QUICKIE ENGINE PACKAGES
Quickie Aircraft Corporation has bought 300 engines, with deliveries spread out over the next 6 months.
.....Our first shipment of 100 engines will be shipped from the Onan factory on 20 October. As we mentioned in our first News letter, we have 10 engines in stock for anyone who is ready for the engine installation before that 20 October shipment.
.....On our return from Oshkosh, we flew the Quickie to Minneapolis for a day to show off the aircraft to some of the Onan Company people. It was there that we obtained some additional information on the extent that Onan is going to on quality control to assure that Quickie builders receive the best engine possible. For example, the parts that go into our engines are quarantined in a separate room. The internal parts are x-rayed and records are maintained. This means that Onan will be able to tell five years later even which connecting rod is in which serial number engine, and then pull the x-ray photo of that connecting rod from their files: Not even Lycoming does that. When we asked them why they were going to so much trouble, they said that they were just filling their part of the bargain- the best engine they can build.
.....We are extremely impressed with both the attitude and the capability of the Onan Company.
Considerable interest has been received from groups of individuals who are desirous of building several Quickies together (i.e. sharing workspace, tools, and time). To encourage this activity, we will offer a $100. discount on each kit when sold in lots of at least four. The kits must all be shipped to the same address. This method will also save the builder considerable shipping cost.
.....Along those same lines, if a group purchase comes as a result of one of our builders efforts, we will refund him $100 also.
.....Additionally, any trade school which wishes to build a Quickie as a class project will receive the same $100 discount on its kit. We feel a duty to encourage the dissemination of education on composite construction. Otherwise, the trade schools will continue to teach dope and fabric techniques for years. Since the Quickie is simple to build, these trade schools with their manpower will finish Quickies in incredibly short periods of time.
QUICKIE PYLON RACING
There has been some talk recently as to creating a pylon racing class for Quickies. Not only is the aircraft very safe for racing because of the excellent low speed handling qualities, but also the course could be small enough that spectator appeal would be much greater
QUICKIE OWNER'S MANUAL
.....The Quickie Owner's Manual 1s avail able now. The price is $8.00.
.....Those of you who buy Quickie kits will receive one free, of course.
.....The Quickie Owner's Manual is similar in layout to the owner's manuals for other general aviation aircraft like the Cessna 150. Many people will wish to buy it for the detailed performance information.
We have finalized details on a custom made upholstery set for the Quickie. This package includes a seat, back, and head cushion, along with arm rest cushions and material to do the inside fuselage side panels. The cushions are completely finished and of high quality. You have your choice of blue or gold. The price is $110. FOB Mojave, CA.
There is plenty of room on the left side of the cockpit to install a Nav-Com radio. The composite structure allows the antenna to be put inside the fuselage after the aircraft is complete. The standard electrical system makes a radio installation easy; in fact, the plans show the necessary wiring.
.....We are working on a complete radio package that will include a Nav-Com, antennas, and all associated hardware. We are shooting for a January, 1979 introduction.
.....Radio Systems Technology, Inc. is developing a lightweight, low cost (approx. $500.) 360 channel Nav-Com unit. We have been promised one of the early prototype units for testing.
TULARE, CA FLYIN
.....Over the Labor Day weekend, Tom attended the Tulare, CA fly-in with N77Q. On Sunday, he started the day with 5.2 gallons of gas and flew 80 minutes to go from Mojave to
.....Tulare. After making a 15 minute flight demonstration at 3:00 in the afternoon, Tom returned to Mojave with another 80 minute flight. The fuel remaining after landing in Mojave was 1.8 gallons. Nearly three hours of flying on 3.4 gallons of gas!
SPACE & TOOLS REQUIRED
The Quickie can be built in the space equivalent to a single car garage. This will require hoisting completed parts up
to hang from the ceiling to make room for the succeeding phases. A standard two car garage would provide plenty of room for assembly without resorting to hoisting.
.....Besides the tools found in most home toolboxes, the Quickie builder will need a power saw, a hand drill, sandpaper, a butcher knife, and some lumber for jigging.