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Old Jul 20, 2005, 03:15 AM
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QFII / Quickflick-II 50" balsa built-up DLG, dihedral wing (all discussions)


Hello everyone, a slight update here for the first page, since it's been a couple of years now.

If you're wanting a built-up balsa DLG of 50" span, using the Drela AG36 wing section, then the QFII should fit the bill nicely.

The QFII kits are now made and sold by Brian of MountainModels/Laser-Arts as well as PLDaniels/NQRC in Australia.



The QuickFlick-II was originally designed to be a simple construction balsa built up DLG. After numerous prototypes the QuickFlick-II has finally lived up to that dream. The QFII is an Australian design, originating from inland North Queensland.

The latest incarnation of the QuickFlick-II is the QFII-AG36D, with the Mark Drela AG36 airfoil and dihedral wingform.

Specifications

* Span: 1270mm/50"
* Weight: 195~220g (7~8oz)
* Section: Mark Drela AG36
* Construction: Balsa build up with Carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforcements
* Typical launch heights: 110~120ft (Advanced build), 90~100ft (light build)
* Typical flight times: 60~70 seconds in dead air from a good launch
Movies:

* QFII - day out flying (Flash video)
* Slow motion launch of the QFII (Flash video)
Kits to buy:

* Buy a QuickFlick-II kit from NQRC (Australia) - http://nqrc.com
* Buy a QuickFlick-II kit from the US at Mountain Models (United States) - http://www.mountainmodels.com
Suggested accessories:

PLD-BAC-ESJ, Lipo regulator, alarm, charge and switch jack combo
http://nqrc.com/?vp=PLD-BAC-ESJ&ln=w



Videos:
Day out flying - http://www.pldaniels.com/flying/vide...day-out-flying
Slow motion launch - http://www.pldaniels.com/flying/vide...nch-slowmotion
Build manual: http://pldaniels.com/flying/manuals/
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 04:10 AM
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If the wing can attatch on my Gambler+ pod, it will be interesting
Just want to see the difference, I am now very happy with my G+.

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 04:19 AM
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Kai,

Ooof, I really don't know - they are rather different in the design, but I'm sure if you hack around a bit it could well work, perhaps you can make some ground-breaking work here :-)

The QFII has a 150mm (6") chord at the center, not sure how that compares to the gambler+.

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 10:49 AM
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I am currently building one QFII up. If I am correct, the short kit comes with fuse parts, wing parts, and the tail. At least that is what I am working with...maybe I am just lucky. It helps being in the same town as Brian. Correct me if I am wrong Brian.
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Cosrl,

I'm not /exactly/ sure what is included in the short - when Brian wakes up (phone him and get him out of bed - he's slept now for the last 7 hours *laugh*) he'll hopefully come in here and give the full details.

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Leave the man alone. He needs his sleep as it is
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 11:07 AM
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Cosrl is building one up from the test parts I cut for it. (except for the shear webs, which were an afterthought, sorry Rob) He's a "beta" tester of sorts, mostly for the next "release", which will be about the 1st week of August. (I have to take time of for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh next week!)

Included are:

FUSELAGE PARTS: sides, doublers, formers, bottom, wing mount parts, servo mount
TAIL PARTS: Stab/Elevator, Fin/Rudder, 1/32" ply Control Horns
WING PARTS: Ribs, shear webs, braces, triangle gussets, trailing edge, notched for ribs), wing tips, wing mount blocks

I should have it up on the web site shortly. I forgot to draw the control horns, so I will correct that in a few minutes!

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 11:09 AM
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Hey, I actually got 6 hours last night, I think that's a record for the last month, LOL!
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(phone him and get him out of bed - he's slept now for the last 7 hours *laugh*)
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 11:18 AM
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I guess I will miss out on the control horns....

No not really, I some left over from the 51 and spinner.
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 11:18 AM
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Brian,

Many thanks for coming in so early in the morning - I hope that you managed to steal a cup of coffee.

The shearwebs is a lovely touch, definately something which I'm sure a lot of people are going to be thankful for.

There sure is a lot in that kit, though I think you left out the kitchen sink somewhere.

Once again Brian, many thanks for doing this (and you too Cosrl, didn't realise you were also in on this whole situation).

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 11:52 AM
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I haven't really been "in", but I have been lurking in your QFII thread since it started....way back in the day.
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 11:59 AM
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So, you guys got any photos of what the short kit's going to look like?

Got any QFII's flying?
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 12:02 PM
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Okay guys, it's been added to the web site here:

http://www.laserarts.com/product_inf...roducts_id=202

I have also added a shopping list on the spec page for other materials you will need to complete the QF2. Paul, correct me if I have missed anything there.

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Old Jul 20, 2005, 12:11 PM
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I'll get images some time today. I'm at my favorite coffee place again. If it wasn't for this place, the only time I'd leave my house was to go to the post office. My main office is the room right next to my bedroom, so it's a short commute!

Yeah Rob, you have that thing ready to fly yet?

I won't have mine done until after Oshkosh. I still have a lot to do. Of course, my buddy's wife will be gone that weekend, so maybe I can ship the parts out with the Mustang and we can finish it in the evenings ...

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So, you guys got any photos of what the short kit's going to look like?

Got any QFII's flying?
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Old Jul 20, 2005, 12:11 PM
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I think you forgot the kitchen sink.

No, from what my weary 2am eyes can tell things are looking pretty good.

I'll need to send you some better photos though, that much I must do. Tommorow, all going well, I'll have my altimeter and will be able to get some real figures on the QFII (weather permitting).

It's funny, I was discussing with some of the guys on the IRC chat about what's in the short kit - and we were wondering "what possibly could be missing!", amazing how many things you forget.

I should put a disclaimer on that photo you're using "LCD panels, clock and BOSE speakers are not included" :-P

Paul.

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