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Arthur Kreutzer's QuickieNUMBER: QBT60
     Please refer back to QBT56 for proper checking of your elevator position in flight. One cause of problems in this area is the gap between the elevator and the trailing edge core. Using the installation method outlined in the plans, you should wind up with a gap about equal to the thickness of a tongue depressor. You should adjust your gap until it is correct. We have found that a tight or no gap results in less CL max which means a higher stall speed, possible problems with rain or bugs, and ground handling difficulties. If the gap is too large, the drag goes up and can cost you 3-4 mph on the top end.

     Bathroom Scales — We’ve had more problems in this area. Please read of the latest episode in the Q2 Builder Tip section. If you use bathroom scales for weight and balance, don’t call your airplane a Quickie.

     Carb Heat — We have recently learned that some builders have either removed or never installed curb heat. At least two accidents have occurred due to probable carb icing. Another problem which most builders might overlook is that the intake system of the Onan needs the carb heat box to help dampen out pulsations. If it is removed, erratic engine running is possible.

     Cowling Bump — Be sure your bump for the carb heat box is smooth and not flat in the front. We saw photos of one airplane which had a landing light installed here. Absurd! An airplane as clean aerodynamically as the Quickie cannot tolerate anything which increases the drag, not to mention the weight.

     The exhaust pipes should be cut as they exit the cowling as shown:

Quickie Exhaust Stack Cut Diagram
     This is worth about 1 1/2 mph.

     Liquid firewall requires heat to cure. A radiant electric heater works very well for this purpose. . .just be careful you don’t get the foam in the canard too hot.

     Calibrate your oil temp and CHT gauges and probes. At sea level, boffing water should read 212°F. A number of builders have reported inaccuracies.

Arthur Kreutzer's Quickie. He tells us first flight was Feb 11, 1984 and he had no problems.
Congratulations Arthur!

John Hicks' Quickie
A happy John Hicks of Mary Esther, Florida and his Quickie N401JH.

QAC Horizonltal Rule
QAC Horizonltal Rule

     New Canard: The LS(1)0417 Mod Airfoil Canard for the Quickie has been constructed by our Louisiana Dealer, Lanny Rundell. He expects to have it flying on his Quickie shortly but didn’t make it by press time. Lanny, by the way, is working with another firm developing some higher horsepower, liquid cooled, 2 stroke engines for the Quickie... stay tuned.  

     Revmaster has not returned our 30+ HP Citreon as yet, but we expect it back soon. In the meantime, many builders have expressed interest to us about this engine. Revmaster must purchase at least 50 units from France in order to proceed. If you are interested in this engine for your Quickie, when approved, please let Revmaster know with a letter or phone call. Contact: Joe Horvath or Dick Joh, P.O. Box 2084, Hesperia, CA 93245
619 244-3074.

      QAC knows of at least 150 Quickies that have made first flights.
      Please keep builder tips, pictures. component weight information coming in.
      Current delivery on a Quickie Kit is 3 weeks. Most components, including engines, are in stock,
     Many dealers have Quickie Kits in stock so call your local dealer for availability
     Current prices are $3,295.00 for Package 1 and $1,700.00 for Package 2. Note that the complete kit now consists of two packages instead of the original three.
John Hicks' Quickie
And here's another shot of John.

     Available options are as follows:
 Large Tire Option.
 22.5 h.p. Option including Kevlar engine mount.
 Kevlar engine mount separate.
 Custom Upholstery set.
 Prefabricated fuel tank. (Standard with Package 1)
 Communications or Navigation Antenna kit.
 44” diameter propeller. (Discounted price for currently flying builders).
     The 44” diameter propeller is to be used with the large tire option and 22 h.p. engine option. This propeller provides greater rate-of-climb (about 20%) with a loss in top speed of about 4 mph. It would be particularly useful for short fields at higher density altitudes.
     For those builders who would like a true climb propeller for the first few flights, rather than the cruise propeller provided with the kits, we have created a 42” diameter, 27” pitch climb propeller and will make it available as follows: with a deposit by the builder of $150.00, we will send the special prop to the builder for his initial flights. When he returns the prop to us in good shape, prepaid freight, we will return his complete deposit.

QAC Horizonltal Rule

QAC Horizonltal Rule

     We have rewritten all of the plan changes and builder tips up thru Newsletter #21. If you have not asked for them, do so, there’s no charge. When you receive them, why not read them over again?