The Quicksilver line was one of the first craft
that I flew and fell in love with.
It is a high wing, wide open cockpit, pusher in a
tri-gear configuration. Seating is side by side with dual rudder pedals,
and throttles with a central stick.
Construction is bolt together aluminum tube
covered in dacron sail cloth. Building times come in at between 75 and 125
hours. There are literally thousands of these type of aircraft flying all
over the world. This craft has been tested to the max, in the air, on the
ground, and on the computer.
A T.U.F. VIEW
The MXL 2 can be powered by either the 503 Rotax or 582. With the
503 this baby takes off in less than 150 feet climbs at 650 feet per
minute and will come back to cruise at around 55 m.p.h.. Even with its
double surfaced wing stall is just over 30 m.p.h.. The view from the
cockpit might take a little getting use to, since you are right out in the
open, as might the idea of flying while being supported by wires. But for
out and out fun flying from backyards to regular airports this little bird
fits the bill.
The Ultralight Flyer rates
The Quicksilver MXL ..................... 9.0