QUICKIE
QUICKIE

Manufacturer

RUTAN

Markings:

Edgar Weaver, 1986

Registration:

N80EB

Serial Number:

297

RUTAN QUICKIE

The Quickie was designed in 1974 by a team made up of Burt Rutan, Tom Jewett, and Gene Sheehan. The goal was to create an easy to build and fly aircraft that would not tax the skills of the average homebuilder. The oddly shaped design was introduced to the public in 1978 and Jewett and Sheehan formed the Quickie Aircraft Corporation to sell kits and plans. The aircraft is technically a canard design, however the nearly equal size of each wing makes it appear to be a biplane. By 1980 over 300 kits had been sold, however how many of these resulted in aircraft is not clear.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 16 ft 10 in
  • Length: 17 ft 5 in
  • Height: 4 ft in
  • Weight: 1,100lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 160 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 12,303 ft
  • Range: 1,600 miles
  • Engines: 1 ONAN B48-M-9A018 two cylinder engine with 40 hp
  • Crew: 1