Q-talk 132 - Nov/Dec 2008 - index
- Category: Q-Talk Index
- Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:24
- Written by Doug Humble
- Hits: 1975
Quickie Builders Association
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Issue Number 132
Why Attend a Fly-in?
Here is a good example of why we go to the trouble to put on the Tandem Wing fly-ins for you. Greg Bruns flew his Dragonfly to this year's Field of Dreams fly-in from South Carolina to be with others who fly and build these airplanes and to exchange ideas. It's normal to check out the aircraft that show up and to discuss with the builders how they solved problems they have had over the years. Its also normal to admit the problems you have had. Greg had always had high oil temps during climb out. His cruise oil temps were within the operating limits, but were on the high side. He showed just about everyone his engine installation and discussed how he was going to rework his baffling and inlets to try to solve the high oil temps. He had routed the exhaust air from the back side of his oil cooler to two round holes located on the bottom of his cowl. He was discussing this with Paul Spackman and Paul made a suggestion that he cover his exit holes with a streamlined ported cover. That's when the creative juices started flowing and Paul and Greg came up with an inexpensive way to test Paul's idea. Look closely at the photo on the next page and you will see the idea they implemented.
They took a plastic pop bottle neck and cut it to form the desire shape and taped it to Greg's cowling with shipping tape. Then Greg went for a test flight. The result had Greg smiling from ear to ear. Even with the outside temperatures near 80 degrees, Greg's oil temps were nearly 50 degrees lower! That's why you come to these fly-ins!
Articles from this issue:
ALTERNATIVE TEST FLIGHT TRAFFIC PATTERN - by Jerry Marstall
New Access Procedures Coming For QBA "Members Only" Web Page - by Doug Humble
Tri-Q Front Fork Setup Procedure - by Doug Humble
Drop Me A Line - by Doug Humble
FUN STUFF - by Doug Humble
YEAR END SALE on QBA T-Shirt's - by Doug Humble
QBA on the Grow - by Doug Humble
Where was Sam hiding? - by Doug Humble
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