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RACEKAR6

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Always wanted an ultra lite found parts of one no clue what I have but I can make , fix ,modify and improve anything.
But I know nothing of the sport there for I hope this site will kindly “take me under their wing”😁 pun intended, and share the wealth of knowledge that comes with first hand experiences.
 

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Take photos, post 'em here, let's see what you've got.
 

RACEKAR6

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Sorry about the backdrop it’s hanging from rafter of my garage the seat is a soft hanging style and the orange pieces there are 2 one is opened or flared or active not sure what term would be the other is flatBC1711E3-719F-4B74-85DD-27EEDB8D40B2.jpegAB5099FB-DA6A-4C53-98E3-2D9E1D515CD7.jpeg29B61D65-0B27-4EFF-A39A-9F3A58D7C92F.jpeg11698EC7-C39C-40F7-925F-299CDE765C1B.jpeg9F78D702-8B38-4856-B6E5-39D033CD65FF.jpeg37621A37-1422-4CFE-BF8A-CC6E32E403B1.jpeg50EF87F4-1CD8-4DD0-8BE8-1C57BF01AE72.jpegDC8C25C9-1B7F-4B2D-A7E3-9F414BBAF252.jpeg388767B0-CF68-45F9-B0B5-99CB0A7FD9F6.jpeg3C83A2EB-D871-4EC4-AB4C-10170D201672.jpeg
 

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Not a Quicksilver, beyond that it's hard to say disassembled like that. What do the wings / sails look like?
 

Victor Bravo

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I believe Henryk is correct. The unique control yoke in RACEKAR's photo matches the photos on the Kasperwing website perfectly. I'd say it's 100 to 1 in favor of the Kasperwing.
 

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That is an A Model Kasperwing cage; not too bad shape wise. I may have missed photos of all the rest of the parts to make it fly, but the engine (Zenoah G 25 B) is there as is the redrive. Where did you get this?
 

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The orange fabric in the background appears to be the gap seals and I am going to guess that the rudder and stabilizer might all be assembled together with the gap seals (and the small diameter tubing that makes up the assembly). They are all laying down flat so it's hard to tell for sure. The color on the sailcloth looks good (not faded), so if the rest of the sail looks like this, you are off to a good start. I do notice a lot of corrosion on some of your hardware as well as some on the rudder control cable fittings.
 

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Hello Henry: In a couple of the photos, you can see the orange fabric of what is the gap seals. I was looking at the photos on my phone at the time, but now that I look at them on my larger monitor, I can see that there appears to be a complete assembly of the rudders, stabilizers and gap seals. I see the tubing that makes up the struts for holding up the rudder and stabilizer as well.
 

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Witold Kasper(wing). J-Bird Engines in Wisconsin still brings his to the Oshkosh event. You might get with him for info.
I am going to suggest that RaceKar6 start by perusing the www.kasperwing.com website for more definitive information concerning the Kasperwing. He will find information there to help identify exactly what it is he has right now and what it might take to bring it back to life. He can also post questions there that will be answered by a group of owners that currently adopt, rehabilitate, refurbish, upgrade, and bring Kasperwings back to life on a regular basis. Oh, yeah...and they fly them too.
 

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patrickrio

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I used to ride my bike down to Issaquah Skyport from my dad's house and watch the ultralights (Grossruck Kasperwings) and skydivers. I loved that place. Too bad it closed and became a mall. My niece had a birthday party at Pickering Barn (the airport started as the Pickering family farm's personal airfield...) a few years back and going there was bittersweet.
 
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