QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 19 page 5
- Category: QAC Newsletters
- Published: Monday, 04 June 2007 15:06
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B. Brewster (foreground) and Bob McFarland our Pennsylvania Dealer.
Ed Parker's Quickie "The Live-in Mistress" â named by his wife of course.
Kelly Spellmyer's Quickie.
CITROEN POWERED QUICKIE
READY TO FLY!
Revmaster R-800 Citroen engine is insta]led in N77Q and is awaiting FAA
inspection. Extensive dyno testing was conducted on this engine before
it was released to QAC for flight test. On the dyno this engine produces
27 HP at 3800 RPM using less fuel than the Onan does at 22HP
One problem we discovered on installation was that the exhaust system points forward and causes rather large humps on the cowling. We are going to fly with this configuration, hut Revmaster has determined that a new camshaft will allow the heads to be swapped left for right. This will point the exhaust to the rear and permit a much nicer cowl.
Assuming no further problems develop, performance data should be available in Newsletter #20.
The new canard airfoil developed for the Q2 was so successful we are proceeding with a ver sion for the Quickie (see Q2 news). The same mandral will he used to wind spars for the Quickie canard, so development time should he very short. What we hope to obtain with the new airfoil is a lower stall speed, which will result in shorter takeoff and landing distances. We also expect to eliminate the trim change with rain. The biggest advantage of the new
airfoil we feel is that it a. so much more tolerant of surface waviness and incidence mistakes than the original.
AILERON REFLEXOR TO BE
TRIED ON THE QUICKIE:
The aileron reflexor used on the Q2 to allow inflight adjustment of the ailerons will be shortly installed and flight tested on the Quickie. We would expect a similar improve ment in rain performance as was found on the Q2.
QUICKIE BUILDER TIPS:
Head Gaskets â Ray Anderson, #236 reports finding a new head gasket designed for an Allis Chalmers garden tractor. This gasket is called a Graphfoil Type, and is constructed with a steel inner core sandwiched between graphite. The stock gaskets are steel and aluminum with an asbestos type inner core,
We have not tested these new gaskets ourselves, hut Ray has extensively. They appear to offer the following advantages:
The Onan part number for this gasket is 110-3181.
March 2, 1983
Install light spring on the throttle so that the engine goes to full throttle in the event of cable failure.