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Re: Looking to buy a Dragonfly #Q-Tour

Pat Weaver
 

I also have a frankenbird and it is for sale. Flown 165 hours. Build quality is good but I can say it is top notch. If interested im asking $11,500. I bought a new Zenith 650 that fits my needs and passengers better. I just want it gone and 1 less hangar to deal with.

-Patrick W

On Tue, Oct 19, 2021, 1:16 PM Fredd Baber <freddb43@...> wrote:
Good afternoon!

First time posting.  I’m looking to buy a Dragonfly and wanted to know what the pros and cons are.  Any “gotchas” I need to be looking for?  The workmanship is really top notch.  I just don’t know much about the plane other than they look really cool.  Thanks in advance!!


Re: Looking to buy a Dragonfly #Q-Tour

Frankenbird Vern
 

main@dragonflylist.groups.io

 Link to the IO group. Fredd.. I am member of both camps because my project is known a "Frankenbird". Structurally a mix of both Q and D-fly.

 There are a few items to look for. It might also help to send photos if you can of what you have and if it has flown before, the registration number.
 The number might trigger memory of the specific aircraft and builder. 

Vern


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Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:33 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Looking to buy a Dragonfly #Q-Tour
 
Fredd,

I have looked at 3 so far in my search.  The big factor for me after workmanship is empty weight and gross weight.

There is also a Dragonfly group on groups.io that you should join.  I would suggest asking the question there.


Re: Looking to buy a Dragonfly #Q-Tour

J-Dubs
 

Fredd,

I have looked at 3 so far in my search.  The big factor for me after workmanship is empty weight and gross weight.

There is also a Dragonfly group on groups.io that you should join.  I would suggest asking the question there.


Looking to buy a Dragonfly #Q-Tour

Fredd Baber
 

Good afternoon!

First time posting.  I’m looking to buy a Dragonfly and wanted to know what the pros and cons are.  Any “gotchas” I need to be looking for?  The workmanship is really top notch.  I just don’t know much about the plane other than they look really cool.  Thanks in advance!!


Re: Finally

Brent Sherstan
 

Congrats Chris! Sounds like a successful day.

Did you have to go through with the High Performance Rating, or did you manage to convince your inspector otherwise?

Brent


Re: Finally

Terrence ONeill
 

LOVE W.c.  Thanks.
Terry


On Oct 19, 2021, at 6:24 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

Until we get a Q-tour of the Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhARVpPf9QA

Nicely done Chris!


Re: Finally

Anthony P
 
Edited

Until we get a Q-tour of the Flying Q 200 Subaru C-GVOI,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhARVpPf9QA

Nicely done Chris!


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!

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

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