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Post  WingingIt74 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:30 am

I've been kinda quiet this past year, for the most part just have been really busy. I picked this up in September and I hope to be in the air soon! I have been restoring it the past few months. Taken it nearly all apart, replaced a few pieces and now it's coming back together. Hope to have it together after Christmas sometime and fly this spring!









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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:50 am

Looking good. Some video of your maiden would be great!
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Post  WingingIt74 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:54 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Looking good. Some video of your maiden would be great!

Thanks! I will defiantly be doing that.  It will also be my first Solo also. I picked up 3 hours with instruction in a 2-place Quicksilver this fall as well and was signed off to solo.

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Post  batjac on Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:10 pm

Lookin' good! Those sails cleaned up nice. Your sons gonna learn to fly also?

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Post  WingingIt74 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:01 pm

batjac wrote:Lookin' good!  Those sails cleaned up nice.  Your sons gonna learn to fly also?

The Ultra-Mark

My wife really doesn't like the idea.... My goal is to fly this for a few years, get a 2-seat and my light sport certificate, then later build a Zenith CH-750.

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Post  Kim on Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:01 pm

Looking Great !!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  WingingIt74 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:03 pm

Hey Kim, I figured you had been following it on Facebook. How have you been?

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Post  Kim on Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:32 pm

Not yet...but will! MY dial-up won't let me roam too much, so I do all my surfing when I can get free WiFi.

Looks like you got it going on though !!!
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Post  RknRusty on Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:19 pm

That's quite a cool toy, Travis. The engine is right pretty too, can you tell us about it? Bandit flies something similar to that, but with a different type of wing. How fast and far can you actually travel in something like that? How much cargo can you comfortably haul. I'd love to have one that I could fly to my club field for a day of model flying.
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Post  getback on Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:43 pm

Looks Good I remember when you posted it awhile back, bee safe ! wish I had the nades to do it ! I see some around here now and then looks like fun , Eric Babe Bee
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Post  WingingIt74 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:46 pm

RknRusty wrote:That's quite a cool toy, Travis. The engine is right pretty too, can you tell us about it? Bandit flies something similar to that, but with a different type of wing. How fast and far can you actually travel in something like that? How much cargo can you comfortably haul. I'd love to have one that I could fly to my club field for a day of model flying.
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It's a Quicksilver MXL and the engine is a Rotax 503. The engine is a 49HP, uses about 2 GPH and has a 5 gallon fuel tank. Cruises at 45-50 MPH and stalls around 30-35 MPH. It also falls under the Part 103 rules for ultralights, so no license is needed.

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Post  Jason_WI on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:14 pm

Nice ultralight. Neighbor built a kitfox back in the late 90's but thats not an ultalight.

Going to add a rocket propelled safety parachute to it? They do require maintence when the rocket motors expire but is an added safety if something would happen.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:44 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:
RknRusty wrote:That's quite a cool toy, Travis. The engine is right pretty too, can you tell us about it? Bandit flies something similar to that, but with a different type of wing. How fast and far can you actually travel in something like that? How much cargo can you comfortably haul. I'd love to have one that I could fly to my club field for a day of model flying.
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It's a Quicksilver MXL and the engine is a Rotax 503. The engine is a 49HP, uses about 2 GPH and has a 5 gallon fuel tank. Cruises at 45-50 MPH and stalls around 30-35 MPH. It also falls under the Part 103 rules for ultralights, so no license is needed.

That's a pretty narrow margin from cruise to stall. One good gust or a headwind could get you in trouble quick.

Be safe up there man. I imagine you can dive to pick up speed if needed.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:36 pm

With a Rotax 447:
Stall is ~31 mph
VNE is ~73 mph
Cruise ~54 mph @ 75% power

Mine has a 503.

I put it together, for the most part, before Christmas.  Still waiting on some parts and for the weather to warm up a little.


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Post  Jason_WI on Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:14 pm

Looking good. I bet that first takeoff and landing will be exciting to say the least.
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Post  stuntflyr on Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:49 pm

It's about the same as an Aeronca, my Chief stalled at about 45 and cruised at 72. All airplanes are to operated carefully.
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It's a Quicksilver MXL and the engine is a Rotax 503. The engine is a 49HP, uses about 2 GPH and has a 5 gallon fuel tank. Cruises at 45-50 MPH and stalls around 30-35 MPH. It also falls under the Part 103 rules for ultralights, so no license is needed.[/quote]

That's a pretty narrow margin from cruise to stall. One good gust or a headwind could get you in trouble quick.

Be safe up there man. I imagine you can dive to pick up speed if needed.[/quote]
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Post  TDbandit on Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:47 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:With a Rotax 447:
Stall is ~31 mph
VNE is ~73 mph
Cruise ~54 mph @ 75% power

Mine has a 503.

I put it together, for the most part, before Christmas.  Still waiting on some parts and for the weather to warm up a little.

Nice Quicksilver! they fly really nice and You won't be disappointed with a 503. As Rusty mentioned, I have a Trike (Air Creation GTE Twin) which is a two seater, stalls at 28mph cruise at 75% 60-70 depending on trim VNE: 90 mph Power: Rotax 582 DCDI with quiet kit. Flies great! (Bandit)
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