Structural Upgrade Kits to build your Bull Moose, Super Moose or Monster Moose.
Both the original Moose and Super Rebel aircraft have a well earned reputation of being both robust and versatile airframes. It is also the case that given the type of service these rugged aircraft are engaged in, and the significant horsepower now being made available with our LS3 engine packages, some important and cost effective fuselage upgrades are being offered as well..
Fuselage Upgrade Kits by MooseMods.
Bull Moose, Super Moose and Monster Moose
This kit includes all necessary forward skins and internal structural upgrades for the use of the LS3 430 HP, 480 HP, and 525HP upgrades. Included are new pre-cut door posts of .125 channel, and internal and external skins of .063 6130-T6*, .063 boot cowl skins, additional .032 forward belly skin, upper engine mount carry through boot cowl area to HD Door Post structure, rear fuselage channel reinforcements, tail section stringers and doublers, and a .032 extended tail skin. These upgrades will increase empty weight by approximately 25 pounds.
*Either standard door post outline skins or those to accommodate the
recommended Gull Wing doors.
Bull Moose Fuselage Upgrade Kit: $1,975.00 US.
Carry Through Upper Engine Mount Support: $250.00 (if purchased separately)
Horizontal Stabilizer Strut Brace Kit: $450.00
Heavy Duty V Brace: $250.00 (used only with our LS Engine Mount)
Extended Baggage with Door Kit: $1,250.00
Assembled Gull Wing Doors, with new lower skin, 1/8" thick lexan windows with retainers, stainless overhead hinge, no latching hardware: $1,200.00. Builder must provide existing doors or frame components.
Owner built Gull Wing Door Kit: $750.00 Includes new lower skin, 1/8" thick lexan windows, window retainers, stainless overhead hinge, frame modification materials and assembly template.
NOTE: These prices are subject to change depending upon market costs for materials. An order must accompany a 50% down payment. Balance due prior to shipping. Allow 60 days from order to shipping.
NOTE: With the exception of the Heavy Duty forward door post channel and skins, “V” brace and engine mount carry through, all of these upgrades may be installed in a completed Moose or Super Rebel airframe. Information will be provided with each kit describing best practices for installation of each element to be installed. To install the HD door posts and skins, “V” brace and carry through hardware to the engine mount in an existing aircraft, it is necessary to remove the wings and windshield, so obviously much easier to do doing a regular build process. FWIW...I have done it in a completed airframe...a bit of a chore but most certainly worth the effort for the results it provides.
Further note: Most if not all of the Bull Moose upgrades may be applied as well to the Yukon airframe.
Generally speaking we can ship a fuselage upgrade package within 30 days of receiving a 50% deposit. Order will ship or be available for pickup with payment in full. Generally speaking we are happy to have funds wire transferred, or will be glad to accept a personal check. As soon as funds clear the process begins.
As always...feel free to call with any questions.