’s my weights and arms

Left. 275,21 lb. arm. 39,5”
Right 275,37 lb. arm. 39,5”
Tail. 2,63 lb. arm. 210,4”
My weight is 190 lb.

This includes everything ( upholstery,instruments,fire extinguisher and battery (at station 82) )) Regards Theo Sent from my iPhone

On 19 Jul 2021, at 22:20, Jay Scheevel <jay@scheevel.com> wrote:

Removing the passenger or adding the passenger (depending on how you look at it) is the only difference between the last two loading scenarios.
According to my calculations and using 163.4 pounds for the passenger, gives my a FS for the pass/pilot of 61.92" Of course if you are taller, more of the leg weight is farther forward, so the it does vary from passenger to passenger. Since I don’t have independent weights for the gas in each tank. I cannot compute the FS of the two tanks. You will need that for your certification papers.

Cheers,
Jay

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Walterson
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 1:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] W and B

Jay and Rich. I think one other variable is the scales I am using.
They are certified , but meant to weigh 6,000 lb Otters and they read
at
5 lb increments. For the tail wheel, I used a digital bathroom scale, that I calibrated with myself holding various known weights.

Thanks for the input, my "passenger/ daughter" will be pleased with
the news, she lost weight.----------- Chris


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Re: OSH Report

 

Great report Jay,
 
Your right about Saturday's haze. 
I worked the Vintage Flight Line most of the week.  On Saturday one of our point leaders mentioned that since the airport didn't go VFR until 1207, normally the airport opens at 0600 for arrivals and departures and with the threat of sever weather forecast for later in the day, which did happen by the way but amazingly splitting at OSH with only a light shower, he in all his years never saw so many airplanes lined up at once.  And that was only on the South end.  We could only imagine what it looked like on the North end.  And you are exactly right that the air was FULL of departing airplanes.  We just stood there in amazement that the OSH controllers were able to get so many airborne before the airport closed for the afternoon airshow which started at 1400.  And we actually received some arrivals during that time.  Our hats off to those amazing OSH controllers.
 
Also by Friday Vintage had parked 600 more planes than in all of 2019.  It was estimated that there were roughly 10,500 planes on the field and proudly no one was turned away to saturation.  Not sure about that one but that's what I was told.  I know Vintage was having to park Classics with the GA's but still got em parked.  The South 40 has been expanded all the way to the road replacing a corn field.  I found it interesting that not one acre of the EAA grounds including Scholler was used for pasture.  It is all sowed in grass and kept mowed all year with two large three section mowers.  Give me a John Deere with an air-conditioned cab and they'll have a new employee.
 
All estimations are that attendance records will be broken this year.  Disappointing that AeroShell and David Clark were among those not present.  And for the curious Phillips was selling, in three case lots, their XC and Victory oil for $195 which is $5.41/qt.  My A&P buys it in 55 gal drums for $5.68/qt and resells for $5.90.  I had no idea they were selling it at a factory direct price.  Just just one more reason to go to AirVenture.
 
I had a great time, saw some old familiar faces at the Q gathering and it did seem like I was running into you from time to time.  You kinda shocked me when I had my head down looking at something when I nearly ran into someone....you.  There was a yellow Thorp there but mine was at home waiting for some new fire sleeve hoses which were put on yesterday.
 
And best of all....all week long we were AMERICANS!!  Everyone stood for the anthem....every day and I noticed that many sang.  Patriotism was everywhere.  If for only one week it was refreshing to escape the negative news of the day, to be with a few hundred thousand like minded people brought together by the love of flight.     
 
God Bless America
Keith

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Subject: [Q-List] OSH Report
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2021 18:53:59 -0600




Re: W and B

Theo Scheepers
 

Hi Gentlemen I hope someone can recommend and check my W&B
I’ve installed a Rotax 912 UL . I’ve got the old GU canard
It seems to me that if I’m using the LS1 Envelope that I’m just inside the Envelope
(forward end ) but if I use the GU Envelope I’m forward outside of the Envelope
Here’s my weights and arms

Left. 275,21 lb. arm. 39,5”
Right 275,37 lb. arm. 39,5”
Tail. 2,63 lb. arm. 210,4”
My weight is 190 lb.

This includes everything ( upholstery,instruments,fire extinguisher and battery (at station 82) ))
Regards
Theo
Sent from my iPhone

On 19 Jul 2021, at 22:20, Jay Scheevel <jay@scheevel.com> wrote:

Removing the passenger or adding the passenger (depending on how you look at it) is the only difference between the last two loading scenarios.
According to my calculations and using 163.4 pounds for the passenger, gives my a FS for the pass/pilot of 61.92" Of course if you are taller, more of the leg weight is farther forward, so the it does vary from passenger to passenger. Since I don’t have independent weights for the gas in each tank. I cannot compute the FS of the two tanks. You will need that for your certification papers.

Cheers,
Jay

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Walterson
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 1:07 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] W and B

Jay and Rich. I think one other variable is the scales I am using. They are certified , but meant to weigh 6,000 lb Otters and they read at
5 lb increments. For the tail wheel, I used a digital bathroom scale, that I calibrated with myself holding various known weights.

Thanks for the input, my "passenger/ daughter" will be pleased with the news, she lost weight.----------- Chris


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Re: OSH Report

Bruce Crain
 

Yep!  We can show you a great relaxed time Mike!  Would love to see you and your wonderful Q200 here in Enid!  I know you would  “ Wow” us with systems and the radiance of your Q!                     
Bruce Crain

On Aug 2, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:



Thanks for the report Jay, sounds like you had a blast, and back safe.

Rich T.

On 02/08/2021 01:53, Jay Scheevel 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




Re: OSH Report

Richard Thomson
 

Thanks for the report Jay, sounds like you had a blast, and back safe.

Rich T.

On 02/08/2021 01:53, Jay Scheevel 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

Jay Scheevel
 

ADS B keeps track of the taxi also. So that was not all flying.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anthony P
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 8:42 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] OSH Report

 

WOW!  36 Papa Rt. downwind over 18 to 100' Rt. base to 36 Papa final, with a right jog on touch-down for good measure!
Very tight flying and pattern!  :)




Re: OSH Report

smeshno1@...
 

 The trick is to fly nekked as far as the baggage goes. At least then we can take a ham sandwich and soft drink in flight just like the heavy airliners do. 😊

Vern 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] OSH Report
 

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

smeshno1@...
 

 Yes.. if you can Mike we'd love to welcome you and everyone to the Sooner State. Lots of us can meet person to person. 

 This year the Summer weather has been exceptionally nice.. Some smoke from the fires but not oppresive.

 September should be really pleasant if the patterns hold as now. Extended forecast: August is looking to be 
near normal temps and rains. 

Vern  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Monday, August 2, 2021 9:10 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] OSH Report
 

Hi Mike,

 

OSH gets very crowded like that on Sunday (made that mistake once), but I wanted to avoid it by being several days early.

 

My departure on Saturday was interesting. Lots of people wanted to vamoose but the field was IFR until about noon because of low clouds (those went away) and Canadian wildfire smoke (that DID NOT go away). Vis was 3 miles at the best. Heading out was like a flock of ducks scared up by a shot gun blast. Going off two at a time on RWY 18 as fast as they could line up. The parallel taxiway was completely full of planes, and as we were leaving there were still planes coming into the show on RWY 27 hoping to catch the last day or two. Glad I had the “fish finder” installed. That smoke and 3 mile visibility covered the entire upper Midwest and I did not lose it until I got midway across the Rockies. I stayed in far western Nebraska on Saturday night, and the sun came up as a dim red circle yesterday. Flying directly south of Cheyenne, I could not see the mountains 10 miles to the west. Worst visibility I have ever seen in the mountain west. Glad to have all those electronic nav aids in the cockpit. Life is better now than when I started flying long ago. Mike, you should fly to Enid. I hear there are a lot of friendly folks there!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Dwyer
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 6:30 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] OSH Report

 

Excellent report Jay, thanks!

Flying into sun n fun I always got stuck behind the Piper cub that was doing 60 then slowed on final.  Or cut into the pattern from a wrong direction and wrecked the spacing.  A couple mile spacing, wow, sun n fun is more like flying formation!  I'm 

getting too old for that!  

 

Do more flight reports!

 

Mike Dwyer Q200 Florida.

 

On Sun, Aug 1, 2021, 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


Re: OSH Report

smeshno1@...
 

Parking together would be good..the differences would be interesting for those that are not privy to the designs. My last year at Arlington E.A.A. (2013) I was a bit sad not one tandem wing made the trip. Arlington in the late 60s and early 70s is where I used to live and ride my bike to the field hoping to get a ride. Great report, Jay. Making progress on our house project. Next up is completing the hangar and completing the flying machine projects. 
Vern   


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:20 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] OSH Report
 

Glad you will be flying your D-fly next year. Everyone asked me: “ Is that a dragonfly?”. As it turns out there were NO dragonfly’s on the field this year, so having one there in the future would be good.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adam hied
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2021 8:02 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] OSH Report

 

Great write-up Jay. Wish I had more time at Osh this year. It would’ve been nice to meet another tandem wing flyer. I’ll be flying my dragonfly up next year from florida and John plans on flying his in as well from California.



On Aug 1, 2021, at 9:40 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:



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

Anthony P
 

WOW!  36 Papa Rt. downwind over 18 to 100' Rt. base to 36 Papa final, with a right jog on touch-down for good measure!
Very tight flying and pattern!  :)




Re: OSH Report

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Mike,

 

OSH gets very crowded like that on Sunday (made that mistake once), but I wanted to avoid it by being several days early.

 

My departure on Saturday was interesting. Lots of people wanted to vamoose but the field was IFR until about noon because of low clouds (those went away) and Canadian wildfire smoke (that DID NOT go away). Vis was 3 miles at the best. Heading out was like a flock of ducks scared up by a shot gun blast. Going off two at a time on RWY 18 as fast as they could line up. The parallel taxiway was completely full of planes, and as we were leaving there were still planes coming into the show on RWY 27 hoping to catch the last day or two. Glad I had the “fish finder” installed. That smoke and 3 mile visibility covered the entire upper Midwest and I did not lose it until I got midway across the Rockies. I stayed in far western Nebraska on Saturday night, and the sun came up as a dim red circle yesterday. Flying directly south of Cheyenne, I could not see the mountains 10 miles to the west. Worst visibility I have ever seen in the mountain west. Glad to have all those electronic nav aids in the cockpit. Life is better now than when I started flying long ago. Mike, you should fly to Enid. I hear there are a lot of friendly folks there!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Dwyer
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 6:30 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] OSH Report

 

Excellent report Jay, thanks!

Flying into sun n fun I always got stuck behind the Piper cub that was doing 60 then slowed on final.  Or cut into the pattern from a wrong direction and wrecked the spacing.  A couple mile spacing, wow, sun n fun is more like flying formation!  I'm 

getting too old for that!  

 

Do more flight reports!

 

Mike Dwyer Q200 Florida.

 

On Sun, Aug 1, 2021, 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


Re: OSH Report

Mike Dwyer
 

Excellent report Jay, thanks!
Flying into sun n fun I always got stuck behind the Piper cub that was doing 60 then slowed on final.  Or cut into the pattern from a wrong direction and wrecked the spacing.  A couple mile spacing, wow, sun n fun is more like flying formation!  I'm 
getting too old for that!  

Do more flight reports!

Mike Dwyer Q200 Florida.

On Sun, Aug 1, 2021, 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


Re: OSH Report

Rodney Herzig
 

Thanks for sharing Jay! Looking good at the air show 😎👍
Rodney 


On Aug 1, 2021, at 9:27 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

 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

Jay Scheevel
 

Glad you will be flying your D-fly next year. Everyone asked me: “ Is that a dragonfly?”. As it turns out there were NO dragonfly’s on the field this year, so having one there in the future would be good.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adam hied
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2021 8:02 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] OSH Report

 

Great write-up Jay. Wish I had more time at Osh this year. It would’ve been nice to meet another tandem wing flyer. I’ll be flying my dragonfly up next year from florida and John plans on flying his in as well from California.



On Aug 1, 2021, at 9:40 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:



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

Sam Hoskins
 

Very nice write up Jay thank you for that. Ah yes, those arrivals at Oshkosh are always interesting and always different.

In a week or so, start doing a Google Images search for your N number. You will find all sorts of photos of your baby that people have uploaded to their various websites and blogs. You may even find a video or two.

Congratulations on making a great trip.

Sam Hoskins

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

RK
 

Greatly enjoyed seeing you in the show and thanks for answering my question on who the other Q was with the wheel pant mod over by the other canards towards the warbirds.  Sorry I missed the meeting, totally didn't see it on the schedule in time and was hitting every workshop and talk I could.  


On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 9:36 PM Adam hied <hiedadam@...> wrote:
Great write-up Jay. Wish I had more time at Osh this year. It would’ve been nice to meet another tandem wing flyer. I’ll be flying my dragonfly up next year from florida and John plans on flying his in as well from California.


On Aug 1, 2021, at 9:40 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


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

Adam hied
 

Great write-up Jay. Wish I had more time at Osh this year. It would’ve been nice to meet another tandem wing flyer. I’ll be flying my dragonfly up next year from florida and John plans on flying his in as well from California.


On Aug 1, 2021, at 9:40 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


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

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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