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planos

joseluisrodriguezmartinez21 <joseluisrodriguezmartinez21@...>
 

Good morning, the group from Spain wanted to ask a question
I want to build a 200-q, where the best place to get
that the Internet is what all this incomplete
Please help me I would love to build the plane.
otherwise there is a site that have the metal?
thanks and best regards
jose luis


EAA's Experimenter, it's FREE!!

Patrick Panzera <panzera@...>
 

Friends,

It has come to my attention that far too many people have come to the
INACCURATE conclusion that EAA's rebirth of EXPERIMENTER is for
members only or that it costs money to become a subscriber.

Neither of these ideas are true. It's 100% free and you DO NOT need
to be an EAA member in order to subscribe and continue receiving it
free in your e-mail inbox each month.

All you have to do is click on the link below, enjoy what you see and
hit the big green button if you'd like to keep receiving the monthly
eNewsletter. You will only be asked your first and last name and your
e-mail address. You won't get spammed as a result of signing up.

www.eaa.org/experimenter/issues/0901.html


Additionally, in the lower right-hand corner of the page that comes
up when you click the link above you'll find a link to a
questionnaire. There are four questions to answer and the results
will go directly to the editorial staff at EAA, not to some wonk who
will compile the answers in a neat little binder and sit on them.
Your comments are very important, EAA member or not, and will not
fall on deaf ears.

Enough of you have complained about EAA's inattention to the
homebuilding community that they are trying to do something about it.
This new eNewsletter is only the beginning and your comments will
help shape the things to come.

We are already working on the next issue and are using the comments
thus far received to guide the selection of content for subsequent
issues, so the questionnaire input is working.

Thanks!!!

And please do me a favor and forward this on to anyone you think
might be remotely interested, even other e-mail groups.

Pat
Editor@...

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I apologize if you get this more than once. It just means that you
and I are on more than one e-mail list together.


Parts Lists for Q1 Kit, Q2 Kit, Q200 Installation Kit, and TriQ Landing Gear.

techcodeware <blsh948@...>
 

In the "Files" section I have placed parts lists for
the Q1 Kit, Q2 Kit, Q200 Installation Kit, and the TriQ Landing Gear
Kit.

The File is titled: "Quickie Aircraft Parts Lists".


Parts Lists for Q200 Installation Kit, and TriQ Landing Gear Kit

techcodeware <blsh948@...>
 

In the "Files" section I have placed parts lists for
the Q200 Installation Kit and the TriQ Landing Gear Kit.

The File is titled: "Quickie Aircraft Parts Lists".


Re: Night Flight Survey

Richard Thomson
 

Hi Mike,
I passed the Night rating back in 1991, but unlike a lot of advice my
instructor gave me, the one piece that always stuck in my mind was the
emergency landing procedure - Fly the aircraft to 50 feet AGL, switch on the
landing light, if you like what you see carry on and land normally,
otherwise switch it off !! I wonder why that was so memorable ?

Richard Thomson
TriQ 200 G BMFN


Re: Night Flying in a Q200

HAROLD DIRKS
 

We have 2 lights mounted on the top of our belly-board that work great. They are
only permitted to light when the board is fully extended. A limit switch shuts them off
when the board is retracted, even though the panel light switch may be ON. One light is
aimed to shine straight ahead and the other shines more in a downward direction
to better light up the runway right around the touchdown point.

HR Dirks N32DK

----- Original Message -----
From: DUG<mailto:q2@...>
To: Q-LIST@...<mailto:Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Night Flying in a Q200


Jim Doyle who sometimes peruses this list built this light into his front cowl (I currently own the plane and am in process of doing a rebuild on the C-85 that he put 900+ hours in his Q with)

http://cactusgrass.com/N56DW/images/triqfrontview.jpg<http://cactusgrass.com/N56DW/images/triqfrontview.jpg>

DUG
(Doug Tenney)
Boise, ID
N56DW (currently in process of putting instruments and motor back together)

________________________________
From: Bob Farnam <bfarnam@...<mailto:bfarnam%40pacbell.net>>
To: Q-LIST@...<mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 3:06:24 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Night Flying in a Q200

I've gotten night current several times in the Q, but I don't like
landing at night very much. I have a hard time judging height. I have
often thought, but not tried it, that a landing light under the belly
aimed at the left wheel pant which would light up the wheel and ground
just below it, would be useful.
Bob


Re: Flatproofing

Peter Harris <peterjfharris@...>
 

Paul

Re tire filling I agree it is too heavy. I thought there was some do it
yourself stuff that would activate to stop leaks. Will keep looking.



Re the tail cone attachment I thought an internal flange like an internal
sleeve could be glassed in place inside the tail cone and that would take
most of the load . Foam would need to be removed and the sleeve bonded to
the inner and also internally to the outer skin. Likewise the hull foam
would need to be replaced and reinforced and a few attachments to hold the
assembly together.

Ie make a sleeve to take most of the load and the few attachments are there
just to hold it in place.

Peter



_____

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Paul Spackman
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 1:16 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Hinge



Peter,
At this point I have the Al tabs built and will most likely use the
tried and proven but I have sent an email to see what sort of radius
this hinge will take.

Foam tire fill;
I was quoted $22.00 per tire but the 7 LBS per tire is what made me
lose interest in the foam.--- In Q-LIST@yahoogroups.
<mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com, "Peter
Harris" <peterjfharris@...> wrote:

Paul

Would you use the hinge as a means of attachment? Do you think it
possible
to get the wire in and out OK?

Peter



_____

From: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
[mailto:Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com] On
Behalf Of
Paul Spackman
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 9:09 AM
To: Q-LIST@yahoogroups. <mailto:Q-LIST%40yahoogroups.com> com
Subject: [Q-LIST] Hinge



I ran across this link while doing a little research from Sam's
suggestion about Mike B.'s hinge method. This is a carbon fiber
piano
hinge with some neat pin fasteners. Pricey to be sure but has some
great possibilities.

http://www.carbinge
<http://www.carbinge <http://www.carbinge.com/index.html> .com/index.html>
.com/index.html

Paul







FW: tyre flatproofing

Peter Harris <peterjfharris@...>
 

That is about 3 X the price of the tire and would add 13LB to the weight.

Peter

_____

From: Sales [mailto:sales@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 12:32 PM
To: 'Peter Harris'
Cc: Patrick Watton
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Peter,



Our listings show that this tyre (4.00 - 5 Aircraft) takes 6 kg each
(approx.).



Price would therefore be:



6 kg x $7.20 / kg = $43.20 each (+ GST)



Return freight would also be to your account.



We would need your tyre / wheel assembly for 2 business days to process for
you.



If you wish to proceed with this in Sydney please contact Patrick (see C.c.
in email header).



Kind regards,







Mark Bloxham

BEARCAT TYRES Pty. Limited

Sydney, AUSTRALIA | Tel: + 61 2 9688 8888 | Fax: + 61 2 9688 8800



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Harris [mailto:peterjfharris@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 11:54 AM
To: 'Sales'
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Thanks Mark,

The tyres are 4.00 X 5 and mount on split rims.

What would be the weight and cost to fill a pair of these?

Thanks

Peter



_____

From: Sales [mailto:sales@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 9:24 AM
To: 'Peter Harris'
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Peter,



I am guessing that you are involved with Ultralight aircraft using non-paved
landing/take-off sites with "small" tyres, inflated at low inflation
pressures.



If this is the case we would recommend the ARNCO Superflex product.



This product weighs 1.03 kg/litre (just a little more than water - 1.00).
We have a set of tables provided by ARNCO listing the respective capacity of
almost all tyre sizes.



We can provide you a quote upon receipt of the tyre size in question.



Yes the tyre and wheel assembly needs to be delivered to one of our (or our
dealers) locations. We are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and
Perth. We have a network of speciality tyre dealers with a further 9
locations around the country.



Superflex for your application will provide complete puncture protection - I
would even hazard a guess that it (tyre and fill) will last the full life of
your aircraft.



We look forward to being of service.



Web Site: http://www.bearcat.com.au <http://www.bearcat.com.au/>

Tyre Fill: http://www.bearcat.com.au/services.php?service_id=8
<http://www.bearcat.com.au/services.php?service_id=8&list_service_type>
&list_service_type=

Contact: http://www.bearcat.com.au/enquiries.php





Regards,





Mark Bloxham

BEARCAT TYRES Pty. Limited

Sydney, AUSTRALIA | Tel: + 61 2 9688 8888 | Fax: + 61 2 9688 8800



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Harris [mailto:peterjfharris@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 8:44 AM
To: 'Sales'
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Mark

Does that mean that I would need to take the tyre/wheel assembly to a
Bearcat distributor to get them filled?

Can you advise what is the product offered here and what is the mass density
ie KG/M3 or in Gm/cc?

Thanks

Peter

_____

From: Sales [mailto:sales@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 7:10 AM
To: 'Peter Harris'
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Dear Mr. Harris,



We are indeed the distributors for Arnco products in Australia, however we
do not as yet have sufficient interest from the Australian market to support
the installation of the Ultralight product (it requires different
installation machinery that is quite expensive).



We do offer the standard range of flatproofing products through our five (5)
Australian locations.



Regards,







Mark Bloxham

BEARCAT TYRES Pty. Limited

Sydney, AUSTRALIA | Tel: + 61 2 9688 8888 | Fax: + 61 2 9688 8800

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-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Harris [mailto:peterjfharris@...]
Sent: Friday, 23 January 2009 11:52 AM
To: sales@...
Subject: tyre flatproofing



Hello,

Do you supply the Arnco "Ultralite Foam Fill" product?

I am one of a global group of pilot enthusiasts and may have an application
for this product which would improve safety.

Can you advise price, availability and how to use it?

Thanks

Peter Harris


Re: Hinge

Paul Spackman
 

Peter,
Just recieved this reply on the Carbinge:

Thank you for your inquiry, Paul,



I'm not sure of the answer to that, but the following may help. I
just took a piece of Carbinge and bent it around to about a 10"
diameter (5" radius) and did not feel that I was approaching the end
point. The hinge went back straight when I released the bend.



The larger question possibly would be how well the pin can be
expected to follow your tight radius and how long you need the pin
to be. If you pre-bend the pin this may allow it to go to place
more easily.



I would expect you'd need to use two or three pieces of carbinge
around the circumference of the part rather than trying to wrap one
piece all the way around or close to that and then you would insert
individual pins into those lengths of Carbinge.



Does this help?



Regards,
John Barrett

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Peter Harris" <peterjfharris@...>
wrote:

Paul

Would you use the hinge as a means of attachment? Do you think it
possible
to get the wire in and out OK?

Peter



_____

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On
Behalf Of
Paul Spackman
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 9:09 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Hinge



I ran across this link while doing a little research from Sam's
suggestion about Mike B.'s hinge method. This is a carbon fiber
piano
hinge with some neat pin fasteners. Pricey to be sure but has some
great possibilities.

http://www.carbinge
<http://www.carbinge.com/index.html> .com/index.html

Paul





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Hinge

Paul Spackman
 

Peter,
At this point I have the Al tabs built and will most likely use the
tried and proven but I have sent an email to see what sort of radius
this hinge will take.

Foam tire fill;
I was quoted $22.00 per tire but the 7 LBS per tire is what made me
lose interest in the foam.--- In Q-LIST@..., "Peter
Harris" <peterjfharris@...> wrote:

Paul

Would you use the hinge as a means of attachment? Do you think it
possible
to get the wire in and out OK?

Peter



_____

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On
Behalf Of
Paul Spackman
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 9:09 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Hinge



I ran across this link while doing a little research from Sam's
suggestion about Mike B.'s hinge method. This is a carbon fiber
piano
hinge with some neat pin fasteners. Pricey to be sure but has some
great possibilities.

http://www.carbinge
<http://www.carbinge.com/index.html> .com/index.html

Paul







Re: Night Flight Survey

Jason Kramb
 

From the report, its seems like it didn't much matter if this happened at
night or during the day. Lose an engine (in a very rare and uncommon
failure like that) in an area that doesn't offer much of anywhere to glide
to, and its probably gonna be a bad day no matter what.

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Allan Farr <afarr@...> wrote:

Think my previous "send" didn't work. Apologies if this comes through
twice.

Call me cautious, but you won't catch me up at night in a small a/c,
especially a single-engined homebuilt. Have a look at
http://www.caa.govt.nz/Accident_Reports/ZK-FGF_Fatal_25Dec1999.pdf
Allan
NZ

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Buckley
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Night Flight Survey


Hmm.

The main problem with night flying a single is where to put it down if the
fan stops, and especially so with a high performance Quickie.
Trees, fences, poles, barns etc are simply invisible.

And it is asking for trouble on a marginally lit runway.
The only height judgement available would be by the runway edge lights,
and that takes practice.
And there will be limited peripheral clues.

You could fit a radar altimeter, of course .........................

Ciao

Paul B.

Cheshire, England.
TriQ-200.........Yeah, I know! ...still building :-(

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Dwyer
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 12:38 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Night Flight Survey

Hey Guys,
I'd love to hear from anyone operating a tail dragger Q or D-Fly at
night... Anybody? I know Sam took off and landed at night on his great
cross country trek but anybody else? The tail dragger might be a
handful on a dark runway. One day Sebring FL had just paved their
runway with the darkest black pavement and I had a heck of a time
judging my height in the daytime!

So Night operators would you...
1) Only operate at dusk?
2) Consider it an emergency landing?
3) Consider a well lit airport.

Fly Safe!
Mike Q200 N3QP

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Re: Night Flight Survey

Mike Perry
 

After reading Allan Farr's e-mail on night flying I have a few comments on safety.

In 1980 I lived in the mountains in Arizona. One of my partners was a pilot, and we were both interested in safety issues. Studying the available (limited) facts we came to a few rules of thumb:

Flying is not as safe as driving on a freeway or divided highway. Flying in the daytime is about as safe as driving on a two lane rural road. Flying at night doubles your risk.
Flying in mountains doubles your risk.
Flying in weather doubles your risk.
These factors multiply -- That is, flying in bad weather at night in mountains is about 8 times as risky as flying in good weather, daytime, and no mountains.

For what it's worth, riding a motorcycle is about 8 times as risky as riding in a car on a two lane road, and about 30 times as risky as riding on a freeway or divided highway in a car.

These numbers are crude approximations at best, but they do show the trends.

Mike Perry


Re: Night Flight Survey

Mike Perry
 

" Does the FAA require a landing light for night flight??" 91.205 (c) (4) says "If the aircraft is operated for hire, one electric landing light." By definition Experimentals are not "operated for hire." Position lights and anti-collision lights are required. (91.205 (c) (2,3))

Altho these are the rules for certified aircraft, similar rules are generally in the operating limitations of experimentals.

Mike Perry

L.J. French wrote:


Currently my flying Tri-Q200 doesn't fit your description of a tail
dragger, but the aircraft I am working on now will be. I fly my Tri-Q all of
the time at night and it has a landing light in the cowling. However, it may
surprise you that I do not intend to install a landing light in my tail
dragger for night flight because I land just as good with the landing light
turned on as I do without the landing light and so I don't even turn it on
most of the time. I use the runway lights on the side of the runway as the
reference and would not land on an unlit runway by choice. If it is light
enough outside to see an unlit runway and set up on it then no problem. If
it is too dark to see an unlit runway and set up on it then it is a moot
point. Lighted runways for me. The landing light is sometimes nice to turn
on in traffic so others can see me better.
Does the FAA require a landing light for night flight??

~LJ

,___


Re: Night Flight Survey

L.J. French <LJFrench@...>
 

Currently my flying Tri-Q200 doesn't fit your description of a tail dragger, but the aircraft I am working on now will be. I fly my Tri-Q all of the time at night and it has a landing light in the cowling. However, it may surprise you that I do not intend to install a landing light in my tail dragger for night flight because I land just as good with the landing light turned on as I do without the landing light and so I don't even turn it on most of the time. I use the runway lights on the side of the runway as the reference and would not land on an unlit runway by choice. If it is light enough outside to see an unlit runway and set up on it then no problem. If it is too dark to see an unlit runway and set up on it then it is a moot point. Lighted runways for me. The landing light is sometimes nice to turn on in traffic so others can see me better.
Does the FAA require a landing light for night flight??

~LJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Dwyer" <mdwyer@...>
To: <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 6:38 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Night Flight Survey


Hey Guys,
I'd love to hear from anyone operating a tail dragger Q or D-Fly at
night... Anybody? I know Sam took off and landed at night on his great
cross country trek but anybody else? The tail dragger might be a
handful on a dark runway. One day Sebring FL had just paved their
runway with the darkest black pavement and I had a heck of a time
judging my height in the daytime!

So Night operators would you...
1) Only operate at dusk?
2) Consider it an emergency landing?
3) Consider a well lit airport.


Fly Safe!
Mike Q200 N3QP

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Yahoo! Groups Links



Night Flight Survey

Quickieflying <quickieflying@...>
 

Mike,
I've made 2 night landings in my GU Q and 3 in my LS1 Q, only 2 of those were on a
real small airport. As long as the lighting is good, it's really no different.

David Hiatt
Q200 in Seattle

Hey Guys,
I'd love to hear from anyone operating a tail dragger Q or D-Fly at
night... Anybody? I know Sam took off and landed at night on his great
cross country trek but anybody else? The tail dragger might be a
handful on a dark runway. One day Sebring FL had just paved their
runway with the darkest black pavement and I had a heck of a time
judging my height in the daytime!

So Night operators would you...
1) Only operate at dusk?
2) Consider it an emergency landing?
3) Consider a well lit airport.

Fly Safe!
Mike Q200 N3QP


Re: Hinge

Peter Harris <peterjfharris@...>
 

Paul

Would you use the hinge as a means of attachment? Do you think it possible
to get the wire in and out OK?

Peter



_____

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Paul Spackman
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 9:09 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Hinge



I ran across this link while doing a little research from Sam's
suggestion about Mike B.'s hinge method. This is a carbon fiber piano
hinge with some neat pin fasteners. Pricey to be sure but has some
great possibilities.

http://www.carbinge <http://www.carbinge.com/index.html> .com/index.html

Paul


FW: tyre flatproofing

Peter Harris <peterjfharris@...>
 

Fellers

Based on a contact with Bearcat down here they cannot offer their Ultralite
foam which requires very expensive installation equipment, but below are
details of the local product. It weighs a bit more than water ie heavy but
would give lifetime service. Life of the tread that is. I am waiting on a
price to fill the two mains.

Pumping air has always been a PITA for access.

Tread life might be the deciding cost factor.

Peter



_____

From: Sales [mailto:sales@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 9:24 AM
To: 'Peter Harris'
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Peter,



I am guessing that you are involved with Ultralight aircraft using non-paved
landing/take-off sites with "small" tyres, inflated at low inflation
pressures.



If this is the case we would recommend the ARNCO Superflex product.



This product weighs 1.03 kg/litre (just a little more than water - 1.00).
We have a set of tables provided by ARNCO listing the respective capacity of
almost all tyre sizes.



We can provide you a quote upon receipt of the tyre size in question.



Yes the tyre and wheel assembly needs to be delivered to one of our (or our
dealers) locations. We are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and
Perth. We have a network of speciality tyre dealers with a further 9
locations around the country.



Superflex for your application will provide complete puncture protection - I
would even hazard a guess that it (tyre and fill) will last the full life of
your aircraft.



We look forward to being of service.



Web Site: http://www.bearcat.com.au <http://www.bearcat.com.au/>

Tyre Fill: http://www.bearcat.com.au/services.php?service_id=8
<http://www.bearcat.com.au/services.php?service_id=8&list_service_type>
&list_service_type=

Contact: http://www.bearcat.com.au/enquiries.php





Regards,





Mark Bloxham

BEARCAT TYRES Pty. Limited

Sydney, AUSTRALIA | Tel: + 61 2 9688 8888 | Fax: + 61 2 9688 8800



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Harris [mailto:peterjfharris@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 8:44 AM
To: 'Sales'
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Mark

Does that mean that I would need to take the tyre/wheel assembly to a
Bearcat distributor to get them filled?

Can you advise what is the product offered here and what is the mass density
ie KG/M3 or in Gm/cc?

Thanks

Peter

_____

From: Sales [mailto:sales@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2009 7:10 AM
To: 'Peter Harris'
Subject: RE: tyre flatproofing



Dear Mr. Harris,



We are indeed the distributors for Arnco products in Australia, however we
do not as yet have sufficient interest from the Australian market to support
the installation of the Ultralight product (it requires different
installation machinery that is quite expensive).



We do offer the standard range of flatproofing products through our five (5)
Australian locations.



Regards,







Mark Bloxham

BEARCAT TYRES Pty. Limited

Sydney, AUSTRALIA | Tel: + 61 2 9688 8888 | Fax: + 61 2 9688 8800

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-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Harris [mailto:peterjfharris@...]
Sent: Friday, 23 January 2009 11:52 AM
To: sales@...
Subject: tyre flatproofing



Hello,

Do you supply the Arnco "Ultralite Foam Fill" product?

I am one of a global group of pilot enthusiasts and may have an application
for this product which would improve safety.

Can you advise price, availability and how to use it?

Thanks

Peter Harris


Re: Night Flight Survey

Allan Farr
 

Think my previous "send" didn't work. Apologies if this comes through twice.

Call me cautious, but you won't catch me up at night in a small a/c, especially a single-engined homebuilt. Have a look at http://www.caa.govt.nz/Accident_Reports/ZK-FGF_Fatal_25Dec1999.pdf
Allan
NZ

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Buckley
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Night Flight Survey


Hmm.

The main problem with night flying a single is where to put it down if the fan stops, and especially so with a high performance Quickie.
Trees, fences, poles, barns etc are simply invisible.

And it is asking for trouble on a marginally lit runway.
The only height judgement available would be by the runway edge lights, and that takes practice.
And there will be limited peripheral clues.

You could fit a radar altimeter, of course .........................

Ciao

Paul B.

Cheshire, England.
TriQ-200.........Yeah, I know! ...still building :-(

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Dwyer
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 12:38 AM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Night Flight Survey

Hey Guys,
I'd love to hear from anyone operating a tail dragger Q or D-Fly at
night... Anybody? I know Sam took off and landed at night on his great
cross country trek but anybody else? The tail dragger might be a
handful on a dark runway. One day Sebring FL had just paved their
runway with the darkest black pavement and I had a heck of a time
judging my height in the daytime!

So Night operators would you...
1) Only operate at dusk?
2) Consider it an emergency landing?
3) Consider a well lit airport.

Fly Safe!
Mike Q200 N3QP

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Hinge

Paul Spackman
 

I ran across this link while doing a little research from Sam's
suggestion about Mike B.'s hinge method. This is a carbon fiber piano
hinge with some neat pin fasteners. Pricey to be sure but has some
great possibilities.

http://www.carbinge.com/index.html

Paul


Re: Night Flying in a Q200

Allan Farr
 

Call me cautious, but you won't catch me up at night in a small a/c, especially a single-engined homebuilt. Have a look at http://www.caa.govt.nz/Accident_Reports/ZK-FGF_Fatal_25Dec1999.pdf
Allan
NZ

----- Original Message -----
From: DUG
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Night Flying in a Q200


Jim Doyle who sometimes peruses this list built this light into his front cowl (I currently own the plane and am in process of doing a rebuild on the C-85 that he put 900+ hours in his Q with)

http://cactusgrass.com/N56DW/images/triqfrontview.jpg

DUG
(Doug Tenney)
Boise, ID
N56DW (currently in process of putting instruments and motor back together)

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From: Bob Farnam <bfarnam@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 3:06:24 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Night Flying in a Q200

I've gotten night current several times in the Q, but I don't like
landing at night very much. I have a hard time judging height. I have
often thought, but not tried it, that a landing light under the belly
aimed at the left wheel pant which would light up the wheel and ground
just below it, would be useful.
Bob