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Re: Finally

Mike Dwyer
 

Great job Chris!  The Q looks great.  You need to do one of the Zoom calls and show it off!  
Mike Dwyer Q200


On Mon, Oct 18, 2021, 8:48 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   Managed to get the first flight in in the Q with the Subaru. I got
all the paperwork last week , but the weather didn't cooperate until
this morning.  There was frost on the ground , but it soon melted and it
was time for a flight.

  Because of the years flying the Dragonfly it wasn't that difficult.  I
did have to reflex the ailerons up on takeoff to get the canard to fly.

  I think a few more pounds on the tail wheel may be in order.

  All my temps were very good with the ugly rad mount. I have a custom
fiberglass rad cowl I made and I will install that and see if the
cooling remains the same and if the speed increases. I notice that a few
of the Q builders use blankets and foam for a seat. I am 5ft 10 and the
headsets will hit the canopy if I use more than an inch of foam. Still
comfortable.


  As for speeds, I cruised at 150 mph indicated and 3,000 rpm. Max rpm
with the setup i am using.  I need way more rpm to see the hp potential
so I will change my Warp drive prop to finer pitch and try again. 3,500
is a good cruise rpm  and I can use boost to see 4,000 plus [ showing off]

  I was up for an hr and it is more responsive in the ailerons than my
Dragonfly. I did some slow flight and got it down to 75 mph.

  I was very surprised that it flew almost hands off, and I only have to
increase the  spring tension in my elevator trim. Very nice.

  I will have to get used to the faster than I am used to landing speed
and the almost three point landing it does.

  I had a friend that flew in with his RV7 and he landed when I was in
the air so he managed to take a few pictures.

  I try to do my testing with only the airport workers knowing what I am
up to. I even ask my wife, who is also a pilot to stay home.

I find it nice to be able to focus and fly only if you want to.

  So after that my friend and I went for breakfast and  then he headed home.

  The weather was still nice and I was looking at my new Seahawker
sitting in the hanger. I had all the paperwork for that so out it came.

  I had taxied it a lot and was finally used to contolling a tricycle
gear. Told the airport staff of my intentions and away I went.

  Quite a bit different than I am used to.  Because of the pusher
configuration you need to power it on to the runway.

The engine ran perfect, but I need to give more pitch to the prop to use
the HP. When the gear is down in the air, it is a bit squirrely, but I
think I am not using enough authority on the rudder pedals.

  All in all, any day you can reuse the airplane is a 'Good Day"

My wife was downloading the pictures and she commented on the fact that
I dress like I am  homeless. I'm not. These are my lucky test flying
clothes. The weather is about to turn crappy in the north, so I am
hoping to get a few more flights in before the snow.

  Thanks for all the input from the group. Building the airplane wasn't
easy, but because of you guys in the group it wasn't hard.

Take care---------  Chris Walterson Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI



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Re: Finally

Richard Thomson
 

Well done Chris. Do all Q pilots have a cranked neck ?

    Rich T.

On 19/10/2021 01:47, Chris Walterson wrote:
Managed to get the first flight in in the Q with the Subaru. I got all the paperwork last week , but the weather didn't cooperate until this morning.  There was frost on the ground , but it soon melted and it was time for a flight.

 Because of the years flying the Dragonfly it wasn't that difficult.  I did have to reflex the ailerons up on takeoff to get the canard to fly.

 I think a few more pounds on the tail wheel may be in order.

 All my temps were very good with the ugly rad mount. I have a custom fiberglass rad cowl I made and I will install that and see if the cooling remains the same and if the speed increases. I notice that a few of the Q builders use blankets and foam for a seat. I am 5ft 10 and the headsets will hit the canopy if I use more than an inch of foam. Still comfortable.


 As for speeds, I cruised at 150 mph indicated and 3,000 rpm. Max rpm with the setup i am using.  I need way more rpm to see the hp potential so I will change my Warp drive prop to finer pitch and try again. 3,500 is a good cruise rpm  and I can use boost to see 4,000 plus [ showing off]

 I was up for an hr and it is more responsive in the ailerons than my Dragonfly. I did some slow flight and got it down to 75 mph.

 I was very surprised that it flew almost hands off, and I only have to increase the  spring tension in my elevator trim. Very nice.

 I will have to get used to the faster than I am used to landing speed and the almost three point landing it does.

 I had a friend that flew in with his RV7 and he landed when I was in the air so he managed to take a few pictures.

 I try to do my testing with only the airport workers knowing what I am up to. I even ask my wife, who is also a pilot to stay home.

I find it nice to be able to focus and fly only if you want to.

 So after that my friend and I went for breakfast and  then he headed home.

 The weather was still nice and I was looking at my new Seahawker sitting in the hanger. I had all the paperwork for that so out it came.

 I had taxied it a lot and was finally used to contolling a tricycle gear. Told the airport staff of my intentions and away I went.

 Quite a bit different than I am used to.  Because of the pusher configuration you need to power it on to the runway.

The engine ran perfect, but I need to give more pitch to the prop to use the HP. When the gear is down in the air, it is a bit squirrely, but I think I am not using enough authority on the rudder pedals.

 All in all, any day you can reuse the airplane is a 'Good Day"

My wife was downloading the pictures and she commented on the fact that I dress like I am  homeless. I'm not. These are my lucky test flying clothes. The weather is about to turn crappy in the north, so I am hoping to get a few more flights in before the snow.

 Thanks for all the input from the group. Building the airplane wasn't easy, but because of you guys in the group it wasn't hard.

Take care---------  Chris Walterson Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI



Re: Finally

Bruce Crain
 

Fantastic Chris! Beautiful Q and I love that gear! Maybe will get a chance to see it in person some day!
Bruce Crain
On Oct 18, 2021, at 7:53 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

Congrats Chris. You are the first person I know of that did two first flights on the same day! Fantastic!

I think your Q is set up just fine using reflexor for takeoff. Overall you will fly better and faster with the forward cg so don’t put any more ballast in it is my suggestion. Using reflex for takeoff and landing is pretty routine for many Q2s. You clearly have a very fast Q2. Sounds like it flies a lot like Reg Clarke’s did.

Congrats one (or two) more time(s)!

Cheers,
Jay
On Oct 18, 2021, at 7:18 PM, gbrighton@... wrote:

Hi Chris .... Amazing and super CONGRATULATIONS ... and what the Heck two test Airplanes !!!!!
Cheers,
Graham .............. from Australia ;)

.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Chris Walterson" <dkeats@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:47 AM
To: <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Finally

Managed to get the first flight in in the Q with the Subaru. I got
all the paperwork last week , but the weather didn't cooperate until
this morning. There was frost on the ground , but it soon melted and it
was time for a flight.

Because of the years flying the Dragonfly it wasn't that difficult. I
did have to reflex the ailerons up on takeoff to get the canard to fly.

I think a few more pounds on the tail wheel may be in order.

All my temps were very good with the ugly rad mount. I have a custom
fiberglass rad cowl I made and I will install that and see if the
cooling remains the same and if the speed increases. I notice that a few
of the Q builders use blankets and foam for a seat. I am 5ft 10 and the
headsets will hit the canopy if I use more than an inch of foam. Still
comfortable.


As for speeds, I cruised at 150 mph indicated and 3,000 rpm. Max rpm
with the setup i am using. I need way more rpm to see the hp potential
so I will change my Warp drive prop to finer pitch and try again. 3,500
is a good cruise rpm and I can use boost to see 4,000 plus [ showing off]

I was up for an hr and it is more responsive in the ailerons than my
Dragonfly. I did some slow flight and got it down to 75 mph.

I was very surprised that it flew almost hands off, and I only have to
increase the spring tension in my elevator trim. Very nice.

I will have to get used to the faster than I am used to landing speed
and the almost three point landing it does.

I had a friend that flew in with his RV7 and he landed when I was in
the air so he managed to take a few pictures.

I try to do my testing with only the airport workers knowing what I am
up to. I even ask my wife, who is also a pilot to stay home.

I find it nice to be able to focus and fly only if you want to.

So after that my friend and I went for breakfast and then he headed home.

The weather was still nice and I was looking at my new Seahawker
sitting in the hanger. I had all the paperwork for that so out it came.

I had taxied it a lot and was finally used to contolling a tricycle
gear. Told the airport staff of my intentions and away I went.

Quite a bit different than I am used to. Because of the pusher
configuration you need to power it on to the runway.

The engine ran perfect, but I need to give more pitch to the prop to use
the HP. When the gear is down in the air, it is a bit squirrely, but I
think I am not using enough authority on the rudder pedals.

All in all, any day you can reuse the airplane is a 'Good Day"

My wife was downloading the pictures and she commented on the fact that
I dress like I am homeless. I'm not. These are my lucky test flying
clothes. The weather is about to turn crappy in the north, so I am
hoping to get a few more flights in before the snow.

Thanks for all the input from the group. Building the airplane wasn't
easy, but because of you guys in the group it wasn't hard.

Take care--------- Chris Walterson Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI



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Re: Finally

Jay Scheevel
 

Congrats Chris. You are the first person I know of that did two first flights on the same day! Fantastic!

I think your Q is set up just fine using reflexor for takeoff. Overall you will fly better and faster with the forward cg so don’t put any more ballast in it is my suggestion. Using reflex for takeoff and landing is pretty routine for many Q2s. You clearly have a very fast Q2. Sounds like it flies a lot like Reg Clarke’s did.

Congrats one (or two) more time(s)!

Cheers,
Jay

On Oct 18, 2021, at 7:18 PM, gbrighton@... wrote:

Hi Chris .... Amazing and super CONGRATULATIONS ... and what the Heck two test Airplanes !!!!!
Cheers,
Graham .............. from Australia ;)

.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Chris Walterson" <dkeats@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:47 AM
To: <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Finally

Managed to get the first flight in in the Q with the Subaru. I got
all the paperwork last week , but the weather didn't cooperate until
this morning. There was frost on the ground , but it soon melted and it
was time for a flight.

Because of the years flying the Dragonfly it wasn't that difficult. I
did have to reflex the ailerons up on takeoff to get the canard to fly.

I think a few more pounds on the tail wheel may be in order.

All my temps were very good with the ugly rad mount. I have a custom
fiberglass rad cowl I made and I will install that and see if the
cooling remains the same and if the speed increases. I notice that a few
of the Q builders use blankets and foam for a seat. I am 5ft 10 and the
headsets will hit the canopy if I use more than an inch of foam. Still
comfortable.


As for speeds, I cruised at 150 mph indicated and 3,000 rpm. Max rpm
with the setup i am using. I need way more rpm to see the hp potential
so I will change my Warp drive prop to finer pitch and try again. 3,500
is a good cruise rpm and I can use boost to see 4,000 plus [ showing off]

I was up for an hr and it is more responsive in the ailerons than my
Dragonfly. I did some slow flight and got it down to 75 mph.

I was very surprised that it flew almost hands off, and I only have to
increase the spring tension in my elevator trim. Very nice.

I will have to get used to the faster than I am used to landing speed
and the almost three point landing it does.

I had a friend that flew in with his RV7 and he landed when I was in
the air so he managed to take a few pictures.

I try to do my testing with only the airport workers knowing what I am
up to. I even ask my wife, who is also a pilot to stay home.

I find it nice to be able to focus and fly only if you want to.

So after that my friend and I went for breakfast and then he headed home.

The weather was still nice and I was looking at my new Seahawker
sitting in the hanger. I had all the paperwork for that so out it came.

I had taxied it a lot and was finally used to contolling a tricycle
gear. Told the airport staff of my intentions and away I went.

Quite a bit different than I am used to. Because of the pusher
configuration you need to power it on to the runway.

The engine ran perfect, but I need to give more pitch to the prop to use
the HP. When the gear is down in the air, it is a bit squirrely, but I
think I am not using enough authority on the rudder pedals.

All in all, any day you can reuse the airplane is a 'Good Day"

My wife was downloading the pictures and she commented on the fact that
I dress like I am homeless. I'm not. These are my lucky test flying
clothes. The weather is about to turn crappy in the north, so I am
hoping to get a few more flights in before the snow.

Thanks for all the input from the group. Building the airplane wasn't
easy, but because of you guys in the group it wasn't hard.

Take care--------- Chris Walterson Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI



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Re: Finally

gbrighton@...
 

Hi Chris .... Amazing and super CONGRATULATIONS ... and what the Heck two test Airplanes !!!!!
Cheers,
Graham .............. from Australia ;)

.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Chris Walterson" <dkeats@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:47 AM
To: <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Finally

Managed to get the first flight in in the Q with the Subaru. I got
all the paperwork last week , but the weather didn't cooperate until
this morning. There was frost on the ground , but it soon melted and it
was time for a flight.

Because of the years flying the Dragonfly it wasn't that difficult. I
did have to reflex the ailerons up on takeoff to get the canard to fly.

I think a few more pounds on the tail wheel may be in order.

All my temps were very good with the ugly rad mount. I have a custom
fiberglass rad cowl I made and I will install that and see if the
cooling remains the same and if the speed increases. I notice that a few
of the Q builders use blankets and foam for a seat. I am 5ft 10 and the
headsets will hit the canopy if I use more than an inch of foam. Still
comfortable.


As for speeds, I cruised at 150 mph indicated and 3,000 rpm. Max rpm
with the setup i am using. I need way more rpm to see the hp potential
so I will change my Warp drive prop to finer pitch and try again. 3,500
is a good cruise rpm and I can use boost to see 4,000 plus [ showing off]

I was up for an hr and it is more responsive in the ailerons than my
Dragonfly. I did some slow flight and got it down to 75 mph.

I was very surprised that it flew almost hands off, and I only have to
increase the spring tension in my elevator trim. Very nice.

I will have to get used to the faster than I am used to landing speed
and the almost three point landing it does.

I had a friend that flew in with his RV7 and he landed when I was in
the air so he managed to take a few pictures.

I try to do my testing with only the airport workers knowing what I am
up to. I even ask my wife, who is also a pilot to stay home.

I find it nice to be able to focus and fly only if you want to.

So after that my friend and I went for breakfast and then he headed home.

The weather was still nice and I was looking at my new Seahawker
sitting in the hanger. I had all the paperwork for that so out it came.

I had taxied it a lot and was finally used to contolling a tricycle
gear. Told the airport staff of my intentions and away I went.

Quite a bit different than I am used to. Because of the pusher
configuration you need to power it on to the runway.

The engine ran perfect, but I need to give more pitch to the prop to use
the HP. When the gear is down in the air, it is a bit squirrely, but I
think I am not using enough authority on the rudder pedals.

All in all, any day you can reuse the airplane is a 'Good Day"

My wife was downloading the pictures and she commented on the fact that
I dress like I am homeless. I'm not. These are my lucky test flying
clothes. The weather is about to turn crappy in the north, so I am
hoping to get a few more flights in before the snow.

Thanks for all the input from the group. Building the airplane wasn't
easy, but because of you guys in the group it wasn't hard.

Take care--------- Chris Walterson Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI



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Re: Finally

Mike Steinsland
 

Hey Chris congrats on both flights!
Hope the snow holds off there for a while still so you can enjoy all that hard work you've put in.
Hope you have a good heater

On Mon., Oct. 18, 2021, 8:48 p.m. Chris Walterson, <dkeats@...> wrote:
   Managed to get the first flight in in the Q with the Subaru. I got
all the paperwork last week , but the weather didn't cooperate until
this morning.  There was frost on the ground , but it soon melted and it
was time for a flight.

  Because of the years flying the Dragonfly it wasn't that difficult.  I
did have to reflex the ailerons up on takeoff to get the canard to fly.

  I think a few more pounds on the tail wheel may be in order.

  All my temps were very good with the ugly rad mount. I have a custom
fiberglass rad cowl I made and I will install that and see if the
cooling remains the same and if the speed increases. I notice that a few
of the Q builders use blankets and foam for a seat. I am 5ft 10 and the
headsets will hit the canopy if I use more than an inch of foam. Still
comfortable.


  As for speeds, I cruised at 150 mph indicated and 3,000 rpm. Max rpm
with the setup i am using.  I need way more rpm to see the hp potential
so I will change my Warp drive prop to finer pitch and try again. 3,500
is a good cruise rpm  and I can use boost to see 4,000 plus [ showing off]

  I was up for an hr and it is more responsive in the ailerons than my
Dragonfly. I did some slow flight and got it down to 75 mph.

  I was very surprised that it flew almost hands off, and I only have to
increase the  spring tension in my elevator trim. Very nice.

  I will have to get used to the faster than I am used to landing speed
and the almost three point landing it does.

  I had a friend that flew in with his RV7 and he landed when I was in
the air so he managed to take a few pictures.

  I try to do my testing with only the airport workers knowing what I am
up to. I even ask my wife, who is also a pilot to stay home.

I find it nice to be able to focus and fly only if you want to.

  So after that my friend and I went for breakfast and  then he headed home.

  The weather was still nice and I was looking at my new Seahawker
sitting in the hanger. I had all the paperwork for that so out it came.

  I had taxied it a lot and was finally used to contolling a tricycle
gear. Told the airport staff of my intentions and away I went.

  Quite a bit different than I am used to.  Because of the pusher
configuration you need to power it on to the runway.

The engine ran perfect, but I need to give more pitch to the prop to use
the HP. When the gear is down in the air, it is a bit squirrely, but I
think I am not using enough authority on the rudder pedals.

  All in all, any day you can reuse the airplane is a 'Good Day"

My wife was downloading the pictures and she commented on the fact that
I dress like I am  homeless. I'm not. These are my lucky test flying
clothes. The weather is about to turn crappy in the north, so I am
hoping to get a few more flights in before the snow.

  Thanks for all the input from the group. Building the airplane wasn't
easy, but because of you guys in the group it wasn't hard.

Take care---------  Chris Walterson Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI



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Finally

Chris Walterson
 

Managed to get the first flight in in the Q with the Subaru. I got all the paperwork last week , but the weather didn't cooperate until this morning.  There was frost on the ground , but it soon melted and it was time for a flight.

 Because of the years flying the Dragonfly it wasn't that difficult.  I did have to reflex the ailerons up on takeoff to get the canard to fly.

 I think a few more pounds on the tail wheel may be in order.

 All my temps were very good with the ugly rad mount. I have a custom fiberglass rad cowl I made and I will install that and see if the cooling remains the same and if the speed increases. I notice that a few of the Q builders use blankets and foam for a seat. I am 5ft 10 and the headsets will hit the canopy if I use more than an inch of foam. Still comfortable.


 As for speeds, I cruised at 150 mph indicated and 3,000 rpm. Max rpm with the setup i am using.  I need way more rpm to see the hp potential so I will change my Warp drive prop to finer pitch and try again. 3,500 is a good cruise rpm  and I can use boost to see 4,000 plus [ showing off]

 I was up for an hr and it is more responsive in the ailerons than my Dragonfly. I did some slow flight and got it down to 75 mph.

 I was very surprised that it flew almost hands off, and I only have to increase the  spring tension in my elevator trim. Very nice.

 I will have to get used to the faster than I am used to landing speed and the almost three point landing it does.

 I had a friend that flew in with his RV7 and he landed when I was in the air so he managed to take a few pictures.

 I try to do my testing with only the airport workers knowing what I am up to. I even ask my wife, who is also a pilot to stay home.

I find it nice to be able to focus and fly only if you want to.

 So after that my friend and I went for breakfast and  then he headed home.

 The weather was still nice and I was looking at my new Seahawker sitting in the hanger. I had all the paperwork for that so out it came.

 I had taxied it a lot and was finally used to contolling a tricycle gear. Told the airport staff of my intentions and away I went.

 Quite a bit different than I am used to.  Because of the pusher configuration you need to power it on to the runway.

The engine ran perfect, but I need to give more pitch to the prop to use the HP. When the gear is down in the air, it is a bit squirrely, but I think I am not using enough authority on the rudder pedals.

 All in all, any day you can reuse the airplane is a 'Good Day"

My wife was downloading the pictures and she commented on the fact that I dress like I am  homeless. I'm not. These are my lucky test flying clothes. The weather is about to turn crappy in the north, so I am hoping to get a few more flights in before the snow.

 Thanks for all the input from the group. Building the airplane wasn't easy, but because of you guys in the group it wasn't hard.

Take care---------  Chris Walterson Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI



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Re: Forward slide canopy

Nick Wright
 

Jim, if you don't mind I will call you later in the week. I want to take some measurements to see where I already have bolt holes located. I imagine I will have to drill new. 


Re: Forward slide canopy

Jim Patillo
 

Here’s a couple pictures that might help. 

Jim
N46JP Q200


Re: Forward slide canopy

Jay Scheevel
 

I added one piece needle bearing assemblies with stainless washers either side of my mount bolts (AN 4 bolts like Jim’s) in order to make them smooth and durable. So far so good.

Cheers,
Jay


On Oct 17, 2021, at 10:40 AM, Jim Patillo <Logistics_engineering@...> wrote:



Nick,

Like Jerry, my documentation wasn’t the best. I was more interested in getting the plane flying. My setup
is a one off. Others have used it since.

 If you are interested, give me a call and I can walk you thru it. As I said, the four arms are made of 1/4”x1”x12” black anodized aluminum stock. 4- AN4 bolts were used to connect the canopy to the fuselage. One over center latch on each side and keyed pin lock for
security. 


Jim 510-468-4891
N46JP Q200


Re: Forward slide canopy

Delaine Bowen
 

The following link is the manual for the KR-Super2.  In the section for the canopy there is a pretty detailed section on a gullwing canopy that was interesting reading.



Re: Forward slide canopy

Jim Patillo
 

Nick,

Like Jerry, my documentation wasn’t the best. I was more interested in getting the plane flying. My setup
is a one off. Others have used it since.

 If you are interested, give me a call and I can walk you thru it. As I said, the four arms are made of 1/4”x1”x12” black anodized aluminum stock. 4- AN4 bolts were used to connect the canopy to the fuselage. One over center latch on each side and keyed pin lock for
security. 


Jim 510-468-4891
N46JP Q200


Re: Forward slide canopy

Michael Dunning
 

Looks like plans for the Jim P. version are fairly well documented, now that we know about the 1/4" thickness dimension:

Q-talk 128 - Swing Bar Canopy Installation

Note the middle where it talks about gas struts in windy conditions... I can also add that if I never have to have my face 2 inches away from a compressed 200 lb gas strut while curled up in the foot well doing a replacement,  it won't be too soon!

--
-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: Forward slide canopy

Jerry Marstall
 

Beautiful job of documenting.  Now I see where most of those 30+ years time was spent.  My documentation is on a napkin. 
J

On Sun, Oct 17, 2021, 8:33 AM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:
Ha Jerry! Mine is so far out there that I dare not comment!  However I do have “plans” on pages 48-96 in the following document:

 http://n8wq.scheevel.com/documents/build_logs/02_N8WQ-log_Construction-Fuselage.pdf

Cheers,
Jay


On Oct 17, 2021, at 5:39 AM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


Jay, who are you to suggest staying with the original design???  Like you did??? Jerry 

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 10:57 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:
A few people some years ago put in slides as you describe,Nick. They still require a small version of the swing over arms in order to have clearance for the slides. I think that they never really caught on because they were easy to get misaligned and bent. Too many moving parts. I suggest sticking with a proven design. My 2 cents.

Cheers,
Jay 


On Oct 16, 2021, at 6:28 PM, Nick Wright <nwright27@...> wrote:

I have plans for a forward slide (using drawer slides) for the Q bird. My airplane originally had the same installation shown in your picture. Wasn't very sturdy.


Re: Forward slide canopy

Jay Scheevel
 

Ha Jerry! Mine is so far out there that I dare not comment!  However I do have “plans” on pages 48-96 in the following document:

On Oct 17, 2021, at 5:39 AM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


Jay, who are you to suggest staying with the original design???  Like you did??? Jerry 

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 10:57 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:
A few people some years ago put in slides as you describe,Nick. They still require a small version of the swing over arms in order to have clearance for the slides. I think that they never really caught on because they were easy to get misaligned and bent. Too many moving parts. I suggest sticking with a proven design. My 2 cents.

Cheers,
Jay 


On Oct 16, 2021, at 6:28 PM, Nick Wright <nwright27@...> wrote:

I have plans for a forward slide (using drawer slides) for the Q bird. My airplane originally had the same installation shown in your picture. Wasn't very sturdy.


Re: Forward slide canopy

Nick Wright
 

Jim, my original canopy hinge was similar yet less sturdy. It had 1 piece of aluminum on either side and a makeshift hinge up front. This design allowed the canopy to rock back and forth and eventually break. Are there plans/instructions available for your design?


Re: Forward slide canopy

Jerry Marstall
 

Jay, who are you to suggest staying with the original design???  Like you did??? Jerry 


On Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 10:57 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:
A few people some years ago put in slides as you describe,Nick. They still require a small version of the swing over arms in order to have clearance for the slides. I think that they never really caught on because they were easy to get misaligned and bent. Too many moving parts. I suggest sticking with a proven design. My 2 cents.

Cheers,
Jay 


On Oct 16, 2021, at 6:28 PM, Nick Wright <nwright27@...> wrote:

I have plans for a forward slide (using drawer slides) for the Q bird. My airplane originally had the same installation shown in your picture. Wasn't very sturdy.


Re: Forward slide canopy

Jim Patillo
 

 Good evening Nick,

My canopy design works well and is solid. I suspect the one you referenced used thin 1/8” aluminum stock and was flimsy,  which made opening and closing the canopy feel awkward. 

I originally had the “ turtle deck”  like most Q’s have. Then tried the slider you mentioned. IMO
the slider looked and felt like it didn’t belong on an airplane but in a cabinet. 

The reason I came up with this  was: 1. It gets real hot here in the Central Valley of California and straight thru airflow works great, 2. The canopy can’t be ripped off on the groundwith high winds and 3. I have a quick release canopy in that the canopy can be completely off in seconds. I used 1/4”x12” aluminum stock to make the 4 parallelogram pivoting arms. You simply lift and push forward to operate. The whole thing is simple and easy to fab. For what it’s worth. 

Jim 
N46JP Q200
1,800 + hours 


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Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:57:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] Forward slide canopy
 
A few people some years ago put in slides as you describe,Nick. They still require a small version of the swing over arms in order to have clearance for the slides. I think that they never really caught on because they were easy to get misaligned and bent. Too many moving parts. I suggest sticking with a proven design. My 2 cents.

Cheers,
Jay 


On Oct 16, 2021, at 6:28 PM, Nick Wright <nwright27@...> wrote:

I have plans for a forward slide (using drawer slides) for the Q bird. My airplane originally had the same installation shown in your picture. Wasn't very sturdy.


Re: Revmaster damage report

Frankenbird Vern
 

When Dave told me in Enid it was still running on final approach, and now seeing the photo's, to me it was near a miracle it wasn't a sudden lockup and instant dead stick prop. The proverbial "suddenly went all silent after the bang!" Scares me and I ain't afraid of nuthin but Kryptonite. 


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Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:41 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Revmaster damage report
 
If it was the wrist pin keeper it's surprising the cylinder wall doesn't have deep scoring and didn't squeal as it wore a grove on the cylinder wall.  It would have been smoking like crazy.  The bolt sounds more plausible.

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Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:18 PM
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That's funny Jon..in the sticks of Oklahoma almost any airplane is a UFO! Per Capita median income in the County the town of Pawhuska is located is less than 18k a year. One reason I moved to rural eastern Oklahoma. My SSA goes a lot farther than it did in Taos. 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Finley <jd@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 6:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] Revmaster damage report
 
Just WOW!  That's crazy Dave!  😲

I hope you find the piston pin in the sump so we can see what it looks like. However; I bet some kid in Oklahoma is running around with it telling his friends that a UFO dropped it when it flew over... 😉

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Forward slide canopy

Jay Scheevel
 

A few people some years ago put in slides as you describe,Nick. They still require a small version of the swing over arms in order to have clearance for the slides. I think that they never really caught on because they were easy to get misaligned and bent. Too many moving parts. I suggest sticking with a proven design. My 2 cents.

Cheers,
Jay 


On Oct 16, 2021, at 6:28 PM, Nick Wright <nwright27@...> wrote:

I have plans for a forward slide (using drawer slides) for the Q bird. My airplane originally had the same installation shown in your picture. Wasn't very sturdy.

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