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Q-talk Newsletter
Mar/Apr 2011
Issue 146

Hey Member,
Traffic to the website continues to grow, and along with it new memberships.

Welcome new members!

You may remember a traffic report I gave at this time last year. At that time we were getting about 3,000 visitors per month. Well, now that number has jumped by over 50% and we are currently seeing about 4,500 visitors per month.This is really good news.

We introduced three major pieces of software since March that have proved to be very popular. You can now upload videos to Q-tube, upload pictures to Quicker, and add yourself to the Project Map.

The project map has proved to be a very popular feature, and if you haven't done so already, I hope you'll take the time to add yourself (and your project) to the map. Putting yourselfon the map provides a very graphic depiction of how close you are to onother tandem wing builder. You are not alone, even though we tend to feel that way when we're working out in our garages!

Hopefully, the map will encourage you to find a fellow Q builder near you to bounce ideas off of, and stay motivated! Over the next few months, I intend to use the data collected by the profile update page to create a better Member List. This will hopefully allow us to contact individuals near us, and get our questions answered more quickly, and our projects flying more safely.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy this edition of Q-talk which is just full of user submissions! As always, I appreciate your continued support, and look forward to working with you as we grow and expand together!

Remember, "Together we build better planes" (and websites.)

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor

The following contributors have had their QBA membership extended for free:

  • Jon Swensen
  • D Michael Bergen
  • Jerry Marstall
  • Mike Dwyer
  • Rob Judd
  • Jay Scheevel
  • Mike Evans
  • Lance Logan
  • Reg Clarke

Sun-N-Fun (Uh. . .Not Really!)

Jerry Marstall and D Michael Bergen hosted the Quickie Forum at this year's eventful Sun-N-Fun Fly-inin Lakeland Florida. They provided this report from the tornado ravaged field!

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I asked Jon Swensento give me some details about the Corvair installation on his Tri-Q. He came through like gang-busters!

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More Shots of Xpresso!!

There's nothing likea few shots of Xpresso to help keep you working on your own project. Check out the progress being made by Reg Clarke!

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Mike's Ingenuity Shop

In this installment, Mike Evans shows us how he made some jack points for the main gear on his Tri-Q project.

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O-200 Pre-Oiler

New QBA Member Lance Logan shows us how he fabricated an engine pre-oiler for his Continental O-200.
No more dry starts!

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Advice For First Flight

Here's a compilation of professional advice given to Sanjay Dhall on the Q-list as he prepares for first flight. If you're nearing completion of your project LISTEN UP!

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Don't Try This at Home (Yet.)

Jay Scheevel has come up with a novel design for the elevator mid span pivot on his Tri-Q project. We look forward to hearing about some flight testing!

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Odds and Ends

New Software, Upcoming Events, and a couple of guys interested in bringing the kits back!

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