Excalibur Home Built Light Sport Aircraft

Excalibur Light Sport Aircraft

Excalibur rebuild project by Jason Mitchell.  Light Sport Aircraft building and modifications. Experimental Aircraft kits and construction. Home built aircraft, excalibur ultralights.

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Rebuilding an Excalibur

Two Place Light Sport Aircraft

by Jason Mitchell

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Image Excalibur loaded in U-Haul Truck

Jason Mitchell bringing his plane home to Texas

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After getting the Excalibur home one of the first steps was removing the old covering

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The wife was wondering what those strange sounds were?

Caught on tape!

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The battery was mounted in the rear so a bracket was constructed and the battery moved forward

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Not satisfied with the method used to attach the fiber glass nose cone a bracket was designed to secure the mount

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Excalibur nose cone now secured to Jason's specs

Image Rotax 582 2 cycle water cooled engine

Rotax 582 2-cycle water cooled engine

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The wings were removed and stored for covering later in the project

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Old support plate removed and replaced with new, wider version

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Securely Riveted in place

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Jason's wife helped replaced the bungee cord landing gear

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Excalibur main gear

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Landing gear completed and ready to roll

Jason is modifying the horizontal stab. He's moving the location of the leading edge attach point up to meet the leading edge of the vertical stab. This will give him approx 7 inches more cord length in the center.  He'll then taper the cord at the tip of the horizontal stab to give a nice tapered leading edge. Here's his answer for supporting the new attachment point.

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Image Horizonzl Stab and Rudder

Original Excalibur horizontal stabilizer

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Modified horizontal stabilizer

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Modified mounting brackets

Image Excalibur horizonal stab and rudder

Temporarily mounted to aircraft

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The airframe is primed and painted

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Engine and panel wiring are next

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