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  1. Chris In Marshfield

    Quicksilver MX Sprint II Project

    Inspected the rudder, elevator, and horizontal stab today and verified their assembly against the factory manual. Three thumbs up.
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    Quicksilver MX Sprint II Project

    So I picked up a Sprint II project from the estate of one of our UL chapter members recently. For the uninitiated, it's a 2-seater SBS with a Rotax 582 and wire-braced single-surface wings. It also came with a composite 5-blade prop - Kiev, I believe. The wings were re-covered and have been...
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    How much fabric shrink is enough?

    Thanks for the heads up. We'll be meeting to discuss and that's a good data point.
  4. Chris In Marshfield

    How much fabric shrink is enough?

    The Double Eagle project continues as we’ve started (re)covering the wings. After gluing and shrinking the wings, we’re seeing distortion and actually found a rib that was previously fractured from the last project caretaker. So we realize it’s too tight and will be rewrapping them. So I...
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    New guy here, howdy!

    I certainly endorse Matt as ”The Cygnet Guyl :cool:
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    The big video topic

    That was a great way to spend breakfast. Thanks Andy!
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    Fisher Flying Products Announces New Electric Propulsion Systems

    Nothing triggers the masses quite like an electric aircraft new release. :pilot:
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    Legal question about copyright

    As a member of the Howard Foundation, I have access to the factory drawings for the DGA series of airplanes for purposes of keeping it alive or manufacturing parts if needed. When I asked the president of the Foundation if I could build a replica from plans, he replied “absolutely not”. Guess...
  9. Chris In Marshfield

    Show off your HomeBuiltAirplane stickers!!!

    It was just the Byron-Bill-Andy-Chris club all week. :pilot: Oh, the stories that were told...
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    Canopy/nose cone/wind screen type thing for Quicksilver Sprint 2-place?

    I asked a friend who’s a sled driver if he had a heated suit, and he told me no. Just really good gear. “Fat kids sweat when too warm” he said. 🤣 He gave me a couple good brands to look at. I’ll try my ice fishing gear first, although it’s stupid heavy. If it’s too bulky, I’ll look into a...
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    Canopy/nose cone/wind screen type thing for Quicksilver Sprint 2-place?

    No doubt it would be. I’ll tell the guy in Alaska who bought it last year he should fly it extra in the winter to keep me warm. :)
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    Canopy/nose cone/wind screen type thing for Quicksilver Sprint 2-place?

    As a follow up, I did locate this interesting critter in a web search, not an attractive thing, but reckon it gets the job done. http://www.ultralightnews.ca/mxparts/pilotfairings.htm
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    Canopy/nose cone/wind screen type thing for Quicksilver Sprint 2-place?

    So, I’m about to pick up a complete (but disassembled) QS Sprint 2-place. New sails, zero-timed 582, and waiting for adventure! I’m thinking this guy could be loads of fun on skis in the winter, but Wisconsin gets stupid cold when the days get short (doncha know). Aside from a heated...
  14. Chris In Marshfield

    Anti-chafe tape on a wood wing

    Since these wings had been previously covered, there’s some residue from the last installation that’s a bit crunchy/sharp, hence the question if the tape. If it’s better to try cleaning the residue off by sanding it smooth rather than taping it, then we’ll do that..
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