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QuickTalk 5 - COMPONENT PART WEIGHT SURVEY

Well, it's often said that "the Lord helps those who help themselves" and it seems to me that this survey works just that way. We haven't helped ourselves much in the sparse response to our weight survey (Issue #2). But here are the results. The average weight of all parts weighed is listed first followed by the number of parts submitted in parentheses. Ailerons and elevators show up more abundantly since there are usually two per response and both are constructed identically to the raw state.

Aircraft empty weights are highly individualized due to infinite possibilities in equipment and upholstery, but note that no one so far has approached QAC's expected weight.

There are many subtle variables that can occur in an individual's reported weights, but it is hoped that averaging a large number will minimize these. , don't regard these figures as absolute and cast in stone tablets. This survey will be continued and refined with periodic updates in QUICKTALK if you agree by your future participation. Continue to send future weights to me or the QBA office. (Jim Masal)


Total Flying Empty Weight:

QUICKIE = 297.5 (7)

Q2 = -------(0)

QUICKIE COMPONENT WEIGHTS

Fuselage (to pg. 7-13) -------(0)*

Canopy & Cockpit Cover (to pg. 15-4) - 7.0 lbs (1)

Main Wing (to pg. 9-9) - 29.5 lbs. (3)**

Canard (to pg. 10-6) - 35.3 lbs (3)

Aileron (to pg. 6-1) - 1.3 lbs (6)

Elevator (to pg. 6-2) - 2.5 lbs (4)

Vertical Fin (to pg. 8-1) -------(0)

Rudder (to pg. 8-1) - 0.5 lbs (1)

Wheel Pants (to pg. 11-4) - 1.5 lbs (4)

Fuel Tank (to pg. 7-2) -------(0)

Main Wing Covers (to pg. 14-6) - fore 10.5 ozs (1)

Main Wing Covers (to pg. 14-6) - aft 7.5 ozs (1)


* Two builders reported fuselages complete with fin, rudder, tailwheel, rudder pedals & cables, tank and armrests at 57.0 and 48.5 lbs.


** One builder had a main wing of 15.0 lbs with all layups confirmed by 4 helpers. It was not included in above averages so as not to distort the results.


Q2 COMPONENT WEIGHTS

Fuselage (to pg. 805) - 36.5 lbs (1)

Canopy & Frame (to pg. 15-4) - 15.7 lbs (3)

Main Wing (to pg. 9-4) - 32.7 lbs (4)

Canard (to pg 10-5) - 51.5 lbs (2)

Aileron (to pg. 6-1) - 1.8 lbs (12)

Elevator (to pg. 6-3) - 4.4 lbs (16)

Vertical Fin (to pg. 8-1) - 3.8 lbs (9)

Rudder (to pg. 6-2) - 0.9 lbs (8)

Wheel Pants (to pg. 11-1 unmounted) - 1.5 lbs (4)

Fuel Tank (to pg. 4-1) - 5.7 lbs (4)

Header Tank - 3.4 lbs (5)


To expand our data base of aircraft weights, we have listed below the Oshkosh '82 attendees and their reported figures:


IDENT
OWNER/LOCATION
EMPTY WEIGHT
ENGINE
REPORTED SPEED
N995E
Eckrich/SD
278#
?
?
Q
U
I
C
K
I
E
N8OQk
Turner/CA
288
22.5
120
N8OQE
Ralph/MI
292
18
?
N4WH
Herzog/MI
295
?
?
N336RM
McFarland/PA
300
22.5
120
N701RC
Cothern/IL
290
?
?
-GUAM
Valanne/Ont.
272
20
125
N29QB
Billman/NY
309
18
?
N142WT
Hubin/CH
305
22.5
100+
N88Q
Holmes,Hartman/CA
291
22.5
123

N1711Q
Swing/OH
600#
2100DQ
170
Q
2
N82QQ
Brubaker/CA
610
2100DQ
160


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