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can you convert a XEL to a XE by adding bigger fuel tanks
#1
if i buy a XEL can i later convert it to a XE by adding bigger fuel tanks? because from what i understand is thats the only diffence between the two
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#2
The other difference is that the XEL is required to have floats attached in flight, so you could remove them.

And yes, you can add a belly tank to increase the fuel capacity of the XEL.

But you will then need to license it as an 'Experimental' and you will need to have at least a Private Pilot license to fly it.  And you could not get the Repairman Certificate that allows you to do the annual condition inspection that will be required.
-Chip-
N8421L Mosquito XE-285
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#3
I heard that the XEL comes with 13 gal fuel tank with a overflow that holds the fuel to 5 gallons. Is this true?
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#4
The tanks for the XE and XEL are the same in physical size, it's the capacity that's different. The overflow/vent line is drilled at a height to limit the capacity on the XEL to 5 gallons as part of the requirements for an ultralight category. The tank on the XE holds 12 gallons.
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