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The final parts for this option should be available in 30-45 days. Prices for the Turbo are as follows:

 Revmaster Engine
Base Price
 Turbo Option
(includes oil filter
and geared starter)
 Maloof 2-Position
 Maloof Constant Speed Prop.
Note (1)
 The 2 position or constant speed prop is mandatory.
 We recommend the constant speed over the 2 position for the Turbo.
 There is a 4 month backlog on the prop at this time, so plan ahead.
 The new canard is mandatory.
 The cowling for the Turbo or the prop will cost $275.00.

     Q2 and Q-200 builders should verify that they have the correct plans and updates.
Q2 plans should include the red booklet chapters 1-14 and chapters 15-20, plans changes and builder tips, pictorial plans addendum, appendix sheets 1-6, Quickie newsletters from 22 forward, Q2 pilots manual, new canard plans (1 packet— 1 tube).
     Q-200 plans should include the red booklet chapters 1-14 and chapters 15-20, plans changes and builder tips, pictorial plans addendum, appendix sheets 1-6, Quickie newsletters from 22 forward, Q-200 pilots manual, new canard plans (1 packet - 1 tube), brown booklet (Q-200 engine installation plans) and appendix sheets 1-3.
     Quickie builders should also verify that they have Quickie plans changes and builder tips and the flight test guide.
QAC strongly recommends that all plans changes and builder tips be inserted into the builder’s plans immediately upon receipt, so as to avoid errors. Plans Changes notices are numbered as
A _QPC___ , with the highest number being the most recent tip or change notice.
     Please note that all current plans changes and builder tips are put in our newsletters. In order for you to keep updated on all plans changes and builder tips, you must keep your subscription current.
     Quickie Aircraft is now an authorized dealer for Bel-Ray Aero-1 synthetic aircraft oil. We have used Aero-1 in Onan, Revmaster, and Continental engines with excellent results.
Quickie will keep Acro-1 in stock at all times for our builders who wish to use it.
     The price is $8.85 per quart. If you buy a case (12 quarts) QAC will pay the freight.

QAC Horizonltal Rule
QAC Horizonltal Rule

      1. Blast tubes are needed for your magnetos. Magnetos generate heat; their location back of engine in a hole does not get normal cooling air flow circulation. Obtain tubing (about one foot each side), open 1” diameter hole at any convenient location inboard aft upper cylinder. Baffle and install liberal beads of RTV about .1” of tubing protruding forward. You crafty builders wanting a more sterile appearance might carve a foam scrap about .050 undersize of 1” tube and apply about 4 ply BID at 45° to form a 90° flange to attach on the aft side via 3 pop rivets.  
Q200 Magneto Box Cooling
      2. There is still an abnormal incidence of Q2 drivers breaking tailsprings. If you persist boinging your aircraft on the ground, you might consider some additional plies on the tailspring. We suggest an additional 2 ply BIl) wrap. Obviously, these wraps must terminate each short of the other as in leaf spring to avoid a stress line.
      A word of caution: Too much strength will surely move the failure mode: probably forward!

      3. Some are still having trouble pinning down the accecsory hole location. A few definitive measures are:

Procedures are:
 Install engine mounts.
 Cut fire wall to above dimensions.
 Construct mag box.
 Thal fit engine to firewall and check for clearances all around for mag box to fit inside.
      4. HOT LINE! Once again, we share Hot Line duties for our builders (only building and flying questions please!,) 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PSI (1300-1600 for you military types) Tuesday through Saturday. Please remember this is California Time.
      5. We are soliciting information, pictures, etc. of flying Quickies, Q2s and Q-200s. Seems the only time we hear from a builder is about a problem. We’d also like to hear about the good times and often are asked, “how many of them are flying?” We can only guess. Also, many finish their aircraft and let their subscription elapse, so... if you know of a flying Quickie type in your area, EAA chapter, etc., let us know.

      At least 3 builders have installed fuel tanks in the area just over the rear wing. In one case we caught it in time and the builder stopped using it. In the second case the builder noticed a hollow sound when he tapped his rear wing just before a contemplated flight. Upon inspection, he found the foam had dissolved from the wing core and had to build a new rear wing. In the final case we received a call from an FAA accident inspector. He found a large amount of foam dissolved in the rear wing of a crashed aircraft.
      The danger of a pinhole leak is just too great. Do not install a fuel tank in this area.

      One thing that disturbs us greatly is the casual attitude some builders take towards making changes to their aircraft. The typical builder is simply not qualified to evaluate the consequences of structural, aerodynamic or control system modifications.
      At QAC we are aware of four Q2 builders who have made or are making substantial changes. Two of these aircraft have now flown. The result: two fatal accidents both on first flight. In each case we urged the builder not to make these changes but to no avail. We have no reason to believe that the other two will be any more successful than the first two.
      QAC’s policy on this subject is as follows:
If you are a builder who has made such changes, call your airplane something other than a Quicke, Q2, Q-200 or Q2 Turbo. If you are contemplating making such changes please sell your kit and design your own airplane. If you are thinking of buying a kit and making such changes - don’t. We don’t want your business.
Q200 Accessory hole location