Quickie Q1

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Quickie Q1

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The Rutan Quickie is a lightweight single-seat taildragger aircraft of composite construction, configured with tandem wings.

The Quickie was primarily designed by Burt Rutan as a low-powered, highly efficient kit-plane. Its tandem wing design has one anhedral forward wing and one slightly larger dihedral rear wing. The forward wing has full-span control surfaces and is thus not dissimilar to a canard wing, but is considerably larger. The aircraft has unusual landing gear, with the main wheels located at the tips of the forward wing.

General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Capacity: 20 lb (9.1 kg) luggage
Length: 17 ft 4 in (5.30 m)
Wingspan: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
Height: 4 ft 5 in (1.35 m)
Wing area: 53.8 ft² (5.00 m²)
Empty weight: 245 lb (112 kg)
Useful load: 240 lb (108 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 485 lb (220 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Onan opposed 4-stroke piston engine, 18 hp (14 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Performance

Maximum speed: 126 mph (203 km/h)
Cruise speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Stall speed: 47 mph (75 km/h)
Range: 570 mi (930 km)
Rate of climb: 420 ft/min (2.1 m/s)
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