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Old 05-25-2022, 06:01 AM
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Default Lycoming crate size please.

Hi. Itís wet and cold here in NZ now. Into winter. Next winter my engine will likely be here. My shed is a steel clad shed and the concrete gets quite moist. Probably not a good environment for storage for anything. But my games room is dry. Has insulated walls and carpet. Plus a beer fridge which probably creates a little heat. I have decided to extend my games room to provide a storage area for my aircraft parts and engine.

Does anyone know the crate size the engine comes in? Iíd like to make a space for it and a door suitable. The little storage room is only 2.3 metres by 3.1 metres.( Ok 7.5 feet by 10 feet) but will be dry.

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Old 05-25-2022, 07:43 AM
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Hi. Itís wet and cold here in NZ now. Into winter. Next winter my engine will likely be here. My shed is a steel clad shed and the concrete gets quite moist. Probably not a good environment for storage for anything. But my games room is dry. Has insulated walls and carpet. Plus a beer fridge which probably creates a little heat. I have decided to extend my games room to provide a storage area for my aircraft parts and engine.

Does anyone know the crate size the engine comes in? Iíd like to make a space for it and a door suitable. The little storage room is only 2.3 metres by 3.1 metres.( Ok 7.5 feet by 10 feet) but will be dry.

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No dimensions but maybe perspective will help.
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Old 05-25-2022, 07:59 AM
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Default Crate Size

The base for my O-360-A1A is 42" X 42"
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Old 05-25-2022, 11:40 AM
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If you are getting your Lycoming from any other engine builder, will usually be std pallet size.
Aerosport Power is 48"x40"x32". Don't know what that is in Kiwi lingo
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Old 05-25-2022, 12:15 PM
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Crikey thatís bigger than I thought! Ok that really helps thanks chaps. Going to have to make a large opening for that.

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Old 05-25-2022, 12:19 PM
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If you are getting your Lycoming from any other engine builder, will usually be std pallet size.
Aerosport Power is 48"x40"x32". Don't know what that is in Kiwi lingo
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I’m Learning to use inches and speak in imperial much as possible but this would definitely be 1.2 x 1 x .8 metres (approx) in kiwi lingo! Cheers
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Old 05-25-2022, 12:21 PM
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The base for my O-360-A1A is 42" X 42"
Was that from lycoming? Cheers
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Old 05-25-2022, 12:34 PM
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Was that from lycoming? Cheers
Yes, from Lycoming
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Old 05-25-2022, 12:52 PM
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My M1B Direct from Lycoming, was shipped on a crate that would not even come close to fitting through a 36 inch wide door. I had to cut a wider opening into the back climate controlled room of my barn. I still have the crate but Iím not at home, so I canít give you a measurement. I will say that my opening is now 48 inches wide and it will get through. I hope that helps.
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Old 05-25-2022, 01:11 PM
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That engine shown in Wirejock's photo fit in the back of my '03 Toyota Tundra that has a shell on it. There was plenty of room. I expect that your shed, assuming it will fit through the door, is more than ample.

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