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Feb 04 2013

I Bought Another Project

What a Quickie is supposed to look like. This one has a Rotax 503(?) for power instead of the original Onan.

***UPDATE 4/3/15 -The Quickie project is SOLD!!!***

Sometimes a deal is just too good to pass up.  Such was the case with my latest acquisition.

I search Craigslist pretty much every day looking for anything aviation related for sale.  I’m hooked.  Last week I saw a post for a “Quickie Sport Plane” and gave it a click.  I really expected the post was for an R/C model, not a full scale Quickie.  Quickies are pretty rare, and finding one locally on Craigslist just didn’t seem likely.  I shot an email to the poster and was told that it was, indeed, a full scale airplane project, and no, the price wasn’t a misprint.  So I bought it.  Simple as that.

As you may very well know, I already have an aircraft project.  My Baby Ace is resting comfortably in the garage while I prepare to recover/restore it.  That’s my primary focus, and will remain that way until it’s complete.  The Quickie is safely stored up in the rafters of a friend’s shop, and will stay stored away until the Ace is done.

The Quickie was started back in 1981 by Steve Webster.  He built a good portion of the fuselage and rear wing before stopping work in about 1984.  The Quickie was stored in the his garage and attic until I bought it in 2013.  Let’s just round it off to 30 years of hibernation.

Included in the purchase were the original Onan 18hp engine, instruments, foam and fiberglass for the remaining parts, wheels, tires, prop, etc.  Pretty much everything needed to complete the airplane with the exception of resin and finishing materials.

Pics of my Quickie project have been posted on my Instagram page.

I’ve started a page for Quickie updates, but don’t expect there to be many posts for a while.  I’ve got a pretty full plate with the Baby Ace.

-WB

 

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