No. 6366. Marquart MA-3 Maverick (N84F c/n MA-3-001)
Photographed ca. 1979

Marquart MA-3 Maverick

04/30/2007. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This one-of-a-kind single-seat aircraft was designed by Ed Marquart. Although no official drawings were made, Ed started to built the aircraft at Flabob Airport, Riverside, California in the early sixties. Due to other occupations Ed was not able to finish the MA-3 Maverick and it was stored for many years.

Ed had designed a number of other models and sold sets of prints to homebuilders. One of them, Daniel Fielder, wanted the MA-5 Charger and Ed and Daniel together built the first that made its maiden flight in 1971.

During the construction of the Charger, Daniel noticed the unfinished MA-3 Maverick at Edís shop and wanted to finish that one as well. Danielís daughter states: "Dad really had to work on Ed to get him to sell him the Maverick and I think Ed may have finally broken down and sold it to him just so he'd stop bugging him about it (also because he knew he was never going to get around to it himself)!" So the Maverick changed hands in 1976 and it was registered as N84F. Daniel finished the Maverick under the close supervision of Ed.

Powered by an 125 hp Continental C-125-2 it was flown for the first time on October 1, 1977. The Maverick was sold to a number of individuals and it underwent a number of modifications as can be seen in photo 2383. Finally, on February 27, 2006, the aircraft was at last registered to its designer and initiator, Ed Marquart."

Created April 30, 2007