This issue is the 186th issue of the QBA newsletter since Robert Herd and Jim Masal formed the Quickie Builders Association in January of 1982! This issue marks the end of QBA's 30th year in continuous publication! How cool is that!
Those of you that have been here since the beginning, probably have a hard time figuring out how all that time could have gone by without much notice. But as you celebrate the holidays with your family at the end of this historic year, I hope you'll take the time to reflect on everything that we've accomplished together.
Perhaps more importantly, I hope you'll take the time to thank those fellow builders and family members who have supported you through all of those years, and the "bumps" along the path!
As builders look forward to the New Year, I hope you'll also look to a time when your own project will be completed and takes to the air. To help get your juices flowing, Bruce Crain sent me this beautiful shot of his Tri-Q flying formation with Jon Finley in his Q2. Kevin Boddicker snapped this photo while traveling with Paul Fisher over the mountains of New Mexico:
In other news, the online QBA Newsletter archive is now complete! That means (as a paid member) you now have access to 30 years' worth of accumulated Tandem Wing knowledge. . . 24 hours a day . . . 7 days a week. . . from QuickTalk 1 through Q-Talk 156.
This issue is full of great technical articles just like the ones that came before it. That can only happen if you all take a moment to contribute to the newsletter, and add to our combined experience and knowledge. Again, as you hunker down for the winter, I hope you'll take the time to document the work you're doing and share what you've learned. I will continue to publish this newsletter for as long as you all support it with quality submissions.
For now, sit back . . . relax and enjoy this issue of Q-talk.
Remember, "Together we build better planes" (and newsletters.)