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Chris Walterson
 

No, not finished yet.

 Made it out the the airport a few weeks ago and did the assembly. I found out that if the airplane is sideways on the trailer and you go faster than 30 mph, the canopy will open. No damage. I also have a lock on the canopy, but slipped my mind.

 In the process of tuning. I have the SDS fuel injected system along with a 3 blade carbon fiber Warp drive prop.

You need to adjust the prop and then tune the fuel and adjust the prop and tune the fuel until I can see 3,000 static with no turbo boost. With boost and the prop unloaded I should see 4,000 rpm.

 My cooling system is working very well. May be able to cut down the opening  get less drag.

 Because I have the tail wheel control from the Dragonfly , but the larger Q2 tail wheel, I found it very sensitive taxiing.

 I modified my control rod and use a few compression spring to help dampen the the feed back.

 I solved my Forward CG problem by boring a 5/8 hole in the vertical stab. I have the Dragonfly stab and rudder so there is a spar, that I bored down the center of.

 I took a fourty inch 3/4 inch copper plumbing pipe and filled it with melted down used lead weights from a tire shop. Ended up weighing ten lbs and fit into  the hole bored with some persuasion. Filled and glassed the hole and now I have  14 lbs on the tail.

I hope to have the final in the next three weeks and then some taxiing. In Canada , after the final we need to send in for out Special C of A, and once we receive this we are okay to fly. It does take up to 8 weeks to receive this so may not be until next spring that I can legally fly.

 Also have another of Gary Legares creations that I have finally finished after 18 years.  We are surrounded by lakes , so it will be very usefull, however I still really like the speed and the fuel burn of the Qs. Hope to have them both inspected this fall.

  Take care------------------  Chris in Canada



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Mike Dwyer
 

I keep bending my tail wheel pivot bolt.  I think I'd change that to an AN4.
I've always liked those "Sea Hawkers" or whatever variant that is.  Does it fly well?
Mike Dwyer Q200

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


On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 4:23 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
   No, not finished yet.

  Made it out the the airport a few weeks ago and did the assembly. I
found out that if the airplane is sideways on the trailer and you go
faster than 30 mph, the canopy will open. No damage. I also have a lock
on the canopy, but slipped my mind.

  In the process of tuning. I have the SDS fuel injected system along
with a 3 blade carbon fiber Warp drive prop.

You need to adjust the prop and then tune the fuel and adjust the prop
and tune the fuel until I can see 3,000 static with no turbo boost. With
boost and the prop unloaded I should see 4,000 rpm.

  My cooling system is working very well. May be able to cut down the
opening  get less drag.

  Because I have the tail wheel control from the Dragonfly , but the
larger Q2 tail wheel, I found it very sensitive taxiing.

  I modified my control rod and use a few compression spring to help
dampen the the feed back.

  I solved my Forward CG problem by boring a 5/8 hole in the vertical
stab. I have the Dragonfly stab and rudder so there is a spar, that I
bored down the center of.

  I took a fourty inch 3/4 inch copper plumbing pipe and filled it with
melted down used lead weights from a tire shop. Ended up weighing ten
lbs and fit into  the hole bored with some persuasion. Filled and
glassed the hole and now I have  14 lbs on the tail.

I hope to have the final in the next three weeks and then some taxiing.
In Canada , after the final we need to send in for out Special C of A,
and once we receive this we are okay to fly. It does take up to 8 weeks
to receive this so may not be until next spring that I can legally fly.

  Also have another of Gary Legares creations that I have finally
finished after 18 years.  We are surrounded by lakes , so it will be
very usefull, however I still really like the speed and the fuel burn of
the Qs. Hope to have them both inspected this fall.

   Take care------------------  Chris in Canada



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Anthony P
 

Looks really nice!  AND Fast!

Hope you don't have to wait for next spring.  That seems painful.


gbrighton@...
 

Chris .. Think u are well on the way to 'Legend Status' .. ! and thanks for the update .. u hadn't posted for a while and that made me think you were .. umm.. busy !
As an aside ... i have a TriQ airframe in my hanger ... its original as built .. except for the Canopy . The original Canopy apparently departed the aircraft on route between TX and CA while loaded sideways on Car Trailer .!!

Probably not the List to go on about, .. but i luv ur Direct Drive etc set up .. Iv been recently looking at aftermarket Harmonic Balancer options .. appears so far there are 2 main ones .. the Oil filled one and the Mercury Filled one ... could be something to have in mind later if need be ?!
Re, Cooling .. i found a BIG difference in Cooling (Water Temp) with Cowling On vs Cowling OFF ... just saw heat dissipation very Great with No cowling and having Prop Blast vs buttoned up !

Looking fwd to next 'Update' ...

Graham =========== In Australia ; )

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From: "Chris Walterson" <dkeats@tbaytel.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2021 6:23 AM
To: <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] update

No, not finished yet.

Made it out the the airport a few weeks ago and did the assembly. I
found out that if the airplane is sideways on the trailer and you go
faster than 30 mph, the canopy will open. No damage. I also have a lock
on the canopy, but slipped my mind.

In the process of tuning. I have the SDS fuel injected system along
with a 3 blade carbon fiber Warp drive prop.

You need to adjust the prop and then tune the fuel and adjust the prop
and tune the fuel until I can see 3,000 static with no turbo boost. With
boost and the prop unloaded I should see 4,000 rpm.

My cooling system is working very well. May be able to cut down the
opening get less drag.

Because I have the tail wheel control from the Dragonfly , but the
larger Q2 tail wheel, I found it very sensitive taxiing.

I modified my control rod and use a few compression spring to help
dampen the the feed back.

I solved my Forward CG problem by boring a 5/8 hole in the vertical
stab. I have the Dragonfly stab and rudder so there is a spar, that I
bored down the center of.

I took a fourty inch 3/4 inch copper plumbing pipe and filled it with
melted down used lead weights from a tire shop. Ended up weighing ten
lbs and fit into the hole bored with some persuasion. Filled and
glassed the hole and now I have 14 lbs on the tail.

I hope to have the final in the next three weeks and then some taxiing.
In Canada , after the final we need to send in for out Special C of A,
and once we receive this we are okay to fly. It does take up to 8 weeks
to receive this so may not be until next spring that I can legally fly.

Also have another of Gary Legares creations that I have finally
finished after 18 years. We are surrounded by lakes , so it will be
very usefull, however I still really like the speed and the fuel burn of
the Qs. Hope to have them both inspected this fall.

Take care------------------ Chris in Canada



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Jon Finley
 

Looking very good Chris!!  Too bad you couldn't find the time to work on three airplanes! :-)

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Chris Walterson
 

Graham  I have the mercury filled balancer on the Dragonfly EA 81  and like it.  I tried to find one for the Q2, but couldn't find the appropriate size.  They are mostly  available for the smaller Rotax.

 The hangar next to me is Recon Airs and they rebuild Otters and install 1,000 hp Garrets.  They had a dynamic prop balancer that needed to be recertified, and it was easier to buy new ,so they gave me there old one.   Good to have friends.  I did balance the three blade Warp drive  before installation and it seems smooth without any balancing so far. Time will tell.

 Have to give a shout out to Reg Clarke as he led the way on the Subaru turbo direct drive conversion.

 I tuned the prop to 14 degrees today and the rpm seems in the proper range.  Take care--------------  Chris


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Chris Walterson
 

Jon-----------  Still using the Ea81. 550 hrs so far. Looking forward to the  Q.

 The only thing I like better than speed , is more speed and the Q will give me that.----------  Chris


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Bill Higdon
 

Chris,
Can I talk to you about your Dragonfly install?
Bill Higdon


Chris Walterson
 

Bill------------ E mail me off the list and I'll answer any questions.  Chris


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Bill Higdon
 

Chris, I can't find your email, mine is willard 5 6 1 @ a0l


Chris Walterson
 

Bill----------  Look at the top of the email, it is dkeats@tbaytel.net.

 She's my wife and the smart one.  Take care----------  Chris


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Chris Walterson
 

I have my final inspection coming next Sunday. Yahoo.----  While doing some of the tuning, I notice that my tail will rise during a full power run with the wheels chalked. I have 14 lbs on the tail weight and my angle of incidence for the fuselage is about 7.5 degree angle of attack.

 Full header , half main, and me.

 It's no big deal I just have to tie the tail DOWN.  Is this a common senario?

 Including a view from my hanger.----------  Take care-------------  Chris



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Mike Dwyer
 

Yes, A Q200 with wheel chocks will tend to lift the tail at high power.  Without chocks, the plane with locked wheels, will bounce up and down and drag the wheels down the taxiway.
Mike Dwyer Q200

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


On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 5:37 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
  I have my final inspection coming next Sunday. Yahoo.----  While doing
some of the tuning, I notice that my tail will rise during a full power
run with the wheels chalked. I have 14 lbs on the tail weight and my
angle of incidence for the fuselage is about 7.5 degree angle of attack.

  Full header , half main, and me.

  It's no big deal I just have to tie the tail DOWN.  Is this a common
senario?

  Including a view from my hanger.----------  Take care-------------  Chris



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Bruce Crain
 

Whoa Mate!  She’s a beaut!!!  Sammy maybe Chris would do a Zoom meeting with his Q sometime.  Unless he already had and I missed.  2 Zooms are better than 1 I hear!
Bruce


On Sep 6, 2021, at 6:48 PM, Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:


Yes, A Q200 with wheel chocks will tend to lift the tail at high power.  Without chocks, the plane with locked wheels, will bounce up and down and drag the wheels down the taxiway.
Mike Dwyer Q200

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


On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 5:37 PM Chris Walterson <dkeats@...> wrote:
  I have my final inspection coming next Sunday. Yahoo.----  While doing
some of the tuning, I notice that my tail will rise during a full power
run with the wheels chalked. I have 14 lbs on the tail weight and my
angle of incidence for the fuselage is about 7.5 degree angle of attack.

  Full header , half main, and me.

  It's no big deal I just have to tie the tail DOWN.  Is this a common
senario?

  Including a view from my hanger.----------  Take care-------------  Chris



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Anthony P
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhARVpPf9QA


Bruce Crain
 

Doh!  I did see this Zoom!  I just turned 67 this year!  That’s my only excuse!
Beautiful plane Chris!  Look forward to hearing about test flights and cross country trips!
Bruce


On Sep 6, 2021, at 8:51 PM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhARVpPf9QA



Rick Hole
 

Great job, Chris!  From here in Honduras where there is almost no GA, it is fun to connect with fellow aviators.

 

Rick Hole_._,_