Ottawa bound Q-Guys,
This weekend, I came to the rude realization that my flight to Ottawa in my
Q-200 is not going to happen. While final machining the rocker arm shaft
bosses on the number two cylinder for new bearings, I found a crack all way
across the center boss. I am afraid that my plans for Ottawa are crushed. It
is going to take several more days to get the boss repaired and there is no
way for me to get the rest of my test time flown-off before Ottawa. In the
interest of safety (not pushing too hard to get there/ doing something
stupid), I have declared defeat for this year. My heart will be there with
you guys. I will be there next year with a fast and "proven" machine. One
that will be buzzing the field with orientation flights from sun-up to
sun-down. I will deeply miss our annual gathering! I promise to keep hard at
work on the final tweaks of the Q-200, keep everyone appraised of the final
flight tests and possibly make a Q-gathering or fly-in in the near future.
Don, please retain my payment for the activities. Consider it a donation to
a great cause and some fun for a great group of guys! ~T~
Fisher Paul <FisherPaul@...>
I applaud your ability to error on the side of safety. It is totally the
right decision. It isn't worth breaking something. However, it truly is
unfortunate that you won't make it to Ottawa this year. I was looking
forward to some serious formation flights!
Somehow it won't be the same without you!
Paul A. FisherQ-200, N17PF
Guess you'll have ta' buy da' movie. Hey, kin' I have yer extra meal. I
wanted to get 1st dibs afor' Jimmeh or some one thunk of it. Wish you
could make it but I understand. Paul F. and I will eat at the banquet in
the missing man formation. My formation skills already look like the
missing man formation anyway. But it's safer that way. Hope to see you
Ottawa bound Q-Guys,________________________________________________________________
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Don Stewart <siinc@...>
Honestly, every year it's something with you, Terry!toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I'm only kidding. You are doing the right thing. Don't push it too hard.
If it was meant to be ready for Ottawa you wouldn't have run into the
snag, so don't sweat it. Get everything right on the bird, get real
comfy in it, then plan on flying out to my Mountain States Fly-In at
Laughlin Nevada on February 23-25, 2001. You should be sick and tired of
the snow by then and will need a 3-day sun-filled getaway.
We'll be thinkin' of you at Ottawa.