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