AIRCRAFT KITS - NEXUS MUSTANG
|Performance Goals. Nexus
Mustang is a 2 place tandem aircraft with generous sized seats and super
performance. The prototype uses a fixed pitch propeller and is fixed gear
for simple operation and lower cost. Performance objectives were
exceeded and the handling, both in the air and on the ground are
Based on C-GZVV (with fixed pitch propeller)
Top Speed: 240 MPH / 210 kts
75% Cruise: 210 MPH / 175 kts
Stall Speed (gross): 70 mph clean / 63 mph flaps down
Rate of Climb: 2,200 FPM solo 1,700 FPM gross
(a nose wheel option is also available)
"I wanted to create an airplane that utilized the best construction methods and aesthetics found on other classic designs. Nexus means a connected group or series - this aircraft has a connection with many homebuilt types!" Dick Eaves
Designer. Nexus Mustang
was created by Richard (Dick) Eaves of London, Ontario, Canada.
Dick built many of the classic homebuilt designs starting in 1962
with a Baby Ace and more recently a Midget Mustang (which won a Bronze
Lindy Award at Oshkosh 2000). Dick
is a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Canadian equivalent to an
A&P) with over 25 years of experience repairing all sorts of light
Inspiration. After Oshkosh
2000, Dick was ready for a new project. What he wanted to build next was a
scratch built 2 place tandem aircraft that was similar to the Midget
Mustang. Dick didn't find what he was looking for so he decided to design
his own. Having seen how other aircraft of similar construction and
specification were made, Dick borrowed upon his years of homebuilding
experience to create Nexus Mustang.
Carr kit for the NEXUS MUSTANG provides all the material and hardware
required to build the airframe, but not the engine, propeller,
instruments, avionics, electrics, upholstery and paint.
The parts provided vary from enough rough cut raw material to make
a part to complete formed and pilot drilled components.
This obviates the necessity for the homebuilder to make or acquire
specialized and expensive tooling, but leaves him or her enough work to
enjoy constructing his or her own aircraft, as well as complying with the
51% minimum work by the kit builder.
The kit may be purchased all at once, or in stages to spread the cost over the construction period. Purchasing all at once cuts down on crating and shipping costs. Purchasing in stages spreads the cost, but will increase shipping charges slightly. Kits may be picked up from the factory personally, which will produce some savings in the crating charges, but not much as you do need a crate to store the unfinished components.
Kits. The sub kits can be purchased together or in
sequence. The recommended order of purchase is:
Quick build components, including wing spars and rear fuselage, are available on request.
and Prices - NEXUS
Prices are in Australian dollars and include crating, but not shipping.
Sub Kits - Contents.
Kit price is the same whether purchased all at once or in stages. But there will be some economies in crating or transporting . Kits may be picked up personally from the factory if desired.
Any part or parts may be deleted from the sub kits if the builder feels confident in making these parts him or herself.
Quick build kits consist of specific parts requested by the builder to be supplied assembled at an extra cost. Delivery of quick build components can only be quoted at time of order.
Most parts have assembly holes pilot drilled in one of the two parts being joined. Tooling holes often locate two parts obviating much measurement to locate parts together.
A tailcone assembly jig can be purchased from Carr Engineered Equipment for $150. This will be repurchased for $120 if in good usable condition ( which it should be)
Recommendations on tools are contained in the builders manual, but personal advice can be obtained at any time by phone or a personal visit to the factory.
The packing crate for the fuselage tailcone sub kit is the largest, 100 x 1200 x 2400. Certain large or long components, such as fuselage longerons and wing outer panel skins are shipped in this to save the expense of crating and shipping similarly sized crate for the front fuselage and outer wing panel assemblies.
For any unanswered questions, phone or visit at any time except Sunday morning.