New England Air Museum
Rutan Quickie
Rutan Quickie at NEAM
Gift of Brian E. Meyer

Typically innovative and forward-looking, Burt Rutan, Tom Jewett and Gene Sheehan's Quickie combines many unusual design features with efficient use of modern, lightweight materials. The tail-first "canard" configuration makes the airplane virtually stall-proof. It has a range of 600 miles and is a remarkably safe and economical home-built aircraft. This example required approximately 1,000 man-hours in construction and logged 230 flight hours.

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Length: 17' 4"
Wingspan: 16' 10"
Height: 4'
Empty Weight: 240 lbs.
Gross Weight: 480 lbs.
Cruise Speed: 120 mph
Maximum Speed: 127 mph
Range: 600 mi.
Service Ceiling: 12,000'
Powerplant: Onan 22 hp
Year: 1982
Serial No.: 175
Registration: N175HM
Location: Civilian Hangar

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