I am building an 8 in Australia....I am 200cm(6'7") and 110kg(245lb) just working in the QB Fuse now. Bought the 8 because it was advertised as being suitable for very tall people.......
Purchased the so called "tall" option, seat-back weldment, but really not sure if it does enough.... seems to me it only lays the seat back about 1?"-2" - no change to legroom. Have installed a second seat hinge co-located with 805C (approx 1?" rearwards) which hopefully will give me the extra legroom required to be able to function. I will probably have to modify the seat-belt mounts (installed at factory) but nevertheless won't have much freedom to move once onboard.
Will be using IO360M and Hartzell C/S prop. Had hoped that the moving of the seat might assist slightly with CG issues - especially with preference to mount the battery on firewall rather than aft. Maybe not....
Would like to know of other's experience who have been there previously and would appreciate any input..
I would like some info on the offset joystick, if you would be so kind, and also would like to know what you're referring to re- the "4 bar linkage"?
I agree about the panel being a bit close.
Regards to all.
RV8 QB - started June '09
First Flight - Apr 2018
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