Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time


Sam Hoskins
 

This month, instead of a Q-Tour, let's have an Ask the Pilots Q&A session.  This is a chance for newbies, builders and wanabes to ask the guys who are actually flying those burning questions you have. This session will most likely NOT be uploaded to YouTube.
 
As always, don't log in until 9:00.
 
Sam Hoskins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Q-List Zoom - Ask the Pilots
Time: Dec 11, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Bruce Crain
 

Alas I will be in prison again!  Would have loved to be with you all!
Blessings!  Merry Christmas!
Bruce and Honey Lamb


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Sam Hoskins" <sam.hoskins@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 14:27:39 -0800

This month, instead of a Q-Tour, let's have an Ask the Pilots Q&A session.  This is a chance for newbies, builders and wanabes to ask the guys who are actually flying those burning questions you have. This session will most likely NOT be uploaded to YouTube.
 
As always, don't log in until 9:00.
 
Sam Hoskins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Q-List Zoom - Ask the Pilots
Time: Dec 11, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 83y89J



Mike Dwyer
 

I wonder how much time Bruce has spent in prison?
LOL, Mike Dwyer

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 7:24 PM Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Alas I will be in prison again!  Would have loved to be with you all!
Blessings!  Merry Christmas!
Bruce and Honey Lamb

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Sam Hoskins" <sam.hoskins@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 14:27:39 -0800

This month, instead of a Q-Tour, let's have an Ask the Pilots Q&A session.  This is a chance for newbies, builders and wanabes to ask the guys who are actually flying those burning questions you have. This session will most likely NOT be uploaded to YouTube.
 
As always, don't log in until 9:00.
 
Sam Hoskins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Q-List Zoom - Ask the Pilots
Time: Dec 11, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 741 4587 6920
Passcode: 83y89J



Paul Fisher
 

I wonder why they keep letting him out!!

Paul

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021, 12:47 Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:
I wonder how much time Bruce has spent in prison?
LOL, Mike Dwyer

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 7:24 PM Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Alas I will be in prison again!  Would have loved to be with you all!
Blessings!  Merry Christmas!
Bruce and Honey Lamb

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Sam Hoskins" <sam.hoskins@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 14:27:39 -0800

This month, instead of a Q-Tour, let's have an Ask the Pilots Q&A session.  This is a chance for newbies, builders and wanabes to ask the guys who are actually flying those burning questions you have. This session will most likely NOT be uploaded to YouTube.
 
As always, don't log in until 9:00.
 
Sam Hoskins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Q-List Zoom - Ask the Pilots
Time: Dec 11, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 741 4587 6920
Passcode: 83y89J



Bruce Crain
 

Catch and regrease!  🤣


On Dec 10, 2021, at 12:51 PM, Paul Fisher <rv7a.n18pf@...> wrote:


I wonder why they keep letting him out!!

Paul

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021, 12:47 Mike Dwyer <q200pilot@...> wrote:
I wonder how much time Bruce has spent in prison?
LOL, Mike Dwyer

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 7:24 PM Bruce Crain <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Alas I will be in prison again!  Would have loved to be with you all!
Blessings!  Merry Christmas!
Bruce and Honey Lamb

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Sam Hoskins" <sam.hoskins@...>
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 14:27:39 -0800

This month, instead of a Q-Tour, let's have an Ask the Pilots Q&A session.  This is a chance for newbies, builders and wanabes to ask the guys who are actually flying those burning questions you have. This session will most likely NOT be uploaded to YouTube.
 
As always, don't log in until 9:00.
 
Sam Hoskins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: Q-List Zoom - Ask the Pilots
Time: Dec 11, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 741 4587 6920
Passcode: 83y89J





Anthony P
 

Waiting...waiting...waiting to be let into this meeting.

Maybe I should get the hint?


--
Q2 N86KL


Anthony P
 

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL


Kevin Boddicker
 

Anthony,
 From memory. I believe the limits on the reflector are 2° down and 6° up according to plans.
I have never flown my plane with any trailing edge down setting.
They are all hand built. So yours may be different.

Kevin

On Dec 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL


Jay Scheevel
 

To Kevin’s point about them all being hand built: My wing is intentionally mounted leading edge down relative to plans. I never fly mine with the reflexor deflected trailing edge up! Mine is in trail at takeoff and deflected down for cruise and landing.  Whatever works. You need to test this during your flight test period, so I would suggest you not put hard stops in until you have tested.

 

The range of the reflexor can be extended beyond the plans limits. Mine go to a max of 10 degrees down and 6 degrees up, and I still have full aileron effectiveness with mine deflected full down.  They serve as “flaps” when I am landing, but I need to pull them to neutral if I am doing a touch and go. (I have a tri-gear)

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:53 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time

 

Anthony,

 From memory. I believe the limits on the reflector are 2° down and 6° up according to plans.

I have never flown my plane with any trailing edge down setting.

They are all hand built. So yours may be different.

 

Kevin



On Dec 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

 

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL

 


Jerry Marstall
 

Beware of trailing edge down reflexer. It can over power the elevator and drive you into the dirt. Nearly happened to me. Reversing the reflexer saved me.  I have since put a stop so it can't go past neutral. Jerry 


On Sat, Dec 11, 2021, 3:41 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

To Kevin’s point about them all being hand built: My wing is intentionally mounted leading edge down relative to plans. I never fly mine with the reflexor deflected trailing edge up! Mine is in trail at takeoff and deflected down for cruise and landing.  Whatever works. You need to test this during your flight test period, so I would suggest you not put hard stops in until you have tested.

 

The range of the reflexor can be extended beyond the plans limits. Mine go to a max of 10 degrees down and 6 degrees up, and I still have full aileron effectiveness with mine deflected full down.  They serve as “flaps” when I am landing, but I need to pull them to neutral if I am doing a touch and go. (I have a tri-gear)

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:53 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time

 

Anthony,

 From memory. I believe the limits on the reflector are 2° down and 6° up according to plans.

I have never flown my plane with any trailing edge down setting.

They are all hand built. So yours may be different.

 

Kevin



On Dec 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

 

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL

 


Jay Scheevel
 

There is a range of relative angle of wing-to-canard incidence (decalage) and it is a unique for every Q-type aircraft. I measured a pretty fair number of these (22 planes at last count). I did these measurements first hand and found that there was almost 6 degrees range of decalage through all of the planes I measured. In aerodynamic terms, 6 degrees is a large range.

 

Jerry is relaying a very real story about his planes behavior with reflexor, but his wing decalage is about 4.5 degrees different than mine (his favoring nose pitching down relative to mine), thus he will be using trailing edge up reflexor and I will be using trailing edge down reflexor in identical phases of flight. Everyone will tend to give the best advice relative to their own experience in their own plane, so this is why you will hear legitimately different advice from different Q pilots.

 

In my opinion, it is best not to use reflexor at all at first, but be ready to apply it gradually when you know how much you need it if you are in the initial stages of test flying. Then only make small changes in a safe flight environment. When you are ready to begin using the reflexor for landings, you can simulate landings at 3 or 4 thousand feet AGL, to see if you can arrest any sink while using your landing configuration and power settings. If you cannot change a decent into level or a climb with full aft stick, then you are in the unpleasant territory that Jerry mentions and you need to revise your reflexor settings discipline prior to trying to land it with reflexor.

 

If you want to know where your decalage is in the spectrum, I have developed a reliable method of measuring the decalage and I would be happy to help you do those measurements prior to flying if you want contact me offline.

 

If you want to review what I have written up on this subject. Have a look at the following:

http://n8wq.scheevel.com/documents/Scheevel_impact_of_decalage.pdf

http://n8wq.scheevel.com/documents/All_Text_and_figures_Part1.pdf

http://n8wq.scheevel.com/documents/All_Text_and_figures_Part2.pdf

http://n8wq.scheevel.com/documents/All_Text_and_figures_Part3.pdf

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Marstall
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:28 PM
To: Q-list <main@q-list.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time

 

Beware of trailing edge down reflexer. It can over power the elevator and drive you into the dirt. Nearly happened to me. Reversing the reflexer saved me.  I have since put a stop so it can't go past neutral. Jerry 

 

On Sat, Dec 11, 2021, 3:41 PM Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:

To Kevin’s point about them all being hand built: My wing is intentionally mounted leading edge down relative to plans. I never fly mine with the reflexor deflected trailing edge up! Mine is in trail at takeoff and deflected down for cruise and landing.  Whatever works. You need to test this during your flight test period, so I would suggest you not put hard stops in until you have tested.

 

The range of the reflexor can be extended beyond the plans limits. Mine go to a max of 10 degrees down and 6 degrees up, and I still have full aileron effectiveness with mine deflected full down.  They serve as “flaps” when I am landing, but I need to pull them to neutral if I am doing a touch and go. (I have a tri-gear)

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:53 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time

 

Anthony,

 From memory. I believe the limits on the reflector are 2° down and 6° up according to plans.

I have never flown my plane with any trailing edge down setting.

They are all hand built. So yours may be different.

 

Kevin

 

On Dec 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

 

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL

 


Richard Thomson
 

Wow Jay, you can do touch and goes, that must be a long runway !

On 11/12/2021 20:41, Jay Scheevel wrote:

To Kevin’s point about them all being hand built: My wing is intentionally mounted leading edge down relative to plans. I never fly mine with the reflexor deflected trailing edge up! Mine is in trail at takeoff and deflected down for cruise and landing.  Whatever works. You need to test this during your flight test period, so I would suggest you not put hard stops in until you have tested.

 

The range of the reflexor can be extended beyond the plans limits. Mine go to a max of 10 degrees down and 6 degrees up, and I still have full aileron effectiveness with mine deflected full down.  They serve as “flaps” when I am landing, but I need to pull them to neutral if I am doing a touch and go. (I have a tri-gear)

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:53 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time

 

Anthony,

 From memory. I believe the limits on the reflector are 2° down and 6° up according to plans.

I have never flown my plane with any trailing edge down setting.

They are all hand built. So yours may be different.

 

Kevin



On Dec 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

 

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL

 


Jay Scheevel
 

No touch and goes on my home runway yet. I do them on the longer runway across town. I’m getting better though so eventually I will do them on the short runway.

Cheers,
Jay


On Dec 13, 2021, at 2:39 AM, Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:



Wow Jay, you can do touch and goes, that must be a long runway !

On 11/12/2021 20:41, Jay Scheevel wrote:

To Kevin’s point about them all being hand built: My wing is intentionally mounted leading edge down relative to plans. I never fly mine with the reflexor deflected trailing edge up! Mine is in trail at takeoff and deflected down for cruise and landing.  Whatever works. You need to test this during your flight test period, so I would suggest you not put hard stops in until you have tested.

 

The range of the reflexor can be extended beyond the plans limits. Mine go to a max of 10 degrees down and 6 degrees up, and I still have full aileron effectiveness with mine deflected full down.  They serve as “flaps” when I am landing, but I need to pull them to neutral if I am doing a touch and go. (I have a tri-gear)

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:53 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time

 

Anthony,

 From memory. I believe the limits on the reflector are 2° down and 6° up according to plans.

I have never flown my plane with any trailing edge down setting.

They are all hand built. So yours may be different.

 

Kevin



On Dec 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

 

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL

 


Richard Thomson
 

Still beats me Jay, I am still working on the Goes !! :-)

Rich T.

On 13/12/2021 13:21, Jay Scheevel wrote:
No touch and goes on my home runway yet. I do them on the longer runway across town. I’m getting better though so eventually I will do them on the short runway.

Cheers,
Jay


On Dec 13, 2021, at 2:39 AM, Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:



Wow Jay, you can do touch and goes, that must be a long runway !

On 11/12/2021 20:41, Jay Scheevel wrote:

To Kevin’s point about them all being hand built: My wing is intentionally mounted leading edge down relative to plans. I never fly mine with the reflexor deflected trailing edge up! Mine is in trail at takeoff and deflected down for cruise and landing.  Whatever works. You need to test this during your flight test period, so I would suggest you not put hard stops in until you have tested.

 

The range of the reflexor can be extended beyond the plans limits. Mine go to a max of 10 degrees down and 6 degrees up, and I still have full aileron effectiveness with mine deflected full down.  They serve as “flaps” when I am landing, but I need to pull them to neutral if I am doing a touch and go. (I have a tri-gear)

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:53 PM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Reminder: Q-List Zoom meeting - Ask the Pilots - Saturday 11 December - 0900 Central Time

 

Anthony,

 From memory. I believe the limits on the reflector are 2° down and 6° up according to plans.

I have never flown my plane with any trailing edge down setting.

They are all hand built. So yours may be different.

 

Kevin



On Dec 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:

 

Very interesting and informative as always.   Thanks everyone.

Follow-up on a comment by Chris Walterson and maybe a terminology lesson for me.
Chris was talking about the main wing not flying and needed to "add reflexor"  
When I think of adding reflexor, that would reduce lift on the main wing  and increase aircraft pitch.
It sounds like what he did was to add flaps, as in flaperons.
Is this correct?
How much "down aileron" can people get from their reflexor system?
I would have thought none because reflex means deflect control surface up?


--
Q2 N86KL