This is a real airplane with "N" numbers. This is no longer considered an ultralight/fat ultralight. Be careful, don't buy a 2 seat ultralight that hasn't been FAA certified. Two seat ultralights are no longer legal to fly and can no longer make the transition.
This versatile flying machine can take you just about anywhere.
(including floats and steerable tricycle amphibious landing gear)
Cell (925) 216-4454
Quicksilver MXL Sport II Amphibian airplane. Full Lotus Floats with retractable tricycle gear.
FAA registered & certified Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (ELSA) N1553N. Last flight on 6/22/08. Ready to fly and have fun NOW!
* Rotax 582 "Bluehead" 65 horsepower engine oil-in-fuel lubrication or oil pump.
* 3 blade 68" Warp Drive proppeller with nickle metal leading edges.
* "C" gearbox 3:1 ratio with centrifugal clutch.
* 14 gallon fuel tank.
* Anticollision strobe light.
* Ballistic Recovery System emergency parachute (due for re-pack).
* Extra radiator.
* Full flight & engine instruments.
* Pilot/Passenger Comtronics intercom system.
* VHF radio.
* Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).
* GPS navigation.
* 2 flight helmets with faceguards and integrated microphone and headset.
* 2 headsets.
* 2 cold weather flight suits.
* Wire brace tail kit.
* Spash guard for propeller protection.
* Seat backpacks for ample storage.
* Standard wheel brakes.
* Spare rudder with original colors.
Always hangared and pampered. Airplane kept in like new condition. One owner, airline pilot, never used the plane for instruction.
New sails about 4 years ago along with a complete airframe tear down with new hardware. Total airframe time: 805 hrs. Total time on new engine & gearbox: 287 hrs. First engine was still going strong easily past 500 hrs. Many fun-filled flying hours to go!
I've flown it all around Northern California including Shasta Lake, Lake Berryessa, Lake Don Pedro for camping and fishing. There's storage in the wings for sleeping bags and fishing poles.
Rules for who can fly and work on this plane:
Sport Pilot Rule Synopsis
EAA's condensed version of the FAA Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft Rule
Wingspan: 32' 9"
Length: 18' 1/2"
Height: 9' 1"
Wing Area: 180 sq ft
Fuel Capacity: 14 gal
Engine: 582 Rotax Dual Ignition 2 Cyl 65 HP liquid cooled with integrated water pump.
Fuel Consump: 4 gal/hr
VNE: 75 mph
Top Speed: 67 mph
Cruise Speed: 52 mph
Stall Speed: 32 mph
Sea Level Climb: 1145 fpm
Ground Take off run: 121 ft
Ground Landing run: 75 ft
Empty Weight: 373 lbs (with floats): 498 lbs
Below is more info along with photos and some fun videos of this bird flying.
Taking Mom for a ride - she loved it!
Relaxing on the Delta with my wife.
Strap the tent in the right seat and stuff the sleeping bag and pillow in the wing to go camping.
The daughter enjoys a sunset flight.
This beautiful plane is featured on the local magazine cover for all of 2008.
The plane is also on the cover of the book Wings of Discovery.
A story about building a sport plane and the adventures that follow.
Airspeed & Altimeter.
Tach, hour meter, water temp, Dual EGT & CHT.
Intercom box, voltage regulator, pull start, etc.
Current rudder, spare rudder is original colors.