QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 18 page 5
- Category: QAC Newsletters
- Published: Saturday, 02 June 2007 07:06
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One of our builders decided to eliminate the cables that run from the tail wheel to the rudder control horn with an aluminum rod, thinking it was a cleaner installation. In the course of flying his aircraft he eound it handled left hand cross winds âry well, but handled right hand cross vinds very poorly. In fact, he ground looped the aircraft during one right hand cross wind attempt. In examining the problem it was found that, in landing, the tail wheel spring would compress and deflect the rudder to the right, thereby exaggerating the problem on touch down. The rod was replaced with cables and the problem was solved.
(From Gil Cerrutiâ s/n 2515)
Page 14-3. Dome of aluminum screen should be offset so that it does not cover drain plug in order to allow fuel contaminates to be removed from the gas tank via the drain plug. Versatuhe should still he located under the screen and in the fuselage depression.
Q2 PLANS CHANGE NOTICES:
The layout of EM3 shown on Appendix Sheet 6 is incorrect. Use the prop flange on the Revmaster engine as a guide.
Also on Appendix 6 the material call out for the C3 latch is incorrect. Use (061T6 Aluminum Angle and 10133 -1003 lâx lâ x 1/8â), Q2 materials list No. 2, Package 1. The layout shown is correct and is full size.
Based on the response at Oshkosh we are proceeding with the Citroen installation on our prototype, N77Q.
The engine will be rated between 26 and 30 HP This should give the Quickie a real kick in the pants. We had hoped to be flying by this time and actually delayed the newsletter but, ignition system development delayed the program. The extra horsepower will help those who have built heavy airplanes as we expect to raise the gross weight with this engine. Vic Turner reinstalled the Warnke âalmost constant speedâ prop for his trip to Oshkosh. Climb and cruise performance are significantly better. Take-off performance was no better than original. Mr. Warnke is sending another version for test shortly which he feels will be even better. The initial vibration Vic experienced turned out not to be related to the prop.
The new canard airfoil being tested on the Q2 will also be tried on the Quickie
(see Q2 News).
QAC knows of at least 145 Quickies that have made first flights.
Please keep builder tips, pictures, component weight information coming in.
Richard Grosvenor's two tone Quickie.
Quickie Kit Prices
you should see 5° up elevator. 3Â½° to 6Â½° up should be okay Below 3Â½° up means there is something wrong with your airplane that needs to be corrected. If this is the case call us and weâll
help you find the solution.
Loose head bolts or studs:
Several Quickie builders have reported problems with head gasket leakage. Most have another common problem: High cylinder head temps. We continue to see poor engine baffling jobs, both on Quickies and Q2s. If your temps are normal and you are still having problems then we suggest the following:
One Quickie Builder reports an encounter with a fairly heavy load of ice. He did stalls and found the stall speed had gone up to 80 IAS with no pitch bucking, just a sharp break. He added speed for his approach and touched down mains first uneventfully
Some builders have suggested changing the Quickie electrical system.The stock system has logged many thousands of hours. The proposed changes we have seen have logged 0 hours in the air.