Q2 Plans Chapter 1 Page 1-2
- Category: Q-2/Q-200 Plans
- Published: Tuesday, 30 May 2006 12:05
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.....The nature of the Q2 structure requires that a part be left alone to cure for a longer period of time than that required to build it. Thus, you will find that when following the step-by-step order, you will often find yourself out of work, waiting for a cure. In most cases,You can skip to another chapter and build another part while waiting. With a little planning and familiarity with the entire manual, you should be able to use all of your time productively.
.....Please use the procedure detailed here if you do not understand something and need an answer. First of all, do not be concerned if you do not understand everything the first time you read through the plans. Many things that may not be obvious just reading the drawings, will be obvious when you have that portion of the airplane in front of you or have built a simi¬lar part in a previous chapter. Also, we will be able to help you better if you are looking at that portion of your airplane. So, do not ask for clarification until you are really working-on that particular chapter. We have found through our Quickie and Q2 experience that the majority of questions that the homebuilder asks are already answered somewhere in the plans. We have made considerable effort in the Q2 Construction Plans to make the information visible. If you do not understand something, study the words in the step, study the sketches and all related sections/views/ photos, then look through the fullsize drawings and components that show that portion of the airplane. If the answer is still not found, it may be that the item is covered in detail in another chapter (there is some necessary overlap) . It is possible that a question related to the operation of a part of the airplane or its maintenance is answered in your Q2 Pilot's Manual. Also, check your back issues of "The Quickie Newsletter" for plans updates or clarifications. OK, if you have checked everything and you are still stumped, you can do one of three things:
.....Also, let us know if you have found a better way of doing something. If we agree, we'll publish it in "The Quickie Newsletter" so that all Quickie builders can benefit. If it is not a good idea, we'll tell you why, if you includeaself-addressed stamped envelope.
.....Do keep us up to date on the progress of your project. Send us a black and white snap shot of your airplane for publication in "The Quickie Newsletter". Photos in the newsletter are particularly beneficial if they are of an area of the airplane that's not clearly shown with photos or sketches in the plans. Remember, the primary purpose of "The Quickie Newsletter" is to support your airplane project.
.....If you are not a member of The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), do join. This is the only organization who looks out for the homebuilder as far as FAA regulations are concerned. Membership in your local EAA can be extremely beneficial both in building your airplane and in meeting people who share your interests. Their monthly publication, "Sport Aviation," is worth the membership fee in itself.
EAA often publishes reports on builder's projects, so send them photos and some words on your progress.
FAA LICENSING PROCEDURES
This procedure applies in the U.S.A. only. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a definite procedure for registering and licensing homebuilt aircraft. There is nothing complicated about it, but they insist that you follow each step carefully.