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Q-talk Newsletter
Sep/Oct 2010
Issue 143

Hey Member,
It's been a busy couple of months for the Quickie Builders Association! Not only did we have a great "get together" in Beatrice, but we also had a candid discussion about the direction of the group, the first ever feedback surveys, and may contributions to this newsletter! Thanks everyone!

While all of that was going on, three builders are nearing completion, and we anxiously await their taxi testing reports. Lets support Sanjay Dhall, Jerry Brinkerhuff, and Joseph Snow as they get themselves and their planes ready for first flight.

The extremely observant among you may have noticed a slight change with this newsletter. My e-mail address has changed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This may not sound like much, but what it actually signifies is that the website is now on it's own hosting account. This will make the site a little more nimble, and I will be able perform some of the upgrades I have planned for the next year a little more easily.

Some of the planned changes are based on suggestions from our discussion at Beatrice. Including linking the the Q-list with the QBA forums, but all that can wait a bit. For now, sit back, relax, (print it out if you want) and enjoy this edition of Q-talk.

Then send me an article or other contribution for the next issue! As always, I look forward to hearing from each and every one of you! Especially YOU! LOL!

Remember, "Together we build better planes" (and newsletters.)

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor

The following contributors have had their QBA membership extended by 3 months:

  • Kevin Bodicker
  • Jerry Brinkerhuff
  • Sanjay Dhall
  • Sam Hoskins
  • Ronald Wright

Beatrice 2010

The 20th annual "Field of Dreams" fly-in was a great success. I finally got a ride in Sam's racing Q! Woo-Hoo!

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Survey Results

The survey results are in, your votes have been tabulated, and your feedback is being incorporated!

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Cabin Heater Build

Sanjay Dhall submitted this article about how he built a cabin heater on a bent section of exhaust piping. Great "how to" article.

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Jerry's Update

The guys from Michigan have been busy. Check out this report from Jerry Brinkerhuff.

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Safety Lessons

Lessons learned from a friend of the Quickie Builders Association who witnessed Bud Starnes fatal accident.

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First Engine Run

Sanjay Dhall hit a major milestone when he fired up his O-200 for the first time. Read his description of the sweet music his engine now makes.

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Aviation Wisdom

"There's nothing as worthless as the runway behind you" and other gems submitted by Doug Humble.

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Renew your Membership

Some of you signed up for your QBA membership in late 2009. It may be time to renew. Find out how to check by watching Video Tutorial Number 4.

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Print Q-talk Articles

Seems like some of you are hell bent on killing some trees! Learn how by watching Video Tutorial Number 5.

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In Our Next Issue

Kevin Boddicker's "Plane Power" alternator installation.

The Complete Homebuilt Aircraft of Burt Rutan - Book Chapter

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