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Excalibur Fabick Twin Bonanza
The original prototype Model 50 Twin Bonanza, c/n H-1, made its first flight on Nov. 15, 1949, only 223 days from its start on the drawing board. The Model 50 was designed as a light, multi-engine airplane marketed between the Model 35 Bonanza, and the larger, heavier Model D18S. The Model 50 continued to mature from 1951-1963 when production stopped with the Model J50.  This aircraft was donated by Joe Fabick of Stuart, FL in October, 2004.

 Beechcraft D-50E, N14VU, c/n DH-326, was converted to an Excalibur 800 version. The modifications included an airstair door, engines were converted to direct drive Lycoming IO-720-A1A (400 hp.) from the original geared Lycoming GO-480-G2F6 (295 hp) with low-drag nacelles & full closure gear doors.

This aircraft was donated by Joe Fabick of Stuart, FL in October, 2004.
Additional Information
  Model: D-50E (Excalibur 800)
c/n: DH-326, mfg. 1962
Number Built: 47
Gross Weight (lbs): 7,600
Empty Weight (lbs): 5,100
Wingspan (ft); 45’ 33/8”
Length (ft): 29’ 2”
Engine: Lycoming IO-720-A1A
Type Certificate: 5A4, issued Nov. 10, 1960
Registration: N14VU (ex N1771T, N102TT)
Selling Price: $113,425 (in 1962)
Cruise Speed (mph): 235
Landing Speed (kts): 92
Fuel-STD/OPT (gals): 230
Range: (mi): 1,045
Output (hp): 400
 



 
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