VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #1  
Old 01-04-2021, 11:48 AM
Roy25101 Roy25101 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jekyll Island, GA
Posts: 65
Default 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...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-04-2021, 12:11 PM
BravoAlphaRomeo BravoAlphaRomeo is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Edgewood, KY
Posts: 19
Default

10’4” overall length.
__________________
BravoAlphaRomeo
172N 180HP
RV14A - under construction
Dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-04-2021, 12:54 PM
Roy25101 Roy25101 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jekyll Island, GA
Posts: 65
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BravoAlphaRomeo View Post
10’4” overall length.

Perfect, thank you..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-04-2021, 01:31 PM
Bsquared's Avatar
Bsquared Bsquared is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Valencia CA
Posts: 110
Default

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
__________________
RV-14A
S/N 140480
N144BL
Phase 1 complete
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-04-2021, 02:09 PM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 195
Default

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.
__________________
Jeff Dingbaum
RV-14A empennage, wings, fuselage
Cherokee 180
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-04-2021, 02:27 PM
TASEsq TASEsq is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 310
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roy25101 View Post
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.
__________________
___________
Trent Stewart
Melbourne, Australia
http://www.tasrv14.blogspot.com.au/
Aug 2021
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-04-2021, 03:57 PM
Roy25101 Roy25101 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jekyll Island, GA
Posts: 65
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TASEsq View Post
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...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.