Sport Aviation Specialties
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optimized for 800 x 600 display
the 1980s, Mike Huffman was a dealer for Quickie Aircraft Company.
He built this Q-200 as his personal aircraft and demonstrator. It
started life as a Q2, powered by a Revmaster VW-derivative engine
and equipped with the original GU-airfoil canard, which was susceptible
to loss of lift due to contamination of the leading edge with bugs
solve the rain and bugs problem, Quickie Aircraft designed a new
canard using a different airfoil. Huffman was involved in flight-testing
the new canard design at the Mojave Airport. On successful completion
of the flight tests, he retrofitted this airplane with the new canard
and, at the same time, installed a Continental O-200 engine. His
other innovations included the installation of Cleveland 5.00-5
wheels with individual toe brakes and the design/installation of
cockpit-adjustable canard trim tabs ("sparrow strainers,"
as they were referred to) for pitch trim.
resulting airplane cruised at 185 mph at 6-7 gph.