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« on: October 21, 2014, 01:01:53 PM »

Has/is anyone building the MIA (micro-flight.com) ultralight kit (any options). I am building the upgrade kit for the GWS slowstick and also building the DIY wings. I will be using the park 450 motor and 2200 mah battery as show in the latest copy of "Electric Flight." If I'm posting to the wrong group let me know. Look forward to hearing from you.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 08:38:23 AM »

All,

I have decided to upgrade to the full QuickSilver UL option using the 2mm DIY CoreFlute wings. I will post pictures as I move along.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 06:24:30 AM »

Looking forward to your build  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 02:24:43 PM »

 Smiley

Just got the USPS tracking information from MIA for parts needed. The holiday slowed everything down but I should get this started soon.

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 02:43:47 PM »

 Smiley Finished the frame and will post a pic. I'll post the GWS conversion pic as well. Working with MIA on some wing details and starting on the wing build; I've had several mishaps trying different foam methods and am going to try the coroplast (aka Coreflute) method next. I'll take several shots of the wing build as I progress. Bear with me as I beef up my photo skills. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2014, 06:32:04 PM »

Ready to get started. However, please bear with me as I'm having problems posting photos. I sent an email to the forum to asset so if they don't attach now I will get them on before the weekend is out. One photo is of the MIA (micro-flight.com) GWS/HK UL conversion kit for the slow stick and the second is of the full frame quicksilver kit. There are a lot of build photos for the frames on RC groups but if you purchase a kit MIA will send plenty of high resolution photos; there is no assembly manual. My build is for the full frame quicksilver style DIY wing. You can choose from 3 build options; slow stick conversion, full frame quicksilver DIY, and full frame quicksilver nylon sails.

My focus from here is to detail my DIY wing build using 2mm coroplast (corrugated plastic). I'll be working on those this weekend and will take several step photos. Probably by now you have visited MIA or going another route but please keep this thread going for all things UL. Happy New Year.

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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 06:35:21 PM »

Worked out the photo problem.

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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 09:55:47 PM »

Looking good  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 01:41:26 PM »

 Grin Interesting Slow Stick. Need a pilot. Looking forward to more photos.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 02:11:17 PM »

Working with MIA on some technical details but almost finished with the wings and have taken photos. My build is a little different than the full MIA kit because I added on the full quicksilver style rear frame to the slow stick conversion frame so it is more narrow at the front. More photos soon.

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2015, 09:31:09 AM »

Ok, been busy. Here are the photos of the wing, Stab, and Rudder assemblies using 2mm coroplast. If you need a more detailed shot let me know.

I have to assemble the model next and take a front and side photo and send to MIA for analysis on where the wing struts are to be attached. My frame is Half GWS conversion and Half Full QuickSilver style so there are slight differences.  If you purchase the full blown nylon sail version you won't have any difficulty. Have to make a couple of post to get all the photos.

1. aileron notches
2. wing panel complete
3. wing parts
4. carbon rod assembly (Used LOCTITE STIK 'N SEAL and 2" clear Packing tape)
5. wing assembly
6. wing scribe lines


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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2015, 09:40:23 AM »

More photos.

7. scribe tool
8. stab/rudder assembly
9. wing tension tubes

Until next time.

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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2015, 02:25:57 AM »

Dave,

Hope all is well and you have not lost inspiration.
As a bit of a recharge, here are  a couple new MIA ultralights made with coroplast wings and stabilizers. Just something else I am playing with at the moment. I did a video today in super windy conditions, will post the link to it. I Was dying to  test fly it. Luckily I got it flying and down in one piece. Would love to see your model in flight. If you need more help let me know.
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2015, 09:00:24 AM »

Mario,

I'm still at it. I am finishing up the radio install and push rods and should be ready soon; will post more pics soon. I have been waiting for the warm weather inspiration and it is finally here.

Dave
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 01:25:13 PM »

All,

Sorry for the disappearance but had to move to new location and had everything packed away for almost a year now. The model is almost finished; just have to hook up the servos and push rods, mount the receiver, and finish it up. I bought a trainer for this flying season to get back into this fantastic hobby and didn't want to chance crashing the quicksilver upgrade. Stay tuned. Dave
 
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