Re: Q2 Prototypes
David J. Gall
Garry Legare built the boxy one without QAC knowledge or assistance. Then hetoggle quoted message Show quoted text
showed up at the factory and they decided he had a good idea. Legare kept
worldwide design and distribution rights, QAC got domestic US design and
distribution rights. The boxy one crashed during development for the kit.
The rebuild included the re-design with molded fuselage parts. The split-up
of design rights led to some divergence between the US version and the
version for the rest of the world; ground handling problems led to Legare
designing the T-tail and QAC designing the reflexor, hence some of the
dichotomy between US Q2/200s and the rest of the world's Q2/200s.
From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jay
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] Q2 Prototypes
The prototype was built up by hand by Gary Legare in Canada, as a sort of
joint venture with QAC in Mojave. Then there was the demonstrator protoype
that was built in Mojave, which I think was N81QA (yellow), then I think
this one was further modified to become the Q-200 prototype (your photo) by
beefing up the firewall and replacing the GU with the LS1 canard. Others on
this list may know more precisely, but I think that is how it went down. All
of the regional dealers build a Q2 from a kit and used them as
demonstrators. Legare had the exclusive rights to market QAC products in
Canada in exchange for his work on the project.
From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Shuck
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:31 PM
Subject: [Q-List] Q2 Prototypes
I am curious how there came to be 2 different Q2 prototypes, the boxy one
and the beautifully sculptered one with the compound curves. Who designed
Just curious from a historical perspective.
Mike (the airfoil guy)