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Re: Axle Removal Problems

Bruce Crain
 

Maybe a thick wall 4130 steel would do the trick.  You might need to get a smaller inside “keeper bolt” with thick washers.  I did this to my Q when it was still a tail stagger.  The keeper bolt that goes through the center of the axle might have been 1/4” or maybe 5/16”.  It bares no load except to keep the axle centered.  I had to cut mine out years ago also when still a tail stagger.
Bruce Crain


On Dec 30, 2021, at 4:00 PM, Mike Steinsland <MIKESKUSTOMS@...> wrote:


Glad you got the assembly off
Now you can beat on it on the bench and not wreck the wheel mount.
The idea of banging on that still inside the wheel pant gave me the heebeegeebees 

Cheers

On Thu., Dec. 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m. Jay Scheevel, <jay@...> wrote:

Hi Corbin,

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!. It occurs to me that the issue may have been that the axle was slightly bent, maybe from a hard landing or other torque, so cutting it off was probably a good strategy regardless. Glad you got it out (or soon will) and will get your airplane functional again in the new year. Send us pics of your updated panel.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

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Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:07 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Axle Removal Problems

 

Christmas shenanigans got in the way until this morning and I was able to get it out….sort of.  Freezing/shrinking didn’t work, tapping from all sides and techniques didn’t work, working lubricant in didn’t work, in the end I cut it off as close to the wheel pant as I could and was able to shove the steel push rod into the wheel pant enough for the tire to fall down and out.

 

Now I just have to take part the wheel and remove the bearing (which is what it is stuck on) and steel push rod and throw them as far as I can into the woods; never to be seen again.

Corbin



On Dec 30, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Mike Steinsland <MIKESKUSTOMS@...> wrote:



Did you ever get that out or did Christmas get in the way?

 

On Fri., Dec. 24, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Mike Steinsland via groups.io, <MIKESKUSTOMS=GMAIL.COM@groups.io> wrote:

Definitely lubricate it as you get it going

Hopefully the lubricant works it's way into the wheel

You may have to tap it back and forth a lot.....a little at a time, like rocking a stuck car back and forth

 

On Thu., Dec. 23, 2021, 7:25 p.m. Bruce Crain, <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Maybe get someone to tap once on the outside and then tap the inside to see if that will loosen it.  You could use propane to super freeze the tube and see if it can make it shrink enough to move it.  Don’t smoke!
Bruce
> On Dec 23, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> [Edited Message Follows]
>
> Typos corrected:  I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire.  In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic).  The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic.  However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.
>
> I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire.  I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod.  I’ve reached the point of, “nothing should ever be tapped that hard” so I’m stumped.
>
> The tire and wheel spin freely.  I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.
>
> Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?
>
>
>
> Corbin
>
> --
> Corbin
> N121CG
>
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Re: Q2 Revmaster original exhaust?

Mike Dwyer
 

http://www.pielandings.com/q200/pipes.html
Works for me.
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 12:17 AM Phil Lankford via groups.io <britmcman=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Would you build in carbon or stainless steel, and which alloy? 

Regardless of whether you buy or build your own exhaust system, be prepared to check for cracks.  An exhaust system crack could potentially lead to CO poisoning in the cabin 

Vetterman, who supplies exhaust systems, warns against wrapping their Stainless exhaust systems with heat tape.

Phil Lankford

> On Dec 30, 2021, at 8:43 PM, Phil Lankford via groups.io <britmcman=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> If you can manage fabrication then go for it, but $800.00 is fair and it will be new and to Revmaster specification. I recently paid over $1000.00 for a Vetterman exhaust system for an experimental Lycoming O-320 and happy to have a proper set-up.
>
> Phil Lankford
>
>> On Dec 30, 2021, at 4:38 PM, Troy Zawlacki <troyzc3@...> wrote:
>>
>> Q listers,
>>
>> I am relatively new to the Q list, but I have been building my Q2 for several months now. Im based out of San Jose, CA with kit #2436. The Revmaster 2100 I have for the plane came out of a KR2, and therefore the exhaust was totally wrong for the Q2 cowling. Revmaster wants $800 for a new one, so I am going to make my own instead… unless someone knows of an original floating around somewhere.
>>
>> Best,
>> TAZ
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Re: Q2 Revmaster original exhaust?

Troy Zawlacki
 

I was thinking carbon steel and ceramic coated. I have a lot of experience TIG welding but the actual pipe routing of the Q2 is pretty complicated inside the cowling which is why I want to buy one if available. I’d make one in a heartbeat before spending $1000 though, all the pennies add up!

But not to worry, the Q list is at work and I already got a private message from someone with an original exhaust for sale. I’m interested to see what it will take to get this exhaust either ceramic coated or nickel plated.

Thanks all,
TAZ

On Dec 30, 2021, at 9:17 PM, Phil Lankford via groups.io <britmcman@...> wrote:

Would you build in carbon or stainless steel, and which alloy?

Regardless of whether you buy or build your own exhaust system, be prepared to check for cracks. An exhaust system crack could potentially lead to CO poisoning in the cabin

Vetterman, who supplies exhaust systems, warns against wrapping their Stainless exhaust systems with heat tape.

Phil Lankford

On Dec 30, 2021, at 8:43 PM, Phil Lankford via groups.io <britmcman@...> wrote:

If you can manage fabrication then go for it, but $800.00 is fair and it will be new and to Revmaster specification. I recently paid over $1000.00 for a Vetterman exhaust system for an experimental Lycoming O-320 and happy to have a proper set-up.

Phil Lankford

On Dec 30, 2021, at 4:38 PM, Troy Zawlacki <troyzc3@...> wrote:

Q listers,

I am relatively new to the Q list, but I have been building my Q2 for several months now. Im based out of San Jose, CA with kit #2436. The Revmaster 2100 I have for the plane came out of a KR2, and therefore the exhaust was totally wrong for the Q2 cowling. Revmaster wants $800 for a new one, so I am going to make my own instead… unless someone knows of an original floating around somewhere.

Best,
TAZ












Re: Q2 Revmaster original exhaust?

Robert Cringely
 

I just replaced a home built 4-pipe system on my O-320 T-18 with the “new” Vetterman small pipe RV-6 exhaust and I couldn’t build it myself for that price. There’s all that cutting and fitting you don’t have to do, plus they’ve built hundreds of exhausts and we haven’t. 

If the Revmaster exhaust is stainless and comes with a warranty, pay the money and find something else to worry about. 

Bob

On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 4:38 PM Troy Zawlacki <troyzc3@...> wrote:
Q listers,

I am relatively new to the Q list, but I have been building my Q2 for several months now. Im based out of San Jose, CA with kit #2436. The Revmaster 2100 I have for the plane came out of a KR2, and therefore the exhaust was totally wrong for the Q2 cowling. Revmaster wants $800 for a new one, so I am going to make my own instead… unless someone knows of an original floating around somewhere.

Best,
TAZ





Re: Q2 Revmaster original exhaust?

britmcman99
 

Would you build in carbon or stainless steel, and which alloy?

Regardless of whether you buy or build your own exhaust system, be prepared to check for cracks. An exhaust system crack could potentially lead to CO poisoning in the cabin

Vetterman, who supplies exhaust systems, warns against wrapping their Stainless exhaust systems with heat tape.

Phil Lankford

On Dec 30, 2021, at 8:43 PM, Phil Lankford via groups.io <britmcman@...> wrote:

If you can manage fabrication then go for it, but $800.00 is fair and it will be new and to Revmaster specification. I recently paid over $1000.00 for a Vetterman exhaust system for an experimental Lycoming O-320 and happy to have a proper set-up.

Phil Lankford

On Dec 30, 2021, at 4:38 PM, Troy Zawlacki <troyzc3@...> wrote:

Q listers,

I am relatively new to the Q list, but I have been building my Q2 for several months now. Im based out of San Jose, CA with kit #2436. The Revmaster 2100 I have for the plane came out of a KR2, and therefore the exhaust was totally wrong for the Q2 cowling. Revmaster wants $800 for a new one, so I am going to make my own instead… unless someone knows of an original floating around somewhere.

Best,
TAZ








Re: Q2 Revmaster original exhaust?

britmcman99
 

If you can manage fabrication then go for it, but $800.00 is fair and it will be new and to Revmaster specification. I recently paid over $1000.00 for a Vetterman exhaust system for an experimental Lycoming O-320 and happy to have a proper set-up.

Phil Lankford

On Dec 30, 2021, at 4:38 PM, Troy Zawlacki <troyzc3@...> wrote:

Q listers,

I am relatively new to the Q list, but I have been building my Q2 for several months now. Im based out of San Jose, CA with kit #2436. The Revmaster 2100 I have for the plane came out of a KR2, and therefore the exhaust was totally wrong for the Q2 cowling. Revmaster wants $800 for a new one, so I am going to make my own instead… unless someone knows of an original floating around somewhere.

Best,
TAZ




Q2 Revmaster original exhaust?

Troy Zawlacki
 

Q listers,

I am relatively new to the Q list, but I have been building my Q2 for several months now. Im based out of San Jose, CA with kit #2436. The Revmaster 2100 I have for the plane came out of a KR2, and therefore the exhaust was totally wrong for the Q2 cowling. Revmaster wants $800 for a new one, so I am going to make my own instead… unless someone knows of an original floating around somewhere.

Best,
TAZ


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Mike Steinsland
 

Glad you got the assembly off
Now you can beat on it on the bench and not wreck the wheel mount.
The idea of banging on that still inside the wheel pant gave me the heebeegeebees 

Cheers

On Thu., Dec. 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m. Jay Scheevel, <jay@...> wrote:

Hi Corbin,

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!. It occurs to me that the issue may have been that the axle was slightly bent, maybe from a hard landing or other torque, so cutting it off was probably a good strategy regardless. Glad you got it out (or soon will) and will get your airplane functional again in the new year. Send us pics of your updated panel.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Corbin via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:07 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Axle Removal Problems

 

Christmas shenanigans got in the way until this morning and I was able to get it out….sort of.  Freezing/shrinking didn’t work, tapping from all sides and techniques didn’t work, working lubricant in didn’t work, in the end I cut it off as close to the wheel pant as I could and was able to shove the steel push rod into the wheel pant enough for the tire to fall down and out.

 

Now I just have to take part the wheel and remove the bearing (which is what it is stuck on) and steel push rod and throw them as far as I can into the woods; never to be seen again.

Corbin



On Dec 30, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Mike Steinsland <MIKESKUSTOMS@...> wrote:



Did you ever get that out or did Christmas get in the way?

 

On Fri., Dec. 24, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Mike Steinsland via groups.io, <MIKESKUSTOMS=GMAIL.COM@groups.io> wrote:

Definitely lubricate it as you get it going

Hopefully the lubricant works it's way into the wheel

You may have to tap it back and forth a lot.....a little at a time, like rocking a stuck car back and forth

 

On Thu., Dec. 23, 2021, 7:25 p.m. Bruce Crain, <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Maybe get someone to tap once on the outside and then tap the inside to see if that will loosen it.  You could use propane to super freeze the tube and see if it can make it shrink enough to move it.  Don’t smoke!
Bruce
> On Dec 23, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> [Edited Message Follows]
>
> Typos corrected:  I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire.  In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic).  The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic.  However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.
>
> I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire.  I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod.  I’ve reached the point of, “nothing should ever be tapped that hard” so I’m stumped.
>
> The tire and wheel spin freely.  I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.
>
> Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?
>
>
>
> Corbin
>
> --
> Corbin
> N121CG
>
>
>
>
>
> <image0.jpeg>
> <image1.jpeg>


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Re: Axle Removal Problems

Jay Scheevel
 

Hi Corbin,

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!. It occurs to me that the issue may have been that the axle was slightly bent, maybe from a hard landing or other torque, so cutting it off was probably a good strategy regardless. Glad you got it out (or soon will) and will get your airplane functional again in the new year. Send us pics of your updated panel.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Corbin via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:07 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Axle Removal Problems

 

Christmas shenanigans got in the way until this morning and I was able to get it out….sort of.  Freezing/shrinking didn’t work, tapping from all sides and techniques didn’t work, working lubricant in didn’t work, in the end I cut it off as close to the wheel pant as I could and was able to shove the steel push rod into the wheel pant enough for the tire to fall down and out.

 

Now I just have to take part the wheel and remove the bearing (which is what it is stuck on) and steel push rod and throw them as far as I can into the woods; never to be seen again.

Corbin



On Dec 30, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Mike Steinsland <MIKESKUSTOMS@...> wrote:



Did you ever get that out or did Christmas get in the way?

 

On Fri., Dec. 24, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Mike Steinsland via groups.io, <MIKESKUSTOMS=GMAIL.COM@groups.io> wrote:

Definitely lubricate it as you get it going

Hopefully the lubricant works it's way into the wheel

You may have to tap it back and forth a lot.....a little at a time, like rocking a stuck car back and forth

 

On Thu., Dec. 23, 2021, 7:25 p.m. Bruce Crain, <jcrain2@...> wrote:

Maybe get someone to tap once on the outside and then tap the inside to see if that will loosen it.  You could use propane to super freeze the tube and see if it can make it shrink enough to move it.  Don’t smoke!
Bruce
> On Dec 23, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> [Edited Message Follows]
>
> Typos corrected:  I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire.  In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic).  The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic.  However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.
>
> I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire.  I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod.  I’ve reached the point of, “nothing should ever be tapped that hard” so I’m stumped.
>
> The tire and wheel spin freely.  I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.
>
> Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?
>
>
>
> Corbin
>
> --
> Corbin
> N121CG
>
>
>
>
>
> <image0.jpeg>
> <image1.jpeg>


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Re: Axle Removal Problems

Corbin <c_geiser@...>
 

Christmas shenanigans got in the way until this morning and I was able to get it out….sort of.  Freezing/shrinking didn’t work, tapping from all sides and techniques didn’t work, working lubricant in didn’t work, in the end I cut it off as close to the wheel pant as I could and was able to shove the steel push rod into the wheel pant enough for the tire to fall down and out.

Now I just have to take part the wheel and remove the bearing (which is what it is stuck on) and steel push rod and throw them as far as I can into the woods; never to be seen again.

Corbin

On Dec 30, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Mike Steinsland <MIKESKUSTOMS@...> wrote:


Did you ever get that out or did Christmas get in the way?

On Fri., Dec. 24, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Mike Steinsland via groups.io, <MIKESKUSTOMS=GMAIL.COM@groups.io> wrote:
Definitely lubricate it as you get it going
Hopefully the lubricant works it's way into the wheel
You may have to tap it back and forth a lot.....a little at a time, like rocking a stuck car back and forth

On Thu., Dec. 23, 2021, 7:25 p.m. Bruce Crain, <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Maybe get someone to tap once on the outside and then tap the inside to see if that will loosen it.  You could use propane to super freeze the tube and see if it can make it shrink enough to move it.  Don’t smoke!
Bruce
> On Dec 23, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> [Edited Message Follows]
>
> Typos corrected:  I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire.  In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic).  The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic.  However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.
>
> I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire.  I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod.  I’ve reached the point of, “nothing should ever be tapped that hard” so I’m stumped.
>
> The tire and wheel spin freely.  I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.
>
> Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?
>
>
>
> Corbin
>
> --
> Corbin
> N121CG
>
>
>
>
>
> <image0.jpeg>
> <image1.jpeg>


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Re: Axle Removal Problems

Mike Steinsland
 

Did you ever get that out or did Christmas get in the way?


On Fri., Dec. 24, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Mike Steinsland via groups.io, <MIKESKUSTOMS=GMAIL.COM@groups.io> wrote:
Definitely lubricate it as you get it going
Hopefully the lubricant works it's way into the wheel
You may have to tap it back and forth a lot.....a little at a time, like rocking a stuck car back and forth

On Thu., Dec. 23, 2021, 7:25 p.m. Bruce Crain, <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Maybe get someone to tap once on the outside and then tap the inside to see if that will loosen it.  You could use propane to super freeze the tube and see if it can make it shrink enough to move it.  Don’t smoke!
Bruce
> On Dec 23, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> [Edited Message Follows]
>
> Typos corrected:  I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire.  In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic).  The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic.  However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.
>
> I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire.  I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod.  I’ve reached the point of, “nothing should ever be tapped that hard” so I’m stumped.
>
> The tire and wheel spin freely.  I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.
>
> Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?
>
>
>
> Corbin
>
> --
> Corbin
> N121CG
>
>
>
>
>
> <image0.jpeg>
> <image1.jpeg>


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Re: Merry Christmas!!

 

Hi Jon,
Thought I'd chime in a little.
Very nice video.  The wife let me hook up to our big screen TV so I could see the quality of the video.  WOW!
She enjoyed it too and wondered who would fly that close....then I showed her how you did it.
VERY NICE
Thanks for showing it


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Jon Finley" <jd@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Merry Christmas!!
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2021 06:09:12 -0800

Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4




Re: Videos

Richard Thomson
 

Merry Christmas Jon, Nice video, amazing how the fog "grows".

Funny how you and Paul were experimenting with a fin camera all that time ago, I first saw one on A380 and thought it was a great idea. Just shows that there is so much ingenuity in this group.

Some of the camera modules in the cellular phones these days are so small, yet wide angle and great stabilisation so would make good fin cameras.

Santa brought me a Go Pro so will join the fun in the new year and see what results I get.

Rich T.

On 27/12/2021 13:19, Jon Finley wrote:

A little Q history for ya'll.

 

I don't remember the exact year but approximately twenty years ago Paul Fisher and I were messing with video cameras on our Q's.  These were the latest and greatest "spy cams" that were super small, wired, and had amazing resolution - 240x160, if memory serves. I made a custom vertical fin "cap" that contained the camera and was aerodynamic. The cable ran from the tail all the way to the cockpit and was taped to the outside skin. It was connected to a camcorder inside the cockpit for recording.  The results were AMAZING!!!  Oh… wait… I WANTED them to be amazing - they were actually quite horrible. Awful resolution that lacked color, were like looking thru a straw, and had no image stabilization...  But we celebrated anyway - it was all we had! 


In an effort to achieve better results, I flew with a small camcorder attached to the tail a few times.  That wasn't any better.  It had to be powered on and recording started while on the ground.  I can't remember how I attached it or exactly what the results were but it was unworkable so abandoned that idea.
 

Our current ability to bolt on a relatively small camera and achieve pretty great results is not lost on me!  

As an aside, I'm now recording at 5k (5120 x 2880) and it still isn't good enough!!   


And... yes... I find myself giving more and more of these 'back in the old days' speeches.  I'm not exactly sure why that is happening... ☹
  
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Videos

Jon Finley
 

A little Q history for ya'll.

 

I don't remember the exact year but approximately twenty years ago Paul Fisher and I were messing with video cameras on our Q's.  These were the latest and greatest "spy cams" that were super small, wired, and had amazing resolution - 240x160, if memory serves. I made a custom vertical fin "cap" that contained the camera and was aerodynamic. The cable ran from the tail all the way to the cockpit and was taped to the outside skin. It was connected to a camcorder inside the cockpit for recording.  The results were AMAZING!!!  Oh… wait… I WANTED them to be amazing - they were actually quite horrible. Awful resolution that lacked color, were like looking thru a straw, and had no image stabilization...  But we celebrated anyway - it was all we had! 


In an effort to achieve better results, I flew with a small camcorder attached to the tail a few times.  That wasn't any better.  It had to be powered on and recording started while on the ground.  I can't remember how I attached it or exactly what the results were but it was unworkable so abandoned that idea.
 

Our current ability to bolt on a relatively small camera and achieve pretty great results is not lost on me!  

As an aside, I'm now recording at 5k (5120 x 2880) and it still isn't good enough!!   


And... yes... I find myself giving more and more of these 'back in the old days' speeches.  I'm not exactly sure why that is happening... ☹
  
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Bruce Crain
 

It’s really you!  The Mad Scientist!  John!  Ah knew it along!  What won’t you come up with next!  Kin ah git’n auto-graft?!
Bruce


On Dec 26, 2021, at 5:37 PM, Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2@...> wrote:

Great video Jon....pro quality.
Dave D


On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 6:48 PM, Mike Dwyer
<q200pilot@...> wrote:
Very cool.  Seems like the camera might vibrate but it looked good.
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021, 6:27 PM Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon

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Re: Merry Christmas!!

Dave Dugas
 

Great video Jon....pro quality.
Dave D


On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 6:48 PM, Mike Dwyer
<q200pilot@...> wrote:
Very cool.  Seems like the camera might vibrate but it looked good.
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021, 6:27 PM Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Mike Dwyer
 

Very cool.  Seems like the camera might vibrate but it looked good.
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021, 6:27 PM Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Jon Finley
 

Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Mike Steinsland
 

Merry Christmas everyone. 
You dont hear much from me but I'm building and reading all your posts.
All the best!

On Sat., Dec. 25, 2021, 1:59 p.m. Jim Patillo, <Logistics_engineering@...> wrote:
Very Impressive Jon, how did you get those close ups? Was someone filming you?

Merry Christmas to all of you from the Snowy Sierra Nevada’s. We’re suppose to get a major dump. It’s cold and blowin’ pretty good here
Jim
N46JP Q200

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Finley <jd@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2021 6:09:12 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Merry Christmas!!
 
Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Jim Patillo
 

Very Impressive Jon, how did you get those close ups? Was someone filming you?

Merry Christmas to all of you from the Snowy Sierra Nevada’s. We’re suppose to get a major dump. It’s cold and blowin’ pretty good here
Jim
N46JP Q200


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Finley <jd@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2021 6:09:12 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Merry Christmas!!
 
Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4

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