Re: quickies at Oshkosh

Letempt, Jeffrey MR <jeffrey.letempt@...>


In my original post I specifically stated I was talking about the Q2 family
of aircraft, not the Quickie. It is a lot of work to build most any
airplane, especially if someone wants to do all the work. And as I am sure
you are well aware, anytime you deviate from the plans or well documented
modifications, the time required to complete the project will escalate.

You should be very proud of your accomplishments building an airplane from a
set of plans.


-----Original Message-----
From: Marinus B. (Ben) Bosma [mailto:ben@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 10:53 AM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: RE: [Q-LIST] Re: quickies at Oshkosh

I've lofted a Q1 using the original plans and my own experience building

Making molds for a carbon fiber version.

It was very difficult to get specs on the aircraft from the drawings. The
moldless technique for the Q1 worked very well. However, there is a weight
penalty using fiberglass and hand layup. Using a vacuum transfer technique
uses up a lot less epoxy for the same wet-out. Also there is no requirement
for all that body filler on the outside since the finish is taken from the

Q1, N124BB (in process, harder-slower-more-expensive than it looks)

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