QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 5 page 1
- Category: QAC Newsletters
- Published: Friday, 23 June 2006 00:06
- Written by Quickie Aircraft Corporation
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SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES.....The last three months have, been extremely busy at Quickie Aircraft Corporation.
.....Several Quickies built by homebuilders have made first flights in the past two months. All have reported performance superior to N77Q, our Quickie prototype.
.....We have been working very hard to clean up our backlog of orders. To expedite future shipments, we have acquired in excess of $100,000 in inventory.
.....Sixteen Quickie Construction Seminars have been completed across the United States over the past two months.
.....N77Q has made visits to flyin. in Chino and Watsonville, California.
QUICKIES FLYING.....Since Newsletter 4, several Quickies have made first flights.
.....The first Quickie built by a homebuilder was flown on 2 April, 1979. The builder was Lee Herron of New Jersey. Construction took only 111 days and Lee reports that his bird is 7 m.p.h. faster than our prototype - 134 m.p.h. After initial testing, Lee reports that takeoff distance at gross weight is around 450 feet.
.....The second Quickie to fly was constructed by Delbert Whitehead from Indiana. Gene made a trip to Indiana to fly Delbertâs Quickie. He confirms the superior performance compared to our prototype, as well as confirming how fun Quickies are to fly.
.....Gerry LeGare, the Canadian Quickie Distributor, made his first flight in June. Gerry has a good frame of reference for his aircraftâs performance as he flew our Quickie last fall. Gerryâs initial comment to us when he phoned with the news of first flight was, â... my Quickie has much better performance than yours.â He report, that takeoff distance is less than 500 feet. Tom Jewett made a visit to look at Gerryâs aircraft and report that the detail work is excellent; while there, Gerry showed Tom how he could disassemble the aircraft for trailering in 6 minutes with only a screwdriver!
.....All Quickie pilots have reported that their aircraft trimmed out well on first flight. Phone calls have been punctuated by comeents like âfantasticâ, âincredibleâ, and âunbelievableâ.
FLASH! FLASH!...As we were on the way to the printer with this newsletter, we learned that J. V. Murphy of Cape Canaveral, FL has made the first flight of his Quickie.