QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 24 page 5
- Category: QAC Newsletters
- Published: Friday, 21 September 2007 10:32
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QUICKIE, Q2, & Q-200 PLANS
Q2 and Q-200 builders should verify that they have the correct plans and updates.
Q2 plans should include the red booklet chapters 1-14 and chapters 15-20, plans changes and builder tips, pictorial plans addendum, appendix sheets 1-6, Quickie newsletters from 22 forward, Q2 pilots manual, new canard plans (1 packet— 1 tube).
Q-200 plans should include the red booklet chapters 1-14 and chapters 15-20, plans changes and builder tips, pictorial plans addendum, appendix sheets 1-6, Quickie newsletters from 22 forward, Q-200 pilots manual, new canard plans (1 packet - 1 tube), brown booklet (Q-200 engine installation plans) and appendix sheets 1-3.
Quickie builders should also verify that they have Quickie plans changes and builder tips and the flight test guide.
QAC strongly recommends that all plans changes and builder tips be inserted into the builder’s plans immediately upon receipt, so as to avoid errors. Plans Changes notices are numbered as
A _QPC___ , with the highest number being the most recent tip or change notice.
Please note that all current plans changes and builder tips are put in our newsletters. In order for you to keep updated on all plans changes and builder tips, you must keep your subscription current.
|BEL RAY OIL|
Quickie Aircraft is now an authorized dealer for Bel-Ray Aero-1 synthetic aircraft oil. We have used Aero-1 in Onan, Revmaster, and Continental engines with excellent results.
Quickie will keep Acro-1 in stock at all times for our builders who wish to use it.
The price is $8.85 per quart. If you buy a case (12 quarts) QAC will pay the freight.
1. Blast tubes are needed for your magnetos. Magnetos generate heat; their location back of engine in a hole does not get normal cooling air flow circulation. Obtain tubing (about one foot each side), open 1” diameter hole at any convenient location inboard aft upper cylinder. Baffle and install liberal beads of RTV about .1” of tubing protruding forward. You crafty builders wanting a more sterile appearance might carve a foam scrap about .050 undersize of 1” tube and apply about 4 ply BID at 45° to form a 90° flange to attach on the aft side via 3 pop rivets.
5. We are soliciting information, pictures, etc. of flying Quickies, Q2s and Q-200s. Seems the only time we hear from a builder is about a problem. We’d also like to hear about the good times and often are asked, “how many of them are flying?” We can only guess. Also, many finish their aircraft and let their subscription elapse, so... if you know of a flying Quickie type in your area, EAA chapter, etc., let us know.
At least 3 builders have installed fuel tanks in the area just over the rear wing. In one case we caught it in time and the builder stopped using it. In the second case the builder noticed a hollow sound when he tapped his rear wing just before a contemplated flight. Upon inspection, he found the foam had dissolved from the wing core and had to build a new rear wing. In the final case we received a call from an FAA accident inspector. He found a large amount of foam dissolved in the rear wing of a crashed aircraft.
The danger of a pinhole leak is just too great. Do not install a fuel tank in this area.
One thing that disturbs us greatly is the casual attitude some builders take towards making changes to their aircraft. The typical builder is simply not qualified to evaluate the consequences of structural, aerodynamic or control system modifications.
At QAC we are aware of four Q2 builders who have made or are making substantial changes. Two of these aircraft have now flown. The result: two fatal accidents both on first flight. In each case we urged the builder not to make these changes but to no avail. We have no reason to believe that the other two will be any more successful than the first two.
QAC’s policy on this subject is as follows: