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  1. Sep 12, 2010 #1

    artie

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    :)My daughter built her first rocket, the Quark. We first launched it in
    our backyard. We used a 1/2 A engine. It soared over the house into the
    front yard. It took us about ten minutes to find it. It landed on its nose,
    buried in the ground by a tree. We tried it again at local high school track.
    We lost sight of it and did not see it come down. After searching 20 minutes,
    we located it. These small rockets are great, but hard to track and find
    afterward.:)
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Arte! Hope to see you at a NEFAR launch soon. Those Quarks and such are often "Fire-and forget". Kids like them because they are small. Sometimes bigger, lower performing rockets will hold their interest for longer.

    Last month or so I lauched my Super Flea, which is about the same size as the Quark. I lost sight of it after ejection and found it when looking for another rocket.
     
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    You launched a Quark. Twice. And found it both times!

    I think that alone should qualify you for instant "expert" status!

    About the only thing I use Quark kits for is to swap out the body tube with a much bigger length from the parts bin. Still flies great on A and 1/2A motors but is much bigger in the sky, stays a little lower, and you have a chance to put a streamer in the front.

    Save that little Quark kit body tube for a motor mount on something else?

    Welcome to TRF! Come back often!
     
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    bob jablonski

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    I love my Quark and have always recovered it. Give the 1/4A3-3T a try. It still will put your Quark way up there but give you a greater chance of recovery. I loved my Quark so much I built a BT-80 upscale version.
     
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    artie

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    I really appreciate the warm welcome. Rockets are a great love of mine.
    To communicate with others who are like minded is very satisfying. It
    has really brought me closer to my daughter. Who could ask for more?
    :roll:
     
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    Mark,

    TRF rules require a picture be posted whenever a forum member mentions any upscale rocket they have built ...
    :)
     
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    -or any DOWNscale, either

    (artie, don't let us scare you, we're just being goofy....sort of)
     
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    Artie,

    Welcome to the forum. Glad to see someone else from NE Florida around! Judo mentioned NEFAR, which is the North East Florida Association of Rocketry. They have organized (sort of) launches on the 2nd saturday of each month in Bunnell, which real close to Palm Coast. Their website is here: www.nefar.net . Great bunch of guys, especially when i'm there.
     
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    Micromeister

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    Artie:
    Turely welcome to the forum, You'll find we rib folks alot but really we do like seeing photos of even the smallest models;)

    I'd be skinned alive if I didn't mention another way to really have some fun with your Quark.
    that is to retro fit it to fly on Quest Micro-Maxx motors MMX-II's 5663 which a the smallest production made motor out now they are 6mm(a tad under 1/4" in diameter and 24mm (about 1") long. .31Ns with a .857second average delay. If they had a stamped NAR designation they would be 1/8A.5-1.

    Quarks (and most other small 13mm Swift, Mosquito etc. and below models) fly fairly well on these tiny motors and can be followed the entire flight. They make for some GREAT backyard flying.

    MM 343a2-sm_MM 220Swift decal closeup_03-30-08.jpg

    MM 319p03-sm_Quark MicroPower 2 pic(110dpi)_08-12-06.jpg

    MM 294alp08b_Mosquito After recovery_06-16-07.JPG
     

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