Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft
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.