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Re: Quark 2M - Back to cutting innocent trees!
« Reply #525 on: April 25, 2018, 18:22:04 PM »
Hi All,

Here are a couple of pics of my Quark which I finally finished today. Foam core wings and stab and a live hinge for the ailerons. It was my first crack at cutting my own wings, vac bagging them etc and it was an enjoyable learning experience. Hoping to maiden in the next week or so weather and winds permitting. The info on the forum was very helpful, thanks to all for providing it!

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« Reply #526 on: April 25, 2018, 19:53:20 PM »
Very nice!

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« Reply #527 on: April 26, 2018, 21:06:38 PM »
Successful maiden flight this afternoon from Ivinghoe Beacon! She flew straight and true with no initial trimming required. Rolls really nicely and inverted needed just a hint of down. A beautiful glider and I am looking forward to exploring her flight envelope. Thanks Fred for designing such a good build project that flies perfectly!

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Re: Quark 2M - Back to cutting innocent trees!
« Reply #527 on: April 26, 2018, 21:06:38 PM »

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« Reply #528 on: April 27, 2018, 17:25:48 PM »
OOhhhh, very nice Quark John!!  :-*
And glad the first flight went well! That always stress me out, and I hope you'll enjoy many hours of flying with your Quark!

And you are more than welcome, but ultimately, you did all the building work, so you deserve the congrats!  :-[
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« Reply #529 on: June 21, 2018, 15:50:51 PM »
Flew my Quark, first time in a while and she is fun to fly.

What settings are best for this model is it worth having snap flap, so ailerons go slightly down when pulling up and go slightly up when pushing down?

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« Reply #530 on: July 02, 2018, 14:02:21 PM »
Hi Alistair,

Good to hear from you, and hope all is well :)

Apologies for the silence, catching up!

Interesting question I have to say!
At first, I would not have seen a huge advantage to have snapfaps on the Quark... But! I saw one flying in May with them, and I have to say, it was quite nice!
In fairness, he had extra elevator also, not by a massive amount, but more nonetheless, and was doing flips with ease!

So, yes, why not trying :) I would start with a 50% setup and see how it goes. On a switch so you can enable/disable it during your test :)
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« Reply #531 on: July 04, 2018, 16:09:02 PM »
Sadly had a bad slope side landing and the fuz is nor more wings are fine!

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« Reply #532 on: February 15, 2019, 18:16:52 PM »
 Greetings Fred and RC forum enthusiasts
My name is Ezra, I live in Northern Arizona . There are some good flying sites in the neighborhood and the windy season is right around the corner.
 The Quark 2 caught my eye years ago and I can't take it any more so I'm going after it!
Plans printed, using tracing paper method to cut out parts, tail feathers started.
Studying plans, online posts and sifting through the process, ordering carbon and more balsa. 
The goal, build and fly.

Thanks for the cool design and plans Fred, really like the look of this plane.
Cheers

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« Reply #533 on: February 16, 2019, 08:33:17 AM »
Ezra,

Looking good, welcome to our forum.

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« Reply #534 on: February 17, 2019, 20:13:04 PM »
Hi Rogallo, Thanks for the welcome.
Chipping away at it, Luckily the weather is nasty and I'm able to get some work done on Q2M

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« Reply #535 on: February 18, 2019, 11:09:59 AM »
Hi Ezratic,

Welcome to the forum!! :)

Good start on the Quark, and hopefully, you will enjoy the flying even more!!
If you haven't seen it yet, you can download PicaSim, and test the Quark (it is an honor to have the Q2M in this Sim!!), but please, keep us posted of your progress :)
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« Reply #536 on: February 20, 2019, 16:13:06 PM »
 Hi Fred,
Thanks for the warm welcome.
Looking forward to getting this bird in the air.
Scratch building from plans is no joke, lots of details so hopefully it wont take an eternity.
 I'm cracking away at it.
Just noticed the Lunak 2M. Is that also your design? Looks like the wing spar system has been changed a bit,to make it lighter,
stronger, or easier to build?

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« Reply #537 on: February 25, 2019, 08:26:45 AM »
Hi Ezratic,

Indeed, the Lunak 2M is mine :) Same idea as the micro quark/Micro Lunak. They share the same wing, just the fuselage is different :)

Spars are 10x5mm wood. Cheaper, and easier to find (at least here!) than carbon tubes. Not sure about the weight I have to say, never really weight my gliders, but that should be around the same ish.
The Lunak wing is also designed with added flaps in mind from the get go, as some people were adding them on the Quark too, and seems to help the landing on tight spaces :)
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« Reply #538 on: March 05, 2019, 05:44:25 AM »
Progress is being made, started assembling first aileron, one step at a time, its pulling at me... :)