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Q-talk Newsletter
Jan/Feb 2010
Issue 139

Hey Member,
Well, as promised, here is my first Q-talk newsletter since taking over as Editor for the Quickie Builders Association. I hope you like the new e-mail format, as it allows us to use resources to communicate that haven't been possible in the printed versions to date.

This issue has video, audio, and color photos, which just aren't economical to produce anywhere but on the web. The layout of this newsletter may seem a little foreign to you, but it's simple to navigate. Look below this introduction and you'll see the articles that are part of this issue. If you see an article that interests you, please select the "Click here to read more" link beside it. Those links will take you back to the QBA website where you can read the full text of the article and see the multi-media content.

Most of these articles are for "Members Only" meaning that you will need to be logged-in to the website to read the full article. However, if you see an article that you think a friend might enjoy, I encourage you to FORWARD this e-mail to them. Who knows, you might just encourage that person to become a member of QBA, so that they can access the full article online.

The more people and ideas we gather into the community, the safer our planes become! I encourage all of us to share our resources with others, and use the new collaborative tools that are now available on the new QBA website. Remember, "Together We Build Better Planes" (and websites)!

If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or suggestions please send them to me simply by responding to this e-mail. I look forward to working with all of you well into the future!

Warm regards,
QBA Editor

Checking in with Headquarters

I've always liked to read this column in the first Q-talk of each new year. In this issue, I received several letters and e-mails including one from a guy writing a book about Burt Rutan and Space Ship One. He wanted to write a chapter on the Quickie prototype and wasn't quite sure where it had ended up. . .

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Building a Q-2 Main Fuel Tank

**GASP** Dare I say it? I'm not building it per plans! However, in this article I explain why, with a construction VIDEO, lots of pictures, and a new FULL SIZE downloadable template.

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Bruce Crain Is My New Best Friend!

Despite some very lame excuses about how you can't teach an "old dog" to work one of these new fangled computer gizmos, Bruce Crain managed to write an article using the new website tools. What does he write about? Well, "How to write an article on one of these new fangled computer gizmos," of course!

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For those of you who might not be as "tech savy" as Bruce Crain, I've begun putting together some video tutorials to help you get around the new website. In this first tutorial I teach you how to navigate and perform a search. That way the information you need is always at your fingertips 24/7!

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Three Letters from Gene Sheehan

Leon McAtee was digging through some old paperwork and came across three letters that Gene Sheehan sent out to Quickie builders and dealers. Gene attempts to explain QAC's legal troubles and subsequent bankruptcy.

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Runway 27L - Dave Yager

As most of you know, my father passed away on February 7th, 2010. Please indulge me for a moment as I recount some of the fond memories I have of the man who got me interested in aviation.

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