QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 8 page 4
- Category: QAC Newsletters
- Published: Saturday, 26 August 2006 07:08
- Written by Quickie Aircraft Corporation
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.....Some people have questioned how the Quickie with a 250 lb. empty weight can have a strong structure that will withstand not only air loads and turbulence, but also sudden stops with the ground.
.....A very wise man once said that speed does not kill, only the sudden stop. A structure that will deform and crush allows time and distance for the human body to be decelerated from the impact speed to rest. The greater the distance and time, the less force the occupant will feel. This progressive failure of the structure is used in all new cars. Although we have nt done crash harrier testing with the Quickie, a sandwich composite structure will deform and absorb a considerable impact load without transmitting the shock in lethal doses to the occupant.
.....For example, in the Quickie, a forward impact is cushioned by the presence of the engine, canard, and forward fuselage. These structures will progressively yield and col lapse as they are overloaded, providing time and distance for the pilot to be decelerated to 0 forward velocity. Compare a Quickie in a forward accident to a hang glider where the pilot is sitting in the open and has no material around him to cushion the accident. As a result, hang glider accidents are much more serious than aircraft accidents of the same magnitude.
.....The reader is cautioned here not to confuse a sandwich composite structure where the skin takes all loads with a wood structure aircraft with foam and dynel over it to take the airloads. In case of an accident, the aerodynamic covering, not being designed for large loads, will fail rapidly and absorb little energy.
Kevlar Engine Mount ââ$110.00
.....Standard with 21 horsepower kit. Substantially reduces Vibration.
Large Tire and Wheel Kitâ
$150.00 when ordered with pkg. #1 $230.00 for retrofit
Very useful for those Quickie owners who standardly operate oft of grass or dirt strips. Also includes improved braking system. Can be retrofit to any Quickie.
21 Horsepower Kit â
$200.00 with exchange cyl. heads
$215.00 installed at factory
Includes Kevlar engine mount and modified cylinder heads.
Communication Radio Antenna Kit â $13.50
Navigation Radio Antenna Kit â$13.50
**Quickie Construction Plans $150.00
Quickie Composite Starter Kit $45.50
**To be used with Quickie Aircraft Kit.
.....Cost of plans to he credited at time of
.....Quickie Pkg. #1 purchase.
..... CAN I BUILD A COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT?
WILL I ENJOY WORKING WITH GLASS & FOAM?
IS MY WORKMANSHIP ADEQUATE TO BUILD A QUICKIE?
WHAT ARE THE TECHNIQUES USED IN THE QUICKIE CONSTRUCTION?
.....There is now available an introductory kit to answer these questions for you. The kit consists of a book and sample materials, or the book can be purchased separately. The book, âMoldless Composite Sandwich Homebuilt Aircraft Construction,â consists of 26, II x 17 pages (equal to 52 pages) describing how the material is applied, education on the materials, tools required, inspection and repair methods. Sample materials include: epoxy, microspheres, fox, peel ply, wire for hotwire saw, etc.
.....The book is $14.50 and is available from us. The kit (book and materials) is $45.50 and is also available from us. California residents please add 6% sales tax. Foreign orders must include an additional $15.00 for postage.