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Building the eXenos

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...don’t have to explain it to everyone else. So why is this important? In the case of our eXenos, we finally got it off the ground after something like eight...

Building the eXenos

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When I last wrote about the eXenos, it was in the heady days after the first flight. But by the time the first couple of flights were complete, we figured...

Building the eXenos

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...part about turning a Xenos into an eXenos is that from a mechanical modification standpoint, there is nothing outside the realm of the average set of homebuilding techniques. Cut and...

Building the eXenos

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...this project. Building any homebuilt involves logistical challenges, but building a motorglider (or any glider for that matter) poses one that most sport-plane builders don’t face—finding a hangar big enough...

Building the eXenos

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Building an eXenos electric motorglider is a lot like building a regular Xenos—at least until you get to the stuff forward of the firewall. In fact, just about the only...

Building the eXenos

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I have often written that before you start building an airplane, you should set your requirements: What is the airplane designed to do? What design satisfies that goal? How does...

Building the eXenos

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...the electric drive from the Zero motorcycle is actually a pretty simple task compared with building baffles, installing plumbing and wiring a conventional engine. So long as you have labeled...

Building the eXenos

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...sources (such as Aircraft Spruce) as well—but that’s just par for the course in homebuilding. The Bike In order to build your electric airplane powered by a Zero motorcycle power...

The eXenos Takes Wing!

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...eXenos is fairly unique in the homebuilding world, as not that many Xenos airframes have been built , and this is only the second one to fly with DeVault’s electric...

eXenos Electric Motorglider

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Join KITPLANES editor at large Paul Dye as he describes what’s new and what’s cool with the Gabriel DeVault Xenos motorglider powered by an electric motor. Near-silent fun flying is...

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Two Years On

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Habitual readers of this column know I’m not a fan of ADS-B, if only...

Slicks!

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Bald tire.

25th Anniversary: The Glasair-Lancair Wars

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The origins of Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft precede Lancair Aircraft by a few years, but once Lancair entered the game, competition was not only fierce but also productive; by Marc Cook.

Rendesvouz with Destiny

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Dick Starks and The Dawn Patrol attend the biennial Rendezvous on hallowed ground: the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.