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Old 08-31-2023, 02:00 PM
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Default Tail cone max width RV-12iS

I am building an RV12iS in my basement, then transferring sub-units to my hangar. What is the max height of the tail cone to be sure it will go through the door on its side. I see the posts about the RV-10 at 36". But what is the RV-12? Thank you all.
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Old 08-31-2023, 02:08 PM
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The front end is about 35 X 40 inches.
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Old 08-31-2023, 06:37 PM
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I passed mine through a 36 door without having to remove the door from its hinges. And it does flex, so you have a bit more wiggle room if needed.
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Old 08-31-2023, 08:05 PM
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Thanks Mike,
Turns out my door is 35 1/4" wide... is the big end of the cone a bit flexible at that stage of construction?

Dennis

Ah.. just saw Bob Y's comment, so it looks promising. Thanks gents.
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Old 09-01-2023, 01:58 PM
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It's maybe 1/2" less than the dimensions I gave, you, and flexible in the longer dimension, so you should be fine.
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Old 09-01-2023, 04:03 PM
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If needed the front of the tailcone will flex. And if you want a little extra flexibility, leave off F-1283C stiffener.

I managed to squeeze mine through a 32" door, but that was a really tight fit. At 35" I wouldn't anticipate any problems (as long as there isn't anything else in the way).

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