Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Test Flew Quickie Q2 C-GMBK
May 11/16 I test flew the Q2 for one circuit at the Springbank airport west of Calgary. The test flight showed that I had a much to forward C of G or something else was causing the nose down attitude. I could not trim out the aircraft and had to hold lots of aft stick pressure. I kept the circuit high and had 1000 feet on final for good forward speed of 90 on final. A two bounce landing had me rolling out and wondering what was wrong. I had to hold full up elevator in the ground effect and I was probably three feet high causing the bounces before rolling out. Another serious look at aircraft loading is in order.