Date   

Flight report

Mike Dwyer
 

Beautiful day to day altho it started out at 60F which is 10 degrees below 0 for a Floridian...
So I had done some carb work, changed the oil, and new spark plugs and wanted to test em out.  Pre-heated the engine to 70F.  It starts much easier when pre-heated.  Got to RWY 36 just in front of a 737 so called ready and beat him in the air.  Don't want to see what the turbulence is like behind that thing.  Had to level off a bit to keep under the 1200' Class B ring and I see my speed went a bit high (194 mph) before I cleared the ring.
20211146-1 Q200 Flight.JPG

Flew for about an hour, talking on the ham radio.  I slow down to minimum speed to save fuel and just loitered at 5500' about 150 mph.  It was 15% humidity up there!  Wow.  Then I headed back home.  The airport was pretty quiet so I just left my speed up (167 MPH on Final).  I expected the tower to say something but they are used to C130's, 737's and biz jets so they didn't seem to care.  Squeaker landing and uneventful taxi back.
20211146-2 Q200 Flight.JPG
30 years back the speed limit was 180 mph at a controlled airport.  I buzzed through at 190+, then landed at KSPG and told the hangar bunch that I had just busted the speed limit over KPIE.  That started a huge argument and forced the old timers to look up the regs.  I think it's 200 knots now.  I think they raised it to upset me.

Mike Dwyer Q200 N3QP

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


Re: Finally

Jay Scheevel
 

I hear that the Wright Brothers did not have an engineering degree either. Guess that’s why they started out with a canard! 

 

Keep us posted (with a picture now and then) on your Franken-project once you get back to your lab in Transylvania, Vern.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of smeshno1@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:50 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally

 

 It helps that I remain the Village Idiot when it comes to building airplanes. 5 decades at it and still don't know anything. The good part is I still get 

inspired by folks that do.. 🙂

 

 You guys know that John Roncz has never had an Engineering degree? Its true..  

 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:32 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally

 

Hook ‘em cowboy!  And the ride is usually a long one!

Bruce



On Nov 16, 2021, at 11:11 AM, smeshno1@... wrote:



  I upped my exit back to Oklahoma to tomorrow. Got a big showdown inside the factory on the way. I read the hand written notice on the way in the door today

 that the factory folks are goin full Brandon.  Not happy with the Hoky Poky mandate and by leaving then I have a window of no snows in the Cascades for 

 a few days. I staged my storage unit in Arlington yesterday and ready to load my ol Dodge and "git outta Dodge!!"

 

 WaRshington (that how Kansans say the State..adding an R) has big problems this Winter with far fewer snow plow operators.  Already shut down a bunch of Ferry 

boats, and that is totally not a good thing here at all. Roads and bridges not getting repaired (not like Oklahoma has great roads either tho).

 

 It'll be good to get back to the homestead. First on the list is to lasso Das Frankenbird taking out to the back corral and riding him back to green broke..haha.  

 

Gonna finish watching our first Q builder video tonight. I got distracted by watching Roncz and Rutan...especially Burt giving his history working at Bede in Newton.      

 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:02 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally

 

Hope that Frankenbird remembers you Verne!  Don’t sneak up on it!  It might buck and run off!!

🤣

Bruce



 




 







 

 

 

 


Re: Finally

Frankenbird Vern
 

 It helps that I remain the Village Idiot when it comes to building airplanes. 5 decades at it and still don't know anything. The good part is I still get 
inspired by folks that do.. 🙂

 You guys know that John Roncz has never had an Engineering degree? Its true..  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:32 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally
 
Hook ‘em cowboy!  And the ride is usually a long one!
Bruce


On Nov 16, 2021, at 11:11 AM, smeshno1@... wrote:


  I upped my exit back to Oklahoma to tomorrow. Got a big showdown inside the factory on the way. I read the hand written notice on the way in the door today
 that the factory folks are goin full Brandon.  Not happy with the Hoky Poky mandate and by leaving then I have a window of no snows in the Cascades for 
 a few days. I staged my storage unit in Arlington yesterday and ready to load my ol Dodge and "git outta Dodge!!"

 WaRshington (that how Kansans say the State..adding an R) has big problems this Winter with far fewer snow plow operators.  Already shut down a bunch of Ferry 
boats, and that is totally not a good thing here at all. Roads and bridges not getting repaired (not like Oklahoma has great roads either tho).

 It'll be good to get back to the homestead. First on the list is to lasso Das Frankenbird taking out to the back corral and riding him back to green broke..haha.  

Gonna finish watching our first Q builder video tonight. I got distracted by watching Roncz and Rutan...especially Burt giving his history working at Bede in Newton.      


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:02 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally
 
Hope that Frankenbird remembers you Verne!  Don’t sneak up on it!  It might buck and run off!!
🤣
Bruce
























Re: Plugs

Mike Dwyer
 

So, a few questions.  

Are you using auto gas cause that stuff seems to fowl plugs faster (black) than avgas.
Are the plugs black?
When you get back from a flight and your idling at say 800 RPM.  Slowly pull the mixture while watching the RPM.  If you got a 40 or so rise or more your probably rich at idle.
When you get back from a flight do you do a mag test?  
Have you ever properly set the idle mixture screw?

After fighting this for a long time I consider myself an expert on MA3SPA carbs!  LOL.

I just switched to Tempest UREM37BY plugs cause they are short and don't hit the cowl and they are supposed to fowl less.  So far so good.

Plugs, have you cleaned them recently?  Measure from the center electrode to where the plug wire hits the center.  You should see less than 1000 ohms.  On Champions they have a resistor block inside with a couple of springs that rust and make for a bad contact.  Cracked ceramic?  Old wires?  Old mags?

Mike Dwyer

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


On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 12:09 PM Mike via groups.io <n7000t=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi guys,
I have a intermittent mag issue. Getting a big drop and having more problems clearing out what I think is loaded up plugs. Always trying to leaning by the way.
Starting down the plug and cylinder coldness first before I dive into a mag issue. I was wondering what plugs everyone is running . I have a pumped up O200 with no injection. Has anyone used “fine wire “ plugs for the bottom 
thanks

Mike Q200  200QK

 


Re: Finally

Bruce Crain
 

Hook ‘em cowboy!  And the ride is usually a long one!
Bruce


On Nov 16, 2021, at 11:11 AM, smeshno1@... wrote:


  I upped my exit back to Oklahoma to tomorrow. Got a big showdown inside the factory on the way. I read the hand written notice on the way in the door today
 that the factory folks are goin full Brandon.  Not happy with the Hoky Poky mandate and by leaving then I have a window of no snows in the Cascades for 
 a few days. I staged my storage unit in Arlington yesterday and ready to load my ol Dodge and "git outta Dodge!!"

 WaRshington (that how Kansans say the State..adding an R) has big problems this Winter with far fewer snow plow operators.  Already shut down a bunch of Ferry 
boats, and that is totally not a good thing here at all. Roads and bridges not getting repaired (not like Oklahoma has great roads either tho).

 It'll be good to get back to the homestead. First on the list is to lasso Das Frankenbird taking out to the back corral and riding him back to green broke..haha.  

Gonna finish watching our first Q builder video tonight. I got distracted by watching Roncz and Rutan...especially Burt giving his history working at Bede in Newton.      


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:02 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally
 
Hope that Frankenbird remembers you Verne!  Don’t sneak up on it!  It might buck and run off!!
🤣
Bruce


On Nov 11, 2021, at 1:45 PM, smeshno1@... wrote:


 Yup.. have over 1000 travelled jobs on 767, so they shut that line off anything outside the doors.

787 48 section hosed shims (I presume that one is an AD?). 777 keel design over (adding doublers I presume). 

777X is...well.. who knows? 

 Paine field looks like it did back in 2010! Aircraft parked everywhere to the point the General Aviation 
taxiways are partially blocked. 

Mostly it is major problems with Biden pushing his Hokey Pokey mandates but some is parts and hardware stuck 
out there somewhere off L.A. in the China boat. M.E can't fix stupid or late!

 Never seen this before Charlie, pretty sad to see this for a 3rd generation Lazy B guy like myself. 

Build rates as a snails pace. Last time I was here in 2013 we were at a 3.5 rate on 777 and 10 days on 747-8. 

Balls to the walls and better not sit on a committed release because the incorporation unit would 
be in build at the time D.E. got it off the board and into ETAC! 

 I have had enough of the factory now. Near 5 decades. Tossing in the towel and looking forward to be the 
Wal Mart greeter. 

 You still gonna move your birds from Utah? I'll be driving right through Provo on Saturday.

Vern

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Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 1:01 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally
 
The Big B roller coaster hiring and firing at the same time. I am glad to be out of the game.





















Re: Plugs

Bruce Crain
 

Replace that mag with an electronic ignition.  Electroair and P Mag are the units I use.
Bruce Crain


On Nov 16, 2021, at 11:09 AM, Mike via groups.io <n7000t@...> wrote:



Hi guys,
I have a intermittent mag issue. Getting a big drop and having more problems clearing out what I think is loaded up plugs. Always trying to leaning by the way.
Starting down the plug and cylinder coldness first before I dive into a mag issue. I was wondering what plugs everyone is running . I have a pumped up O200 with no injection. Has anyone used “fine wire “ plugs for the bottom 
thanks

Mike Q200  200QK

 




Re: Finally

Frankenbird Vern
 

  I upped my exit back to Oklahoma to tomorrow. Got a big showdown inside the factory on the way. I read the hand written notice on the way in the door today
 that the factory folks are goin full Brandon.  Not happy with the Hoky Poky mandate and by leaving then I have a window of no snows in the Cascades for 
 a few days. I staged my storage unit in Arlington yesterday and ready to load my ol Dodge and "git outta Dodge!!"

 WaRshington (that how Kansans say the State..adding an R) has big problems this Winter with far fewer snow plow operators.  Already shut down a bunch of Ferry 
boats, and that is totally not a good thing here at all. Roads and bridges not getting repaired (not like Oklahoma has great roads either tho).

 It'll be good to get back to the homestead. First on the list is to lasso Das Frankenbird taking out to the back corral and riding him back to green broke..haha.  

Gonna finish watching our first Q builder video tonight. I got distracted by watching Roncz and Rutan...especially Burt giving his history working at Bede in Newton.      


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:02 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally
 
Hope that Frankenbird remembers you Verne!  Don’t sneak up on it!  It might buck and run off!!
🤣
Bruce


On Nov 11, 2021, at 1:45 PM, smeshno1@... wrote:


 Yup.. have over 1000 travelled jobs on 767, so they shut that line off anything outside the doors.

787 48 section hosed shims (I presume that one is an AD?). 777 keel design over (adding doublers I presume). 

777X is...well.. who knows? 

 Paine field looks like it did back in 2010! Aircraft parked everywhere to the point the General Aviation 
taxiways are partially blocked. 

Mostly it is major problems with Biden pushing his Hokey Pokey mandates but some is parts and hardware stuck 
out there somewhere off L.A. in the China boat. M.E can't fix stupid or late!

 Never seen this before Charlie, pretty sad to see this for a 3rd generation Lazy B guy like myself. 

Build rates as a snails pace. Last time I was here in 2013 we were at a 3.5 rate on 777 and 10 days on 747-8. 

Balls to the walls and better not sit on a committed release because the incorporation unit would 
be in build at the time D.E. got it off the board and into ETAC! 

 I have had enough of the factory now. Near 5 decades. Tossing in the towel and looking forward to be the 
Wal Mart greeter. 

 You still gonna move your birds from Utah? I'll be driving right through Provo on Saturday.

Vern

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Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2021 1:01 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Finally
 
The Big B roller coaster hiring and firing at the same time. I am glad to be out of the game.



















Plugs

 

Hi guys,
I have a intermittent mag issue. Getting a big drop and having more problems clearing out what I think is loaded up plugs. Always trying to leaning by the way.
Starting down the plug and cylinder coldness first before I dive into a mag issue. I was wondering what plugs everyone is running . I have a pumped up O200 with no injection. Has anyone used “fine wire “ plugs for the bottom 
thanks

Mike Q200  200QK

 


Re: tilt forward canopymods

Mike Steinsland
 

Hey guys THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!
A picture is worth a thousand words.
I thought that piece had to go completely across from side to side.
Man was I scratching my head on that.
 So simple now that I see it in a photo.

Thanks for the files as well Kris.
I had cut those hinges and am not 100% satisfied with how they look.
My brother has been a cnc programmer all his career so I'll get him to work with them and see if he can get something made for me.
Thanks again

As for the snow.....kinda have mixed feelings.  I'll be plowing the 400 highway this winter. If it snows I have to work, but I also get to hit the slopes once we clear the road. If it isn't snowing, I get to spend time with my baby in the shop and still get on call pay. 

Hope it doesn't hamper your flying too much Chris.

Cheers

On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 3:29 AM Mike Steinsland via groups.io <MIKESKUSTOMS=GMAIL.COM@groups.io> wrote:
Yes those are the are same drawings 

On Sun., Nov. 14, 2021, 10:29 a.m. Michael, <dunningme@...> wrote:
Do your drawings match these?

Q2 Front Hinged Canopy PDF

Stored on the Free Plans Collection
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Re: Peter Mezsaros' Q-Tour is on the air!

Jim Patillo
 

Good morning Peter,

I just watched your Q tour. It was very informative. 

You have a nice looking plane. 

Jim Patillo
N46JP - Q200


Re: Peter Mezsaros' Q-Tour is on the air!

Sam Hoskins
 

With my aircraft, if I lock the brakes and apply full throttle it'll go over on its nose.


On Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 11:14 AM Terrence ONeill <troneill@...> wrote:
Hi Sam.
Thanks for the references.
Question about the brakes; can they hold the plane back, static/stopped?
Or would that tip the nose down and cause a prop strike?
Terry


On Nov 15, 2021, at 6:25 AM, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:


From Ontario Canada. Peter has a unique story to tell about his very stock Revmaster powered Q-2.
 
Peter gives us the Q-Tour first, then his history and Q&A begin at 33:15. In his narrative, Peter poses a question for the audience. Please give your answers in the comment of the video.

BTW, Peter is not on the Q-List.

https://youtu.be/LCPd4h4ElV0

You ca see all of the Q-Tour videos right here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvpREq5dz5VjgcUFVNcoEhQ/videos


Re: Peter Mezsaros' Q-Tour is on the air!

Terrence ONeill
 

Hi Sam.
Thanks for the references.
Question about the brakes; can they hold the plane back, static/stopped?
Or would that tip the nose down and cause a prop strike?
Terry


On Nov 15, 2021, at 6:25 AM, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:


From Ontario Canada. Peter has a unique story to tell about his very stock Revmaster powered Q-2.
 
Peter gives us the Q-Tour first, then his history and Q&A begin at 33:15. In his narrative, Peter poses a question for the audience. Please give your answers in the comment of the video.

BTW, Peter is not on the Q-List.

https://youtu.be/LCPd4h4ElV0

You ca see all of the Q-Tour videos right here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvpREq5dz5VjgcUFVNcoEhQ/videos


Peter Mezsaros' Q-Tour is on the air!

Sam Hoskins
 

From Ontario Canada. Peter has a unique story to tell about his very stock Revmaster powered Q-2.
 
Peter gives us the Q-Tour first, then his history and Q&A begin at 33:15. In his narrative, Peter poses a question for the audience. Please give your answers in the comment of the video.

BTW, Peter is not on the Q-List.

https://youtu.be/LCPd4h4ElV0

You ca see all of the Q-Tour videos right here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvpREq5dz5VjgcUFVNcoEhQ/videos


Re: tilt forward canopymods

Mike Steinsland
 

Yes those are the are same drawings 


On Sun., Nov. 14, 2021, 10:29 a.m. Michael, <dunningme@...> wrote:
Do your drawings match these?

Q2 Front Hinged Canopy PDF

Stored on the Free Plans Collection
--
-MD
#2827 (still thinking about planning on visualizing how to finish building)


Re: tilt forward canopymods

Bruce Crain
 

Great looking panel! Sorry you’re socked in with the white stuff!
Bruce
On Nov 14, 2021, at 7:02 PM, Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:

 Mike---------- This is how I did mine. Not quit to plans, but I did the same on my other airplane and it works.

I just watched Jays' short video and then looked out the window at 10 inches of snow. Seven months till summer. Chris


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Re: Flight Report(s)

Bruce Crain
 

Good for you Jay!  That extra horsepower is obviously working to your advantage at your altitude!
Bruce


On Nov 14, 2021, at 5:30 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:


Good job Jay!

During my early testing I used a sand bag that I named "Sandy".  Sandy went along with me for much of the first year I flew the plane.  She gave me much better control on the ground (more weight on the tailwheel).

Sometimes I miss her!

Paul

On Sun, Nov 14, 2021, 14:48 Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

After enjoying Peter’s Q2 and his hangar presentation yesterday on Zoom, I went out to fly my Q in the beautiful crisp clear blue fall sky here in western Colorado. The main focus of my flight was to put the remainder of my shot bag ballast in the plane and see how it responded with more aft cg. My shot bags are 50 pound bags of steel blasting beads and I have 3 of them for a total of 150 lb.. I have a cloth cover bag for each shot bag that has handles, so I can carry them and put them in the passenger seat one at a time and buckle them all in with the seat belt.

 

The flight was good. Took only slightly longer to get off the runway, and climbed out between 500 to 700 fpm at about 95 mph IAS.  I found that I did not lose much performance on the high end with my steely passenger on board, and the plane was very stable in pitch after trimming it for cruise flight. The only real noticeable change was I needed some left roll trim to stay level. I did a few practice approaches to my relatively short field, so I knew that I could get a nice landing and I did get a nice landing. So, that was a successful completion of the shot bag passenger program. As far as my passengers, they were very well behaved. Here is a very short video of one of my passes down the runway from yesterday (http://n8wq.scheevel.com/videos/IMG_0870.MOV ).

 

So…. I went out to the airport again today, since I had a little tinkering that I needed to do. I took the shot bags out of the plane to work in back of the seat a little and after this, I was putting in some more gas to go for a short flight when one of my airport friends, Jerry, who is a retired AI stopped by and expressed an interest in also being ballast (I realized that I have a lot of friends named Jerry!). Unlike one of my other friends named Jerry, this one is short and weighs only about 130 pounds, so we agreed he would be my first passenger.

 

Off we went. The air was a little warmer than yesterday (close to 60 deg. F) since it was early afternoon when we took off, so DA was about 5200 feet (field is 4750 MSL). Take off was about the same as yesterday and we climbed nicely at about 600 fpm at 95 IAS.  Went away from the field and did some air work. I gave him the plane and was surprised to find that he was not very stable in altitude (he has like 10,000 hours in all different small planes). I think it was because he is short and was sitting down in the plane a bit more than he is used to, so forward view tends to make you want to dive a little. I showed him how nicely it turns tight, which still impresses me, then we went back to the airport and did one test pass, and a second completed landing which turned out very nice, so I did not scare either one of us, which is a plus.

 

So another milestone passes for me…I have flown the first passenger in my Quickie! Now I will see if I can talk my wife into flying with me. She is the same size as Jerry who flew with me today.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel  --Tri-Q2, 194 hours




Re: tilt forward canopymods

Chris Walterson
 

Mike----------   This is how I did mine. Not quit to plans, but I did the same on my other airplane and it works.

I just watched Jays' short video and then looked out the window at 10 inches of snow.  Seven months till summer.  Chris


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Re: Flight Report(s)

Paul Fisher
 

Good job Jay!

During my early testing I used a sand bag that I named "Sandy".  Sandy went along with me for much of the first year I flew the plane.  She gave me much better control on the ground (more weight on the tailwheel).

Sometimes I miss her!

Paul

On Sun, Nov 14, 2021, 14:48 Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

After enjoying Peter’s Q2 and his hangar presentation yesterday on Zoom, I went out to fly my Q in the beautiful crisp clear blue fall sky here in western Colorado. The main focus of my flight was to put the remainder of my shot bag ballast in the plane and see how it responded with more aft cg. My shot bags are 50 pound bags of steel blasting beads and I have 3 of them for a total of 150 lb.. I have a cloth cover bag for each shot bag that has handles, so I can carry them and put them in the passenger seat one at a time and buckle them all in with the seat belt.

 

The flight was good. Took only slightly longer to get off the runway, and climbed out between 500 to 700 fpm at about 95 mph IAS.  I found that I did not lose much performance on the high end with my steely passenger on board, and the plane was very stable in pitch after trimming it for cruise flight. The only real noticeable change was I needed some left roll trim to stay level. I did a few practice approaches to my relatively short field, so I knew that I could get a nice landing and I did get a nice landing. So, that was a successful completion of the shot bag passenger program. As far as my passengers, they were very well behaved. Here is a very short video of one of my passes down the runway from yesterday (http://n8wq.scheevel.com/videos/IMG_0870.MOV ).

 

So…. I went out to the airport again today, since I had a little tinkering that I needed to do. I took the shot bags out of the plane to work in back of the seat a little and after this, I was putting in some more gas to go for a short flight when one of my airport friends, Jerry, who is a retired AI stopped by and expressed an interest in also being ballast (I realized that I have a lot of friends named Jerry!). Unlike one of my other friends named Jerry, this one is short and weighs only about 130 pounds, so we agreed he would be my first passenger.

 

Off we went. The air was a little warmer than yesterday (close to 60 deg. F) since it was early afternoon when we took off, so DA was about 5200 feet (field is 4750 MSL). Take off was about the same as yesterday and we climbed nicely at about 600 fpm at 95 IAS.  Went away from the field and did some air work. I gave him the plane and was surprised to find that he was not very stable in altitude (he has like 10,000 hours in all different small planes). I think it was because he is short and was sitting down in the plane a bit more than he is used to, so forward view tends to make you want to dive a little. I showed him how nicely it turns tight, which still impresses me, then we went back to the airport and did one test pass, and a second completed landing which turned out very nice, so I did not scare either one of us, which is a plus.

 

So another milestone passes for me…I have flown the first passenger in my Quickie! Now I will see if I can talk my wife into flying with me. She is the same size as Jerry who flew with me today.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel  --Tri-Q2, 194 hours


Re: Flight Report(s)

Anthony P
 

Put 4 shot bags in there to see if she's ready for me.  :)

Glad your testing is progressing successfully.


Flight Report(s)

Jay Scheevel
 

After enjoying Peter’s Q2 and his hangar presentation yesterday on Zoom, I went out to fly my Q in the beautiful crisp clear blue fall sky here in western Colorado. The main focus of my flight was to put the remainder of my shot bag ballast in the plane and see how it responded with more aft cg. My shot bags are 50 pound bags of steel blasting beads and I have 3 of them for a total of 150 lb.. I have a cloth cover bag for each shot bag that has handles, so I can carry them and put them in the passenger seat one at a time and buckle them all in with the seat belt.

 

The flight was good. Took only slightly longer to get off the runway, and climbed out between 500 to 700 fpm at about 95 mph IAS.  I found that I did not lose much performance on the high end with my steely passenger on board, and the plane was very stable in pitch after trimming it for cruise flight. The only real noticeable change was I needed some left roll trim to stay level. I did a few practice approaches to my relatively short field, so I knew that I could get a nice landing and I did get a nice landing. So, that was a successful completion of the shot bag passenger program. As far as my passengers, they were very well behaved. Here is a very short video of one of my passes down the runway from yesterday (http://n8wq.scheevel.com/videos/IMG_0870.MOV ).

 

So…. I went out to the airport again today, since I had a little tinkering that I needed to do. I took the shot bags out of the plane to work in back of the seat a little and after this, I was putting in some more gas to go for a short flight when one of my airport friends, Jerry, who is a retired AI stopped by and expressed an interest in also being ballast (I realized that I have a lot of friends named Jerry!). Unlike one of my other friends named Jerry, this one is short and weighs only about 130 pounds, so we agreed he would be my first passenger.

 

Off we went. The air was a little warmer than yesterday (close to 60 deg. F) since it was early afternoon when we took off, so DA was about 5200 feet (field is 4750 MSL). Take off was about the same as yesterday and we climbed nicely at about 600 fpm at 95 IAS.  Went away from the field and did some air work. I gave him the plane and was surprised to find that he was not very stable in altitude (he has like 10,000 hours in all different small planes). I think it was because he is short and was sitting down in the plane a bit more than he is used to, so forward view tends to make you want to dive a little. I showed him how nicely it turns tight, which still impresses me, then we went back to the airport and did one test pass, and a second completed landing which turned out very nice, so I did not scare either one of us, which is a plus.

 

So another milestone passes for me…I have flown the first passenger in my Quickie! Now I will see if I can talk my wife into flying with me. She is the same size as Jerry who flew with me today.

 

Cheers,

Jay Scheevel  --Tri-Q2, 194 hours

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