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Re: Flight Report N96BJ

Frankenbird Vern
 

 Maybe send some rain our way, Bruce. My fish in the pond are threatening to not pay rent....again.
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Vern..brown grass in Mannford.
  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] Flight Report N96BJ
 
Doh!  I forgot to mention the oil temp is once again back to normal!
Bruce


On Sep 4, 2021, at 7:42 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

ÔĽŅ
Say Jay I flew yesterday morning also!  I have been observing my oil temps increasing on my Continental 0200 over a long period of time.  When I first put an Electronic Ignition on with a mag remaining the rpms were lower with respect to the mag when doing a preflight check.  I have been noticing that the mag check lately was increasing the rpms when checked.  Over time the points wear down and increase the timing on a mag.  (there's that moving parts thing with magnetos).
 
So when I pulled the engine I checked the oil screen and found only a very minimal amount of what looked like paper chewed up into small particles.  No metal showing.  I had cleaned it out only a short number of hours ago and knew that it most likely wasn't the culprit.  I then checked the mag timing an it was showing about 27 btdc.  So I put the electronic mag checker on it and retimed it to 24 btdc.
 
After remounting the engine I ran it up an had quite a mag drop (200+) with a slight vibration even at 1700 rpm.  I had just cleaned the plugs so I figured it was just oil in the bottom of a cylinder or a speck in the electrode of the spark plugs or a bit of anti seize on an electrode. 
 
After flying the TriQ 200 I checked the mag and it was smooth and only slowed rpms 100 to 150.  That is fairly normal with electronic ignition and mag combination.
 
Oh, the flight was a little choppy but there was a cloud east of WDG and I flew under it.  It was nice and cool so I flew around a while with flight following watching me.  Flight following alerted me that a Huey helicopter was on my flight path and was inbound for WDG.  When I "tally hoed" I followed the Huey inbound for a while and then peeled off for some more cool air.  A short time later I headed back to WDG and had a great landing!  All was wonderful!  It's a sweet little bird that is way fun to fly!
Get em done!  You'll be glad you did!
 
Bruce Crain
 





Re: "Field Of Dreams" 2021!!!!!

One Sky Dog
 

I had hoped to have the 3rd reconstruction of my 950 + hrs Dragonfly done in time, but that is not happening right now. I did taxi it a short bit.

I will be making my way to Az next week to get ready for the fly-in.

One Sky Dog



On Saturday, September 4, 2021, 6:49 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Field Of Dreams is a little less than 2 weeks out!!  Can't wait to see all of you here in Enid "The Center of The Universe"!!  Here come the URL again if  you need it!
Bruce Crain
 
<fieldofdreamsreunion.weebly.com>
 
 


Re: Flight Report N96BJ

Bruce Crain
 

Doh!  I forgot to mention the oil temp is once again back to normal!
Bruce


On Sep 4, 2021, at 7:42 PM, Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:

ÔĽŅ
Say Jay I flew yesterday morning also!  I have been observing my oil temps increasing on my Continental 0200 over a long period of time.  When I first put an Electronic Ignition on with a mag remaining the rpms were lower with respect to the mag when doing a preflight check.  I have been noticing that the mag check lately was increasing the rpms when checked.  Over time the points wear down and increase the timing on a mag.  (there's that moving parts thing with magnetos).
 
So when I pulled the engine I checked the oil screen and found only a very minimal amount of what looked like paper chewed up into small particles.  No metal showing.  I had cleaned it out only a short number of hours ago and knew that it most likely wasn't the culprit.  I then checked the mag timing an it was showing about 27 btdc.  So I put the electronic mag checker on it and retimed it to 24 btdc.
 
After remounting the engine I ran it up an had quite a mag drop (200+) with a slight vibration even at 1700 rpm.  I had just cleaned the plugs so I figured it was just oil in the bottom of a cylinder or a speck in the electrode of the spark plugs or a bit of anti seize on an electrode. 
 
After flying the TriQ 200 I checked the mag and it was smooth and only slowed rpms 100 to 150.  That is fairly normal with electronic ignition and mag combination.
 
Oh, the flight was a little choppy but there was a cloud east of WDG and I flew under it.  It was nice and cool so I flew around a while with flight following watching me.  Flight following alerted me that a Huey helicopter was on my flight path and was inbound for WDG.  When I "tally hoed" I followed the Huey inbound for a while and then peeled off for some more cool air.  A short time later I headed back to WDG and had a great landing!  All was wonderful!  It's a sweet little bird that is way fun to fly!
Get em done!  You'll be glad you did!
 
Bruce Crain
 





"Field Of Dreams" 2021!!!!!

Bruce Crain
 

Field Of Dreams is a little less than 2 weeks out!!  Can't wait to see all of you here in Enid "The Center of The Universe"!!  Here come the URL again if  you need it!
Bruce Crain
 
<fieldofdreamsreunion.weebly.com>
 
 



Flight Report N96BJ

Bruce Crain
 

Say Jay I flew yesterday morning also!  I have been observing my oil temps increasing on my Continental 0200 over a long period of time.  When I first put an Electronic Ignition on with a mag remaining the rpms were lower with respect to the mag when doing a preflight check.  I have been noticing that the mag check lately was increasing the rpms when checked.  Over time the points wear down and increase the timing on a mag.  (there's that moving parts thing with magnetos).
 
So when I pulled the engine I checked the oil screen and found only a very minimal amount of what looked like paper chewed up into small particles.  No metal showing.  I had cleaned it out only a short number of hours ago and knew that it most likely wasn't the culprit.  I then checked the mag timing an it was showing about 27 btdc.  So I put the electronic mag checker on it and retimed it to 24 btdc.
 
After remounting the engine I ran it up an had quite a mag drop (200+) with a slight vibration even at 1700 rpm.  I had just cleaned the plugs so I figured it was just oil in the bottom of a cylinder or a speck in the electrode of the spark plugs or a bit of anti seize on an electrode. 
 
After flying the TriQ 200 I checked the mag and it was smooth and only slowed rpms 100 to 150.  That is fairly normal with electronic ignition and mag combination.
 
Oh, the flight was a little choppy but there was a cloud east of WDG and I flew under it.  It was nice and cool so I flew around a while with flight following watching me.  Flight following alerted me that a Huey helicopter was on my flight path and was inbound for WDG.  When I "tally hoed" I followed the Huey inbound for a while and then peeled off for some more cool air.  A short time later I headed back to WDG and had a great landing!  All was wonderful!  It's a sweet little bird that is way fun to fly!
Get em done!  You'll be glad you did!
 
Bruce Crain
 



Re: Brief flight report

Bruce Crain
 

That’s awesome Jay!  Must have been just hanging on the prop to form along side the Stearman!
Yep!  Looking forward to Field Of Dreams!
The weather is looking good so bring it on!!
Bruce


On Sep 4, 2021, at 4:46 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

ÔĽŅ

Went up this morning for an early fall flight. The weather was beautiful and air was smooth. It happened that my good friend, Randy Miller was hopping a ride in his Stearman for another friend of my family, who at 68 took her first flight of any kind.¬† I really just had to come up along side to say ‚Äúhi‚ÄĚ.¬† The smoke is a nice way to track yourself into formation. Hope to see you all in Enid!

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel. Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 177 hours.

 

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Brief flight report

Jay Scheevel
 

Went up this morning for an early fall flight. The weather was beautiful and air was smooth. It happened that my good friend, Randy Miller was hopping a ride in his Stearman for another friend of my family, who at 68 took her first flight of any kind.¬† I really just had to come up along side to say ‚Äúhi‚ÄĚ.¬† The smoke is a nice way to track yourself into formation. Hope to see you all in Enid!

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel. Tri-Q2 N8WQ, 177 hours.

 


Re: update

Chris Walterson
 

Bill------------ E mail me off the list and I'll answer any questions.  Chris


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Re: update

Bill Higdon
 

Chris,
Can I talk to you about your Dragonfly install?
Bill Higdon


Re: update

Chris Walterson
 

Jon-----------  Still using the Ea81. 550 hrs so far. Looking forward to the  Q.

 The only thing I like better than speed , is more speed and the Q will give me that.----------  Chris


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Re: update

Chris Walterson
 

Graham  I have the mercury filled balancer on the Dragonfly EA 81  and like it.  I tried to find one for the Q2, but couldn't find the appropriate size.  They are mostly  available for the smaller Rotax.

 The hangar next to me is Recon Airs and they rebuild Otters and install 1,000 hp Garrets.  They had a dynamic prop balancer that needed to be recertified, and it was easier to buy new ,so they gave me there old one.   Good to have friends.  I did balance the three blade Warp drive  before installation and it seems smooth without any balancing so far. Time will tell.

 Have to give a shout out to Reg Clarke as he led the way on the Subaru turbo direct drive conversion.

 I tuned the prop to 14 degrees today and the rpm seems in the proper range.  Take care--------------  Chris


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Re: update

Jon Finley
 

Looking very good Chris!!  Too bad you couldn't find the time to work on three airplanes! :-)

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: update

gbrighton@...
 

Chris .. Think u are well on the way to 'Legend Status' .. ! and thanks for the update .. u hadn't posted for a while and that made me think you were .. umm.. busy !
As an aside ... i have a TriQ airframe in my hanger ... its original as built .. except for the Canopy . The original Canopy apparently departed the aircraft on route between TX and CA while loaded sideways on Car Trailer .!!

Probably not the List to go on about, .. but i luv ur Direct Drive etc set up .. Iv been recently looking at aftermarket Harmonic Balancer options .. appears so far there are 2 main ones .. the Oil filled one and the Mercury Filled one ... could be something to have in mind later if need be ?!
Re, Cooling .. i found a BIG difference in Cooling (Water Temp) with Cowling On vs Cowling OFF ... just saw heat dissipation very Great with No cowling and having Prop Blast vs buttoned up !

Looking fwd to next 'Update' ...

Graham =========== In Australia ; )

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From: "Chris Walterson" <dkeats@tbaytel.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2021 6:23 AM
To: <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] update

No, not finished yet.

Made it out the the airport a few weeks ago and did the assembly. I
found out that if the airplane is sideways on the trailer and you go
faster than 30 mph, the canopy will open. No damage. I also have a lock
on the canopy, but slipped my mind.

In the process of tuning. I have the SDS fuel injected system along
with a 3 blade carbon fiber Warp drive prop.

You need to adjust the prop and then tune the fuel and adjust the prop
and tune the fuel until I can see 3,000 static with no turbo boost. With
boost and the prop unloaded I should see 4,000 rpm.

My cooling system is working very well. May be able to cut down the
opening get less drag.

Because I have the tail wheel control from the Dragonfly , but the
larger Q2 tail wheel, I found it very sensitive taxiing.

I modified my control rod and use a few compression spring to help
dampen the the feed back.

I solved my Forward CG problem by boring a 5/8 hole in the vertical
stab. I have the Dragonfly stab and rudder so there is a spar, that I
bored down the center of.

I took a fourty inch 3/4 inch copper plumbing pipe and filled it with
melted down used lead weights from a tire shop. Ended up weighing ten
lbs and fit into the hole bored with some persuasion. Filled and
glassed the hole and now I have 14 lbs on the tail.

I hope to have the final in the next three weeks and then some taxiing.
In Canada , after the final we need to send in for out Special C of A,
and once we receive this we are okay to fly. It does take up to 8 weeks
to receive this so may not be until next spring that I can legally fly.

Also have another of Gary Legares creations that I have finally
finished after 18 years. We are surrounded by lakes , so it will be
very usefull, however I still really like the speed and the fuel burn of
the Qs. Hope to have them both inspected this fall.

Take care------------------ Chris in Canada



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Rough River 2021 Update 9-1-21

Ryszard Zadow
 

After this weekend the Lodge restaurant will be TAKE OUT ONLY! 

We're working on a food truck to be at the airport. 

ALERT: Wi-Fi unavailable until further notice in lodge rooms. Wi-Fi is currently available in the lodge and cottages.

ALERT: Masks are required to be worn by all employees and visitors when indoors in public spaces. Masks may be removed when seated and actively consuming food or beverage, and masks are not required in private areas such as lodge rooms and cottages. 



Rough River 2021, September 24, 25, 26. 


The lodge is full. When I checked the other day there were no rooms available. Across the road though is a little place called the St. Claire Motor Lodge. I spoke with them this morning and they have a few rooms left however, I was informed there is a bass fishing tournament that same weekend! 

St. Claire only has 18 rooms total and maybe 10 left as I type this hurry! 


Website Update: The website has this years dates on it correctly, the next few years are a little off but as always, it's the last full weekend in September. It also still has Nicks' name and info all over it. Feel free to contact Nick if you'd like but I'll still answer questions :) We are actively recruiting someone to help manage the Rough River Website. 

As usual there is no set schedule other than hangin out on the ramp talking about airplanes, flying rides and the meeting in the tent Saturday evening. If anyone has a very interesting topic they'd like to present then please let me know. 

The "Get You Home" box. Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience is sponsoring a foot locker of spares that might be just what someone needs to get them home. The park has agreed to give us a space to store this box so spares are available year round. So far we have: 

Nose wheel tire and wheel. 
Lamb tire, tube and wheel 
5 inch tire, tube and wheel. 
A couple spare spark plugs. REM-40E and REM-38

We'll also come up with some basic tools. Anyone have other ideas or parts they'd like to contribute please let us know. 
 
Ryszard




On Monday, August 23, 2021, 01:41:30 PM CDT, Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:


We're a month out from the best canard fly-in there is! 

Rough River 2021, September 24, 25, 26. 


The lodge is full. When I checked the other day there were no rooms available. Across the road though is a little place called the St. Claire Motor Lodge. I spoke with them this morning and they have a few rooms left however, I was informed there is a bass fishing tournament that same weekend! 

St. Claire only has 18 rooms total and maybe 10 left as I type this hurry! 


Website Update: The website has this years dates on it correctly, the next few years are a little off but as always, it's the last full weekend in September. It also still has Nicks' name and info all over it. Feel free to contact Nick if you'd like but I'll still answer questions :) We are actively recruiting someone to help manage the Rough River Website. 

As usual there is no set schedule other than hangin out on the ramp talking about airplanes, flying rides and the meeting in the tent Saturday evening. If anyone has a very interesting topic they'd like to present then please let me know. 

The "Get You Home" box. Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience is sponsoring a foot locker of spares that might be just what someone needs to get them home. The park has agreed to give us a space to store this box so spares are available year round. So far we have: 

Nose wheel tire and wheel. 
Lamb tire, tube and wheel 
5 inch tire, tube and wheel. 
A couple spare spark plugs. REM-40E and REM-38

We'll also come up with some basic tools. Anyone have other ideas or parts they'd like to contribute please let us know. 
 
Ryszard


Re: update

Anthony P
 

Looks really nice!  AND Fast!

Hope you don't have to wait for next spring.  That seems painful.


Re: update

Mike Dwyer
 

I keep bending my tail wheel pivot bolt.  I think I'd change that to an AN4.
I've always liked those "Sea Hawkers" or whatever variant that is.  Does it fly well?
Mike Dwyer Q200

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


On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 4:23 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   No, not finished yet.

  Made it out the the airport a few weeks ago and did the assembly. I
found out that if the airplane is sideways on the trailer and you go
faster than 30 mph, the canopy will open. No damage. I also have a lock
on the canopy, but slipped my mind.

  In the process of tuning. I have the SDS fuel injected system along
with a 3 blade carbon fiber Warp drive prop.

You need to adjust the prop and then tune the fuel and adjust the prop
and tune the fuel until I can see 3,000 static with no turbo boost. With
boost and the prop unloaded I should see 4,000 rpm.

  My cooling system is working very well. May be able to cut down the
opening  get less drag.

  Because I have the tail wheel control from the Dragonfly , but the
larger Q2 tail wheel, I found it very sensitive taxiing.

  I modified my control rod and use a few compression spring to help
dampen the the feed back.

  I solved my Forward CG problem by boring a 5/8 hole in the vertical
stab. I have the Dragonfly stab and rudder so there is a spar, that I
bored down the center of.

  I took a fourty inch 3/4 inch copper plumbing pipe and filled it with
melted down used lead weights from a tire shop. Ended up weighing ten
lbs and fit into  the hole bored with some persuasion. Filled and
glassed the hole and now I have  14 lbs on the tail.

I hope to have the final in the next three weeks and then some taxiing.
In Canada , after the final we need to send in for out Special C of A,
and once we receive this we are okay to fly. It does take up to 8 weeks
to receive this so may not be until next spring that I can legally fly.

  Also have another of Gary Legares creations that I have finally
finished after 18 years.  We are surrounded by lakes , so it will be
very usefull, however I still really like the speed and the fuel burn of
the Qs. Hope to have them both inspected this fall.

   Take care------------------  Chris in Canada



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update

Chris Walterson
 

No, not finished yet.

 Made it out the the airport a few weeks ago and did the assembly. I found out that if the airplane is sideways on the trailer and you go faster than 30 mph, the canopy will open. No damage. I also have a lock on the canopy, but slipped my mind.

 In the process of tuning. I have the SDS fuel injected system along with a 3 blade carbon fiber Warp drive prop.

You need to adjust the prop and then tune the fuel and adjust the prop and tune the fuel until I can see 3,000 static with no turbo boost. With boost and the prop unloaded I should see 4,000 rpm.

 My cooling system is working very well. May be able to cut down the opening  get less drag.

 Because I have the tail wheel control from the Dragonfly , but the larger Q2 tail wheel, I found it very sensitive taxiing.

 I modified my control rod and use a few compression spring to help dampen the the feed back.

 I solved my Forward CG problem by boring a 5/8 hole in the vertical stab. I have the Dragonfly stab and rudder so there is a spar, that I bored down the center of.

 I took a fourty inch 3/4 inch copper plumbing pipe and filled it with melted down used lead weights from a tire shop. Ended up weighing ten lbs and fit into  the hole bored with some persuasion. Filled and glassed the hole and now I have  14 lbs on the tail.

I hope to have the final in the next three weeks and then some taxiing. In Canada , after the final we need to send in for out Special C of A, and once we receive this we are okay to fly. It does take up to 8 weeks to receive this so may not be until next spring that I can legally fly.

 Also have another of Gary Legares creations that I have finally finished after 18 years.  We are surrounded by lakes , so it will be very usefull, however I still really like the speed and the fuel burn of the Qs. Hope to have them both inspected this fall.

  Take care------------------  Chris in Canada



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Re: Quickie Tri-Q200 aircraft cover?

Jon Matcho
 

Thank you all for your responses...

1) Get a hangar.
2) My Q200 may not leak at all (unless it's torrential rain).
3) Covers will eventually leave scratches (I also learned this using microfiber cloths on eyeglasses).

Mike, I like your travel cover! 

John, can you share the brand or a link to your interior window cover?

Jon


Re: Quickie Tri-Q200 aircraft cover?

John Hartley
 

All of my planes, I use a window cover on the inside - keeps the aircraft cool and protected from UV, keeps overly interested folks from seeing pilferable items inside (can't peek around like they could an exterior cover), and most importantly, it is unable to be blown around by the wind or other plane's propwash, like an exterior cover can. The small movements of an exterior cover can cause hazing and little scratches on our pretty canopies due to tiny debris either being in the cover or blown under the cover by wind/propwash. On the Q200, I've never had a water leak problem. 
John


Vinyl print shop

Mike Dwyer
 

Someone needs to make a JPG of these exhaust pipes so we can stick em on our Quickies!
image.png
Mike Dwyer Q200

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

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