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Old 01-06-2015, 10:13 PM
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I don't think they go together that way, looks like you are getting the cart before the horse.
Wait till you see where the engine goes!
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:11 PM
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I must of read the plans backwards.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:53 AM
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Can anyone answer a question for me?
I have received my fuselage kit and before I start I need to know the dimension from the very top of the assembled firewall (angled piece) to the very bottom. I need to know this to ensure the assembly will fit sideways coming out of my basement door. My basement door is 30" wide. I have the aft end finished and will join them in my garage. Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:05 PM
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Can anyone answer a question for me?
I have received my fuselage kit and before I start I need to know the dimension from the very top of the assembled firewall (angled piece) to the very bottom. I need to know this to ensure the assembly will fit sideways coming out of my basement door. My basement door is 30" wide. I have the aft end finished and will join them in my garage. Thanks!
29 1/4 inches

But that is not the tallest dimension of the fwd fuselage.

It is 31 1/2 at the sub panel (about 12 " aft of firewall, don't remember the part #)

If you attach the tail cone to the fwd fuselage while in your basement, the tallest dimension in that case is 36 " (area of the aft baggage bulkhead).
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:25 PM
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I had the same problem and put in a double door. I wish I had gone wider because I had to remove the landing gear to get it out.

The single door was 32" wide and I doubled it to 64". To get the -9 out the door, we removed the main gear legs, reached in with an engine hoist, and pulled it out. It we would have been much easier to have rolled it ou on its mains or I should have built a ramp and pushed it out on my building stand and then put it back on its gear.

Good luck!
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Old 01-09-2015, 02:35 PM
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Thanks, might have to remove the door jam!
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:57 PM
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Default Fuselage Riveting

Joined the fuselage halves and mounted the whole thing to the custom engine stands.






The setup allows me to rotate the fuselage as needed.

Now it is time to start riveting the two halves together.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:22 AM
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Ohhh yeahh!!! Build on...this gets me fired up!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. I used to paint cars 25 years ago, the lacquer days. The base coat clear coat system of today is pretty forgiving.

um......only forgiving if you have 25 years painting. I strugled with my paint.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:08 PM
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Thanks, might have to remove the door jam!
Chain saw, brutha. Get a chain saw! Repair the door opening later.
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