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Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

Check this out Tues night. Great hour. Has good programs and guests. Last week he had Mike Busch for a great discussion on aviation oils. Week before was founder of Cirrus.  Jeff is an AI with a shop in MA.  Tues is stories from a Repro guy.  Should be good.  He is on every Tues 8:00 Eastern time.
 Jerry

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Subject: Reminder: Next on SocialFlight Live! - Kevin Lacy from Airplane Repo - Tue Dec 15th, 8pm ET starts in 1 Day

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Re: Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

Also, you dont want to wait 3+ secs on a go around for the board to retract.

-------- Original message --------
From: smeshno1@...
Date: 12/14/20 2:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I see your point, that this is a drag device intended to slow the approach over the fence. The gain of in runway in sight would be 
also an improvement. All on or all off. 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Gmail <jerrylm1986@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:39 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
It is a single lever that has variable internal friction stops. This means that wherever position the lever, it remains on that position without having to tighten a friction lock.  I quickly discovered I didnt need this feature.  Either I wanted the board down or up. No reason for intermediate positions.  I just looked in ACS to no avail.  Doesn't mean it isn't there. I just didn't find it.

On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 5:30 PM <smeshno1@...> wrote:
Reflexer


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:25 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
For which? The reflexer or belly board?

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 What is the mechanical/drive motor you used?  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Mac server from. ACS.  Yes, there is an indicator for server. You have to figure how you want server to hook to ailerons to reflex.
I dont think electric belly board is of value.

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I like this idea, Jerry. Do tell the parts involved please. Also.. you have an indicator of some sort for reflex 
position for takeoff? My first thoughts are aerodynamics would be improved with your system as well as
constant trim under thumb being an intuitive process.  

 My first CFI was a hard nosed airforce instructor that flew combat in Korea and Viet Nam. 

 He demanded I remain in a trimmed aircraft all the time. Forward hinged belly board also electric
 is another one added to the list of items to track down. 

 Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
To the contrary, I have my reflexer electric and operated by the trim button on my stick. I do not have elevator trim.  I use the reflexer for pitch trim.  I am trimming all the time, depending upon stick pressures. That way I am always flying a trimmed airplane.

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 9:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Already made a new lever with the ratchet, but it's easy enough to lock in or out either end. 

As the rest is already there, manual sounds the easiest option for me with a new bit of leverage sorted out.

Went with the manual reflex for those same reasons, also keeping power consumption low and weight down.

Sometimes 2 cents is worth a fortune Jerry.

Rich T.

On 13/12/2020 12:44, Jerry Marstall wrote:
My 2-cents. Manual is faster to deploy and bring up.. No needed for incremental use ( no notches in lever). It's either full up or full down.  
Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 5:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Good idea Richard, Van's flap motor. gives more options. Thanks.

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 20:54, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD wrote:
From my personal experience of having flown both I prefer the TriQ brake over the forward belly board. The placement does not cause the pitch change that we experienced with Doug's old Q2. We turned our original TriQ board around from the original rear hinge to the front due to seeing it flutter in flight. With the hinge on the front side we no longer ended up with exhaust smells in the cockpit during landings and the plane experienced an overall speed increase (door no longer grabbing air in the fludder) it can also handle being on a servo with a front hinge or even the Van's flap motor so you can see the degrees of deployment. 

Richard 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/12/20 3:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Hi Michael,

On my TriQ I have similar concerns to those Jerry notes in the mod write up, in fact when I got it, the belly board had been bolted shut and the handle was removed. I have replaced it to the TriQ plan, but it does sit slightly proud, at the corners, so for me Jerry's mod is something I will look to do on mine next year after we have got it flying.

The Triq nose gear fits along the underneath of the Canard, so probably not possible to use the Q2/Q200 Belly board, if you are wondering why there are 2 versions.

Br

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 18:06, Michael wrote:
Figured I would post these based on today's discussion. Both sets of plans are available on Quickheads for comparison. Turns out my Q2 has the Tri-Q version (not sure why), so worth checking if you have a new or new-to-you Quickie?

QAC Q2/Q200 Belly Board Plans
Tri-Q Belly Board Drag Brake (Option)

The primary difference is in location, geometry, and materials:
  1. The QAC version uses a carbon board originally sold as part of an upgrade kit, while the Tri-Q version uses the foam cut from the fuselage.
  2. From the hinge, the QAC version is a long & tall rectangle, while the Tri-Q version is a narrow & wide rectangle.
  3. The QAC version is located between the canard spar and under the forward part of the fuel tank (see last page of PDF), while the Tri-Q version goes behind the seat back bulkhead in the baggage/landing gear area (see last figure).
Both versions hinge from the rear and "scoop" air up from the front; although Jerry Marstall has flipped his around for reasons he explains. Haven't flown mine yet, so hopefully some experienced Q-drivers can chime in on what (if any) handling differences exist between the two versions...

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


Re: Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

smeshno1@...
 

 I see your point, that this is a drag device intended to slow the approach over the fence. The gain of in runway in sight would be 
also an improvement. All on or all off. 


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Gmail <jerrylm1986@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:39 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
It is a single lever that has variable internal friction stops. This means that wherever position the lever, it remains on that position without having to tighten a friction lock.  I quickly discovered I didnt need this feature.  Either I wanted the board down or up. No reason for intermediate positions.  I just looked in ACS to no avail.  Doesn't mean it isn't there. I just didn't find it.

On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 5:30 PM <smeshno1@...> wrote:
Reflexer


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:25 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
For which? The reflexer or belly board?

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 What is the mechanical/drive motor you used?  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Mac server from. ACS.  Yes, there is an indicator for server. You have to figure how you want server to hook to ailerons to reflex.
I dont think electric belly board is of value.

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I like this idea, Jerry. Do tell the parts involved please. Also.. you have an indicator of some sort for reflex 
position for takeoff? My first thoughts are aerodynamics would be improved with your system as well as
constant trim under thumb being an intuitive process.  

 My first CFI was a hard nosed airforce instructor that flew combat in Korea and Viet Nam. 

 He demanded I remain in a trimmed aircraft all the time. Forward hinged belly board also electric
 is another one added to the list of items to track down. 

 Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
To the contrary, I have my reflexer electric and operated by the trim button on my stick. I do not have elevator trim.  I use the reflexer for pitch trim.  I am trimming all the time, depending upon stick pressures. That way I am always flying a trimmed airplane.

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 9:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Already made a new lever with the ratchet, but it's easy enough to lock in or out either end. 

As the rest is already there, manual sounds the easiest option for me with a new bit of leverage sorted out.

Went with the manual reflex for those same reasons, also keeping power consumption low and weight down.

Sometimes 2 cents is worth a fortune Jerry.

Rich T.

On 13/12/2020 12:44, Jerry Marstall wrote:
My 2-cents. Manual is faster to deploy and bring up.. No needed for incremental use ( no notches in lever). It's either full up or full down.  
Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 5:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Good idea Richard, Van's flap motor. gives more options. Thanks.

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 20:54, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD wrote:
From my personal experience of having flown both I prefer the TriQ brake over the forward belly board. The placement does not cause the pitch change that we experienced with Doug's old Q2. We turned our original TriQ board around from the original rear hinge to the front due to seeing it flutter in flight. With the hinge on the front side we no longer ended up with exhaust smells in the cockpit during landings and the plane experienced an overall speed increase (door no longer grabbing air in the fludder) it can also handle being on a servo with a front hinge or even the Van's flap motor so you can see the degrees of deployment. 

Richard 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/12/20 3:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Hi Michael,

On my TriQ I have similar concerns to those Jerry notes in the mod write up, in fact when I got it, the belly board had been bolted shut and the handle was removed. I have replaced it to the TriQ plan, but it does sit slightly proud, at the corners, so for me Jerry's mod is something I will look to do on mine next year after we have got it flying.

The Triq nose gear fits along the underneath of the Canard, so probably not possible to use the Q2/Q200 Belly board, if you are wondering why there are 2 versions.

Br

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 18:06, Michael wrote:
Figured I would post these based on today's discussion. Both sets of plans are available on Quickheads for comparison. Turns out my Q2 has the Tri-Q version (not sure why), so worth checking if you have a new or new-to-you Quickie?

QAC Q2/Q200 Belly Board Plans
Tri-Q Belly Board Drag Brake (Option)

The primary difference is in location, geometry, and materials:
  1. The QAC version uses a carbon board originally sold as part of an upgrade kit, while the Tri-Q version uses the foam cut from the fuselage.
  2. From the hinge, the QAC version is a long & tall rectangle, while the Tri-Q version is a narrow & wide rectangle.
  3. The QAC version is located between the canard spar and under the forward part of the fuel tank (see last page of PDF), while the Tri-Q version goes behind the seat back bulkhead in the baggage/landing gear area (see last figure).
Both versions hinge from the rear and "scoop" air up from the front; although Jerry Marstall has flipped his around for reasons he explains. Haven't flown mine yet, so hopefully some experienced Q-drivers can chime in on what (if any) handling differences exist between the two versions...

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


Re: Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

smeshno1@...
 

 Of course, Jerry. You installed a reflex system that to me makes the most intuitive as one pilot to another. What parts were involved?
I presume you retained the offset cam to move both ailerons in sync? What electrical motor and indicator were used and if you have some photo of the system installed that would also be of help. 

Vern  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Gmail <jerrylm1986@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:41 PM
To: main@q-list.groups.io <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Oops I answered the wrong question.  Are you sure you want any suggestions from me?

The reflexer is what used to be called the Mac server.  Has electric position indicator option.

On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 5:30 PM <smeshno1@...> wrote:
Reflexer


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:25 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
For which? The reflexer or belly board?

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 What is the mechanical/drive motor you used?  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Mac server from. ACS.  Yes, there is an indicator for server. You have to figure how you want server to hook to ailerons to reflex.
I dont think electric belly board is of value.

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I like this idea, Jerry. Do tell the parts involved please. Also.. you have an indicator of some sort for reflex 
position for takeoff? My first thoughts are aerodynamics would be improved with your system as well as
constant trim under thumb being an intuitive process.  

 My first CFI was a hard nosed airforce instructor that flew combat in Korea and Viet Nam. 

 He demanded I remain in a trimmed aircraft all the time. Forward hinged belly board also electric
 is another one added to the list of items to track down. 

 Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
To the contrary, I have my reflexer electric and operated by the trim button on my stick. I do not have elevator trim.  I use the reflexer for pitch trim.  I am trimming all the time, depending upon stick pressures. That way I am always flying a trimmed airplane.

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 9:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Already made a new lever with the ratchet, but it's easy enough to lock in or out either end. 

As the rest is already there, manual sounds the easiest option for me with a new bit of leverage sorted out.

Went with the manual reflex for those same reasons, also keeping power consumption low and weight down.

Sometimes 2 cents is worth a fortune Jerry.

Rich T.

On 13/12/2020 12:44, Jerry Marstall wrote:
My 2-cents. Manual is faster to deploy and bring up.. No needed for incremental use ( no notches in lever). It's either full up or full down.  
Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 5:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Good idea Richard, Van's flap motor. gives more options. Thanks.

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 20:54, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD wrote:
From my personal experience of having flown both I prefer the TriQ brake over the forward belly board. The placement does not cause the pitch change that we experienced with Doug's old Q2. We turned our original TriQ board around from the original rear hinge to the front due to seeing it flutter in flight. With the hinge on the front side we no longer ended up with exhaust smells in the cockpit during landings and the plane experienced an overall speed increase (door no longer grabbing air in the fludder) it can also handle being on a servo with a front hinge or even the Van's flap motor so you can see the degrees of deployment. 

Richard 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/12/20 3:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Hi Michael,

On my TriQ I have similar concerns to those Jerry notes in the mod write up, in fact when I got it, the belly board had been bolted shut and the handle was removed. I have replaced it to the TriQ plan, but it does sit slightly proud, at the corners, so for me Jerry's mod is something I will look to do on mine next year after we have got it flying.

The Triq nose gear fits along the underneath of the Canard, so probably not possible to use the Q2/Q200 Belly board, if you are wondering why there are 2 versions.

Br

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 18:06, Michael wrote:
Figured I would post these based on today's discussion. Both sets of plans are available on Quickheads for comparison. Turns out my Q2 has the Tri-Q version (not sure why), so worth checking if you have a new or new-to-you Quickie?

QAC Q2/Q200 Belly Board Plans
Tri-Q Belly Board Drag Brake (Option)

The primary difference is in location, geometry, and materials:
  1. The QAC version uses a carbon board originally sold as part of an upgrade kit, while the Tri-Q version uses the foam cut from the fuselage.
  2. From the hinge, the QAC version is a long & tall rectangle, while the Tri-Q version is a narrow & wide rectangle.
  3. The QAC version is located between the canard spar and under the forward part of the fuel tank (see last page of PDF), while the Tri-Q version goes behind the seat back bulkhead in the baggage/landing gear area (see last figure).
Both versions hinge from the rear and "scoop" air up from the front; although Jerry Marstall has flipped his around for reasons he explains. Haven't flown mine yet, so hopefully some experienced Q-drivers can chime in on what (if any) handling differences exist between the two versions...

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


Re: Dave and Jay videos!!!

Jay Scheevel
 

I will second that, Dave.  Looking forward to a time when we can fly side by side!

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Dugas via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:42 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Dave and Jay videos!!!

 

Thanks Bruce. Jay may have incorporated a couple more "improvements" but we're still breaking the fun barrier. Yesssah.

 

On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 11:21 AM, Bruce Crain

<jcrain2@...> wrote:

Man I loved those videos you two posted!!  If I were still building those would definitely give me a shot in the "go get em"!  Nice landing also you guys!

Thank you!

Bruce Crain

 


Re: Fuselage assembly

 

This is all awesome and useful information! 


Re: Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Jerry Marstall
 

Oops I answered the wrong question.  Are you sure you want any suggestions from me?

The reflexer is what used to be called the Mac server.  Has electric position indicator option.

On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 5:30 PM <smeshno1@...> wrote:
Reflexer


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:25 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
For which? The reflexer or belly board?

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 What is the mechanical/drive motor you used?  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Mac server from. ACS.  Yes, there is an indicator for server. You have to figure how you want server to hook to ailerons to reflex.
I dont think electric belly board is of value.

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I like this idea, Jerry. Do tell the parts involved please. Also.. you have an indicator of some sort for reflex 
position for takeoff? My first thoughts are aerodynamics would be improved with your system as well as
constant trim under thumb being an intuitive process.  

 My first CFI was a hard nosed airforce instructor that flew combat in Korea and Viet Nam. 

 He demanded I remain in a trimmed aircraft all the time. Forward hinged belly board also electric
 is another one added to the list of items to track down. 

 Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
To the contrary, I have my reflexer electric and operated by the trim button on my stick. I do not have elevator trim.  I use the reflexer for pitch trim.  I am trimming all the time, depending upon stick pressures. That way I am always flying a trimmed airplane.

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 9:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Already made a new lever with the ratchet, but it's easy enough to lock in or out either end. 

As the rest is already there, manual sounds the easiest option for me with a new bit of leverage sorted out.

Went with the manual reflex for those same reasons, also keeping power consumption low and weight down.

Sometimes 2 cents is worth a fortune Jerry.

Rich T.

On 13/12/2020 12:44, Jerry Marstall wrote:
My 2-cents. Manual is faster to deploy and bring up.. No needed for incremental use ( no notches in lever). It's either full up or full down.  
Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 5:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Good idea Richard, Van's flap motor. gives more options. Thanks.

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 20:54, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD wrote:
From my personal experience of having flown both I prefer the TriQ brake over the forward belly board. The placement does not cause the pitch change that we experienced with Doug's old Q2. We turned our original TriQ board around from the original rear hinge to the front due to seeing it flutter in flight. With the hinge on the front side we no longer ended up with exhaust smells in the cockpit during landings and the plane experienced an overall speed increase (door no longer grabbing air in the fludder) it can also handle being on a servo with a front hinge or even the Van's flap motor so you can see the degrees of deployment. 

Richard 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/12/20 3:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Hi Michael,

On my TriQ I have similar concerns to those Jerry notes in the mod write up, in fact when I got it, the belly board had been bolted shut and the handle was removed. I have replaced it to the TriQ plan, but it does sit slightly proud, at the corners, so for me Jerry's mod is something I will look to do on mine next year after we have got it flying.

The Triq nose gear fits along the underneath of the Canard, so probably not possible to use the Q2/Q200 Belly board, if you are wondering why there are 2 versions.

Br

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 18:06, Michael wrote:
Figured I would post these based on today's discussion. Both sets of plans are available on Quickheads for comparison. Turns out my Q2 has the Tri-Q version (not sure why), so worth checking if you have a new or new-to-you Quickie?

QAC Q2/Q200 Belly Board Plans
Tri-Q Belly Board Drag Brake (Option)

The primary difference is in location, geometry, and materials:
  1. The QAC version uses a carbon board originally sold as part of an upgrade kit, while the Tri-Q version uses the foam cut from the fuselage.
  2. From the hinge, the QAC version is a long & tall rectangle, while the Tri-Q version is a narrow & wide rectangle.
  3. The QAC version is located between the canard spar and under the forward part of the fuel tank (see last page of PDF), while the Tri-Q version goes behind the seat back bulkhead in the baggage/landing gear area (see last figure).
Both versions hinge from the rear and "scoop" air up from the front; although Jerry Marstall has flipped his around for reasons he explains. Haven't flown mine yet, so hopefully some experienced Q-drivers can chime in on what (if any) handling differences exist between the two versions...

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


Re: Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Jerry Marstall
 

It is a single lever that has variable internal friction stops. This means that wherever position the lever, it remains on that position without having to tighten a friction lock.  I quickly discovered I didnt need this feature.  Either I wanted the board down or up. No reason for intermediate positions.  I just looked in ACS to no avail.  Doesn't mean it isn't there. I just didn't find it.


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 5:30 PM <smeshno1@...> wrote:
Reflexer


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:25 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
For which? The reflexer or belly board?

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 What is the mechanical/drive motor you used?  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Mac server from. ACS.  Yes, there is an indicator for server. You have to figure how you want server to hook to ailerons to reflex.
I dont think electric belly board is of value.

-------- Original message --------
Date: 12/13/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I like this idea, Jerry. Do tell the parts involved please. Also.. you have an indicator of some sort for reflex 
position for takeoff? My first thoughts are aerodynamics would be improved with your system as well as
constant trim under thumb being an intuitive process.  

 My first CFI was a hard nosed airforce instructor that flew combat in Korea and Viet Nam. 

 He demanded I remain in a trimmed aircraft all the time. Forward hinged belly board also electric
 is another one added to the list of items to track down. 

 Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
To the contrary, I have my reflexer electric and operated by the trim button on my stick. I do not have elevator trim.  I use the reflexer for pitch trim.  I am trimming all the time, depending upon stick pressures. That way I am always flying a trimmed airplane.

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 9:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Already made a new lever with the ratchet, but it's easy enough to lock in or out either end. 

As the rest is already there, manual sounds the easiest option for me with a new bit of leverage sorted out.

Went with the manual reflex for those same reasons, also keeping power consumption low and weight down.

Sometimes 2 cents is worth a fortune Jerry.

Rich T.

On 13/12/2020 12:44, Jerry Marstall wrote:
My 2-cents. Manual is faster to deploy and bring up.. No needed for incremental use ( no notches in lever). It's either full up or full down.  
Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 5:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Good idea Richard, Van's flap motor. gives more options. Thanks.

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 20:54, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD wrote:
From my personal experience of having flown both I prefer the TriQ brake over the forward belly board. The placement does not cause the pitch change that we experienced with Doug's old Q2. We turned our original TriQ board around from the original rear hinge to the front due to seeing it flutter in flight. With the hinge on the front side we no longer ended up with exhaust smells in the cockpit during landings and the plane experienced an overall speed increase (door no longer grabbing air in the fludder) it can also handle being on a servo with a front hinge or even the Van's flap motor so you can see the degrees of deployment. 

Richard 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/12/20 3:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Hi Michael,

On my TriQ I have similar concerns to those Jerry notes in the mod write up, in fact when I got it, the belly board had been bolted shut and the handle was removed. I have replaced it to the TriQ plan, but it does sit slightly proud, at the corners, so for me Jerry's mod is something I will look to do on mine next year after we have got it flying.

The Triq nose gear fits along the underneath of the Canard, so probably not possible to use the Q2/Q200 Belly board, if you are wondering why there are 2 versions.

Br

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 18:06, Michael wrote:
Figured I would post these based on today's discussion. Both sets of plans are available on Quickheads for comparison. Turns out my Q2 has the Tri-Q version (not sure why), so worth checking if you have a new or new-to-you Quickie?

QAC Q2/Q200 Belly Board Plans
Tri-Q Belly Board Drag Brake (Option)

The primary difference is in location, geometry, and materials:
  1. The QAC version uses a carbon board originally sold as part of an upgrade kit, while the Tri-Q version uses the foam cut from the fuselage.
  2. From the hinge, the QAC version is a long & tall rectangle, while the Tri-Q version is a narrow & wide rectangle.
  3. The QAC version is located between the canard spar and under the forward part of the fuel tank (see last page of PDF), while the Tri-Q version goes behind the seat back bulkhead in the baggage/landing gear area (see last figure).
Both versions hinge from the rear and "scoop" air up from the front; although Jerry Marstall has flipped his around for reasons he explains. Haven't flown mine yet, so hopefully some experienced Q-drivers can chime in on what (if any) handling differences exist between the two versions...

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


Re: Fuselage assembly

Mike Steinsland
 

Sorry 
Thinking auto and as I said I have lots on the go, too much to add the start of this project right now. Should  free up a lot of time next month then I can dig into this.

II think I should have asked  about this  on another chain. I was asking about the belly board.

Thanks


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 12:16 PM Jay Scheevel, <jay@...> wrote:

Welcome, Mike.

 

I have never heard of a bell pan.  Can you send a picture?

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Steinsland
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:15 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io Group Moderators <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Fuselage assembly

 

Hi guys

My name is Mike

I live in Parry Sound  Ontario. 

 

I just picked up a project that I plan on getting into after the new year and all the business of the holidays are over

I have a ton of questions but I'll save them for later when I can keep up the corespondence. 

One question I do have since you're on the topic 

I do have what appears to be aftermarket drawings of the bell pan install

They're pretty messy to read

Dies anyone have any clear drawings? 

 

Lots of good stuff I have been reading for the last month from you guys

I'm looking forward to the project 

 

On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 9:51 AM Richard Kaczmarek 3RD, <fastlittleairplanes@...> wrote:

Proseal is great for aluminum tanks but does not like any type of auto fuels do to additives outside of ethanol/methanol and it never fully hardens. Van's aircraft uses it to seal their tanks. We have always used Rhino 9700 on epoxy tanks it was created to protect epoxy structures from acids and alchohol it is a great way to make sure a fiberglass epoxy tank never leaks. Since it is an epoxy with a Novak backbone it will not peel like other tank coatings. It does not work on a metal surface. It has been used for years by Lancair in all their tanks as well as A2CZ and other epoxy build aircraft. 

 

Richard

 

On Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 7:30 AM Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:

Pure epoxy works just fine. Just make sure you have good coverage. An aluminum tank makes no sense. As for compounds to prevent leaks, that's what the epoxy is for. I have heard of people of applying sealant to the inside of the tanks and it peeled off and made a big complicated mess. Again, you're looking at a solution in search of a problem.

 

Sam Hoskins 

 

On Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 10:00 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

I‘ve never used it, but hey knock yourself out. I would think it can’t hurt 



On Dec 12, 2020, at 7:33 PM, Cody <cody.craig1985@...> wrote:

Jay wouldn't proseal work as well? I have a lot of that at the shop I was thinking about using.


Re: Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

smeshno1@...
 

Reflexer


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 4:25 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
For which? The reflexer or belly board?

-------- Original message --------
From: smeshno1@...
Date: 12/13/20 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 What is the mechanical/drive motor you used?  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Mac server from. ACS.  Yes, there is an indicator for server. You have to figure how you want server to hook to ailerons to reflex.
I dont think electric belly board is of value.

-------- Original message --------
From: smeshno1@...
Date: 12/13/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I like this idea, Jerry. Do tell the parts involved please. Also.. you have an indicator of some sort for reflex 
position for takeoff? My first thoughts are aerodynamics would be improved with your system as well as
constant trim under thumb being an intuitive process.  

 My first CFI was a hard nosed airforce instructor that flew combat in Korea and Viet Nam. 

 He demanded I remain in a trimmed aircraft all the time. Forward hinged belly board also electric
 is another one added to the list of items to track down. 

 Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
To the contrary, I have my reflexer electric and operated by the trim button on my stick. I do not have elevator trim.  I use the reflexer for pitch trim.  I am trimming all the time, depending upon stick pressures. That way I am always flying a trimmed airplane.

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 9:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Already made a new lever with the ratchet, but it's easy enough to lock in or out either end. 

As the rest is already there, manual sounds the easiest option for me with a new bit of leverage sorted out.

Went with the manual reflex for those same reasons, also keeping power consumption low and weight down.

Sometimes 2 cents is worth a fortune Jerry.

Rich T.

On 13/12/2020 12:44, Jerry Marstall wrote:
My 2-cents. Manual is faster to deploy and bring up.. No needed for incremental use ( no notches in lever). It's either full up or full down.  
Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 5:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Good idea Richard, Van's flap motor. gives more options. Thanks.

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 20:54, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD wrote:
From my personal experience of having flown both I prefer the TriQ brake over the forward belly board. The placement does not cause the pitch change that we experienced with Doug's old Q2. We turned our original TriQ board around from the original rear hinge to the front due to seeing it flutter in flight. With the hinge on the front side we no longer ended up with exhaust smells in the cockpit during landings and the plane experienced an overall speed increase (door no longer grabbing air in the fludder) it can also handle being on a servo with a front hinge or even the Van's flap motor so you can see the degrees of deployment. 

Richard 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/12/20 3:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Hi Michael,

On my TriQ I have similar concerns to those Jerry notes in the mod write up, in fact when I got it, the belly board had been bolted shut and the handle was removed. I have replaced it to the TriQ plan, but it does sit slightly proud, at the corners, so for me Jerry's mod is something I will look to do on mine next year after we have got it flying.

The Triq nose gear fits along the underneath of the Canard, so probably not possible to use the Q2/Q200 Belly board, if you are wondering why there are 2 versions.

Br

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 18:06, Michael wrote:
Figured I would post these based on today's discussion. Both sets of plans are available on Quickheads for comparison. Turns out my Q2 has the Tri-Q version (not sure why), so worth checking if you have a new or new-to-you Quickie?

QAC Q2/Q200 Belly Board Plans
Tri-Q Belly Board Drag Brake (Option)

The primary difference is in location, geometry, and materials:
  1. The QAC version uses a carbon board originally sold as part of an upgrade kit, while the Tri-Q version uses the foam cut from the fuselage.
  2. From the hinge, the QAC version is a long & tall rectangle, while the Tri-Q version is a narrow & wide rectangle.
  3. The QAC version is located between the canard spar and under the forward part of the fuel tank (see last page of PDF), while the Tri-Q version goes behind the seat back bulkhead in the baggage/landing gear area (see last figure).
Both versions hinge from the rear and "scoop" air up from the front; although Jerry Marstall has flipped his around for reasons he explains. Haven't flown mine yet, so hopefully some experienced Q-drivers can chime in on what (if any) handling differences exist between the two versions...

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


Re: Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

For which? The reflexer or belly board?

-------- Original message --------
From: smeshno1@...
Date: 12/13/20 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 What is the mechanical/drive motor you used?  


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
Mac server from. ACS.  Yes, there is an indicator for server. You have to figure how you want server to hook to ailerons to reflex.
I dont think electric belly board is of value.

-------- Original message --------
From: smeshno1@...
Date: 12/13/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

 I like this idea, Jerry. Do tell the parts involved please. Also.. you have an indicator of some sort for reflex 
position for takeoff? My first thoughts are aerodynamics would be improved with your system as well as
constant trim under thumb being an intuitive process.  

 My first CFI was a hard nosed airforce instructor that flew combat in Korea and Viet Nam. 

 He demanded I remain in a trimmed aircraft all the time. Forward hinged belly board also electric
 is another one added to the list of items to track down. 

 Vern    


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards
 
To the contrary, I have my reflexer electric and operated by the trim button on my stick. I do not have elevator trim.  I use the reflexer for pitch trim.  I am trimming all the time, depending upon stick pressures. That way I am always flying a trimmed airplane.

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 9:44 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Already made a new lever with the ratchet, but it's easy enough to lock in or out either end. 

As the rest is already there, manual sounds the easiest option for me with a new bit of leverage sorted out.

Went with the manual reflex for those same reasons, also keeping power consumption low and weight down.

Sometimes 2 cents is worth a fortune Jerry.

Rich T.

On 13/12/2020 12:44, Jerry Marstall wrote:
My 2-cents. Manual is faster to deploy and bring up.. No needed for incremental use ( no notches in lever). It's either full up or full down.  
Jerry 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/13/20 5:09 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Good idea Richard, Van's flap motor. gives more options. Thanks.

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 20:54, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD wrote:
From my personal experience of having flown both I prefer the TriQ brake over the forward belly board. The placement does not cause the pitch change that we experienced with Doug's old Q2. We turned our original TriQ board around from the original rear hinge to the front due to seeing it flutter in flight. With the hinge on the front side we no longer ended up with exhaust smells in the cockpit during landings and the plane experienced an overall speed increase (door no longer grabbing air in the fludder) it can also handle being on a servo with a front hinge or even the Van's flap motor so you can see the degrees of deployment. 

Richard 

-------- Original message --------
From: Richard Thomson <richard@...>
Date: 12/12/20 3:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Tri-Q vs QAC Belly Boards

Hi Michael,

On my TriQ I have similar concerns to those Jerry notes in the mod write up, in fact when I got it, the belly board had been bolted shut and the handle was removed. I have replaced it to the TriQ plan, but it does sit slightly proud, at the corners, so for me Jerry's mod is something I will look to do on mine next year after we have got it flying.

The Triq nose gear fits along the underneath of the Canard, so probably not possible to use the Q2/Q200 Belly board, if you are wondering why there are 2 versions.

Br

Rich T.

On 12/12/2020 18:06, Michael wrote:
Figured I would post these based on today's discussion. Both sets of plans are available on Quickheads for comparison. Turns out my Q2 has the Tri-Q version (not sure why), so worth checking if you have a new or new-to-you Quickie?

QAC Q2/Q200 Belly Board Plans
Tri-Q Belly Board Drag Brake (Option)

The primary difference is in location, geometry, and materials:
  1. The QAC version uses a carbon board originally sold as part of an upgrade kit, while the Tri-Q version uses the foam cut from the fuselage.
  2. From the hinge, the QAC version is a long & tall rectangle, while the Tri-Q version is a narrow & wide rectangle.
  3. The QAC version is located between the canard spar and under the forward part of the fuel tank (see last page of PDF), while the Tri-Q version goes behind the seat back bulkhead in the baggage/landing gear area (see last figure).
Both versions hinge from the rear and "scoop" air up from the front; although Jerry Marstall has flipped his around for reasons he explains. Haven't flown mine yet, so hopefully some experienced Q-drivers can chime in on what (if any) handling differences exist between the two versions...

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


Re: Fuselage assembly

Chris Walterson
 

Cody-------------  Here is a picture of as far as I went with the fuselage before I installed the wing and canard.----  Chris



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Re: Fuselage assembly

Chris Walterson
 

Cody-----------  I have started to build my Q about two years ago. I think I built the fuselage to the plans. I made the header tank with lots of epoxi and then attach it to the front turtle deck upside down so gravity helps you. I then pressure tested with a balloon and attached the entire assembly to the fuselage. Tape the outside together and do the inside when you flip the  fuselage and do the cutout for the canard. Tape the inside wing to fuselage joint also when it is flipped. Do not install the dash until all the taping is done.

 My main fuel tank was to plans with lots of epoxi. I did make a five inch round hole on top of the tank under the pilots butt and the passengers butt.  This had a glass to glass edge.  I marked on the fuselage the outside of the fuel tank, removed tank and used wet flox  on the edges of both the fuel tank and the fuselage. Lay then both together and reach in the inspection holes and do a good finger wipe to the excess flox. Do a good flox joint on the outside also.  Weigh it down and come back in about 8 hrs and do the glass layup. I then layed up I think 5 layers of ten ounce on a sheet. Let it harden and then cut a 5 inch round circle and flox it to the inspection holes with another layer of ten ounce going onto the tank. After it hardens I again pressure test it with the balloon. This time I had the smallest pin hole leak where my filler is so get out the shop vac and set it into the fuel tank and pull a vaccuum.  Heat up the pin hole with a hair blower and heat up some epoxi and let it be drawn into the leak.  No more problem.  I built my Super Quicke fuel tank this way and it also worked great.

I think on the plans it says to install the sump in a certain spot, but if I remember I measured  and installed mine at the back of the tank hoping that is the lowest spot.

One thing that may help is to install the fuel tank maybe a 1/2 to 1 inch further back to give you a bit of fudge factor. If you make your canard a touch too wide you may have elevator tube clearance problems with the fuel tank  because the wing has sweep built in.

 Also, it was in one of the newsletter to make your back of the main fuselage table slideable. This is very handy for sliding the tail back and forth while doing the connection tabs, reflexor, taping etc.

 Another thing I did was to install my com antenna and pitot tube inside my vertical stab.

 There is many other things to do and if you can't figure it out, lots of bin there done that on this site. Just ask.

 Going into the shop to lay up the canard root fairing.----- take care---------------  Chris




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Re: saturday Zoom session

Mike Dwyer
 

FYI for you video making guys and gals... If you are running an Android Tablet and want to include the video from it, there is a free APP called "Mobizen" that allows you to capture the Android screen as a video file on your phone/tablet.  It's great!  
Fly Safe,
Mike Dwyer

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


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 3:20 PM Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Michel
I just use a 7" Galaxy tablet with Avare which communicates with my autopilot via Bluetooth. It's nice....no wires to tangle up. It's a fantastic cross-country aircraft when everything gets set up. Comfortable for long flights especially since the autopilot lets me enjoy the scenery.
Dave D


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 2:42 PM, Michel Royer
<royerm2@...> wrote:
Thx Dave....

I was never a fan of suction cup being afraid of having it falling, but from your experience it seems to be
holding good if you have been using it for that long.

I will be trying it out as it would be a perfect setup for me as I have no room on the panel..
Regards


Re: Mass balance

Chris Walterson
 

Thanks Jay.  Clears it all up-------------  Chris


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Re: Dave and Jay videos!!!

Dave Dugas
 

Thanks Bruce. Jay may have incorporated a couple more "improvements" but we're still breaking the fun barrier. Yesssah.


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 11:21 AM, Bruce Crain
<jcrain2@...> wrote:
Man I loved those videos you two posted!!  If I were still building those would definitely give me a shot in the "go get em"!  Nice landing also you guys!
Thank you!
Bruce Crain



Re: saturday Zoom session

Dave Dugas
 

Michel
I just use a 7" Galaxy tablet with Avare which communicates with my autopilot via Bluetooth. It's nice....no wires to tangle up. It's a fantastic cross-country aircraft when everything gets set up. Comfortable for long flights especially since the autopilot lets me enjoy the scenery.
Dave D


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 2:42 PM, Michel Royer
<royerm2@...> wrote:
Thx Dave....

I was never a fan of suction cup being afraid of having it falling, but from your experience it seems to be
holding good if you have been using it for that long.

I will be trying it out as it would be a perfect setup for me as I have no room on the panel..
Regards


Re: saturday Zoom session

Michel Royer
 

Thx Dave....

I was never a fan of suction cup being afraid of having it falling, but from your experience it seems to be
holding good if you have been using it for that long.

I will be trying it out as it would be a perfect setup for me as I have no room on the panel..
Regards


Re: Fuselage assembly

Jeffrey Bevilacqua <jlbevila@...>
 

Correct. UL power 350IS. Just finishing up the new cowling. Then will do my first engine start. I would have already been flying if I used the smaller engine to fit my cowl. Thanks for the advise Richard. 


On Dec 13, 2020, at 10:37 AM, Richard Kaczmarek 3RD <fastlittleairplanes@...> wrote:

Unfortunately we have had experience with the different types of tank slosh and like I believe Sam said don't do it. If you want to check the tank don't put fuel in instead do a 24 hour balloon test. Refresh my memory you have the ULPower on the Dragonfly correct?

Richard


Re: Fuselage assembly

Richard Kaczmarek 3RD
 

Unfortunately we have had experience with the different types of tank slosh and like I believe Sam said don't do it. If you want to check the tank don't put fuel in instead do a 24 hour balloon test. Refresh my memory you have the ULPower on the Dragonfly correct?

Richard

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