The 2-seater Quickie was introduced late in 1980, I received mine in March 1981 (first flew in June 1997).
The original kit with everything (including Revmaster VW engine and instrumentation) except battery and paint sold for a whopping $10,000.
Specs: (in sales literature)
Total wing area 67SqFt
Empty Wt. 475lbs (understated)
Gross Wt. 1000lbs
Fuel Capacity 20 gallons
Stall speed (pwr off) 64mph
Max speed 180mph (not with a VW engine)
Cruise speed @ 75% 170mph (overstated. In ballpark of 135-145mph)
Service ceiling 15,000msl (never happen)
In early 1984, I upgraded the engine to a Continental O-200 and the Q2 became the Q200. Tricycle configuration became the TriQ-200.
Q200 Spec changes:
Empty weight 700+
Gross weight 1300lbs
Max speed 220mph – I know of one that flew 230mph straight and level on an O-200
Cruise speed @ 75% 170-190mph TAS (depending upon configuration)
Service Ceiling 21,000msl (I’ve heard of one reaching 17,500msl – not me)
My TriQ-200 has the following:
First flew with the Revmaster VW for 299.6hrs (emergency landing at Bowling Green, KY) Opted to replace VW with custom built O-200.
9.4:1 compression, ported, polished and balanced; dual electronic ignition (Electroair); 4 into 1 stainless, ceramic coated exhaust; plenum; dual side control sticks, dual rudder pedals, Dynon D-100 glass, fuel management, AOA, 2-axis autopilot, 2-axis electric trim, manually adjustable rudder trim; ADSB in/out; Ifly GPS; cushy Temperform seats (which weigh a ton – built for speed-not); 5 gallon aux fuel tank, (range 575-600sm). Not as nimble as an RV but still a kick in the pants to fly.