OSMW Quickie 500 Airplane Kit

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We’ve brought back a quick way to turn left & left & left & left.

We’ve brought back a quick way to turn left & left & left & left.

And, it also turns right!

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 fellows 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!


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. Build our wings, straight and true - with a minimum amount of fuss.

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.
Front hatch
We've added a hatch just behind the firewall to give you easy access to batteries or fuel.
Design your color scheme
Download this sheet to design your Q-500's color scheme.
Want to see more?
Click the "My Build" button to bring up a Flickr photo album of our customer's Quickie 500 builds.


  • Wingspan: 51 inches
  • Wing Area: 510 square inchesLength (airframe only): 37.25 inches
  • Weight: 3.5 - 4.25 pounds



  • 4 channel system



  • .25-.46 glow engine, or equivalent electric power system


Additional items needed to complete the Quickie 500 kit:

  • 4 channel radio and servos - We recommend Mini servos all around, although modifications can be made to use other sizes.
  • Propeller
  • Engine/Motor mount & mounting hardware
  • “Y” servo harness (for ailerons)
  • Pushrods (two 5” for ailerons, two 24” for elevator & rudder, one 10” for throttle if glow powered)
  • Clevises for the pushrods (8 if electric, 10 if glow).
  • Two 2.5” diameter main wheels
  • 1 - tailwheel assembly (optional)
  • If glow, tank and fuel tubing
  • Covering


Recommended Power Systems




C-2826/8 1130Kv Motor, C-60A-ESC, APC 8x8 or 10x6 Prop on 4S LiPo Battery

APC 8x8Prop = 14.8v, 48.7A, 721 watts, 12,822 RPM, 52oz Thrust, 97mph Speed
APC 10x6 Prop = 14.8v, 50.1A, 742 watts, 12,646 RPM, 89oz Thrust, 72mph Speed





Tem-2826-1140Kv Motor, TEM-ESC-60A-6S ESC, Master APC 8x8 or 10x6 Prop on 4S LiPo Battery

APC 8x8 Prop = 11.1v, 48.6A, 719 watts, 13,792 RPM, 60oz Thrust, 105mph

APC 10x6 Prop = 11.1v, 59.7A, 883 watts, 12,964 RPM, 91oz Thrust, 74mph Speed




BA-2826-1030Kv Motor, BadAss Rebel V2 80A ESC, Master APC 9x9 or 10x6 Prop on 4S LiPo Battery

APC 9x9 Prop = 14.8v, 62.9A, 931 watts, 12,188 RPM, 71oz Thrust, 104mph Speed
APC 10x6 Prop = 14.8v, 50.6A, 750 watts, 12,774 RPM, 88oz Thrust, 73mph Speed


Want some ideas on how to finish your Quickie 500?

Click the image below for some customer build photos.


Please Note:  All of the Old School Model Works Kits on our website have a $5 Oversize Package surcharge included in the price shown.  This will cover the additional shipping cost while still allowing you to choose our economical Flat Rate Shipping option.  This makes the delivered cost of the kit the same as ordering it directly Old School Model Works. 

We are sorry, but due to the size of the kits and high International shipping costs, we cannot ship them outside of the United States.

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