Re: Potential Quckie Owner's questions -- correction

Mike Perry <dmperry1012@...>

Sorry, I wrote "over 40 mph with the VW engine or at slower speeds" but I
meant over 40 miles per gallon with the VW or at slower speeds.

Mike Perry

At 08:46 PM 8/26/2005 -0700, you wrote:
Hi Dave -- I once considered buying a Katana so I'll take a shot at this.

You are talking about two totally different aircraft. The Katana is a
trainer, flies safe, lands slow (about 50 knots on final). The Q2/Q200 is
a hot rod. It flies safe but it lands very hot -- 75 knots or greater on
final. The canard design makes it very safe, there is no stall of the main
wing. It is very efficient, with guys getting 30+ miles per gallon, and
over 40 mph with the VW engine or at slower speeds.

Also: The Q family are all experimental/homebuilt. No two are
alike. They require careful study of their idiosyncrasies, and you will
have to be more involved in the maintenance. They can be wonderful
airplanes, but they can also be dangerous (read the old newsletters about
first flight fatalities).

Perhaps the biggest difference is experimental vs. certified. If your
experience is all in Cessna/Piper/Diamond trainers, you will find huge
differences. I suggest you read "Spam Can or Homebuilt?" in the May 2005
Aviation Consumer. I don't agree with everything said in the article, but
it will give you a good place to start from.

If you are still interested in a Q2/Q200 I suggest you come to a fly-in or
visit a builder before you go any further.

Mike Perry
(Still building)

At 07:47 PM 8/26/2005 +0000, you wrote:
Good day,
I've been looking at a q2 or q200 as a quick, efficient way of getting
around. But before I dive in, I'd like to know so information and
some solid number from both by people who actually fly them.
How does it handle compared to a Katana? How does it stall?
Whats the normal cruise speed? (really, dont exaggerate)
Any tendency to spin?
What the GPH rate at Cruise speed?
How wide is the cabin?
I have a million questions, but ill start with these.
I've read all the quickie websites, but the numbers always vary.
Thanks again,
Dave Robins 4V

Quickie Builders Association WEB site


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