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Old 11-15-2021, 08:57 AM
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Default QB fuselage dimensions

I feel like I’ve found this in the forum before, but cannot find it now, and im time critical, hoping someone can help. What is the QB fuselage dimension of an RV-8 fuselage, specifically max height and width. Second, that same with the windshield bow installed?

I’m building basement access via a technically 48” x 48” window, which has an actual clear access of 42” X 43”.

It’s either this or own the garage 3rd bay, which I’m starting to consider, because I will have to anyway once it’s on the gear. The window well and window, in new construction, is priced out at $9k. Im starting to consider letting it go. Maybe I’m better heating the garage.
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:43 AM
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tail to firewall: 15'3"
tail to propeller hub: 18'3"
bottom to top windshield: 4'

Given a choice of a 4'x4' basement entry and a 3-bay garage, I would choose the garage.
RV8 standard build: Empennage 99% completed
Wing -- Closed
Fuselage -- Canopy Done. Fiberglass 80%
Avionics Installation -- 90%
Firewall Forward -- Cowl completed. Baffle 90%
Electrical -- 90%

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Old 11-25-2021, 11:24 AM
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Maybe build in the garage and use the basement for storage so you don’t end up like this.
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