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Mar./Apr. 2009
Issue Number 134



Checking in with HQ!

Here are a couple more letters that didn't make last issue.

Hi Doug,

Highlight of my flying in 2008 was surviving an engine failure over the sea between Spain and Ibiza last May, with 14.7 nautical miles to run - funny how these figures stick in your mind at moments like this. Not a Q-BIRD event.

This occurred in my 180 Lycoming powered Falco. The incident had my full attention for a bit. Passenger was also impressed. Later worked out that I might have stretched the glide to about 12 nms - still a long swim! We didn't get wet this time, but it was a close one.

Regards, Robin Nash Sussex, England

I live in a little town called Creswick in Victoria Australia. My Q1, I found in a shed of a nearby semi retired aircraft mechanic who said it had been there for 9 years with nothing being done to it. I knew nothing about these cute little planes until I got hold of a fellow in South Australia who has one with a Rotax 503 in his. At that stage I bought it.

That was last March. I have had some other projects on the go and wanted to finish them first, but I also wanted to be as prepared as I could before I started the rebuild of this project. About August I started sanding the entire aircraft to get the paint off. It is as hard as hell and took months to get it down to the fiberglass. In November I bought a brand new Rotax 503.

At present I have a friend building the engine mount and repairing the aileron torque tubes . I have stripped the firewall and am nearing fiber glassing the reinforcements for the new engine mount.

Mark Wilson Victoria Australia


Articles from this issue:

Where was Sam hiding? - by Doug Humble
Repairs to N131PS - by Paul Spackman
Sun 'n Fun Coverage - by Jim Masal
Finley/LaRue/Coughlin/Hoskins Q2 Brake Installation - by Jon Finley
Now Taking Orders for Tri-Q Gear - by Doug Humble
Q2-200 Trailer - by Joseph Snow
QBA on the Grow - by Doug Humble


A current QBA member may have one free ad per issue. It may be a maximum of five lines of type and will be edited to fit space available. Items advertised must be owned by the QBA member. The ad contact must be a member name. Ads will be run for two issues and then the ad must be resubmitted. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that these ads may no longer be valid. They are included here only as part of the online archive.]

For Sale: Tri-Q2 Selling due to age. Revmaster 65 HP engine. Never flown but is ready for taxi testing. Located in Aurora, IL. $10,000 OBO. Call Gordon Hanson 630-545-2107.

For Sale: LoPresti style cowl for Q200 and streamlined wheel pants for Tri-Q. Contact Earnest Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 828-230-5378

For Sale: Q2 with LS1 (project) Too busy with family matters to put my Q back in the air, so I have decided to sell her. While this was a flying airplane, I am selling this as a project without an engine. I had a hard landing in Sept. of 2005 and wrinkled the top skin on the passenger side canard. This has been repaired and is in primer. This airplane has the following features: LS1 canard; wing tip lenses covering 3 position strobes and lights; three panel belly board; reflexor; dual sticks; dual finger brakes and forward mounted instrument panel for improved knee room. Instruments that come with it include Westach 4 in one engine monitor, airspeed indicator, altimeter, rate of climb, electric turn coordinator, compass, engine tach.; manifold pressure, (No Comm. radio), Narco transponder, & an intercom. Good flying bird for someone to put back in the air. Can be converted to a Q200. Photos available. Asking $7800. Call Doug Humble at 402-2509075 or email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Sale: I reformatted the large Appendix Sheets for the Q-2 plans and they are now available for immediate download on my website as PDF files. Simply go to www.quickheads.com and visit the "Stuff For Sale" link.

For Sale: Unstarted Q200 kit with O 200A engine This is an unstarted kit with the exception of the hot wired foam cores still protected in the original foam billets. Includes original fabricated pieces, wheels, tires/tubes, brakes, cables, & assoc. hardware, etc. in original packaging & shipping boxes. Also included is a set of CF spars for the LS1 canard. The engine has 786 SMOH, comes complete with its engine log & is in a pickled state with preservation oil & dehydrator plugs. Builder's manual, Q200 mods, templates & many newsletters. Just add a prop & instruments of your choice to complete the package. Am now in final stages of completing a Velocity and have no time to tackle the Q200. Selling Price: $7500.00 Located in Ontario Canada Call: 613-692-8285 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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