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Old 01-12-2021, 12:44 PM
AlpineYoda AlpineYoda is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Boulder, CO
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My hangar has a forklift. I placed an old pallet under the baggage door / RV-10 rear step and I covered the pallet in cardboard and styrofoam blocks to protect the metal skin. I picked up the whole fuselage (no engine at that time, just complete tail and fuselage) inch by inch, testing that it would not easily rock off the forklift and fall, until it was high enough to insert the gear.

It did take me 3 or 4 tries to find exactly the right place for the pallet and lifting point to match the CG.
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Started 12/19/2019
Engine hung 1/9/2021
Panel in 2Q 2021
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