Thursday, August 4, 2016
Yahoo...Yahoo...10:00 am I had all things checked and rechecked on the Quickie Q2 with all paperwork in order. It was time to test fly my plane once again after resetting the angle on the back wing. The flight of one circuit using the 5000 ft runway at Springbank Airport (elevation 3960 ft) went fantastic and I could not be happier with the results of my modification. It flew hands off the stick with only slight adjustment to the pitch trim. The moment arm of the T-tail being so far back offers super adjustment to pitch in takeoff and landing paths as well as cruise. It should prove to be very effective at adjusting for different weight loading options. Next step is to do a one hour flight over the airport and check pressures, temps, rpm and stall speed characteristics. Following flights will be circuits to practice landings and experiment with heavier loading.