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This Survey was completed by 46 people. The results of the survey appear below.  I will publish my analysis of the results in the next issue of Q-talk (Issue #143) which will be e-mailed out to all QBA Members on October 31st, 2010.

       
1. Do you like the new website at www.quickheads.com?
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
95.7%
44
No
4.3%
2

I think I browsed through quickheads more often than QBA before, and was delighted when the news came about QBA moving to this site.

Thu, Oct 7, 2010
7:24 AM

It works just fine as a website.

Wed, Oct 6, 2010
1:56 PM

Great web site but more info required if there is any active members actualy building. What engine alternatives are Q1 builders trying and how many active builders are there ? Tue, Oct 5, 2010
10:55 PM
Links to a lot of stuff I need. Tue, Oct 5, 2010
9:48 PM
Although I don't look at it often, it's easy to browse through. Tue, Oct 5, 2010
4:58 PM
Sure it is! Tue, Oct 5, 2010
1:56 AM
I've never seen the old website, but I like the design of this one. Mon, Oct 4, 2010
1:20 PM

You bring a lot of energy to the effort. I'm trying to sell my two kits but every time I visit the website I want to keep at least one of them and build it myself.

Mon, Oct 4, 2010
11:20 AM
I am new an don't know the old website, but I like this one. Sat, Oct 2, 2010
10:22 AM
Yes, but i would perfer the Q-talk or what ever its called now, to be all in one posting. I don't care for having to down load (if thats the correct way of putting it) it in sections. Can't find a simple way to print it off for filling now.

By the way Dan, you mention in your building section that you are having to remove a lot of "Bondo". Are you sure it is not "UltraLite plastic filler" or "Dynalite"? That is a product sold by Spruce & others, and are Bondo filled with Talcs and Microspheres. They are good light weight fillers, and they use the same harder as plane Bondo.

Good luck on your web site and your build. Chick


Fri, Oct 1, 2010
12:57 PM
Its our first TRUE website and you have done a wonderful job of brings the past to the present. Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:19 AM
I like it, but I seem to have some difficulty finding items. It's partly me, I'm sure. But even when I have seen something, I seem to have trouble getting back to it. Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:08 AM
don't use it. it's too commercial
Fri, Oct 1, 2010
6:12 AM

A little difficult to navigate at times.

Thu, Sep 30, 2010
2:14 PM
 
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2. Do you think that information is easy to find on the website?
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
83.3%
35
No
16.7%
7

Drop down menus, and a site map.... what more can one ask for ?

Thu, Oct 7, 2010
7:24 AM

With a little bit of patience most things can be found.

Wed, Oct 6, 2010
1:56 PM

Can't be too hard with so little to look at. Tue, Oct 5, 2010
10:55 PM
Indexes - categories Tue, Oct 5, 2010
9:48 PM
See above explanation. Tue, Oct 5, 2010
4:58 PM
easy to find for me Tue, Oct 5, 2010
1:56 AM
Although the design is nice, I think, that you could improve the menu. I think it's a bit difficult to find what you're looking for. I've searched the site alot, so I can find my way around, but I couldn't in the start. Mon, Oct 4, 2010
1:20 PM

Most of it is easy, somethings I have to look for, but then again I have not navigated it enought to say no.

Mon, Oct 4, 2010
10:25 AM
it is more clear and usable Mon, Oct 4, 2010
10:10 AM
Good organization - I go right to the Q1 Stuff.
Sat, Oct 2, 2010
10:22 AM
I'm old school and I find your lay out confusing. Fri, Oct 1, 2010
12:57 PM
It took me a while to get the feel of it, but I'm naturally slow. Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:19 AM
well, it's like I said in the previous question.
Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:08 AM

I need to spend some more time exploring the new website.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010
9:22 AM

Maybe its the format, because I know the info is at this web site, but often I forget how to get to it. I forgot where the "Links" button was. You told me where to find it. I'm not sure if that isn't my fault, because the button is in plain site.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010
6:04 AM

Not sure. I am a dinosaur. Won't someone help the boy!

Thu, Sep 30, 2010
7:25 PM

But sometimes not Thu, Sep 30, 2010
2:14 PM
Some of the navigation, for instance classifieds related, is a bit ridiculous... ie. : Earth/USA/Q1 Parts/ etc. Thu, Sep 30, 2010
9:13 AM
 
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3. What type of content would you like to see more of on the site? (Pick the one thing I should concentrate on first, before finishing the others.)
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Builder logs (multiple builders)
4.9%
2
Flight logs (multiple flyers)
 
0.0%
0
Video tutorials
14.6%
6
Recent Pictures
4.9%
2
Applications that promote Idea Exchange
2.4%
1
Archival articles, pictures, and videos
4.9%
2
Quickie specific "How-To" Articles, Pictures, and Videos
43.9%
18
Other (please specify)
24.4%
10

I miss greatly a 'one-piece' Q-talk that could be downloaded from the website in one file. #138 is the last one-piece news letter I have.

Wed, Oct 6, 2010
1:56 PM

detail drawing set if possible

Tue, Oct 5, 2010
1:56 AM

Motor articles, how to build motor for airplane use. How about some CAD parts so molds could be built. Tue, Oct 5, 2010
12:55 AM
an email or phone that is actually responded to in a timely manner, like at least weekly. I have made several attempts to contact someone, anyone, and I have as yet not reveived an answer. I thought this site was abandoned until you sent me the request to take this survey! Mon, Oct 4, 2010
1:16 PM
It would be nice to see some sort of listing of the mods people have made, and maybe a "how-to" video. Mon, Oct 4, 2010
11:20 AM
I need information on alternative engines for Q1 - what is available to replace Onan.

Builder logs on Q1 builds would be nice too.
Sat, Oct 2, 2010
10:22 AM
All of the above. Fri, Oct 1, 2010
6:04 AM

Would appreciate multiple button choices here, as indeed, i would like to see videos, archival articles and pictures, and even videos of live conversations or past forums that would be helpful on specific topics. Like Bob Nuckolls' talks in the past, (but then he probably wouldn't like that.... but you get my drift!) Would also like to see a featured builder per issue.. someone to interview, and have them describe their plane, with pictures, and what they have done that is unique or that works particularly well... even painting, or prepping, systems installation, etc. I think Dave Richardson did this a while back, or even Tom Moore, and it was terrific, getting to know someone through a featured interview with them, but then that idea stopped when the individual no longer did the newsletter... this could be incorporated into the website, with multimedia possibilities, and it could be a really nice way of featuring someone's plane or project.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010
1:27 AM
What ever is new and innovative. Pretty short list lately. Thu, Sep 30, 2010
8:01 PM
All of the above. ;o)
Thu, Sep 30, 2010
7:25 PM
 
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4. What would you like to see improved on the website? (Again pick the one thing you would want me to concentrate on first before finishing the others.)
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
There's a lot of information on the site, it should be organized better
8.8%
3
The text is too small, I would like an option to increase the font size
 
0.0%
0
I don't like the design of the site (colors, logo, menus, etc.)
 
0.0%
0
I would like the forums to link to the Q-list. (i.e. when someone posts to the Yahoo! Q-list it also gets posted in the forums, and vice versa.)
14.7%
5
I want to see more Quickie specific software applications. (Weight and balance apps, flight planning apps, construction log apps etc.)
20.6%
0
I want better ways to socialize and communicate with other QBA members
 
0.0%
0
I want more magazine and book articles archived online
11.8%
4
I want to be able to upload pictures and videos to the site
5.9%
2
I want to be able to sell Quickie related stuff in the online store
5.9%
2
Other (please specify)
32.4%
11

The website is pretty good as is.

Wed, Oct 6, 2010
1:56 PM

When I see something I like, I would like to be able to download a copy to keep or carry to the garage.

Tue, Oct 5, 2010
9:48 PM

I would simply like to get a response from a question or inquiry. I believe I may have even left my email and phone. If not, here they are:

[Contact Info Removed by Editor - He didn't privide it previously - Sheesh!]

Mon, Oct 4, 2010
1:16 PM
I know you need to make some money for your time and costs but it would be nice if all the Q related information was free and downloadable. Mon, Oct 4, 2010
11:20 AM
Haven't been there enough to offer any informed advice. I should change that! Sat, Oct 2, 2010
6:42 PM
I would just like to see more vendors with Quicke (especially Q1) parts for sale listed here as resources - maybe even an online store like CozyGirls with parts pictures, prices, shopping cart, etc. Sat, Oct 2, 2010
10:22 AM
Truthfully, I can't find enough time to digest what is already there. All of the above sound great however, I don't know if I can absorb it all.

Please don't get yourself so indulged with work on this site that you get discouraged or overwhelmed.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:19 AM

Since I can't select more than one item, I'm doing so here. Clever of me, eh?

1. I would like to see the social and technical separated. That way, when I looking for a technical solution, I don't have to wade thru lots or social stuff.
2. Love to see Yahoo and Q-list linked
3. More quickie specific software apps!
4. Yes, more articles online

Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:08 AM
Again, multiple choices here would be great, as there are several items i would very much like to see. Better ways of communicating with other QBA members on the site, like having an online chat capability for people logged in... also love archived articles. Perhaps also selling Q-related items in the online store. And software applications would be great too! Fri, Oct 1, 2010
1:27 AM
Looks like Dan is spending to much time on the website and not enough time working on the Q.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010
8:01 PM
I am already happy. Thu, Sep 30, 2010
7:25 PM
 
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5. To ensure the site lasts, would you consider becoming an Administrator or Moderator on the site?
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
18.4%
7
No
81.6%
31
What might help you to do so. . .
     

I would normally answer yes to this but at this time I could not commit to an acceptable level of support. I WOULD like very much to see the site prosper because I think you are doing a great job.

Sat, Oct 9, 2010
8:13 AM

Since I am sitting on the other side of the world (South Africa), meeting up with the guys in person will be a really expensive opperation, and I feel it is neccesary for the administrator to be personaly acceable to the majority of the members.

Thu, Oct 7, 2010
7:24 AM

I'm way too busy Tue, Oct 5, 2010
10:55 PM
Finish my Q. Tue, Oct 5, 2010
9:48 PM
At this time I'm to tied up with projects at work. Tue, Oct 5, 2010
12:55 AM
maybe depends whats required Mon, Oct 4, 2010
2:09 PM
English is not my moether language, so I can make to many faults on Mon, Oct 4, 2010
10:10 AM

If I was retired and had the time,,, as it is I don't even have time to work on the project...

Mon, Oct 4, 2010
9:10 AM
I just don't have enough time. Sat, Oct 2, 2010
6:42 PM
Not at the moment, but maybe when I actually start to build.
I am still in the research/planning stages right now.
Sat, Oct 2, 2010
10:22 AM
I am technically incapable. Wish it was not the case. Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:19 AM
Not at this time - Later, perhaps, I might like to help organize post newsletters "tips" into a more friendly searchable format. ie main fuel tank 'issues', etc.

Also, general areas like materials to be used for firewall sealants, special foams, etc.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:08 AM
But not right now, I have too many irons in the fire already.
Fri, Oct 1, 2010
9:22 AM

I'm toooo crazy busy at it is, with work, my professional opera company (my other job), trying to finish my plane, looking out after my mother with Alzheimer's disease, and playing in several local symphony orchestras, but perhaps something could be worked out to help in the capacity of moderator if it ever came to that... good night, for now, i hope it doesn't! :-)

Fri, Oct 1, 2010
1:27 AM
Not smart enough with computers. Sorry Bubba. ;o(
Thu, Sep 30, 2010
7:25 PM

not sure what that might involve

Thu, Sep 30, 2010
2:14 PM
 
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6. Have you ever purchased anything from the Quickheads store?
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
20.9%
9
No
79.1%
34
 
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43
 
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7. What would make you more likely to buy something from the online shop?
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Discount coupons and/or Gift certificates
3.3%
1
Better product selection
40.0%
12
Secured website transactions that don't require going to the PAYPAL site
0.0%
0
Other payment options
(besides Credit Cards and PAYPAL)
10.0%
3
Other (please specify)
46.7%
14

A bigger limit on my credit card :-)

Thu, Oct 7, 2010 7:24 AM

A need for the stuff.

Wed, Oct 6, 2010 2:49 PM

Not commonly available items, such as the original size Q2 tires. Wed, Oct 6, 2010 1:56 PM
I am retired on a fixed income. Right now, I want to finish the Q and fly it. Mr resources are focused on those two goals. Tue, Oct 5, 2010 9:48 PM
I think the online shop works really great.! Mon, Oct 4, 2010 1:20 PM
I would like to see more stuff, on parts for quickies. Not nec. a one stop shop though that would be nice. But certian things like parts for the updated or stuff that is hard to find just for the quickies. Mon, Oct 4, 2010 10:25 AM
I'm not an impulse shopper. Once I find something I want I simply look for the best combinatin of price and simplicty of purchase. If you have aproduct I need on the site I would consider purchasing it. Sat, Oct 2, 2010 6:42 PM

Offer Quicke parts that are not available any longer.
This might be difficult - working with other to put their items on this website.

Sat, Oct 2, 2010 10:22 AM
It looks like the Tri-Q is left out except when it's with the regular Q. Fri, Oct 1, 2010 12:57 PM
Having been flying my Q since 1997, there isn't much in the site that I presently need.
Fri, Oct 1, 2010 11:19 AM
I haven't been there yet. Fri, Oct 1, 2010 9:22 AM
Paypal is fine and works great... i just haven't seen anything on there yet that i can't live without! Fri, Oct 1, 2010 1:27 AM
Quickie products that reflect the proper shape of the fuselage etc would interest me more.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 8:01 PM

1st I would have to have a need for something. My quickie is finished so I am "fat dumb and happy".

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 7:25 PM
 
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8. Your Editor has several ideas for products that could be sold in the online shop. Which of the following products would you likely purchase if it were made available? (Pick the one item that you're most interested in seeing, before I finish the others. This will help me prioritize.)
   
Response
Percent
Response
Count
Quickie themed "Pedal Plane" plans for your children/grandchildren
2.6%
1
AutoCAD versions of the Quickie/Q-2XX Templates (DXF or DWG)
15.8%
6
Corvair Engine and Chassis Manual in PDF format
2.6%
1
Continental O-200 Engine Manual in PDF format
0.0%
0
Onan repair manual in PDF format
0.0%
0
Metal Parts Drawings for the Quckie Single in PDF format
13.2%
5
Large format paper copies of the Template Sheets
5.3%
2
Dynon EFIS and Avionics Hardware
13.2%
5
Discounted Quickie related hardware and supplies from Aircraft Spruce or Wicks
18.4%
7
Garmin GPS hardware
5.3%
2
Other (please specify)
23.7%
9

As in previous question.

Wed, Oct 6, 2010
1:56 PM

Airframe parts in CAD.

Tue, Oct 5, 2010
12:55 AM

Spars for the Q-200, and information on the Tri-Q. Perhaps this might fall under the second-to-last item above. Mon, Oct 4, 2010
1:16 PM
Forget the CAD versions. The first sale and they are alll over the internet for free.

I think the Onan manual is already in PDF format or down load on the net (think I have a copy, but not sure). Also the Onan is now only a "legacy motor" New units available now number less than 5. Parts are another problem. Not a viable power plant for new builders.

Pedal planes sound kind of neat - and might breed a whole new generation of tandem wing fliers. If you do the Q also offer a D'fly version.

Not much demand for metal parts prints except for the really cheap bulders. I considered redoing my CAD in 3D but decided it wasn't worth the effort. I have a stack of cut metal parts but just need the time to get the final detail work finished before putting them on the market. Not much point in trying to make your own if I can sell you already CNC cut parts for what a sheet of metal and freignt would cost ;-)

Sat, Oct 2, 2010
6:42 PM
N/A Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:19 AM
Again, nice to be able to select multiple items.
1. O-200 engine manual in PDF format
2. Dynon EFIS hardware
3. Discounted Quickie hardware from AS or Wicks
Fri, Oct 1, 2010
11:08 AM
This should be made multiple-choice, as there are a several items i wouldn't mind considering, like GPS-related items, Quickie-related hardware from AS or Wicks, and metal parts drawings for the Q-1. Fri, Oct 1, 2010
1:27 AM

I would not reprint any Onan stuff unless you want to here from there lawyers.

Thu, Sep 30, 2010
8:01 PM
stuff like the peddal plane plans , the discount form aircraft spruce or wicks different t shirt designs listings to buy affordable parts. Thu, Sep 30, 2010
10:36 AM
 
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9. I appreciate any constructive feedback you might have. Do you have any suggestions for the website that haven't been covered above?
   
Response
Count
 
23

I guess I never understood that this site didn't connect to the yahoo group. I'm not sure what exactly how to use it. Because I am putting an alternative engine into my TriQ most of the info isn't relevant. I did research a little into W&B but the info I found was incomplete. I 'm sure I haven't got the utility out of it that is here. I do appreciate all the effort that goes into this site.

Mon, Oct 11, 2010 6:01 PM

You are doing an excellent job! I think the site is well rounded with a good mix of information and evolving in the correct directions at a good pace,

Sat, Oct 9, 2010 8:13 AM

Dan
I really enjoyed your time laps videos, but it seems that someone has pushed the pause button on Hour-86.
Thu, Oct 7, 2010 7:24 AM
It would be very helpful if I could, as a QBA member, download off the website an electronic one-piece Q-Talk newsletter 4-times a year. Wed, Oct 6, 2010 1:56 PM
Thank you for your effort in keeping people interested in the Quickie design. They are becoming a vary rare aircraft here in Australia. I would like to build a Q1 with the newer LS1 canard and a more modern engine if I ever have the time. Tue, Oct 5, 2010 10:55 PM
How about scaling up the Quickie and Q2/Q200 to fit more people.

How about a Super Quickie that will fit a guy 6' 4" and 350lbs with a 582(65HP) or 618(75HP).

How about a pole on height, shoulder width, weight of members.

Tue, Oct 5, 2010 12:55 AM
I find the site to be informative and easy to navigate. I no longer own Q, but will always be interested if Q "happenings" Mon, Oct 4, 2010 8:25 PM

Really good job Dan!! Continue that.
I'm sorry if my english isn't that good - I'm from Denmark. :)

Mon, Oct 4, 2010 1:20 PM
Nope. I have 4 sets of unused/new fuselage shells that I would like to sell at a significant discount from what I paid. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 417-396-0228 Mon, Oct 4, 2010 1:16 PM
I like the name Quickie Builders Association. You might consider using that for your website versus quickheads...
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 11:20 AM
Can't think of any, I really like the whole idea of a quickie web site. Wish we had more how to's as I am a first time recent owner and want to completely restore my plane to a mint show room condition.

A good detailed section certian parts, say conections etc. would be great, keep in mind this may already be here and I just haven't made it that far yet.

Mon, Oct 4, 2010 10:25 AM
No Mon, Oct 4, 2010 10:10 AM
Really, you seem to be doing a pretty good job. What we need are a whole new group of builders turning out fresh flying Q's. That should build more interest and result in more new starts. Kind of a self-sustaining feed back loop. All we need is the chicken or the egg. I have every intention of providing the egg.....
Sat, Oct 2, 2010 6:42 PM

Since I am thinking about a Q1 I would really like to see more Q1 parts available here.
Metal parts drawings are sorely needed.
I would like to see everything available online here to build the Q1 from scratch.

Sat, Oct 2, 2010 10:22 AM
Flight Safety Articles Fri, Oct 1, 2010 8:44 PM
Nope, love your work. Fri, Oct 1, 2010 11:19 AM
You're doing a good job, Dan. Don't get discouraged, either by your project or by any of the crusty old members. We like what you are trying to do and appreciate it.
Fri, Oct 1, 2010 7:25 AM

Just to clarify the pricing stucture of the Newsletter in the past. The paper versions ended up being $2.00 more to cover postage ($22.00). The recent postage increases could have made that go higher. International paper subscriptions were even higher. Look on page 2 in the outlined box for futher details of issue 138.

Fri, Oct 1, 2010 6:04 AM
You have gone above and beyond with the website. It is just fine. Please be sure to spend enough time building your plane. Fri, Oct 1, 2010 5:13 AM
I'll send them along as i think of them... it's almost 1:30AM and i'm still here at work, and tired minds don't think well...
Thank you so very much, Dan, for jumping in so wholeheartedly as you have, your enthusiasm is a shot in the arm for us all! It will be really exciting to see the QBA grow under your leadership! Let's all work to that end! Thanks for doing these questionnaires and getting them out so quickly, and let's hope that some great ideas will be born from them.
All the best and keep up the great work!
Fri, Oct 1, 2010 1:27 AM
Your doing a great job, relax.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 9:03 PM

Yep. Get off the computer and get that "Dad gum Q200 finished. This is your Mother speaking.
Don't let them give you anything else to monitor or work on.
Ah wanna' see you there at the fly ins.
Tee Hee!

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 7:25 PM
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