QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 24 page 4
- Category: QAC Newsletters
- Published: Friday, 21 September 2007 10:32
- Written by Quickie Aircraft Corporation
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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.
Quickie flies with New Canard! Flight testing has begun on the LS1-0417 MOD airfoil canard installed on Lanny Rundel’s Quickie. Initial results are very encouraging indicating a possible lower takeoff speed. Much testing remains to he done but we are hoping to have flight testing completed shortly. Assuming that flight testing is successful, some structural changes are planned which will require construction and static load testing of a second canard. Final drawings will be done concurrently. rlboling built for the Q2 and Q-200 canards was also designed to be used for the Quickie. This means that producton of Quickie spars will not be delayed. We estimate the price of the spars and hardware with the planned changes will he $650.00.
QAC will be evaluating a new engine shortly. We cannot release details at this time but we can say that this is a proven aircraft design that has been out of production for many years and is now being placed back in production. Horsepower of this engine is in the 40 HP+ range. Weight and size are about the same as the Onan. The biggest drawback of this engine is that it will be at least 9 months before any production quantities are available.
In the Q2 News Section you will note that testing on the vortex generators developed for the GU airfoil is completed. Flight testing this modification on the Quickie is scheduled to begin in a few weeks. We have every reason to believe that they will have the same results that were found on the Q2.
Proper sizing and spacing of the generators has been found to be fairly important but not critical for best results. The generators for the Quickie will not be the same size nor will the layout be the same. They will be smaller and closer together. Please keep in mind that flight test often holds surprises even for the experts so there is no guarantee that we will be successful.
|QUICKIE KIT PRICES |
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.
Available options are as follows: