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Q-talk 145 - Jan/Feb 2011 - index

Q-talk Newsletter
Jan/Feb 2011
Issue 145

Hey Member,
2011 is shaping up to be a great year for the Quickie Builders Association. Already we have 8 events scheduled this year, all featuring our favorite homebuilt and the people who build and fly them.

In addition we have several builders nearing first flight, and several more Q’s nearing the completion of a major rebuild and reconstruction.

Speaking about "major reconstruction," I have some great ideas about how to make the QBA website even better. I am currently working with a new Host and hope to have everything transferred by the next newsletter. The new host is more expensive, but it will allow more features including video and picture sharing.

If all goes well, you’ll soon see a new feature I’d like to dub “Q-tube.” In the meantime, sit back and enjoy reading about what others are doing with their Quickies.

I hope to see you at one or more QBA events this year!

Warm regards,
Dan Yager
QBA Editor

The following contributors have had their QBA membership extended for free:

  • Charlie Johnson
  • Robin Nash
  • John Loram
  • Mike Evans
  • Leon McAtee
  • David Gall

Side Splitting

As usual the QAC directions for performing the fuselage cut on a Q1 left something to be desired.

Leon McAtee helps make it right with much clearer (and safer) instructions.

Click here to read more

Tri-Q Plans

Tri-Q plans are now available on The website with fully searchable text. They are located on the Tri-Q TAB.

Click here to read more

Flipping The Bird

I tend to make things more complicated than they need to be. Makes me glad to have members like John Loram around.

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Hi Ho Silver!

Turns out you can paint your composite airplane a color other than white. As long as you don't mind living where the sun don't shine (very often).

UK member, Robin Nash, shows us his silver colored Q2.

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Tips From Mike's Garage

Mike Evans teaches us a few lessons about working with fiberglass in an unheated garage, in the middle of winter.

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Shots of Xpresso!

Reg Clarke sent me some photos of the progress he's made on the reconstruction of his Subaru powered Q2 dubbed "Xpresso."

Click here to read more

Expiration E-mails

As if we don't have enough to worry about. . . Now we have to worry about when our QBA Membership Expires.

Not anymore. Check out the new Expiration Warning E-mail System.

Click here to learn more

Renew your Membership

Want to learn how many Months, Days, or seconds are left in your QBA membership? Check out Video Tutorial Number 4.

Click here to watch it

2011 Sceduled Events!

Most of the events for 2011 have firm dates and locations. A few will be updated when the information gets finalized.

For all of the most recent updates, check out the "QBA Events" page.

Click here to see them all

In Our Next Issue

David Gall's "Quickie Source" content.

Lance's O-200 Pre-oiler. (No Dry Starts!)

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