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Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Old 11-29-2005, 10:42 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

I remember seeing the 1/2 scale quickie for sale a year or so ago, didn't it have big bird as the pilot? I think the Quickie would be an easier build than the Q2, but there is something about the rounded fuse that makes the Q2 look really cool. The Dragon Fly would be a neat ship as well, and you wouldn't have to worry so much about the strength of the canard for the landing gear. A 1/2 scale Quickie is going to take a little engineering so the canard can handle a few rough landings and not break in half. Another reason I was looking at the Q2 was because of the strength the round fuse would have doing it out of composites. Talking to you makes me want to start cutting foam on the Q2 again and put the Long Ez on the back burner. Now if I could only get more than 24 hours a day I would be set.
Old 11-30-2005, 12:14 AM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

I was just looking around the internet and ran across some pictures to the 50% Quickie. Take a look.
http://www.wannafly.com/planes/rutan_quickie.htm
Old 12-02-2005, 11:55 AM
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Here is the Quickie from http://www.seattlemw.com/Products/products.html. It came in perfect condition and is by far the best model ARF I've purchased. It is perfect! Here are some pictures. I have to say it is by far one of the easiest planes to assemble. I cannot describe how happy I am with this plane. In fact I may need to buy the smaller brother the 380 sized model. I am putting a .35 OS FP in it for now but have a .52 4 stroke on the way.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:47 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

I have finally flown my 2nd Quickie 52. Here is a pic at the flying field.
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:57 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

How about some comments on how it flew? What was the takeoff and/or landing like. compared to conventional/dull planes?

Bob
Old 04-05-2006, 07:59 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

RE: Long EZ and balancing.
1. is the counter weight added after the plane is balanced?
2. Should the nose gear be lowered so it sits level or 10 to 15 degrees down?
3. Should full throttle be used on take off?
4. Should the counter weight be used in the initial balancing without fuel?
5. If the battery pack is in the nose and it balances does the counter weight need to be used?
6. Should I use full down elevator to keep it on the ground for an extended period of time to insure ample ground speed?

Do you have any useful documentation available to ensure a sucessful build and initial flight?
Old 04-09-2006, 09:28 AM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

I have a St. Croix Long-EZ, ready to fly, but no plans. Can anyone help me out- Where should the CG be?

Thanks,

RJ
Old 04-12-2006, 07:32 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Sorry, it's been a long time at work in Boston and no time to fly.

The Quickie with the Magnum .52 4 Stroke is, how can I say it, BORING!!! I guess I've been spoiled by my Shrikes. Some observations are.

1. You need a long takeoff area.
2. The CG is very important as it is nose heavy and wants to nose over ALL the time.
3. You take off with full power and hold full back stick for the whole climbout. Once at a safe altitude the pressure can be released.
4. The Quickie WILL NOT LOOP. It is a very stable airplane. BUT if you want to do anything other than fly around in circles, keep looking elsewhere.
5. To land the plane you must come in with power and make the glide very flat. I tried cutting the power and glide in once and all she wanted to do was nose and and there isn't enough canard authority to pull out unless you have some power.

Have fun.
Old 04-14-2006, 06:42 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Thanks, VT. That's good information to know.. Sorry that the plane is not performing as well as it could for you.

Are you at the maximum of the engine range for that plane with the Magnum 52 4S? Even so, without a lot of speed, it will take a lot to make that canard effective.

I appreciate the input.

Bob
Old 04-14-2006, 09:13 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Does anyone know a source for accurate 3-view drawings of the Quickie?? The links from post #24 (last year) are not working and I have yet to find any drawings from an internet search.


Thanks,
Andrew
Old 04-27-2006, 04:06 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Hello arp67, Here is a site that I've found that has a wealth of plans that can be purchased including the Quickie 40 - go to this site

http://www.rcstore.com/rs/general/plans.asp?catego=PL

- and in the plans file click on the scale plans, scroll down part way and there you are. I just order a set today. Good luck
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Hey guys. I've seen a lot of great info about the Quickie here. But I have to ask a question about the C/G.
Is the position on the St Croix kit correct?
I've aquired one that's ready to fly except for gluing in the control surfaces hinges. And a engine. (It's never flown.) The previous owner (not builder) was a bit intimidated by it. But he stated or had heard that the C/G may be wrong on the plans.
I'd like to hear from those who have flown it!

Thanks!
Doug D.
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Does anybody have a set of plans for a 1/3 or 1/2 scale Quickie or Quickie II? I've got the MAN published 1/4 scale version but I want to build something larger.
Old 10-26-2008, 04:41 PM
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I just finished up my latest project, a 1/3 scale BD-5J. Test flights will start next spring. I am now trying to decide between the Long EZ or Quickie 2. I have started the plug to the Long EZ but got frustrated with how it turned out. I have drawn up the formers for the quickie 2 plug, now it is the big decision, which one to do. I think the Quickie will be easier, and I have gone off of a set up Quickie 1 drawings, so CG shouldn't be an issue. I am looking at 45% for the Long EZ and 50% for the Quickie 2. Let me know your thoughts to help sway me one way or the other.

Thanks,

John
Old 10-26-2008, 09:41 PM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

John,
If your going to do a Long-EZ why not model the much sexier Berkut evolution. It has a longer nose and fully retractable gear among other things. No one has done the Berkut yet. See attached:
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:12 AM
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Default RE: Want to build a "Long EZ" or "Quickie"?

Couple months past I "stole" a " mint" in box St Croix Long EZ for $50.00 off of Craig's list. Don't have time for construction now, as I am getting my new shop ready, heat, lights, refrigerator I'll watch patiently if there will be a build going on here.

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