Date   

"Build an airplane. Fly a dream."

Michael Dunning
 

I've mentioned before that a key factor in purchasing my kit was that it met the FAA's Golden Standard...the weight of the paperwork equaled that of the plane! Recently, I began scanning in some of the original QAC promotional materials that Jim Porter saved and finally created an album to store them; I will add more as the project progresses. The photos are large; I opted for 300 DPI "archival" quality given how increasingly rare these things will likely become... Hope you enjoy this blast from the past and share your stories below!

Quickie Aircraft Corporation Promotional Materials

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


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

britmcman99
 


Sweet. I like that you kept with GRT. 



On Nov 1, 2021, at 1:22 PM, Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:


Since things are a bit slow…. 
 
For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  
 
I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  
 
My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...


 
The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:


 
Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.

I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   

I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 
 
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Bruce Crain
 

Sexy!!!  Can’t quit lookin’ at ‘er!!  You must be walking out to the hanger and flipping on the master and instruments just to look at them in the dark!
Bruce


On Nov 1, 2021, at 7:55 PM, Cody <cody.craig1985@...> wrote:

Great work! Las Cruces? Are you near Alamo? My homestead is in Boles. I'm wanting to finish out my Q200 to make it from NE Oklahoma to Alamogordo with a 30 minute reserve. Time will tell and I may have to fill up once on the way there. 



Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

 

Great work! Las Cruces? Are you near Alamo? My homestead is in Boles. I'm wanting to finish out my Q200 to make it from NE Oklahoma to Alamogordo with a 30 minute reserve. Time will tell and I may have to fill up once on the way there. 


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

Thanks Paul!  Exactly right!

Jon


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Frankenbird Vern
 

 I have a question on the new install, Jon.  Does your EFIS provide an audio warning in the headsets in case any of the parameters you establish 
become out of bounds? So I admit I am old skool and slow to take on technology..but one feature on my Dodge truck is in fact it does "chime"
when anything is exceeded. Alternator output for instance was too high (the regulator triodes fried)... bing bing bing. So I ran the scan quickly 
and the culprit was pretty obvious and the warning light flagged the reason as well.  So ..yes.. it is much improved...I suspect lighter as well?

 Reading steam gauges is how I learned to fly. I also learned to ride a bike that had ZERO carbon fiber on it anywhere.  By the way..you probably
 flew over or near my old stomping grounds of the West Mesa in Taos County.  Tres Orejas mountian was in my back yard.

 Name of the village is Carson. No stoplights..no stop signs. No gas station. Post office and a small grocery.. and a volunteer fire department station.

 Vern
     


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 3:36 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] New Instrument Panel (non-Q)
 

Really nice work, Jon!  Probably even has that new airplane smell back! You forgot to transfer your “Engine Out Prohibited” placard into the new panel. Better get that taken care of. Don’t want to tempt fate!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Finley
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 2:23 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

 

Since things are a bit slow…. 

 

For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  

 

I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  

 

My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...

 

The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:



 

Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.


I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   


I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 

 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Paul Fisher
 

Very nice Jon!  I need to update my panel in the Q, but I have the same problem - I don't want to take it down long enough to redo it.  It's so much more fun flying it!

Paul

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021, 13:23 Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Since things are a bit slow…. 
 
For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  
 
I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  
 
My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...


 
The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:


 
Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.

I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   

I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 
 
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

HA!! No doubt!!  I actually have a fancy engraved version coming but your right - airplane is grounded til it is installed - safety first!!! :-)

Thanks Jay!

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jay Scheevel
 

Really nice work, Jon!  Probably even has that new airplane smell back! You forgot to transfer your “Engine Out Prohibited” placard into the new panel. Better get that taken care of. Don’t want to tempt fate!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Finley
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 2:23 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

 

Since things are a bit slow…. 

 

For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  

 

I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  

 

My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...

 

The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:



 

Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.


I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   


I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 

 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


New Instrument Panel (non-Q)

Jon Finley
 

Since things are a bit slow…. 
 
For the last several years I've been promising something better at FOD to each person that has glanced at my instrument panel and had the 'oh… yuck…' look.  This has been going on for so many years that I was running the risk of becoming 'that guy' and getting the funky chicken award. I also wanted ADS-B out so I could once again use all that airspace above 10,000'. So, something had to be done.  
 
I REALLY dislike taking my airplane out of service.  A week of that is tough on me, two weeks is nearly unbearable. Obviously, I need more airplanes. Last Saturday (10/23) I went for a nice breakfast flight to Los Cruces, toured the southern border, and then made a run north up the continental divide (similar to this flight from last winter but with less white: More Snow on the Mountains of New Mexico!).  We were then scheduled to have a wind event for most of the week. I decided the time had come and the work started immediately upon landing.  
 
My old panel looked like this during that flight.  I know… old, patch work, yucky...


 
The next Saturday (10/30) I was off on a breakfast flight with this new panel:


 
Some small bits of work remain but that goes without saying since homebuilts are never done.

I've had an engine monitor for years and already knew that it is an amazing tool. I've also been flying with moving map apps (and cellular weather) for a long while. Nonetheless, I've wanted an EFIS for a long time but now that I've got 4-5 hours with it - I am AMAZED and wish I had done it long ago!!  The amount of information available and visualizations (e.g. EGT/CHT temps graph over time) are crazy neat. Of course, everyone's mission and needs are different but be please be aware that there are some relatively affordably priced products available with tremendous capability. The WOW list is very long and I don't want to sound like a marketing brochure so suffice to say that I am seriously impressed!! Given the places I fly, I'm kinda ho-hum about ADS-B traffic but certainly interested in the weather and elimination of the 10,000' limitation. Eventually, I'll add the servos and hookup the autopilot but need some time to de-stress from being out of service for so long!!!   

I'm the current holder of the FOD 'Most Deviation from Plans' award (and wire brush) - I'm not sure if this panel redo will ensure that I retain that award or swing me a bit closer to compliance…. Time will tell. 
 
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Progress

Frankenbird Vern
 

If you do move to snowbird country Chris I'll donate my Maple Leaf emblems off my Capella XS2 vertical stab! I'm 
going to recover the entire empennage anyway. 

 Bruce is correct.. first cold is expected Thursday. The temp is supposed to drop all the way to -1C!!! 

Terrible. 🙂   Most snow I have seen since 2016 was 60 CM.. it was gone in 3 days. 

Vern 

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2021 5:24 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Progress
 
Awesome!  You’re one sharp cookie!  But you need to move to Oklahoma where you can actually fly in the winter!
Bruce


On Oct 30, 2021, at 12:55 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


Nice looking work.
Jerry Marstall 

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two
hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two
weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

  As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to
fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis,
and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

  I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel
skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all
still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

  Take care--------------  Chris


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Re: Progress

Bruce Crain
 

Awesome!  You’re one sharp cookie!  But you need to move to Oklahoma where you can actually fly in the winter!
Bruce


On Oct 30, 2021, at 12:55 PM, Jerry Marstall <jerrylm1986@...> wrote:


Nice looking work.
Jerry Marstall 

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two
hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two
weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

  As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to
fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis,
and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

  I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel
skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all
still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

  Take care--------------  Chris


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Re: Progress

Jerry Marstall
 

Nice looking work.
Jerry Marstall 

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two
hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two
weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

  As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to
fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis,
and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

  I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel
skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all
still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

  Take care--------------  Chris


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Progress

Chris Walterson
 

The progress report on the Q 200 is, there is no progress.  I had two hrs  of testing done and then the weather came in. For the last two weeks it is snow, sleet, rain , and very low ceiling.

 As Kenny Rogers says" you got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them", so I think I will fold and dig out the cross country skis, and get in shape for my medical and then try again next May.

 I did manage to fab and install a cowl for the rad and also a wheel skirt that holds the three extra pounds I added to the tail.  It is all still not proven, but so far the airplane is what I expected.

 Take care--------------  Chris


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Re: Front Tyre

Tim
 

Thanks all, appreciated.


Re: Front Tyre

Ro Vee
 

Very fine!hello , dear ones . please tell me how the fate of ,,Quickie1,, with a 100 horsepower diesel engine, the photo of which was on the website. thanks everyone.

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Still working on it between wildfires. It should fly in the spring.

On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:16 PM Ro Vee via groups.io mail.ru@groups.io> wrote:


hello , dear ones . please tell me how the fate of ,,Quickie1,, with a 100 horsepower diesel engine, the photo of which was on the website. thanks everyone.

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Re: Front Tyre

Robert Cringely
 

Still working on it between wildfires. It should fly in the spring.


On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:16 PM Ro Vee via groups.io <rodvik73q=mail.ru@groups.io> wrote:


hello , dear ones . please tell me how the fate of ,,Quickie1,, with a 100 horsepower diesel engine, the photo of which was on the website. thanks everyone.

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Re: Front Tyre

Ro Vee
 


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Re: Vortex Generators (VGs) on the GU Canard

Frankenbird Vern
 

 From memory my project original buyer from QAC first invoiced also in 1984. No FWF, no spars, but does have orange foam cut rather ruff. No glass, no metal items. 

 I purchased it knowing these facts. More than all of this.. I have every purchase invoice and letter, original plans set, the correct kit number. All newsletters, option sketches of mods. 
The canopy is on the shell with forward hinge (that is going to change). All bulkheads are complete and do appear to be correct to Engineering. All 4 shells are present 
without extreme rash and the join plywood tools are made and identified. Total was $700 with some bargaining in the front parking lot at Luxor in Las Vegas where I 
met the seller half way back when I lived in Taos County.  

 Ironically QAC delivered the entire kit, engine also, to Henderson Nevada (10 miles from where I bought it)..then it went to California Central Valley, Taos and now Oklahoma. 
It is interesting to learn we may have "cousins" in serial numbers of the kits, Jay.  When I get back home I will verify the QAC serial and year of sale. I do remember the cost was 
well north of what I paid! 

Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:17 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Vortex Generators (VGs) on the GU Canard
 

The Q2 was introduced in October, 1980 with the GU canard and first deliveries were made in January, 1981. First disclosure by QAC of the existence of the LS1 canard was in October of 1982 after it had been built and flown on the prototype. Notably, there was no mention of using carbon fiber spars in the construction of the prototype Q2 LS1 canard in that initial announcement (QAC Quickie Newsletter #18).

 

QAC approved and began shipping Q2/Q200 kits with the LS1 canard in January of 1983. The LS1 canard accompanied the announcement of the Q200 and included an upgrade in gross weight and powerplant options.  I think they had shipped more than 400 Q2-GU kits by the time they started shipping LS1 canards, but this is just a guess.

 

I bought my Q200 kit in mid 1984 and it was serial number 2868, meaning it was the 868th  Q2/200 kit they had sold.

 

Many builders did not buy all the sub kits, but I bet it is safe to assume that at least 300 Q2 kits with GU canard were sold. How many were built and flown is anyone’s guess.

 

Cheers,

Jay

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of smeshno1@...
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:05 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Vortex Generators (VGs) on the GU Canard

 

  Correct if I am wrong on this but wasn't the move from GU to the LS early in the Q history? I remember reading in the Q newsletters about this change. 

 If it is the case then only a few Q2 would requirement for VGs' . In any case..thank you for the photos and info! I will be fabricating a similar

 locator and include it in my tooling.  Since my shells are not yet joined I have the support tools for those and a box of hotwire cut templates. 

  

Vern 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:06 AM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Vortex Generators (VGs) on the GU Canard

 

Mike,

 

Thanks for that list.  I created a folder in the Q-List files section and placed the VG drawings and articles there.  https://q-list.groups.io/g/main/files/Vortex%20Generators

 

FYI - there is a lot of useful information in the Q-List files section.  I encourage you all to browse through it.  https://q-list.groups.io/g/main/files

 

Have a good day.

 

Sam

 

 

 

On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 8:24 PM Michael <dunningme@...> wrote:

I was surprised no one posted the actual QAC instructions for VG placement in Brent Sherstan's Introduction thread and figured the discussion warranted its own post. Hope it helps.

Original QAC VG Install Instructions (web version)

Original QAC VG Install Instructions (PDF)

Other related info:

Canard Contamination, Part 1 (Theory and Explanation, PDF, Dragonfly Newsletter 111 Pages 9-12)

Canard Contamination, Part 2 (VG Construction and Testing, PDF, Dragonfly Newsletter 112 Pages 1-8)

Nate Rambo’s Vortex Generators (PDF, Dragonfly)

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Re: Front Tyre

Richard Thomson
 

I got a 6 ply running about 40 psi and that seems firm. Time will tell.

72 PSI sounds quite high Bruce.

Rich T.

On 21/10/2021 17:09, Bruce Crain wrote:
I think it is 4 ply.  It’s the same tire that fits on the tail wheel of the Mail.
Bruce 


On Oct 21, 2021, at 2:20 AM, Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:



    How many ply is that Bruce ?

    Rich T.

On 20/10/2021 23:37, Bruce Crain wrote:
I am using the McReary AirTrac.  Only problem I have had with it is when I didn’t keep the psi up (I use 72 psi).  I landed at Asheville and the strip has little triangles in the middle of the runway that were quite high.  It damaged my sidewalls and let me fly it a few more hours before it went flat on Landing.  The side walls had sharp protrusions opposite each other and eventually rubbed a hole in the side of the tube .
Bruce


On Oct 20, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:



I am using the “lamb” tire (11” on 5 inch rim), same as the original mains. I had intended to have the same tires all around on mine, so I could carry one spare. I ended up changing my mains to 5.00 X 5 AirHawk tires, but kept the lamb up front. You will not be able to use this unless you have the upgraded gear leg ala Scott Swing or Richard Kaczmarek.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:30 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Front Tyre

 

Interested in what front tyre people are using on the Tri gear.
Mine currently has a 10x 3.50 x 4 McReary Airtrac (https://www.lasaero.com/products/article/W006S408F) which is quite square in profile and I was thinking to swap it for a more rounded (like main tyres). Aircraft hasn’t flown yet… Tyre is just old so needs replacement.

Might replace with Aero classic 10/350-4 (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/aero_rib_10_350_460.php) Or keep the McReary…

Any experience and advice appreciated!

Thanks, Tim





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