FINANCING YOUR QUICKIE PROJECT
.....Many of the individuals interested in building a Quickie may not have $3,950 to buy the complete kit at one time. There are several options available to these people.
.....For $2,900, the individual can purchase the Quickie Aircraft Kit, and then obtain the Quickie Engine Package later when he is ready for the engine installation.
.....Most individuals with a reasonable credit rating can obtain a personal loan for the amount of a Quickie Kit from their bank or credit union.
.....Some may choose to form partnerships with other individuals to reduce the cost of ownership.
.....Finally, we are trying to put together a financing package exclusively for the Quickie. We have accomplished the preliminary groundwork but have nothing definitive yet. If you would be interested in such an arrangement, particularly California residents, please drop us a note to that effect. We will send you the details when they become available. We would like to caution you that it may be a few months before the details are worked out, and that if the customer has alternative financing available, that he should choose that route.
.....We have considered breaking down the Quickie
Aircraft Kit into several separate packages, but it is simply not feasible. In
addition to the fact that the price of the total kit would increase significantly
because of repackaging, the main problem is that a Quickie is so "quick" to build
that the builder will find himself constantly waiting for the next package to
arrive so that he can continue working. For example, the basic fuselage materials
could be offered as a separate package, but only 65 man-hours is required to
create the basic fuselage. For some individuals, that could be as little as two
MOJAVE AIR RACES
.....The Mojave Air Races are scheduled for the 27-29 October 1978 at the Mojave, CA airport. Several classes of races will be held, including the big Unlimited's.
.....We will, of course, be available all weekend to discuss the Quickie with visitors, and expect to fly the Quickie several times that weekend.
.....We encourage everyone within a reasonable distance to attend as it has always been a very fun event.
THE TRAILERABLE QUICKIE
.....We have completed all of the necessary engineering, development, and drawings on
the aft fuselage cut to make the Quickie trailerable. The drawings will be mailed
out free to our builders with their Quickie Engine Packages. We estimate that the materials required will cost the builder about $20.
.....There seems to be some confusion on this aft fuselage cut. The fuselage is not cut until after the aircraft is completed. Further, the basic Quickie is not obsoleted by these new drawings; you have to build the basic Quickie before you can make use of them.
.....This method of making the aircraft trailerable may seem unusual, but it is much simpler, lighter, and less expensive than trying to make the wings removable. Since the Quickie doesn't have a tail in the back, the loads that the joint sees are very small, making the technique much safer than making the wings removable.
.....For those of you who have not heard about this technique previously, it basically involves making the aft fuselage behind the main wing removable (est. weight 15 lb.) so that the distance from the prop to the joint is 8 feet. The aircraft can then be towed down the highway with the wings pointing in the direction of travel. Since the Quickie only weighs 250 lb. empty, a very lightweight trailer can be used, and the entire operation becomes a one man task. Obviously, the savings in tiedown fees or hanger rents will be considerable.
|Composite aircraft are easy to modify and repair, as Gene demonstrates here by practicing for the fuselage cut (to make the Quickie trailerable.)