Quickie 500 Kit

Quickie 500 Kit
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SKU: 100023882
Part #: Q500KIT
UPC: 750440782645
MFG: Old School
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Old School Model Works Quickie 500 Kit

We’ve brought back a quick way to turn left & left & left & left.
The story behind the original "Quickie 500" dates back to 1971 when several members of the B.A.R.K.S. (Bakersfield Aircraft Radio Kontrol Society) approached one of their members (Glen Spickler) to see if he was interested in drawing up a one design club racer. What the club members wanted was a simple “40-size" airplane that would be economical to build and easy to fly. The idea sounded interesting, so out came the drawing board, paper, pencils and a large sized eraser.

A model for just one purpose has a limited appeal, so it seemed only sensible that the "Quickie" should also be capable of the everyday fun flying that the majority of Radio Control modelers enjoy, The success of this approach has been proven by the number of "Quickies" built by non-racing modelers who fly the ship in all types of club contests, decade after decade.

Don't let the fact that the "Quickie 500" was designed for racing dissuade you from building one. It's a rugged, easy to fly model that can do most of the stunt patterns and with an ability to slow down for landings which will surprise you. It points well on the straight-away and has no tendency to snap roll in the corners. No matter how slow you fly, the ailerons will show no tendency to reverse or quit working.

You can be sure that the "Quickie" is a well-proven design, capable of giving many hours of pleasure whether it be club racing or just barnstorming around. We certainly don't consider the "Quickie 500" a trainer, but anyone who has advanced to the aileron stage shouldn't have any problems with it. Give it a try, it's a fun airplane!

The "Quickie 500" is at its best when built as a club project. Try to get some of your friends to build them too. Then have a ball play racing or just have fun tearing up the sky!


Premium USA Hardware Included in each Old School Model Works kit is a premium hardware package. We only source our hardware from brand-name, USA manufacturers to guarantee the best quality.

Quick to build
We've gone the extra mile to keep the parts count low. Lots of designed-in building aids give you your best chance of success with our laser-cut accuracy.

WEB-LOCK Construction
There's nothing else like it. Our exclusive WEB-LOCK construction allows you to assemble the wings with a minimum amount of fuss.

Front Hatch
We've added a hatch just behind the firewall to give you easy access to batteries or fuel.

All Old School Model Works kits feature:

Precision Laser-cut Parts
Included in every Old School Model Works kit are all the wing ribs, fuselage formers, and other wood needed to build the aircraft.

Interlocking Parts
We've engineered each kit to give you the best chance of success. Each laser-cut part interlocks with the next for an accurate and secure joint.

Rolled Plans
Each of our kits contains a set of rolled plans, never folded. They are full-size, highly detailed, and computer-drawn for accuracy.

WEB-LOCK Wing Construction:
Our exclusive wing design and construction techniques give you everything you need to easily build a straight and true wing with a minimum amount of fuss.

Illustrated Instructions
A step by step manual with plenty of photo illustrations is included in each kit. We also provide links to online, clear, hi-rez photos for each step.

Pre-Bent Landing Gear
Bending your own landing gear is hard. So that's why we include pre-bent main landing gear wire ready for you to assemble.

Additional items needed to complete the Quickie 500 kit:

  • Propeller
  • Engine/Motor mount & mounting hardware
  • “Y” servo harness (for ailerons)
  • Pushrods (two 5” for ailerons, two 2” for elevator & rudder, one 10” for throttle if glow powered)
  • Clevises for the pushrods (8 if electric, 10 if glow)
  • Wheels: one tail wheel (optional), two 2.5” mains
  • If glow, tank and fuel tubing
  • Covering
Wingspan: 51 inches
Wing Area: 510 sq. inches
Length (airframe only): 37.25 inches
Weight: 3.5 - 4.25 pounds RTF
Radio: 4 channel
Power: .25-.46 glow engine, or equivalent electric power system
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