Rutan Quickie

Rutan Quickie at the New England Air Museum


Length:   17' 4"
Height:   4'
Wingspan:   16' 10"
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:   Civil Hangar

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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