QUICKIE NEWSLETTER 9 page 4
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- Published: Friday, 29 September 2006 00:09
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.....Since the last newsletter, we have brought on board three additional dealers. We are in the process of screening another 20 prospective dealers, and expect to be able to complete the basic 10-15 dealer network by the end of 1980. As indicated in Newsletter 8, several prime areas remain open, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Dallas, so interested parties are invited to contact us for complete details.
.....In the first three weeks of activity Ken Johnson, our Washington State dealer, sold six aircraft kits. He subsequently reordered 11 more for inventory. Ken reports that his early customers like the idea of working with a representative close to home.
.....We plan to begin a Dealer Newsletter in August of this year.
.....At the 1978 & 1979 Oshkosh, Wisconsin flyins, we had several sets of Quickie Construction Plans available for visitors to examine. In addition, individuals are welcome to visit our Mojave, California facility and to study the plans there.
.....However, many visitors want the opportunity to examine the Quickie Construction Plans at length in the privacy of their own homes. This is understandable and we have the following arrangement to facilitate this. The Quickie Construction Plans are available for $150.00. Purchasers of the plans are entitled to a $150.00 discount on the purchase price of the Quickie Aircraft Kit. The plans are identical to those that an individual would use to build a Quickie from our Quickie Aircraft Kit.
.....California residents buying the plans should add 6% state tax. Foreign orders must include an additional $12.00 for postage.
A close up shot of George Jacoban's engine campartment. Note the air filter.
Weâre getting worried about those two guys up in Alaska! Firsi it was the F-82 style two place Quickie (see Newsletter 7), and now they are making a tandem version (looks like they canât figure out whai to do with the second tail â. maybe make a twin tailed version?). Seriously, Pete and Kurt. who live in Kenai, Alaska have flown one Quickie, and are trying io fly off the time so that they can get it to Oshkosh, 1980.
Tom Blytheâs Quickie being lifted off the trailer at Lake- land, FL FAA flyin. See Newsletter 8 tor complete details, with so many people clustered around, you would think that they were litting a Cessna 152, instead of a Quickie.
.....We are tentatively planning on again having a series of construction seminars on building the Quickie. These seminars would take place between November and March, 1981. We would coordinate them with our dealers so that people in all parts of the country would be able to attend one close by.
.....In discussing the subject with many homebuilders, and based upon our experiences over the previous two years, we are considering changing our method of running these seminars. Previously, a seminar used the lecture method of presentation, with demonstrations of the important points. The difficulty, however, is that very few members of the audience can gain any hands-on experience with the materials. We are, therefore, considering a series of seminars that would provide each participant with the opportunity to laminate, to hot wire, etc. Further, the participant would go home with the samples that he had made, thus providing an important bridge between theory and practice. These seminars would comprise an entire weekend, and the registration fee would probably be around $50-100, which could be credited toward the purchase of a Quickie. We would appreciate hearing from people concerning whether they feel that this would be an appropriate effort. We will make a decision on the format following Oshkosh.
.....There will be a Quickie workshop daily at the Oshkosh EAA Flyin, August 2-9, 1980.