Date   

Beatrice 2010

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

Alan, I just got the DVD pack. It is wonderful. It made me feel like I was there. Your production is fantastic. I can't imagine the hours it took to put this all together.

For those who haven't ordered theirs yet, it is certainly worth the price of admission. Some really good flying shots and lots of "discussion".
Great job Alan,
See ya at Sam's
Jerry


Re: Barnstormer ad: Quickie Q2 C-GMBK

quickheads
 

The QBA ad mentioned in the Barnstormers ad is here:

http://tinyurl.com/4bck6wf

Just FYI. This is Dr. Steve's plane, and Rene Robertson and Brad Baerg are helping his wife to advertise it.

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com

--- In Q-LIST@..., "John Loram" <johnl@...> wrote:

QUICKIE Q2 C-GMBK . $15,000 . AVAILABLE FOR SALE . Nice flying Revmaster
powered Q2. 2369 TT airframe. Engine less than 100 SN. See quickheads for
info . Contact Rene P. Robertson, Friend of Owner - located Maple Ridge, BC
Canada . Telephone: 604-472-2668 . 604-200-1746 . Posted February 21, 2011 .
Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser . Recommend This Ad to a Friend .
Email Advertiser . Save to Watchlist . Report This Ad . Finance



Barnstormer:
http://www.barnstormers.com/ad_detail.php?ID=522417

-john-


Re: Barnstormer ad: Quickie Q2 C-GMBK

Rene Robertson <q2robertson@...>
 

Hi Guys,

Dr. Steve's wife has decided to sell Steve's airplane.  Brad Baerg and myself
are helping her sell it.  I've posted it with a few pictures on quickheads.com. 
If anyone is interested shoot me or Brad an email direct.  It's a very nice
flying Q2 that has a new Revmaster on it (less than 100 hours since new).  Very
nice panel.  $15000.00

I'll also be posting Dr. Steve's Jabiru 3300.  Comes complete with all
accessories and has less than 200 hours on it.  It did have a significant prop
strike and will need dismantle/inspect.  Asking $8000.00

Thanks
Rene
Q2 C-GTCA

 



________________________________
From: John Loram <johnl@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Mon, February 21, 2011 5:53:39 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Barnstormer ad: Quickie Q2 C-GMBK

 
QUICKIE Q2 C-GMBK . $15,000 . AVAILABLE FOR SALE . Nice flying Revmaster
powered Q2. 2369 TT airframe. Engine less than 100 SN. See quickheads for
info . Contact Rene P. Robertson, Friend of Owner - located Maple Ridge, BC
Canada . Telephone: 604-472-2668 . 604-200-1746 . Posted February 21, 2011 .
Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser . Recommend This Ad to a Friend .
Email Advertiser . Save to Watchlist . Report This Ad . Finance

Barnstormer:
http://www.barnstormers.com/ad_detail.php?ID=522417

-john-


Barnstormer ad: Quickie Q2 C-GMBK

John Loram <johnl@...>
 

QUICKIE Q2 C-GMBK . $15,000 . AVAILABLE FOR SALE . Nice flying Revmaster
powered Q2. 2369 TT airframe. Engine less than 100 SN. See quickheads for
info . Contact Rene P. Robertson, Friend of Owner - located Maple Ridge, BC
Canada . Telephone: 604-472-2668 . 604-200-1746 . Posted February 21, 2011 .
Show all Ads posted by this Advertiser . Recommend This Ad to a Friend .
Email Advertiser . Save to Watchlist . Report This Ad . Finance



Barnstormer:
http://www.barnstormers.com/ad_detail.php?ID=522417

-john-


Re: Flight Report

Sam Hoskins
 

It's all great, Mike.

Sam

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Mike D <q2pilot@...> wrote:




Note 1: I love my Q.
The mission today was for the wife and I to meet two other airplanes in
Ocala FL for Lunch. That's about 45 min as the Q flies from home base. The
wind showed 10 knots on my nose, no problem. As we were taxing out I see my
buddy coming back in his Lightning..(http://www.flylightning.net/). I
found out later that his carb heat control wire broke and the knob came out
in his hand... never a good sign. Oh well now there is still one friend to
meet there. He's flying from ZPH in his RV6a. Off from PIE we stayed low
going North, like 400 feet over Tampa bay and up the canal to Lake Tarpon
where we started a climb to our cruising altitude of 3000 feet +-500 feet +-
20 degrees of heading, hey no reason to work hard at holding a heading.
Turned on some Jos Stone from the MP3 player and we droned on. Ocala has
always had lots of private jets and it's only recently got a control tower.
They had me report a 3 mile base for 36 with two other airplanes inbound
somewhere... I followed the Cessna on 2 mile final and made an ok landing,
not a squeaker but didn't bounce back up in the air. A 1940 Howard pulled in
and parked next to us. Nice guy. He said it goes 170 mph. I said wow, I'm
doing 170 at 5 GPH, he looked like he almost had a stroke cause he uses more
like 36 GPH! See note 1 above.

It was getting toward 1 pm and my RV6a buddy hadn't shown yet. He's always
late anyway. This time I told him 11:30 knowing we'd be there at 12:00. So
we had lunch and made it back out to the plane. We taxied to the end of 36
in Ocala and there's my buddy #2 for the airport. At least he made it a
little after 1pm. The tower had me take off before him as a small blimp was
slowly flying over the airport. Really wanted to ask permission to buzz the
blimp but I doubted they have my sense of humor so I refrained...

Next week is the George Read Memorial flyin at Twelve Oaks, a 2600' grass
strip. Years ago I made it in there with George in the right seat, somewhat
scary. George test flew the Q200 that I built. He passed away a few years
ago. Now the trees on the end are taller and the runway has several sand
pits. Not Q capable. I buzzed the field and my friend Gary came out waving
his arms wildly to say Hi. He knew I wasn't landing, just saying Hi.

As we climbed back to the crazy high altitude of 3000 feet the smoke and
haze was pretty bad. We Floridians get spoiled with the normal 20 mile+ vis
but today at times was pretty bad. Put the Jos Stone back on and we droned
into the haze. Will all my new fangled EFIS and moving map a little haze is
no problem. Back in the old days I remember a trip to the Keys when the the
sky, water, everything was the same gray haze, no horizon what so ever...
and I turned back. Now I'm much more capable with all this electronics as
long as it keeps working!

Back in the Tampa area the tower tells me to do a left downwind for 36R.
I'm close in downwind ready to turn base when a Coast Guard C130 calls ready
for take off. The tower tells him to hold short for landing traffic (me).
He's burning all that JetA and I'm paying for it so I keep it in close, real
close. No final at all, just a swooping left turn right over the numbers...
If the C130 was looking out their window they were probably jealous that I
could do that... no in after thought they probably like being able to get
up, stretch their legs, and get a cup of coffee while flying...

Another ok, not a squeaker landing and we taxi back to the hangar, one more
successful mission. Probably put 1.5 hours on the clock, don't really care
cause I'm not paying $160 an hour. See Note 1 above.

Mike Q200 N3QP KPIE


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Spring fling

Kevin Boddicker
 

Fellow aviators and builders,
The Tandem Wing Spring Fling will be held May 13,14,15. KDEH
Fisher, Paul, one each, is in charge of the weather this year.
I have attached the url for the event. Hope to see everyone there.
Let me know if you have any questions.

http://www.quickheads.com/2011-tandem-wing-spring-fling.html

Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 196 hrs
Luana, IA.


Flight Report

Mike Dwyer
 

Note 1: I love my Q.
The mission today was for the wife and I to meet two other airplanes in Ocala FL for Lunch. That's about 45 min as the Q flies from home base. The wind showed 10 knots on my nose, no problem. As we were taxing out I see my buddy coming back in his Lightning..(http://www.flylightning.net/). I found out later that his carb heat control wire broke and the knob came out in his hand... never a good sign. Oh well now there is still one friend to meet there. He's flying from ZPH in his RV6a. Off from PIE we stayed low going North, like 400 feet over Tampa bay and up the canal to Lake Tarpon where we started a climb to our cruising altitude of 3000 feet +-500 feet +- 20 degrees of heading, hey no reason to work hard at holding a heading. Turned on some Jos Stone from the MP3 player and we droned on. Ocala has always had lots of private jets and it's only recently got a control tower. They had me report a 3 mile base for 36 with two other airplanes inbound somewhere... I followed the Cessna on 2 mile final and made an ok landing, not a squeaker but didn't bounce back up in the air. A 1940 Howard pulled in and parked next to us. Nice guy. He said it goes 170 mph. I said wow, I'm doing 170 at 5 GPH, he looked like he almost had a stroke cause he uses more like 36 GPH! See note 1 above.

It was getting toward 1 pm and my RV6a buddy hadn't shown yet. He's always late anyway. This time I told him 11:30 knowing we'd be there at 12:00. So we had lunch and made it back out to the plane. We taxied to the end of 36 in Ocala and there's my buddy #2 for the airport. At least he made it a little after 1pm. The tower had me take off before him as a small blimp was slowly flying over the airport. Really wanted to ask permission to buzz the blimp but I doubted they have my sense of humor so I refrained...

Next week is the George Read Memorial flyin at Twelve Oaks, a 2600' grass strip. Years ago I made it in there with George in the right seat, somewhat scary. George test flew the Q200 that I built. He passed away a few years ago. Now the trees on the end are taller and the runway has several sand pits. Not Q capable. I buzzed the field and my friend Gary came out waving his arms wildly to say Hi. He knew I wasn't landing, just saying Hi.

As we climbed back to the crazy high altitude of 3000 feet the smoke and haze was pretty bad. We Floridians get spoiled with the normal 20 mile+ vis but today at times was pretty bad. Put the Jos Stone back on and we droned into the haze. Will all my new fangled EFIS and moving map a little haze is no problem. Back in the old days I remember a trip to the Keys when the the sky, water, everything was the same gray haze, no horizon what so ever... and I turned back. Now I'm much more capable with all this electronics as long as it keeps working!

Back in the Tampa area the tower tells me to do a left downwind for 36R. I'm close in downwind ready to turn base when a Coast Guard C130 calls ready for take off. The tower tells him to hold short for landing traffic (me). He's burning all that JetA and I'm paying for it so I keep it in close, real close. No final at all, just a swooping left turn right over the numbers... If the C130 was looking out their window they were probably jealous that I could do that... no in after thought they probably like being able to get up, stretch their legs, and get a cup of coffee while flying...

Another ok, not a squeaker landing and we taxi back to the hangar, one more successful mission. Probably put 1.5 hours on the clock, don't really care cause I'm not paying $160 an hour. See Note 1 above.

Mike Q200 N3QP KPIE


Re: First Flight soon

Martin Skiby
 

Great advise Rick, I always called several other builders in the area and handed them all a yellow note pad. They all walked around and took notes on things that they saw. I would then address everyting on each list prior to being ready. The more eyes on the project the better. The advise on the audience is right on. Just a few people for support and that is all you need. Call it off if you are not comfortable. In our case we have had a test pilot avaialble that has done several first flights in just about everything. It was nice hading it over to him for the first flight and evauation. I am sure you will be just fine and I am really excited for you.

Have fun and enjoy the results of your hard work.

Rick, The bulkheads are in and we are mounting the canopy next week. Also we will be cutting the foam and completing the wings also.

Thanks again for the great work,

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Rick Hole" <r.hole@...> wrote:



We suggest to our builders (Velocity, that is) that they keep their first
plans quiet (not meaning on the forum, but locally). If you have an
audience come to watch your first flight it could be harder to call it off
if you are hesitant for any reason.

That said, it is a good idea to have a couple knowledgeable people around.
We always have at least three people pre-flight without talking to each
other just to try to catch anything out. If not unanimous to "go" we ask
the pilot to delay.

I like to hang a digital voice recorder (video would be ok too) on the
intercom so the pilot can speak his observations. First flight is no place
to write your notes :-) And we take video from the ground as well. It
makes a nice keepsake and if anything is odd it can be a big help in
debugging.

Rick Hole

Sold my Q2 kit, still helping Scott Swing with N1711Q







First Flight soon

Rick Hole
 

We suggest to our builders (Velocity, that is) that they keep their first
plans quiet (not meaning on the forum, but locally). If you have an
audience come to watch your first flight it could be harder to call it off
if you are hesitant for any reason.

That said, it is a good idea to have a couple knowledgeable people around.
We always have at least three people pre-flight without talking to each
other just to try to catch anything out. If not unanimous to "go" we ask
the pilot to delay.

I like to hang a digital voice recorder (video would be ok too) on the
intercom so the pilot can speak his observations. First flight is no place
to write your notes :-) And we take video from the ground as well. It
makes a nice keepsake and if anything is odd it can be a big help in
debugging.

Rick Hole

Sold my Q2 kit, still helping Scott Swing with N1711Q


Re: First Flight soon

Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>
 

Paul,

Very good advise.  I was checking today and found an issue which will delay me
for about five days to a week.  I am certainly glad I checked!

Joseph




________________________________
From: Paul S <wypaul2001@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Thu, February 17, 2011 2:45:02 PM
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: First Flight soon

 
This is an exciting time that you are approaching. Just a few thoughts about
that first flight.

Double check everything on the plane the day before.
Pick a day when the wind is calm.
Fire retardant flight suit is good and available at the surplus store.
Caffeine, if you use it should be held to a min. on flight day.
If you don't feel 100% physically and mentally, postpone.
Let the airplane fly off the runway, the Q tends to jump off the runway.
Orbit the field at about 3000 ft AGL, find your pitch-buck speed with the engine
at idle so you have a feel for when the plane quits flying.
There are hundreds of other things that we can all think of but the bottom line
is take your time and you will have many great flights to follow.

I wish I lived closer, I would come up and make sure you got plenty of stick
time.

Paul

--- In Q-LIST@..., Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...> wrote:

Hi ,  I need to know the engine-out best glide speed for the Q2xx, taildragger
version...not that I plan to have an engine failure.

Joseph

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FS: Dynamic Prop Balancer

Jon Finley <jon@...>
 

Hi all,



VibeTech Dynamic Propeller Balancer For Sale



Details on the following page of my website:

http://www.finleyweb.net/Home/PropellerBalancerForSale.aspx



Email me privately if you have questions: jon "at" finleyweb "dot" net.



Thanks,



Jon


2011 QBA Events. . .

quickheads
 

Here's a partial list of QBA and Tandem-Wing Events this year:

http://www.quickheads.com/upcoming-events.html

It's obviously not finished yet, but I will update this page as new information arrives.

Meaning that if you have better information, please send it to me! :-)

Cheers,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com


Re: Spring Fling

quickheads
 

Sorry everyone, that was supposed to be sent to Kevin off list!

Oops! :-)

Dan Yager
QBA editor
www.quickheads.com

--- In Q-LIST@..., dan@... wrote:

Hey Kevin,
I'm trying to update the events page for the QBA Website. I copied the
Spring Fling page from 2010 for 2011 here:

http://www.quickheads.com/2011-tandem-wing-spring-fling.html

Can you have a look and see if everything still holds true? If not, you
can log-in and edit the page, by clicking on the "Pencil and Paper" icon
that appears next to the title on that page.

Let me know if you need help, or if the page completely blows up on you!
LOL! (I can recover it, no problem.) :-)

I appreciate your time and hope this finds you well.

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com







Listers again!!!
I have been told that May 8th is Mothers Day!!!!!
SO, I think we had better shoot for May 13,14,15. Or I and others might
get shot.
There is a college in Decorah, but I checked out commencement exercises,
and they are not until the 22nd.
Anyone have a huge conflict with that weekend?
Let me know.

Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 194 hrs Flying weather has sucked!!!!
Luana, IA.



On Jan 20, 2011, at 5:15 PM, Kevin Boddicker wrote:

Listers,
I will once again host the Tandem Wing Spring Fling in DEH. I am looking
at May 6, 7, 8.
Anybody have a conflict with that? Please speak up as nothing is set in
stone.
But this is a benevolent dictatorship, so the majority CAN be overruled.
:>))))
Hope to get a date set and Dan will put info up on the Q web site.
More details later.



Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 194 hrs
Luana, IA.



Re: Spring Fling

quickheads
 

Hey Kevin,
I'm trying to update the events page for the QBA Website. I copied the
Spring Fling page from 2010 for 2011 here:

http://www.quickheads.com/2011-tandem-wing-spring-fling.html

Can you have a look and see if everything still holds true? If not, you
can log-in and edit the page, by clicking on the "Pencil and Paper" icon
that appears next to the title on that page.

Let me know if you need help, or if the page completely blows up on you!
LOL! (I can recover it, no problem.) :-)

I appreciate your time and hope this finds you well.

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor
www.quickheads.com

Listers again!!!
I have been told that May 8th is Mothers Day!!!!!
SO, I think we had better shoot for May 13,14,15. Or I and others might
get shot.
There is a college in Decorah, but I checked out commencement exercises,
and they are not until the 22nd.
Anyone have a huge conflict with that weekend?
Let me know.

Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 194 hrs Flying weather has sucked!!!!
Luana, IA.



On Jan 20, 2011, at 5:15 PM, Kevin Boddicker wrote:

Listers,
I will once again host the Tandem Wing Spring Fling in DEH. I am looking
at May 6, 7, 8.
Anybody have a conflict with that? Please speak up as nothing is set in
stone.
But this is a benevolent dictatorship, so the majority CAN be overruled.
:>))))
Hope to get a date set and Dan will put info up on the Q web site.
More details later.



Kevin Boddicker
TriQ 200 N7868B 194 hrs
Luana, IA.



Re: First Flight soon

Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>
 

________________________________
From: Dave Dugas <davedq2@...>
To: Q-LIST@...
Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 9:42:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon

 
I just read Jerry's advice and totally agree that the first few take-offs can be
more  difficult than the landings...I'll never forget my first take-off.  The
first landing for me was pretty good.  During the first flight I did approach
speeds until I felt comfortable enough to attempt landing.
 On take-off though Ieaving the ground for the first time I wasn't ready for how
sensitive the elevator control was, and didn't have a feel for the unique way a
Q2 gets airborn.
Good Luck     Dave Dugas

--- On Wed, 2/16/11, Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...> wrote:

From: Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 9:02 AM

 

Thank you Paul.  Good counsel!

Joseph

________________________________
From: Fisher Paul A. <fisherpaula@...>
To: "Q-LIST@..." <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 8:30:09 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon

 
Just to add confusion – I think I came to about 90MPH as the best glide speed
for my plane (most distance per altitude loss), but that was with the prop
windmilling. I never tested it with the prop stopped, so that may make a
difference.

But I do agree with Sam and Bruce that carrying a little more speed is good
until you’ve got the runway made is a good idea. At 90 MPH you don’t have a lot
of room left to flare – especially under pressure.

This may be an academic discussion though. The only time you’ll really need this

number on first flight is on climb out when you have no chance of getting back
to the runway. Once you reach 1000’ circling over the field, you won’t need to
extend your glide, so best glide speed isn’t terribly important (but the side
slip still is!).

My opinion is if you lose the engine before 1000 feet AGL on first flight, you
need to land straight ahead (plus or minus about 45 degrees). After first flight

when you’ve got a feel for the airplane, you can adjust that, but since you
don’t know the flying characteristics yet, straight ahead is the safest option.
I also suggest you survey the airport grounds from the air to find your
emergency landing spots (roads, fields, something soft!), and also things you
will want to avoid (playgrounds, schools, etc.).

Bottom line: Do not try to extend your glide on first flight – you’ve got too
much other work to do.

Just my opinion…

- Paul

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of Joseph

M Snow

Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 21:45
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon

Hi Bruce,

Thanks! That's two votes for 118 mph with an added side slip.

Joseph

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Re: First Flight soon

Sam Hoskins
 

My first flight, my left gear went off the runway, just as I was lifting
off. I think I have it on video somewhere.

Sam


On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:42 PM, Dave Dugas <davedq2@...> wrote:



I just read Jerry's advice and totally agree that the first few take-offs
can be more difficult than the landings...I'll never forget my first
take-off. The first landing for me was pretty good. During the first
flight I did approach speeds until I felt comfortable enough to attempt
landing.
On take-off though Ieaving the ground for the first time I wasn't ready
for how sensitive the elevator control was, and didn't have a feel for the
unique way a Q2 gets airborn.
Good Luck Dave Dugas

--- On Wed, 2/16/11, Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...> wrote:

From: Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>

Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 9:02 AM




Thank you Paul. Good counsel!

Joseph

________________________________
From: Fisher Paul A. <fisherpaula@...>
To: "Q-LIST@..." <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 8:30:09 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon


Just to add confusion I think I came to about 90MPH as the best glide
speed
for my plane (most distance per altitude loss), but that was with the prop
windmilling. I never tested it with the prop stopped, so that may make a
difference.

But I do agree with Sam and Bruce that carrying a little more speed is good

until youve got the runway made is a good idea. At 90 MPH you dont have a
lot
of room left to flare especially under pressure.

This may be an academic discussion though. The only time youll really need
this
number on first flight is on climb out when you have no chance of getting
back
to the runway. Once you reach 1000 circling over the field, you wont need
to
extend your glide, so best glide speed isnt terribly important (but the
side
slip still is!).

My opinion is if you lose the engine before 1000 feet AGL on first flight,
you
need to land straight ahead (plus or minus about 45 degrees). After first
flight
when youve got a feel for the airplane, you can adjust that, but since you

dont know the flying characteristics yet, straight ahead is the safest
option.
I also suggest you survey the airport grounds from the air to find your
emergency landing spots (roads, fields, something soft!), and also things
you
will want to avoid (playgrounds, schools, etc.).

Bottom line: Do not try to extend your glide on first flight youve got
too
much other work to do.

Just my opinion

- Paul

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of
Joseph
M Snow

Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 21:45
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon

Hi Bruce,

Thanks! That's two votes for 118 mph with an added side slip.

Joseph

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Re: First Flight soon

Dave Dugas
 

I just read Jerry's advice and totally agree that the first few take-offs can be more  difficult than the landings...I'll never forget my first take-off.  The first landing for me was pretty good.  During the first flight I did approach speeds until I felt comfortable enough to attempt landing.
 On take-off though Ieaving the ground for the first time I wasn't ready for how sensitive the elevator control was, and didn't have a feel for the unique way a Q2 gets airborn.
Good Luck     Dave Dugas

--- On Wed, 2/16/11, Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...> wrote:


From: Joseph M Snow <1flashq@...>
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon
To: Q-LIST@...
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 9:02 AM


 



Thank you Paul.  Good counsel!

Joseph

________________________________
From: Fisher Paul A. <fisherpaula@...>
To: "Q-LIST@..." <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 8:30:09 AM
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon

 
Just to add confusion – I think I came to about 90MPH as the best glide speed
for my plane (most distance per altitude loss), but that was with the prop
windmilling. I never tested it with the prop stopped, so that may make a
difference.

But I do agree with Sam and Bruce that carrying a little more speed is good
until you’ve got the runway made is a good idea. At 90 MPH you don’t have a lot
of room left to flare – especially under pressure.

This may be an academic discussion though. The only time you’ll really need this
number on first flight is on climb out when you have no chance of getting back
to the runway. Once you reach 1000’ circling over the field, you won’t need to
extend your glide, so best glide speed isn’t terribly important (but the side
slip still is!).

My opinion is if you lose the engine before 1000 feet AGL on first flight, you
need to land straight ahead (plus or minus about 45 degrees). After first flight
when you’ve got a feel for the airplane, you can adjust that, but since you
don’t know the flying characteristics yet, straight ahead is the safest option.
I also suggest you survey the airport grounds from the air to find your
emergency landing spots (roads, fields, something soft!), and also things you
will want to avoid (playgrounds, schools, etc.).

Bottom line: Do not try to extend your glide on first flight – you’ve got too
much other work to do.

Just my opinion…

- Paul

From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of Joseph
M Snow

Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 21:45
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] First Flight soon

Hi Bruce,

Thanks! That's two votes for 118 mph with an added side slip.

Joseph

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Re: Those negative G's

Mike Dwyer
 

Jerry,
Just in case you didn't see it in high def...paste in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtX1Cf69nU&feature=player_embedded#at=69
And watch it full screen in high def... Very cool, thanks,
Mike



To:
From: jnmarstall@...
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:30:37 -0500
Subject: [Q-LIST] Those negative G's
































Awesome!



*Nothing like a short relaxed trip around the field....*



*Those negative G's*



*

**For those of you that have experienced the physical stress of positive

and negative "G" forces you will appreciate what this acro pilot is

enduring. For those of you who have not flown high performance aircraft,

look closely at the expressions on the pilot's face and note the changes

in his color. The negative G's are especially tough on the human body

because the blood flows to the head. (the straps are flailing up during

negative G's) *



*Good video. Those negative G's hurt!*



*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtX1Cf69nU&feature=fvw

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtX1Cf69nU&feature=fvw> *



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Those negative G's

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

Awesome!

*Nothing like a short relaxed trip around the field....*

*Those negative G's*

*
**For those of you that have experienced the physical stress of positive
and negative "G" forces you will appreciate what this acro pilot is
enduring. For those of you who have not flown high performance aircraft,
look closely at the expressions on the pilot's face and note the changes
in his color. The negative G's are especially tough on the human body
because the blood flows to the head. (the straps are flailing up during
negative G's) *

*Good video. Those negative G's hurt!*

*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtX1Cf69nU&feature=fvw
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtX1Cf69nU&feature=fvw> *


Re: I like this

Jerry Marstall <jnmarstall@...>
 

oops !

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and
loudly proclaiming --WOW, what a ride

On 2/16/2011 5:34 PM, Jerry Marstall wrote:
Get-ter done!!
J

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