QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 7 page 1
- Category: QAC Newsletters
- Published: Thursday, 13 July 2006 01:07
- Written by Quickie Aircraft Corporation
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SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES.....There are 14 Quickies now flying; several more are completed and awaiting a break in the winter weather.
.....The second annual Quickie Construction Seminar was held on 24 November, 1979. Over 210 people attended.
.....Several options will be available in the first - quarter of 1980, including a Kevlar engine mount, a 22 h.p. engine kit & higher gross weight, larger tires for grass airport operation, and a communications radio antenna kit. We are investigating the possibility of supercharging the Onan engine.
.....Quickie Aircraft Corporation intends to establish s dealership network across the United States. This effort will maximize builder support. We invite serious inquiries from prospective dealers.
.....Gene and Tom have made trips to visit with several of the builders who have completed and flown their Quickies.
QUICKIE BUILDER UPDATE.....Several builders couldnât quite finish their Quickies before the winter weather set in. For example, Al LAndry up in Idaho says that his aircraft is complete, ready to fly, and has even been taxied around in the snow. He is hoping to get a few clear days before long so that he can make the first flight.
.....The vast majority of builders who have contacted us in the last three months have already completed all of their aircraftâs basic structure. They indicate that having their Quickie âlookâ like a aircraft really helps to spur them on.
.....Estimated completion dates run from âweeksâ to ânext Springâ to âin time for Oshkoshâ. Many have indicated that they are enjoying the construction process much more than they thought they would when they began.
.....Of those individuals flying, a few have reported their aircraftâs empty weight. The reported weight range is from 250 lb up to 300 lb. The majority seem to be falling in the 250â275 lb range. Gene has flown two of the 300 lb variety Quickies, and reports that they both performed comparably to N77Q. Weather delays kept Tom from flying Garry LeGareâs 255 lb Quickie when he was in Canada last September.
.....This newsletter contains considerable information and several recommendation based upon our experiences with these 14 Quickie builders.
QUICKIE CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR.....The second annual Quickie Construction Seminar was held in Mojave, CA on 24 November, 1979. Attendance was over 210 people.
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