Rutan Quickie

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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

Rutan Long EZ

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Rutan
Markings
John R. Stitt, San Diego, California, 1983
Registration
N82ST
Serial Number
442

Rutan Long EZ

Designer Burt Rutan has become world famous for his unique advanced aircraft designs. In the late 1970s his company, Rutan Aircraft Factory, produced plans for several different types of homebuilt aircraft. One of the most popular is the high performance Long-EZ introduced in 1979. The aircraft’s fiberglass construction allows good performance and speed while using a small, economical engine. The forward canard gives the Long-EZ improved safety characteristics by preventing the aircraft from stalling when flown a low speeds.

Specifications
Wingspan 26 ft 2 in
Length 16 ft 9 in
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 800 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 185 mph
Service Ceiling 25,000 ft
Range 1,500 miles
Engines 1 O-235-L2C with 115 hp
Crew 2