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Roy25101 01-04-2021 11:48 AM

Tail cone length?
 
I'm working on storage at the moment waiting for my emp kit to be delivered. I was wondering if anyone could give me the length of a completed tail cone. I have a storage building with a ten foot ceiling and I'd like to stand the tail cone up in there while moving on to the wings. Any help would sure be appreciated...

BravoAlphaRomeo 01-04-2021 12:11 PM

10’4” overall length.

Roy25101 01-04-2021 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by BravoAlphaRomeo (Post 1491396)
10’4” overall length.


Perfect, thank you..

Bsquared 01-04-2021 01:31 PM

The empennage is really light. You can hang if from the ceiling beams over a work bench or storage shelves. That is what I did in my 10’ garage

coffeeguy 01-04-2021 02:09 PM

Safely out of the way is fantastic. I had my tailcone in the garage for about 2 years or so and I was terrified that I would kink one of the two long sections of skin that mate to the fuselage. Hung some cloth from them and kept it angled away from any traffic. Hanging from the ceiling would probably work great.

TASEsq 01-04-2021 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Roy25101 (Post 1491388)
I'm working on storage at the moment waiting for my emp kit to be delivered. I was wondering if anyone could give me the length of a completed tail cone. I have a storage building with a ten foot ceiling and I'd like to stand the tail cone up in there while moving on to the wings. Any help would sure be appreciated...

The side skins extent forward 29” from the baggage bulkhead with an ‘arm’ which I reckon would make it impossible to stand up vertically unless you build some kind of box for it to sit on. The arms are fairly flexible so if you sat it on a box then gently bent the 2 side skin arms in, you may just fit it into a 10ft vertical space.

I made a little trolley on castors for mine to sit on and a little castor on a broomstick at the back (tailwheel!) so I can wheel mine around. It takes up quite a bit of space and is an awkward shape. Mine measures 10ft 3” on the diagonal sides and 3ft 11” across the wide end at the ‘arms’ of the bendy fragile side skins.

Roy25101 01-04-2021 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TASEsq (Post 1491440)
The side skins extent forward 29” from the baggage bulkhead with an ‘arm’ which I reckon would make it impossible to stand up vertically unless you build some kind of box for it to sit on. The arms are fairly flexible so if you sat it on a box then gently bent the 2 side skin arms in, you may just fit it into a 10ft vertical space.

I made a little trolley on castors for mine to sit on and a little castor on a broomstick at the back (tailwheel!) so I can wheel mine around. It takes up quite a bit of space and is an awkward shape. Mine measures 10ft 3” on the diagonal sides and 3ft 11” across the wide end at the ‘arms’ of the bendy fragile side skins.

Ok, then I can plan on keeping it horizontal. I have 12' to work with there. Thank you...


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